Services & Rates
I offer 60 min, 90 min, and 120 min integrative sessions. All integrative bodywork and massage services will be based on the time of the session. Please note that the time of the session is the total time spent on the table receiving bodywork, therefore please add 10-15 min for the intake/outtake and for your time getting on and off the table. *First time clients please add 30 min.
60 minutes - $80.00
90 minutes - $120.00
120 minutes - $160.00
I accept cash, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AMEX, & Venmo
Each session is tailored to my clients needs. During the intake process we will discuss together the areas that you would like special focus on during your session. There will be different modalities integrated throughout the session to meet your goals. Below is a list of some of the types of massage I integrate into sessions:
Swedish Massage: Swedish massage is now known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and well-being.
Acupressure: Dating back 5000 years, acupressure is part of traditional Chinese medicine and is often described as "acupuncture without the needles." As a non-intrusive precursor of acupuncture, acupressure uses deep finger pressure applied at certain points located along an invisible system of energy channels within the body called meridians. Because these points directly relate to organs and glands of the body, constrictions in the flow of energy at these points causes disease and discomfort. Acupressure stimulates these points to remove blockages, to increase the energy flow, to reduce stress, and to promote health and harmony in the body.
Myofascial Work: Beneath the skin and surrounding all the muscles and organs, the fascial tissue acts like saran wrap that holds all the pieces of us together and in place. Restrictions in this tissue can cause problems locally or refer dysfunction to other areas of the body. Fascial work consists of slow, unlubricated work to warm and soften the fascial tissue and repair restrictions or holds in the tissue. It often uses stretches and traction to release fascial adhesions.
Stretching: While this is not recognized as a separate modality, passive stretching is a pleasurable and useful technique as part of a session. Passive stretching can be done to any part of the body, and can be done in conjunction with general relaxation or injury recovery sessions. Stretches to the arms, legs, hips, back and neck (without adjustments) facilitate the loosening and relaxation of muscles.
Deep Tissue: Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Craniosacral Therapy: Within the craniosacral system is the cerebrospinal fluid that moves in a slight but perceptible tide-like manner. Craniosacral therapists assist in facilitating change in areas of restriction where this tide-like motion is limited, confined, and immobilized. By using a gentle light touch, this fluid becomes more rhythmic and balanced, and the central nervous system is restored. Craniosacral therapy is helpful to those with nervous disorders, motor-coordination impairments, attention deficit disorders, insomnia, and other problems. Craniosacral therapy was originally developed in the early 1900's by an osteopath named William G. Sutherland and later refined and promoted by Dr. John Upledger.
For more information on different massage modalities please visit: https://www.massagetherapy.com/glossary/