Exquisite MD Spa is proud to offer our clients a variety of rejuvenating massage services. If you’d like more information about any of the techniques listed below or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with us, contact our practice today.
Deep Tissue Massage
Restrictions in freedom of movement, improper posture, and general daily discomfort can develop over time because of muscle injury, chronic poor posture, repetitive motion, and chronic/acute inflammation. Deep tissue massage targets these problems by methodically stretching the fascia, or the three-dimensional web of connective tissue that supports, surrounds, and penetrates into the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body. By carefully working through this fascia and the layers of tissue beneath it, massage therapists can help patients improve their overall freedom of movement and posture.
Swedish Massage in San Diego, California
Swedish massage consists of a specific set of movements, that include:
- Sliding (Effleurage)
- Kneading (Petrissage)
- Friction or rubbing
- Vibration and percussion
- Passive and active joint movements
These movements are performed with the goal of deeply relaxing the entire body, releasing muscle tension and promoting stress reduction.
Aromatherapy is a form of massage that incorporates essential oils into normal massage practices. The nostrils are attached to a part of the brain called the limbic system. This system controls our emotions by influencing both the activity of the nervous system and the hormones released into our bodies. As these oils are gently massaged into the skin, they enter the nostrils and limbic system through breathing; there, they can affect heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, stress levels, memory, digestion, and immune system functioning. Different essential oils can be used to either calm, uplift, energize, or cleanse the patient depending on their unique needs and therapy goals.
Shiatsu massage is founded on the premise that our bodies are comprised of energy called “qi.” This energy can become blocked because of poor mental and physical health habits, causing suffering. During a shiatsu massage, pressure is applied to various pressure points throughout the body with the thumbs, hands, elbows, knees, or feet, with the goal of freeing this blockage. The limbs, joints, and various of pressure points of the body are rotated and stretched, increasing the range of motion and further restoring balance and harmony to the body’s systems.
During a Thai massage, a massage therapist administers gentle pressure and passive, yoga-like stretching techniques along the body’s “energy lines.” While these energy lines are not verified anatomically, they are believed to circulate throughout the entire body, playing a large role in each individual’s health and vitality. This type of massage can be used to:
- Increase flexibility
- Allow for greater range of motion
- Promote stress reduction and relaxation
- Relieve muscle and joint tension
Interested in learning more about the way our massage services could benefit you? Contact Exquisite MD Spa today to explore our various options and see which is best for you. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you promote your physical and mental wellness.