Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork & Ayurvedic Massage

AnneSofie-Spa 289Massage has been a central pillar to many healing systems, such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, as well as to many European and indigenous cultures. Receiving therapeutic massage regularly can help improve your overall health and your state of mind. Massage therapy is well known for having both physiological and psychological benefits.

We offer a variety of styles of Massage and Bodywork:

• Swedish Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Neuromuscular Release
• Sports and Specific Injury Massage
• Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage (Shila Abhyanga)
• Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage (Abhyanga)
• Ayurvedic Polarity Therapy
Marma Massage (Invigorating and Energizing)
• Ayurveda Energy Point Therapy: Ayurvedic Acupressure (Marma Chikitsa)
Nadi Swedana (Localized Steam for Pain Relief)
• Myofascial Release
Prana Therapy: Ayurvedic Energy Work

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General Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

  • It increases metabolism
  • Hastens healing and recovery from illnesses
  • Relaxes and rejuvenates muscle tissues
  • Cleanses and improves lymphatic functions
  • Improves circulation and heart functions
  • Nourishes and oxygenates the cells
  • Removes metabolic wastes
  • Improves the health of the skin
  • Relieves fatigue
  • Releases tension and calms the mind
  • Reduces: pain, arthritis, rheumatism, whiplash, traumatic injuries, muscle cramps and spasms, neuralgia and sciatica, restless leg syndrome… and more

Or enjoy some of the traditional Ayurvedic therapies we offer, which are extremely effective and highly recommended for muscular pain and overall relaxation and rejuvenation, or indulge in an Ayurvedic Day Spa Package to sample some of our therapies, or a One Day Panchakarma Sampler for a full therapeutic experience.

 

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage

In this therapy, medicated (herbal) oils are vigorously massaged into the body by one or two therapists with specialized strokes. This type of massage pacifies vata in general, promoting cleansing, healing, and rejuvenation. It is usually followed by a full body steam to help the body absorb the oils even deeper, and to remove toxins. Highly relaxing and rejuvenating!
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Shila Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Hot Stone Massage

This is an Ayurvedic therapy used by the yogis and rishis of ancient India to promote healing and longevity by releasing tension and connecting the flow of prana (vital energy) throughout the body. It promotes balance on the physical and emotional levels. Sessions involve the use of Ayurvedic herbal oils and the application of water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. This type of massage stimulates the circulatory system. softens and relaxes muscles, helps to release toxins, induces a state of deep relaxation, and relieves pain and muscle spasms. Highly recommended!
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Marma Chikitsa: Ayurvedic Energy Point Therapy

Marma points serve as the bridge between the physical body and its more subtle energy pathways, called nadis. This therapy is aimed at stimulating and revitalizing specific organs and systems, while releasing blocked energy and promoting flexibility. Sessions consist of Ayurvedic warm oil massage, with an emphasis on key marma points depending on your needs, and include the use of Ayurvedic essential oils, passive yoga therapy and application of mild heat on specific (sore) areas.
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Nadi Swedana: Localized Steam Therapy

This is a localized application of steam with herbal decoctions and medicated oils. This type of steam treatment focuses on specific areas of the body, such as sore joints or muscles, to improve mobility and flexibility, and to reduce pain and rigidity. It can be integrated into a regular massage session as per your needs.
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Marma Massage: an Invigorating and Energizing Ayurvedic Massage

This therapy is a specialized form of Ayurvedic massage. Its purpose is to promote overall blood circulation and stimulate certain marma points (and sub marmas), which are subtle energy points found throughout the body that are connected to different organs and systems. It relaxes and relieves tension, while energizing and stimulating the whole organism. This type of massage will make you feel relaxed and vibrant at the end of each session!
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Prana Therapy: Traditional Ayurvedic Energy Work

 Traditional Ayurvedic Energy Work utilizing the vital energy (prana) to remove blockages within your subtle nerve pathways (nadis), as well as tissues, organs and channels, to promote healing of specific areas and overall well being. This therapy is adjusted to your individual needs.
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