OPTION 1: 60 MINUTE SWEDISH MASSAGE
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is often credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English, Québécois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage."
OPTION 2: HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. You usually start face down, with the therapist working on your back. First, the therapist warms up the body with traditional Swedish massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist uses many stones of various shapes and sizes -- big ones on the big muscles, smaller ones on smaller muscles.
The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. Be sure to speak up if the stones are too warm or the pressure too intense. And you can always ask them to stop using the stones if you don't like how it feels.
OPTION 3: CHAIR MASSAGE
Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short -- 20 minutes -- and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require any massage oil.
For chair massage, you are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck completely relax while the therapist relieves muscle tension using Swedish massage moves like kneading and compression and tapotement, which don't require oil.
WHO NEEDS MASSAGE?
Those that work in an office: stuck behind computers, hunched over keyboards, repetitive movements, phone squeezed between the ear and the shoulder.
Those in service jobs: waiting tables, cutting hair, painting ceilings, working under cars, using machinery, driving.
The active: athletes, runners. those that exercise.
The inactive: those suffering from chronic conditions, people confined to wheelchairs, the couch potato.
You get the idea. No matter what our job or lifestyle, there are always physical negatives associated with it. Working in awkward positions, performing repetitive movements, operating equipment can all be linked to physical disorders.
- MUST HAVE PRINTED VOUCHER
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- No cash back, no cash value, nontransferable
- All cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance, failure to do so will result in voucher forfeit
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- Voucher expiration is 03/19/2013
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