Swedish Massage vs Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish Massage vs Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish Massage Vs Deep Tissue Massage - Le Reve SpaSwedish vs. Deep Tissue: Which is best for you!

Massages are well known for their benefits on both your body and mental wellbeing. Taking some time out of your week to get a massage will not only help relieve any stiffness but also allow you to relax and forget the stress of work. This is why so many people take a look at what Osaki has to offer and end up buying a massage chair for their home. It means they can feel that relief every night if they want to. But as good as these chairs are to provide relief, sometimes you also need a longer, deeper massage that hits specific points. For this, you’ve got two options – Swedish Massage vs Deep Tissue Massage. When it comes to choosing between Swedish Massage vs Deep Tissue Massage it is best to know which service is best for your personal needs. In this post I will cover for you some difference between the two and what these modalities are designed to offer. To be sure you’ve chose the right one for you, you could always contact your local massage specialist, such as this Portland Naturopathic doctor, to see which one will benefit your health the most. Make sure the massage relaxes you and improves your well being. Whether you have a Swedish Massage or a Deep Tissue Massage, they’ll most likely have a positive impact on your health.

Swedish vs Deep Tissue: What you should know before booking a Swedish massage

Swedish Massage A Swedish massage is a more common modality of massage. This type of massage is designed more for relaxation and alleviating stress. Swedish massage techniques include various movements, such as kneading and tapping to stimulate nerves, increase blood flow and ease muscle tension. This type of massage impacts the on upper layers of muscles, helping to relax knots and break up stiffness. This modality is a great choice for anyone trying to promote overall mental and physical relaxation, increase healthy circulation and alleviate muscle stiffness. Additionally, If you have never received a massage service before then this is the service for you. Swedish is a great way to introduce yourself to benefits of massage therapy. If you’re after any further information then you may want to view website to get a better picture on this method of therapy.

Swedish vs Deep Tissue: What you should know before booking a deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage Unlike a Swedish massage, deep tissue massages is designed to target problem areas in both surface muscles as well as those found in deeper muscles such as around joints and in connective tissues. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. Click to find our more about the benefits of Deep Tissue Massage see whether is right for you. Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique also offers the following types of massage; Stone Massage, Barefoot Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Prenatal Massage, Postnatal Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Craniosacral, Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy, and Bionic Repatterining Call 805-564-2977 to book yourself a relaxing and therapeutic massage at Le Reve Organic Spa! You may also book a 1-Hour or 90-Minute massage treatment online!
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21 W. Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

805-564-2977

Deep Tissue Massage – Santa Barbara

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep-Tissue-le reve spa What you should know before booking a deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

deep tissue massage - le reve spaDeep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling. How does deep tissue massage work? When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Will deep tissue massage hurt? At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.
 What conditions is deep tissue massage used for? Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
  • Chronic pain limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs. Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.
I feel so privileged to have such a caring and talented staff at Le Reve. Our Massage Therapist are absolutely exceptional. So whether you are needing a relaxing or a deeper more therapeutic type of massage Le Reve has you covered. Be sure to check out our tweets because every week I tweet a special Spa Offering and you could get a 1 1/2 hour massage for the price of a 1hour.
See you at the spa!
Bridgette

Stone Massage Santa Barbara

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Stone Massage Santa Barbara

stone massage santa barbara Le Reve SpaStone Massage is deeply relaxing and therapeutic. The use of warm and cold stones originates from the Native Americans and has been used for centuries for healing purposes.

Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body.

* During the massage, the therapist warms up the body with traditional Swedish massage, then massages Stone Massage Le Reve Spayou while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
* The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
* If you have inflammation or muscle injury, cold stones are sometimes used.

The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth – they have been smoothed over time by the river’s current.

The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired.

The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.

Some massage therapists place stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind.

So if your looking for deep bodywork combined with warmth and relaxation this is the massage for you. Le Reve has truly amazing massage therapist who are well trained in STONE THERAPY.  Massage is good for the body and good for the soul! Schedule yours today.

hot-stones-le-reve-spaSee you at the Spa for your stone massage Santa Barbara!_:)Bridgette

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique
www.le-reve.com
21 W Gutierrez St Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101
805-564-2977
 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

What you should know before booking a deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two.

Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling, and to choose a respectable massuse. For example, when looking through spas in austin, focus on the ones who have experts in deep tissue massage. How does deep tissue massage work? When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesion to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Will deep tissue massage hurt? At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage. If you are experiencing muscle pain due to a sporting injury and previous massages haven’t alleviated any pains, look into services like sports medicine clinic Seattle as well as other locations.
What conditions is deep tissue massage used for? Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:
  • Chronic pain limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, and over-the-counter drugs. Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain. People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.
I feel so privileged to have such a caring and talented staff at Le Reve. Our Massage Therapist are absolutely exceptional. So whether you are needing a relaxing or a deeper more therapeutic type of massage Le Reve has you covered. Be sure to check out our tweets because every week I tweet a special Spa Offering and you could get a 1 1/2 hour massage for the price of a 1hour.
See you at the spa!
Bridgette

Sound Therapy

Tuning Forks for Sound Therapy

Like tuning an instrument your body can be tuned as well. Tuning your body can help you achieve optimal physical health balance. The resonance from tuning forks have the ability to bring your nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. The alteration of your body’s biochemistry is effective immediately and who doesn’t want an immediate effect from their spa treatment.
Your body enters a deep state of relaxation. Feeling centered, your mind will be at peace. 
Why are people using tuning forks with massage?
Improves mental clarity and brain function 
Increases you level of physical energy and mental concentration
Relieves stress by drawing your body into a centered space
Integrates left and right brain thought patterns
Brings your nervous system into balance
Enhances massage, acupressure, dream work, and meditation
Develops and refines your sonic abilities
Specially tuned to sacred proportions, you sit inside the space bringing two different sounds together making them one—and you feel unified, at peace, re-igniting the passion and power deep inside you. When you tap the tuning forks, you awaken the life energy of your cells and start them puffing, creating a centered, happy feeling inside.
How Tuning Forks Are UsedWhen you strike a tuning fork however, you’ll notice how it causes the air around the fork to vibrate, sending out very strong vibrating impulses through the air. Because of this, they have been adopted by healers who use them to increase the amount of energy on parts of the body they are trying to heal.All you do is strike a fork and place it near any body part you wish to heal. They are also used in energetic healing, for example, by putting them in the vicinity of the different chakras or energy centers located along the spine. These energy centers also just happen to be where the nerve centers are found along the spine that send impulses to the different organs, so by energizing these areas, you stimulate the organs into greater health-giving activity.
Ultimately…
Tuning Fork Sound Therapy is a powerful, non-invasive healing modality that uses sound vibration to re-harmonize and attune the human energy field. It has been used successfully to treat a wide variety of conditions by unblocking or releasing energy disturbances inside and outside the body. 
The vibration of sound has many effects on both the conscious and the unconscious levels invoking emotional responses. The power of sound can energize, uplift, and relax. Body Tuning is an effective way to align your inner rhythms and achieve optimal health and well-being.
Here at Le Reve we do have a massage therapist that does specialize in using tuning forks if you would like to try this technique you can call us at the spa 805-564-2977 and ask to book and appointment with our service provider Karen
Hope to see you soon!
xoxo, Linda Spa Coordinator

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