Massage Therapy

Shiatsu Massage

This is best for you if you

  • Enjoy a good massage but want to try something different
  • Are uncomfortable with therapy with outer clothes removed
  • Don’t want oil on your body
  • Worried about direct touch due to Covid-19
  • Want to address common high tension areas

What it is

This technique originates from massage master, Masonari Uchida of Nagoya, Japan and is the signature treatment at the Ten Thousand Waves Spa in a Santa Fe, New Mexico. Using acupressure techniques, key trigger points are addressed through the body to release tension, balance the body, and improve flexibility. The treatment in performed in many dimensions which can include stretching and range of motion movement. For grip and traction, a towel is used under the therapists hands instead of oil.

What to wear to your appointment

To comfortably allow freedom of movement, this treatment is done over top of your sweat/yoga/pajama pants and long or short sleeved t-shirt. For your comfort, please avoid clothing with collars, hoods, button and zipper detailing as well as jeans, skirts or shorts.

After the Session

You will feel more revitalized and a renewed sense of energy.

Shiatsu back massage
Remedial massage

Hot Stone Massage

This is best for you

  • If are experiencing a high level of stress
  • Prefer a light touch therapy
  • If you have some areas of inflammation
  • To detoxify

What it is

Do you need the ultimate state of relaxation? This full body treatment works with warmed basalt stones to calm a heightened nervous system, rebalance energy, and in turn reduce muscle tension. A few cool stones are used in conjunction to create hot/cold therapy on specific areas of tension and inflammation. Perfect for those who need a light touch with perhaps some deep work in the strained upper trapezius. Come prepared to succumb to the energy and healing elements of the stones.

What to wear

Oil is used in order to get the stones to glide. For the protection of your belongings and to get the benefit of a full body treatment, we ask that all clothing and jewelry are removed for the treatment.

After the session

Afterwards, your body will be detoxing and in a deeper, blissful state of relaxation.  Prepare for a restful balance of the day. For some people, the relaxed state is so deep that their cognitive abilities to drive might be inhibited. Plan for up to 30 minutes to come back to a more aware state or arrange for a ride home. To take advantage of the detox process, it is recommended that twice as much water as normal be consumed over the following two days.

Massage Therapy

This is best for you if you

  • You prefer a traditional massage and want a therapy that’s familiar
  • Are pregnant
  • Want to address symptoms

What it is

Using oil as a medium, a variety of techniques are used address your needs. Pressure is adjusted to your comfort level.

Expectant mothers will enjoy the support of the pregnancy bolsters as it is a chance to lay on their front side while taking weight off their backs. The bolsters are adjustable to accommodate the growing baby as well, there are pockets to take pressure off swelling breasts. Treatments can be customized to your needs.

What to wear to your appointment

There are no restrictions here and you are free to do what is most comfortable.

After the Session

You are free to do what feels good to you and how your body wishes to respond.

deep tissue massage
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