Bodysattva Healing Arts Centers offers a wide variety of massage therapies. Each practitioner brings their own style and experience to their technique and is focused on and acutely sensitive to the individual needs of the client. (Back to Top)
Acupressure treatment involves physical pressure to acupuncture points located all over the body in order to allow the chi or qi or life force energy to flow through the meridian channels enhancing circulation and flexibility. It is believed that this therapy stimulates the body’s internal regulatory system and nurtures a natural healing response. (Back to Top)
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Distilled from plants, essential oils help us stay physically healthy through their ability to kill microorganisms while supporting the immune system. Each essential oil is made up of a varied chemistry of components. These components give the oil its therapeutic abilities.
During massage various blends of essential oils are used, blended specifically for an individuals needs. The essential oils work down to the cellular level, and support in detoxing, relaxing and reducing inflammation to help restore health and balance. (Back to Top)
Deep tissue massage can be performed on the table or on the floor mat using the feet for deep compression. Its benefits include stretching and resetting tight muscle, improving joint flexibility, releasing trigger points and toxins, increasing circulation and oxygen to cells, increasing energy flow and decreasing pain an stress. (Back to Top)
What is Lymph?
Lymph is a clear, viscous fluid which flows throughout the body tissues transporting nutrients at the cellular level and clearing away metabolic waste products. The lymphatic system is also the highway used by the immune system to transport white blood cells, T-cells, lymphocytes, etc.. throughout the body to fight infections and heal injuries.
Why Lymphatic Drainage massage is Important:
When the body is traumatized by surgeries accidents, injuries or certain medical condition, the immune system quickly defends the area of trauma by delivering necessary antibodies and nutrients to promote healing. Extra fluid is required by the body to assure proper cleansing and elimination. Although it is the body’s way of creating a protective armor, these extra fluids can rob the area of proper oxygen and cellular nutrition. When the lymph fluids become congested with toxic byproducts and dead cell waste, a sluggish condition is created. This edema can inhibit circulation of energy, blood and lymph.
Benefits of Lymphatic drainage Massage:
Lymphatic drainage is a very gentle massage which clears the body of waste products and excess fluids. It stimulates and strengthens the immune system.
Eliminates swelling/congestion after any surgery, including liposuction, breast or facial surgery.
Clears respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and influenza.
Regulates digestive disorders including constipation, spastic colon, bloating, and post-surgical impairment of peristalsis.
Cleanses internal organs of drug residue post-surgery. (Back to Top)
Oncology Massage is a relatively new modality in massage, created over 15 years ago out of a need to empower massage therapist to work with individuals on a healing journey with cancer. Oncology massage compliments all treatment choices for Cancer and can support an individual and symptoms during and after Cancer treatment. Learn more about Oncology Massage. (Back to Top)
Addresses the foundation of attachment through the infant’s significant need for touch. This approach focuses on cultivating presence, love, respect and well being for infants through the art of infant massage. Within a supportive environment, parents learn a systematic, yet simple, technique that strengthens the parent-infant bond, empowers parents with greater attunement skills, improves infant sleep, relieves stomach and colic problems, enhances physical, emotional and brain development, and creates opportunities to learn to relax together. (Back to Top)
Positional Release is an Osteopathic technique discovered by Lawrence Jones, D.O. that retrains dysfunctional muscular responses. This modality challenges the "no pain, no gain" notion of healing by passively placing the body into specific positions of ease/comfort that relieve tension and pain in a brief amount of time.
Proprioceptor nerve endings are the structures of the body that report body position to the brain. They also can sense distortion of tissue that is present due to stress, tension, injuries, holding patterns, or other conditions. What is accomplished in passive positioning for comfort is to reprogram and reset the neuromuscular mechanism to a more neutral state. The brain gets the right input thus allowing the muscle to relax. This is done without force or added trauma to the troubled body part. Even after many years of existence, persistant muscular pain can be relieved almost immediately with Positional Release, and by repeated and adequate treatment, a harmonious function can be maintained until its tendency to recur is inhibited indefinitely. (Back to Top)
Massage is a wonderful way to relieve the discomforts of pregnancy, relax and increase energy. It increases circulation, bringing energy-producing nutrients to cells and carrying away metabolic waste products that can cause listlessness. It also can reduce excess fluid retention.
Massage can help prepare for the birthing process in several ways. Regular massage to the lower back, abdomen and inner thighs can release chronic tension in these areas for minimal resistance during labor.
Postpartum massage reduces pain and stress from the delivery experience as well as enhances healing of the perineum or abdominal incision. It also can ease the physical and emotional demands of caring for a newborn. (Back to Top)
This type of massage involves long, sweeping strokes and is done on a table using oils or lotion. Some of the many benefits are improved circulation and flexibility, deep relaxation and pain relief. (Back to Top)
Tibetan Reflexology is believed to be the oldest surviving form of Reflexology and is based upon an ancient Tibetan system of healing which can be applied to the feet and lower leg to aid rapid healing. It works in conjunction with the nervous system using the 'Vitaflex' technique (Vita Flex simply means vitality through the reflexes), which stimulates and heals the body, mind and spirit. (Back to Top)