Massage Services Offered:

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses long and flowing movements to massage, with 5 basic strokes: effleurage (sweeping/gliding), petrissage (kneading, rolling, wringing and lifting strokes), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber warming stroke) and vibration/shaking. It can be noted to reduce pain, tension and joint stiffness and help with poor circulation. Swedish massage is the most common style in spas as well as with independent massage therapists.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage works past the underlying muscle closest to your skin targeting the deeper tissue and muscle closer to the bone. It is a great means to reduce extreme tension in muscles and connective tissue/ fascia. It is highly recommended for people who experience chronic pain or those who are physically active such as runners, bodybuilders, athletes, and even people sitting behind a desk all day.   Please communicate to your therapist who can adjust the pressure to best suit your needs.


Thai Massage & Thai Yoga Bodywork

Thai Massage & Thai Yoga is a combination of acupressure, muscle and joint stimulation bodywork followed by a gentle, effortless, assisted stretching session.  The stretching segment is similar to yoga poses or those done with a yoga partner. Some refer to this as "The Lazy Man's Yoga". The resulting effects are very therapeutic for your body. You do not need to be flexible to enjoy this portion of the session since it can be easily adjusted to any flexibility or comfort level.



Tuina massage is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy and a hands-on body treatment  where the practitioner may knead, press, roll,brush and rub the muscles and areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to attempt to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles. The practitioner can then use a range of motion, traction, and massage with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.


It uses Chinese taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into balance. It often is used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, t'ai chi, and qigong. The Tui na is an integral part of TCM and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental  medicine. (source Tuina: Wiki).


Energy Bodywork Offered:



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Reiki refers to the hands-on energy technique with Japanese origins, where palms are used to act as agents to transfer qi (energy) to the client to ease or heal ailments plus improve spiritual awareness. The English word Reiki translates to “alternative healing method”, stemming from the Japanese word meaning “mysterious atmosphere or feeling”. In the East it is often called palm healing where it is a more accepted form used by the people and establishments for complementary and alternative medicine.


Chakra Balancing & Prana Healing


  • Chakra Balancing
    There are 7 main Chakras or energy centers existing within the human body and each is a unique ‘power source’ for a specific area; Chakra Balancing focuses on stabilizing and re-aligning the Chakras’ energy for optimum function physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Chakra, derived from the ancient language of Sanskrit, when translated means "wheel" or "turning.” According to traditional Indian medicine and the yoga culture, Chakra is an energy shaped in the form of a wheel-like vortex extending from the body in a cone-like fashion into its etheric space surrounding the physical body. Chakras are deeply connected to one’s health and well-being as well as life’s issues. For example, the throat Chakra focuses on the physical health around the throat area such as the larynx or speaking voice. Additionally, it is associated with the life issue of speaking up for oneself or vocalizing concepts adequately or appropriately.

  • Prana Healing
    Prana healing, also called Pranic healing, includes the art and science of using energy for good health and works with the Chakras. It is also beneficial for opening psychic awareness and understanding the nature of reality in relation to man, according to the practice. The word prana is derived from the Sanskrit language and translates to 'life-force', the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. It is a word often associated with the word “breath”.  Practiced for thousands of years by yogis, it was also commonly practiced in the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt and India. More recently, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui uses the term ‘Pranic Healing’ to describe his system of techniques that include multiple uses of energy, which came after lengthy study and research.


Energy or Applied Kinesiology

Energy kinesiology is a system of tools and methods of testing muscle strength to determine physical reaction to food, thought and other influences. It is commonly used by chiropractors and other health practitioners to help identify weaknesses and health issues in the body and offer treatment of nutrients, vitamins and herbs. It may also assist them and other practitioners to identify areas of concentrated weakness and monitor improvement as treatment progresses. Further, it can help clients identify areas that may be of interest for doctors to pay attention to in exams and blood tests. Please keep in mind that while it can provide useful information, diagnosis is always the responsibility of your doctor and medical health professional.



Historically, used as part of Tui na massage as well as on it’s own, Qigong is a Chinese system of hands-on techniques and exercises aimed at balancing the flow of qi (energy) through the body which is believed to help the physical body and work with the meridians or energy channels used in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It was and still is used in the Chinese medical community for prevention and healing. The word Qi and Gong join to describe the cultivation and manipulation of energy in the body. Many forms exist, such as those used in Martial Arts and those used in group training for self-improvement. Students are trained to harness Qi from outside themselves, such as from nature – the universe, earth, moon to strengthen and heal their bodies and gain a more deeper spiritual connection. The training parts include (1) static exercises that require holding the body in designated postures and (2) meditative practice with focus on concepts, sounds and breathing. Other training methods may incorporate things such as herbs, massage and bodily manipulation. Movements in exercises are often gentle as in Thai Chi but can also involve up and down movement much like bouncing without the hopping and swaying.






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