Massage has a long history of use throughout the world as a form of healing therapy. Today, we use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. Here at Ama Ti Salon and Spa, we offer a full range of massage options to suit your needs. If you’re new to this type of treatment, we understand the many options can be confusing. Here, we will highlight the differences to help you choose the best one for you.
Swedish. This is what most people think of when they hear the word “massage”. The main goal of this type of massage is to relax the body. We accomplish this by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood flow towards the heart. Beyond relaxation, though, this type of massage is also beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility.
Hot Stone. Hot stone massage is a specialty treatment using smooth, heated stones as an extension of your therapist’s hands or used in specific places on the body. The heat is deeply relaxing and can warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply. This massage will relieve muscle tension and pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote relaxation and sleep.
Prenatal. A customized massage for the expectant mother in her second or third trimester, prenatal massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. Please consult your doctor prior to booking this service.
Foot reflexology. Foot reflexology is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas in the feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these particular areas of the feet, reflexology can promote benefits such as relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalized function in the targeted corresponding area. This technique is also an excellent choice for stress relief and relaxation.
Are you ready to relax and unwind? All of the above-mentioned massage options are available at both Ama Ti Salon and Spa locations, as well as many others not listed here! Make an appointment today at Ama Ti Salon and Spa. Our massage therapists will help you choose the best service for your needs and you’ll walk out feeling rejuvenated. Book an appointment for either location online, or download our free mobile app from iTunes, or Google Play.