What to expect?
Couples massage is in a private room on side-by-side massage tables. Each person is receiving a massage at the same time. Couples massage is not just for couples in love. It can be Mother/Daughter and best friends. *Under the age of 18, parent must be present and sign a consent form.
Specialized form of deep tissue massage in which digital pressure and friction are used to release areas of strain in the muscles. These areas of strain are called trigger points and are the cause of muscular pain and symptoms.
Deep Tissue Massage:
Simiilar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. Focusing on the deeper layer of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders.
Techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding and gliding), petrissage(kneading), tapotement (rhythmic, tapping), fiction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking.
Usually done with sports apparel on. Massage/Stretching can stretch tissues that coud not be stretched in the usual methods. Bundles of fibers are stretched lenghtwise as well as sideways. Massage can also stretch the fascia that surrounds the muscles, so releasing any tension or pressure build up. Breaks down scar tissue, improves tissue elasticity and opens micro-circulation.