Colette - Eclectic Healing Guide
Scholls Crossing Center

Modalities, Services and Rates

Massage is an investment in your Health.

Now let’s get into more detail:

In general my massage sessions are eclectic. I pull from several of the modalities listed above at any given area in your person body depending on what your muscles are asking for in the moment. The most important aid in my massage is your ability to provide me with as much of the story of your muscles as you can in any given session. The more guidance I have as to what your muscles have been doing during the week, months or years, the more focused I can make the session and  better long term results will occur. However, if you would like one specific massage technique, read below to select from the modalities I have been trained to perform.

Therapeutic Massage:

This form of massage is geared to more chronic muscle tension and is a more focused massage targeting specific muscle groups rather than a generalized full body. The therapeutic form of massage I utilize is a fusion of  Deep Tissue and Thai Massage.

My style of Deep Tissue is based on Orthopedic Massage as taught by James Waslaski. Deep Tissue Massage is not a massage just with increased pressure. It is a massage that employs the understanding of muscle action, tissue layers, tissue manipulation, muscle fiber direction, muscle shortening and lengthening capabilities, holding patterns and fascia re-hydration. Deep refers to the therapist’s ability to work with the muscles and tissue in a slow, focused manner that allows the body to take the therapist to a depth that will release the muscle restrictions. The goals of deep tissue are alleviation of pain, better posture, increased flexibility and range of motion and longer lasting benefits over time. If you are recovering from over working your muscles in the gym, out on the trails, in the garden or at work this is the session you want. If you are looking explore a means to avoid surgery or better prepare for it this is the session you want.

Thai Massage can be thought of as passive yoga for the client and active yoga for the therapist. It is an Eastern form of bodywork incorporating meridian stimulation (known as Sen lines), compression, abdominal massage, tapotement and emphasizing stretching. For the most benefit the therapist structures a routine to fit the client’s needs and the balance between the client and practitioner. The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and remains clothed throughout the session. This massage takes place on a mat on the floor. Working on the floor allows the therapist to maximize leverage and increases the stretching benefits. Thai massage improves the flow of energy throughout the body, increasing vitality, flexibility and muscle tone. A traditional Thai massage has a minimal duration of one and one half hours. If you are looking to enhance your personal yoga practice or find blocks to your yoga practice this is the session for you. If you would like to experience acupressure style of work this is the session for you. If you are looking for more of and active energetic movement technique this is the session for you.  If you prefer to stay clothed or not use massage oil this is the session for you.

Therapeutic Aromatic Massage is a combination of my fusion massage and aromatherapy.  This is more than just for a pleasant smell to induce relaxation. The you will selects from a variety of oils  I have on hand to address your desired massage outcome. I will present the oils for you to smell and based on the ones you are most drawn to I will added the most reasonate ones to a base oil coconut oil or castor oil.  The essential oils I apply are free of copper, aluminum, herbicides and other agrochemicals. I use Young Living Products. Through this beautiful marriage of massage and aromatic oils I seek to help you promote emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. If you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed and want something to help you on the table but also be able to use at home this is the session for you. If we need a little extra help to get your muscles to allow us to work deeply with them, this is the session for you.  If you are looking to work with specific body systems suck as enhance your immune, circulatory or lymphatic systems, this is the session for you.

Abdominal Massage: depending on your needs and your experience with abdominal massage I will either do a traditional thai abdominal massage based on Chi Nei Tsang or a fusion of Thai and Hawaiian massage. Often for first time people I will include castor oil and hot water bottle to increase the relaxation of the abdominal tissue. We may incorporate the 6 healing sounds to add sound vibration to help work with the internal organs. We can use what is called the inner smile to help remove blocks and low us to go deeper with ease and comfort. I may also include work on the muscle between the ribs. If you are in need of rehabilitating your diaphragm this is a great session for you. If you are working to cleanse your body this is a great session for you. If you are working on weight loss this is a good session for you. If you tend to have constipation this is a great session for you. If you want to avoid hernias this is a great session for you. If you want to enhance your immune system this is a good session for you. If you are seeking to enhance your fertility this is a great session for you. If you have chronic neck, mid-back or hip issues this is a good session for you.

Hot Stone Massage:  My hot stone massage is based on a Hawaiian style of stone massage. Unlike all the media pictures you see promoting stone massage the stones are never left to rest on your bare skin and you will never lay on top of the stones. I start by warming my hands with the stones and stroking with only my hands to get your skin use to the heat and then slowing and seamlessly add the stones to the strokes. I also add in a bit of thai stretching. The heat of the stones both deeply relax and increase the loosening of tight muscles. This enhances the overall results of the massage. I prefer to use this technique in cooler weather. This is a great technique to help increase circulation and flexibility.

BOOK NOW  You will be scheduling a new client session or a returning client session. In the notes session let me know if you want a specific style of massage other than fusion.

 

 Wellness Massage:

Wellness massage optimized touch to work with the body’s chakra system, meridian system, circulation, lymphatic system and immune system to establish and maintain a good physical condition and health. The client is invited to relax and improve muscle tone leading to therapeutic effects on the respiratory, nervous and circulatory centers. Finding comfort the individual can more readily re-align in a state of mind, body and spirit homeostasis.

