Traditional Khmer Massage
Experience a new way to let go. The traditional Khmer massage makes use of passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines to relax the body and ease muscular tension – leaving you feeling wonderfully relaxed and blissful.
A Khmer massage typically lasts for about an hour. During this time your therapist will manipulate your body into different positions to help loosen it up and improve flexibility. You can expect a Khmer massage to differ quite a bit from your average massage – the therapist will also use her full body weight to help loosen up your muscles, sometimes even kneeling on your back. Not an ideal massage for those who are afraid to try new things. Having a Khmer massage can help to adjust skeletal structure, increase flexibility, relieve tension in the muscles and joints and balance the body’s energy system. It may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or injured, so it’s best to consult your therapist first to check if this applies to you.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation. The essential oils are extracted from various herbs.
In choosing the oils for an aromatherapy massage, the aroma therapist generally creates a synergistic blend of three oils which are then added to the carrier oil. A synergistic blend means that when a particular set of oils are combined together, they enhance each other’s properties, and make a pleasing scent.
Head, Back and Shoulder Massage
Massage is a wonderful therapy that can be used anywhere by everyone. A few simple techniques are all that is needed to drain away the stresses and strains of daily life, leaving one feeling refreshed and re-energized. This massage from our therapist will provide you a wonderful and relaxing head, neck, back and shoulder massage.
This massage soothes away stress and tension, promotes relaxation and re-energizes the mind and body, improves upper body suppleness and flexibility, increases blood circulation and promotes healthy hair through scalp stimulation, improves muscle tone, provides a sense of calmness, peace and tranquility, releases anxiety, stress and mental stain, helps with depression, and promotes the body’s own healing mechanisms.
To have one highly-skilled therapist massaging your body is a bliss. To have two therapists doing so at the same time is close to heaven on earth. This treatment, with energizing oil, normally requires you to be completely naked.
The four-hand massage is something akin to a slow ballet, requiring a great deal of practice and teamwork. Both therapists gently massage you with oil from the back to the feet, the gliding motions perfectly choreographed. Neither leads the other; they work precisely together, applying smooth and equal pressure in the same direction so that it’s impossible to tell whose hand is where. After doing your back, they ask you to turn over, and then perform the same remarkable ritual, starting at your feet and ending at your head.
Hot Herbal Compress Massage
A herbal massage is a traditional type of Khmer massage. According to our guests, the treatment is a unique experience. Stretching, acupressure and hot herbal compresses combine to provide the utmost in muscular and mental relaxation. The blend of traditional Khmer herbs used in this massage has a relaxing and simultaneously invigorating effect on the body and mind. It is soothing sore and over-worked muscles, while giving a boost for the body’s energy level. If necessary herbs can even be custom-blended for individual needs, colds, flu, other illnesses, etc. Hot compresses are also excellent for stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, back pain, arthritis, chronic pain or injury, disorders of the internal organs, skin diseases, migraines, and chronic stress or anxiety. Herbs for the compresses are blended with attention to the therapeutic needs of the individual, and are heated in an herbal steamer. Warm herb bundles are applied directly to the skin during a massage session.
Reflexology Foot Massage
A foot massage is more than just a relaxing treatment at a day spa. When performed by a trained reflexologist, a reflexology foot massage provides various benefits to the patient. The body is treated as a holistic unit and applying pressure to specific points on the foot is used to reconnect the energy pathways throughout the body. This energy exchange freshens the blood supply and has a soothing effect on the nervous system. Perhaps the most immediate benefit of getting a reflexology foot massage is the release of physical and mental tension from the body. As blockages are removed and full energy is restored, cells are rejuvenated with fresh oxygen. According to Reflexology of Wisconsin, the aim of a reflexology foot massage is to unify mind, body and spirit in a state of relaxation and healing.