Whether you have received massages before or are preparing to
experience massage for the first time, it is important
that you educate yourself about the different types of
massage that are available.
During some massages the recipient remains fully clothed while for most
the recipient undresses either partially or fully.
Some massages are performed with deep penetrating strokes,
while others use almost no pressure at all.
Understanding these differences will make your experience more
comfortable and allow you to achieve the results you
The choice is yours!
You can select the
massage treatment that best fits your needs…
If you still aren’t certain what type of massage you would enjoy most -
don't worry because Karen is happy to consult with you to
determine the best massage for you. Based on your
individual needs for pain relief, relaxation, stress
relief or a combination of all three, Karen
customize your massage session. Aromatherapy oils, etc.
can be added upon request.
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massage is the manipulation of the muscles and tissues
of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort,
and stress. There are many styles and types of massage
of the more recognized forms are:
for relaxation, de-stressing, and improving your
circulation. A variety of strokes and pressure
techniques are used to enhance the flow of blood to the
heart, remove waste products from the tissues, stretch
ligaments and tendons, and ease physical and emotional
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1 Hour: $65
In addition to
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue uses direct pressure, slow
strokes and friction. As the name implies, the procedure
is applied with greater pressure and to deeper layers of
muscles than Swedish Massage. Deep Tissue Massage is
often used to address specific areas of concern.
muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and
leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the
A deep-tissue massage gets to the heart of the problem,
working intensely on the muscles and connective tissues
to loosen toxins and get blood and oxygen circulating
properly. Because many toxins are released, it's
important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue
session to help eliminate these toxins from the body. A
mild pain reliever helps reduce soreness and
1 Hour: $75
used to treat specific regions of pain. As a result of
the massage therapist's assessment based on the client's
input of how their body feels and what they notice, the
MT will recommend a treatment plan and use a variety of
strokes that may be a combination
of the techniques used in Swedish, deep tissue, myo-fascial
release, trigger point therapy, and passive Joint
Mobilization stretches in an effort to relieve muscle
aches and pains and/or to remove toxins in the muscles
that result in knots or fibrous muscle tissue. The goal
of the treatment plan and techniques used should result
in improvement over a period of time.
significant changes is a woman’s body. Most pregnant
women feel discomfort and added stress on their bodies
at various points in their pregnancies. Using safe
positioning guidelines according to the week of
gestation, pregnancy massage helps to alleviate some of
the structural & physiological issues associated
with pregnancy. Most often done in the side-lying
position, the therapist provides the pillows, cushions
& bolsters for maximum comfort and support.
A full body massage can then be administered with
attention to the back & hip areas.
This massage enhances the function of muscles and
joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and
helps relieve mental and physical fatigue.
1 Hour: $70
Neck and Back Massage
When your back is
aching and demands attention, when your time or budget
is limited, or you just want to get an idea of what a
professional massage is like, this is the treatment for
you. Thirty minutes are devoted specifically to the back
& neck muscles incorporating a variety of modalities
including Swedish and Deep Tissue. Your back will
Turn your coffee
break into a healthy massage break. Using a special
cushioned chair, your back, neck, shoulders, arms &
hands can be comfortably massaged without the use of oil
or lotion while you’re fully clothed. A perfect gift
for your employees’ hard work, great for a sporting
event, home spa party, bridesmaid party or shower, the
possibilities are endless.
Popular in offices
and other public places, on-site massage therapists use
a portable chair to deliver brief, upper body massages
to fully clothed people. Chair massages can be very
relaxing, relieve muscle tension, headache pain and
shown that office workers massaged regularly were more
alert, performed better, and were less stressed than
those who weren’t massaged. Benefits experienced from
a 15-minute chair massage includes reducing stress,
increases energy, relieves minor muscle aches and pains.
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15 Minutes:$15 each person
(four person minimum)
Hourly Rate: To be determined with consultation
heated, smooth, basalt stones. The lightly heated stones
are soothing and used for relaxation, stress reduction,
detoxification, and energetic balancing.
