Massage

Massage

Integrative Massage: Each person's body is unique and sessions typically include a variety of techniques including swedish, deep tissue, myofascial therapy, trigger point, gentle stretching, and energy work to address your unique needs. Craniosacral Therapy is also offered as a wonderful alternative to pain management and overall wellness. We will work together to learn what your body responds best to and bring it back to health.

1 Hour: $100

75  and 90 minute sessions are recommended to provide a more effective and complete experience. 

Modality Overview

Swedish: Direct contact and manipulation of the soft tissue using oil or lotion to increase blood circulation and release muscle tension.  Long gliding strokes, friction, and kneading techniques are used.  A great option for stress reduction, muscle tension, pain, and overall health maintenance.  Pressure is generally light to moderate.

Deep Tissue: This modality focuses on working the deeper layers of muscles to dissolve adhesions and scar tissue. By releasing the contracted muscles clients may experience increased range of motion, less pain and muscle stiffness. Pressure is generally moderate to deep using forearms, elbows, knuckles, and thumbs.

Myofascial Therapy: Specific techniques are used to release tight fascia (connective tissue) and small, gentle, cross fiber strokes are applied to the muscles and/or tendons to increase circulation.  Aids in increasing range of motion,  breaking up adhesions, decreased tension and pain.

Trigger Point: Trigger points or "knots" are generally present in a localized area and when worked on have a referred pain or sensation to other parts of the body. Compression through direct pressure assists in alleviating pain in the muscles.

Craniosacral Therapy:  A gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. 

Energy Healing: Working with the subtle electromagnetic vibrations of the body to adjust, balance, and harmonize the flow of prana or life force. This technique is very gentle and consists of holds on specific parts of the body to direct energy along the pathways and chakras.

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Ayurvedic Bodywork: An eastern approach to healing the body which includes nourishing body treatments for pain relief and rejuvenation. These treatments consist of custom natural herbal oil blends which require a prior phone consultation a minimum of one week in advance.

Abhyanga: A generous amount of deeply nourishing oil is applied in gentle long strokes over the body. The warm oil penetrates through the tissues to release stiffness and rejuvenate the body. Although this therapy works on the body the pressure is light, its focus is on calming the nervous system, engaging the lymphatic system and circulatory system, and promoting the release of hormones for deep relaxation. 60 minutes, 130.

Shirodhara: "Shiro," means head, and "dhara" is the continuous flow. Warm herbal oils are applied  in a slow steady stream on your forehead, particularly relaxing the ajna chakra and specific marmas (ayurvedic energy points). It works primarily on the mental layer or "manomaya kosha" as it is known in Ayurveda. It is here, at this level, that the mind holds on to past impressions that create imbalanced desires and habitual patterns of behavior. This treatment is profoundly relaxing and nourishing. It will improve your  mental clarity and comprehension. There is a long list of benefits including benefits for insomnia, depression, anxiety, excessive thinking, nervous disorders, and overall mental stress. Session includes a luxurious neck, shoulder, and scalp massage followed with shirodhara. 45 minutes,  120.

Basti: This treatment is for localized pain in the back and knees. A black gram dough is used to create a dam on the body to hold warm medicated oil on the area where you experience pain. The oil temperature is maintained so that it penetrates deeply into the body providing maximum relief of discomfort and restores health. 45 minutes, 120.