For more information on the many health benefits of massage therapy and full descriptions
of the types of massage I perform, please read on...
About Swedish Massage:
This is the most common type of massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light rhythmic tapping strokes, on the top-most layers of your muscles. This is also combined with the movement of your joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing...and it may even help after an injury.
The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:
Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue.
Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage.
Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue.
Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.
About Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep Tissue Massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. I use slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, Deep Tissue Massage can be quite therapeutic - relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries.
About Pregnancy Massage:
During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy Massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage pillows, I will help you get into a comfortable position for this type of massage.
Health Benefits of Massage:
Many types of massage offer benefits beyond simple relaxation. Here are just a few of the health problems that my benefit from massage. However, check with your doctor before using massage for any health condition.
Back Pain: More than one study has shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pain. In fact, one 2003 study showed it worked better than acupuncture or spinal modification for persistent low back pain - reducing the need for painkillers by 36%.
Headache: Another type of pain - headache - also responds to massage therapy, as shown by more than one study. Massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines a person has and also improve sleep.
Osteoarthritis: In the first clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of Swedish massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a one-hour massage either one or two times per week had improvements in pain, stiffness, and function.
Cancer:Used as a complement to traditional Western medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression (for example) or improve the function of your immune system.
Anxiety: A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve depression and anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by 50%. Massage also increases levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
While more research is needed to confirm the vast number of benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for: Digestive Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia related to stress, Myofascial pain syndrome, Parethesias and nerve pain, Soft tissue strains or injuries, Sports injuries, or Temporomandibular joint pain.
Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have: Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication, Burns or open or healing wounds, Deep vein thrombosis, Fractures, Severe Osteoporosis, or Severe Thrombocytopenia.
Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, I ask that you please let me know right away.
I have been professionally trained, certified, and licensed in the State of Illinois to perform various types of Massage Therapy. The most common known are Swedish Massage,Deep Tissue Massage, and Pregnancy Massage. When I perform a massage on you, I make sure to pay close attention to any problem areas you are experiencing any discomfort with. During the course of massage, I will also ask periodically how you are doing to make sure the level of pressure I am using is good for you. I want you to feel better and relaxed after your massage! No matter which type of massage you choose, I charge a standard rate for all three.
My standard massage pricing is as follows:
30 minute massage $50
60 minute massage $85
90 minute massage $115
120 minute massage $160
Esalen Massage Therapy:
Esalen Massage Therapy is known for its healing and nurturing touch. It combines long strokes, gentle rocking and stretching, sculpting of deep musculature and the precision of acupressure. However, Esalen Massage goes beyond the physical result of bodywork by focusing on energy exchange and psychological well-being. It aims to tune the mind and body together to create a sense of serenity and peace.
120 minutes for $160
90 minutes for $130
75 minutes for $115
Sports Massage Therapy:
Sports Massage Therapy is designed to prevent and relieve injuries and conditions that are associated with exercise. It can often be quite strenuous and is meant to relieve and reduce the stress and tension that can build up within the body’s soft tissues while exercising. It can be carried out before, during, or after playing sport or exercising and uses techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance, to minimize the chances of injury and, if there is an injury, to reduce the recovery time. Sports massage can treat a variety of ailments and injuries that may occur as a result of exercise. It also has other benefits that allow you to train or exercise more efficiently.
120 minutes for $160
90 minutes for $115
75 minutes for $95
60 minutes for $85
Thai Massage Therapy:
This traditional Thailand massage incorporates assisted Hatha Yoga and acupressure work. Three-Dimensional movements of gentle rocking, deep stretching, and compression are done with the client fully clothed on a large mat on the floor (specifically designed for Thai massage). This treatment helps one reach a state of deep relaxation and comfort in the body, clear blockages or energy, and generate a flow of Chi...resulting in a burst of energy!
90 minutes for$130
75 minutes for$115
Swedish and Thai Combo Massage:
This combo massage incorporates many Swedish/Esalen strokes as well as many principles of Thai Massage with stretching, rocking, and accupressure. It is done with the client unclothed on a massage table. A truly unique and spiritual experience that will leave your body and spirit feeling open and free.
