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Whether you're on a romantic getaway or simply treating yourselves to a spa session, a couples massage is a great way to relax and rejuvenate both you and your loved one. Despite the suggestive name, couples massages aren't just for couples -- friends and family members can also enjoy this invigorating experience together.
Couples massage can not be booked online. Please email me or text 352.225.1275 to set up a couples massage, it requires coordinating schedules and can't be booked online.
Couples massages are often provided at hotels, spas or massage practices. A larger room equipped with two massage beds provides the setting for the massage session. In establishments where couples massages are geared towards romantic partners, dim lighting and candles may accentuate the atmosphere. During a couples massage, one massage therapist is assigned to each individual so that massages can be provided simultaneously.
You and your partner may engage in a massage therapy session together in order to help each other feel more comfortable experiencing a massage; this is especially true if your partner is attending his first massage therapy session and will feel more at ease with you there. Couples massage can also be used as a way for you and a romantic partner, loved one or friend, to spend quality time together and become closer in your relationship.
For a couples session, massage therapy is usually intended for relaxation purposes rather than the healing of an injury. Swedish massage, the most common form of massage according to the American Massage Therapy Association, is often used in couples massage for its relaxing effects.
There are a number of physical effects associated with massage therapy from which you and your loved one can benefit during your session. Research supports the connection between massage therapy and short recovery periods for a variety of medical conditions. Among the conditions that may be eased due to massage therapy are musculo-skeletal disorders, fibromyalgia, insomnia, asthma, arthritis and depression. Massage therapy has also been shown to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system.
30 Minute Massage
For those who dont have a lot of time, I do offer a half hour massage. I will work on your problem areas, but please know results are usually better with a longer session.
1 hour Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Swedish Massage Techniques
Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.
The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
75 Minute Massage
If you need some extra time in a certain area and 1 hour is just not enough, this is a nice option.
90 Minute Massage
90 minute massage allows for a more focused session on each area. (Please note that this rate is Lisa's 90 minute rate )
Benefits of Massage
- Deep relaxation & stress reduction
- Relief of muscle tension & stiffness
- Improved flexibility & range of motion
- Better blood circulation
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved posture
- Healthier, better nourished skin
- Promotes deeper & easier breathing
- Reduces anxiety & mental stress
- Increased capacity for clearer thinking
- General feeling of well being
Ear Candling - Benefits and Uses
More and more Americans are choosing to include Complementary or Alternative Medicine methods along with or in place of the health care they receive from their primary care physician. One of these methods is Ear Candling. Although Ear Candling in the past was used for healing and spiritual purification, it is now being chosen to address mild illnesses that involve the respiratory system, the sinuses, and the ears.
More often than not, most individuals seldom tell their physician of their use of Ear Candling. Most physicians may not be aware of the process or they adhere to the philosophy that this method has no effect at all on the patient’s health, as it is considered to be an Old Home Remedy. In addition the FDA, The Food and Drug Administration, has deemed Ear Candling to be of no value and must not be presented or marketed as a Medical Procedure which improves health. The FDA also considers Ear Candling to be hazardous to your health. You may also hear that even though the method may not work as purported, the warmth from the lighted candle is very soothing to the ear canal and may result in a very relaxed state during and following the treatment.
What is Ear Candling?
Ear Candling, a safe, simple, non-invasive natural relaxing cleansing method, uses long hollow Ear candles to extract earwax and other debris from the ear canal. The proponents of this method say that Ear Candling improves mental clarity and balances fluids that may cause headaches.
Benefits of Ear Candling
Individuals who provide Ear Candling will often tell you of the many benefits from this simple method.
