G & E Spa provides a massage treatment tailored to meet your specific need. If you are looking for relaxation or help with sore muscles or joints, or chronic pain........ our massage will be designed for you from traditional types of massage as described below.
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; and 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) and Vibration/shaking.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and in the connective tissue (facia) and 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.
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.
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.
Foot Reflexology Massage
Foot reflexology massage involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet in order to affect various parts of the body. Massaging the feet can alleviate anxiety and bring about a deep state of relaxation. Foot Reflexology Massage has been practiced in many cultures for centuries to promote health and well-being.
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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).