Prices are all inclusive, we do not accept gratuity.
Session Length and Rates
30 minutes /$75
50 minutes/ $135
80 minutes /$175
Two Hour Session $235
Weekday First Time Client Consultation 30 Min. – No Charge
What type of massage do you offer?
You may notice that our service menu looks a little different from the typical bodywork menu, and maybe even a little confusing. We apologize for any confusion! However- our intentions are good. The reality is that much of the vocabulary that we use to describe bodywork could be considered too generic and sometimes even promotes misinformation.
For example, did you know that “deep tissue” is not actually a specific massage technique? Another fun fact is that deeper does not necessary equal more therapeutic. The list of the specific modalities we offer are at the bottom of this page.
Many of our longterm clients love The Spa Room because of our dedication to being up to date on cutting edge research and our desire to educate. They enjoy learning about the human structure along with self care skills that they can practice at home. However, many people also come to massage to relax. They might appreciate our expertise, but prefer a more quiet session. To that end, we have come up with the following categories as a jumping off point for a session.
However, our full priced sessions are all priced the same, so it really doesn’t matter which type of session you reserve. It just means that I will frame your intake differently.
Relaxation – These sessions involve minimal talking beyond quick discussion of needs. We use a combination of long gliding strokes and targeted holds with light, medium or somewhat heavier pressure. This is a full body session, usually focusing on the back with just one position change. The mechanism of change is evoking the relaxation response which shifts the nervous system into the restorative rest and digest phase. This is what people typically think of when they use the word “massage”. Spa deep tissue massages usually fit into this category as well. You feel great in the moment, and usually feel relaxed for a few days afterwards.
Therapeutic– These sessions focus less on the experience of receiving a bodywork session and more on making change in your muscles and tissues. You might be very active in a session either through doing small movements, or changing positions frequently. Techniques included here are myofascial release, somatic movement education, or trigger point therapy. Expect to give frequent feedback and to learn about the different systems of your body along with some self care techniques. After a session you might feel amazing, but since we aren’t trying to evoke the relaxation response you might not have that “massage bliss” sensation. In fact, sometimes after a session you might even feel a little worse- and that’s a good thing. There are many dips and turns on the path to healthy change.
Holistic- These sessions include a mindful presence and incorporation of energy work techniques. Expect to participate in setting an intention for your session and to receive suggestions for how to direct your attention. Visualization and imagery are often used along with breathing practices derived from somatic techniques and different yogic traditions. The hands on work might include slow holds, off the body work, or traditional massage techniques depending on your needs.
Ayurvedic – We offer the traditional Garshana Abyangha Hot Oil Massage which is meant to balance the subtle energies and detoxify. You will be VERY oily. Although most people love this session, it’s primary purpose is lymph stimulation and energy balancing. There is a brief intake and most of the session is in silence. The session includes a set sequence of strokes that is standard each time. Mantra may be used at the beginning if that is in your practice.
Bodywork & Somatic Techniques
Myofascial Release (Barnes Method)
The Feldenkrais Method ® of Somatic Education
Somatic Movement Education
Reiki Level 1
Trigger Point Therapy*
(derived from training in body based psychology, influenced by a number of methods)