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Holistic Health:

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Olbas • Essential Oils

Physiologics • Emu Oil

Dance:

We now offer classes in Ballroom Dance and Zumba

 

Conveniently Located
4168 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135

By Appointment Only
Tue. & Wed. - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thu. & Fri. - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday - 9 am. to 2 pm

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Types of Massage

SWEDISH / RELAXATION MASSAGE

One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish Massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Thera­pists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish Mas­sage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-­layer of musculature and fascia and require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. Deep Tissue Massage helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilita­tion and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

HOT STONE THERAPY

Smooth river stones of all shapes and sizes, up to 140˚ F, are used during Stone Massage therapy to elicit physical healing, and mental relaxation. Warm stones further enhance circulation and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work.

LOMILOMI

This system of massage utilizes very large, broad movements. Two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes, which cover a broad area, is characteristic of Lomilomi. Similar to Swedish massage in many aspects, Lomilomi – Hawaiian for rub rub – is described by teacher Aunty Margaret Machado as “the loving touch – a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.” Oils are used in the application of cross-fiber friction techniques.

PRENATAL/PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant.

GERIATRIC MASSAGE

Geriatric massage, with its focus on the elderly, addresses the psychological and physiological aspects of aging and its associated diseases. Bodywork, often limited to a shorter time span, is often performed in residential care facilities.

MEDICAL MASSAGE

Performing medical massage requires a firm background in pathology and utilizes specific treatments appropriate to working with disease, pain, and recovery from injury. The therapist may work from a physician’s prescription or as an adjunct healer within a hospital or physical therapy setting.

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