Come relax with Azia Medical Spa in Birmingham, Alabama.
Between your busy work schedule and keeping up with the family’s schedules — chasing time to slow it down long enough to find a space for yourself, to unwind, relax and recover balance in a hectic life, isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish.
If setting your calendar alarms for this-and-that doesn’t always include a time marked just for you, then it’s time for you to slow down — carve out that one hour or two to restore your balance. Treating your body to a therapeutic massage provides a number of benefits to all your senses of mind and body, enabling you to keep up with all the other to-dos on your list.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy dates back over 5,000 years ago. Often practiced in the East and West, in various modalities as a sacred healing method for pain relief and stress relief, for both body and mind. Massage therapy began as a natural healing practice which was used to prevent and treat certain illnesses.
While the therapies have evolved over the years, the divine component still exists at the core of massage therapy, providing relief from tired, achy muscles and restoring balance
MASSAGE THERAPIES OFFERED AT AZIA MEDICAL SPA
From relaxation to relief of aching, tired muscles, Azia Medical Spa offers a full range of body massage therapies for your body and mind.
- AZIA SIGNATURE MASSAGE
- HOT STONE THERAPY
- LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
- SWEDISH MASSAGE
- DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
- PRENATAL MASSAGE
- MEDICAL MASSAGE (MIGRAINE, ETC.)
- REPETITIVE USE INJURY MASSAGE
- NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE (TRIGGER POINT THERAPY)
- REFLEXOLOGY (ZONE THERAPY)
- PLANTAR FASCIITIS MASSAGE THERAPY
AZIA SIGNATURE MASSAGE
Our Signature Massage is a personalized treatment designed just for you. Our licensed massage therapists will tailor your massage therapy treatment from a mix of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Sports massages.
OTHER MASSAGE MODALITIES:
HOT STONE THERAPY
Using hot river or black volcanic rock to alleviate discomfort associated with tense muscles to improve lymphatic drainage and deeply soothe away tension. This provides a quick release of tight muscles through increasing blood and lymph circulation.
This therapy stimulates the lymphatic system by allowing the circulation of fluids to boost both the immune system and metabolism. It is also a recommended therapy to pair with the Zerona treatment.
This is the best massage for those who are new to receiving massages. Our massage therapists will incorporate methods from a Swedish massage, using five gliding and kneading rhythmic strokes to ease tension, improve circulation and flexibility and well as provide relaxation.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Where Swedish massage provides a lighter, gentler therapy, deep tissue massage is structured to aim for the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). It is performed similarly to the Swedish massage with more intense pressure, to target specific areas of pain, which is necessary to help relieve patterns of tension through “unsticking” fibers of a muscle, and removing toxins. Deep Tissue Massage is both corrective and therapeutic.
The Prenatal Massage is geared toward relief of muscular pains. The number of treatments needed, varies from patient to patient.
MEDICAL MASSAGE – MIGRAINES AND OTHER HEADACHES
The focus of medical massage is to determine the source of your pain and to use different massage techniques to eliminate that source. Your therapist can customize a treatment specifically for your type of headache, which could include pain caused by the following:
- Tension Headache
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
REPETITIVE USE INJURY MASSAGE
Repetitive Use Injury Massage is geared to providing relief to those areas of soft tissue that suffers from frequent use by receptive movements, generally seen in occupations or hobbies which can include carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, golf elbow and may more.
NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE (TRIGGER POINT THERAPY)
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot that is painful. It’s called a “trigger point” because it triggers a painful response to another area of the body.
It is important for us to educate our clients about the location and causes of these triggers and apply pressure to those areas with consistency to help alleviate the tightening of the muscles caused by the pain associated with the trigger points.
You will also learn how to move in different ways in order to prevent pain form reoccurring.
REFLEXOLOGY (ZONE THERAPY)
Reflexology is an ancient Chinese therapy which involves manipulation of specific reflex zones on the feet that help stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. It is used to relax the central nervous system, reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
PLANTAR FASCIITIS THERAPY
Plantar Fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition often caused by damage to the fibrous tissue that forms in the arch of the foot. Athletes, such as runners commonly suffer from this condition, as well as those who have suddenly gained weight.
We use ice bottle massage combined with reflexology applications to give relief and add relaxation by massaging the tissue on the bottom of the foot. This method helps to improve overall mobility.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy, a divine therapeutic remedy for various ailments of the human body and mind, evolved from ancient times and offers a quick restoration of balance and well-being. If you are accustomed to the many ways in which massage therapy improves your overall well-being, or if you are new to massage therapy, our knowledgeable and professional therapists invite you to schedule your next appointment with Azia Medical Spa and enjoy the most relaxing way to restore and heal.