Prenatal  Massage

Preparing for childbirth can be both exciting and overwhelming. With both physical and hormonal changes, it is so important for a woman to stay relaxed and healthy. Massage can benefit by:

  • improving breathing and oxygen absorption
  • increasing the flow of nutrients to the placenta
  • postural support
  • reducing anxiety and depression
  • relieving of muscle pain, especially in the low back, nausea, or edema in the ankles and feet


Postpartum Massage

A new mother is experiencing continued bodily changes and hormonal fluctuations, especially during the first several months. Taking time for self care insures that you are supported so that you can keep up with the demands and joys of a new baby. Benefits include:

  • ​speeding up recovery time, especially after a Caesarean delivery (extra care will be taken around the incision)
  • easing sore muscles, especially from carrying a baby or breastfeeding
  • increasing the flow of lymph and oxygen throughout the body to stay healthy
  • coping with the baby blues, or exhaustion which is frequent with a new mother (especially if she is caring for more than one child)
  • relaxation and the release of endorphins 

$85, 60 minutes


Reiki

Gentle, loving, intuitive and laying on of healing hands to distribute universal energy (chi or prana) throughout the body and mind.

$50, 30 minutes

$95, 60 minutes


Aromatherapy

Allow your senses to take a vacation. The inhalation of essential oils are highly effective in improving circulation, easing pain, calming the body and mind.

$10, may be added to any session



Call now to schedule your appointment
310.968.6250 (Laura)
​302 West Fifth Street, Suite 204, San Pedro, California  90731

What is Reiki?


A form of hands-on healing, from the Japanese tradition that uses universal energy (chi or prana) for healing. An alternative  path that is becoming more widely recognized and is used in tandem with other forms of bodywork.



What are the different types of bodywork?


Swedish or sports massage is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements and tapping to energize you, and keep you injury free. Deep tissue uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, more commonly used to work through injury or more chronic tightness. Trigger point therapy focuses on locating specific points that radiate pain to other body parts, using cycles of pressure and release. Thai massage is traditionally done without skin contact, where the body is pulled, stretched, rocked and moved through postitions that can feel more like an assisted yoga experience. When you work with our massage therapist, she will help determine the best fusion of bodywork for your specific requirements. Most commonly, an integrative approach using several modalites of massage will be recommended.


Bodywork  Services & Pricing

A brief consultation will determine the best approach for you.


What are some of the benefits of massage?


Massage and bodywork have become increasingly popular as people have become more interested in holistic health and wellness.. Everyone can benefit from a healing touch, whether a professional athlete, a new mother, anyone suffering from muscle tension or injury, and those who just need to experience relaxation and renewal. Many of us spend too much time sitting, whether at our desks or in the car. When we take the time to exercise then, we approach it with enthusiasm and tight muscles, which can lead to injuries. Massage is an excellent way to ease soft tissue strains and tightness, increase circulation of lymph through the body improving the immune response, decrease anxiety and stress, aid in relaxation and calming of body and mind, and create a sense of physical connection and comfort.



Integrative Massage

​A fusion of massage modalities customized for your individual needs. It may include aspects of Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, passive and active stretching, or trigger point therapy.

$50, 30 minutes

$85, 60 minutes


Hot Stone Massage

Hot (warm) stones are used in combination with the integrative massage treatment adding heat therapy to facilitate the softening of tight tissues, allowing for deeper relaxation.

$55, 30 minutes

$95, 60 minutes


Thai Foot Massage

A beautifully structured massage, focusing on the feet. It is both invigorating and deeply relaxing, involving massage, stretching and acupressure to stimulate reflex points, with elements of Shatsu, reflexology, and Chinese massage. Warmed oil and towels are used to hydrate and warm the feet.

$55, 30 minutes

$95, 60 minutes


Craniosacral Therapy

A very gentle and non-invasive form of bodywork that address the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. This work facilitates the release of spinal compression and tension, reducing stress and chronic pain, especially headaches.

$95, 60 minutes


Neuromuscular Re-education

​A somatic experience which is non-invasive, and used to help release holding patterns of pain or stress, due to trauma or illness. A series of micro movements are used to help the body remember freedom of movement without pain. The goal is to work with the nervous system to re-integrate communication between the brain and the body, energizes those with low energy and calming those who are overwhelmed. 

$95, 60 minutes