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A Japanese massage method based on the Chinese medical theory that disease and pain are caused by blocked qi (energy) along energy meridians in the body. By applying pressure to the blocked pathways, relief from pain and disease may result.


A very useful Ayurvedic variation where oil is slowly poured over the third eye to ease tension and restore balance.

Soft Tissue Release

STR is a injury treatment method developed in Europe that deals directly with the causes of soft tissue dysfunctions and subsequent referred pain and nerve entrapment. Once the muscles have returned to the original resting length, there is an instant release from the pain induced by the inflammation response.

Soma Integration

SOMA is a unique development of the holographic body reading technique. Holographic body reading recognizes that each person has an individual blueprint, permitting for the practitioner to analyze this and correspond to those customized requirements.

Sound Therapy

Method which employs sounds, tones and rhythm to create a grounding, meditative space in order to promote healing and wellness. Vibrational tones have been used within the Buddhist meditative practice. Today, singing bowls and tuning forks are used for meditation, relaxation, wellness and ritual practice.

Spa Therapy

A diversity of body treatments administered in spas including herbal wraps, loofah body scrubs, parafango, salt scrubs, seaweed body wraps and hydrotherapy treatments. Spas have become a great treatment employing the benefits of the natural products.

Sports Massage

A type of massage which uses specific strokes and stretches to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury or pain. It boosts power, endurance, and flexibility both before and after an event or workout.

Structural Integration

Developed by Ida P. Rolf, structural integration is based on the belief that the entire structural order of the body requires to be realigned and balanced with the gravitational forces around a "central vertical line" representing gravity's influence.

Swedish Massage

Involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. The benefits include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, reduced stress, muscle tension and improved range of motion.

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