Services & Rates
Let your mind drift and your body relax with this session. Some therapeutic work (such as releasing spasms) will occur but overall this session is meant to be smooth and flowing. Swedish Massage techniques such as petrissage and efflurage (kneading and long and flowing) will predominate this type of massage. It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep on the table during a Relaxation Massage.
The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, decreased anxiety, and greater flexibility.
Other techniques in addition Swedish will be used in a relaxation session to help you achieve the best results possible. Pressure used will range from gentle to moderate depending on your preferences and needs.
Deep Tissue Massage (different from deep pressure!) is a form of bodywork that is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. This means more frequent inquiries about pressure from me as well as you needing to speak up if anything we're doing is causing pain. Soreness can occur after the treatment.
Various techniques will be used in a therapeutic session to address your specific issues and pressure preferences such as myofascial release, trigger point, and neuromuscular release work.
Because a therapeutic session is aimed at problem solving you may not recieve a full body massage. The focus of the massage will be on resolving your discomfort(s).
Please keep in mind that the saying "no pain, no gain" does NOT apply in massage therapy. If anything being done goes beyond a "it is uncomfortable but feels good" sensation or the "yikes that hurts but wow it's easing up so fast" pain of trigger point work then please let your therapist know they need to lighten up. It is important for you as a client to know that this is information your therapist needs.
Ninety Minute massage sessions
A ninety minute relaxation or therapeutic table massage session is $90.
2 Hour Massage
Do you find you're just starting to relax and rest near the end of the hour? Do you want a full body session as well as time for focused work on multiple regions of the body? Do you just plain need some extra time and care? If you answered yes then this is the session for you. Two hours of hands on time designed to easy your aches and rest your mind. Hot towels are, as always, included as is your choice of office aromatherapy blend or unscented lotion or oil. Let your stress melt away.
Thirty Minute Massage
A half hour relaxation or therapeutic table massage session is $40.
Hot stones; add the penetrating heat and pressure of warm soapstones to your massage. This is great for those who enjoy a deeper work and heat. Must request in advance of session.
Cool stones for the face are available at no extra charge.
Warmed Himalayan salt crystals; these pink and orange toned crystals help penetrate deep into your tissue to help ease aches and pains. They contain more than 80 minerals and elements and provide a light exfoliation. Advance notice is requested for this add on.
Personalized Aromatherapy; we will work together to craft the right blend for you and use it in your massage session. You will then take the remainder of your lotion or oil home with you (between three and four ounces).
This is a specialized massage for clients with a terminal diagnosis. Each session will be different depending on where the client is at physically and emotionally as well as their actual physical location and mobility. Techniques used will be tailored to their needs, preferences, and comfort and may include Swedish, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, Comfort Touch, and Reiki.
Hospice massage services are also available to caregivers in the home. These can include either chair or table massage services.
Rates will be dependant on your location and requests. Please contact me for further information.
Massage and bodywork
Enjoy a massage, full body or problem solving focused on specific areas such as the neck and back, followed by an hour of either CranioSacral therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, or Reiki. This is a deeply relaxing session designed to sooth you body, mind, and soul.
Head, Shoulders, Hands, and Feet
This is a pampering session for the head, shoulders, hands, and feet. It includes a foot soak, hand eco fin treatment, warm towels, and massage for the head, shoulders, hands, and feet. This is great for when you want pampering but not a full body massage!
CranioSacral Therapy is a powerful gentle touch technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland and researched and expanded upon by Dr. John Upledger, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience. You will remain fully dressed for this session and no lotion is used.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling, and strengthened resistance to illness. I have the experience and training to provide you with a session that can help with these issues. For more complex cases such as chronic swelling from node removals in breast cancer surgery or pitting edema/bandage wrapping I will help you find a therapist who has the training you require.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. Reiki is performed fully clothed with a very light touch. Clients often feel a gentle pulsing or sensation of warmth during this relaxing bodywork.
Spa Hand and Foot
Spa hand and foot is a session that combines massage with reflexology. In this session you will receive a massage with focused work on specific reflexology points in your hands and feet tailored to your needs. The work is designed to relax and restore you.
Hand and Foot eco-fin warm oil
Eco-fin treatments incorporate the skin softening element of a paraffin dip with a soothing, penetrating warmth. This product is made with 100 percent natural plant based emollients and only uses pure essential oils rather than artificial fragrances. It's healthy for you and the environment. Your hands and/or feet will be allowed to soak in the oils and heat while you relax. A massage of each one will follow.
This is a half-hour session for hands or feet.
Relax and wiggle your toes in a warm foot soak while you enjoy a cup of tea. The soak is a fizzy epsom salt base that is customized with essential oils and/or dried herbs based on your needs and preferences. This is a great add-on treatment to any service!