Massage | What is a Massage?
Massage is the therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. The purpose of massage is to relax the tissue, increase the flow of blood and oxygen, and decrease pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can be effective for reducing the symptoms of disorders or pain in the muscles and nervous system, and it is often used to reduce stress.
How Should I Prepare for a Massage?
Each Massage appointment with Copper Tree Retreat is customized for you and your physical and mental needs that day. Our licensed medical massage therapists are skilled in multiple modalities and will mindfully determine the best types of massage therapy needed to work through a specific problem spot or to help you find the relief you came in for.
Come to your massage appointment well hydrated. Ultimately, stressed muscles lead to inflammation and toxin builds up that can block essential nutrients and oxygen contributing to pain and stress. A massage will start to break up and release those built-up toxins and get your blood and oxygen circulating. Staying hydrated before and after your massage is recommended to help flush the released toxins out of your body. Remember to breath normally and do not be afraid to communicate any questions or concerns with your therapist.
What Can I Expect During My Massage?
You will be asked to undress to your comfort level. Your massage therapist will leave the room to choose to undress completely or to leave your clothing on before you slip under the top sheet of the warm, relaxing massage table. Your therapist will always make sure you are respected, comfortable, and properly covered throughout your session. You might fall asleep, but you will leave feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Traditional European Relaxation massage done with warm oil or cream to ease tension and stressed muscles. Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation of blood and lymph while relaxing the superficial muscles. Swedish massage finishes with hot towels on your back, letting your skin soak in the oils. This massage is recommended for everyone.
A hot stone massage is used to help you relax, ease tense muscles, and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. According to the University of New Hampshire Health Services, hot massage stones are heated to between 130 and 145 degrees. The stones may be placed along your spine, on your stomach, on your chest, on your face, on your palms, on your feet and toes. Massage therapists may hold heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques. Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.
Experience a luxurious and relaxing massage combined with deep heat therapy. Smooth, polished, Basalt stones are heated and incorporated into the massage. The perfect treatment to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease tension.
This is truly a luxurious treatment. Relax while enjoying a 50 min Swedish Massage and replenish your body with a customized IV at the same time. $50 Tip Included in the price.
Body Luxe Hydrating Wrap is a moisture-binding emollient that provides deep, lasting hydration and protection for the skin. This unique offering can be used in place of a body mud in any spa treatment.
Revive skin radiance and smoothness while polishing away dryness, flakiness and rough areas. Contains natural brown and white sugar, natural firming hydrators, protectors, and cleansers of proteins all in a replenishing blend of nutrient oils to stimulate circulation, exfoliate and reveal a healthy glow.
Our most effective creme-based mud for firming, stimulating and toning, utilizes rich concentrations of algae, minerals and vitamins derived from active seaweed varieties harvested off the Brittany Coast of France. (Those with Seaweed or Iodine allergies should avoid this treatment)
This is a luxurious water treatment and aromatherapy detoxifies, hydrates and is intensely relaxing. The treatment is compiled of a temperature controlled Vichy Bed under the panel of horizontal shower jets with a choice of aromatherapy. The warm cascade of aromatic water rains onto the body stimulating the circulatory system leaving the body and mind fully relaxed and invigorated. This ultimate hydrotherapy treatment can be experienced on its own to sooth aching muscles, promote circulation and lymphatic flow as well as be added to any body treatment, wrap, mud, or massage.
Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet, hands, and ears. It is based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems reflexology.
Deep pressure using similar movements in traditional massage. The deeper pressure is beneficial to releasing chronic muscle tension allowing focus of the massage to be on the deepest layer of the muscles. The goal of a deep tissue massage is to reduce pain and discomfort, while improving the body's ability to heal itself.
Prenatal Massage is used to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Research shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches, and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage. Prenatal Massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts. This is a special massage at a time when it is needed the most. This massage is recommended in your second or third trimester.
Dull, dry skin is massaged away to reveal a fresh glow with this stimulating formula containing three different sizes of rich mineral and therapeutic Dead Sea Salts. Natural Luffa and a special blend of Jojoba, Avocado, Peach and Sunflower Oils are added to replenish and soften skin.
Promote detoxification, extract pore clogging impurities and improve skin texture, with this black creme mud. Organic silts are collected from deep underneath 30,000-year-old fresh water lakes in Eastern Europe. Most effective when used with Detoxifying Customizing Complex.
Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum that is created in glass or silicon cups either by heat or by suction. This therapeutic technique relieves pain and discomfort caused by the congestion of blood, mucus, or toxins. Cupping helps to improve local circulation and draw toxins out through the skin and out through the pores. Cupping can be effective for a wide range of ailments including joint and muscular pain, arthritis, edema, swellings, headache, aches associated with the common cold or flu, low back pain, painful menstruation, and treats areas where bodily movement is limited and painful.
This is perfect for anyone who is short on time and needs just a little pick me up! A chair massage focuses on the areas of your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and hands with the most tension. You are massaged over your clothes. The massage therapist relieves the tension in the muscles with kneading and acupressure, without using oils.
A therapeutic manipulation of major muscle groups often associated with sports strains and long-term injuries or scar tissue. This is a deeper pressure massage aiding in post workout recovery or prevent preparation. Please specify to your therapist if this is Pre or Post event.
This luxurious water treatment y detoxifies, hydrates and is intensely relaxing. The treatment is compiled of a temperature controlled Vichy Bed under the panel of horizontal shower jets with a choice of aromatherapy. The warm cascade of aromatic water rains onto the body stimulating the circulatory system leaving the body and mind fully relaxed and invigorated. This ultimate hydrotherapy treatment can be experienced on its own to sooth aching muscles, promote circulation and lymphatic flow as well as be added to any body treatment, wrap, mud, or massage.
The refreshing scent of tropical coconuts rejuvenate the senses and bring your clients to a place of maximum delight. Natural exfoliates of Coconut Shell Powder makes for the ultimate natural body polish, while pure cane sugar and nature's gentle buffers nourish and condition eliminating dry skin. With a rich, buttery feel it can be used daily to keep skin looking radiant, soft and silky smooth.
This deeply hydrating creme-based mud, contains natural sun-dried rose clay extracted from the Provence region of France. Alpha-Hydroxy Lactic Acid, Wheat Amino Acids, Beta Glucan and Rose Centofolia are infused into the mud to accelerate cell renewal and moisturization.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people post-surgery and to help with the treatment of lymphedema, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.
A Migraine Massage releases the chemical serotonin, which can help to relieve pain. The Migraine Massage works by blocking pain signals, promoting circulation, and increasing blood flow in specific areas to help relieve discomfort and tension.
The full-spectrum sauna helps detoxify the body, alleviate chronic pain, improve weight loss and reduce blood pressure. Sweating is the body's natural way to heal and stay healthy. Full spectrum infrared sauna therapy is beneficial for natural healing and prevention because of its ability to penetrate human tissue resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat. It is known to assist with detoxification, weight loss, pain management, heart health and skin purification. Infrared can also provide relief from fibromyalgia, arthritis, and neck and back pain because it warms and relaxes joints and muscle tissue. Treatment includes fresh cucumber cooled towels, alkaline infused water to stay hydrated and a spray bottle filled with lavender scented water to mist skin post treatment.