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Acupressure Massage - Several different kinds of acupressure are currently practiced, although the same ancient trigger points are used in all of them
Acupuncture Therapy - An ancient Chinese healing technique that has grown to wide acceptance in the West.
Alexander Massage Method - Movement patterns to improve posture and reduce physical stress on the body.
Aromatherapy - is the enhancement of body, mind, and spirit with aromatic, botanical essential oils.
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy - uses only natural means of treatment and prevention of disease through herbs, oils, massage, heat, water, yoga, meditation, and others.
colonic-massage - or colonic hydrotherapy (irrigation), is the process which uses water for inner cleansing.
Connective Tissue Massage - involves deep intensive massage aimed releasing myofascial (the fiberous connective tissue surrounding muscles and organs) restrictions in the body
Cranio Sacral Therapy - a non-invasive manual therapy enhances the function of the craniosacral system.
Deep Tissue Massage - a muscle-specific modality that involves slow strokes, and direct pressure or friction movements.
Effleurage Massage - a primary stroke in massage therapy.
Face Massage - a soothing therapeutic massage that can help prevent wrinkles from appearing.
Feldenkrais Movement Therapy - deals with the nervous system.
Hot Stone Massage - uses water-heated stones placed on key areas on the body to promote relaxation.
Jin Shin Jyutsu - an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body.
Lipomassage - permanently eliminate cellulite, love handles, post menopausal thickness around the waist.
Lomi-Lomi Massage - uses gentle strokes with the forearm.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage - uses gentle strokes to encourage the lymph nodes to eliminate metabolic waste products, excess fluid, and bacteria.
Massage Therapy Points - use acupressure trigger points to release tension, increase the circulation of blood, and heighten the body's life force energy to aid healing.
Neuromuscular Massage - also called trigger point myotherapy.
Petrissage Massage - a kneading massage stroke, deeper than effleurage.
Polarity Therapy - to balance the energies in the body
Posture Perfect Massage - gently stretching muscle and connective tissue, tension and trauma are removed from your body.
Pregnancy Massage - relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the center of gravity.
Pressure Point Therapy - ancient acupressure trigger points to release tension and increase the circulation of blood.
Reflexology - points on the hands and feet stimulate the nerve endings, which send healing messages to all parts of the body via neurological pathways.
Reiki - a hands on, non-invasive healing technique.
Rolfing - an original and scientifically validated system of body restructuring & movement education
Rosen Massage - works the "body's story" as well as integrates movement training.
Shiatsu - finger pressure is applied to acupuncture meridian points to stimulate and balance the energy flowing through the body.
Sports Massage - a type of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation, reduces muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
Swedish Massage - traditional massage that uses rhythemic and flowing strokes to stimulate the system to relieve muscle tension and sore joints, and relax the mind and body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine - TCM alleviates conditions through acupuncture, massage, herbs and nutrition.
Trager Massage - gentle, non-invasive bodywork through the teaching of simple, mindful movement explorations.
Thai Massage - a type of massage that involves stretching and deep massage.
Tui-na Massage - or Vibration Therapy stimulates the flow of qi energy and blood to promote healing.