Registered massage therapists are trained in the arts of manipulating body tissue, whether it be the finger, thumb, knees, arms, or other areas. There are many types of massages, including deep tissue, sports massages, and Thai massages. Beneficial effects include reduced anxiety, heart rate and pain, as well as increased muscular performance and general well-being.
Hotstone massages use cold and hot stones, often volcanic rocks such as basalt, to relax your body, alleviating pain and stress. This ancient technique, rooted in old China, is meant to heal and relax you, bringing positive vibrations into your physical being and allowing for an even deeper massage mixed with the pleasures of the warm stones on your body. Cupping therapy, meanwhile, is a similarly ancient means of bringing health into your body. Cupping utilizes either a light needle to prick the body, allowing for toxins to get out, or a vacuum to create a suction effect. A glass, plastic, or other cup is then used to remove toxins from the body.