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Ashiatsu / Barefoot Massage

Ashiatsu Massage
  • Medium or Deep Pressure, depending on client’s preference
  • Therapist uses parallel bars hung from the ceiling to balance and maneuver, while administering massage with the feet
  • Pressure is broad, deep, consistent, and has powerful grounding and relaxing effects
  • This is a full body massage. Every area that can be massaged by the hands can be massaged by the feet
  • Available in 50, 80, or 110 minute sessions

What to expect: This modality is performed with the client disrobed, lying on the massage table beneath a massage towel (link). Therapist applies lotion with the hands, and then proceeds to massage with the feet. When client is face up, the limbs are modestly exposed at the same time for ease of working as the therapist massages the anterior side of the legs and arms. When face-up, the client’s eyes will be covered with a loose overlapping head wrap.

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Foot Zone Therapy

Foot Zone Therapy
  • Firm, specific pressure.
  • Activates signals on the feet that correspond with each part of the body.
  • Improves communication within the body which aides healing, restoration, and proper function.
  • Includes the use of essential oils, hot towels, and detox foot mud.
  • Available in 50 or 80 minute sessions.

What to expect: This treatment is given with the client seated in a chair. Shoes and socks are removed. Areas worked include the legs just above the ankles, and the outside, inside, top, and bottom of the foot. The pressure is deeper and more specific than you may expect from a typical foot massage. Therapist will administer techniques using thumbs, fingers, palms, and knuckles as well as stones, gems, and other tools. Client may choose to converse and ask questions, or to sit back and relax.

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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage
  • Light to medium pressure
  • Most well-known type of massage in the US
  • Primary goal is relaxation
  • Uses gliding strokes to promote long, supple muscles
  • Includes the use of essential oils, hot towels, and detox foot mud (see additional info below)
  • Available in 50, 80, or 110 minute sessions

What to expect: This modality is performed with the client disrobed, lying on the massage table beneath a sheet and a blanket. Only the area being worked is uncovered at a time. Undergarments may be left on, if preferred by client, though this limits the massage techniques that would be able to be effectively used in those areas.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage
  • Deep pressure (see pressure scale info below)
  • Purpose is to release trigger points and to break through adhesions within muscles and connective tissues
  • Massage techniques are performed with and without lotion with extra attention on muscle attachment sites
  • Uses gliding strokes to promote long, supple muscles
  • Includes the use of essential oils, hot towels, and detox foot mud. (see additional info below)
  • Available in 50, 80, or 110 minute sessions

What to expect: This modality is performed with the client disrobed, lying on the massage table beneath a sheet and a blanket. Only the area being worked is uncovered at a time. Undergarments may be left on, if preferred by client, though this limits the massage techniques that would be able to be effectively used in those areas. For effectiveness, client may be asked to perform simple movements, as directed by the therapist, that will engage targeted muscles during the bodywork.

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Kiddie Spa

Kiddie Spa
  • Available for children ages 5-12 years old
  • Light to medium pressure
  • Safe introduction to therapeutic touch
  • Includes the use of essential oils and hot towels
  • 30 min treatment

What to expect: Parent or guardian is required to stay either in the treatment room, or seated just outside the treatment room during the massage. The client disrobes to their comfort level, and lies under the sheet and blanket. Only the area being worked is exposed at a time, while securely draped with the sheet. Clear communication helps little clients feel safe and relaxed.

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Ionizing Foot Bath

Ionizing Foot Bath
  • Dyna-Chi Ionic Balancer, 11 AMP
  • Introduces negative ions to help balance the body
  • Essential oils diffused into the air at client’s request
  • 30 min treatment

What to expect: Client is seated in a chair and removes shoes and socks. Feet are immersed in a foot bath with warm, salted water. An element is placed in the bath between, but not touching the feet. When turned on, the system begins energizing the water with negative ions. As the body absorbs the effects, it is given the chance to re-balances its electric field for optimum health. Soft music provided as client is left alone to relax and rejuvenate.

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LumiCeutical Light Therapy

LumiCeutical Light Therapy
  • Lumicuticals light system
  • Includes red, green, and blue lights
  • Supports cellular repair and regeneration
  • FDA cleared for Pain Relief and Injury Recovery
  • Increases circulation and supports self healing
  • Essential oils diffused into the air at client’s request
  • 20 min treatment

What to expect: Client remains clothed, but may remove footwear if desired for comfort. While seated, either upright or reclined, various light pads are placed on top of and behind the body and over the clothing, including over the eyes. Soft music provided as client is left alone to relax and rejuvenate. Guided meditation audio also available. See https://lumiceuticals.com/science/ for additional info.

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Cranial Sacral Therapy (Coming Spring 2023)

Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Very gentle and non-invasive. Only 5 grams of pressure applied.
  • Main objective is to find and release tensions/restrictions in the tissue that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
  • Deeply relaxing.
  • Affects spinal nerves as they exit the dural tube, and also the surrounding facia as it interweaves itself continuously throughout the body - which, in turn, can improve muscle and organ function.

What to expect: Client lies, clothed, face up on the massage table. A blanket can be provided for comfort. Treatment consists of therapist placing and holding hands at various points on the body, including feet, thighs, abdomen, ribs, shoulders, neck, spine, sacrum, and on each of the individual bones of the cranium.

Thai Massage

Thai Massage
  • Light, Medium, or Deep pressure, depending on client’s preference
  • Focus on muscle relaxation, joint range of motion, and flexibility
  • Client is clothed
  • Massage is performed on a mat on the floor

What to expect: Client should come in comfortable clothes that do not need frequent adjusting. This modality is performed with the client fully clothed, lying on a mat on the floor. Therapist will use compressive massage techniques with a rocking motion. Hands and feet may be used. They will also move client into stretches. Sen lines (Thai energy lines) will be addressed with compression and intention. Client may be worked in prone, supine, side-lying, and seated positions.

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Bemer Treatment Coming Soon!

Bemer Treatment
  • Coming soon!