At Apogee Spa Deluxe we offer different methods of doing massage:
Aromatherapy A term coined by Frenchchemist René Maurice Gattefossé in the 1920′s to describe the practice of using essential oils taken from plants, flowers, roots, seeds, etc. in healing. The term is a bit misleading since the aromas of oils, whether natural or synthetic, are generally not therapeutic themselves. Aromas are used to identify the oils, to determine adulteration, and to stir the memory, but not to directly bring about a cure or healing. It is the “essence” of the oil, its chemical properties, that gives it therapeutic value. Furthermore, vapours are used in some, but not all cases of aromatherapy. In most cases the oil is rubbed onto the skin or ingested in a tea or other liquid. Some aromatherapists even consider cooking with herbs a type of aromatherapy.
Swedish Massage The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage techniques include long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usual sequence of techniques is:
Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips.
Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers.
Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers.
Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body.
Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping.
Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching.
Benefits of Swedish Massage Swedish massage feels good. It is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.
Sporting massage Energetic massage applied especially to painful muscles or tested in a sporting context.
Releasing massage Calming massage using the Givenchy releasing cream.
Four hands massage Massage carried out simultaneously and in perfect harmony by two masseurs for the relaxation of the muscles.
Canyon Coils Stone Therapy The purpose of this massage is to rebalance the energy by alternating cold and hot rollers applied to the body.
Massage For your whole body or just your back, shoulders, upper arms or feet. Reflexology reduces stress, improves circulation and activates natural and prompt relief from aches and pains.
Hydrotherapy Sink into our spa for a deeply relaxing experience using essential oils or hydro-active mineral salts
Body therapy From ancient mineral hot springs to modern seaweed wraps these treatments detoxify your body, calm your mind and revitalize your skin.