The effect of banya becomes even more significant when combined with a massage. Heat and steam intensify physiological effects of massage, and have much more power to heal than if used separately.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities.
Medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure and heart rate. Theories behind what massage might do include blocking nociception (gate control theory), activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
We offer the following modalities in 30, 60, 90 and 120-minute increments:
|Swedish Massage||The most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.|
|Shiatsu Massage||This ancient form of Japanese massage balances the body/mind with gentle stretches and finger pressure massage along energy pathways. Shiatsu has a deeply relaxing yet energizing effect, producing increased vitality and a sense of well being.|
|Deep Tissue||After warming the tissue with Swedish, deep pressure is used to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia where aches and pains are held. Deep Tissue Massage can help with chronic pain, pinched nerves, injury rehabilitation, osteoarthritis, postural problems and limited range of motion.|
|Sports Massage||Sports Massage is the perfect modality for someone who is active, athletic, or wants a more revitalizing massage experience. This brisker-paced style of massage increases circulation, reduces fatigue, addresses any muscle soreness due to extended or over-use, and helps prevent injuries. Incorporating range techniques for the joints and stretching, Sports Massage can benefit anyone.|
|Geriatric Massage||A relaxing massage for seniors.|
|Thai||This modality works with the body’s energy, applying gentle palm and thumb pressure along energy lines, and incorporating extensive, yoga-like stretching. An ancient healing tradition, Thai massage balances the deeper circulation of energy in the body, improves vitality and enhances flexibility.|
|Couples Massage||Shared Room, No charge. Enjoy any massage in a shared room to make your experience extra special! Not available for Thai, Shiatsu, or Sports Massage.|
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|1/2 HR Swedish Massage||1 HR Swedish Massage||1-1/2 HR Swedish Massage||2 HR Swedish Massage||2-1/2 HRS Swedish Massage|
|1/2 HR Deep Tissue/Sports/Thai Massage||1 HR Deep Tissue/Sports/Thai Massage||1-1/2 HR Deep Tissue/Sports/Thai Massage||2 HR Deep Tissue/Sports/Thai Massage||2-1/2 HRS Deep Tissue/Sports/Thai Massage|
Aroma Therapy Upgrade
Deepen the benefits of your massage with a customized aromatherapy blend. Your massage therapist will assist you in choosing from our aromatherapy bar the perfect combination of essential oils to enhance your massage and address your individual concerns. Additional $5 charge.