Hot Stone Massage
Stone therapy is a variation of classic massage therapy when smooth heated stones formed out of volcanic rocks and maintaining the heat energy are placed on reflexogenic zones.
Sometimes a massage specialist uses them for massaging certain parts of the body.
This method is based on the experience of the Arizona Indians who used stones for healing. They used to heat up the stones and rub the body and bones in this way absorbing the energy of the stones. Nowadays this method is considered to be an excellent way to regain physical and mental harmony.
Basalt is used for the massage. It is a rock rich in iron, therefore it retains heat well.
When the stones are heated up to approximately 45 degrees, they retain the temperature for a half an hour or an hour, depending on the size of the stones.
Three ways to use hot stones:
- “Warm–cold” technique. One stone is heated up and the other one is cooled down; this results in a sensation of contrast.
- Use of stones for massage (massaging the body).
- Use of stones to put pressure on acupuncture points.
Massage effects: reduces pain, stress, tension, and fatigue; relaxes muscles, gives energy to the body; heat affects the dilation of blood vessels, activates microcirculation, and improves penetration of the active components.
Duration - 1 hour. Recommended twice a week, a total of six procedures.
It is a delicate therapeutic and preventive remedy that corrects the position of bones throughout the body, relaxes muscles and the connective tissue, restores the natural balance of the body, when the body, mind, and soul interact in harmony.
Massage consists of elements of breathing, finger pressure, stretching, and relaxation as well as manual techniques.
- The body gains more freedom, improved tissue elasticity, decreased muscle tension, reduced pain.
- Improves metabolism and blood circulation.
- Adjusted posture.
- Improved functioning of the internal organs.
- Improved mental and emotional condition.
Duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for preventive or therapeutic purposes. Recommendations for preventive purposes: once a month; for treatment: daily or every second day. Recommended course: 10 procedures.
Classic Chinese Massage
Tuina (tui means to push, na means to grab) – China’s most famous massage technique - consists of such steps as pressing, vibration, and stretching. Deep massage is performed by using fingers, palms, wrists, forearms, elbows. The objective of Tuina massage is the regulation of the flow of vital energy QI (chi). It improves blood and lymph circulation and is well-known for its revitalizing and relaxing properties.
The basis of Tuina therapy is the regulation of yin and yang by eliminating excess or filling the deficiency, thus restoring the body to a harmonious condition. Blockage of meridians, i.e., the agreed lines connecting the respective anatomical points, becomes the cause of a disease. Tuina harmonizes the Qi (chi) of the meridians, influencing the flow of the inner energy, thus affecting the activity of certain organs and tissues, and allowing the body to heal itself. During the massage, the acupressure points are flattened, pressed, palpated, and stimulated to achieve the desired effect.
Tuina therapy is one of the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine. Its history dates back to the ancient times. It is the oldest massage technique which originated in China and has existed for about four millennia. Thousands of years ago, it accepted the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine as its theoretical background and was developed through continuous clinical research. Tuina therapy is appreciated by a lot of people due to its significant therapeutic effect in the treatment and prevention of diseases, excellent results in strengthening the health of the body and pleasant manual therapy methods. Nowadays, with the rapid advancement of society and the constant development of science, Tuina therapy remains highly respected in the medical world, because it is a type of actual manual treatment that does not cause any side effect to the body.
Massage effects: strengthening of the immunity, improvement of blood circulation, improvement of energy flows in meridians, stimulation of biologically active points, improvement of digestion, improvement of muscle and tendon elasticity.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for therapeutic and preventive purposes.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is a combination of safe, flexible exercises having deep traditions that came to Thailand based on treatment methods used in India and China. It is a unique body therapy system developed by combining Thai massage with the elements of yoga. The system is based on the flow of energy in the body and individual organs. All lines are called meridians.
Specific body poses open energy centres and regulate its flow through the muscles, tendons, blood vessels, improves lymph flow. A deep muscle massage warms up the body before stretching exercises.
Massage effects: improves flexibility of the body, eliminates stress, helps to regain spiritual peace and balance, accelerates recovery after injuries and diseases.
Duration: 1.5 hours. The effect of a single session corresponds to 2–3 yoga sessions, therefore it is called Thai Yoga Massage. It is applied for preventive and treatment purposes.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage has been developed based on original Chinese medicine methods and fundamentals of Thai manual therapy.
A foot is a natural map where we can find all parts of the body: it has certain points that correspond to all glands and all organs. Each foot corresponds to one side of the body.
Objectives of the massage:
- Treatment, alert in disease diagnostics.
- Stimulation of pleasant senses and relaxation.
- Reduction of stagnation and swelling in the legs.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Recommended twice a week, however, it can also be performed on a daily basis.
Classic Tibetan Massage
Ku Nye massage practice was born in ancient Tibet, almost 4000 years ago. Ku Nye was performed using specially prepared oils or products extracted form butter. Tree twigs, sticks, and stones were widely used as therapeutic agents, for pressing different parts and points of the body, thus restoring human health and well-being.
Ku means to rub the body with healing oils that the body absorbs through the skin, while Nye means massage. Chi is the final part of Ku Nye therapy, it involves cleansing the oil from the body by using barley, chickpea, or corn powder. Another term for Ku Nye is Chukpa (Tibetan Byugpa).
Massage effects: strengthening of immunity, improvement of blood circulation and the digestive system, improvement of energy flow in meridians, stimulation of biologically active points, improvement of muscle and tendon elasticity, stress reduction.
Massage duration: 1 hour. Massage is performed for treatment or preventive purposes.