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TOUCH….Isn’t It What We All Crave?

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Suzette_Ramnauth_as11_sqBy: Suzette Ramnauth, CMT

The history of massage therapy dates
back at least 3000 years ago.

In ancient times, Hindus, Persians, Egyptians and Chinese used it as treatment for many ailments. In modern times, massage therapy is universally regarded as beneficial for many chronic conditions, including stress, depression, lower back pain, arthritis, smoking cessation, high blood pressure, and much more. Millions of people have experienced the relief offered by massage therapy in their everyday lives.

About Kayakaya_shirodhara_as11

Kaya Wellness & Yoga center
in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware offers:

Shirodhara, or Heavenly Head Massage. The word “shiro” means “head” and the word “dhara” means stream or flow. It is an Ayuverdic treatment that has been used for 5,000 years in India. This deeply relaxing treatment involves pouring warm, herb-infused oil gently and steadily over the forehead across the third eye in a continuous stream using a special swaying movement. Shirodhara is a powerful treatment for relieving mental stress and nervous tension.

Warm Bamboo Massage.
This unique massage involves using heated bamboo rods of various sizes to knead and roll out knots and relax tense muscles. Warm Bamboo Synergy Massage combines the traditional benefits of massage along with the comforting qualities of heat. It is the perfect massage to counter the effects of stress, tension and lackaya_massage_as11k of rest. The bamboo pieces are specially designed and treated to be the perfect tools for massage. They are heated on custom made heating pads which allow the pieces to be heated to the optimum temperature thus enabling maximum retention of heat.

Swedish massage, which stimulates healthy circulation. Long, gentle, flowing strokes are used to enhance relaxation, circulation, to relieve muscle pain and tension, improve flexibility and stimulate lymphatic flow to flush toxins from the body.

Warm stone massage
, in which smooth basalt stones of various sizes are placed in water and heated. The stones are then placed along the energy centers of the body in order to relax muscles, dissolve tension and reduce stress. The stones also mentally relax and enable a spiritual connection to the Earth’s energy. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work.

Sports massage
, developed in order to help athletes to prepare their bodies for optimal performance while training, competing, and recovering. Sports massages emphasize injury prevention to the muscles and tendons. It is also good for chronic pain, injuries and range of motion.
Deep Tissue massage, is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. Deep tissue massages focus on the muscles below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience chronic pain, have sustained physical injury, or take part in heavy physical activity. Benefits include reduced muscle and stress relief.

Reflexology, or zone therapy which involves pressure being applied to the feet, hands, or ears with specific hand techniques. It is based on a system of reflex areas that are said to reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.

About Suzette:kaya_waiting_area_as11 Suzette Ramnauth has been a certified Yoga instructor for over 10 years. She studied massage therapy at Alternative Therapy Holistic Center and Massage School in Newark, DE. She has been a CMT at Toppers Spa in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and has also worked with private clients. She considers herself a body-energy worker, and brings her experience with the human form into each of her sessions. She is also a Reiki practitioner and says of her work, “I simply feel blessed to be doing what I love!”

“To have a massage from Suzette is absolutely WONDERFUL. I come away from it with a feeling pure JOY. My body feels so much better and I am so relaxed. She is able to get all those toxins out of me and I get relief from the tightness in my body. I highly recommend Su
zette to those who are looking to get a fabulous massage.”     ~S. Holden

“I have a very active lifestyle, running a martial arts school and teaching in excess of 15 kaya_exterior_as11martial arts and wellness classes per week.  I came to Suzette for a 1 hour massage. It was exactly what I needed to release the tension in my muscles and also to help me relax. With my healthy lifestyle, it is important to take some time for myself to de-stress. Suzette’s massage was a perfect balance of stress reduction and relaxation. I can’t wait for my next massage.”     ~D. McDine, Owner, The Chinese Martial Arts Center

“Suzette is absolutely great! She has an understanding, compassionate nature that immediately puts you at ease. She takes the time to listen to you and your specific needs then determines what exactly she needs to do to make your massage experience the best that it can be!! You will not be disappointed!! “     ~L. Pyle

Publisher’s Note:
When you first meet Suzette you will probably be shocked that she could even do a massage since she is so tiny. But then she starts to massage you and you realize very quickly that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. This young lady is great. Well worth an hour of your day to treat yourself.

Located in The Shops at the Pearl
301 Rehoboth Avenue

Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971