Benefits of Massage
Studies of the benefits of Massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage therapy has been found to decrease cortisol levels, increase serotonin and dopamine levels, improve insulin levels, decrease perceived pain, anxiety, and depression as well as increased relaxation. Massage therapy also improves sleep.
Essential Oil Massage: (1hr-$60) Essential Oils can be added as an accompaniment to any therapeutic massage, providing a guest with a highly enjoyable and beneficial enhancement to any massage session from New Life Spa Wellness Center. Whether inhaled or applied on the skin, essential oils are gaining new attention as an alternative treatment for infections, stress, and other health problems. Diffusing Essential Oils into the air accesses and cultivates the unique qualities of different essential oils in order to help relax the mind, body, and soul.
Essential Oils when used in combination with massage will help to improve a healthy circulatory system; facilitate detoxification and lymphatic drainage and more. The benefits of essential oils are documented as is massage, so one can take advantage of both.
Hot Stone Massage: (1hr-$60) Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each hot stone massage therapy session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. We also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits. The use of hot stones during or after massage also helps open skin pores so that they can absorb essential oils more rapidly.
The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Chair Massage: (20min-$20) This massage benefits not only those who are limited on time but also those who are uncomfortable disrobing. Pain Relief and Muscle relaxation of the back, neck, shoulders and arms is accomplished with chair massage.
Shiatsu Massage Mat: (15min-$15) This amazing shiatsu massage bed combines shiatsu rollers with vibration massage and a jade stone heating mat. The healing properties of the natural mineral stone, Jade, and the power of far infrared rays, releases the goodness of thermal acupressure all along the vertebral column to bring about good health.
Massage your head, back, lumbar, legs and calves all at the same time! Our Shiatsu Massage Mattress is an incredibly customizable advanced full body massager.
Four massage nodes travel up and down your back providing a deep-tissue style massage while heated jade therapy works to relieve tension. The 10 powerful vibration massage motors are designed and located according to the shape of your spine. Choose from 4 massage intensities and 6 massage programs to create a perfectly customized massage. Special massage features include shiatsu massage, vibration massage, and jade heating therapy options that can work simultaneously or individually.
The jade heating therapy helps stimulate circulation and speed up muscle tension relief as it penetrates deep into targeted areas to alleviate lumbar soreness and rejuvenate weary muscles. Lay back, relax, and let this massage pad do its job!
Lymph Drainage Massage: (1-1.5hr-$75) Most people are familiar with the body's vessel system that carries blood to and from the tissues, but few understand there is another equally vital system of vessels that removes cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. The lymph system picks up fluids and waste products from the spaces between the cells and then filters and cleans them.
Like the roots of a tree, the lymph system starts as tiny vessels--only a single-cell wide--that eventually branch into larger and larger tubes that carry these fluids back to the blood stream. This network of delicate vessels and lymph nodes is the primary structure of the immune system. The lymph nodes act as check points along the pathways of the vessels. They filter the fluid (called lymph) and serve as the home for lymphocytes--little Pac Man-like cells that attack and destroy foreign bacteria and viruses and even abnormal cells, like cancer cells.
When the lymph system works well, we feel healthy and have a strong defense against illness. When it's sluggish or blocked--say after surgery or an injury--we can have swelling, feel tired, and be more susceptible to colds and infections.
A Lymphatic Massage may help the lymph system do its job better. By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system, your massage therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling.
Though lymph vessels are found throughout the body, most of them--about 70 percent--are located just below the skin. These fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces when gentle pressure is applied to them from increased fluid build-up, muscle contractions, or the pressure of a therapist's hands. By using very light pressures in a rhythmic, circular motion, a massage therapist can stimulate the lymph system to work more efficiently and help it move the lymph fluids back to the heart. Furthermore, by freeing vessel pathways, lymphatic massage can help retrain the lymph system to work better for more long-term health benefits.
So, if you're feeling a bit sluggish and lack energy, experiencing mild to moderate swelling, recovering from a sports injury, or interested in optimizing your lymph system for stronger immunity, ask your massage therapist about lymphatic massage. It can have a powerful impact on your body's ability to heal.
Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Massage benefits: (1hr-$75) Everybody has trigger points, but whether they’re activated or not can depend on if an area has undergone trauma, stress, overuse or injury. When activated, trigger points can cause widespread pain, tension, irritation and even lack of motion. Applying a moderate to deep pressure to these areas can create a dull, aching feeling to different areas of the body, which is most commonly known as referral pain. This referral pain actually lets therapists know that they are on a trigger point so they can directly address the area and concern.
Trigger points can make themselves apparent in visible knots or in tight bands of muscle fibers. Due to the tenderness of these sites, people often fell that the long lasting benefits of Trigger Point Therapy are worth the temporary pain they feel as a result of treatment. Considering that an untreated trigger point is likely to cause increased, spreading pain and future problems with balance and correct posture, the long-term benefit of the therapy outweighs the short-term pain associated with Trigger Point Therapy.
When you receive trigger point therapy, you may feel tenderness when the therapist applies pressure. But overall, it should be a therapeutic experience where you feel relief after the pressure is applied and the trigger point goes away.
Trigger point therapy helps eliminate pain, relieve tension and promote a better range of motion. It’s a great tool for all ages and for many issues to unlock an area, but it’s also great to increase circulation and help muscles regain full function. Ultimately, it’s a rehabilitative therapy that provides quick, lasting results.
Hot Jade Stone Massage: (1hr-$60) Hot Jade Stone massage helps stimulate circulation and speed up muscle tension relief as it penetrates deep into targeted areas to alleviate lumbar soreness and rejuvenate weary muscles. Jade helps in promoting the wellness of the musculoskeletal system, enhances metabolic reactions and strengthens the nervous & the immune system. Traditional Chinese beliefs attest this stone to have the properties of nervous system relaxation and detoxification. They called it balancing the ‘Qi’ or flow of life energy inside a living body. This was one reason why these ancient people considered Jade to be a prized possession, keeping it at a value higher than even gold and using it in alternative medical practices.
A note on the scientific reasoning behind such wonderful powers:
Of course, there is a scientific explanation to such wonderful powers. Upon subjecting to alternating thermal energy, Jade helps in bringing about deep tissue relaxation and in fighting inflammations and infections. No doubt it is considered to invite good health and longevity to the one who uses it. Also, this wonder stone is made up of Iron, Calcium and Magnesium, which gives it the capability to hold heat and cold with equal fidelity. Thus, using the stone as a means of alternative therapy is equal to using methods like thermotherapy and hydrotherapy to improve blood circulation, strengthen the immune system and enhance detoxification.