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Beginning Sept 28, 2019 the office will be closed for a temporary 3-month sabbatical. All massage & bodywork appointment slots until then are currently full. Please call to be added to the waitlist for cancellations.

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STRUCTURAL MASSAGE

Structural Massage

30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes

Anatomically specific with a focus on muscular & connective tissue, this massage is the most popular for working out knots and kinks from day to day stress, pregnancy, or injury.  Using any combination of deep tissue, neuromuscular, Swedish, and Ayurvedic massage techniques or medicated oils,  this massage is effective in treating trauma, chronic pain & acute injuries such as whiplash or repetitive strain. Also an excellent compliment to post-surgery recovery, aiding the restoration of restricted movement due to scar tissue.

 If you're looking for a good balance between structural and relaxation work in your sessions, this treatment is for you.  It is recommended once a month for general routine self-care, and every 7-10 days for acute or chronic pain until the treatments goals have been met.  I also recommend waiting at least (24) twenty-four hours after an acute injury before receiving therapeutic massage.

  • Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Myofascial Release

  • Marma Massage

  • Swedish Massage

Benefits include:

  • Increased range of motion and improved circulation

  • Reduces pain or tingling/numbness

  • A decrease in stress and anxiety

  • Improved sleep and posture 

  • Reduced post-exercise soreness and fluid retention

  • Relieves chronic tension and prevents injuries that may be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a tight, painful area.

  • Accelerates the healing process for tendinitis, ligament sprains or muscle strains

  • An improved general sense of well-being and safety

Sacred Stone

90 minutes

Unlike stone massages offered at spas, this treatment protocol was developed by Karyn Chabot, BAMS and combines the use of the deep heat from stones, with traditional Ayurvedic principles.  Having first been heated in a warm water bath the stones are applied to your body using as many as (4) four different herbal oils before being positioned on the body - anchoring the first and second chakras (muladhara and svadhisthana).  5-10 lb. sandbags are placed on the hips and crystals are laid out on the remaining chakras as rest of the body is massaged.  Also included is a foot massage with lemon and salt (known for detoxifying the body and removing negative energy) and abdominal massage (to encourage proper elimination).  Especially great for cold, winter months as a full body treatment or as a compliment to seasonal cleansing.  It is contraindicated for high blood pressure or pregnancy.

Benefits include:

  • Providing a deep sense of grounded-ness, pacifying Vata

  • Improved digestion and elimination

  • Relief from persistently tight muscles

  • Balances the two chakras associated with our basic needs for survival:  security/safety and sexuality, providing deep relaxation to the parasympathetic nervous system

  • Reduction in fear and anxiety

  • Improved sleep

  • Softened callouses

  • Reduced cellulite

 
ayurvedic detox & rejuvenation

Product Information: I use oil blends from Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies in my treatments. These oils are prepared in India using traditional methods. Herbs are collected and purified before being added to the oil.  The herbs and oil are cooked in a time-honored tradition on a slow fire in brass vessels.  Then they are left to mature for at least 30 days, with constant care and intention. The herbs permeate and energize the oil, carrying those healing effects deep into the tissue. The oil becomes especially absorbable by the skin through this ancient process. When Sarada Ayurvedic Remedies is not used, botanicals are sourced from Banyan Botanicals, a company with high commitment to organic, sustainable farming and fair trade.

Abhyanga [Ah-bee-yanga]

75 or 105 minutes

Watch Kris' video about Abhyanga. 

 Benefits include:

  • Feelings of calm and safety, relieving anxiety

  • Stiff achy joints become more pliable

  • Restorative sleep improves

  • Stimulation of antibody production, strengthening the immune system

  • Improved mental acuity and concentration

  • Improved skin conditions (psoriasis, eczema)

  • Increased stamina

  • Reduction in wrinkles and cellulite

This traditional, detoxifying and restorative herbal oil massage uses a specific pressure, rhythm, and pattern to bring balance to the doshas.  Abhyanga is at the foundation of any Ayurvedic practice, safe for pregnancy, and a good place to begin with exploring Ayurvedic bodywork.  Treatment includes face, breast, and abdominal massage as well as Champi (classic Indian scalp massage), and concludes with 10-20 minutes of therapeutic sweating (Svedana) in an herbal steam tent.   Specific strokes and herbal oils may vary depending on the presenting signs and symptoms and are determined at the discretion of the practitioner.  It is recommended you eat lightly or (2) two hours prior to your session, have time later in the day to relax, and avoid scheduling during menses.   

45 minutes

This powerful treatment is restorative and stabilizes the activity of the mind, providing relief from mental and nervous disorders including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, and schizophrenia.  Using the traditional, hand-poured technique from copper vessels, Kris delivers a steady stream of medicated, herbal oils or decoctions to the brow space just above and between the eyes with occasional sweeping motions across the forehead.  The anatomic location of the treatment site stimulates the pineal gland and is said to balance the "chatter" between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, providing deep relaxation and balancing various endocrine processes.  It is recommended you bring a bandana or an old hat to wear afterward, and keep the scalp snuggly covered overnight before washing your hair.

Watch Kris' video about Shirodhara. 

