Deep tissue massage is a form of massage therapy that focuses on the deep layers of the muscle. It comes highly recommended for those who are suffering from sports related injuries because it helps relieve the pain that comes with the injury. It uses more intense pressure directed on the muscles and connective tissues.
Yoga is fast becoming popular all over the United States. First developed in India, Yoga incorporates breathing exercises, meditation, and asana or postures that flex and stretches muscle groups. Its purpose is to create a sense of awareness, strength and harmony in mind and body.
For the last several decades, western science thought acupuncture has the same effects placebo has to ones sickness. But acupuncture has played a vital role in Chinese medicine dating back to 2,000 years ago. Recently, a study was performed on 18,000 people and proved that acupuncture truly is an effective treatment for chronic pain. After that breakthrough discovery, doctors are now starting to recommend acupuncture as an alternative treatment.
Hot stone massage is a variety of the traditional massage, but uses heated river stones. River stones are smoother than other stones because of the river current. These stones are about the size of an egg, but only flatter. They are usually made of basalt which is a type of rock that is so rich in iron it retains heat very well.