Please click on the names below to read more about the aims and effectiveness of the massage therapies we offer.
Japanese Saionji Massage aims at removing tension in the muscles and their connective tissues.
It has excellent results for back pain, headaches and posture problems.
Kahuna / Lomi lomi Massage is a very gentle flowing massage with long, deep pressure strokes.
It has magical healing effect as it has ability to unlock emotional blockages.
Kahuna Hot Stone Massage blends the best of two wonderful massage techniques:
the deeply soothing, flowing touch of Kahuna, with the healing energy of heated smooth volcanic stones.
Stress and tension simply melt away.
About Massage Therapies
A study commissioned by AMTA, the American Massage Therapy Association, *1
shows that for the treatment of pain, people rate massage as highly as medication!
In a national sample of 1014 people interviewed, the results showed that -
This research further showed that among those who actually had a massage in the past year, 28% say massage therapy gives them "the greatest relief from pain." Another 28% say medication gives them the greatest relief. Chiropractic therapy comes in third at 11%, followed by 8% who got the most pain relief from physical therapy, 3% who said acupuncture was best for their pain, and 1% whose pain best responded to biofeedback. *2
What exactly is it about massage therapies that makes them so very effective in so many areas of healing, stress-relief, recovery from injury and wellbeing?
Massage therapies cover a wide spectrum, and although they have overlap in their effectiveness, each uses specific techniques and is aimed at a more specific area of healing.
In the holistic view and attitude maintained by De-Stress Refuge's therapists, we understand that massage therapies address not just "the problem" but are aimed at the whole person.
Massage therapy works at many levels simultaneously: although it is firstly a physical therapy that addresses the body mechanically, this is far from its only capacity, aim or effects, or the way of therapeutically interacting with the person.
In its touch and technique, massage has distinct remedial and healing effects that range from correcting musculoskeletal disorders and remaining effects of strain and injury, effective stress release, pain relief, to psychodynamic effects that work into deep levels of consciousness and effectively even address the spiritual self.
This article was researched and written by Frank Valentyn.
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*1 The annual survey is the ninth commissioned by AMTA and was conducted by Opinion Research Corp. International in Princeton, N.J. This surveyed a national sample of 1,014 U.S. adults. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.
*2 Reported in WebMD Medical News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD, October, 2005