Optional warm, steamy towels are included in every massage, at no extra charge. They are generally placed over the back at the conclusion of the back therapy while beginning the leg therapy. It is then placed around the neck and face after turning onto the back to warm the neck and upper shoulders before treatment and provide a facial steam before finishing the massage session. It can also be used for areas that need special attention.
Massage cupping, (also known as Moving cupping). This is different from the traditional styles of cupping, which may use fire, skin pricking, and static placement. Massage cupping can be used within any session to assist with myofascial adhesions. Massage cupping uses a negative pressure created by suction to lift the superficial layer of skin and tissue and works on connective tissue and muscle knots. This brings blood flow to stagnant areas caused by muscle tension; blood flow brings added oxygen to aid in healing. It draws out congestion and reduces inflammation.
Massage cupping may be moved in various ways; long, slow strokes to relax, small, circular strokes to stimulate, or by using the edge of the cup for cross fiber massage. Adding essential oils, herbal salves, topical magnesium oil, or other healing balms after a cupping treatment enhances the absorption. Clients may feel tingling or heat, or experience redness for a short time afterwards. This is entirely normal, depth of redness and length of time manifested depends on each individual’s skin type.
Also included by request and at no extra charge are essential oils to help with muscle relaxation, inflammation, calming the mind, or revitalize your mind. Several to choose from, including lavender, peppermint, frankincense, sweet orange, lemon grass, lime, grapefruit, and rosemary. Ask which specific oils are available.