Our Technique for your Catalina Island Massage
Add romance and relaxation to your Catalina Island excursion with an individual or couples massage by Catalina Sea Spa. Enjoy your treatments in the comfort and privacy of Catalina Sea Spa’s beautiful downtown location just steps from the beach. Rejuvenating sugar scrubs, foot massages, peppermint scalp, and facial massages available. Take your vacation to a new level of luxury with a therapeutic Catalina Island Massage. In-room hotel services also available.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. This style of massage is very relaxing and feels great.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. This style of massage is more intense and results driven.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage
In the Hawaiian language, the word used traditionally, called lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out. On the physical level, through Lomi Lomi stress and tension are relieved, blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated. This style of massage feels like gentle waves lapping over your body, and is very relaxing.
Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers.
A pregnancy massage differs from traditional massage in a few different ways. First, the massage therapist will take extra care to make sure your body gets the cushioning and support it needs.
When you’re lying on your back, there will be pillows underneath your knees and shoulders. If you’re far along in your pregnancy, you might be positioned in a semi-reclining position, where you’re looking at the wall instead of the ceiling. A pregnancy massage should be very soothing and relaxing in style.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands. This style of massage feels amazing and has additional benefits from heat releasing tension in the deeper layers of muscles.
Thai and Shiatsu Combination Massage
Thai massage is often described as “lazy yoga.” It uses quite similar techniques as Swedish massage, but Thai massage also stimulates the acupressure points in relation to the concept of energy lines in order to provide relief, to stretch and loosen tightened muscles, to release tension and relieve joints. Thai massage leaves you feeling relaxed and energized. When you combine Thai with Swedish you have the best of both worlds. This style of massage is more energetic as light stretching and pressure points are used.