Massage is best done on a regular basis. What is regular for you? Only you can determine that. If you're having acute or chronic pain, you might need more frequent massages (many clients find once a week helps tackle acute issues quickly). If you just want to relax once in a while, make an appointment when you feel you need it (people with relatively physical jobs usually prefer about once a month for optimal results). Whatever your needs, this is the place to get great quality massages at prices affordable enough to implement in your lifestyle. See the "Deals and Discounts" tab for information on packages-- a great way to get regular massages without breaking the bank!
Most massages and body wraps are charged at the same rate. Your therapeutic massage will be tailored to your specific needs. It might include relaxation massage, myofascial, NMT, deep tissue, reflexotherapy, aromatherapy, hot packs, liniments, joint mobilization, hot stone compresses or any other modality the therapist feels will help you achieve your bodywork goals at one all-inclusive rate.
30 min -- $45 (only recommended for returning clients)
60 min -- $75
90 min -- $100
120 min -- $125
Minutes listed are actual hands-on massage time. Extra time is alloted for disrobing and communication about bodywork goals for the session. Please arrive five minutes prior to your appointment time to get the full hands-on session time. If you are a new client, please allow 10-15 minutes to go over health history and bodywork goals.
Cash and checks are the preferred method of payment, but Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards are also accepted for individual payments. If you are purchasing a package or multiple gift certificates, please use cash or a check.
If you have any serious condition (including pregnancy) which could be affected by massage, please get a physician's approval prior to any massage.
- What is a Relaxation Massage?
- What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
- What is a Myofascial Massage?
- What is Neuromuscular Therapy (or NMT)?
- What is Structural Integration?
- What is a Pregnancy Massage like?
- What is Raindrop Therapy?
- What is Heated Bamboo Massage?
- What is a Hot Stone Massage?
- What is a Sauna?
- What is a Chair Massage?
- What is a Body Wrap?
This is a relaxing full-body massage that combines fluid strokes and Swedish techniques such as cross-fiber friction and tapotement (rhythmic tapping) to improve circulation, soothe tight muscles, and relieve stress. This is often incorporated with JROM (joint range of motion) stretches to lengthen short muscles.
Deep Tissue Massage (area-specific)
This massage is intended to target specific muscle areas in order to relieve chronic or acute symptoms of pain. The therapist works deep into problem areas by relaxing the attachments and manipulating the bellies of muscles.
Myofascial Release (area specific)
Fascia is the connective tissue that wraps all muscle, tendons, ligament, organs, and bones. Slow, deep work in specific regions can release fascia, allowing improved movement and function, while decreasing pain.
Neuromuscular Therapy (area-specific)
This work addresses neural/muscular problems by finding “trigger points” (problem areas that create pain not only locally in muscles, but also referring to other muscles and organs) and applying specific pressure to these points in the muscles. This is area-specific work that can affect the entire body.
Structural Integration -- series of 10 appointments scheduled regularly -- $700/series of 10
In Structural Integration, we look at the body as a whole and attempt to bring the body into better balance with gravity. The body is addressed in a series of 90-minute sessions, usually booked a week apart or every 2 weeks, each session focussing on a different aspect of the body: finding breath, getting the feet planted, getting the pelvis balanced, getting the neck aligned, etc. The goal is to have better posture and function by the last session.
This massage is great for expectant mothers in their second or third trimesters of pregnancy (not recommended for first trimester). Through the use of special bolsters and pillows, the mother-to-be is placed either side-lying or supine (face up) with her back and legs elevated for comfort. This massage can help reduce emotional and physical stress, leg swelling, and strain in weight-bearing joints. It also can increase circulation and might relieve cramps and muscle strain.
Raindrop Therapy -- add to any massage for $5 more
This traditional Native American technique uses essential oils with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The therapist will drop the essential oils along the back like little drops of rain and massage them into the vertebrae and back muscles. The combination of massage and aromatherapy creates a very relaxing and rejuvenating experience that you will continue enjoying even after the massage is over.
Heated Bamboo Massage
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This massage takes a traditional deep Swedish and adds warmed pieces of bamboo that are rolled, kneaded, and tapped on the body, creating a wonderfully effective deep tissue release. (Availability limited)
Heated Bamboo Compress
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The therapist may choose to add heated bamboo to your massage in order to provide extra heat and pressure to specific hypertonic (tight) points.
Hot Stone Massage
Heated oiled river stones are used as tools to work into the muscles and are placed on the body to provide a warmth and weight that can allow for a deeper comfort and sense of well-being. This full-body relaxation massage combined with hot stone massage can soothe and relax aching muscles, increase circulation and calm the nervous system.
Hot Stone Compress
The therapist may choose to add hot stones to your massage in order to "melt" tight muscles quickly with less discomfort.
Sauna-- add to a 60- or 90-minute massage for $10 more
There is a small (one-person) sauna IN the massage room. It is a traditional cedar-lined sauna that can be used either dry or with steam by pouring water over the hot stones. Aromatherapy available. For private use before your massage session for 5-15 minutes to warm up tissues in preparation for your massage.
Chair Massage--$1/minute (60 minutes minimum required) + $15 travel fee
This is a perfect way to show your employees that you care about their health and happiness or add a special touch to a bridal or baby shower or other gathering. The therapist will come to your site and use a specially designed chair to give 15-20 minute (fully-clothed) massages. What a great way to perk up anyone's day!
Body Wraps-- 60 minutes ($60) or 90 minutes ($90)
Body wraps are a relaxing retreat from the world. You will begin with an invigorating dry brushing: exfoliating skin and allowing better circulation of blood and lymph. You will then choose one of three different mud masks (described below) to be painted onto your skin. Then, you will be wrapped in toasty blankets and the therapist will massage your head, face, and neck while the mask does its work. After the mask has dried completely, you will be wiped down with warm, moist towels and a Bali Spice body butter will be applied to your skin to lock in the moisture. The longer (90 minute) session allows time for a light Swedish to be performed as the lotion is massaged into the skin.
All Body masks are Ritual Alami brand and 100% natural.
This mask contains a blend of Indonesian clays which are extremely rich in active minerals and trace elements. Then raw coffee beans that have matured for at least two years to bring out the rich, dark oil are wok roasted and hand ground. This is mixed with masoyi bark into a fine mask. The caffeine in the mask has antioxidant, tightening, and firming qualities. The mask is meant to smooth skin texture and promote circulation.
Ingredients: clay, coffee, masoyi (a type of cinnamon)
BALI SPICE MASK
A village remedy originated by Balinese rice farmers to warm and relieve tired joints, this mask is made from a combination of clay, roots, herbs, and spices that go deep to cleanse the skin and promote better circulation and skin elasticity. The translation from traditional herbal cure to spa treatment is as delightful as it is authentic.
Ingredients: clay, babakan cacil (Ceylon oak), kencur (Indonesian ginger), clove, nutmeg, turmeric, fennel, cinnamon
This dark, luscious cocoa based mask does wonders for dry skin. Reputed for its rich source of antioxidants as well as Vitamin A, B1, C, D, and E, cocoa rejuvenates dull and dry skin while opening clogged pores and helps promote tissue regeneration and elasticity. Skin will feel soft, supple, and deliciously moist.
Ingredients: rice, corn starch, cocoa powder, cinnamon, almond, ginger, milk
All photos on this page (except NMT, Raindrop and Bamboo) courtesy of ABMP - NMT photo courtesy MTIC