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Le Reve Massage Therapists are here to address any body issues. Curious about muscle tension or soreness you are experiencing? Email us and a massage therapist will address it. Whether is is an issue of repetitive motion, injury, or arthritis our staff are experienced, well-educated, and  ready to help!

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See you at the spa! XO Bridgette

Le Reve Organic Spa Boutique
21 W. Gutierrez St Santa Barbara Ca 93101

Deep Tissue

Le Reve Deep Tissue Massage

Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutique 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. To help this kind of constant pain, there are also many cannabis products which clients can find at their local med dispensary depending on its legality in their area. This is a perfect pairing of pain relief to the massage. The cannabis relaxes the body and mind, releasing it from any mental tension or tension from the pain receptors, and a physical massage physically loosens knots and soothes painful hotspots.

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. 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 this 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. Once a massage has been performed, there will be instant relief, however, to continue that relief, the use of CBD lotions can be incredibly useful. CBD and marijuana have great healing properties and can help muscles and joints relax, easing up any pain that may still be there. The purple rockstar has both Sativa and Indica components and it is known for its abilities to reduce the effects of anxiety, depression, fatigue and migraines. This and many such similar strains can be found on online stores like BuyMyWeedOnline or other e-stores that specialises in marijuana products. CBD oils and lotions don’t have to be the only solutions and those who still experience pain can ingest marijuana products or even smoke them, but you can find more out about that here. 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. Some people prefer to have a massage from the comfort of their own home, in which case, you should contact a Mobile Massage Therapist.
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.

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21 W. Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

Barefoot Massage

Experience Barefoot Massage at Le Reve

Here at Le Reve, we offer many different massages to meet your body’s needs. One of our all time favorite massages is the Barefoot Massage.

Barefoot Massage

Also known by many as the compression cure, in barefoot massage direct pressure is applied to the muscles, to give slow, deep, thorough compressions. A perfect blend Barefoot Massage at Le Reve Organic Spa and Boutiqueof deep tissue therapy and the ultimate in relaxation massage.
This deeper form of bodywork helps to assist with the rest, recovery, and repair of muscle tissue creating a positive structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Barefoot massage is an effective bodywork treatment for treating and preventing all types of athletic injuries. Most clients report significant decreases pain with amazing increases in range of motion and athletic performance, coupled with something like 2000 mg cbd oil you could be pain free for the majority of your athletic days.
While this type of massage is typically requested by athletes or clients with sports or repetitive strain injuries its ability to reduce stiffness and increase flexibility can be beneficial for all.
It is often reported by our clients with repetitive strain injuries that following barefoot massage sessions they experience a greater flexibility than even before they were injured!
“While Barefoot is deeper massage than a typical Deep Tissue session it feels like a Swedish massage with a relaxing stretch that takes you further than you could go on your own”-Bridgette
  • Long expansive head to toe strokes stimulate the lymphatic and parasympathetic nervous systems faster, creating a sense of well being, improvement of bodily functions, and homeostatis.
  • Typically, just 20 minutes of Barefoot Massage can do what takes an HOUR of Swedish massage to achieve!
  • Centripetal and Centrifugal movements in our technique increase circulation bringing more oxygenated blood to the area being treated and help release toxins at a very high rate.
  • Long, consistent compression from a well trained foot releases adhesions, trigger points and chronic holding patterns, and encourages your body’s natural healing potential.
  • Myofascial stretching with vertebral traction elongate the spine, improving movement and posture while relieving chronic pain and spasm.
  • Deep, broad pressure improves flexibility and range of motion.
  • Hypertonic muscles soften and lengthen.
  • Muscles are flushed with interstitial stasis reduced.
  • Stretching muscle fibers increases capillerization.
  • Fascia is rejuvenated and enlivened.
  • Myofascial pain and secondary autonomic phenomena caused by trigger points is usually eliminated.

Call today at 805-564-2977 or book online

Happiness is a day at Le Reve

Happiness is a day at Le Reve

Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique

is opened 7 days a week from 10am – 7pm

We offer many amazing spa services at our day spa including Facials, Body Treatments, Massage, Sunless Tanning, Waxing, Tinting, Manicures, Pedicures, and only the BEST in organic skin care!
If you are interested in hosting a Spa Party or one of our Girls Night Out Events please contact a Le Reve Coordinator at 805-564-2977
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October Healing Stone Spa Special

 Japanese Mint is a plant. The oil is removed from the parts of the plant that grow above ground to be used for medicinal purposes. Some of the many benefits from this wonderful spa treatment are that it is a natural muscle relaxant and can help to reduce muscular spasms and nerve pain. It also helps to alleviate itchiness, and hives. It contains 95% menthol and can assist in the reduction of swelling in the upper respiratory tract as a result. The scent is naturally stimulating and can help alleviate some symptoms of ADHD

Although Le Reve has wonderful massage services which are offered year round this 1-Hr Massage Spa Offering will only be available through the month of October 2015 so hurry up and reserve your Japanese Mint Healing Massage Spa Special today!

You may also call 805-564-2977 to book with a Le Reve Spa Coordinator!

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Le Reve Spa

21 W. Gutierrez St.
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101

Down the private outdoor walkway
between D'Angelo's Bakery
and Yoga Soup

Opening Hours

Open Daily
10am - 7pm


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