30 MIN TUNE UP MASSAGE
Tune-Up massage focuses on your areas of dysfunction and stress. Most people opt to go with: Back, Neck, Shoulders & Arms.
Many people like to get on a regimen of maintenance massage to keep their bodies running optimally. Once the therapists have figured out where and what typically needs worked on you, we can condense your therapy into an affordable 30 minute massage.
This is a fantastic, wallet friendly, way to keep up with a wellness program.
CUSTOM THERAPY MASSAGE
Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to wellness based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Taking time to take care of your health is frequently difficult to prioritize — but keep in mind that massage can possibly make everything you do less stressful and less painful, allowing you to be more productive with the rest of your day!
Massage Therapy at Under The Elder Tree can address a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension.
Massage may additionally offer certain benefits in treating high blood pressure, lower back pain, arthritis and depression.
Even if you don’t have a specific health issue, massage therapy can provide many benefits, such as:
- Increased circulation
- Stimulation of the lymph system, the body's natural defense against toxic invaders
- Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
- Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort associated with lower back pain
- Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
- Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
- Increased joint flexibility
- Help recover from strenuous workouts
- Pain relief from migraines
Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions.
The recipient remains clothed during a treatment and there is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor.
Each session is designed to improve your personal yoga practice with individualized assistance in alignment and pose modiﬁcations.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot Stones have been used in healing for thousands of years.
Heated Stone Massage is deeply detoxifying and profoundly relaxing. Stones are placed along points of the body and are used for massaging. By combining massage with warmed stones, the circulatory system is both stimulated and relaxed. This circulatory activity promotes the release of toxins from the muscles, assisting the body in self-healing. In addition, tense muscles are also softened and eased by the deeply penetrating heat of the stones.
Over working a small area with hot stones can overwhelm the body, and do more damage than good, so please be aware this is a head to toe therapy only.
This is an amazing indulgence that you don't want to miss!
Warm Bamboo Massage
This massage is luxurious and will help melt away stress and tension throughout the body.
The use of warm bamboo sticks allows the therapist to get deeper into the muscle, leaving you relaxed and free of aches and pains.
The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Hot Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
Warmed, hand-carved Himalayan salt stones used in combination with massage techniques create a highly relaxing and remineralizing body massage. The warmed salt stones produce negative ions which balance the energy of the body for a sense calm and balance. The salt replenishes depleted cells with minerals, leaving the skin revitalized and the body in a deep sense of relaxation.
Our feet,which bear the weight of the whole body, allows locomotion and do a lot of work. Still they are the least pampered part of the body!
To care for your feet and keep them strong and flexible, a daily foot massage for a few minutes is good option.
Reflexology is an ancient healing practice based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to the body’s different organs and glands. The human foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force and your weight in motion. It has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, 250,000 sweat glands and at least 50 ligaments and tendons. In particular the feet has almost 15,000 nerve endings.
So, in reflexology, pressure is applied to these reflexes on the feet, which promotes good health.
Here are some health benefits of foot massage and reflexology:
Improves blood circulation:
Due to a sedentary lifestyle, we don’t use the feet muscles properly and wear tight footwear. All this hampers the circulation of feet. A 10 minutes of foot massage daily, helps in transporting oxygen to the body’s cells, which is essential for overall health.
Foot massage and reflexology helps in fighting depression. Certain points on the feet are helpful in alleviating depression symptoms. Massaging these points or applying pressure to them for a few minutes 2 or 3 times a day can help relieve symptoms of depression.
Helps in relaxation:
After a tiring and stressful day, a foot massage is a soothing and relaxing way to relax. Massage and reflexology of 5 to 10 minutes before going to bed can improve feelings of general well-being.
Promotes better sleep:
The best time to do foot massage is before going to bed. A soothing and relaxing foot massage improves the blood circulation. This helps in getting a peaceful sleep.
Relieves body pains:
This is the best part of reflexology. If done carefully, it treats pains and aches such as headaches, migraines, neck pain, lower and upper backaches
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing modality that focuses on the wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body. This therapy stems from osteopathy, which is an approach that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
In a typical session, the client lies quietly, fully clothed, while the practitioner makes light contact at selected points around the head, torso, knees, and feet. This light contact consists of gentle finger pressure, with no bone manipulation or forceful thrusts such as those used in chiropractic work, bone-setting, or osteopathy.
The practitioner notes what he or she perceives at selected points on the body and in the craniosacral system (the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord), as well as the client's attitude and intentions. The goal of craniosacral therapy is to help get rid of restrictions in this system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
AMETHYST FAR-INFRARED BIO MAT
There are so many health benefits to far infrared therapy!
Here are a few of the many far infrared therapy benefits:
1. Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function
Far infrared therapy raises body temperature, warming the blood and expanding the blood vessels. This creates an increase in peripheral blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart function, as well as oxygenation.
2. Improves Immune System Function
Far infrared rays’ deeply penetrating heat raises body temperature, inducing an artificial and healthy fever, which promotes the killing of many pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. As the body works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is activated and strengthened by increasing production of white blood cells. Combined with the detoxification of harmful toxins and waste products, one’s overall health and resistance to disease are greatly improved.
3. Relieves Pain and Chronic Inflammation
The deep penetrating heat of the far infrared therapy helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to the muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries away metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to depleted muscles so they recover faster.
4. Burns Calories and Controls Weight
As one relaxes in the gentle heat of the far infrared mat, one’s body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association report, a single far infrared session burns as many calories as rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.
5. Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
Far infrared heat therapy is widely used to treat patients who are suffering from many kinds of arthritic and musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments by increasing the growth of cells, DNA and protein synthesis necessary for tissue repair and regeneration. Stiffness, aches and soreness that come with aging are reduced or eliminated using far infrared therapy.
6. Reduces Stress and Fatigue
The gentle warmth of the far infrared rays helps to sooth nerves and relax tight or knotted muscles by heating the muscle fibers. The end result is an improvement in the balance of blood pressure, blood sugar and nutrients in the cells resulting in increased muscle strength, mental stability and improved energy.
7. Improves Skin
The FIR’s heat and negative ions penetrate deeply into the body, through the skin, helping to detoxify impurities from the skin and lymphatic system. In addition, the far infrared greatly enhances exfoliation by rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating the skin’s health and appearance.
8. Assists in Detoxification
Far infrared therapy helps to detoxify the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify the body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to causing the body to sweat, far infrared is capable of removing toxins via several other bodily systems.