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Culturally Inspired
Bodywork

The following forms of healing arts and bodywork where born from the  traditions of Japan, China, Thailand, India, Polynesia and the Maya of the Yucatan peninsula.

Jennifer's  studies have been broad and include cultural anthropology. She strives to present this work in ways that honor the traditional healing cultures of origin expands the client experience. The intent is to  practice each style as an inspired practice, sharing ancient wisdom through conscious touch and bringing the ritual of self connection back to the modern world. 

 

Each style has a pace, rythym and quality of touch that is as unique as regional cuisine. Try them all to find the session that makes your body resonate. 

Please note services are prepaid in full at the time of booking.

A woman with blonde hair receives a lomi lomi style neck massage

Lomi Lomi $155

A sacred form of Temple Bodywork from Hawaii, combines energy raising movements from the art of Hula with deep forearm strokes and nourishing coconut oil. The sensation is like having waves wash over the body taking all manner of stress and discomfort away. 

A woman recives Indian head massage to her thrid eye chakra

Indian Head Massage
aka Champissage $115

Popular in India as part of the family practice of grooming. Indian Head or Champissage is practiced in homes, salons and barber shops to reduce tension, improve circulation, rebalance subtle energies, and stimulate the scalp. 

 

This clothed, seated experience focuses on marma points in the head, neck and shoulder region, as well as the upper three chakra centers. Swift movements and a light touch whisk away tension. Your experience continues to unfold with a light face massage, ayurvedic hair oiling and steam for face and scalp. Clients report feeling refreshed and relaxed yet mentally agile. A perfect pick me up for students, and those who find themselves in front of a computer screen for long hours.

*This service is appropriate during pregnancy

A gentleman receive shiatsu bodywork to shoulder

Shiatsu $115/ 155

A form of acupressure from Japan that utilizes palm and thumb pressure to bring balance to body and improve organ function. Referencing the meridian structure of anatomy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu helps restore harmony, equalize emotional upset, and increase range of motion. 

*This service is appropriate during pregnancy

A practitioner of Thai Massage applies herbal oil to the back of a client lying face down

Thai Bodywork aka
Nuad Bo Rarn

Often referred to as yoga for lazy people,  Thai bodywork includes gentle compression, rocking, and percussive motions, with broad sweeping rotations of joints and passive stretching. Energies along sen lines are rebalanced, the mind calms, muscles relax, knots unwind and flexibility improves while the recipient relaxes on a cotton floor mat.

Thai Reflexology $90

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Thai Reflexology is a regional variation of reflexology based on Traditional Chinese Medical principles and Acupressure. Thai Reflexology stimulates and releases energetic points on the hands and feet that reflect the organs and their associated functions. Thai Reflexology practitioners use their hands and thumbs to rotate the joints, mobilize stiff muscles and loosen connective tissue. Hand tools of wood, stone, and bamboo are used to increase focus on specific points, and to increase circulation.


Our Thai Reflexology Session includes a soothing foot soak  followed by hands-on focus for your extremities.

Specialty note

Our Refelxology practitiioner Jes provides reflexology services with a focus on female fertility.

*This service is appropriate during pregnancy

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy $215/115

Abdominal massage

Around the world, traditional cultures use abdominal therapies to promote health and vitality. At the center of our being, the abdomen shelters the vital systems of digestion, elimination, reproduction as well as blood and lymph circulation.

 

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (ATMAT) is a system of bodywork that combines massage, structural balancing, lymphatic stimulation, topical compresses and warm herbal steams to improve the health of the abdomen and pelvis.  It improves circulation and helps release deeply held tension in the abdominal core and pelvic floor, Breathing improves, anxiety is soothed, digestion and elimination is more robust.

 

 ***Please Note this is not appropriate technique for women who are currently pregnant or using an IUD. 

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