Massage, Cupping & Yoga
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage
Primarily used to deal with your trouble spots or chronic pain issues this massage uses deeper pressure as well as movement to help reduce pain. Office workers, teachers, nurses, laborers, really just about EVERYONE can use a deep tissue massage, Nervous about a painful massage? Don't be! Check out this article for a great in-depth description of deep tissue work that captures my style and philosophy really well. Book with Brandice to get a different kind of deep tissue. Her techniques include trigger point and myofascial unwinding. Click the links to check them out!
This massage incorporates stretching as well as a variety of massage techniques to help you reach a state of deep relaxation. This massage can help reduce insomnia, anxiety, symptoms of depression, and muscles aches while increasing well being. Here is a description of the techniques used and their benefits.
A relaxing massage that takes into account the special challenges a pregnant woman faces. Targeting the low back, sciatic, legs, and any other areas that need special attention. There is even an optional abdominal massage for the baby! I am certified in prenatal massage and can perform it after the first trimester. If you would like a massage prior to that time or have any questions please contact me to discuss. This article talks about the many benefits of prenatal massage.
For the athlete or anybody who works out hard this massage combines stretching, quick compressions, and deep tissue work to help ease sore muscles, speed recovery, and prevent injury. Use this when you’re training, during recovery, or to work on muscles you use frequently playing a particular sport. Awaken's sports massage is performed clothed with stretching, trigger point, and compression to improve function and range of motion.
The Traditionalist: Massages included in this bracket are the tried and true: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Prenatal. Brandice offers a twist on deep tissue with myofascial unwinding and trigger point. Please note: Sports and Prenatal are priced differently as they are only offered in 75 min sessions. We offer couple's massages. Please contact us to set one up.
60 min $90 90 min $130 120 min $170
These massages have a twist. If you’re someone who likes the new and different and wants to try all types massage to find your favorite. They include Cupping, Combo, Esalen, Gua Sha, Thai, Hot Stones, and Bamboo. Please include your choice in your notes section of your appointment. Please note: Thai massage is only offered in 90 min and 120 min sessions and Esalen Style is only offered in 60 min sessions. We offer couple's massages. Please contact us to set one up.
60 min $100 90 min $140 120 min $180 60 min 4 hand massage $200
This treatment uses various types of cups for many different issues. Used in Chinese medicine for centuries, and in cultures all over the world, to help with illness, injury, circulation, and lymph flow, this treatment is really amazing. Though some cupping, especially on the back, leaves marks the more treatments you receive and the less injury in the muscles, the less the marking will be.
I am trained in contemporary cupping methods including static and dynamic, using glass, silicone, and plastic cups.
It feels awesome and is deeper work, but feels less painful than a traditional deep tissue massage. You can even cup the face (this will not leave marks) for sinuses, TMJD, Bell's Palsy, and to help improve fine lines.
Some of the other problems cupping is used to treat are: muscle injuries, back pain, anxiety, colds and flu, cellulite, allergies, asthma, fibromyalgia, and many other conditions.
Who cannot receive cupping? People with blood clotting problems and a few other conditions, but almost everyone, including children, can receive and benefit from this treatment.
A tool is used to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action can cause marks(similar to cup marks). The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping.
This is the best of both Swedish and Deep Tissue. We can use heat and stretching if needed. It allows for deep work where you need it and less depth when you don’t. Aromatherapy and energy work can also be incorporated. If your back and neck need a lot of attention, but your legs don't feel so bad try a combo.
Hot Stone Massage
With the movement of hot basalt stones around the body and warm oil, this massage penetrates deep into the muscle. If you need deeper work, but don’t like the sound of deep tissue, give this a try. Earth energy and chakra work make it especially rejuvenating. This great article explains what a hot stone massage entails. Cold Stones can be added for a different, wonderful experience. Please put the note "fire and ice" into your apointment notes.
Bamboo Fusion Massage
This massage uses warm bamboo to create myofascial and trigger point release. This massage is very relaxing, but also allows for deep and targeted work. It's similar to hot stone but bamboo is a better choice if you're someone who needs deeper work.
Esalen Style Massage
A spiritual, energetic, and nurturing relaxation massage combining long flowing strokes tuned into the clients breath and energy. Experience less stress and more harmony. Incorporates warm oil and aromatherapy as well. This massage does include draping which may differ from the traditional style. This article gives an explanation about Esalen massage. This massage is offered with 2 therapists, called a 4 hands massage, please contact us to set one up!
Reiki is a Japanese technique used to promote healing of any kind by raising the body’s energy. It can be done to work on a particular issue or illness, or just a general energy clearing or stress reducer. This treatment will truly help to rid you of that which you do not need and help you gain clarity and balance. This is a great description of a typical treatment.
30 min $30
Using acupressure on the foot which corresponds with the meridians of the body you will receive work on all of the major systems and organs of the body. This is the same principle that acupuncture uses to promote healing in the body. You can request a targeted session or an overall full system overhaul. Great for detox and to help with specific systems that might have discomfort. This website has several tabs that get more in-depth about Reflexology.
30 min $40
Do you just need a tune-up or assessment? Make a 30 minute appointment for a spot treatment and stretches, and get some relief.
30 min $50
This class will be for beginners and beyond and will have individual attention. It focuses on breath as well as proper postures. This will be a traditional Hatha class.
This is a private session, but you can bring a buddy to split the cost. We are also offering a group class on Fridays from 7-8 at Bond St. They are limited to 5 people during Covid-19 to maintain proper social distancing. If you'd like to download this class that is also an option.
60 min $45
Thai Yoga Massage
An ancient healing system that combines broad and targeted acupressure, stimulation and manipulation of energy lines called sen, and assisted yoga postures. No oil or lotion is used and the recipient remains clothed.
These treatments are here when less is more.