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First time clients will pay in advance for their first session.
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Your session will NOT be confirmed until payment is made.
As a reminder, this is a private practice in a home office by appointment only. As such, there are animals (dogs, cats and teenagers) in the building. They will NOT be in the room. If this is a problem for you, please contact us.
We reserve the right to refuse treatment to any client for any reason we see fit.
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
Please see our Information, Policies and Disclaimer page for more detailed policies.
Massage is the single easiest thing you can do that feels fabulous that will help increase your wellness. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress. Choose from our varied styles for the perfect massage for your needs.
Swedish Massage 1 hr $50 90 min $80 2 hr $100
Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.
Myofascial Release 1 hr $50 90 min $80 2 hr $100
Myofascial Release uses specific techniques to stretch the body, your muscles and connective tissues between (fascia). It is a fantastic modality for Fibro, lupus, and other issues where pain, stiffness and restrictions are a problem. MFR unwinds the body, helping to bring it back into balance. 90 minutes of pure relaxation.
Pregnancy Massage 1 hr $50 90 min $80 2 hr $100
Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Specially-designed massage session, cushions, and side-lying postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen
Pain Relieving session 1 hour 1 hr $85
This unique experience blends several techniques to provide deep pain relief - cutting edge for pain management. Massage starts with hot towels to soften the superficial layers of tissue then hot and cold stones are applied to cause muscle confusion. Next pain relieving lotion is applied using Myofascial techniques to specific areas of the body (up to 3) to interrupt pain signaling.
Hot Stone Massage 1 hr $80 90 min $100 2 hr $130
Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils, the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapists hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering
Oncology/Cancer Massage 1 hr $50 * 1 hr max during active treatment and 8 weeks after
Oncology/Cancer massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer, cancer treatment or history of cancer. Many of the changes that will be made to your session will be virtually imperceptible to you as a recipient (and others may be quite obvious), but they are essential to safety and proper support of your well being. Can help ease pain and bring relief
Trigger Point Massage 1 hr $50 90 min $80 2 hr $100
Trigger point therapy focuses on the release of tension around specific nerve centers found throughout your body. It is great for relieving cramped, restricted and overused muscles. There is a lot of communication between therapist and client during a session to determine when a release 'point' has released.
Senior/Elder Massage 1 hr $50
Every elder is different. Some require gentle pressure while others prefer deep tissue. Each session is tailored to that elder. Benefits: Reduces stress, Deepens relaxation, Deepens breathing, Lowers blood pressure, Stimulates circulation, Relieves joint pain, Stimulates bowels, Stimulates flow of lymph, Improves sleep, Releases endorphins, Decreases fear and anxiety, Brings sense of well-being, Decreases isolation
Aromatherapy Massage 1 hr $60 90 min $90 2 hr $110
Aromatherapy massage is massage in combination with essential oils. After the consultation, a blend is created based on what you need and is mixed in with the massage oil or lotion. It is applied to the body during the massage session. During the session your therapist will ask you to breathe in through your nose helping to an induce a deeper relaxation response. The essential oils utilized at Serenity Massage and Energywork help muscles relax, release tension, ease stress or relieve pain.
Everything is energy and has it's own unique, measurable, electromagnetic frequency. Energy Healing works with the subtle vibrational frequencies of the body to cleanse and purify, heal and balance, and to energize and strengthen.
Energy Healing can be used for relaxation, to promote healing on all levels and to increase and amplify your energetic frequency. It is very gentle and works in complete and total harmony with the body/mid/spirit. Energy Healing can be used in conjunction with many of the services I offer. Each session is unique, allowing for what is chosen by the client and what is needed in the moment. Energy Healing may include aspects of the following services: Crystal Therapy, Sound Therapy, Comfort touch, MFR, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Guided Meditation and Shamanic Healing
All energywork includes hands on massage. If you do not want massage as a part of your session, please let me know.
