Aquatic Bodywork (1/2 hour) $50
This is an introduction to Warm Water Aquatic Bodywork listed below.
Aquatic Bodywork (1 hour) $90
Aquatic Bodywork is a form of warm water hydrotherapy and massage encompassing
many differing techniques. It is holistic in nature; that is, it acknowledges
that a human being is not only physical, but emotional, energetic and
spiritual, as well. The client receives gentle movements and stretches,
while held in warm water that relaxes and nurtures the body, mind and
spirit. Being floated in water reduces pain, releases stress, opens
the heart and quiets the mind. Supported by water, the client is moved
with the rhythm of their breath in ways impossible on land, resulting
in greater flexibility and freedom.
Couples Massage (1 hour) $130
A Swedish massage for two people. Enjoy a massage with your partner, one therapist for each client. This makes for a lovely anniversary, birthday or wedding present.
Deep Tissue Massage (1 hour) $65
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to un stick the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension.
Express Massage (½ hour) $45
A quick Swedish or deep tissue massage targeting one aspect of the body, usually the front or back of the body.
Hot Stone Massage (1 1/4 hour $90 or 1 1/2 hour $105)
This is a deeply relaxing massage. This technique uses basalt stones
that have been heated. These stones are positioned on the body and some
are gently moved about with light pressure being exerted on the warm
Massage Lesson (1 hour) $70
Learn basic massage techniques on your partner or have your partner learn how to relax you.
Medical Massage (1 hour) $65
We work with your physician, health care provider and insurance company
to determine a modality to help ease your pain and enhance your quality
of life. Using Complementary medicine in the treatment of Fibromalyia,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sciatica, Tendonitis,
TMJ Syndrome, Thoracic Syndrome, Plantar Fasciaitis and other chronic
pain disorders. We also offer pre-surgical massages in the hospital.
Mud Wrap (2 hours) $140
Simply heaven on earth. Begin with an invigorating exfoliation followed by remineralizing mud applied to the skin. You are then wrapped in a thermal blanket and left to relax to soothing music by candlelight for 15 minutes. You emerge with the softest skin. Followed by a shower and a full body massage (hot stone or aromatherapy can be added).
Myofascial (1 hour) $65
All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a Saran wrap kind of tissue called fascia. Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.
Neuromuscular Therapy (1 hour) $65
Neuromuscular Therapy is a program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes by utilizing specific massage therapy, including the pressure of trigger points, to eliminate the causes of pain patterns. This approach brings about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. It enhances the function of joints, muscles, and movement, and it releases endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers.
(1 hour) $60
Developed by chiropractor and osteopath Randolph Stone, polarity therapy is a holistic method of treatment. He combined his knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, yoga, acupuncture and shiatsu techniques to outline his system. By placing hands on various parts of the body and gently rocking, the practitioner connects the positive and negative poles to improve the flow of energy through the body and assist healing and relaxation. The session is performed fully clothed.
Pregnancy Massage (1 hour) $65
Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman's body and is a time for
the body to be nurtured and pampered. This massage not only relieves
the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the center
of gravity to the body, but it reduces swelling, soothes the nervous
system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue, improves quality of sleep
and enhances energy. The massage techniques used will vary with the
trimester. Birth doula services available for labor and delivery support.
Reiki (1/2 hour) $40
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) in Japanese means "universal life energy." It is a healing technique of transmitting life energy by placing the hands gently in specific positions either on or above the body. It is designed to relieve pain, restore vitality, heal illnesses, and aid spiritual growth. The session is performed fully clothed.
Shiatsu (1 hour) $65
Shiatsu, the most widely known form of acupressure, literally meaning "finger pressure" in Japanese, and has been practiced for more than a thousand years in Japan. Shiatsu uses rhythmic pressure from 3 to 10 seconds on specific points along the body's meridians by using the fingers, hands, elbows, knees, and sometimes feet to unblock and stimulate the flow of energy. A session my also include gentle stretching and range-of-motion manipulations. Shiatsu is used to treat pain and illness, to relax the body, and to maintain general health.
Sport Massage (1 hour) $65
This special form of massage is typically used before, during, and after athletic events 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. Depending on the needs of the athlete, a variety of techniques are used including classic Swedish strokes, cross-fiber friction, pressure-point work, and joint mobilization.
Swedish Massage (1 hour) $65
Swedish massage is now known as "traditional" massage. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and well-being.
Thai Yoga Massage (1 1/2 hour) $95
Thai massage is an interactive manipulation of the body using passive stretching and gentle pressure along energy lines. This ancient form of massage dates back to the time of Buddha and looks like a cross between shiatsu, acupressure, and yoga. Practitioners apply pressure along meridian lines with their thumbs, hands, and feet to stimulate the movement of energy in the body, and in addition, move and stretch their clients in Yoga-like poses to free muscular and joint tension. Relaxing and stimulating, Thai massage improves flexibility, reduces tension, stimulates internal organs, and balances the body's energy system. The session is performed fully clothed and on a special floor mat.
Workplace Massage (varies) $1.00/minute
Ever needed a massage during your busy day. When a ten or twenty minute relaxation session is needed, this is the technique for you. You are massaged fully clothed in a special chair or table. Because the chair is completely portable, you may want a practitioner to come to your office or business to massage the staff or guests at a party.