General Massage for relaxation and perfect for first timers. Reduces stress and tension. It effects on circulation and nervous system. It stretches the ligaments, muscles and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Main purpose of Swedish Massage is to move fluids, increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Promoting health and well being.
It is special form of massage and it is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. The technique often involves a blend of traditional Swedish Massage Shiatsu and stretches specifically designed to treat athletes. Each sport uses muscles groups in a different way. Sport massage is designed to address those specific concerns and way differ according to the sport the athlete plays. It helps heal strained muscles and allow healthy ones to reach peak performance and maintain it while minimizing the risk of injury.
Signature Massage ( City Revive Massage)
Our most popular massage is a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue. The Swedish assists in releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation and eases muscle tension. Deep Tissue is used for those suffering from chronically tense, stiff necks, lower back tightness and sore shoulders, created after a long day at work, sports activities or other stress factors.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. People also get hot stone massage for a variety of health conditions:
- Back pain and aches
- Poor circulation
- Osteoarthritis and arthritis pain
- Stress, anxiety and tension
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
It feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
Share the experience of a massage with your loved one or friend. Both of you will receive a massage at the same time in the same room with two of our professional massage therapists. This is a great way for a massage enthusiast to introduce the benefits to their partner. We can accommodate two clients (and two therapists) per room. This is a perfect gift for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, or just.......... Prices vary depending on the type of massages chosen.
The Benefits of Massage
- Alleviate pain and improve range of motion
- Enhance immune system
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or overused muscles
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
- Increase joint flexibility
- Improve circulation
- Relieve migraine pain
Effects of Massage Therapy are physiological and psychological.
Massage therapy performed on a healthy person increases muscle flexibility and relaxation, and decreases stress levels. The psychological effects are the increased well being that usually occurs with positive touch. The most profound changes from massage seem to occur in the body in areas that were experiencing pathology or trauma, such as tissue that was edematous, fibroses, ischemic or painful. Psychological benefits are also most evident in those experiencing stress and depression.
- Generally, massage is recognized as effective in reducing or managing pain.
- Massage has an effect on local blood flow as demonstrated in several studies, but the amount of increase in circulation is not agreed upon (Cafarelli, Flint, 1992).
- Massage can reduce blood pressure.
- Massage therapy appears to increase the activity of the immune system.
- Massage is able to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and give the client a feeling of well being.
- Massage therapy, including tapotement, joint play, postural drainage and coughing techniques, has been shown to improve respiratory function and chest expansion and to clear mucus in respiratory pathologies. Massage therapy can also reduce the stress levels of those with asthma, in turn potentially reducing the frequency of attacks.
- Massage is effective at treating certain muscle dysfunctions. Massage can relax muscles, decrease spasms, improve resting length of muscles and reduce trigger points, fibrosis and adhesions.
The origin of the word "massage" is obscure. The word is derived from either the Arabic "mass", to touch, or the Greek "massein", to knead (Basmajian, 1985) For thousands of years , literature from all over the world has mentioned kneading, pressing, anointing or rubbing as a healing practice. The Yellow Emperor's Classics of Internal Medicine, written in China in about 1000 BC and probably the oldest medical book in existence, mentions the treatment of paralysis and reduced circulation using massage.
Massage, exercise and hydrotherapy were promoted by the Greeks physician Asclepides. The ancient Greeks used massage on athletes before and after sport. It was thought to prepare the muscle before activity and remove extra fluid and metabolites after sport, a theory which is in use today.
In India, ninth century temple carving shows Buddha being treated by a massage. The Hindi term champna ( to press ) means massage; it is like the origin of the word shampooing. Used by English writer in nineteenth century India to describe massage, it now means to wash, rub or lather the hair ( Basmajian, 1985)
In the United States, massage was being adopted due to the writings of the Boston physician Douglas Graham, and John Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan
Stretching is also a good way to increase your athletic performance. In fact, flexibility is an important part of physical fitness.
Immediately after a workout is the best time to stretch. In fact, no matter the results, you will suffer from the potential temporary decrease in performance. You should stretch the muscles you just used because they are still really warm and they need to recover.
Stretching to prevent problems associated with activities.
- Stiff Muscles
- Muscle Spasms
- Pulled Muscles
- Muscle Tears
- Muscle Rupture
If you truly want to become more aware of your body, you must work on your breathing, oxygenation, and muscle relaxation. Your breathing during stretching should be calm and cadenced throughout the entire exercise so that movements are slow and lengthened. You will achieve better oxygenation and muscle relaxation if you breathing is measured and progressive.
Breathing affects muscle tone in these ways:
- Muscles can express their full power only when you hold your breath.
- They are little weaker when you exhale.
- They are weakest during inhalation.
Holding your breath while stretching stiffen the muscle. So when stretching, you must relax you body. Inhale calmly.
Stretching- stretching is essential for improving well-being, muscle tone, and flexibility. To achieve these benefits, you just need to do a few simple exercises regularly while focusing on your breathing.
Benefits of stretching
- relax both physically and mentally,
- increase the flexibility of your muscles and tendons,
- increase your range of motion,
- improve your muscle tone,
- develop your fatigue threshold,
- prevent injuries and pain in muscles and joints.