Reiki 1 hr $50 90min $80 2hr $100
(pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, healing and relaxation. It was brought to the world through Mikao Usui in March 1922. It is a laying on of hands technique that allows the universal energy to flow through the practitioner to help bring about change within the client. Reiki literally means Rei- Universal or spiritual wisdom and Ki - Life energy. The practitioner does not guide the energy but simply is a conduit that allows this energy to flow and go where it is needed. In order to 'do' Reiki the practitioner must
1. have permission from the client
2. have an exchange of energy i.e. money, trade, barter and
3. Don't claim anything that comes from Reiki- it is not the practitioner 'doing it, it is a universal gift'.
Fire Cupping 1 hr $75
is a modern adaptation of the ancient art of cupping therapy. Cupping uses negative pressure to pull, lift, open and expand the body’s soft tissues. You will probably have a mark that looks like a bruise, but it will not hurt. An in depth consultation with your therapist in required for this modality.
Gua Sha 1 hr $75
Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine. It is used to treat muscle pain and tension. Gua sha aims to move energy around the body. The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, minor brusing occurs. Most of the time, the bruise does not hurt. May help to break down scar tissue. The treatment does not have any serious side effects but is not suitable for those with certain medical conditions.
Tui Na 1hr $75
Tui Na, or tuina, is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 5,000 years. Tui Na literally means "push pull". Practitioners apply pressure in a rocking back and forth motion. This motion causes muscle release. This complementary and alternative Chinese medicine modality makes use of rhythmic compression techniques along different energy channels of the body to establish harmonious flow of qi throughout the body and bringing it back to balance.
Chakra Therapy Massage 90min $100
This unique experience blends Reiki and/or energy work, massage techniques, aromatherapy, crystal and color therapies, and sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls to restore your body while balancing your energy. Massage with infused oils designed for each chakra addresses muscular tension and imbalance while gentle energy techniques promote deep relaxation. An ultimate healing journey for body, mind, and spirit.
The Chakra's are known as Wheels/Disks/Spheres/Orbs/Balls of Light. Their function is to spin and draw in "Chi" or Life Force to keep the spiritual , mental, emotional, and physical health in balance. The Chakra's interpenetrate each other and correspond with a particular color frequency, endocrine gland, or part of the human body. These parts of the body also vibrate at sympathetic frequencies, and a particular color will correspond to the area of the body that shares the same frequency.
When the chakras are open and balanced in relation to each other, they allow the free flow of subtle energies throughout the body. When a chakra is closed, shut down, unbalanced or blocked in some way, it can lead to physical symptoms: reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunction.
An example is that when we are afraid to express our feelings or are overcome with emotion, sometimes our throat tightens up and we get that 'lump in our throat'. This is the throat chakra trying to process that emotion. The throat chakra is the center of expression and the lump is a physical manifestation of that energy/emotion.
Though Chakras may or may not be a scientific fact, ancient literature from around the world suggests that their balancing was part of the whole process employed when healing any level of dysfunction. Balancing the body in the way ancient cultures have may be the missing link in health care today.
Crystal Therapy Massage 1hr $60 90min $90
Crystal therapy is deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. Crystal therapy is combined with various massage techniques. Our energetic imbalances can end up manifesting as physical ailments, mental or emotional issues. Crystals can help re-align our energetic frequencies by identifying and/or removing emotional and physical blocks. Crystals entrain energy around them, reducing entropy and creating health, longevity and coherence. Crystals are used throughout the session sometimes as massage tools, sometimes as an 'anchor'. This session includes a full body massage. This is a deeply relaxing session.
Sound Therapy Massage 1hr $70 90min $90
Using singing bowls, chimes and turning forks. Sound waves from these naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves, run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning. I use them before to identify areas of restriction before your massage and after your full body massage to bring a sense of peace.
Oil Drop Therapy Massage 90 min $100
There is one name for this technique which is copyrighted and is considered by most registered and or certified aromatherapists to be dangerous in that the technique is applied with undiluted essential oils. I DO NOT USE UNDILUTED OILS. However, the concept- applying specific essential oils to the spine and massaging the chakra- is a good one. Each Oil Drop session is tailored to fit each individual client and therefore the essential oils used during the session may change. It is a deeply healing and totally relaxing modality.
