With Michelle Mackhoul, LMT
- 30 minute massage $40
- 60 minute massage $70
- 90 minute massage $100
- Spa Therapies $120
“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. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots, known as “adhesions.”
Neuromuscular therapy is a massage modality that focuses on the treatment of trigger points. They are called trigger points because they refer pain to another part of the body, and are treated primarily with the application of sustained, usually static pressure.
Reflexology is a kind of therapeutic method of reducing pain by stimulating all pressured points on the feet and hands. It is also good in promoting good health and preventing illnesses. Reflexology also relieves different systems like injury and stress.
Seaweed Wrap and it’s benefits
Most women try seaweed wraps for their relaxation aspects. Seaweed wraps are much more useful than simply for relaxation however. A wrap can stimulate your circulation, making your blood flow better. It can also increase your metabolism, allowing you to have more energy and to lose weight more easily. One of the main things a seaweed wrap does for your body is that it gets rid of toxins. It is a gentle form of detoxification for your skin and your body. It will help with cellulite, sagging skin, stretch marks, and water weight loss. You can think of a seaweed wrap as a total body cleanser. It cleanses both inside and out. The wrap works by absorbing the vitamins and minerals that the seaweed contains naturally. The minerals absorbed are taken in by the skin and help break up fatty deposits in your body. It will make your skin look and feel supple and smooth.
Mud Wrap and it’s benefits
Mud has natural healing properties that have been utilized for centuries. To begin with, mud is a detoxifier. It stimulates blood flow underneath the skin and pulls out toxins that have entered your body through the food you eat, the chemicals in the air and any medicines you may take. As a result of the mud wrap process, your skin is left feeling cleaner, softer, tighter and, thereby, more youthful. Mud body wraps have also been known to tighten and firm up the entire body, making you feel leaner and slimmer. Due to the toxins that enter our system daily, each of our cells becomes surrounded by liquid to neutralize the effects of those toxins on our system. Over time this fluid is turned into cellulite. The mud in the body wrap helps open up the pores and the wrap itself absorbs any fluids that are released by the mud through the pores. The wrap then squeezes the cells more tightly together, closing up the spaces where the extraneous fluid once was. This helps you to feel lighter, tighter and leaner.
Exfoliating on a regular basis, once or twice a month can improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin. Whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion. The process of exfoliation rids the body of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leave skin with a refreshed and clean feeling.
Thai massage is performed on a futon over clothing. No oil or lotion is used. This is one of the world’s oldest healing modalities. It is a blend of massage, acupressure, energy work, and gentle yoga stretches. The client wears comfortable clothing and lies on the floor on a soft mat. Benefits from a session may include: releasing tight joints, stretching muscles, increasing range of motion, and reducing stress.
About Massage Therapist Michelle Mackhoul
Graduated from Atlanta School of Massage in August 2009. Certified in:
- Swedish & Deep Tissue Therapy
- Neuromuscular Massage
- Spa Therapies
- Seated Massage
- Thai Yoga Bodywork
Her many hours of clinical experience have helped to refine her skills as a therapist and expand her knowledge and understanding of massage and its effects on the human body. Her fieldwork and job opportunities have shown her a variety of settings in which therapeutic massage can be applied and the various populations it can benefit. One of Michelle’s qualities is her ability to listen and empathize with her clients. Her massages are designed to promote both healing and relaxation.