Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful
complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a
healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall
wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal
discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such
as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches
and edema (or swelling).
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate
toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When
compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas
allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to
balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary
stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also
help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. An article, titled Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Also known as floating, sensory deprivation,
R.E.S.T and Awesome!
Benefits can be seen within the first three visits
and it has been called one of the most relaxing
and healing things you can do for yourself.
By removing pressures of gravity from your body
your muscles have a chance to fully relax to their
natural state and the spine starts to decompress
while your aches and pains are melted away by
about 1200 lbs of Medical Grade Epsom Salt.
Epsom Salt also known as Magnesium Sulfate has been around for decades proving to be highly effective in pain relief for its anti-inflammatory properties along with the ability to detoxify the body. Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily. Magnesium is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation.
Effects of High Purity oxygen
People who have tried breathing oxygen contend that it
helps them relax, reduces stress, increases concentration
and alertness, and promotes general feelings of well being.
Those who breathe it regularly say they sleep more soundly,
and wake up happier. They say it lifts up their spirit and
rejuvenates them. Oxygen is one of the five basic elements
of all life: Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulfur, Hydrogen and Carbon)
. There are several forms of Oxygen, however the most
common and stable form of Oxygen is “O2” or Diatomic
Oxygen. Oxygen is a vital element to good health and
it’s our primary source of energy. With Oxygen Enriched
Air (OEA), the body will metabolize food more efficiently,
generate more energy and create a healthier body. Have
you ever seen athletes breathing oxygen at a sporting
event? Athletes agree oxygen increases their performance,
endurance, and energy level. Athletes and athletics require tremendous amounts of oxygen to convert carbohydrates, sugars, fats and proteins into heat and energy required for their high activity level. This conversion process is known as Oxidation. What is oxidized (or burned) for the body’s energy are carbohydrates, sugars, fats and proteins. However, Oxygen is the “Fuel” required to oxidize all or any of these foods. Without the presence of Oxygen, these foods would oxidize very poorly resulting in a poor cellular reproduction and function, which would cause inadequate production of energy. An inadequate oxidation process (poor burning of foods) will result in a lower percentage of your foods being converted into energy and a high percentage of your foods turning into fat. The bottom line — “Oxygen is an element that you can live with!”
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Combine a float session before this massage for even deeper results as the surface muscles are already relaxed.
The Power of Aromatic Botanical Essences
People have used aromatic botanical essences (essential oils) to enhance their surroundings, as well as promote health. Today we can all experience the abundant and profound influence of essential oils on our lives. Essential oils, when combined with oxygen, stimulate the senses and begin to alter one’s mood or condition in positive ways. Science is just now rediscovering the power of aromatherapy through essential oils, the lifeblood of the plant kingdom. Health Practitioners contend that when essential oils are inhaled with oxygen the life force of the body is stimulated to conditions of tranquility, harmony, invigoration, and an overall feeling of being refreshed. The theory is that aroma signals the part of the brain that controls emotions. Research has shown specific smells produce physical effects within the body, which is why the oxygen bar uses essential oils to create positive and relaxed effects on its users.