Spa style Massage
Craving some deeply relaxing body-care?
This traditional western massage incorporates all the spa-style goodies like a cozy table, hot stones, hot steamed towels, and aromatherapy. Soft sheets and a blanket are folded and tucked around whichever region is being addressed, and warm jojoba oil is applied with rhythmic patterns that soothe and relax. Techniques may include- flowing strokes, kneading strokes, compression through the sheet, percussive strokes (rhythmic hacking or tapping,) rocking and shaking, and deep tissue techniques such as slow, heavy pressure with knuckles, forearms, and elbows, trigger point work, and myofascial therapy. The pressure can range from light and gentle to firm and intense, depending on what feels best for you that day. Give it a try, feeling good is good for you!
One hour – $100 / Ninety Minutes – $125
*** Special Announcement*** – Due to the devastation caused by the Almeda fire, this healing modality will be available to everyone at half price for the foreseeable future.
1 hour – $100
/ Long-term Recovery pricing – $50
Are you tired of being in pain? Do you feel numb, stuck, or stagnant somewhere in your body? Would you like to deepen your sense of self knowledge and compassion? This dignified style of touch therapy allows the body to speak for itself. Stretch receptors in your joints and muscles are constantly communicating with your brain, giving it a current map of the body; together, we honor that mind-body connection as we gently support your body, explore how it wants to hold itself, and offer the brain an updated map.
Sessions begin with a conversation where we discuss your needs and establish a plan for our time together. Once we move on to the fully-clothed table work, the conversation continues as you take an active role in exploring how your body feels and what it needs. The hands-on portion of the work may include- rocking and shaking, slow and curious range of motion exploration, positional release, isotonic and isometric movements, gentle compression and traction around joints, energy work, static holding, and stillness. Leave time after the session to take an easy walk before driving away or checking your phone- this helps to integrate the work and reinforce the new patterns you have learned.
This work is deep, profound, and completely pain-free. If you have been raised to believe “no pain, no gain” you are in for a wonderful surprise!
SOU Student Spa Special
One hour – $30 ($45 for non-students)
Need a break from your studies? Let this mini spa-style service soothe your stress away, giving you the internal tranquility needed to reach for the stars. Starting with aromatherapy and hot steamed towels, a signature half-hour massage is followed by 30 minutes of undisturbed nap time on the massage table. Ahhhh, so peaceful!