Shamanic Healing Massage 90min $120 2hr $155
The Shamanic Healer strives to create balance and harmony of the spirit while also empowering the client to transmute the issues that are contributing to his or her physical, mental, emotional or spiritual challenges thus enabling them to accept responsibility for their own healing process. The focus is on the following aspects, Muscle tension and soreness caused by Power Loss, Soul Loss and Soul loss, and Intrusions. Relief comes from massage strokes, releasing, and Ancestral Work. From the Shamanic perspective, the cause of illness arises from dis-empowerment as a result of negative or traumatic life experiences or when we make choices that are not in alignment with our higher selves.
One of the most important aspects is one of empowerment of the client and this includes deconstructing subconscious beliefs and energetic imprints that do not support the clients wellbeing and physical health. Without proper resolution on the emotional and spiritual levels, conditions can reemerge time and time again even though they may seem to have physically healed. Shamanic Healing Massage addresses imbalances in the body by addressing restrictions in the tissues and reestablishing a renewed flow of energy that promotes healing and a sense of wellbeing. using a combination of energywork techniques such as reiki, singing bowls, smudging, chanting, crystals and aromatherapy.
Shamanic Healing is complimentary and adjunct to traditional medical and psychological services and addresses the spiritual nature of illness. (Please see Disclaimer at the bottom of this page) but is not for everyone. If you have strong spiritual beliefs against such practices, this modality is not for you. And that's ok. "Shamanism is based on the teachings of the earth, of direct communication with nature. Shamanic healing practices help us to reconnect to the earth and to our own inner nature because they are founded on disinheriting the immune system, and exhilarating the body's ability to heal itself so that we can return to our natural state of wellness and being. In doing so we, discover that we are not walking the world alone, but are fully supported by an inexhaustible resource-spiritually, energetically,emotionally." -Alberto Villoldo PH.D
Guided Journey Massage 1hr $65 90min $95 2hr $115
Receive the gift of healing touch through this relaxing yet transformative experience. This guided journey healing massage begins with a discussion of your personal intentions and goals and favorite scenery. A prerecorded journey may be selected, depending on your massage goals. Next appropriate aromatherapy blend is chosen. The session starts with aromatherapy opening the way to your personal inner visual journey of healing with a relaxing massage using various massage techniques to ease you back into alignment while supporting greater self awareness and personal energy transformation. **OR** This massage induces and maintains a calm state, while the guided visualization allows the mind to journey to the places of constraint, stress, tension and holding by being guided on a journey inside your body to 'unknot' those places though visualizations and massage strokes. . This can help you resolve and let go of restrictions, that can cause recurring issues or other challenges. *A prerecorded journey is utilized so your therapist can focus on the physical aspects of this session while YOU focus on the inner journey.
BodyArt Therapy starts at 1 hr $80
“BodyArt Therapy is the use of Bodyart, with the goal of causing a positive change physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually through the application of art on the body in accordance with bodywork philosophy, knowledge, assessment, and skill.” – Rev. Julia Lawrence LMT Bodyart Therapy 1st ed.
There are a couple of different ways bodyart therapy is applied. If the bodyart therapy is to help address a physical issue, then we can define your goals through conversation first and then your body is assessed through massage.
Afterwards, design and site placement is determined by discussing what we discovered during treatment, and choosing a pattern. Once a design is settled upon, the area to receive the bodyart is cleaned with rubbing alcohol, the bodyart medium is chosen and then the design is applied.
If the bodyart therapy is to help with a mental, emotional or spiritual issue, then we can discuss your goals and look at patterns, settle on a design, and the area to receive the bodyart is cleaned with rubbing alcohol, the bodyart medium is chosen and then the design is applied. Massage is not necessarily applied in this circumstance.
