Enhancements

Massage Enhancements

The following enhancements are offered complimentary with every table massage. They are woven into the massage and take up no additional time. 

Hot Towels

Hand towels are heated in a towel warmer and then placed on all areas of your body.  When combined with massage, moist hot towels will produce general relaxation, which helps to reduce muscle spasms and pain. The heat from the towels will loosen and relax the muscles and soothe the aches for deeper tissue penetration and healing.

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Hot Stones

Massage itself is deeply relaxing, improves circulation, and loosens tight muscles, but the addition of smooth, heated basalt stones will enhance those effects. Rather than placing them all over the body, we actually incorporate the stones into the massage strokes. By softening and loosening the tissues, the heat from the stones allows us to work deeply without using so much pressure.

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Cupping

We use silicone suction cups of various sizes. Through suction and reverse pressure, these cups can release the fascia, drain excess fluids and toxins, reduce inflammation, loosen adhesions, bring blood flow to muscles, and activate lymphatic drainage. They maintain strong suction and are easy to move around tissue, joints and tendons. This method is very gentle yet effective, and may leave marks but usually doesn’t.

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit. In most sessions, we offer you 3 aromas of 100% pure essential oils of lavender, eucalyptus and orange. Packages will offer you customized blends. Lavender is a stress reliever and facilitates relaxation; eucalyptus has cooling properties and opens the sinuses, and orange boosts mood and revitalizes you. Breathe deeply and feel your worries drift away.

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The following enhancements are $20 each, and will add an additional 10 minutes onto the length of your session. (Exceptions are 2 hour treatments in which case these enhancements will be woven into the massage.)

*CANNOT BE BOOKED AS STAND-ALONE SERVICES

Seaweed Clay Mask

This is an intensive and deep cleansing treatment. Seaweeds natural, anti-inflammatory compounds can have a clarifying, refreshing, and exfoliating affect on the skin.  Vitamin C contained in seaweed is known for its rejuvenating properties, and niacin helps to ensure that the skin complexion is radiant and healthy. This revitalizing seaweed clay mask cleanses skin, controls excess oil, and draws out impurities. It calms irritation and redness, leaving the skin smooth and shine free.

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Dry Skin Brushing

A simple technique involving long, sweeping strokes towards the heart is used to improve the surface circulation on the skin, and assists in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Dry skin brushing encourages your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes by opening the pores, resulting in a stronger immune system, increased energy and metabolism, and healthier, smoother and brighter skin.

*Includes a take home brush.

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Salt Foot Scrub

This treatment is a great way to get a magnesium boost (of which most of us are deficient) while exfoliating the skin and detoxifying the body. Our soothing salt foot scrub combines Epsom salt with uplifting essential oils. The oil moisturizes skin, which the roughness of the salt exfoliates.  We finish it off by rubbing the feet with a rich magnesium balm and spraying them down with magnesium oil.

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Hot Herbal Compress

These hot herbal compresses are handmade here in house and contain a blend of aromatic and therapeutic traditional Thai herbs from our very own apothecary. The penetrating heat from the compresses is deeply relaxing and the herbs will penetrate into your body through the skin, helping to reduce muscle aches and relieve stress, while also toning and detoxifying the skin. You have the option to take the compresses home after the treatment for further use.

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Cool Moonstone Facial

Facial massage with added benefits of cool and warm stone treatments is one kind of natural therapy that can give our face glow and tone. Cool moonstone facial massage gives a relaxing feeling, relieves tension and promotes good circulation of the blood to your face, and the use of deep penetrating heated basalt stones alternated with chilled marble stones is balancing and recharging.

 

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Sound Healing

Available with Marina only *Can be added onto a 90 minute minimum massage *24 hours notice required

Sound healing is increasingly embraced as the oldest, most gentle and most profound method of healing there is. Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. Each organism has its own vibratory rate. Every object in the universe has its own unique resonant frequency. The harmonic overtones of singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks and Shaman’s drum may be applied to enhance your massage. These healing instruments all work together to promote healing by restoring harmony to the body/mind/spirit. You can choose one of the following instruments:

SINGING BOWLS

TUNING FORKS

SHAMAN’S DRUM

CHIMES

***When Booking online: Please specify your choice of instruments in the “Customer Notes” section. When booking over the phone, please specify these things to the front desk associate. Please expect a courtesy call from Marina pre-appointment to set an intention for this session.***

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Breathwork & Guided Meditation

Available with Marina only *Can be added onto a 90 minute minimum massage
Breathwork is a psychotherapeutic, meditative activity that involves the conscious alteration of natural breathing patterns. The Guided Meditation will help you find a calm and peaceful state, removing your stress and replacing it with a dose of inner peace. Breathwork and meditation are used to help reduce stress, clear the mind, focus on the moment at hand, and gain personal, psychological, and spiritual insights.  Through conscious breathing and meditation you can regulate your physiological, emotional, psychological and spiritual states.

Acupuncture Enhancements

The following enhancements are $25 each, and will add an additional 15 minutes onto the length of your session. 

*CANNOT BE BOOKED AS STAND-ALONE SERVICES

Mini Hand & Foot Massage

This mini hand and foot massage is a quick and relaxing way to provide you with immediate health benefits, such as improved finger and wrist range of motion in your wrist, ankles, fingers and toes, enhanced circulation, and reduction of your trigger points in your hand and foot muscles.

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Cupping & Aromatherapy

The suction and negative pressure provided by our silicone cupping treatment can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. This combined with the therapeutic qualities of aromatherapy (a protective blend of clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary oils) will exponentially enhance your acupuncture treatment.

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Fire Cupping

Fire Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which your therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. Please note: Fire cupping usually does leave marks on the skin which quickly disappear within a couple days. Cupping marks are not to be confused with bruises. (Bruises are caused by impact trauma and these cupping marks are the result of having internal unwanted toxins systematically purged.

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Hot Foot Bath

When the feet are in hot water, the blood which is congesting distant parts of the body is brought to the dilated vessels in the feet and legs. Congestion of the brain, lungs, abdominal and pelvic organs can be relieved in this manner. Hot foot baths increase blood flow through the feet and entire skin surface, relieving congestion in internal organs and brain. This type of bath also elevates the body temperature, relaxing tense muscles and increasing white blood cell activity.

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