TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. Treatment effects are enhanced when the patient is fully relaxed and breathing deeply. This traditional healing practice, called nuad or nuad boran in the Thai language, stands in sharp contrast to western massage therapies. Traditional Thai massage rarely uses oils or lotions, and the receiver wears light clothing during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the receiver. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, nerves are calmed, energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
Swedish massage is perfect for relaxation – that’s why it’s one of the most popular massage techniques. During your Swedish massage, your massage therapist will use a combination of gliding and kneading strokes to release overall muscular stress and physical tension.
The Swedish modality has one main focus: relaxation. However, through soft, long strokes and touches of effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement, Swedish is also therapeutically beneficial by relieving muscle tension, increasing blood flow to critical areas and breaking down scar tissue.
This modality was first developed by a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, though it possesses more than just Swedish influence. With techniques borrowed from several countries, including China, Egypt, Greece and more, Swedish massage is worldly in nature and combines many practices to create a massage experience that has become popular for good reason. Swedish massage is very therapeutic and very relaxing.
Each massage session at MANTRA MASSAGE & BEAUTY is meant to achieve the same objectives, be therapeutic and relaxing. When a client requests a Swedish massage at an Elements Massage studio, they also have the benefit of requesting aspects of other modalities as well, such as deep tissue massage or hot stone massage. Rather than keep each massage session limited to one particular modality, Elements Massage studios customize each massage to the client’s needs and blend modalities to ensure a truly personalized session.
Many clients see the benefit of different modalities and choose to incorporate massage therapy into their health and wellness plans by enrolling in the MANTRA MASSAGE & BEAUTY. Members of the MANTRA MASSAGE & BEAUTY receive discounted massage therapy on a regular basis from the nation’s highest-rated massage provider. Our studios offer the highest-rated massage because we make the massage about you, the client.
Providing the client what they deserve from a massage session is what Elements Massage believes so deeply in that we have implemented a guarantee on every massage: THE MANTRA PROMISE. The Elements Promise states that if your massage session does not meet or exceed expectations, the next one is on us.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is great for easing persistent muscle discomfort. Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscles, tendons, and fascia (the tissue covering muscles), releasing painful knots and reducing overall aches and pains.
Traditionally designed to apply pressure to layers of muscle, tendons and other tissues deep under the skin, deep tissue massage can be very effective in relieving problem areas and is highly therapeutic. Deep tissue massage is generally a modality to consider for athletes as well as the eight-to-five desk job. Muscles easily become tense and deep tissue massage can relieve some chronic patterns of pain and tension, specifically in the back, shoulder and neck areas.
Deep tissue is one of the most common massage modalities and MANTRA Massage & Beauty studios have massage therapists who excel in offering this form of massage. What makes MANTRA Massage & Beauty unique is that each client is matched with the proper therapist based on their massage needs and expectations.
For individuals who have chronic pain and need the therapeutic relief of deep tissue massage on a regular basis, the MANTRA Massage & Beauty provides a cost-effective method for receiving regular massage to aid in their overall health and wellness.
Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils). During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system. Aromatherapy with essential oil-scented massage oils and lotions may help to ease stress and anxiety. If you’re considering trying aromatherapy massage, it’s a good idea to talk with your healthcare provider first to discuss whether it’s appropriate for you.
This new service has been meticulously crafted to deliver a truly differentiated massage experience that features application of essential oils to powerful pulse points, traditional inhalation therapy, and more.
Hot stone massage
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body.
During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees.
There is only one thing that can make this moment more relaxing: hot stone massage. An ancient Chinese technique, hot stone massage is the perfect modality to soothe, relax and de-stress on the massage table.