This certainly does NOT mean that if your issue is emotional, spiritual, or mental that you CAN”T have a massage, in fact, massage would help in those areas too. However, If you don't a massage, then massage is not a necessary part of the bodyart therapy.
The session lasts for 1 to 2 hours. With a 1 hour session you receive a 1/2 hour massage and 1/2 hour of BodyArt Therapy. With a 1 and a 1/2 to two hour session you receive a mix of bodywork and bodyart for the length of the session. The mix depends on the complexity of the pattern chosen, how much bodywork you want and so on. I consult with the you on your goals and what design aspects you prefer and general placement of the bodyart. After the massage, I apply the bodyart in accordance with the bodywork treatment and the consult. The result is often stunning to look at and profoundly healing.
BAT (BodyArt Therapy) is more about the Art on the body- than the medium used (henna, Gilding Paste, Jagua, body paints etc).
Dr. Masaru Emoto has researched the effect of thoughts on water and the results are amazing. He took water from many sources, polluted lakes, rivers and from pristine areas as well. He then played music, taped paper with words on the containers of water, prayed over the water and talked lovingly to the water. Then he took water from those containers, froze the droplets and used a high powered microscope/camera to take pictures of the frozen water. His books “Messages from Water 1” (1999), “Messages from Water 2” (2002), “Messages from Water 3” (2004), and “Messages from Water 4” (2008) (All of them are published from Hado Kyoiku-Sha) document this. Every method of conveying thoughts into the water showed physical changes in the shape of the water crystal.
I bring this to your attention, because that is how BAT (BodyArt therapy) works. Dr. Emoto also took water and said ugly, demeaning and hurtful words to it or taped them to the bottle. The following is a sketch done of one of those photos where he had said “I hate you, you disgust me” to the water.
Now look at this sketch of a photo of cancer cells magnified 600x
How eerily similar they are.
Dr. Emoto’s work shows that the words you paint on the body have a significant probability of causing physical change. We are mostly water after all.
You can use the design as a focus for energy work or for meditation to create a more balanced state.
There are several different mediums to choose from like henna, body paints, glitter etc. Discuss the options with your therapist
Nurturing Spa Services - Luxurious treatments for a reasonable rate.
Body Wraps 90min $110
While some spas offer body wraps as a means to 'lose weight' or become 'trimmer'. at Serenity Massage & Energywork our wraps are different.
Our wraps are for a therapeutic result that helps soothe muscles, melt tension and stress, deeply hydrate the skin and induces a deep state of relaxation.
Each wrap is a different. Your body is cocooned in different clays, minerals, perhaps sea weeds or herbs, body butters and essential oils then wrapped in layers of cloths. You rest and rejuvenate
This grounding treatment starts with a triple blend of healing clays spa mud and earthy essential oils. After the clays are applied the body is wrapped in warmth and allowed to settle for 15 minutes. Afterward, hot towels are applied to remove the clay and any dead skin cells. Finally a stabilizing blend of essential oils blended with a creamy body butter is applied during the massage leaving you feeling steady and well rooted with glowing skin.
This uplifting treatment starts with a soft dry brush body buff to stimulate lymph flow and remove dead skin cells. Next the body is wrapped in cloths soaked in our dreamy blend of essential oils and allowed to infuse the body with warmth and bliss. Either a scalp or foot massage is applied while the body is wrapped. Afterwards 15 minutes, the body is unwrapped and body butter is applied leaving you feeling thoroughly relaxed.
Desert in Bloom
This restorative treatment starts with a Moroccan clay, dead sea salt and spice body scrub, followed with hot towels to remove the scrub and then a heated wrap in pure warm shea body butter scented with the blooms of the desert. While you are wrapped you will receive a relaxing scalp massage or foot massage. After the wrap is removed, any remaining shea butter is massaged in, leaving your skin hydrated, moisturized, and feeling stress free.
this rejuvenating treatment starts with a ocean inspired sea salt, seaweed and kelp scrubs then the body is wrapped with a moist heat seaweed infusion which nourishes the body through minerals, trace elements, and vitamins. The treatment stimulates the lymphatic system, reduces bloating, and detoxifies. While you are wrapped you will receive a relaxing scalp massage or foot massage. Finally hot towels are used again to remove the seaweed mask and a ocean scented body butter is applied. Please inform your practitioner if you have seafood allergies.