90 minutes for$125
75 minutes for$100
Swedish and Deep Tissue Combo Massage:
This massage gives me enough time to cover your entire body and uses a combination of Swedish techniques to achieve overall relaxation and Deep Tissue techniques to decrease muscle soreness by also focusing on specific areas of pain.
120 minutes for $160
90 minutes for $120
75 minutes for $100
Aromatherapy Massage with Reiki:
This service can best be described as a Serenity Massage. It starts with a full-body exfoliation with Dry Brushing to help remove dead skin cells. Then you are treated to a massage with warm Aromatherapy oil to allow you to enter a deep state of meditation and relaxation. I also incorporate the use of Reiki energy work into this treatment, then finish it off with a hot towel wipe down.
120 minutes for $160
Hawaiian Massage Therapy:
Hawaiian Massage Therapy is a blend of Lomi Lomi, Tui Na, Rolfing, Swedish/Esalen Massage, Deep Tissue, and gentle stretching and rotation of the joints all in one session!
120 minutes for $150
Hot Stone Massage:
This therapy goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health, and well-being. The use of hot and cool basalt and marble stones create a "vascular gymnastics" of the circulatory system assisting the body in self-healing. Some energy work is also included in this treatment.
90 minutes for $140
Cranial Sacral Massage Therapy:
Cranial Sacral Therapy (also known as Craniosacral Therapy) is a gentle, non-invasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
This form of therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.
$100 per hour
Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy that involves treating the body through the feet. It is based on the premise that there are reflex areas in your feet which relate to all of your body parts and that your whole body can be treated via your feet. A system of longitudinal energy zones is believed to provide the link between your reflex areas and your body parts. A wide range of disorders can be helped by Reflexology. These include problems such as migraines, sinus congestion, backache, diabetes, tooth aches, asthma, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, circulatory problems and much more! Reflexology does not claim to be able to help all disorders, but there are very many instances where treatment can be a great benefit to you.
30 minute Reflexology Treatment for $40
45 minute Reflexology Treatment for $55
60 minute Reflexology Treatment for $70
The Raindrop Technique combines the science of aroma techniques of VitaFlex, reflexology, massage and more in the application of 11 essential oils. The Raindrop Technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. It originated from the research of D. Gary Young while working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. It utilizes massage, acupressure and the layering of essential oils and blends on the spine to help bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. It is based on the theory that many types of scoliosis and spinal misalignments are caused by viruses or bacteria that lay dormant along the spine. These pathogens create inflammation, which contorts and disfigures the spinal column. The oils used are highly anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, and are dispensed like droplets of rain along the spine. It will also help to align and clear the energy centers of the body without using force or excessive pressure.
45 minutes Raindrop treatment only for $60
90 minutes - with 15 min Tuning Fork treatment - for $130
90 minutes - with Hot Stones applied during 15 min Tuning Fork treatment - for $130
(smooth, flat, hot stones are placed on the back to help the essential oils soak into the body and loosen muscles in your back)
105 minutes - 45 min Raindrop treatment with 60 min massage - for $130
Deep Tissue Manual Lymphatic Drainage:
This procedure is a superior manual method for elimination of excessive lymph flow. This aids in the absorption of toxins and assists the body in deep cleansing. DTMLD (Deep Tissue Manual Lymphatic Drainage) enhances and restores your overall health. Some results my consist of:
- Reduced extremity fluid as well as cellulite tissue for a smoother, slimmer body, subtracting inches from legs, arms, and back.
- Reduction of inflammation including sinus problems, bronchitis, and ear infections.
- Reduction of site swelling and lymph edema.
- Detoxification of the body.
- Assist in the healing of allergies and acute onset of illness.
- Tissue regeneration including burns, wrinkles, cellulite, and wounds.
- Reversal of aging and youthful regeneration.
- Relief of chronic congestion and pain.
- Reduction in the symptoms of fibromyalgia and exhaustion.
- Anti-spasm actions to assist constipation, increase nutrient absorption by draining inflamed gut nodes and Peyer's Patches.
- Ensure relaxation to assist in healing stress, insomnia, loss of vitality, and memory loss.
The cost for your DTMLD treatment is:
$175 for your initial consultation and treatment session. (90 minutes)
$125 for a 60 minute treatment.
$50 for a 30 minute treatment.
