The Magnificent World of Barefoot Massage
Good Afternoon Santa Barbara + hello Sunshine!
I would like to introduce you to the wonderful world of Barefoot Massage and let you know how it was that I became a fan.
HOW IT WORKS Barefoot is offered in both 90-min and 2-Hr sessions. Being a beginner to receiving this modality I opted for the 90-min. I was instructed to show up in yoga-style attire for the service. This is so you may comfortably move from position to position. In this service your massage therapist will have you lay down on a thai matt in the Barefoot Treatment room. The Barefoot Treatment Room is noticeably smaller to allow for the therapist to use the sides of the room to better leverage into muscle tension. Once on the matt your therapist places you in various positions so that they may received better access to the deeper layers of muscle tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue.
TRYING NEW THINGS During the service, while receiving work on the shoulder area which was pretty tight, I began to feel the tension dissipate and my shoulders’ range of motion increase. This increase in the range of motion is a common experience and may be why we have so many athletes request the Barefoot Massage service at Le Reve. In any case the pressure applied felt amazing. Although this service provides a deeper massage than Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point it did not feel like it. The Barefoot Massage Therapy session left me feeling as if I had received an hour and a half of stretching. I left my treatment in a complete state of bliss.
FOLLOWING MY BAREFOOT MASSAGE The following day my range of motion was still increasing and I did not experience the slight soreness that can come from Deep Tissue body work. I had a renewed range of motion and flexibility. I even felt as though I was standing taller and without the discomfort that I had experienced from my muscle tension prior to my service I was also in better spirits. It is truly awesome what an amazing massage can do for the mind as well as the body. Barefoot massage uses deep compression and myofascial release to help ease tension and relax tight muscles. Through trigger point work we can help alleviate chronic tension and target the root of the problem relieving stress, increasing circulation, helping the healing process.
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