Massages and spa treatments offered at Indivi Massage and Bodywork allow you to escape from everyday stress.
We are proud to offer Fayette and Clayton County a medley of professional massage therapies including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and so much more!
Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you.
The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:
Swedish massage combines four distinct motions?effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement?to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.
Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones?the fascia?often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist?s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.
Zen Massage's team of certified massage therapists take kinks and knots to task with a wide range of massage modalities designed to address all manner of health and wellness needs. They offer Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages, to name a few. Additionally, licensed estheticians customize facials to clients' needs, administering add-ons that target eyes, lips, and hands. LED light therapy is also available.
SpaBar offers a variety of soothing massages, spa parties, and mobile services. Massages include those that work with essential oils, vibration, and stretching, or target specific areas. Packages for kids include miniature manicures and pedicures, along with hand massages, soaks, and custom lip gloss. SpaBar also offers customers its own line of soaps and bath and body products.
The holistic practitioners of Affusions Therapeutic Body Spa model their treatments on Ayurveda, a set of health and well-being principles from ancient India. The staff develops integrative therapies to promote healing that take advantage of natural remedies in place of pharmaceuticals. The center's pain-management treatment for lower-back pain blends deep-tissue massage and stretching of the gluteus muscles with detoxifying seaweed therapy and acupressure massage. This approach typifies Affusions’ services, which range from spa therapies to custom massages. Specialty services such as ionic foot baths and sessions in the Steamy Wonder can help clients lose weight, shed toxins, and peel off old body paint.