The ancient healing art
of stone massage is a modality for physical and
The energies of basalt and sedimentary massage stones
are known generators of energy; they give to an area
that is depleted and help move energy in places of
excess, promoting a harmonizing and cleansing effect,
thus allowing for a soothing meditative state of
quietude, calm and balance.
Working in harmony using
various techniques and incorporating warm and cold
stones for relaxing the body at its deepest level, therapeutic stone massage
is very effective in creating harmony
and a positive
energy flow; thus promoting a sense of balanced
massage combines the therapeutic effects of heat and
Swedish Massage. Heated river rocks are used by the
the massage to warm and loosen tight muscles while
melting tension away. It is very pampering, soothing,
In Japanese, REIKI
(pronounced ray-kee) means the “Universal
Life Energy”. Reiki is an ancient form of
hands-on healing or "energy work" that
activates the body's own healing abilities to improve
the client's overall health and well-being.
It is a simple hands-on or no-touch
technique for channeling this omnipresent energy to
promote healing. The practitioner places both hands,
palms down, side-by-side or end-to-end, on or near the
person’s body in different locations.
This laying-on of hands relieves pain, acute ailments
illness, as well as encourages spiritual
This type of body
work is very subtle and calming. Most clients will feel
a profound sense of relaxation afterwards.
Sessions are done on a massage table with the client
reflexology has been traced back to Egypt 3000 years
thumb and finger techniques are applied to the
"reflex points" or energy zones of the feet. Reflexology
is based on the principle that these reflex
zones are known to have specific, direct connections to
specific organs and structures throughout the body.
These reflex points
- on the feet - correspond to each organ, gland and
structure in the body.
By working on these reflexes, the
therapist can promote relaxation, improve blood supply. A
reflexologist applies manual pressure to the feet,
working on specific points that connect with different
zones in your body. She looks for deposits and
imbalances, then releases these blockages to restore the
flow of blood and energy, which brings about unimpeded nerve functioning and
re-establish harmony among all body functions.
clothes to your reflexology session, because all you'll
be taking off is your shoes and socks.
Sessions last about 30 minutes and are deeply
gives a feeling of well-being and relaxation as it
stimulates the body to help heal itself.
Take a break with your favorite person!
Experience any or all of our massage services in a
relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for those special
Priced According to Massage Choice!
Hour: $75 and up - Depending on Location
If you prefer a
relaxing, therapeutic massage and don’t want to drive
home afterwards, consider an outcall. A professional
therapist will arrive at your home with her massage
table or chair and can provide many of the above-listed
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic drainage is a holistic approach to
promoting a healthy lymphatic system. When the
lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymph nodes may
become swollen. Further, the system fails to remove
the body’s toxins and can even affect white blood
cell counts. Lymphatic drainage is believed to
reduce blockage, which promotes health in the
lymphatic system as well as other bodily systems
such as the circulatory, respiratory, muscular and
Lymphatic drainage therapy consists of a manual
massage, performed by a lymphatic drainage
therapist. A lymphatic drainage massage primarily
focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the
body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic
system. Proponents of lymphatic drainage believe
that the process will reduce blockages of the
lymphatic system, which in turn promotes a healthier
body. Some therapists believe that lymphatic
drainage therapy can also reduce allergies,
menstrual cramps, colds and other viruses.
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Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) is a
gentle form of manipulation of
the cranio-sacral system. The cranio-sacral system
consists of the membranes and fluid that surround and
protect the brain and spinal cord and includes the
skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, and
the sacrum (tailbone).
therapy has proven effective for the relief of migraine
headaches, chronic neck and back pain, traumatic brain
and spinal cord injuries, central nervous system
disorders, temporo-mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ),
Scoliosis, and fibromyalgia, among other ailments.
normally last 1½ hours and are so relaxing that driving
is not recommended for at least 30 minutes following the
Cranial work can be used with other forms of massage
and has a complementary effect.
