If it's your first massage or you don't get massage often, Swedish is the best place to start. Swedish massage is now known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.
Deep Tissue Massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massages many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or "knots" (also known as "adhesions.")
Therapeutic massage is massage which is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It differs from relaxation massage, performed to help someone relax. While this type of massage is often relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation.
Pregnancy massage is specifically tailored to the needs of a pregnant woman. It reduces the tensions and aches that arise from the additional weight during pregnancy while also reducing any swelling and fatigue.
*2nd and 3rd trimester only
Aromatherapy - $5