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

Mothers Day Gift

 Mother’s Day Spa Gift 

Mother’s Day gives us all a chance to show our mom’s how much they mean to us, how much we treasure their love and support, and how grateful we are in all that they do. This year show your mother how much she means to you with a relaxing spa treatment at Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique Santa Barbara’s favorite day spa. Mother’s Day Spa Gift Cards are available!

Le Reve Spa Mothers Day Gift Cards

Mom
When I think of those
I know and love
I can’t think of one
you don’t tower above.
You are better by far than the rest
These four words say it all, 
Mom you’re the best!
by Rachel Green + S. Lynne

Purchase your Mother’s Day Gift Card for $50 $125 $250 $300

Le Reve Spa Gift Cards may be purchased online, by phone, and in house. All Le Reve Spa Gift Cards come wrapped and ready to gift

Gift your mom the Moms Day at the Spa 

Looking for a GREAT spa package for the woman who is always there for you? Check out our Mom’s Day at the Spa Spa Package

This spa package is sure to leave her feeling relaxed and pampered

Le Reve is opened 10am – 7pm daily
Mother’s Day Weekend is May 6th, 7th, and 9th – Remember that space is limited so call 805-564-2977 to book your service today!
You may also book online at www.le-reve.com
 
See you at the spa!_:) Bridgette

Destress with Massage

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“Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge through the body.”_Psychology Today 

Massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress on both a physical as well as psychological levels.
According to a study performed on the The short-term effects of myofascial trigger point massage therapy on cardiac autonomic tone in healthy subjects in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, a significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure were found as a result of trigger point Therapy.    

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Experiencing a stressful week at work?
Looking for a little rest and relaxation to get you back to your zen mode?
…. Sounds like a Le Reve Massage may be just what you need.
Whether it be a 30, 60, or 90 minute service, allow our specially trained massage therapists work out the kinks, help you destress, and return you to a place of bliss. 
Looking for that extra special touch? Try our fabulous 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage
You will be hooked after just one treatment!
Le Reve Massage Spa Offer
Mention this blog when booking & Receive $10.00 OFF your next massage service with us

Allow Le Reve to help bring you back to happiness and peace! 

See you at the spa!
Bridgette
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21 W. Gutierrez St
805-564-2977
Open 10am – 7pm daily
 

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Le Reve Organic Spa & Boutique is located in the beautiful downtown area
at 21 W. Gutierrez St. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93101 
 

Contact Us

Phone:

805.564.2977
Email:info@le-reve.com

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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