A cranial followed by a massage is truly an
Therapy I and II
Evaluating & treating cranial-base and hard palate
as diagnosed and treated by Dr. William Sutherland, the
father of cranial osteopathy. Integrating Sutherland's
technique for identifying lesions into the Cranio-Sacral
Therapy 10-Step Protocol and applying individual
correction techniques when needed.
Clinical significance: Used to treat headaches,
sinusitis, low-back pain, migraines,
obsessive/compulsive disorder, head, neck & back
pain, scoliosis, eye motor problems, endocrine
disorders, TMJ problems, allergies, pain syndromes,
personality disorders, various learning disabilities,
reading problems, eye/motor coordination problems. Can
also be used to treat problems secondary to facial
trauma and dental work.
Therapy I and II - 2.5 Hours : $200
techniques target the painful knots that can form in
muscle tissue. Pressure
is applied to "trigger points" (exquisite
tender points where the muscles have been damaged) to
alleviate muscle spasms and pain. After
releasing, the pain associated with these knots/points
is greatly reduced.
Karen incorporates this into your full body massage ~ as
added to any service.
Aromatherapy means "treatment
using scents". Aroma-therapists
use therapeutic oil extracts from plants, flowers,
trees, fruits, bark, grasses and seeds. There are
approximately 150 essential oils, each having its own
distinct therapeutic, psychological, and physiological
oils work through the olfactory senses and inside the
body by penetrating the skin.
inhaled, they work on the brain and nervous system
through stimulation of the olfactory nerves. As we
breath the scents, our brain releases chemicals that
communicate with our nervous system to produce a
calculated result such as relaxation, digestion,
invigoration, or pain relief.
oils have many beneficial effects on the body, mind
& spirit. Some stimulate, some relax, while some aid
in the release of toxins. Still others relieve pain
& discomfort. Some blends help balance the energy
flow in the brain/body system.
Many of these oils
have antiseptic properties; some are antiviral,
anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, antidepressant and
should be left on for 30 minutes following the session
to allow them to penetrate.
Massage is a body massage enhanced by the use of
added to any Service.
technique of healing dates back to the ancient times in
The work is a transformative set of tools that will help
you remove unwanted routines, habits and ruts directing
you towards the realization of your hopes and dreams.
The use of tuning forks over and around the body, as
well as incorporating hands on techniques, clears the
chakras, yet does not encourage processing of discordant
emotions, memories, concepts and structures, these pass
freely from your energy field.
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of our most popular services! Combines Sound
Energy Dynamics, Aromatherapy and Swedish massage all
rolled into one fabulous experience!
90 minutes. $100
Combines Sound Energy Dynamics, Aromatherapy and
One of Young
popular essential oil collections, the Raindrop
nine essential oils and two premium massage oils that
rejuvenate the mind and balance the body.
the essential oils are properly applied to the neck,
back, shins and feet, this technique can bring about
electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of
discomforts caused by imbalances in the body, especially
those found in the spine.
is based on the idea that many types of spinal
misalignments are caused by viruses or bacteria that lie
dormant along the spine. These pathogens create
inflammation, which in turn contorts and disfigures the
Raindrop therapy may aid sciatic nerve pain, scoliosis,
chronic back pain and kyphosis, as well as aid in
digestive problems. Oils may also be used to kill
RDT involves dropping essential oils from about six
inches above the body. The oils are massaged into the
skin using light stokes which cause the energy impulses
to be stimulated, and for the oils to be absorbed into
the nervous system.
oils continue to work in the body for approximately a
week after the treatment, with continued re-alignment
taking place during this time.
Seven Single Oils: Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano,
Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram.
Two Oil Blends: Valor®
& Aroma Seiz™.
Also contains Ortho Ease®
Massage Oil and V-6™
Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex.
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