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Types of Massage

Below you will find some of the different types of massage that Rejuvenating Retreat can offer you.  To schedule any of the follow, please sign up through our online reservation form Deep Tissue Massage Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage. Swedish Massage This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. It is also known as Swedish massage or simply massage therapy. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you’ve never had massage before, this is a good one to try first. Shiatsu Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians. Each point is held for for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance. People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterwards. Thai Massage Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. … Continue reading

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Services

IMAGINE….relaxing upon a massage table with warm stones on the line of your spine, warming the muscles and pressure points.  Or having your tired, achy feet massaged using the techniques of reflexology. At Rejuvenating Retreat, we offer a full line of services to help ensure you are as relaxed as possible.  Below is a sample of what we offer. For the full list, contact us or stop in today! Deep Tissue Massage Swedish Massage Shiatsu Thai Massage Reflexology Therapeutic Massage for Sports and Injuries Pregnancy Massage Hot Stone Massage and Treatment Spa Services including Wraps, Facials, and more! Contact us today by phone, email or by stopping in! We can’t wait to serve you!

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Benefits

If you think the benefits of regular massages are just relaxed muscles, then are you in for a treat!  According to the American Massage Therapy Association, there are not only physical benefits of massage but mental benefits as well.  Listed below are just a few of the benefits you could be missing out on if you don’t get massages! Physical Benefits Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue Reduces muscle spasms Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture Strengthens the immune system Treats musculoskeletal problems Rehabilitation post operative Rehabilitation after injury Mental Benefits Fosters peace of mind Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness Helps relieve mental stress Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity Emotional Benefits Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch Fosters a feeling of well-being Reduces levels of anxiety Creates body awareness Increases awareness of mind-body connection (Source: AMTA) If you want all of these benefits and even MORE, contact Rejuvenating Retreat today to set up an appointment! Let us take good care of you!

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