Swedish Style Massage
In keeping with the name of the business, this is my most popular and favorite massage. After gently warming the muscle with compression this massage begins with some petrissage to help release the stress in the muscle. Long relaxing strokes are then used to help work out the tension.
60 min - $75
90 min. - $110
120 min - $160
Using a variety of soft and coarse brushes, firm, upward strokes are applied to the legs, arms, face, abdomen and back. Not only does dry brushing help rid the body of dry skin it promotes the flow of lymph. This service is provided at the beginning of your massage session.
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Soft silicone cups are applied to specific trigger points, normally on the back. The cups are left on for approximately 5-20 minutes. Cupping is an ancient art used to promote blood flow, release of tension points and to help locate areas of concern. The suction may, in some instances, result in red circular marks on the treatment area. These marks may last anywhere from 3-5 days depending on your skin.
Saltability Himalayan Salt Hot Stone Massage
These hand carved stones from Saltability were specifically chosen for their beneficial healing properties.
The benefits of Himalayan Salt Stones are truly amazing. Your body will appreciate the effects of the salt after the very first session. These stone are heated on a slab of Himalayan Sea Salt.
The stones create a sense of peace and a deep sense of relaxation; the heat of the stones loosens the fascia, allowing for a deeper massage without pain or discomfort; the moistness of the stones helps inflamed muscles and joints; the salt in the stones acts to moisturize your skin.
Lastly, these beautiful stones help Detox the body and aids in correcting the alkaline in your body, reducing insomnia, blood pressure and stress.
What is Fertility Massage? Will it help me?
Several years ago I encountered a client who was struggling to conceive. I thought to myself “There must be a massage for that”. All of my internet searches pulled me to Claire Marie Miller and her course. Claire has decades of experience in helping couples conceive and carry babies. She has been inducted to the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame to honor her work.
Fertility Massage helps couples conceive via several ways
· Reducing the stress of everyday life
· Supporting digestive health for better flow
· Increasing the circulation in pelvis
· Breaking up adhesions or congestion in the female reproductive system
All work is done externally and is non-painful.
In June, 2018 I was fortunate enough to be able to train with Claire personally in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was such a powerful course, learning and seeing first-hand just have effective and live changing this work can be.
Although there is another modality of fertility massage covered by Maya abdomen massage. I feel drawn to Claire’s thoughts and training.
I am excited to put this training to use and help you make your family grow.
What Happens During a Fertility Massage Session?
The session, which lasts approximately 90-120 minutes is very similar to a Swedish style massage, with a few differences. As with a regular massage you will also be draped, with only the area being worked on being uncovered. The goal of Fertility Massage is to relax the mother-to-be, increase blood-flow to all reproductive organs and to open the mind and body to a healthy pregnancy.
Fertility Massage begins with a warm castor oil massage to the abdomen. Castor oil is really “the oil that heals”. An organic flannel cloth and warm heat are applied to the abdomen and remains the entire time you lay face up. Cranial-Sacral work, opening of the charkas and meridians follow. Gentle, but stimulating massage to the face, neck, scalp, arms and legs are also included. Integrative reflexology is done using a special blend of aromatherapy for fertility is used. Lastly more abdominal massage is done, including an exterior palpation of the uterus, some deeper friction to the reproductive organs to open up and help relieve congestion. There is additional work while lying face-down all with the intention of increasing the chances of conception.
One of the most beneficial times to enjoy a massage is during pregnancy. While there are a lot of misconceptions about receiving work during pregnancy with a properly trained and educated massage therapist prenatal massage can be safely and effective provided. If you have any questions about when or how often you should receive massage please contact me for a personalized telephone consultation.
I have been fortunate enough to train personally with Carole Osborne, a leader in pregnancy and post-natal massage therapy. Carole is a dedicated educator whose vast knowledge and compassion in this field make her training even more important. I have also received additional training and continue to remain on top of the latest techniques and research to provide the best and safe massage for my clients. This means that during your session you will remain comfortable while laying on your side while positioned with lots of comfortable pillows and cushions. Depending on your needs you may also be in a semi-reclined position for a short amount of time to receive some work to decrease swelling and reduce specific pain you may be experiencing.
Enjoying this work while pregnant offers many benefits including:
Reduction of stress
· Improved circulation
· Improved posture
· Helps back and hip pain
· Decreased swelling
· Helps sciatica pain