Natural Flow Massage
Swedish massage is a therapy used to promote muscle relaxation and the release of tension through tissue manipulation. It is the most flexible type of therapy and the most widely used. If you are looking to relieve stress and relax this is the therapy for you!
Deep Tissue is a therapy used to release tightness in specific areas of the muscular system. This modality incorporates manipulation of the deep tissue layers through techniques such as muscle stripping, trigger point release, connective tissue manipulation, as well as stretching, and mobility. If you're having pain in a specific area this modality can help to locate the possible muscular cause of the pain and help relieve the trigger points.
Reflexology is the belief that areas of the hands and feet correspond to over all function and health of the body. During the session I use a tea tree and pepermint lotion that is designed to reach through the thickest skin of your hands and feet to the deeper muscles. As these deeper muscles begin to loosen you will notice your whole body start to relax. No matter your profession, taking care of your hands and feet with a simple Reflexology session can brighten your day!
Gua sha is part of naturopathy treatment that stimulates the meridians and pressure points of the Human body. This practice helps to detox the body to remove waste particles and increase blood circulation. It was first practiced as a Chinese remedy thousands of years ago. The name Gua Sha literally means “Scrape (Gua) Red Spots (Sha). The therapist uses a plate made of buffalo horns that creates red spots on the skin which is believed to be blood waste being brought to the surface for release from the body. The use of a buffalo horn plate is an important part of the treatment as it is known to lower fevers and promote detoxification. Gua Sha has been known to help with joint stiffness, back pain, cold sensitivities, allergies, and the reduction of cellulite. Please note that the red spots may remain on the skin for up to 10 days after treatment. Gua Sha is not recommended for those who have heart disease, blood disease, high fever, tumors, skin disease, infections, psychosis, broken bones, pregnancy, menstruation, drunkenness, or those who have just finished a meal. Please contact Hiromi-san if you have any question about this service.
Cupping is another traditional Chinese therapy that was developed thousands of years ago. This modality uses plastic cups placed on the skin to create a vacuum by suctioning out the air between your skin and the cup. The vacuum pulls skin, tissue and muscle upward to detox the body. Cupping has been known to relieve joint stiffness, back pain, fatigue, allergies, and can also be used as an anti-aging element. Please note that the cupping marks may be visible on your skin for up to 10 days. If you have any additional questions about cupping please feel free to contact Hiromi-san.