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Kavana Training and Techniques

"At Kavana Spa in Houston, TX we combine a variety of techniques to achieve healing, release tension and promote relaxation."

Swedish/Relaxation Massage

This style utilizes long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow and to induce relaxation.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue techniques are generally designed for focused massage work, to alleviate pain due to injuries, repetetive use and stress.

At Kavana Spa Deep Tissue is not synonymous with deep pain. Anyone ... Read more

Myofacial Release

This refers to the manual technique for stretching the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue.


Known in Thailand as "nuat phaen boran", and in English also as Thai classical massage, passive yoga, or assisted yoga. Its emphasis is on stretching and loosening the body. Its roots go back far into history, originating in India based on the Ayurveda, and then becoming popular in Thailand.

Hot Stone

Massage in which hot or cold stones, usually basalt or marble, are used to massage the body.

Lymphatic Drainage

Utilize effleurage, a gentle stroking technique to improve the movement of lymph throughout the body. Excellent for people with edema due to pregnancy, cancer treatment and surgery.


Is a therapeutic form of foot massage. According to the Chinese each spot on the sole of the foot corresponds to an internal organ, and the applied therapy is healing to one's overall well being. The theory supposes that an ailment of an internal organ will be associated with the nerve ending on ... Read more

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is an area of a muscle that refers pain sensations to other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy applies pressure to these points leading to immediate release of tension and ... Read more


Massage is performed in a side lying position with pillows to support the body in a comfortable position. The mother-to-be is carefully massaged to allow her to feel deep relaxation and to alleviate many of the discomforts associated with pregnancy including lower back pain, swelling and stress.

Kavana Healing

There are four main stages of healing through massage: relief, correction, strengthening, and maintenance.


At first the massage sessions will be aimed at relieving pain, reducing muscle tension and relaxing stressed nerves. The relief sessions are aimed at the symptoms of the problem.


When the pain is gone, the therapist will work on the problem that caused the pain. Techniques will be aimed at stimulating your lymphatic system and freeing knotted and scarred muscle fibers.


Strengthening is important in a badly damaged area. Weakness at the injury site can mean recurring problems. Techniques will be aimed at strengthening the tissues near the injury enabling them to provide adequate support when the injury is healed.


Maintenance is the final stage in healing and the first step in preventing other injuries. Maintenance techniques are aimed at treating the problem and preventing the occurrence of new problems.

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