Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically, massages are the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body. These are generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. As a result, there are many variations of massages that account for several different techniques.
Bodyworks are the various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or re-patterning to affect structural changes to the body. These definitions have been compiled from a wide variety of sources. While some were supplied by the developer of the technique, others were supplied by associations and educational institutions involved with the individual technique. Still others are a blending of information gleaned from several sources. The techniques shown below are used to tailor each client as needed in every session.
30 minute session is only for targeted areas
60 minute is for 1 targeted area and some relaxation
75 or 90 minute session is not only for relaxation but for 2 targeted areas as well
Chair Massage Available - $1/minute. Starting at 30 minutes. Let Therapist know when scheduling.
Shiatsu was developed in Japan and is a finger-pressure techniques that incorporates traditional acupuncture points. This technique unblocks the flow of life energy while restoring balance to meridians and organs. Pressure is applied with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow, or knee along specific energy meridians. This stimulates blood and lymphatic flow and promotes relaxation.
Swedish massage energizes the body by stimulating circulation through five basic strokes. These strokes, designed to flow towards the heart, manipulate the soft tissues of the body. A combination of kneading, rolling, tapping, vibrations, and percussive movements are used. Swedish massage helps with general relaxation, the dissolution of adhesion on scar tissue, and improved circulation.
Lomilomi massage consists of very large and broad movements. Elbow, forearm, and two-handed applications of strokes covering a broad area is recognized as Lomi lomi massage. Lomi lomi, Hawaiian for "rub rub," uses prayer and the acknowledgement of the existence of a higher power as an integral part of the technique. It is described as "the loving touch - a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.
Esalen massage was developed at Esalen Institute on the California Coast in the 1960s. Esalen massage is a combination of Swedish massage with sensory awareness practice, flowing t'ai chi. Esalen massage is often used with deep tissue detail, joint mobilization, and stretches. Tension is melted away, bringing a state of harmony to the client.
We offer Aromatherapy, Hot Towel, and/or Hot Stone Massage with our hand-mined onyx stones heated to 420 degrees. If interested, please let Therapist know when scheduling.
Each Add-On is an additional $20