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Prices for all massage therapy sessions

  • 30-minute Focus Session- $40
  • 1 hour- $70
  • 75 minutes- $85
  • 1 ½ hours- $100
  • 2 hours- $130

Pricing for Chair Massage: 10 minutes-$15, 20 minutes-$25, 30 minutes-$35 ((Chair massage is great for employee wellness, a fantastic perk too!))

There are many different kinds of massage therapy and bodywork. Each has its application to your various degrees of pain, stress and discomfort in your soft tissues. They all have profound effects for your body, mind and spirit. If you have any questions regarding what therapy might benefit you the most, please call my office for more information.

Add CBD to Your Massage or Foot massage Session!
CBD (cannabidiol) lotion is available by request with any table massage (Swedish or Deep tissue) or Foot/Hand session at no additional charge. CBD can be very beneficial to target those specific areas of the body for pain relief. CBD lotion added to your massage can help boost the benefits of massage therapy and reduce inflammation, muscle pain and pain from arthritis. CBD can help increase circulation and help with cellular repair after injury. The CBD lotion is a quality product sourced locally from Colorado. Note that CBD is derived from hemp and is non-psychoactive – it will not make you ‘high’. Ask me for more information about this if you are interested!

Swedish Relaxation Massage

My Swedish relaxation massage is composed of traditional Swedish strokes. Long flowing strokes called Effleurage to warm up tissue and move fluids along. Short strokes called Petrissage for more focus on muscle groups that are holding tension or are in pain. I combine these traditional strokes with targeted acupressure points, body rocking, trigger point therapy and strokes that overlap your joints. This brings the segments of your body together in an integrative fashion. Helping you feel relaxed, renewed and back to wholeness at the end of your session.

Each session is customized to your needs and will be focused on the areas that you indicate pre-session. The pressure level from light to deep is up to you as the client, please always let me know your preferences. Massage should not hurt, it should not be sharp or painful. I can adjust my pressure for your comfort. Sometimes we will find a pressure that hurts so good. This is the muscle releasing and blood flow increasing to a previously tight area.

How will Swedish massage help you?

  1. better circulation
  2. pain relief
  3. Sleep better
  4. increased lymph circulation
  5. reduces stress, reduction in stress hormones like Cortisol
  6. aligns the body for better flexibility
  7. Increased relaxation
  8. Feels great!

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is for those who are having chronic muscle and joint pain. Deep Tissue Massage techniques are usually are a lot deeper than Swedish massage and go slower too. The techniques involved are slow muscle stripping, skin rolling to break scar tissue and adhesions. Deep tissue massage work will help with.

  1. Relieve pain
  2. Break up scar tissue
  3. Increase range of motion in your joints
  4. Reduce inflammation

What Is Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage, as defined by a 2018 article in the Journal of Bodywork And Movement Therapies, involves manipulation of the deep layers of muscle tissue in the body, including the fascia and other supportive tissue that make up joints. The purpose is to reach these layers in order to relax, lengthen and release harmful holding patterns.

Who needs Deep Tissue Massage?

Those who do a very physically demanding job, high stress levels and those who participate in athletic/sports activities. Most deep tissue massages focus on major muscle groups — such as the neck, shoulders, hips and lower back — along with joints and tendons that are susceptible to straining or injuries. These areas often areas of the body that tend to tense up in times of stress, can often benefit the most from this type of deep manipulation.

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Massage Cupping Therapy

About Cupping Therapy
Cupping Therapy has been a documented part of TCM – Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 1,000 years to address various imbalances and pain in the body. From the TCM perspective, stagnation of blood and Chi/ Qi in the tissues causes inflammation and pain and cupping therapy can restore normal circulation, blood flow and Chi to the local area.

In recent years there has been renewed interest in cupping therapy after successful use by many Olympic and professional athletes to reduce pain and inflammation and enhance athletic performance. In the 2016 Olympic games, many top swimmers and athletes had visible red circles on their back and body from cupping therapy for recovery. Many celebrities and fashion models have sought out cupping therapy for its benefits for health and wellness.

Cupping therapy has been performed by many licensed acupuncturists in the traditional uses of this modality. Outside of TCM, cupping therapy should be performed by a trained professional like a physical therapist or licensed massage therapist who understands anatomy, physiology, the flow of lymph and chi in the body. Contraindications and cautions for cupping should always be taken into consideration.

Massage Cupping therapy uses silicon cups to provide gentle traction and suction to the soft tissue. The goal is to reduce pain and restore better circulation and function to the muscles and joints. I combine massage cupping therapy with massage therapy to help you feel better.

