Types of Massage 
Offered in the Buffalo, NY Area

Seasonal services indicated by an *                  

MEDICAL

Swedish Massage

Long, smooth strokes over the body. Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, a technique called "draping". One part of the body uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

*Hot Rock Massage

Basalt river rocks, hand harvested from the coast of northern Maine, simmering, in warm water, fragrant with aromatherapy, are gently placed on your body to enable the heat to penetrate deep into the muscles while wonderfully massaged over the skin.  Hot rock massage is a deeply grounding and nurturing experience.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.  Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. It is a type of Swedish massage that stimulates circulation of blood and lymph fluids. Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. The recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The result of using trigger points is the elimination of toxins and relaxation in the muscles followed by a significant decrease in pain often found after just one treatment

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

An adaptation of Far East therapies with a thoroughly modern twist. Soft, clean feet sweep, swirl and massage your muscles while using deep compression strokes to glide over the body.  Combining push, pull and pumping techniques with flowing movements to create a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. After a few treatments, you will typically notice an improvement in posture and movement.  Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy also relieves pain and creates a feeling of well being.

*Hot Bamboo

Try something new! This exotic fusion of  massage and bamboo is a luxurious and revitalizing experience. Warmed bamboo of various sizes is used to massage  your muscles, using light and deep strokes to loosen tension .  The addition of heat helps relieve stress carried deep in muscles.  Nourishing oils applied to the skin help soften and soothe. This massage helps promote circulation and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being and revitalizes your soul.

Reiki

A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A restorative, energy healing system that utilizes Universal Life Force energy to assist the natural healing force. This healing energy is transmitted through the hands, which helps the body in releasing stress and tension by creating deep relaxation. During a session you remain fully clothed. Loose clothing is recommended.

Myofascial Therapy - call for details

Myofascial Release - call for details

Neuromuscular Therapy

The utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system. In a healthy individual, nerves transmit impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body very slowly. Injury, trauma, postural distortion or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. It is therefore necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.

Pregnancy Massage

For relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs. This massage increases blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling. This spa treatment reduces stress on weight-bearing joints and enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues. Pregnancy massage provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of pregnancy and mothering.

Thai for the Table

Thai Massage includes a range of motion techniques that increase flexibility and reduce joint pain, making it a great option for athletes as well as the aging. This is performed with no oil, wearing loose fitting clothing. Thousands of years of Asian tradition meet modern ergonomics and body mechanics to give you a massage that is creative, versatile, and powerful. Thai Massage can be combined with more traditional massage to offer the ultimate in therapeutic massage.

Jade Stone Therapy 

Experiencing a Jade Stone Massage is an excellent way to help the mind & body deeply relax. It blends the therapeutic properties of heated and cooled jade stones with Swedish massage techniques to deeply penetrate tight muscles. It is a deep tissue therapeutic massage without the pain. One stroke with a heated jade stone equals seven strokes by hand and when combined with cool jade stones it’s very powerful.

 

 

Call today for further details & any questions you may have about the spa treatments we offer in the Buffalo, NY area! Spa packages differ both in length of time and price.   

SPA TREATMENTS

*Ginger Snap Body Wrap

Ginger, cloves, and cinnamon make this body treatment a wintertime favorite you will want to add to your holiday list and enjoy all season long. Enjoy an exfoliating sugar scrub, infused with cloves and cinnamon. We remove the scrub using warm compresses, and then allow you time to nestle in for some relaxation cocooning. African Shea Butter infused with lemon, ginger and clove essential oils, are rubbed oonto your body. We invite you to close your eyes and rest in the scents of the season. After unwrapping from the cocoon, a warm and relaxing ginger spiced massage is the icing on the cake.

 *The Santa Claus 

T’was the night before Christmas, and throughout the winter season, you get a massage and you don’t need a reason!  Wind down and release tension with Santa’s Cider Scrub; an exfoliating sugar scrub infused with cinnamon, clove and mandarin orange essential oils. This is followed by warm compresses to remove the scrub. You will then enjoy a relaxing massage using Santa’s massage oil. OldSt.Nick himself would appreciate this spicy mix!  

 *Hot & Steamy 

Your session begins nestled in a cedar Sauna, fragrant with the scent of eucalyptus. After a short cool-down, your Herbal Wrap begins lying comfortably in hot herbs infused sheets. This treatment aides in releasing impurities from your system, as well as relaxing sore muscles and muscular tension. After another cool-down, enjoy a relaxing and grounding Hot-Rock Massage.

*Cranberry Harvest

Just like cranberries grow layer upon layer in bogs, you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after being pampered with layer after layer of therapeutic treatment. The Cranberry bog body wrap; the ultimate anti-aging treatment for both body and mind. Treatment begins with a Cranberry Scrub. We invite you to relax while your body is exfoliated and then enveloped in a warm Cranberry bog mask. After resting in a thermal cocoon, you enjoy a delicious Swedish massage with a cranberry butter crème.

