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Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy can literally be translated into “smell therapy”. This method dates back thousands of years, as portrayed in cave paintings in Lascaux France. The essential oils used are all natural and are immediately absorbed through the skin. Massaging with essential oils enhances the whole experience not only because of the pleasant fragrance but also because […]

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Reflexology Massage

Reflexology dates back 5000 years. It was first discovered and used by Egypt, Japan, and China. Today, the Chinese have extended reflexology to become acupuncture. What is this technique? It is a noninvasive way to improve muscles, organs, and glands within the human body. In reflexology, the foot and hands represent a microcosm of the

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Structural Integration Massage Therapy

Originally, Ida Rolf invented a type of bodywork called Structural Integration. Recently, the name Structural Integration has been replaced with Rolfing. Both Structural Integration and Rolfing incorporate the same premise. These modalities look at the body through basic laws of physics. Ida Rolf created this deep muscle and soft tissue technique to address postural distortions,

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Prenatal and Postnatal Massage

Carmel Massage has an experienced midwife who is certified in pregnancy massage. She understands changes in the expectant mother’s with each trimester. She uses a special massage table that is designed to comfortably accommodate pregnant bodies. Massage offers many physical and psychological benefits to both mother-to-be and baby. Physically, massage can increase flexibility in muscles

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Neuro-Muscular Massage Therapy

This method of massage is used to evaluate structural imbalances, correct them and leave the client pain free. Soft tissue pain can be caused by a number of problems; lack of blood to that tissue, low neurological activity [which can cause referred pain to other parts of the body], postural distortion and bio mechanical imbalance,

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Deep Tissue Massage

This massage therapy is most effective for the dissipation of lactic acid build up in sore muscles. A trained, competent therapist can also release and loosen the connective tissue that surrounds every muscle fiber, called the fascia. Fascia, the most abundant tissue in the body, has a tendency to bind up like glue. The reason

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is beneficial for athletes to alleviate muscle tension, stress, and lactic acid build-up in soft tissue. Remaining residue in soft tissue is usually caused from lack of proper stretching after exercise or repetitive motion. Without manual manipulation that flushes out this lactic acid the athlete is more susceptible to prolonged soreness and future

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Thai Massage

The lineage of Thai-Massage dates back thousands of years from India and China. Buddhist monks practiced this form of healing and eventually brought it to Thailand. Today, in Bangkok at the Wat Poe museum, murals depict the Buddha, 2500 years ago, receiving a Thai- Massage from his friend and physician. Traditionally, Thai-massage is done on

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Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is derived from ancient Rome from over five thousand years ago. It’s used as a technique to promote deep-tissue healing and relaxation. Warm, basalt stones that contain special healing powers, are placed on the body. Their warmth loosens stiff muscles and increases circulation and in turn expedites healing. The massage therapist places

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Couples Massage in Carmel, CA

Why not enrich your vacation with a couples massage? Often people celebrate special occasions with couples massage; anniversary’s, birthdays, weddings, or for any other personal landmark.  Couples massage is a wonderful way to relax together either before or after a day of activities. Typically, couples massage is given by two massage therapists on two different

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