A deeply relaxing massage using essential oil blended with carrier oils to boost a feeling of well-being. The purpose of an aromatherapy massage is not so much to physically work out all the kinks and sore spots in your body, but to use the restorative properties of essential oils to relax and heal your body and mind. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress or improving emotionally-related conditions. Each essential oil has different healing properties, so a consultation with your therapist to choose the right oil is recommended before treatment.
One of the most popular massage, the Swedish massage uses techniques that vary from light to vigorous to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But this massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. It uses five styles of strokes which helps in reducing pain, stiffness, and can effectively reduce lower back pain. It works on the muscle tissues to achieve the desired result, having a therapeutic benefit.
Using the same techniques as a Swedish massage, the Deep tissue massage works deeper into the muscle and connective tissue. The pressure is more intense and it is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or “knots”. Communication is important here as the pressure applied by the therapist should be at your comfort level. It is also very important to drink a lot of water after the massage to flush out the lactic acid from your tissues.
Balinese massage originated in Bali, with influence from the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia. It is a full-body, deep-tissue, holistic treatment. It uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “qi” (energy) around your body, and bring a sense of wellbeing, calm and deep relaxation. Balinese massage uses a variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation, combined with the aromas of essential oils.
The Sacred Lomi Lomi
Hawaiian lomi lomi massage is part of a traditional Native Hawaiian medicine and is considered sacred. The physical benefits of this massage are the same as other types of massage in terms of relaxing muscles, promoting circulation and releasing blocked energy. The difference lies in the Hawaiian traditions woven into the massage, including the belief that “loving hands” help you release not only physical tension but also mental, emotional and spiritual blockages. Lomi lomi is best known for long, flowing, dance-like strokes, often using the forearms and generous amounts of oil. The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion like gentle waves moving over the body. Traditional lomi lomi always includes abdominal massage because Hawaiian tradition considers the colon part of a person’s soul or heart.
A massage originating from the Native Americans who used to heat smooth stones to treat aching muscles, hot stone massage is very beneficial for those with tight muscles. This massage is done with a combination of Swedish massage techniques to get the full benefits. The heat from the stones penetrates into your deeper body tissues, your blood vessels open, resulting in improved circulation. You may find that the relaxation afforded to you through a hot stone massage helps ease some of your mental stress and tension. Always let your therapist know if the stones become too hot or cold for you, as tolerance level is different for everyone.
Hot and Cold Stone
A hot and cold stone massage can bring the benefits and pleasures of both. By massaging and alternating the stones, it helps every cell in the body to receive more oxygen and nutrients and moves lymph, thereby encouraging a more effective removal of toxins. Blood vessels will rise to the surface and dilate when the hot stone is applied and constrict and move back to the inner core muscles when the cold stone is applied. The opening and closing of the blood vessels causes a pumping action within the circulatory system which brings in more blood to the lungs and heart.
Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. The sticks are warmed and essential oils are incorporated into the massage. . The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. This promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. It relieves neck, shoulder and upper back pain well as stiffness. It also improves the quality of sleep and helps relieve insomnia.
A massage candle is a candle, massage oil and moisturizing lotion all blended in one. Zolal Spa massage candles are made using the best oils, natural soy wax, blend of essential oils and raw shea and cocoa butter. It has a low melting point and melts into a warm sumptuous massage oil. This warm oil of natural butters is drizzled over the skin for a wonderful massage treatment to melt away tension and delicately nourish skin. Candles have been a part of prayer and magic for thousands of years. Therapeutically, they can impart a sense of comfort and serenity, and is the most nourishing massage on offer.
Thai massage has its roots in Ayurveda, yoga and acupressure. It is an ancient system of healing aimed to balance the flow of qi in the body. This timeless therapy combines customized stretching with an extensive range of touch techniques using your whole body. It is amazingly effective in promoting deep relaxation, alleviating a wide number of aches and pain, improving circulation, boosting the immune system, and balancing the body energetically, thus facilitating mind-body integration. Thai Massage is an easy form of yoga for the practitioner as well as the recipient, enhancing one’s sense of alignment, vitality and health. This is a dry massage where the client dress in loose comfortable clothes and is performed on a floor mat or a regular massage table.
A good Reflexology Foot Massage is an incredible healing force that can help alleviate many symptoms such as headache, insomnia, chronic fatigue, dizziness, as well as help treat the underlying cause of many internal diseases. It is also one of the most enjoyable experiences that you can have, if the proper reflexology foot massage techniques are used. A proper foot massage is one of the strongest stress relieving treatment.
Four Hands Synchronized
Four hands synchronized massages are performed by two masseuses simultaneously, mirroring each other’s movements to create one fluid motion. By working both sides of the body simultaneously, this massage is the ultimate in balancing the body’s flow of energy promoting deep relaxation for the body, mind and spirit. The benefits you receive from this massage is superior to a regular massage. Four-hands massage can stretch and relax muscles in ways that a single massage therapist cannot do alone. The greater intensity of the simultaneous massage movements enhances blood circulation and the relaxation of tense muscles is increased, and helps in deep relaxation of not just the body, but the mind as well. This is a powerful treatment for anyone who has a hard time letting go during treatments.
Zolal Spa Signature
The Zolal Spa signature massage is a one of a kind massage that was created specially from a combination of different massages for the most relaxing treatment for the body, as well as the mind. It comes from years of studying different techniques and taking the best out of them to create one that energizes and relaxes at the same time. This is a combination of Aromatherapy, hot stone therapy, Lomi lomi, Reflexology and Swedish to name a few.