With Zen & Now Massage, you will receive a massage that is exceptionally unique and specifically tailored to your needs. Depending on your preference, the function of the massage can vary from relaxing to therapeutic. Soft relaxing music, a warm table and long full body Swedish strokes lull your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation.
The main benefit of a Swedish massage is the relaxation it provides. The strokes used help relax the individual muscles, increases blood flow and quickens the removal of bodily waste. The Swedish massage also targets specific areas of pain and manages chronic pain with conditions such as arthritis. People also tend to experience a decrease in depression and anxiety as well as better self-esteem, enhanced social function, and improved body image.
Therapeutic Massage manipulates the body's soft tissue and muscles to relieve pain and stress, plus it can help with long-term pain management and recovery of injuries. Falling under this category would be your Deep Tissue Massage and Sports Massage.
HOt STone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands. The heat from the stones can be deeply relaxing and help warm up the tight muscle tissue so the therapist can work more deeply, and quickly. Anj is certified and trained in hot stone massage ensuring that you receive a safe and effective massage.
The benefits of a prenatal massage for a pregnant woman and her unborn child warrants its own page. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, improve sleep, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Zen & NOW Signature Massage:
thai herbal poultice Massage
This incredibly aromatic 90 minute massage uses poultices made of traditional Thai herbs and spices wrapped in muslin and steam heated. Thai massage stretching, incorporated with the poultices, which are used in a deep, rolling motion, help eliminate sore and overworked muscles while invigorating the body’s energy. Because the herbs used are anti-inflammatory, benefits include pain alleviation, muscle and ligament relaxation, relief from aches and pains like arthritis and headaches, and improved upper respiratory function.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy often called "energy work". It is based on the Eastern philosophy that the body has a natural healing ability. Reiki is used to facilitate pain relief, ease stress and help your body heal.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body.
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