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Deep Tissue is used to release muscle tension & adhesions. I listen with my hands to what the tissue is needing to break up old scar tissue and holding. I find that I am able to work into areas which have held long time old patterns of holding by working deeply and firmly yet know when to not bruise and intrude.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation.
The benefits 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.
My intention is to bring balance to each session.
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.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, 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 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 soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and 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.
Medical Massage is specific to injuries, accident or special condition which often require an RX prescription for Massage Therapy. I am a Preferred Provider for Medical Insurance as well as a PIP Provider for auto accidents and for L & I on the job injury claims.
I do take Insurance for medical massage therapy which usually needs a prescription RX from your healthcare provider. I am currently a provider for Premara/Blue Cross, LifeWisePIP (Motor Vehicle Accidents), L & I as well as some other companies. Other insurance companies (non-prferred) can be billed also.
Your referral and RX prescription can be written by your Medical Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor DC, Physicians Asst PA, or Nurse Practitioner ARNP. In WA State your Auto Insurance/Personal Injury Protection (PIP) will cover Medical Massage Therapy when authorized by the above Healthcare Providers above. Check with your insurance company and/or your Doctor for specifics.
Ayurveda is holistic system of Health & Wellness from India. Warm oil treatments are the core of this work. There are also many interesting and helpful aspects to learning about the constitutions of the body which can be balanced by oils, foods, herbs, excercises, etc. Each is geared to help you attain balance in our body and our mind. It is truly the bottom line of Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Ayurveda means the science of life. It is an ancient system of healing and wellness dating back 6000 years. It touches all areas of living relating to the body as well as the mind. Ayurveda describes 3 constitutional types called Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). Each Dosha represents the 5 Elements of Life (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth). Vata represents Ether/Air, Pitta encompasses Fire/Water and Kapha is made up of Water/Earth. We are all a combination of all 5 Elements but in different percentages which make up our constitutional makeup and presents the unique nature of each of us.
Ayurveda shows us many ways of dealing with balancing the body and mind via warm oil treatments and specific body therapies such as more famous Queen of Ayurvedic Treatments/ Shirodara (warm oil poured over the forehead for deep relaxation. Marma Therapy is used during body therapies for specific and general help for various conditions. These points are stimulated with pressure to balance the body and create a healing effect. Marma Therapy is greatly developed and was mapped and recorded in the Vedas in ancient times but carried forth all this time into the present. We can see similarities to this system when studying Oriental Medicine or Reflexology. Marma Points cover the entire body and connect via channels called nadis to our energetic system called Chakras. The Energy System is made up of 7 Chakras, 14 Nadis and 107 Marmas. These points are specfic and are mapped for treating particular ailments and conditions of the body and mind including emotions, nervous system, and physical
$ 125 Shirodhara $ The Queen of Ayurvedic Treatments. A steady stream of warm oil streamed to the 3rd eye area of the forehead. It is highly effective in quieting anxiety and nervousness, especially effective for insomnia. This treatment can be added to other treatments.
$ 150 Abhyanga is Ayurvedic Massage using warm oils to match your constitution. Sesame, Sunflower or a combination of both is used depending on your constitutional needs. Sesame is a deep penetrating warm oil used to quiet Vata disorders such as dryness, ungroundedness, insomnia or pain, Kapha Doshas also use this oil, and sunflower is cooling to Pitta Doshas and cools the fire elements. Sometimes it is useful to use a combination of both oils to quiet the disorders. Coconut oil can also be used in cases of balancing the fire of Pitta.
$ 125 PadAbhyanga -Ayurvedic foot massage with ghee using Kansa bowl. Marma reflex points of feet and lower legs are stimulated. A special Ayurvedic dusting powder of sandalwood and rose petals is used on feet at the end for cleansing/detoxing. Marma points on head, neck, shoulders & arms are included.
$ 125 - Hrida Vasti - Heart area/Chakra - warm oil treatment includes head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands.
$ 125 - Kati Vasti - Low Back/Sacrum area /Chakra - specific warm oil treatment to area includes massage of feet and lower legs.
$ 115 - Netra Basti - Eye Treatment includes head and neck massage of marma reflexology points; includes aromatherapy of Tulsi/Holy Basil essential oil.
$ 115 - Nasaya - Eucalyptus Steam / Nasal and Facial Marma Points includes head, neck, shoulder, arms & hand massage.
$ 195 ($25 off) Special Initial Ayurvedic Wellness Consult includes 90 min Consult + 30 min head/foot treatment.
$ 105 followup Ayurvedic Wellness Consult (only)
$ 55 Add-on Consults to combined treatments. (Followup sessions only)
Various treatments may able to be combined into Packages for longer sessions.
Talk to Therapist for special details on price of these special combinations.
Shirodhara is a warm oil treatment of warm oil being poured over the forehead in a steady steam, Marma points are stimulated on the head/face/neck/shoulders. It is very sedating to the nervous system. Improves sleep, decreases stress, and increases awareness. It is considered the Queen of Warm Oil treatments and is added to added to Ayurvedic Massage or other Ayurvedic body therapies. It is highly rejuvenative in its nature.
Abhyanga - A traditional full body Ayurvedic style massage of India which includes heavy use of warm Mahanarayan oil. This is a very rich treatment to soothe muscles and joints. Great for pain reduction.
Abhyanga is Ayurvedic Massage Therapy. It is clearing, soothing, and nourishing in its nature. Large amounts of warm oil are used to penetrate the tissues. Marma points are stimulated and the person feels grounded and replenished at the end of the session. Extremely effective in reducing stress and supporting health and well being.
Shirodhara is a warm oil treatment of warm oil being poured over the forehead in a steady steam. It is very sedating to the nervous system. Improves sleep, decreases stress, and increases awareness. It is considered the Queen of Warm Oil treatments and is added to added to Ayurvedic Massage or other Ayurvedic body therapies. It is highly rejuvenative in its nature.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific points in your feet. Marma Points are an ancient form of Reflexology using similiar points to relieve tension in the feet which stabalizes balance and relieves pain but is acting in a much deeper manner to harmonize your entire body. The feet are a mini map of the human body thus we can quiet symptoms via the feet to reach other parts of the body and brain. These are amazing sessions which stabalize and rejuvenate often lifting the fog of life. Very effective with balance or just feeling more grounded. People often note that they are more body aware and more conscious of the world around them after these treatments. Lifts the fog of life.