Types of wellness massage:

Dry Brush Massage

As this technique takes about 5-10 mins. it is a great addition to the beginning of any massage. Our Skin is the largest organ of elimination. Many Naturopathic doctors recommend dry brushing for detoxification programs. This can be a way to combine your beauty and wellness routines. The process begins at the soles of the feet up the legs, hands and arms, back, abdomen, neck and ends at the chest.  Dry brushing removes dead skin and impurities, stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic flow, awakens skin nerve endings, and keeps pores open.  Therefore you will improve muscle tone, repair complexion and overall enhance your well-being. It is also recommend for those dealing with lymphedema. If you are entering into a cleansing program this is a good session to include at this time. If tend to have puffiness around your joints, experience arthritisis this is a good session for you. If you have swollen ankles this is a good session for you. If you are trying to smooth out cellulite, this is a food session for you. If you have areas that seem to lack nerve impulses (feel numb) this is a good session for you.  IN THE NOTES section please indicate you want to add a dry brush. The brush is an additional cost of $5 and you will take it home with you.

 

Craniosacral Massage is a subtle form of bodywork in which the therapist works with the subtle third rhythm of the body that falls beneath the breath and the heartbeat. The therapist uses gentle holding, compression like hand positions to stimulate the client’s natural internal healing abilities. As the cerebral spinal fluid rhythm re-balances the skull bones are allowed to re-align, connective tissue unwinds and re-alignment within the connection of the cranium, spine and sacrum occur.  Clients wear loose comfortable clothing and remain fully clothed throughout the session.  Clients are on their back for the entire session. Hugely relaxing with clients often falling to sleep, this form of bodywork has been helpful reducing symptoms related to ADHD, migraines, TMJ and Chronic pain. It is also helpful when preparing to become pregnant and following child birth. This is a great session to jump start your journey to connecting or reconnecting to your inner healer. This is a session I will include to help us achieve a breakthrough and get better results with other techniques. This is a good session if you are more sensitive to muscle manipulation.

 BOOK NOW  You will be scheduling a new client session or a returning client session. In the notes session let me know if you want a specific style of massage other than fusion.

Thai Aroma Massage is a combination of Thai pressure points to the head, face, feet, and back, gentle massage strokes and myofascial release techniques to back muscles, hydrotherapy and wellness supportive essential oils. The massage begins with energetic points in the head, face. Moving to the feet where I apply oils while stimulating points in the feet. Then you turn onto your stomach and I  utilize specific massage techniques and oils on your back. The massage ends with heated towels on the back.  Understand this massage is only working on your head, face, feet and back, it is not a full body massage. It is great form of reflexology and is a great session if you want a more relaxing session with less muscle manipulation.

Reiki is a purely energetic bodywork technique. This session is mainly used for relaxation and chakra balancing. For those more familiar with Reiki the session will be customized to your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual needs. A full session will utilizes hand positions on both the front and back of the body. Energy travels from the chakras in my hands to the your chakras. This is experienced differently by different people. The sensations have been described as heat, cold, tingling or a variety of other sensations. Clients often fall asleep.  There is no manipulation of muscles or skeletal structure. The client wears loose, comfortable clothing and remains clothed throughout the session. This is a great session for someone who wants a purely energetic session. If you want a hands off session we can also perform Reiki by having my hands hover above your body.

If you are familiar with shamanic Reiki we can customize your session to include more interactive energetic tools (we can add using sage smudge, calling the directions and verbal processing techniques).

BOOK NOW You will be scheduling a new client session or a returning client session. In the notes session let me know if you want a specific style of massage other than fusion.

 

Foot soaks and massage:

This therapy is based on Traditional Chinese foot massage which consists of a foot bath followed by a massage on various pressure points in the feet, ankles and legs. The session begins with you comfortably seated in a chair while soaking your feet in hot water infused with tea, herbs or essential oils and/ or Epsom salts for 5-15 mins. Your feet are then removed from the water one at a time to massage your foot and low leg. This should take about 15 mins. After both feet and low legs are massaged they are dried.  The overall time of the massage is 30 mins. You can enhance this session by adding a cup of tea. If you don’t have time for a full body massage but want to feel like you are addressing your entire body this is the session for you. If you are looking for a technique in line with reflexology this is the session for you.

If you want to bring a friend I can attend to both of you with this technique but you will need to schedule for a full hour. In this case you will book the duet foot soak.

If you work near by bring your lunch. You can eat while I work on your low legs and feet.

 BOOK NOW You will be scheduling a new client session or a returning client session. This one you must book specifically for it as I need to know at the start of my day to be able to prepare the water for it.

 

Maternity or pre-natal massage (I reserve this modality for established clients.)

This is a gentle massage that varies depending on the stage of pregnancy. At all stages I avoid applying pressure to certain locations of your body. In the early stages of massage when you can still lie on your stomach the massage is similar to non-pregnancy massage except for avoiding heat and pressure points at certain locations. During later stages I add pillows or the use of a body cushion, for support and can even preform a full body massage while you are side- lying. The overall goal is the safety and comfort of both the mother and fetus. I perfer not to perform this type of massage if you will only be coming once. This session is best if you are seeking to establish a long term relationship with me and the office.
Treatments to go along with Massage/Foot Soak:

Epsom salt

Foot Tea

Dry Brush

Salt/Essential oil Scrub

Paraffin

Single cup of tea

Drinking Pot o Tea

Unless indicated the price is included in the $80/hr or for foot soaks $50 per 1/2 hour.

If you are adding these to the alignment package then additional cost will apply.

Service/ProductRate
Aromatherapy$80 / 60 minutes
Connective Tissue Massage$80 / 60 minutes
Craniosacral $80 / 60 minutes
Hot Stone Therapy$80 / 60 minutes
Intra-Oral Massage$80 / 60 minutes
Lymphatic Massage$80 / 60 minutes
Orthopedic Massage$80 / 60 minutes
Pre-Natal/Pregnancy Massage$80 / 60 minutes
Reiki$80 / 60 minutes
Spa Therapies$80 / 60 minutes
Thai Massage$80 / 60 minutes