Different massage modalities are incorporated into traditional spa services offering a fusion of pampering and therapy.
Flowing Tides Hot Oil Massage 1hr $65 90min $95
Copious amounts of warmed herbal infused or essential oil is poured over each body section and moved with flowing, wave like movements with hot stones and/or hands. This deeply relaxing and luxurious treatment relieves stress, nourishes skin and reduces muscles soreness.
Blissful Dreams Massage 90min $95
A deeply relaxing, sleep promoting experience that begins with a dry-brush ex foliation followed by full body massage with sleep helping aromatherapy body butter.
Tension Tamer Therapy 90min $110
During this whole body massage uses different techniques and focuses on upper body stress and tension using a custom blend of essential oils, hot towels, cold stones and scalp massage to melt away muscle soreness in your back, neck, head and shoulders. Great for migraine sufferers and computer professionals.
Whole Body Sugar/Salt Scrub/Glow 1hr $80 90min $110
In many cultures around the world, salt, sugar, granulated pumice stone and other natural ingredients have been used for centuries to simulate circulation, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Combined with natural oils and body creams. Are salt scrubs too harsh on your sensitive skin? Try our brown sugar body scrub. The granules are smaller and gentler, and contains glycolic acid, which supports cell turnover, fights bacteria that cause acne, and heals sun damage. both scrubs (sugar and salt) absorb moisture, (salt from you and sugar from the air), so sugar hydrates the skin,leaving it feeling conditioned and salt can help draw out excess water. Hot towels are applied afterward to remove the scrub, soothe and relax. An absolute must for your skin care routine. Your choice of scent.
The Chocolate Experience Body Scrub and Massage 90min $120 2hr $140
The ultimate chocolate experience. We start with a warm dark chocolate facial mask and then a full body exfoliation with our signature warmed chocolate and champagne scented sugar scrub. Next, hot towels are used to softly wipe away the mask and scrub. Then we apply our warmed Chocolate Mousse Shea body butter to massage your body, leaving your skin and your muscles feeling incredible! Session ends with a chocolate truffle to take home.
The Hawaiian Experience 1hr $90 90 min $120 2 hr $140
Experience Hawaii with intoxicating ingredients of Kaua'i Clay, pua aloalo (Hibiscus) and Ginger in this unique treatment. While the sounds of the ocean play in the background, you are covered the warmed clay mix. The clay is given time to dry in the open air (you are not wrapped) as you receive a hand and foot treatment. When the clay has dried, hot towels are applied as the clay is softly wiped away. Next, a custom scented body butter reminiscent of Hawaii made with coconut oil is applied to your entire body. In the 90 and 120 minute versions you will receive a full body massage as the body butter is being applied, in the 60 min version the body butter is applied without massage.
The Norse Experience Ice and Fire 1hr $80 90min $110 2 hr $130
Reminiscent of the Scandinavian cure of sauna and ice baths, this treatment is the ultimate in muscle confusion leading to muscle and pain release. This treatment starts with traditional Swedish massage strokes with hot oil to identify areas of pain and tension and increase blood circulation. As each area is worked, hot stones and ice are rotated back and forth using varying massage strokes to assist release. Once an area is finished a hot towel is used to compress the area followed by tiny amount of biofeeeze to the two most problem areas. This is a great option for athletes, bodybuilders, and for helping to heal non acute injuries.
Enrichments Add ons
Small enrichments to your session can have a big impact on how you feel.
Uplifting Facial Massage $10
Address the skin and muscle tissues of the face and neck using hot towels, Rose floral water (helps skin), special face cream, specific massage strokes and a cool towel at the end to reduce puffiness.