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Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage. If it's you're first time Swedish massage is the perfect place to start. During Swedish massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes over the entire body. Other classic Swedish massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and sometimes tapping. Swedish massage uses a firms but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. Feel free to state your preference during Swedish massage. It can range from light to firm. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension. If you want intensive work and firmer pressure, get a deep tissue massage.
MFR targets the connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is a membrane that surrounds the muscles. These fibrous tissues establish interconnections of the muscles with other parts of the body like tendons, joints, bones, blood supply, and organs. Due to injury or illness these fascial tissues can become dense, tight, and sore. MFR can loosen these tissues, increase blood supply and stretch the fascial tissue which will increase motion and lessen discomfort. MFR is done by stretching the tissue easily along the length of the muscle then held for one to several minutes, allowing the fascia to stretch and become more pliable.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Ear Candling can be done when a person is experiencing fluid in the ears, excessive ear wax build up, sinus congestion, headaches or dizziness. It can be done as often as the person feels it necessary. Two candles per ear is a recommended number for most people. During the ear candling session you will not feel anything, but the candle being lightly inserted in your ear opening. The therapist will then place a paper plate around the candle and will light the candle to pull out the ear wax. The candle creates a vacuum effect that pulls the ear wax from the ear. You may hear some cracking and popping when ear wax is being pulled. After the session you may feel a lightness in your head and noises may be louder than before. You may find this sounds like someone turned up the volume control on your hearing. If you feel warmth or itching in the ears, hydrogen peroxide in the ears for a day or two after the candling session will relive this.