Treatments :

NEW  LAVA SHELL Massage !!!!                                                                                                                  

Deep Tissue Massage            30 half hour     50 hour                        

Swedish Massage                   30 half hour     60 hour                      

Lomi Lomi Massage                40 half hour     80 hour                     

Reiki                                          30 half hour     60 hour


Waxing                                       35 per area

Face mask (clay)                       20

Body Scrub                                35 (40 mins)

Manicure                                    25

Pedicure                                     35


Lava Shell Massage 

Lava Shell massage is a type of heat treatment that uses Tiger-striped clam shells as a massage tool. The clams have been harvested for food in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The shells used to be thrown away, but are now being recycled and used for Lava Shell massage. The heat is produced by inserting a ‘lava gel sachet’ and ‘activator liquid’ into the shell.

What is a Lava Shell massage good for?

Lava Shells massage is greatly enjoyable for anyone with tense muscles, as the heat from the Lava Shells will gently relax and smooth away knots. The shells also give off calcium ions when heated, which transfers to your skin during the massage. Calcium can help to firm and regenerate the skin -- a nice bonus.


Lava Shell massage can:

          boost circulation of blood and lymph

          soothe aches and pains

          reduce swelling and water retention

          relax you.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

Will Deep Tissue Massage Hurt?


At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you ecperience is outside your comfort range.There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

Chronic pain

Limited mobility

Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

Postural problems

Ostearthritis pain

Fibromyalgia

Muscle tension or spasms


Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first time at the spa or you don't get massage very often, Swedish massage is the perfect massage for you.Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish Massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.

The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Some other benefits of this massage style include shortening recovery time from muscular strain, increased circulation without increased heart load, stretching of ligaments and tendons, skin stimulation and soothing of the nervous system. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management. 


If you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure, even momentary discomfort, to get relief from muscle pain, it's better to book a deep tissue massage, which is another form of Swedish massage.

A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist's personal style and what he or she wants to achieve.

Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridiens" or sen lines in Asian massage systems. Most people get a 50 or 60-minute Swedish or deep tissue massage, but 75 or 90-minutes gives the therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and achieve results.

In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.

Some therapists work in a different order, and all have their own style and techniques. If you only have 50 minutes, you can also ask them to spend more time on a certain area. If the pressure is too light or too firm, you should speak up and ask the therapist to adjust it. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension, but if you truly want deepter, more intensive work and firmer pressure, book a deep tissue massage.

Lomi Lomi Massage

The magic of Lomi Lomi penetrates more than the physical body. Although its literal meaning in Hawaii (from where it originates) is to push, pull and knead, its grace and flowing strokes combined with the intent of Aloha (unconditional universal love) thrown in with some Hawaiian magic allows true surrender, balance, healing and transformation to take place. It benefits not only the physical body, but the emotional, mental and heart space too.

Therapists are drawn to the sensual /loving and therapeutic aspects of this work as it enables a deeper sacred bond with the client allowing for mutual trust and then an authentic mind, body and spirit healing can occur. This sacred bond allows the massage therapist to feel what the client is feeling, making the difference between a relaxing treatment and a transformational one - with long lasting results. It puts you in touch on a deep kinesthetic level and lets you communicate with the body, restoring what needs to be restored and releasing what needs to be released. Acting as a conduit for Mana, the therapist can undertake this work for many hours if necessary, their focus, breath, presence and flow keeping them energised and effective. Working with the breath as a tool sets Lomi Lomi apart from other bodywork modalities as with the breath comes life force.


The Differences between Lomi Lomi and Normal Massage


'What is the difference between Lomi Lomi and normal massage? (We assume normal to includeremedial massageSwedish massage and sports massage.) Like other massages it is done with oil and is on a table.

However, the difference begins with the connection made between the practitioner and the client. The practitioner opens him/herself up to universal energy/love and tunes into the client's body, energy and emotional needs. This creates a safe environment which the client immediately picks up on and the client starts to let go. With Lomi Lomi, the practitioner works with their hands as the instrument of their heart, therefore massaging with an open heart.

The Process of the Lomi Lomi

Most of the client's body is exposed, yet a sarong is used to maintain modesty. This allows for uninterrupted long flowing strokes in a continuous dance-like motion over the entire body. 
The breath is used to maintain focus and energy flow. Gradually, the practitioner unpeels layers of stored tension and emotional memory through these flowing movements. This enables any blockages to be freed and for Mana (life force energy) to vibrate throughout the entire being. As a side effect of all this the heart surrenders, opens up and a feeling of connection to everyone and everything is often experienced.

The other secret behind this bodywork is that the whole body is massaged. It is a holistic treatment; meaning if you massage the neck the energy will move to the shoulders and so on. In other words the back, front, face, arms and feet all receive healing. This is always explained to the client before getting on the table.

This works in with the idea that the nervous, venous and respiratory systems are all being balanced through lymphatic drainage and toxin release, helping restore and unblock the body back into its natural state ...bringing about sheer bliss.


Reiki 

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It 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. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.



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