Which Treatment is Right for me?
There are many different types of massage. The technique can vary from country to country or even region to region. It can be difficult knowing which treatment is best for you, especially if this is your first massage. Know that no matter which technique you choose you will be treated with care and compassion and the treatment will be designed to fit your needs. This is not a one massage fits all spa! We strive to work with our clients in a respectful and open way to achieve optimal results both physical and mental. Now sit back, relax and let us do all the work!
Probably the best-known type of bodywork. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage
technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by
rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of
blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for
increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle
toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing
Deep Tissue Massage
Aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also
called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same
movements and techniques as Swedish massage,
but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is a more
focused type of massage, the therapist works to release chronic
muscle tension or knots.
stones called basalt stones are used to create a luxurious and relaxing massage. These stones hold heat, helping to create a
deep tissue massage to work tight, knotted muscles and release tension.
Hot stone massage is relaxing and is known to have some health
benefits. Cold stones are sometimes used alone or in combination with hot stones.
The hands or feet are immersed into a bath of melted
paraffin infused with lavender. The heat from the paraffin increases the blood supply to the
area being treated. Moisture is drawn from the underlying layers of the
skin, the moisture surfaces and mixes with the applied moisturizer.
This fluid is unable to evaporate because of the paraffin glove. It is
then infused back into the skin resulting in the most successful way to
rejuvenate, hydrate and nourish the skin. It also helps to relieve
muscle aches and arthritis pain.
Harbor Massage & Bodywork
is owned and operated by Kristina Mitchell. Kristina graduated from the Downeast School of Massage in 2001, with a concentration in Sports Therapy. The Ocean House Hotel welcomed Harbor Massage & Bodywork in 2012. Kristina believes in healing and centering the mind and body to achieve balance. Through the study and practice of various modalities of body work, she strives to use an effective combination of therapies to provide you with the maximum benefit and opportunity for healing.. The more the client participates the better individual results will be. Client confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Kristina lives year round in Tenants Harbor with her three children and an assortment of pets. Along with operating Harbor Massage & Bodywork she manages the Ocean House Hotel and directs the Ocean House Gallery.