Massage 101

What are some of the benefits of massage?

By |April 29th, 2015|

Aside from the advantages of taking time for relaxation, massage actually benefits you in many other ways. Studies have shown the physical and mental results of one session, as well as ongoing programs.
Some of those benefits include relieving stress and headaches, strengthening your immune system, improving circulation and posture, lowering blood pressure, increasing flexibility and […]

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How do I get the most out of my massage?

By |April 29th, 2015|

The most important thing to keep in mind is that the massage is for your benefit. You can ask your therapist any questions before your session begins. If other questions arise during your massage, your therapist will be happy to answer them.

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What if something embarrassing happens, like gas or an unwanted response?

By |April 29th, 2015|

Professional therapists have plenty of experience in dealing with those situations. Their goal is to keep you comfortable, so there’s never any need to feel embarrassed.

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I’ve heard that Thai massage involves a lot of stretching. Is this true?

By |April 29th, 2015|

This is absolutely true. This modality is practiced on a mat on the floor and not a massage table. The client wears comfortable clothing and lies relaxed on the mat. The practitioner gently moves the client’s body into yoga-like positions to deeply stretch the body and open up energy lines through the body. The […]

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What is a Shiatsu Massage Like?

By |April 29th, 2015|

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of body work that literally translates to ‘finger pressure’. Shiatsu practitioners use their fingers, hands, and thumbs to apply pressure to specific points and sections of the body to correct imbalances and promote health. It can help adjust the body’s physical structure as well as its natural inner energies. […]

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What exactly is a ‘Special K Massage’

By |November 27th, 2012|

The “Special K” is Kinesthesia’s Signature massage, featuring a combination of modalities borrowed from Shiatsu, Swedish, Esalen, Deep Pressure and energy manipulation techniques, custom tailored to meet each individual clients needs. This massage is performed by a single therapist on a either a massage table, or a Shiatsu floor mat.

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What is Swedish Massage?

By |November 27th, 2012|

Probably the most common type of massage, a Swedish Massage uses five basic strokes to increase circulation, decrease muscle tension and increase relaxation. An oil, lotion, or cream is applied to the skin to reduce friction. This type of massage is included within the signature Kinesthesia Massage

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What is Deep Tissue Massage and would it be right for me?

By |November 27th, 2012|

This form of massage uses techniques to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. Sometimes called deep pressure massage, deep muscle massage, or even deep tissue sculpting, these techniques require that the therapist have a good understanding of anatomy, physiology, and myology. Superficial muscles need to be relaxed to reach the deeper layers, so other […]

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I’ve heard of Chair massage. What exactly is this and Does Kinesthesia Massage offer it?

By |November 27th, 2012|

Absolutely we do! Often called seated massage or on-site massage. Performed fully clothed, you sit comfortably in a massage chair designed for this type of work. The therapist will uses a variety of techniques, similar to those found in other types of bodywork, to work your back, neck, shoulders, arms, and hips. We […]

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Is ‘Lomi-Lomi’ Really a Hawaiian form of Massage?

By |November 27th, 2012|

Actually it is! Lomi-Lomi is Hawaiian for rubrub! This modality is a traditional Hawaiian massage which combines the power of prayer (pule), breath (ha), and energy (mana) with large, broad, Swedish-like massage strokes utilizing the hands, wrists, and forearms to cover large surface areas of the body. This style is also incorporated […]

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