Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My prices at 183F South New York Rd Galloway Studio

~ Simply Swedish - The massage all massages are based upon! This classic European technique is designed to relax the entire body & quiet the mind, while manipulating muscles. Perfect for your first massage or your tenth! 60 min. $80/ 90 min. $110

~ Deep Tissue - Relax your mind & body while enjoying this deep tissue treatment. Used in conjunction with myofascial release techniques, the movements are more focused, targeting the deeper layers of the muscles and problem areas. 60 min. $95/90 min. $130

Best value! ~ Simply Integrated - The best of all massages, built just for you! In order to capture the maximum benefits from your massage treatment, this session is customized for each individual client using several massage modalities that best suit your specific needs. 60min. $75/ 90min. $100

~ Mother-To-Be - A gentle, yet effective, session is customized to relieve the aches & discomforts specific to each woman’s individual needs. Designed to achieve overall relaxation & relieve both mental & physical fatigue. Pregnancy never felt so good! 60min. $75/ 90min. $100

~ Sports Massage - Specifically designed for athletes of all levels, this unique combination of stretching, brisk strokes & Muscle Energy Techniques relieves fatigued muscles, reduces injuries & promotes flexibility while enhancing athletic performance & recovery time. Perfect for both pre & post-event strategies. 60min. $90/ 90min. $120

~ Foot Reflexology - More than just a foot massage! Start with a relaxing foot soak, then enjoy the ancient art that is as luxurious as it is beneficial. Improves overall health while promoting a relaxation response within the body. 45min. $50

~ Aromatherapy - Enhance any massage with the powerful effects of pure, high-quality essential oils for the ultimate in stress reduction. Transport your senses into a world of total relaxation! Add to any session: $10

~ Corporate Chair Massage - Reduce job stress, while boosting your employees immune system & morale, by rewarding hard-working employees with chair massage in the workplace! A great way to enjoy the benefits of a brief massage, while fully clothed & in a seated position. Call for rates, discounts and more information about how chair massage can increase productivity in your corporate setting.

~ Parties & Events - Add chair massage to your group event. Perfect for bridal showers, parties and get-togethers of all types! Please call for rates.

Esalen Massage Defined

Esalen Massage Defined

The sound of the waves provides a soothing background for any massage session at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. This sound, coupled with the cliffside natural hot springs and the educational community dedicated to exploring the "far reaches of human potentiality", inspires a unique approach to bodywork known worldwide as Esalen® Massage.

The ocean provides a slow-moving rhythm very much akin to the internal rhythms of the body. The receiver rests on the massage table, draped, and the practitioner's hands begin quietly, with presence, attending to breath, allowing the receiver to drop inward. The long, slow, t'ai chi-like strokes awaken awareness, and as the tissues open to the warm of touch, the contact deepens, nudging bound-up muscles, drawing forth expanded movement. A relaxing sigh resounds through the body, and the practitioner responds with integration strokes into related areas. The massage continues, seamlessly, wrapping the torso arms, legs, hands, feet, neck, and spirit into a united whole.

The practitioner brings a knowledge of strokes (many have roots in Swedish Massage), of muscles and bones, of movement, of listening to the body as well as the words. Prior to the session, he/she pays attention to his own physical comfort, and quiets down internal chatter to welcome inner guidance, or intuition. As he massages, the practitioner responds to the signs of relaxation: deepened breath, enhanced circulation, a sigh, perhaps flutters of the eyelids. Each session is unique, tailored by personal requests, comfort level, physical tension and release, the felt sense of intuition.

The effects of this intentional touch, loosely categorized as "wellness/stress management massage", range widely. For some, it brings a renewed sense of health and vigor, others may regain a sense of safety with regard to touch. Often old tension patterns break free and old emotions are released. It signals a return to one's nature, a switch from everyday consciousness into a calmer, more colorful space less inhabited by the constraints of time and place. An out-of-ordinary reality.

The sources of this rich work are endless: it was informed by sensory awareness, Swedish massage, oriental medicine, meditation, gestalt practice. The influence of deeper work borrowed from Ida Rolf's teachings, Moshe Feldenkrais' sense of neural co-ordinates, Milton Trager's passive movement to awaken the mind, yoga stretches, somatic mind-body psychology, and more energetically based polarity massage and cranial-sacral work continue to "grow" the work. Each practitioner translates this into his/her personal art form.

At the heart of the session is a sense of empowering each individual to regain a sense of harmony, reverence, and balance, and to awaken inner resources for healing. It is not unusual to hear, "That was the most amazing massage I've ever received."