Hey, my name is Ryan, owner and massage professional at Peach City Massage in Penticton, where I help ease stress and body tension for people from all walks of life. My daily mission is to work with those suffering from back and body pain who’ve made the choice to reclaim control of their mind and body. I’ve had the privilege of working with many people and conditions, beginning at a massage clinic in Kelowna, then by the beach in our summer Massage Marquee, in hotels and office buildings via mobile massage, and at the Penticton studio. When I’m not working with clients, you can find me rollerblading with our pup, or eating good food with my lovely wife, Connie.
This is one of the most widely practiced and trusted massage techniques, incorporating spa-style relaxation massage strokes and deeper friction along the muscle for lasting effects. There are five commonly applied strokes in Swedish Massage: Sliding or gliding (effleurage), kneading (petrissage), rhythmic tapping (tapotement), cross fiber or with fibers (friction), and vibration (jostling). Swedish Massage techniques have been shown to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Long, gliding stokes return blood to the heart, invigorating and rejuvenating the body, while melting away stress to produce a lasting sense of well being. This can be attributed partly to a reduction of the stress hormone cortisol, measured in a study by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
Other benefits observed from Swedish massage include, but are not limited to:
- Reducing symptoms of arthritis
- Decreasing anxiety, and boosting immune function.
- Lowering blood pressure and increased circulation
- Lessening the frequency of tension headaches
In particular, Swedish massage has been shown to improve immune system function through the detoxification effects of lymphatic drainage. Researchers at Emory University have observed that massage may reduce overall fatigue in women undergoing breast cancer treatments.
Swedish massage is truly a memorable experience.
Also known for reducing inflammation and pain, deep tissue massage often involves slower, more targeted strokes to alleviate symptoms of muscle damage from injury or overuse. (sports, etc.) It has also been linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Often incorporating Raynor massage techniques, yogic breath work, Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, and Shiatsu.
“We now know that massage therapy is not just for pleasure, but has significant psychological, physiological and biochemical effects that enhance health,” says Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami Medical School, which has conducted more than 100 studies showing that massage’s benefits can include positive effects on depression and anxiety, sleep, stress hormones, immunity and pain relief.” (The Washington Post, 2012)
The thin connective tissue that supports and wraps the inner body is known as fascia. When this becomes stiff and no longer feels “elastic”, pressure can be placed on trigger points to release fascia and eliminate pain caused by the tension. Manual pressure by the massage professional’s thumbs, elbows or forearm is often applied on the client’s exhale or held to “fatigue” the trigger point.
Known mostly for its stress relief and sleep-improving benefits, the principles of aromatherapy are applied at Peach City Massage by request. Choose from a variety of essential oils to experience full relaxation, soothe the symptoms of depression, and improve your mood.
This is a popular option for the many who prefer massage in their chosen location. Choose from professional massage in the comfort of your own home, in a hotel or motel, chair or table massage in the office (contact now to be connected with references for office massage), sports tournament, parties and more. Affordable rates and unbeatable convenience with the option to pay with credit card or cash. Call now: (778) 531-8870
Whether you are a couple or just friends looking to get a massage at the same time, you are in luck. When scheduling an appointment of this type please contact at least 24 hours in advance to allow coordination between massage professionals.
One of the most accepted translations of the Japanese word Reiki is “Universal Life Force Energy”. “Rei” is the guiding spirit, while “Ki” is the vital life force energy itself. Ki is what flows through us all, and separates us from an identical combination of molecules, by mass mostly oxygen, carbon and hydrogen.
Reiki is an alternative healing approach that known for producing a state of deep relaxation and an extraordinary sense of well-being. At a deeper level, it reduces blockages to energetic pathways throughout one’s field, which can impede discovery of our greatest self. Recipients often observe increased mental clarity, and a reduction in physical pain or discomfort.
Choose from in-studio sessions, mobile sessions in Penticton, or Reiki Training and Certification in Levels 1 and 2.
Classes held regularly (please inquire), and includes:
- Physical copy of the Reiki Manual
- Hand on practice and discussion
- Reiki Session
- Reiki Attunement