Benefits include:

  • Deep relaxation of the parasympathetic nervous system

  • Stimulates cognitive functions and memory

  • Balances the Ajna or 3rd eye chakra, sharpening sensory perception and increasing spiritual awareness 

  •  Cultivating a stronger intuition

  • Decrease in anxiety and emotions like fear, anger, hatred, or jealousy

  • Relief from chronic fatigue, headaches, stiff necks, and TMJ symptoms

  • Lowering high blood pressure

  • Sharpened mental acuity and sensory perception

Netra/Kati/Hrid Basti

30 minutes

This safe and natural rejuvenative treatment involves creating an organic dough damn around the treatment sight (Netra = eye, Kati = back, Hrid = heart) and filling the reservoir with warmed ghee or medicated, herbal oils.  The treatment site is submerged for approximately half an hour and in the case of netra basti, various eye exercises are also performed.  Some mild stinging and/or therapeutic tearing is normal. You will remove contact lenses prior to the treatment and should be prepared to wear glasses for the remainder of the day (and sunglasses when outdoors).   It is recommended you rest with eyes closed as much as possible for the remainder of the day.  Do not focus on finishing that knitting project, looking at a screen, or reading a novel. Read Kris' article about Netra Basti here.

(2) two treatments scheduled (7) seven days apart give optimal results.

Benefits include:

  • Reduces tension and migraine headaches

  • Soothes dry, itchy, eyes

  • Provides relief from allergies

  • Improved vision

  • Combats eye strain from TV, computers, and smartphones

  • Relieves eye socket tension, twitches, and squinting

  • Eases wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes

  • Slows the natural degeneration of the eyes

  • In the case of Hrid Basti: nourishes and strengthens the cardiac muscles, thus rejuvenating  the heart; regulates cardiac functions; relieves deep seated or repressed  stress, anger and grief; improves  blood circulation and breathing; gives a sense of peace and happiness

  • In the case of Kati Basti:  Pacifies a main site of Vata, easing stiffness and soreness, while nourishing bone tissue and degenerative discs.

75 minutes

This deeply penetrating, circulatory and detoxification treatment is for the skin and lymphatic system, often used to support seasonal cleansing and to encourage weight and cellulite loss.  The entire body is vigorously scrubbed with a homemade, herbal paste and percussive and squeezing techniques press deeply buried stagnant lymphatic toxins out of the body.  You are thoroughly wiped down afterward with moist, warm towels and you'll rinse off the remaining paste at home in the shower.  It is recommended you bring comfortable clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty, to change into after the treatment.  Pajamas work great!

Benefits include:

  • Removing foul odors from the body

  • Removing cellulite

  • Cures feelings of heaviness or drowsiness; itchy skin; or excessive sweating

  • Opens the channels of circulation

  • Produces stability in the limbs

60 minutes

This gentle, specific treatment protocol was developed by Dr. John Douillard and focuses on opening and balancing energy flow (prana) according to the Indian energy system.  Vital energy points called marma's are stimulated with herbal oils using small circular motions and static pressure.  There are  108 marma points in the body said to be "windows to the soul" or the body's "natural pharmacies" where concentrated life force energy is located.  Anatomically, they are where flesh, s, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up.  This protocol is good for those who respond to a subtle, energetic approach to bodywork or for those with compromised or deficient auto-immune systems.  It is recommended especially for those undergoing chemo or radiation therapy as a means for the body to revitalize when it's particularly weak or fragile.

Benefits include:

  • Providing an over all balancing of the energetic pathways in the body, optimizing the healing process.

  • Provides a grounding, stabilizing, and clearing effect on the mind-body

  • Gentle approach is appropriate for more fragile states of health

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30 minutes

According to Ayurveda, the nose is the doorway to the brain and to consciousness.  Great attention is placed on the proper functioning of nasal pathways,  whose function is to govern mental/intellectual activities, memory and concentration.  In this potent treatment, marma energy points on the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders are activated with massage for 5-10 minutes before the inhalation of aromatic steam and self-application of fresh, home-made herbal nose drops.  It is contraindicated for pregnancy, high blood pressure, or during an acute infection.  It is especially recommended for those with a history of chronic sinus infections, asthma, allergies, or migraine headaches.

Benefits include:

  • Cleans, lubricates, and strengthens mucous membranes

  • Opens and clears breathing passages

15-30 minutes

Traditionally used in conclusion to an abhyanga, this wonderfully grounding treatment can be dove-tailed as an add-on service with any kind of therapeutic massage or it can stand alone on its own.  Svedana is a fomentation therapy producing a very detoxifying and therapeutic sweat.  There are several different types of svedana therapies in Ayurveda and at Rasayana, we use a mylar/nylon full-body herbal steam tent outfitted for a massage table.  You won't even have to get up!  It is contraindicated for pregnancy, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease and discouraged during menses or IVF treatments.  It is recommended you hydrate the day before (tip: try drinking enough water to equal half of your body weight in ounces). *Available as an add-on to other services.

Benefits include:

  • Expanding the body's tissues and blood/lymph vessels, allowing for better transport and delivery of herbal medicines

  • Improved elimination of toxins

10 minutes

This Indian scalp massage uses herbal oils and stimulates several marma energy points inducing a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and can move down the spine and through the limbs.  Slow deliberate movements are relaxing while steady but vigorous movement help enhance energy and circulation.  The specific herbal extracts used are known for their beneficial impact on hair health and growth.  It is recommended you bring a bandana or an old hat to wear afterward, and keep the scalp snuggly covered overnight before washing your hair.  Tip: Applying shampoo directly to the scalp before getting it wet, can cut down on the number of times you need to apply it.  Typically, the oil should wash out in 1-2 applications.  Available as an add-on service.

Benefits include:

  • Enhancing mental focus, clarity, and memory

  • Promotes a better quality of sleep

  • Relieves mental fatigue

  • Stimulates hair follicles and enhances general hair health and growth

  • Lustrous hair

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