 *Earth Angel ~ 2 Hours treatment

This is pampering with a purpose. A centuries old curative, detoxifying Mud Wrap. Treatment begins as Black Baltic mud mixed with Clary sage and jasmine essential oils, are rubbed onto your body. Cocooned in a hot thermal blanket, you are allowed to rest. As you rest, the mud helps draw impurities that damage your immune system, clearing stored toxins. While relaxing in this cocoon, your feet are pampered with a peppermint salt scrub. Using warm compresses we remove the mud and continue with a rlaxing Swedish Massage using our Earth Angel oil, infused with jasmine and clary sage.

Couples Massage

Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, or even moms and daughters sometimes or best friends. A great way to spend time with the people you love.

 *Eucalyptus Therapy for Two

A perfect way for the two of you to detoxify and relax. Your therapy begins with a detoxifying eucalyptus cedar sauna where your nasal passages and lungs decongest and begin to relax. After some refreshing lemon water, you then move to our beautiful Couples Massage Therapy Room, where warm eucalyptus infused shea butter,  is rubbed into your body.  You are then wrapped in a thermal blanket for some Relaxation Cocooning. Your treatment continues with a Swedish Massage.  Long flowing strokes, designed to release areas of muscular tension and congestion, ease you into a state of blissful relaxation. A hot towel Sinus Massage completes this fragrant experience.

Journey of the Goddess ~ 3 Hour treatment

The Journey begins with a hot rock massage for your feet. Submerge your feet into a fragrant foot bath filled with heated stones, and then enjoy an exfoliating salt scrub and delicious foot massage.Then indulge your body as well as your senses. A relaxing Aromatherapy Massage. A Swedish massage enhanced with the essential oils for aroma therapy, with plenty of time for extra attention to areas of discomfort, or just to relax. The journey continues with a Spa Facial. Pamper yourself with a thorough cleansing of the skin using a honey almond exfoliating mask followed by a pure honey mask. Once removed enjoy a soothing massage to the face enhanced with warm lavender compresses to open pores and relax muscles. Finally a deep conditioning massage to your hands adds to this luxurious experience.

Shea Butter Wrap

Relaxation Cocooning. It’s still cold & damp out side, but these warm fragrant wraps will get you toasty! Shea Butter is applied to the body and you are wrapped in soft sheets and blankets. While relaxing in the cocoon, your feet will be pampered with a salt scrub. A light massage will finish your experience.  Springtime wraps have a choice of scents: Butterfly Meadows, Shamrocks & Mint, Lavender & Vanella and Spring Fever!

 Body Polish; Full Body Polish with Hand & Foot Massage

Get ready to show those toes! Designed to refine the roughest and flakiest skin, without irritation.  A creamy blend of buffing beads, loofah and apricot powder is gently applied, and then removed using warm compresses. This treatment leaves skin with a remarkably radiant sheen and an even tone, assuring deep absorption of the moisturizers and nutrients. A relaxing hand &  and foot massage is the final touch.

*Garden Mint Algae Wrap & Aromatherapy Massage

Your experience begins with a garden mint masque rubbed onto your body. Cocooned in a hot thermal blanket, you are allowed to rest. As you rest this highly potent herbal and deep sea therapy helps heal and detoxify your body. While relaxing in the cocoon, your feet will be pampered with a peppermint salt scrub, then using warm compresses we remove the algae and then you relax into a Swedish Massage using our Garden Mint oil infused with peppermint, rosemary and wintergreen. This unique combination of deep sea algae, essential oils and herbal extracts will detoxify your body and mind.

Deep Lavender Therapy ~ 3 Hour Treatment

Pampering with a purpose, this all natural body treatment is the perfect prescription for an exhausted body and soul. Indulge in Aromatherapy. Take a deep breath and enter a lavender oasis with a nurturing hand and foot soak. Then your hands are wrapped in warm paraffin while your feet enjoy a lavender scrub and massage. Next we soften and soothe your skin with a lavender bud and cornmeal body scrub. An age old recipe that is both gentle and organic. This treatment continues cocooned in warm blankets with our deep lavender rub body wrap. Concluding with a massage as the powerfully medicinal, heat producing vapors of this rub not only relieve sore muscles but mental stress as well.

 Me & You Package 

Roses are red, violets are blue, I need to relax and so do you! By the fireplace; you and that special someone side by side! On a heated massage table with soothing music, enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, or the flicker of candles, while you experience a relaxing Swedish Massage, each of you with your own therapist, as strong, yet gentle, therapeutic hands knead your tension away.

 *Mango Fancy Feet 

Submerge your feet into a milk foot bath infused with Vanilla. Enjoy an exfoliating chocolate sugar scrub, followed by a delicious foot massage using our chocolate shea butter. This magical treatment focuses entirely on your feet and lower legs. Pure delight.

 Spa Facial

A relaxing massage for the face. Thorough cleansing of the face using both a honey almond exfoliating mask and a pure honey mask; followed by a face massage enhanced by warm compresses applied to relax muscles and open pores.

*Seasonal Spa Menu

Visit us on Facebook for our seasonal packages and/or call for information regarding seasonal services available such as Body wraps, Body Polishes, Facials and other services we may be offering. Reminder ~ any body wrap treatment can be upgraded to a two hour session to allow for a Massage after Wraps.