“Pay attention to your body…It is a vehicle for simple presence.”
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 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.
Reiki or Healing Touch:
Reiki and healing touch are relaxing, nurturing gentle touch therapies that assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Recipients remain fully clothed during treatment.
Rates: One hour body treatment/$70.00; Half hour body treatment/$45.00; One hour and a half body treatment/$105.00; Full Body Hot Stone Massage/$85-60 minutes or $120/90 minutes. Gift Certificates are available by phone or in person at The Poverello, The Portiuncula Center, or The Motherhouse.