Bodywork is a creative art form of wellness that stems from passion, curiosity, intuition and lots of training. At Sutra Healing Arts we draw on deep experience & a wide variety of modalities & approaches to healing and each session is specific to the client's needs at each visit. Here is a guide of the styles of massage & bodywork we use to design your unique session:
In this Therapeutic massage, we incorporate various techniques, pulling from several modalities in order to create optimum relaxation, pain relief and a healthier & happier body. Each session is unique to each body and is designed to address the issues presented at the session. No two sessions are alike because we don't do routines. We use a combination of slow, long strokes to go beyond superficial layers and rejuvenating, flushing techniques to detoxify and refresh the system. Creating pressure using hands, forearms, fingertips, elbows and feet (ashiatsu), we tailor your session to meet the needs of your body while utilizing our unlimited skill set. Feel free to request specific techniques that you’re interested in or know they work for you!
Cupping is an ancient form of healing from Asia that has been used for thousands of years to flush out toxins + illness from the body. More recently we’ve begun using it in the West to help with muscle, fascia and soft tissue restrictions. Like Deep Tissue massage, it works to restore oxygenated blood flow to an area where it has become stagnant (knots). However, Cupping is a non-invasive technique using decompression to rid body of waste, bi-products, pain and inflammation. The suction from the cups pulls blood up out of the tissue to promote deep healing in a short amount of time. This method leaves a mark on the body from the pulling up of the blood to the surface. It looks like a bruise but leaves no pain sensation since it does not fatigue the muscle like Deep Tissue does. This can be done as a stand alone 45 min treatment or added to an Integrative Massage.
**Excellent for: Increase performance before sport event | Quick recovery after workout | Migraines + tension headaches | Persistent knots | Chronic muscle tension | Low range of motion or restriction in joint movement | Scar tissue adhesions | Increase blood flow |Fibromyalgia | TMJ | Diabetes | Lyme disease | Reducing fine wrinkles | Cystic fibrosis | Asthma |Sinus problems |Stress + anxiety.
Combining both gentle & firm pressures, this session will help alleviate aches & pains in your ever-changing pregnant body, while helping you and your baby feel complete relaxation and relief! You will be side-lying and propped up with bolsters for optimum comfort.
Head, Neck + Shoulder Treatment
The scalp is home to thousands of nerve endings, making it one of the most sensitive areas of the body. Which means we can effect great change to the entire nervous system by paying extra attention to the cranium! Most people feel the stress of life in their shoulders and up into the neck. This 45 minute treatment will alleviate stress & tension while creating an overall body relaxation. Add peppermint oil to the scalp for extra stimulation and rejuvenation!
Prenatal Partner Workshop
This is a unique opportunity to work in true partnership during pregnancy. It's designed as a personal massage lesson for your partner to learn how to address common discomforts related to pregnancy, so you can get a massage at home everyday! You'll enjoy a full prenatal massage while your partner learns how to gain confidence in his/her touch and both will learn important anatomy tips that pertain to your pregnant body. This is a 75 min session. *service available with Sarah
doTERRA Essential Oil Aromatherapy
Using natural plant-based essential oils to your session can exponentially increase the healing benefits. Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years to treat a vast array of ailments. They have the capacity to bypass the thinking mind and go straight to energetic & emotional healing in approximately 20 seconds! They are commonly used to treat anxiety, sleep issues, boosts immunity, reduces swelling in muscles and joints, protects against common colds, sinus & breathing issues, acts as anti-bacterial, anti-mold & anti-viral agents, soothes symptoms of PMS & menopause, eliminates earaches & headaches/migraines, calms nausea, aids in focus, grounds the mind & balances emotions. Add this incredible healing treatment to your session for an extra boost of pure goodness!
Ashi means Foot and Atsu means pressure. It is a barefoot massage technique using deep compression strokes that glide over the body. This modality offers effective relaxation and soft tissue release to the client who enjoys extra DEEP pressure or is larger/taller than the therapist
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and complements the body's natural healing process.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLD is done using mild and gentle flushing strokes which encourage blood and lymph upwards towards the heart. This is useful for clients who experience swelling or edema, who are post-surgical and looking to speed up the healing process, as well as people wanting to boost the immune system's natural defense. This can be built into a more traditional massage combining both circulatory and musculoskeletal improvement.
*service available with Sarah
$75 45min (Head, Neck + Shoulders)
$10 doTERRA Essential Oil upgrade
Consent for Treatment: I agree to read all policies, fill out online intake form, and answer all questions accurately regarding my medical information. I agree to keep Sutra Healing Arts updated on any changes to my medical profile. I further understand that massage/bodywork should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and that I should see a physician, chiropractor, or other qualified medical specialist for any ailment of which I am aware. I understand that massage therapists/bodyworkers are not qualified to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any illness, and that nothing said during the session should be construed as such. If I experience any pain or discomfort during the session, I will immediately inform the therapist so that the technique may be adjusted to my level of comfort. I understand that in booking an appointment Sutra Healing Arts (and all Licensed Massage Therapists on site) shall not be held liable for injuries sustained on location or as a result of my failure to keep the LMT updated with my health and comfort. Agreeing to the above terms, I give my consent to receive care.