I am trained and certified in the contemporary cupping method from the International Cupping Organization, using glass, silicone, rubber and plastic cups. Simply defined, Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. During a session, a cup is positioned at the area to be treated and (depending on the type of cups being used) a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws out stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors. The intended suction can range from light to heavy. This, along with the movements performed and areas treated by the therapist will produce stimulating (toning) or sedating (draining) effects. Before I perform any cupping therapy treatment, I assess your overall physical, mental and emotional condition. This aids me in being able to employ the proper application of the cups to produce the desired outcome. Cupping can be combined with or used as a supplement to any of my other services. The results from the cups are comparable to other expensive (and many times painful) treatments that usually require large mechanical devices to deliver the results that you expect and want. Cupping helps get deeper work results without the pain of a deep tissue massage. I use cups for a wide variety of ailments such as muscle injuries, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, colds, sinuses, allergies, asthma, cellulite, fibromyalgia just to name a few.
Forms of Cupping Therapy Offered:
• Cellulite Treatments • Facial Cupping • Reflexology Treatments • Abdominal Cupping • Orthopedic Cupping
• Sports Cupping • Foot Cupping • TMJ and Sinus Release • Detoxification Treatments • Lymphatic Drainage
• Trigger Point and MyoFascia Release
$50 for a 30 minute session
$65 for a 45 minute session
$90 for a 60 minute session
$125 for a 90 minute session
Some massage and stretching may be included as needed for the treatment.
Small suction cups are used to create a gentle vacuum to lift the skin and facial tissue and relax any tight muscles in the face and neck. The lifting of the skin will help to drain lymphatic fluids to eliminate toxins, cellular wast and excess fluid retention in the face and neck. Benefits are increased blood circulation, reduced puffiness and edema, fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps clear up sinuses, acne and helps with TMJ. The best results from facial cupping are seen after 7-12 weeks of weekly treatments. Once the desired results are achieved, one treatment per month is recommended for maintenance.
$50 for a 30 minute session
$75 for a 60 minute session
(The 60-min treatment includes a double cleanse, additional massage, mask, serum, toner and moisturizer. No extractions.)
There are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head that connect to different aspects of your life. We call all of the points you touch when you use this modality "The Bars". They store the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that you have ever heard about anything. For example: every thought you have ever had about money that you considered important, the energy of that thought is stored in the Bar called "money".
There are Bars for healing, body, control, awareness, creativity, power, aging, sex and money; 32 different ones in all. Each Bar corresponds with that aspect or area of your life that it is named. Touch one bar and you begin to clear away the energy locked up in that area or aspect of your life just by touching it. Add in touching another Bar and you not only get the "issues" stored in the first Bar, you also begin clearing the "issues" stored in the second Bar. You also clear all the points of view about those two Bars in relation to each other, allowing for exponential change.
Just by gently touching the Bars, you effectively erase everything you have ever stored there. Just five minutes can erase 5,000 to 10,000 years of stored points of view. What is the value of erasing this bank of data you have stored all this lifetime, and every lifetime?
When you are functioning from preconceived points of view about what is possible in life, what is not possible life, and have it rigidly defined of how the world works, you can not be aware of anything that does not match that. Each thought you have fixed in place solidifies the energy and limits your capacity to change anything in that area. You changes the energy, you change how that part of your life shows up. What is the most simple and easy way to change energy? Get your Bars touched! When you do, something different can show up in your life with ease.
At worst, you'll feel like you just had the best massage of your life. At best, your whole life can change into something greater with total ease. This is an incredibly nurturing and relaxing process, undoing limitation in all aspects of your life without any effort.
$85 for a 60-75 minute session
Frequently Asked Questions about Access Bars:
1. What are the benefits of having a Bars session?
Here are some of the most common benefits people have reported after Bars sessions...
2. Do The Bars help with sleeping difficulties?
Yes. The Bars can be very beneficial in changing a variety of sleeping difficulties. The results are different for each person, depending on what the difficulty is in the first place and how many times they have their Bars run. Many people around the world have had phenomenal results in using The Bars to change their sleep into something more rejuvenating and restful, regardless of the number of hours of sleep they get.
