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THAI MASSAGE: Thai Massage has many different cultural influences and has its roots in India but was adopted and popularized in Thailand. It is performed fully clothed (loose comfortable clothing such as cotton sweats are recommended) on a floor mat. The treatment combines rhythmic rocking motions and progressively deeper stretches, and both the client and therapist move into a state of meditative relaxation. Benefits include enhanced flexibility, a balanced and increased energy, better posture, and a lasting feeling of well-being. The complete body treatment takes between 90 and 120 minutes.

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SWEDISH MASSAGE: The most widely practiced form of massage is Swedish, or Western Style massage. It incorporates long, soothing strokes, kneading, pressing and light pounding movements. This is an all purpose method to get blood moving and to loosen contracted muscles, it is designed to promote relaxation, ease movement in joints and enhances general well-being.

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REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE: Our feet support us in more ways than we know. They not only carry our entire body and give us balance, but together with our hands contain pressure points that correspond to all of the body’s organs and systems. Life force courses throughout our bodies as electrical current, traveling along zones and meridians that end at pressure points in the feet and hands. The reflex-zones show pain where there is strain, weakness, damage or disease in the body part that the zone corresponds with. The application of pressure to the reflex-zones, in either the hand or the foot, provokes a healing response for the body. The Tennent Technique of Reflexology addresses the whole person — the skeletal structure, hormonal system, muscular system, lymphatic system and reproductive system, to name a few. SHIATSU MASSAGE: Shiatsu, or acupressure, is a system based on traditional Asian healing concepts that center on the idea of an energy system existing in the body. Shiatsu has the holistic goal of harmonizing body, mind and spirit. PREGNANCY MASSAGE: Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. N

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