The Licensed Massage Therapists at G&E Spa offer diverse specialties. We have the very best in relaxation and stress-reduction massage and therapeutic and injury treatment massage.
Traditional Chinese Massage
Traditional Chinese Massage uses two types of massage techniques: Tui na ( 推拿 ) which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle Zhi Ya ( 指壓 ) which uses pinching and pressing at acupuncture points.
Swedish massage is the most commonly requested massage for relaxation. Swedish massage uses five styles of long flowing strokes to massage: Effleurage (sliding or gliding) Petrissage ((kneading) Tapotement (rhythmic tapping) Friction (cross fiber) Vibration/shaking Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks . It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation .
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and in the connective tissue (facia) . Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain or are involved in heavy physical activity. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to become sore or even bruised over the next few days .
Shiatzu Massage ( 指 圧 ) uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing, vibrating, and grasping. Pressure can also be applied with the feet on the persons back, legs and feet.
Derived from acupuncture , Acupressure is a method that uses physical pressure applied to acupuncture points throughout the body . It works to rebalance your chi, relieve tension, and improve your overall health.
Barefoot Massage uses the heel, sesamoid, arch and /or the whole surface of the foot and offers large compression, tension and shear forces with less pressure than elbow or thumb, and is ideal for large muscles, such as in the thigh, or for long-duration upper trapezius compressions.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point (also referred to as trigger site or a muscle knot) is a very tender spot or tight area within the muscle tissue which will cause pain in other areas of the body when stimulated. Trigger Point Therapy uses several finger techniques of varying pressure on and around the points in order to break down the tight spot or knot.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Treatment uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil are used to deliver various massage strokes. The hot stones used are river stones which are extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient’s back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles releasing tension. Hot Stone Treatment may be added as an option to any of the massage types offered.
This form of massage may include any of the above types of massage as well as other massage techniques effective in treating specific injuries. Massage Therapy is increasingly being recognized for its benefits in treating injury, receiving pain, and reducing recovery time. The Licensed Therapists at G&E Spa are experienced in applying massage therapy for the treatment of such injuries
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Body Scrub is a body treatment that is like a facial for the body. It exfoliates and hydrates your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. The body scrub is done with an abrasive mixed with massage oil. The exfoliation is followed by a 15 minute shower and then an application of body lotion. While the application of the lotion is not a massage, a massage can be added after the body scrub for 30, 60 or 90 minutes as desired.
Chinese Cupping Therapy
Chinese Cupping Therapy uses small glass cups to stimulate acupressure points. The cups suction underlying tissues to mobilize blood flow to promote localized healing and loosen Ch'i (or Qi) blockages that interrupt the natural patterns that circulate in channels (meridians).