Friday, July 27, 2007

Sensual massage, just that sensual, not of a sexual nature--a big misunderstanding!!!

With sensual massage, the skin being the largest sense organ of the body, thereby explaining why we have such a strong, innate need for sensual touch. Yes, we all have the "need" for touch. Consider how a child is reassured by a warm hug, how holding the hand of a loved brings feelings of comfort, or how a sensual massage back rub eases away tension. The simplest physical contact from a sensual massage therapist can trigger emotional and mental connections in return. The benefits of a sensual massage, especially a erotic sensual massage between lovers, are thus magnified. Ultimately, a sensual massage reduces stress levels and is believed to be highly beneficial for overall health. A massage that is done by a registered sensual massage therapist can improve circulation, the immune system and brain functions. Sensual massage is suggested to soothe muscles, headaches and certain allergies. It has even been credited with aiding the digestive and nervous systems.
Let's first unlock the differences between various types of sensual massage.
1. Deep tissue massage is mainly used for sports.
2. Therapeutic massage is to relax and/or produce healthful benefits.
3. Swedish massage utilizes the entire hand in generally flowing movements to work muscles.
4. Shiatsu massage is a Japanese method of using the fingers to knead pressure points.
5. Sensual massage therapy holds the purpose of simply soothing, relaxing and stimulating the senses.
A sensual massage should be anything but rushed. Take the time to truly savor the entire sensual massage process. If assuming the role of "receiver," put aside all worries and responsibilities. Just bask in all the incredible sensations to experience.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I love doing these this time of the year!!

Salt glow is also known as a salt scrub or sea salt scrub. It is the most popular at the spa. A salt glow exfoliates your skin, it sloughs off the skin's outermost dead skin cells. A salt glow treatment serves to hydrates your skin because the salt is combined with oil and usually some aromatic like lemon, lavender, or even figs. The application of the salt is followed by a shower and an application of body lotion, and leaves your skin feeling very soft and fragrant.
When the therapist will rub a mixture of sea salt, oil, and aromatics like lemon or lavender into your skin. When finished, shower to rinse off all the salt. It is best not to use shower gel – it’s good to keep the oil and aromatics on your skin.
After the salt glow treatment, you can further go for a seaweed or mud wrap. That’s because exfoliation prepares the skin for products like seaweed or algae that detoxify the body by stimulating circulation through vasodilatation of blood capillaries.
You can also combine a salt glow with a massage. Normally the therapist will recommend you to do salt glow first because it is stimulating, whereas the massage calms you down. Sometimes spas have signature treatments that combine both services – salt glow and massage.
You can do the same with a sugar scrub, but you use sugars instead of the salts

What can a massage do for me?

Benefits of Massage
Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
Decreases inflammation
Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident or sports-related)
Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Improves circulation
Improves and strengthens immune system
Relieves musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
Relieves pregnancy discomforts
Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall feeling of well-being
Increases body awareness
Massage Therapy and Health Conditions
Aside from being very effective in relieving stress, there is much scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions, including:
Anxiety and depression
Back Pain
Chronic and acute pain
Circulatory problems
Digestive disorders
Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Sports injuries
Parkins Disease
Sleep disorders
How Massage Works
Massage therapists will use a variety of techniques to promote healing and relaxation, as well as to promote greater flexibility and range of motion. When a specific muscle group is injured or contracted, other muscles surrounding the affected area also brace in response to the injury or contraction. Massage helps to improve blood circulation, decrease pain and inflammation, helps to relax the muscles, and makes you feel better
Hi Brenda,

I just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful massage this morning. I didn’t get a chance to thank you properly since I was a little groggy after the massage. I think I almost fell asleep on the table….. It was without a doubt the best massage I ever had.

I definitely want to get another massage Thursday so I will be fresh for my ride home on Friday. But, I am not sure that will be enough. Is it harmful to get too many massages in a short period of time. I would love to get another one tomorrow. I thought an hour would be enough, but it went so quick I want more……

Thanks Again,

I am a client of Mrs Brenda Skroski and intend to remain one for a long time. Her techniques in Massage Therapy are outstanding. She carries herself in very professional manner, that each session feels as if your there for the very first time. You arrive with aches and pains and by the time you leave you feel as if your in a new body. I have recommended Mrs. Skroski to many friends and relatives, knowing that there sessions with her would bring them back again and again. Its so very easy to say that Mrs Skroski ranks as one of the best in South Jersey.

Anthony J. Garafolo