A Swedish massage uses a variety of manual techniques to bring relaxation to the body and mind. The highest quality organic oils or lotions are used to lubricate the skin and the muscles and soft tissue are manipulated with long flowing strokes strokes that follow the direction of the blood returning back to the heart. These movements warm up the tissues and are helpful in relieving muscle tension from over exertion, repetitive use and stress. Swedish massage increases blood and lymph flow. The increase in circulation brings in more oxygen to assist in healing the tissues and removing cellular waste. Effleurage (gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading movements), friction (circular movements), vibration (shaking or oscillating movements), and percussion (tapping or hacking movements) are used to achieve an overall sense of relaxation and well being. Swedish massage is also helpful in managing arthritis pain, speeding the recovery time of injuries or surgery, increasing range of motion, and decreasing stress and anxiety.
75 minute Swedish Message – $80.00
90 minute Swedish Message – $95.00
Chi Nei Tsang Massage
Chi Nei Tsang (pronounced chee nay song) is an ancient hands on healing abdominal massage rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine. Translated, chi nei tsang means “internal energy transformation” and is a comprehensive approach to detoxifying, energizing and strengthening the body’s internal systems.
Chi nei tsang, a massage that works directly on the organs themselves, combines a gentle, skillful touch with conscious breathing to bring about a harmonious flow of energy to all the major systems of the body. This work stimulates the lymphatic system and assists in detoxification, elimination, circulation and digestion. It is beneficial to the immune system and in boosting the metabolism. Physical tension, restrictions, toxins and emotions stored in the abdomen are released allowing the body to find balance and function at a more optimal level.
The breath-work quiets the nervous system, further bringing the body’s awareness inward. It is in this space of deep relaxation that the body’s innate wisdom can direct the chi (energy)’to where it is needed for healing. Even though the work is mainly done on the abdomen, chi nei tsang can have far reaching effects throughout the body. Chi nei tsang can be used alone as a treatment or as a compliment to other therapies such as Swedish massage, reiki, psychotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, and reflexology.
Chi nei tsang can be helpful for:
- Chronic pain
- Digestive disorders
- Fertility issues
- Menstrual discomfort
- Pelvic pain
- Pre and post surgery for easier recoveries
- Structural misalignments and posture
- Clearing out unprocessed emotional pain
- Greater vitality and mental clarity
Chi nei tsang practitioners teach self healing techniques to their clients. These simple yet powerful tools allow them to continue receiving the benefits of chi nei tsang between sessions. It is not only a body therapy technique but a whole discipline involving training in energy cultivation and meditation to help open the body, mind and spirit.
What to Expect During a Session
During a chi nei tsang session you will remain fully clothed. Your clothing will be adjusted so the abdomen is accessible. You will lie in a comfortable position on your back with your legs slightly elevated. For a few moments, my hands rest gently on your belly. You are guided through some simple breathing techniques and then we begin the journey of gently unwinding the belly, releasing tension and blockages by working directly with the organs and energy pathways. The massage stimulates your body’s ability to heal, clearing stagnant energies and releasing what is no longer needed or serves a purpose. You may feel peaceful, grounded, more comfortable in your body and better in tune with your true self. On occasion, a bundle of steamed herbs are applied to the abdomen or energy points. These warming and soothing herbs have a calming and detoxifying effect on the body. The session will be followed by a 10 minute meditation (resting time to allow the body to integrate the work that has just been received).
60 minute session – $90.00
60 minute chi nei tsang session with 30 minutes of Swedish massage – $135.00
Therapeutic massage works on deeper tissue to correct long term or chronic issues. This style of massage decreases discomfort associated with injury and trauma, chronic pain including low back, sciatica and migraines. It may also reduce edema and and recovery time for athletes.
Medium to firm pressure may be used and may include Myofascial Release, Russian and Neuromuscular Therapy techniques. This style of work may improve range of motion, reduce scar tissue and adhesions, cleanse the muscles and improve the function of the immune system.
60 minute Therapeutic Massage $75.00
90 minute Therapeutic Massage $105.00
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stones may be included within a therapeutic massage to warm the tissue and increasing blood circulation to the area. Serpentine stone tools are heated and are utilized to work out tension in the muscle tissue promoting healing and reduction of pain. A full body hot stone treatment is also available.
60 minute Hot Stone Massage $75.00
90 minute Hot Stone Massage $105.00
A variety of techniques including Russian Sports Massage and deep tissue techniques are used to speed up recovery time after a sporting event, flush out lactic acid and prevent injury. Sports massage is very beneficial, especially, when preparing for an event.
60 minute Sports Massage $75.00
90 minute Sport Massage $105.00
Massage techniques are used to reduce discomfort often associated with pregnancy such as back pain and overall lethargy. Side lying posture is used after the 1st trimester to insure that the mother-to-be is as comfortable as possible.
60 minute Prenatal massage $75.00
doTerra Essential Oil Treatment
Similar to Rain Drop Therapy, doTerra essential oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade and are utilized mainly along the spine and on the reflex points in the feet promoting a profound whole-body wellness experience. The many benefits include stress management, immune support and autonomic balance.
45 minute treatment $60.00