Choosing a massage technique may sound like a heavenly dilemma, so many options such little time. When deciding on the perfect type of massage, your preference for light or deep pressure are important but the primary consideration of your health and physical well being is key.
How will you know which massage technique is best for your health concerns and life style? Jessica's Massage Spa helps you better understand your options so you are able to experience the greatest therapeutic benefit from your massage ever time.
The Swedish Massage is one of the most familiar types of bodywork performed today, with one of the primary goals being to simply relax the entire body. This is done by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the heart. Swedish Massage raises the level of oxygen in the blood and releases toxins. Swedish massage increases the body's circulation of blood and lymph, which in turn cleanses and re-nourishes soft tissue, the skin and muscle.more
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. Deep tissue work creates micro-tears in the fascia, which fill with elastin and collagen in about three days, creating muscles that are more flexible, supple and have greater range of motion. For the most success, chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, working on healthier postural movements and stretching in-between a regular program of massage.more
Sports massage usually focuses on muscles relevant to a sport specific event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurancale might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.more
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. Reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Reflexology works from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.more
Cranial Sacral Therapy is a gentle hands on approach to addressing the bones of the head, sacrum and spinal column. The goal is to release tension in those areas which alleviates stress and pain while improving body movement. Cranial sacral therapy helps to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder and more.more
While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well-being; This is a wonderful wellness plan to practice during the entire pregnancy!
Pregnancy massage can include anything from a full body Swedish massage to light massage work that might include other modalities such as circulatory work, reflexology or cranial sacral therapy. Allow our expert therapists to nurture the expectant mother with their understanding of her ever-changing body and individual needs, utilizing body support cushions to provide the ultimate in comfort.
We require our prenatal guests to have completed their first trimester before receiving prenatal massage. If you are having a high risk pregnancy it is best to discuss your condition with your physician before seeking prenatal massage.more
Also known as Thai Yoga Massage, Thai massage respects the body's limits, while encouraging clients to reach their edge of flexibility-but never beyond. Thai massage uses acupressure, massage, and passive-assisted stretching, where therapists help clients move into their stretch.
The work is purposely slow as the therapist guides clients through the movements, being ever mindful of their physical limitations. Some say the combination of movements and focused awareness during a Thai massage session creates a slow, flowing dance between practitioner and client.
Thai massage is performed on a soft floor mat, with clients fully clothed in loose, comfortable attire suitable for the deep stretching that will be part of the session. Pillows and bolsters may be used for better client support. This interactive form of bodywork can utilize tai chi, rocking and rhythmic motion, massage, and assisted stretching. Practitioners may use their hands, feet, knees, elbows, and legs to facilitate the process. No oil is used during these sessions.more
As people age, there appears to be a tendency to slow down, but this does not necessarily have to be so. Many senior citizens are regularly physically active, participating in leisure activities while others are socially active, attending weekly dances, volunteering with local organizations or playing with their grandchildren. The unifying force in active seniors is their desire to move, be healthy and retain their independence.more
Jessica’s spa enhancements are additions to your massage & wellness services that are designed to enhance your experience with scent, texture and temperature. They are performed by our licensed Massage and Skin Therapists . Choose from any of our add-ons below!
Jessica’s Massage Spa offers a uniquely customized level of service where each moment of the journey caters to the guest’s selected intention. Through the careful stimulation of the senses, Jessica’s allows their guests to select from our unique blend of aromatherapies in order to best guide and heighten their experience at Jessica’s.
Cryotherapy is the use of cold in the treatment of acute and sub acute injury as well as to decrease the discomfort after athletic reconditioning. Cryotherapy generally produces a three to four stage sensation; first an uncomfortable sensation of cold, followed by a stinging, then burning or aching feeling and finally a numbness. Generally, a minimum of 10-15 minutes is required to achieve an extreme analgesic (pain relieving) effect while lowering the temperature to the injured area, thus reducing the metabolic rate and swelling associated with tissue injury. Cold is extremely useful in...more
Adding heat to specific areas on the body enhances the feelings of relaxation and peace. This enhancement is recommended for individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or other chronic pain. The penetrating effects of the heated stones allow the massage to be delivered without excessive pressure.more
This therapy can be employed for pain and headache relief, injury recovery, and stress management. The cold stones help regulate blood vessels flow back to normal, allowing pain to subside naturally, without the use of any headache pain medication. Add cold stones to complete your full body massage service, or choose to have your therapist focus on specific painful areas (head, neck, shoulders, etc.)more
Our concentrated therapy starts off with the application of our aromatic hotwax paraffin which enables us to treat specific areas of the body and pinpoint the management of treatment. Next we will heating and/or cooling thermal products to provide deep muscle pain relief from injuries and chronic conditions. This is ideal for anyone who suffers from chronic pain or limited mobility due to athletic training, repetitive movements, and overuse.
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Enjoy the restorative benefits of this invigorating scalp, neck and shoulder treatment done exclusively at Jessica’s! This treatment combines the relaxing and restorative benefits of our custom blend of essential oils and massage therapy specifically designed to alleviate the source of pain and/or headaches through cycles of isolated pressure and release. This is the perfect wellness addition to any service Jessica’s!more
Whether you have “texting” strain or the effects of too many hours spent on the computer, allow our luxurious Moor Mud Hand Relief treatment to release tension, overuse, and the strain of muscles and joints! This rich, deeply hydrating and therapeutic treatment seals in moisture and leaves your hands wanting mooooooor….more
This treatment is luxurious pedicure therapy packed full of natural detoxifying properties to purify the body and rebalance energy. Tired heels and achy callused feet will be soothed and restored with our Hungarian Moor mud treatment! This rich, deeply hydrating and therapeutic treatment seals in moisture and leaves you wanting MOOR. …more
I’m sure you remember making mud pies as a kid, what you probably don’t remember is how soft, smooth, and vibrant your skin looked after you rinsed it off! One of our spa favorites is our JMS Signature Moor Mud Facial Detox Mask! Since toxins build up in the system it can have damaging effects on the skin, like wrinkling and inflammation. Moor Mud’s healing properties work on detoxifying and rejuvenating the skin, reducing wrinkles and redness.This purifying, organic black mud is rich in minerals and trace elements to deep cleanse as it moisturizes, softens, refines and beautifies dull...more