This signature massage therapy draws its inspiration from a three centuries-old massage tradition amongst the Javanese Royalties. It has been the main treatment for maintaining their health and well-being. The Javanese massage is a whole body choreographed treatment, using medium deep tissue massage techniques. During this treatment, the therapist uses wonderful long strokes on skin lathered with scented oil.
The Javanese massage relies on deep thumb pressure which is accompanied with simultaneous stroking palm movements, kneading and knuckling to break down tensely knotted muscles and to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system into releasing its self regenerative power. A great attention is paid to the scents used in the massage oil. Common scents such as Fennel and Sandalwood, along with more exotic scents like Patchouli and Lemongrass, are assisting in relaxation, body indulgence and stress relief.
The main essence of the Javanese massage lies in the belief that the body accumulates air or ‘winds’, which result in congestion, flu or rheumatism. Hence the “wind” is toxic and should be purged. By exerting pressure and applying special strokes, the “winds” are flushed out of the body. This massage is effective in reducing cellulite, improving blood circulation and increasing energy flow.
Furthermore, the Javanese massage aims to help with a wide range of ailments, including migraine, muscle and joint pain, sleep disorder, anxiety or depression. Most importantly, the Javanese massage carries compassion in the hand and puts the touch back into your being.
Hot Stone massage is a highly specialized form of massage that uses smooth, heated lava stones to sooth and relax your body and mind. It is one of the best therapies for total relaxation and regeneration of the organism. Placing of the stones on the body is followed by a massage, which is deeper and more intense because the heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles. Aromatic oils can be incorporated into this treatment, too.
The application of hot rocks for healing purposes has been used in many different cultures over the years. This therapy was revived in 1993 in the US and has quickly spread across the world. Today the hot stones (or lava stones) are usually made out of basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. Their temperature reaches approximately 40 to 55 degrees.
A massage with lava stones generates energy, is calming and giving relief to deep-seated muscle tension.
Foot Reflexology massage can be a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality for those suffering from plantar fasciitis, ankle injuries or even everyday work and play. At Massage Envy, your massage therapist will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf and upper leg. This will not only help relieve toe pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis and common forms of arthritis, but can also decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. In addition, a variety of stretches can be beneficial. With pain and sensitivity in the foot, heel and calf areas, be sure to communicate your pain levels with your massage therapist during your treatment. It is also a good idea to rest after receiving the reflexology massage.
Aromatherapy Massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy combining deeply soothing massage techniques with the use of beautiful essential oils. These oils are extracted from plants and have been used for thousands of years to benefit physical, mental and emotional health.Full body relaxation massage with aromatherapy oils includes your back, the front and back of your legs, your feet, your arms and your chest. During an hour of indulgence, this treatment will totally relax you and help drive out tensions. It’s a perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.
The pressing techniques of Thai Massage prepare muscles for stretching by increasing their permeability to the flow of Sen Energies. It focuses on circulation and pressure points, promoting internal health as well as muscular flexibility. Treatment often begins with the feet and gradually moves upwards towards the head. Rhythmic compressions, rolling of limbs, and gentle rocking are thai massage methods employed in order to relax and realign energies in the body.