Times for the services below that have a + sign following the number start with that number of minutes and can go beyond that time depending on what’s desired in 30 minute increments.
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and similar aromatic compounds from plants, for the purpose of improving a person’s mood, cognitive function or health.
The modes of application of aromatherapy include:
- Aerial diffusion: for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection
- Direct inhalation: for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, expectoration as well as psychological effects
- Topical applications: for general massage, baths, compresses, therapeutic skin care
Aromatherapy is offered as a complimentary service, please choose oils that you would like BEFORE your appointment as they are not stored onsite and will need to be brought to the office. For a complete list of oils to choose from for your service please click here.
Take your massage experience to the max by having each part of your body worked on for as long as YOU want. That’s right, like having your scalp worked on for a half hour? And your face too? What about your neck? Or other parts of you? With client controlled massage you may allow 3-5 hours for the service – price range correlates to hourly suggested rate.
There are two main cupping techniques: stationary and moving. Stationary cups are placed on the skin and left for a period of five to 15 minutes in one location, or cups can be applied and moved over the skin. Prior to applying the cup, oil is administered to the skin to facilitate smooth movement. A cup can sit for a short time on stubborn knots or over inflamed joints or tissue to help decrease pain. Cupping is utilized at the discretion of the therapist in conjunction with the client.
Integrated Intuitive Session
This service allows the therapist to work with the client based not only on the information exchanged, and modalities agreed upon during the client intake, but also after work has begun and it becomes clear to either the therapist or client that utilizing other modalities not originally considered will result in an even more effective treatment.
Deep penetrating heated stones alternate with chilled stones to bring balance within the body’s systems. Alternately, the client may request only Hot or Cold Stone massage as well.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a very gentle massage technique and is performed to stimulate the flow of lymph from an affected area of the body. MLD is based on specialized manual techniques that have been used successfully in Europe since the 1930s and is beneficial for a number of conditions in addition to aiding pre and post operative procedures.
Massage Tutorial (Includes HypnoBirthing Infant Massage Instruction)
Ever wanted to learn how to give a great massage to a friend, family member or partner? You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time with a massage tutorial! This service is offered for those who’d like to learn how to give a relaxation massage and is a great way to show you care about the loved ones in your life. Bring along the person you’d like to work on or we’ll provide a willing recipient for you! Session times and quantity vary, call/email for more info/pricing.
One of the most convenient forms of massage therapy. The session time can be timed per your preference and is done while fully clothed and can also feature aromatherapy and ambient surround sound. This type of massage promotes better circulation and muscle stimulation, reduces tension in the body, provides relaxation and sets the stage for an overall increase in good health. Massage chair, reflexology chair or massage table are available for this service. Great for parties, employee wellness days, fundraisers, and any other event where there are lots of people. Call/email for more info/pricing.
A modified version of Swedish Massage specifically designed for the pregnant client. The client is bolstered with pillows in side lying positions. This massage is available after the 1st trimester and used to reduce pregnancy discomforts and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. In the postpartum period, massage helps to rebalance structure and physiology.
Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, face, and/or ears. Reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. The client remains clothed for this treatment.
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation. Swedish massage employs five different movements: effluerage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration. Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, a technique called “draping”. Whatever part of the body that is not being worked on is draped for the duration for the session.
Thai Yoga Massage
In this unique healing system, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (‘Sen’) lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.
Bach Flower Essence Consultations
Do flowers speak to you? In photographs, while you’re out in the world, or at a friends who has a fabulous arrangement prominently displayed somewhere in their home? You’re not alone! For years we’ve felt the positive affects of flowers around us and for some, the very real healing power of them, be it when we receive a fresh bunch during a hospital stay or on a special day when you’re being celebrated.
Join me in discovering the mysteries of flower essences as determined by Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936) and learn how you can treat yourself for a range of physical, emotional and spiritual issues using the 38 flowers that Bach wrote “raises our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of the spiritual self, flooding our natures with the particular virtue that we need, washing out from us the fault that is causing the harm”.
Initial Consultation 90 min+
Follow-up Consultation 60 min+
This modality works with the body’s eight energy fields that help us to function at our best. Corresponding minerals, guided meditation, mantras, Reiki, postures and sound all can be utilized during this treatment to maintain openness in the chakras.
Labor & Delivery Support (Doula)
Having a baby is one of life’s biggest adventures so having the right support people with you on your labor and delivery journey is crucial for the outcome you desire. We will meet several times before your delivery to ensure a positive connection, outline how you hope to be successful during and after your childbirth experience, and provide answers and information to any questions or requests you may have. Call/email for more info/pricing.
Labyrinths have been used by people for thousands of years for a variety of reasons, namely for what many believe as a meditative tool. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth only has one way in and one way out so it is less likely for a person to lose their way. There are labyrinths throughout the city and this service is held off site at the labyrinth of your choosing. For individuals or groups.
Learn Samatha (Calm Abiding) meditation, the most basic form of Buddhist meditation and discover how simple it is to release stress from your being and free your mind from unceasing thought. For individuals or groups. Minimum of 2 sessions required.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. During the Reiki healing session the practitioner will place his hands lightly on different parts of your body. Some Reiki practitioners will follow a predetermined sequence of hand placements, allowing their hands to rest on each body placement for 2 to 5 minutes before moving on to the next. Empathic practitioners will freely move their hands in no particular order to the areas where they “feel” Reiki is most needed. Some Reiki practitioners do not actually touch their clients. Instead, they will hover their lifted palms a few inches above the reclined body. Either way, Reiki energies flow where they are suppose to. Reiki is a smart energy that automatically flows where the imbalances are in your body regardless of where the practitioner’s hands are placed.
The reading of cards is an ages old divination tool that has become more widespread throughout the world for individuals that desire clarification for what they already sense about certain areas of their life that need assistance.