SERVICES & RATES
I do not offer a huge menu with different prices for everything. Each person is an individual. After talking with you about your issues and goals you will receive an integrated massage using techniques I know that are appropriate for you and your body. You may have in mind a full relaxation massage where you are completely passive. Unless you request otherwise, I will incorporate range of motion and stretching of the arms and shoulders, legs and hips, head and neck (you are still passive). With specific complaints I will use Myofascial release and deep tissue techniques in conjunction with active motion on the part of the client for more effective therapy. There is no extra charge for deep tissue work. I apply heat packs if I think they will help your muscles to warm up and relax. I use only pure organic jojoba oil, pure organic extra virgin coconut oil, or unscented vegan lotion. I offer each client their choice of aromatherapy scented massage oil at no additional cost.
My session lengths listed below reflect actual time spent receiving massage. For example, your one hour massage is just that, 60 minutes on the massage table (not 50 minutes).
Your investment in yourself would be:
$80 for a 60 minute massage - 60 minutes of massage or some combination of massage and CranioSacral Therapy
$110 for a 90 minute massage - this could be 90 minutes of massage or
60 minutes of massage plus 30 minutes of CranioSacral Therapy
$140 for a 120 minute massage - this is my personal favorite to give to a client
It includes a full 90 minute massage plus
30 minutes of CranioSacral therapy ($160 value)
I also do onsite chair massage, and home visits are possible (inquire for rates).
Here are definitions of massage techniques I may use during your massage:
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the CranioSacral System (the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, and the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects them). Cerebrospinal fluid has a rhythm much like the cardiac pulse or respiration. Using a very gentle touch the practitioner releases restrictions in the CranioSacral system optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid within the spinal column and the skull which improves the functioning of the central nervous system. This therapy complements the body's natural healing processes providing a very soothing and relaxing healing experience improving overall health and well-being, relieving pain and stress.
I use deep tissue massage techniques while instructing the client in specific active motions targeting individual muscles. This results in more effective treatment with reduction of pain a client may be experiencing.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as long flowing strokes, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. 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, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage 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 deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that you may be sore after the treatment, and some recommend that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Myofascial release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions, as well as improving your overall well-being.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching is a technique based on the body's neuromuscular response to muscle contraction. After it has contracted, a muscle has a reflexive tendency to relax. I use contract/relax techniques in combination with stretching of the muscle to help the muscle relax, return to normal length, and also increase joint flexibility and ROM (Range Of Motion).
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these "essential" oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. I offer each client their choice of aromatherapy scented massage oil.
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule. Chair massage can also be done in my office.