60 minute session $80
90 minute session $120
Fees are the same regardless of what modality is used during the session (i.e. full craniosacral therapy session will be the same price as a session with just myofascial work). All sessions may include any or all of the modalities listed below, based on your goals and needs.
What you get: Communication to learn your needs and goals. Assessment and testing helps to determine most applicable and effective techniques. Relaxation techniques soothe nerves and anxieties.
Typical Results: Relief from physical pain; Relief from emotional stress; Self awareness of and releasing patterns of stress and pain to prevent future issues; Improved health and a happier state of being.
All sessions may include swedish massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, energetic balancing and postural analysis. Some of each modality is incorporated into most sessions, according what your body needs that particular day. Sessions always begin with communication, assessment and testing and end with deeply relaxing techniques. As always, you can expect resulting relief from physical pain and emotional stress. However, sessions are not just for relief of symptoms but geared toward finding the source of your pain and/or stress and working toward changing patterns, both conscious and unconscious, in the body to move toward a healthier, happier state of being.
Here is a brief description of the different types of massage utilized:
A full-body therapeutic massage that incorporates long, flowing strokes, kneading and compressions as well as stretching and energy work as indicated by your specific needs. This is the most common, well known type of western philosophy massage.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a deeper type of massage that alleviates pain by locating the source and using cycles of deep compression and release. A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle that often refers pain to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your neck could send pain radiating down your shoulder and arm. Trigger points can be the cause of weakness in a muscle and imbalance from one side of the body to the other, such as in the deltoid or biceps. The client participates by guiding the therapist to the exact location and using the breath to help release the points.
Myofascial Release Massage
This is a deep tissue session that releases restrictions in the fascia with a slow, methodical spreading technique. Trauma, inflammation, surgery or injury can cause the fascia, a tensile tissue, to exert pressure on many structures causing significant pain. This massage can help relieve that pressure and the associated pain and restricted motion. For more info visit: http://www.myofascialrelease.com/fascia_massage/public/whatis_myofascial_release.asp
Massage during pregnancy helps a women manage the physical and emotional aspects of a her pregnancy. The lotions can help prevent stretch marks. It provides relief from low back pain, sciatica, can help reduce edema using long, flowing strokes, helps with circulation and many other common pregnancy ailments. Pregnant women have specific needs to keep both Mom and baby safe during massage and therefore not all other modalities of massage will be used during this type of session.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
A light touch modality that gently works with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. It eases the restrictions of nerve passages, optimizes the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord and helps restore misaligned bones to their proper position. CST effectively treats mental and emotional stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ syndrome, and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. For more info visit: http://upledger.com/content.asp?id=26