3. How long is a Bars session?
There is no standard time for running Bars. The facilitator will follow the energy and deliver only what you are happy to receive. The average session, where all the points are run, lasts about 90 minutes. However, Bars can be done in as little as 20 minutes if you only want to work on one or two areas. Children run faster as they usually have less resistance to receiving than adults. There is no such thing as too long of a Bars session. For that matter, people have had results with only five minutes of having a single Bar run. Longer sessions such as three to six hours can often be dynamic, with life-changing results. However, having your Bars run more often, rather than for a longer period of time can also be beneficial. There is no wrong way to have a Bars session.
4. How many sessions should I have?
Just one session can change your life for the better and many people choose to have a session once a week, or at least once every three weeks. It is totally up to you and depends on what you are looking for. How much more ease, joy and change would you like to have in your life? A little? A lot? All you can get? Once you try it for yourself it will be very obvious to you what you would like.
5. What does a Bars session feel like?
Everyone is different, so there is no such thing as a "normal" Bars session. What is most often reported is that there is a sense of complete relaxation and many people go to sleep - even in a very noisy environment. Some people have images come to them. Others feel sensations in their body such as buzzing, tingling, warmth, twitches, or shivers. Many people say the energy they felt was similar to the pleasure they get from turned on. Emotionally, people have been known to cry or laugh out loud for no apparent reason. A sense of peace and joy is often present at the end of a Bars session. Every session will be different every time, even if you repeat with the same person running your Bars. Remember you can always stop at any time, go longer in a session, take a break, get a snack, ask questions, fall asleep, etc.
6. Can the Bars be done to staff in my office or at a conference?
Absolutely, yes! People in an office/business/work setting have found great benefit in the workplace for reducing stress, increasing productivity and general enthusiasm, problem solving, creativity with projects, improving teamwork and morale just to name a few things. Since there is no special equipment or environment needed to have your Bars run, the workplace or conferences can benefit greatly by adding this service for staff, employees and employers.
Organic Body Scrub
Body care is a necessity for health, well-being and youthful appearance. It is great for detoxification, cellulite, dry skin, eczema, acne and other skin conditions. It is also great for stress relief and for making achy muscles feel better. Choose either organic sugar or salts for your treatment. All materials used are 100% organic.
60 minute FULL BODY Treatment for $85
30 minute TARGETED (i.e. Back, Legs, Arms, etc.) Treatment for $45
Organic & Natural Aromatherapy Oil Body Wrap
Treat yourself to an Organic & Natural Aromatherapy Oil Body Wrap to relax, calm and balance your system while softening and lubricating your skin. These treatments can be very sedating or invigorating depending on the types of organic essential oils you would like used. Only organic and natural products are used in this treatment.
60 minute FULL BODY Treatment for $85
30 minute TARGETED (i.e. Back, Legs, Arms, etc.) Treatment for $45
Organic & Natural Mud Wrap Treatment
The FULL BODY Organic & Natural Mud Wrap treatment is a perfect way to detoxify your body and stimulate your metabolism while smoothing, nourishing and revitalizing your skin. If you've been feeling sluggish lately, this can be a great boost for you! The Mud Wrap also helps to improve your skin and the appearance of cellulite. Only organic and natural products are used in this treatment.
60 minute FULL BODY Treatment for $85
When you're scheduling your Body Treatment, go ahead and add-on any of the following services to make your treatment that much sweeter!
Dry Brushing: 15 minutes for $15
Skin brushing removes the old, dead layer. It helps to eliminate uric acid crystals, catarrh and various other acids in the body. It also helps stimulate and increase blood circulation in all underlying organs and tissues. Dry Brushing also removes toxins and improves muscle tone and cellulite.
Foot Exfoliation and Moisturizing Treatment: 15 minutes for $15
Enjoy a relaxing foot scrub and moisturizing cream treatment. This treatment helps to remove dead skin and soften up the foot skin to make it feel fresh and smooth. This is a great treatment to have following a Foot Detox treatment or before a Foot Reflexology session.
Foot Soak Bath: 15 minutes for $7
A great relaxing foot soak.
Hand Exfoliation and Moisturizing Treatment: 15 minutes for $15
Enjoy a relaxing hand scrub and moisturizing cream treatment. This treatment helps to remove dead skin and soften up your hands leaving them fresh and smooth. This is great to have while enjoying a Foot Detox treatment or as an add-on to any other treatment of your choice.
Hand or Foot Mask: 10 minutes for $5
Enjoy a mask added on to any foot or hand treatment session.