Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy helps to relieve pain, reduce stress, and rejuvenate the whole body. Therapeutic massage is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions in hospitals and in family practices. Studies have found massage is helpful for:
- Stress relief, anxiety and depression
- Pain (chronic or acute)
- Blood pressure control
- Sports-related injuries
- Boosting immunity
- Cancer treatment
- TMJ (jaw/neck pain/whiplash)
- IT Band Syndrome (runners)
- Chronic back/shoulder/neck pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica
- Golfers/Tennis Elbow
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Casulitis
- Arthritis (Rheumatoid/Osteo)
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, people (and dogs!) love massage because it involves caring, therapeutic touch, provides a sense of personal empowerment and self-growth and bring better body awareness. A massage session will "put you back in touch with your body" when feeling out of sorts and out of touch with yourself. Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care but compliments and speeds up the healing process.
Massage/Cranio-Sacral Therapy Rates
New: Monthly Massage/CranioSacral
Bliss Club Rates
$59/month 60 minutes
$69/month 75 minutes
$79/month 90 minutes
Packages Available at a discounted rate.
Benefits of Reiki
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Reiki is a healing method to help release "old" issues or trauma that are sometimes stored in the body emotionally or physically. A Reiki practitioner works with the Chakra System to clear out old blocks that may be causing one to feel "stuck in life" or actually physically "stuck somewhere in the body". This system of healing is especially good for people who suffer from PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress), fibromyalgia or anyone undergoing a lot of stress, major changes in their life, or chronic pain.
Visualization techniques, guided meditations, affirmations, essential oils, Chinese Herbal Salves, Chinese Cupping method, and healing crystals are often used in the course of the session to assist in clearing the blockage. This is a relaxing, releasing and usually an enlightening session that lasts 75 to 90 minutes.
$85/session (60 min)
$95/session (75 min)
$105/session (90 min)
Reiki can be included with a regular
massage session upon request.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Chinese medicine believes there is a distribution network for the fundamental substances of Qi (pronounced chee), Blood and Body Fluids throughout the body. (These fundamental substances are different from the common western understandings of these terms.) This distribution network called the Meridian System looks like a giant web, linking different areas of the body together. Its pathways make up a comprehensive yet complex body map that supplies vital energy to every part of the body. Philosophically, the Meridian System explains how we live, and why we become sick.
Understanding the Meridian System by water flow analogy
Since Qi and blood are mobile ,It is easier to understand the concept of meridians by comparing it to water flow. When water flow down a mountain or a slope, it flows from high to low ground. It will also follow the geographical terrain and collect in the most stable areas, such as a river. Rivers maintain the natural laminar flow and kinetic energy of the water. By avoiding turbulent flow, they provide the most efficient way of transporting water downstream. As a result, the land surrounding the river is lush with vegetation and life because of the steady supply of fresh water.
In order to restore balance and harmony, it is necessary to resume the optimal flow of the river or Qi. In the case of a river, the debris causing the blockage is removed and the riverbed is strengthened. The harmony of the Meridian System is restored in our bodies by stimulating particular acupuncture points in the body. In this way, the flow of qi is regulated and qi energy is distributed efficiently throughout the body again .
Some session may include massage therapy if applicable.
$120 First Session