At Spa Aqua Rehab, our clients receive massage therapy independently, or as a part of a treatment program.
Massage is used for treating a variety of conditions:
Sprains and strains
Trauma (e.g., motor vehicle)
Sports / athletic injuries
Post-operative care and rehabilitation
Muscular tension of the jaw, face
Lower back pain
Muscular tension headaches
Chronic pain syndrome
Massage therapy techniques facilitate the following:
Release of Tension.
Massage therapy helps to relieve the chronic muscular tension that comes from stress, trauma, and injury.
Circulation of Blood.
Improved blood circulation increases the supply of nutrients to the body and speeds up the healing process.
Reduction of Stress.
Massage therapy is an effective non-drug method for reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
Release of Toxins.
Chronic tension or trauma to the soft tissues of the body can result in the buildup of toxic by-products of normal metabolism. Massage therapy plays an important role in the process of eliminating these toxins.
Movement of Lymphatic Fluid.
The circulation of lymphatic fluid plays a key role in ridding the body of wastes, toxins, and pathogens.
Types of Massages Offered:
Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia.
These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology.
The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature.
It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.
Generally integrated with other massage techniques.
The genuine reflexology is the application of pressure onto particular areas of the soles of the feet.
A reflex action in another part of the body is stimulated by the manipulation of each specific area.
Unlike other massages that use thumbs, palms, hands, elbow, knee and foot, foot reflexology massage uses hands, fingers, wooden stick with cream oil.
The Benefits of Foot Reflexology Massage
1. It can relieve pain and stiffness caused by too much exercising or using muscle for too long.
2. It can help prevent and relieve many symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraine.
3. Circulation of blood will be boosted.
4. The body’s function will be naturally turned into its homeostasisHot Stone.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well.
It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage.
The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.
People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
Back pain and aches
Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
Stress, anxiety and tension
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation.
Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed.
Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin.
The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injuryTherapeutic
Developed through the collaboration of a nursing professor and a spiritual healer, Therapeutic Touch is based on ancient energy healing methods.
Practitioners, primarily nurses, are trained to feel or sense energy imbalances in the client and to use laying on of hands to disperse blocks and channel healing forces to the client’s body.
The therapist uses a light touch or holds the hand above the body, with the client generally seated. Meditation is used by the therapist to center herself and strengthen her connection to the client’s energy system.
Therapeutic Touch has been applied in an assortment of medical situations, including the care of premature infants and emergency room patients. It is known to induce a state of relaxation within minutes.
Therapeutic Touch is considered safe because of its gentle, noninvasive approach. Developers of this technique affirm that everyone has the potential to heal with Therapeutic Touch and may be taught the methodology in one day.
Prenatal / Pregnancy
Performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies.
Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.
Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology,
and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions,
and contraindications is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete:
pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment.
Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed.
Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles.
During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event.
Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body.
Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.