|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 6:40 PM||comments (14865)|
Pampering is something we all need from time to time, and one of the ways to do that (besides getting massage) is through add-ons. Here at West Maui Massage we offer some great choices to enhance your massage experience.
The most popular one is the organic cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the main ingredient in chocolate, so just the smell alone makes you feel decadent, the feel is silky without being heavy, and organic cocoa butter is very nourishing for the skin. If you are feeling dry, sun ravaged or just need pampering, adding cocoa butter to your massage is awesome.
Our next popular treatment is the body scrub. We are so aware of our face, but tend to forget that our body need exfoliation also. Here at West Maui Massage, as an outcall business, we have access to your shower. Our most popular treatment is for you to put on a swimsuit, lay face down on our table with a bottom sheet on it, and we scrub your body from foot to shoulders with your choice of salt or sugar scrub, in a circular motion adding oil as needed going under your shorts or bathing suit bottom( to make sure your butt gets exfoliated as well). The you turn over and we exfoliate your feet, legs, tummy neck, arms and shoulders (avoiding private areas of course). We have your flip flops close so we can slip them on your feet and we send you to shower while we change to fresh sheets for your massage. Nothing feels better than baby soft smooth fresh skin, especially popular added to a couples massage.
Detox foot scrub. This is heaven for your feet. We start by using a salt scrub scented with essential oils and massage thoroughly into your feet. then we use lemongrass scented hot towels to wrap your feet, and after we remove the salt we massage peppermint oil into your feet leaving them soft, smooth and tingly. Give your feet some love.
Hot oil scalp treatment, is exactly what it says. We use organic coconut oil (extremely nourishing for your scalp and hair) lightly scented with pure lavender essential oil, massage thoroughly into the scalp, wrap with a hot towel, makes your head feel lighter and really good. (does leave oil in hair) easily removed by washing.
|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM||comments (7050)|
So all your friends keep saying you need a massage, or your body is sore and you've decided to try a massage, whatever the reason you are ready to get your first massage. It is normal to be a little nervous, as this is something you haven't done, and we've all heard good and bad things from other people about their massage experience. Number one we want you to be comfortable, so we will set up the table with a top and bottom sheet, a face cradle and a bolster for your feet. Your therapist will ask you some questions, allergies, areas of pain, areas to avoid, then they will ask you to undress to your comfort level and climb under the top sheet, while they step out of the room and wash their hands, normally face down to start (unless you are pregnant or have some reason why that wont be comfortable for you). Your comfort level means exactly that, if you want to leave your underwear on do so, if you prefer to wear shorts, do so, if you need to leave your bra on do so, if you are not comfortable you cant relax,and that is the first goal of a massage.Okay so you are on the table under the sheet, the therapist will only uncover the area they are working on and will tuck the sheets to keep you from ever being exposed. You will be face down approximately half the time, then we will tent the sheet for you to turnover, at no point will we see anything we are not working on. At the end of your massage the therapist will step out of the room and wash their hands while you get dressed. During your massage, if you are too cold, too hot, not enough oil, too much pressure, not enough pressure, uncomfortable with where or how your therapist is massaging, have questions, please speak up, we want your experience to be a fabulous one, as you will become a fan of massage which is how our business grows. As massage therapists we hate to hear of anyone having a terrible massage, and know that through communication everyone can have a great massage. Book yours today!
|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 5:50 PM||comments (7914)|
A hot stone massage is a wonderfully relaxing experience. We take basalt stones, heat them to a perfect temperature and use the stones in our hands to heat up and relax the muscles. West Maui Massage therapists do not do static placement of stones (laying hot stones on the body) this way we avoid the stones being to hot for your body to handle. We use the stones as an extension of our hands and can do very effective deep work using the edge of the stones. As with any massage communication is key, if the stone is ever to hot or not hot enough just let your therapist know, our goal is to provide a fabulous experience for you.Give us a call and book your today!
|Posted on January 11, 2015 at 5:40 PM||comments (7276)|
Deep tissue massage is very confusing to most people. What a deep tissue massage is, is a focus on specific areas to release adhesions in the muscle tissue, increase range of motion, and provide relief from pain and spasms. Deep tissue massage does not have to be painful, though most times when done correctly there is some discomfort. By communicating with your therapist and staying in your comfort range,pain can be avoided. Most people who receive massage on a regular basis find that there is a positive pain in which you can feel the muscle tissue changing. If you are a large person, or have a lot of muscle mass, deep tissue is what is necessary in order for your therapist to get into your muscles. If you are questioning whether deep tissue is right for you, ask your therapist.