Essential Oils are aromatic compounds found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers. I personally use Young Living Essential Oils which are a therapeutic oil. That means they are not diluted and are pure. Some can be used orally while others are just topically used. Essential Oils have been used throughout history, even dating back to early biblical times. Egyptians were also some of the first people groups to use them for medical practices, religious treatments, and food preparations. Examples of these oils are Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh, and Cinnamon. The Greeks used essential oils for massage and aromatherapy.
Oncology Massage is a client-specific massage designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or who has had a history of cancer. The therapist's skills are an informed understanding of the disease itself and how it can affect the body; the side effects, surgery, chemo/radiation, and medication. The massage techniques are modified to adapt for these side effects.
This technique is geared more towards athletes but is beneficial for every active person. Sports massage can be used to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time. This type of massage also promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, and improves endurance by preparing the athletes mind and body for optimal performance.
This ancient Egyptian theory states that within the body are nerve points that correspond to pressure points on the hands and feet. Reflexology stimulates these points so that other areas of the body are affected. This provides relaxation and stimulates the entire body. An example of this is treating certain points to relieve sinus congestion.
This Technique is based on an ancient healing art of China. Acupressure is similar to Acupuncture in that it utilizes points to treat the bodys energy, fluid, and function of the internal organs without the use of needles. These points stimulate the body's ability to relieve muscle tension.
This style of massage is designed to stretch and loosen tight muscles while freeing your range of motion. It will benefit people who are experiencing muscular restrictions, headaches, injury, and general aches and pains.
Swedish Massage is a very common massage technique that can be slow or vigorous. These techniques are great for stress reduction, increasing circulation, fibromyalgia, and easing general aches and pains.