Hot-Stone Therapy is a unique treatment that uses heated stones to treat muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism and also expends blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. Hot-stone therapy also promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, heated stones at key points which offers enhanced benefits, such as:
- Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
- Decreases pain and muscle spasms
- Reduces chronic stress and tension
- Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
- Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
This Therapy is a focussed pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. Pressure applied to any part of a zone will affect the entire zone and can be stimulated by working any reflex in that same zone. Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic (nervous system) response in the body to enable the blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation enhanced, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis.
DEEP TISSUE SPORTS THERAPY
Deep Tissue Sports Therapy is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. It is also beneficial 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.
Yoga yam is a unique therapy that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines, along with assisted yoga stretches, meditation and guided relaxation. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body and mind therapy that relieves muscular and mental tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body and mind.