When it comes to massage styles, it can be unnerving to know where to even start. That’s why we’re sharing with the basics. Read on for five common styles explained, debunked, and broken down for you.
Let’s start with the basics. Swedish massages are relaxation-based and focus on stress relief. Think long, flowy stokes. This style will also be customized to your pressure preferences. The goal of Swedish massage is to set your body to homeostasis a.k.a. your body’s center.
60 $87 | 90 $127 | 2HR $174
For more focused, therapeutic work, ask your therapist about Deep Tissue. You might benefit from this style if you have concentrated, specific issues you’d like to remedy. A common misconception about Deep Tissue is that the style must be very firm and intense. In fact, our therapists can use the therapeutic benefits of Deep Tissue without using hard or firm pressure.
60 $87 | 90 $127 | 2HR $174
At The Beauty Bar, we only offer Pre-Natal Massage after your first trimester. We offer a unique bolstering system that can be adjusted to your baby bump to allow the prone position (lying on your stomach.) Of course, you can always lie on your side if that better suits your comfort level. We offer a cold pack during the massage and touching of the abdomen is optional.
Stone massage is a form of alternative medicine massage therapy and bodywork involving the placement of a number of either heated or cooled stones to the body for the purpose of pain relief, relaxation and therapy work .Increased blood flow can bring more oxygen to the skin to help optimize its function. For muscles that are tight or hold tension and even contribute to headaches or teeth grinding, such as the temples and jaw, stone massage can help reduce stress and pain by relaxing those muscles.
90 $127 | 2HR $174
Ready to stretch? Sports Massages lengthen tissues and change fascia. They’re great for pre or post-workout, of course. If you’re active, training for a marathon or 5k, or working through a sports injury, this is your go-to. Don’t be fooled, though — this massage is really for anyone looking to increase flexibility. If you sit at a desk all day, this style would also be helpful for you.
60 $87 | 90 $127
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic massage is a technique used by therapists for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph-nodes aggravated from illness or surgery, Lymphatic massage is a gentle pressure technique used to remove the waste fluids from the damaged area. Helps to detox the body and rejuvenate skins firmness.
60 $97 | 90 $137
MediCupping Vacuum Massage
MediCupping™ or vacuum therapy is beneficial in lifting and stretching soft tissue. It can release and soften scar tissue, open drainage systems, hydrate tissue and many other positive results. Even bones respond well to this innovative form of treatment.This suction reaches deep into the soft tissue, attachments and organs and also has a sedating effect on the nervous system. Another benefit is to pull inflammation and toxins from the body tissues so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. Scar tissue often releases quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.