Amadeus Natural Health is the most experienced massage therapy center in New Haven. Whether you arrive for relaxation, deep tissue therapy, or to heal a problem area, massage at Amadeus means you will be in capable and experienced hands.
We offer a full range of massage therapy techniques:
For general relaxation and overall well being.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle (trigger points, muscle fibers, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments). Our most popular massage.
Sports massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of sports massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries. It works wonders for athletes of all types.
Medical massage is focused toward a specific goal of relieving chronic pain in the body. Medical Massage is generally practiced in relation to a specific goal focused on improving health of patients. Medical massage is helpful to individuals who suffer from an assortment of health conditions, including repetitive motion injuries, back and neck problems, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, muscle spasms, neuromuscular conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic headaches, whiplash, rotator cuff injuries, and other soft-tissue injuries anywhere in the body.
Prenatal massage is a form of therapeutic bodywork that is geared to meet the unique needs of the pregnant woman.
Promoting better function of muscles and joints, prenatal massage also improves circulation and overall body tone. While lying on her side, a pregnant woman can be massaged on her side, in a semi-reclining position, and even on her belly, with the use of a specially-designed pillow. With low lighting and soft music, prenatal massage is performed via gentle massage strokes over the back and entire body. Helping to relieve sciatic nerve pain and multiple other conditions experienced during pregnancy, prenatal massage is an effective therapy for helping to promote overall health & well-being of both mother and unborn child. Prenatal massage is usually begun during the 2nd and/or third trimesters of pregnancy. For more information on how Prenatal Massage can help, contact us.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones for added comfort and relaxation.
They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. River rocks are normally used. The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The massage therapist may hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The stones may also be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system. Some massage therapists place stones on points that are thought to be energy centers of the body to re balance the body and mind. For an exceptionally relaxation experience try hot stone massage.
Lymphatic drainage helps to promote a healthy lymphatic system. This therapy consists of vibration, cold laser and manual massage which primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes as well as the flow of lymphatic fluid through the body. The lymphatic system helps to remove the body’s toxins, and can even affect the white blood cell count. A healthy lymphatic system promotes the health of all other body systems.
The focus here is on tight muscle spindle fiber that entraps nerves, and interferes with the functioning of sending and receiving impulses. Often recommended for chronic aches & pains, neuromuscular massage is a specialized massage technique that has helped many people, including John F. Kennedy.
Hand & foot massage utilizes energy zones on the hands and feet to provide relief for a variety of stress related imbalances in the body.
These zones are triggered when the therapist uses their hands to palpitate and massage tense reflex areas that pertain to particular energy zones related to the entire body.
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is the practice of stimulating points on the feet, hands, or ears. The science of reflexology has developed a systematic pattern of points that correspond to other parts of the body. The most common form of reflexology is foot reflexology. The foot is divided into reflex zones that, when correctly touched, can affect the corresponding body part or area, and stimulate it to begin the healing process.
Acupressure is an ancient natural therapy derived from acupuncture without the use of needles.
Instead of using needles (as with acupuncture), acupressure uses thumb and/or finger pressure to stimulate pressure points. These pressure points are located all over the body and are the same as those used with acupuncture.
Sometimes you want to relax together!
Most couples who have experienced treatments in this very special place have reported the feeling of being in some far off and distant exotic land. 2 people, 2 tables, 2 therapists, 1 space, 2 good to be true. A light snack and mineral water included.
Raindrop therapy is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting imbalances and achieving homeostasis.
Essential oils are the steam-distilled lifeblood of plants. One drop of an essential oil can be equal to 30 cups of herbal tea. Applied topically, these oils penetrate the skin, enter the blood stream and bring their healing properties within seconds. Raindrop therapy technique is a massage in which a series of 7 specific essential oils are applied along the back and spine and rubbed in through massage to promote circulation, muscle relaxation, tissue healing, spinal alignment and much more. It is called raindrop technique because the oils are dropped like rain along the spine and also massaged into the feet with reflexology in the same session.
Myofascial release is used to equalize muscle tension throughout the body by stretching the myofascial component that surrounds each muscle and each muscle fiber. It goes from the top of your head to the soles of your feet and surrounds each organ of your body as well.
Unequal tension causes the muscles to pull on the joints along the spine and other areas of the body that then compress the nerves and send a pain signal to the brain. The brain often responds by sending a signal to guard the area which leads to further tightening. Thus the pain spasm pain cycle that must be corrected in order to bring relief.
Myofascial release techniques when practiced with care does not cause pain and brings immediate relief and should be a part of an overall wellness program for those who want to maintain optimum flexibility.
Cranialsacral therapy addresses the rhythm of your cerebrospinal fluid. This is a core fluid in your body which bathes the brain and the length if the spine. Its rhythm is like the ebb and flow the tides rather than the pulse of our circulatory system. Trauma can cause blockages that affect this rhythm and the function of the nervous system. The goal of this therapy is to release those blockages in your core river. This therapy is subtle, but powerful, and profoundly relaxing.
A Cranialsacral session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which allows them to sense what is called the craniosacral system. Gently working with the spine and also the skull, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased and the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is optimized. Craniosacral therapy is used for for stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndrome, and other related chronic pain or intermittent conditions. It is also appropriate for infants who experience colic or birth trauma.