God has wonderously created our entire being - body, mind and spirit. Our emotions, experiences and sense of being are written in our physical structures. When the stresses and demands of life dim the luster of who we are, skillful touch and sacred bodywork encourage a quality of awareness and individual growth as a total person.
Theapeutic Massage: Massage Therapy enhances general health and well-being and has been proven effective for relaxation, relief of muscle tension and mental, emotional and spiritual renewal. A relaxing massage eases tensions with long, gliding strokes and muscle kneading. Deep tissue and myofacial release employ specific techniques to lengthen muscles and restore range of motion through a deep, penetrating attention to muscle groups. Individual therapists also employ muscle release techniques, warm stones and moist, warm packs.
Full-Body Hot Stone Massage: With the use of hot stones on the entire body, this modality takes massage to a new level. Heat from the stones provides a relaxing, sedative effect on the nervous system, allowing muscle tissue to soften and relax.
Reflexology: Reflexology is a special science that has its roots in the Far East and is an offshoot of acupuncture. Reflexology works with reflexes in the feet which correspond to all parts of the body. When specific points on the feet are given firm yet gentle touch, congestion in the corresponding region of the body is also unblocked so that circulation improves overall. Particular attention to the feet can refresh the whole body, relieve tension and improve nerve and blood supply.
Healing Touch: Healing Touch is a compassionate therapy using gentle, light or near-body touch to clear, balance, energize and promote healing for the whole person. The goal is to restore harmony and balance and optimize the body's innate healing. Research suggests healing touch can reduce pain, anxiety, stress and depression. It can strengthen the immune system, provide support for those in chemotherapy, and enhance recovery from surgery. Clients remain fully clothed for this treatment.
Ortho-Bionomy: Otho-Bionomy the 'homeopathy of bodywork', is a unique system of painless body therapy designed to facilitate pain relief as well as physical and emotional balance. Through gentle movements, the body's self-healing processes are engaged. The releases are accompanied by structural balance, realignment and re-education of muscles, nerves and tissue.
Healing Facial/Waxing: Healing facials bring particular attention to cleansing and opening facial tissues. With a healing touch, 'all natural' facial products are gently applied to let creation's healing properties in, and inner beauty out. Optional facial waxing is also available for an additional charge (eyebrow-$15, lip-$8, chin-$10, and/or neck-$15).
Rates: One hour body treatment/$65.00; Half hour body treatment/$45.00; One hour and a half body treatment/$100.00; Healing Facial/$75.00. Full Body Hot Stone Massage/$80-60 minutes or $115/90 minutes. Gift Certificates are available by phone or in person at The Poverello, The Portiuncula Center, or The Motherhouse.