These potential benefits may include:
- Improved sense of smell
- Relief of “swimmer’s ear
- Reduced ear pain
- Improved sense of taste
- Balanced emotional state
- Reduced ringing in ears
- Relief of dizziness
- Reduced pain of a tear in the eardrum
- Improved color perception
- Equalized pressure in the ear
- Reduced stress and tension
- Clearer thinking
- Improved lymphatic fluid flow
Ear Candling Practitioners also feel the reason the method creates these benefits is that all of the openings in the head are inter-connected, in a maze–like configuration, which allows the vacuum created by the candle to drain the entire system by osmosis through the membrane of the ear. It is believed that the gentle osmotic pressure caused by Ear Candling is enough to effect a correction within the structures which lay in close proximity of the ear drum, thus the reason clients feel so great following a treatment.
If you look at the potential benefits listed above, you will quickly arrive at the various conditons that can benefit from Ear Candling method.
These conditions have been identified by practitioners as well as by clients, and include:
- Irritation of an ear infection
- Ringing in the ears
- Jaw Pain
- ‘Swimmer’s’ Ear
- Wearing Hearing aide
- Frequent build-up of fluid in the middle ear
- Chronic sinus infections
- Stress related symptoms
- Frequent headaches
- Accumulation of ear wax (cerumen)
- Slight dizziness, when walking or rising from a sitting or prone position.
- Intense ear itching often caused by Yeast/mold allergies or hearing aids
Contra-indications for Ear Candling
Just remember, you should not choose to have an Ear Candling treatment if you have had recent surgery to the ear, if the eardrum has ruptured from increased pressure within the middle ear, cysts in the ears, mastoiditis (an infection of the mastoid process, the bone behind the ears) ‘tubes’ (Tympanotomy) in the ears, artificial eardrum or cochlear implants.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and tension. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
Head, Neck, Shoulder Massage
This massage is ideal for those who suffer from headaches, tension, or who sleep wrong. This half hour massage only focuses on the head, neck and shoulders - very common places to hold tension.
Muscle tension, aches and pains can often hold us back from doing the things we want or need to do. A head, neck and shoulder massage is very relaxing and targets the places you hold the most build up of stress – I will find your desired level of pressure, whether you need a strong massage to relieve built up tenstion, or a gentle and tranquil experience if you just need a break from busy life.
What can it treat?
A head, neck and shoulder massage is a wonderful way to ease shoulder and neck tension or a "kink" in the neck from strain or sleeping wrong, all while gaining a peaceful retreat from the outside world.
Head, Neck and Should massage may help:
- Reduce stress
- Release anxiety
- Headaches and migraine
- Muscle Tension
- Increase circulation
- Boost the immune system
A feeling of immense relaxation is the most likely benefit along with feelings of having had a “mini break”. If you suffer from tension or anxiety you will most likely find some relief from these.
This massage can also help with a number of health conditions, including:
- Relieve sinusitis
- Jaw problems
- Inner ear conditions
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Eye strain
- Depression or Anxiety
How is it performed?
You will be asked to sit in a specialized massage chair or lay on a massage table. ( Depending on your specific areas that need work) Soft music plays with a beautiful ambience to help you relax.
Tandem 4 hand massage
Therapeutic Tandem Massage consists of two therapists working in unison on one client. With the therapists working together, the client receives twice as much work as a one-on-one session. 4 hand massage is available Monday thru Friday from 4:15 until 6:15 and Saturdays from 9 -3. Other times may be available but require additional scheduling, please call, text or email!
There are two components of Therapeutic Tandem Massage that make up a session. The first – called ‘mirror massage’- originated in India 1000’s of years ago and requires both therapists are working in unison with one another, stoke by stroke.
The second – ‘asynchronous’ massage – is where the two therapists work in a complementary way but are not exact mirror opposites. For example, one therapist may be at the head of the table relaxing the neck while the other therapist works on reflex points on the feet.
A Tandem Massage routine is a seamless dance of both mirror and asynchronous work that incorporates a variety of massage modalities such as deep tissue, stretching and reflexology with long-flowing Swedish massage strokes.
Benefits of Tandem Massage:
- The client receives twice as much work and healing benefits in the time allotted.
- Because of the extra sensory input, many clients find it easier to let go when receiving Tandem Massage.
- The Mirror Massage techniques balance both sides of the brain deeply relaxing the nervous system and creating harmony within the client’s body.