The most common type of relaxation or stress reduction massage. Helps to reduce stress, circulate blood and lymph flow, and remove toxins from muscle tissue.
Used to help repair damaged parts of muscle connections due to physical or emotional stress. It does so by manipulating the trigger point to increase blood circulation and release it of toxins. Addresses the musculature and elastic components of body tissue, helping to realign and free the fascia. In doing so also helps to release memories of past trauma stored in the tissue.
Hot Stone Therapy
Just like deep tissue massage, the therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage have been around for centuries. Native American cultures used hot stones to detoxify and to find harmony and balance. Some European cultures used hot stones or bricks wrapped in cloth to give relief to an injured person. The Chinese used hot stone therapy as early as 1500 BC to relieve muscle aches and tension. At Belisama, we use hot stone therapy in much the same way and for many of the same benefits.
Basalt Stones; polished, hardened lava rocks, are heated. The heated stones are placed at specific points on the clients body to promote relaxation and to help open up the meridians (energy pathways). The heat works in concert with the therapist’s pressure to pretrate the muscles and easily perform deep tissue manipulations. This process melts away tension, creating a calming atmosphere. Insomnia and depression can be helped with a hot stone massage. The penetrating heat of the hot stones helps to relieve pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, and back pain. This therapy helps with the circulatory system to stimulate the flow of oxygen and nutrients helping the body to detoxify and heal. In summary, it gives you a feeling of overall good health.
Sports massage can help maintain the body in generally better condition, prevent injuries and loss of mobility, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and extend the overall life of your sporting career. Deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through. This helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and encourage the muscles to take up oxygen and nutrients which help them recover quicker. Massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of muscle fibres are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, so releasing any tension or pressure build up.
Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain. Hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic. This is one reason why hard training may not result in improvements. Massage helps reverse this by stretching the tissue. Massage does increase blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. What massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them this enables nutrients to pass through more easily
We specialize in massage for two people where friends, family and loved ones are welcome to enjoy a massage together in the same room. Two therapists practice side-by-side creating a peaceful professional atmosphere in an elegant, yet comfortable, environment. Each therpaist can customize the massage to meet your unique health goals.
A traditional Chinese medicine that involves placing cups on the skin creating a vacuum. This therapy is used to relieve stagnation and toxins while increasing oxygen, blood flow and energy throughout the body. Cupping is used to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat the back, neck, shoulder and other musculo-skeletal pain. Cupping is found to be very beneficial for those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome…
An art and science that is based on the principle that there are reflex points and areas in the ears, hands, and especially, the feet that correspond to every gland, organ, and part of the body. By skillful stimulation of these areas and points with hand, finger and thumb techniques, the body systems are facilitated to greater balance.
Comforts and relieves a pregnant woman’s body (sciatica, edema, and back pain, to name but a few symptoms aided by massage). Special pregnancy tables allow the woman to lie face down.
Medical & Auto Accident Recovery
Working by prescription, the medical massage therapist works with pathologies, pain or recovery from injury. Have you been injured in a car accident? Call us about No-Fault coverage – we can help you heal, and file the paperwork for you.
Healing is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Energy work treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Shiatsu is an ancient Oriental healing therapy using the acupuncture meridian system. It treats the person by balancing the flow of Qi/Chi (life energy). It is performed on a mat, on the floor with the therapist applying pressure to the meridians. A lot of meridian stretching is done to restore flexibility and energy flow. Shiatsu treats the whole being, as well as specific ailments. Be sure to wear comfortable, stretchy clothes!