Also known as Ashiatsu, this is a Swedish based oil massage, done on a table. The practitioner uses an overhead support system to control her bodyweight and massages the client with her feet. The soft surfaces of the foot contour comfortably to the body allowing the therapist to deliver powerful, effective treatments that make the deep work more relaxing for the client. Slow, gliding effleurage is combined with deep compression, cross fiber and acupressure techniques. Bars attached to the ceiling over the table provide balance and allow the therapist complete control of pressure and working angles at all times.
CBF Rates: 60m $90 / 90m $120 / 120m $180
Deep tissue massage relieves chronic tension and toxins from the body. This technique is effective for relieving pain from deeply held muscle tension such as back pain, chronic pain, sciatic pain, etc. Deep Tissue is different from Swedish Deep Tissue Massage in that the therapist does not use oil or lotion and works very slowly. The therapist works deeply in such a way as to encourage the body not to react defensively and the treatment is kept within the comfort range of the client. The purpose is to “un-stick” the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply held patterns of tension, removing toxins, relaxing, soothing and thereby re-educating the muscle to operate in full capacity. This massage includes hot towels!
A luxurious relaxing full body massage which may include a variety of massage strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve circulation. It may also include range of motion stretching. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, and greater flexibility. This massage includes aromatherapy and hot towels!
A must have for any woman during her most transformative time in her life! Massage has been proven to shorten labor times and reduce complications during labor. It provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints, easing pain, and helping with the postural changes associated with the progressing pregnancy. Massage therapy is also believed to stimulate the endocrine system, which helps to produce a feeling of deep relaxation, which goes straight to the baby and helps to create a life long bond!
Prenatal: 60m $80 / 75m $95
Table Thai Massage
Thai massage has been called the lazy man's yoga. But it so much more than just streching. Through this sophisticated sequence of deep rhythmic acupressure to muscles and Sen (energy) lines during assisted stretches and yoga-like postures, this integrated approach stimulates the body’s natural healing ability by unblocking the flow, resulting in a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Table Thai has taken the ancient style and adapted it to be performed on a standard massage table.
Table Thai: 60m $90 / 90m $120 / 120m $180
Historic Martin House
2496 E Street, 3rd Floor
(on the corner of E and 25th)
San Diego, CA 92102