Benefits of Massage Cupping Therapy

  • Increases circulation to the local area for better cellular repair and healing to the local area
  • Promotes better lymph drainage (removal of stored toxins) for cellular repair
  • Increases nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and soft tissue for better function
  • Relieves tension and stagnation in the muscles, facia and connective tissue
  • Helps relieve pain of arthritis
  • Helps release toxins in the muscles that cause inflammation and pain
  • Helps reduce stiffness and prevent muscle cramps and improve mobility
  • Helps reduce swelling, scar tissue, congestion and pain by draining excess fluids and increasing new circulation and lymph to the area.
  • Helps recovery from injury
  • Helps reduce adhesions (when tissue is stuck together) and scar tissue in the muscle tissue
  • Helps tone and firm skin by improving circulation and blood flow
  • Helps increase the flow of Chi to the area and helps removes blockages that restrict Chi
  • Works well with massage therapies to remove stagnation from the deeper layers in the muscle tissue
  • Helps improve immune function
  • Can help improve digestion
  • Helps promote a physiological relaxation response in the body as muscle tension is reduced
  • Natural way to reduce pain and congestion
  • Helps you feel better!

Contraindications (when cupping should not be used)

  • Bleeding disorders, hemophilia or if you bleed easily
  • Are taking Coumadin, heavy doses of aspirin or any type of blood thinner (like Coumadin)
  • Any conditions of skin inflammation
  • Skin infection, bruising, rash or irritation, including sunburn
  • Injury, wounds, stitches
  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Severe swelling (edema) in cases of kidney disorders
  • Cancer, diabetes or other condition requiring medical care
  • During pregnancy
  • Recent strain, sprain, injuries, fracture or broken bones
  • Aneurysm, brain tumor, history of stroke or TIA
  • Liver and Kidney disorders
  • Impaired circulation of any kind
  • Have a heart condition or congestive heart failure
  • Have had recent surgery of any kind
  • Moderate to severe arthritis
  • Severe scoliosis, ruptured spinal disc or spinal fusion

How Does it Work?
Cupping therapy works by raising and expanding the tissues with suction and vacuum to create space for new cells, nutrients and lymph fluids for faster recovery. This opens the tissues and allows lymph fluid and blood circulation to enter and leave the area of injury, tension or pain. When used appropriately, cupping can be very effective to remove toxins and cellular waste from the deeper levels and reduce the incidence of muscle cramps and spasms.

I am a trained and certified cupping practitioner. My training was approved by the National Certification Board for therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

How I Use Massage Cupping Therapy to Help You Feel Better!
Cupping is considered a safe practice when used appropriately by a trained practitioner. Cupping can be used with essential oils and various other massage techniques. Static cups are placed on areas of pain or tension for 1-3 minutes. Moving cups will be used with massage oil in a sliding technique on the tissues that really helps reduce tension and pain in the area.

Side-effects after Cupping Therapy
When used appropriately by a trained and licensed practitioner, massage cupping therapy has few side effects. There can be mild soreness during or after cupping therapy depending upon the level of stagnation in the tissues. The most common side-effect of cupping are red circular marks on the skin that are temporary. These marks are not bruising but show a positive result of increasing blood & circulation to the area being cupped. The cupping marks are generally not painful and will generally fade in a few days.

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Chair Massage

What is Chair Massage?

Chair massage is an affordable and convenient way to get a massage on those most common areas of stress – neck, shoulders & back. Chair massage is done while you are fully clothed and seated in a specially designed chair. Sessions usually last between 10 and 30 minutes, with 20 minutes being a good time for overall results. If you are short on time 10 minutes can still give you a lot of relief. Chair massage focuses on the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. Even a short chair massage can have amazing results and help you feel better fast.

Chair Massage at Your Office

Studies have found that employees who receive regular chair massages at their job have greater morale, take fewer sick days, have fewer turnovers, and return to their desk with less muscle tension and have greater productivity.

Chair Massage at my office or yours

Starting at 10 Min-$15, 20 Min-$25, 30 Min-$35

Available at my office with 30-minute minimum

Chair Massage can be scheduled at your location for employees (for more information about chair massage for employee wellness, and to schedule; please call/text 970-690-5527 for a consultation of your business needs)

Sit in a comfortable chair designed to support your body

Benefits of Chair Massage

  • Convenient, you remain fully clothed
  • Affordable
  • Feels wonderful!
  • Fast stress relief!
  • Lowers Blood pressure
  • Great for those new to massage
  • Relief of headaches and migraines
  • Increases circulation
  • Strengthen and stimulate your immune system
  • Shorter session times, compared to table massage
  • Helps increase your energy
  • Helps to get the kinks out
  • Versatile — can be done anywhere inside or outside locations
  • Employers — Makes a great employee perk!

