Massages & Treatments
Swedish massage is perhaps the best - know massage treatment in the world. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
The Swedish massage is incredibly relaxing. It is intended to relax and calm the muscles by eliminating tension and stiffness. Using a kneading and stretching technique, it has a gentle to medium level of pressure and this level is always determined by the person receiving the massage.
In addition to pure relaxation, Swedish massage also improves circulation, has the ability to relieve from muscular pain, and is also known to have powerful, positive effects on those who battle depression and anxiety.
Sweedish massage - 60' full body
Californian massage - 60' full body
Californian massage was developed in the 70's during the New Age period at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. This unique style of massage continued to gain serious attention throughout the 80's thanks to people such as Ms. Margareth Elke whom was instrumental in making Californian massage an organized system.
Californian massage is based upon Swedish massage and the two styles share several movements. However, the thought process, application and philosophy is unique. The long, fluid movements in this form of massage completely sculpts and envelopes the body. The comforting and reassuring touch of a Californian massage allows the recipient to let go of all their pent up tension and promotes a feeling of physical, mental and spiritual integration.
The body is a canvas! In Californian massage the recipient is often nude but can also keep their undergarments on should they prefer. Unlike a Swedish massage where the body is divided into segments and the massage therapist doesn't usually return to a segment of the body that has already been massaged, in Californian massage the long movements can glide from one extremity of the body to the other. The draping is also different so as to facilitate the gliding from one side of the body to the other