Massage Sessions

All massages are not created equal. Here at Sky's Perfect Getaway in Southfield Michigan, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your therapeutic goals, whether they be relaxation, stress reduction, decrease muscle tension or tightness, increase blood circulation, restore flexibility, or any of a multitude of other benefits that research has shown.

I offer an integrated massage therapy session that brings different massage modalities and techniques together. Whether you choose foot or full body massage, as a licensed therapist, I incorporate several massage modalities including deep tissue, Swedish, sports, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and reflexology to optimize your massage therapy. A brief description of the modalities are listed below.

Thai massage is basically an assisted relaxing yoga session where a masseuse manipulates your body and applies gentle pressure to your muscles. Thai massages usually take place on a big cozy floor mat and you are required to wear loose pants and a t-shirt so your body can easily move around. Each session usually lasts around one to two hours and just like yoga, your breathing is very important since it will aid you through each pose.

Although you'll be moving around, Thai massages are really quite relaxing since they return your body to a Zen-like state. At the end of my session, you will feel extremely calm and relaxed and ready to conquer the world. You may even notice on day two or three how loose your once tight muscles and stiff joints still feel.

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Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

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Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles. It is used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the strokes are the same as those used in classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

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Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Sports massage has three basic forms: pre-event massage, post-event massage, and maintenance massage.

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Foot massage is a simple, cheap and effective method to relax your body and mind. It is based on the tenets of foot reflexology and involves applying pressure on key points in the foot to get benefits. In this article we give you useful foot massage tips and its various benefits.

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Hot Stone Massage is a form of body work that involves the application of heated stones (thermotherapy) to the body within the context of a therapeutic massage. Round, smooth stones are heated to luxurious warmth, oiled and used in the palm of the hands to massage the body. Heat penetrates deeply, prompting profound relaxation, increased detoxification, and relief of long-standing muscular tension, stress and fatigue.
The use of applied heat to alter the temperature of the body for healing is a technique of long-standing benefit. The roots of this healing therapy can be sourced back to many ancient cultures including the Native Americans. Though the history of using heated stones as an adjunct to body work reaches back centuries, this type of therapy has recently become popular again.

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