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Ashiatsu Medium to Deep Acupressure

What is Ashiatsu?

Ashiatsu is a form of shiatsu that utilizes the therapist’s feet for medium to deep pressure massage to promote health and well-being.  It is can relieve muscle pain and at the same time is deeply relaxing. Through working the acupressure meridians in the body, it can help balance a person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually; bringing awareness to all these areas. Stretching and joint opening round out the session and help move energy through the body.

Your Ashiatsu session

Please come to your session in comfortable clothing: T-shirt, sweats, yoga pants or shorts. Please no buttons, zippers or slick clothing.

Your session is performed on a soft futon mat. Your session is customized to your comfort level of medium to deep pressure. It is never painful, but sometimes ‘hurts so good’.

Benefits of Ashiatsu

  • Stress relief
  • Deep relaxation
  • Relieves headaches and Migraines
  • Moves blocked energy or Chi
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Increased range of motion
  • Relieves painful muscles
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Brings emotional balance
  • Feels Great!

A testimonial:

“I have had various types of bodywork done, including Neuromuscular therapy, Muscle Activation Therapy, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue Massage. I came to Hawten completely fatigued, with adrenal exhaustion, and high anxiety and stress. He loves what he does and has a deep, intuitive focus as he uses various holds and movements with his hands and feet. I was a bit nervous about having someone use his feet on my back, but he applies just the right amount of pressure with pinpoint accuracy. Two or three hours later, I felt centered, relaxed, and completely at peace. If you’ve never had Ah-Shiatsu work done, I would highly recommend you set up an appointment with Hawten. A+++” –Todd V.  

History of Ashiatsu

Ashiatsu defined from the Japanese is Ashi (foot) and Atsu (Pressure). It is known about as far back as the 12th century and originates in India and Asia. It was practiced by various healers and especially monks in Asia who were only able to give bodywork through clothing.

Ashiatsu helps to balance the meridian or nerve energy system throughout the body. It has the unique ability to maintain a constant even pressure to our entire body. You can get deep tissue work without residual soreness often caused by other deep tissue techniques. Ashiatsu is deeply relaxing and can provide longer lasting effects, which include increased circulation and postural alignment. It is great for low back, hips, and shoulder and neck pain. Also, a great therapy for athletes and those wanting medium to deep tissue work.

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Zen Shiatsu

What is Zen-Shiatsu?

Zen-Shiatsu in Japanese literally translated is finger pressure. Zen-Shiatsu is a Japanese style of massage which relieves stress, aches and pains, strengthens your immune system and keeps you emotionally balanced.

Zen-Shiatsu Massage uses light to deep pressure on the meridian lines or nerve energy lines running throughout the body. Zen Shiatsu feels wonderful as it also incorporates stretching and joint opening to facilitate more energy movement.

When we are stressed or have had some injury, muscles tighten and restrict the flow of chi energy. The purpose of shiatsu is to get your energy moving again and balance its movement promoting relaxation and health.

Zen Shiatsu is a great stress reliever. You will feel relaxed as muscle tension fades and leaves you with a sense of greater wellbeing after the session.

Zen Shiatsu is great for relaxation, muscle pain and tightness. Many conditions resulting from stress and tension respond well, like headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia and muscle & joint pain.

Zen-Shiatsu includes gentle stretching of the legs, arms and hips

Benefits of Zen-Shiatsu

  • Stress relief
  • Deep relaxation
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Moves blocked energy or Chi
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Increased range of motion
  • Relieves painful muscles
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Brings emotional balance
  • Feels Great!

History of Zen-Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu is bodywork that was developed by Shizuto Masunaga to give current shiatsu a more meditative flow. His aim was to treat the whole meridian system not just certain acupressure points as do other styles of shiatsu. He incorporated the energetic philosophy of Chinese five element theory and diagnosis of the body’s energies or Chi. He also extended the traditional acupressure meridian system from current knowledge of the day.

More Information about Zen-Shiatsu,

http://www.itmonline.org/arts/shiatsu.htm (For a complete history of the founder of Zen Shiatsu)

http://www.japaneseacupuncture.net/zen-shiatsu/ (for a brief description of Zen Shiatsu)

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Foot and Hand Massage

About Foot and Hand massage

Foot and Hand massages have been used for many years to help with all kinds of issues one may encounter in life. Massage on the feet and hands go back to ancient China and Egypt. Working the reflex points/acupressure points brings profound relaxation and balance to one’s life. There are no side effects and can be applied to most people.

Foot and Hand massage can:

* Decrease Anxiety & Promote Relaxation
* Promote Better Sleep
* Increase Circulation
* Helps Cold Hands & Feet
* Assist with Healing
* Balance Energy
* Boost the immune system
* Stimulate the liver and kidneys and other glands, and help rid the body of toxins
* Foot and Hand massage has a history of helping these conditions: headaches, arthritis, sinus problems, digestive problems, insomnia and depression.

How Does Foot and Hand massage Work?

Hand and Foot massage promotes relaxation and relieves stress through the Reflex/Acupressure points of the feet that correspond to systems of the body. By massage and light-to-medium pressure on those reflex points, the associated glands, organs and systems are stimulated. These cells receive more blood supply, more oxygen and the lymphatic system assists the immune system by removing toxins and cellular waste. Foot and Hand massage has been shown to release endorphins – the ‘feel good’ hormones.

Foot and Hand massage also works to open and balance the subtle energy channels of the body (your ‘Chi’) that have been known in Oriental Medicine for thousands of years.

Most people hold stress somewhere in their body. One of the goals of Foot and Hand massage is to relieve stress and tension that may interfere with circulation and the natural flow of the body’s energy.

Foot Massage – feels fantastic on tired, sore or achy feet. AND will relax your entire body!

Foot and Hand massage cause your body to release chemicals called endorphins, which are called the “feel good” hormones.
Foot Massage sessions include the feet, heels, ankles, Achilles tendon and lower legs.

Hand Massage – This is an excellent therapy if you:

  • Do computer work or repetitive tasks with your hands
  • Have symptoms of carpal tunnel
  • Experience pain in your hands
  • Have arthritis in the hands

Hand Massage sessions include the hands, fingers, wrists and arms.

Foot and Hand Massage sessions, you remain fully clothed except for your feet. Please wear very comfortable loose clothes (t-shirt and shorts or loose, comfortable pants).

Who Can Benefit from Foot and Hand Massage?

  • Anyone with stress in their life
  • Senior Citizens
  • Active people
  • Anyone with foot pain
  • Those with Plantar Fasciitis, Heel spurs
  • People who are on their feet all day
  • People who work with their hands
  • Anyone who wants to relax and feel great!

Foot and Hand massage is particularly beneficial for senior citizens as it gently helps improve circulation to hands, feet and the entire body. Foot massage can also help specific foot conditions like heel pain, swelling, plantar fasciitis, and peripheral neuropathy.

Foot and Hand Massage Cannot ‘Cure’ Any Condition – But It Can Help:

– Foot Pain
– Heel Pain
– Peripheral Neuropathy
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Constipation, IBS
– Reduce heart rate and blood pressure.
– PMS, Headaches
– Sinus Problems
– Help relieve stress, anxiety & depression by increasing levels of serotonin and brain chemicals

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Pranic Healing – A No Touch Energy Work

Pranic healing can be done sitting in a chair, laying on a massage table. It also can be done remotely (energy sent to one person to another person in different locations)

Pranic Healing is a no-touch energy-based therapy that uses Prana, Chi or Body’s Life Energy to improve health, be it physical or psychological. Pranic Healing as a science was developed and introduced in 1987 by Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui through the publication of a book called “The Ancient Science and art of Pranic Healing. People from all walks of life, from all over the world have experienced the benefits of Pranic Healing.

WHAT IS PRANIC HEALING®?

Pranic Healing, according to their website — www.pranichealing.com — “is a highly developed and tested system of energy-based healing techniques that utilizes ‘prana’ to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. ‘Prana’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘life-force.’ This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.” 

Prana is an invisible energy which has eluded western methods of detection. Although a few years back a Russian scientist developed what came to be known as Kirlian photography, which documented an energy field around the body, there is still a reluctance on the part of western medicine to accept what cannot be tested by traditional scientific methods.

The website continues on, describing Pranic Healing® as “a simple, yet powerful and effective, no-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a ‘self-repairing’ living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Pranic Healing works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force or vital energy on the affected part of the physical body.”

Pranic healing is a claimed energy healing system founded and promoted by Choa Kok Sui, a Filipino entrepreneur and philanthropist of Chinese descent. The healing modality claims that prana can heal ailments in the body by contributing to the person’s energy field. Sui has also stated that Pranic healing is like acupuncture and yoga in that it treats the “energy body” which in turn affects the “physical body”.

Pranic Healing is an ancient science and art of healing that utilizes Prana or Ki or life energy to heal the whole physical body.” – Extracted from Miracles through Pranic Healing, by Master Choa Kok Sui, 4th Edition, ©2004, Chapter 1, Page 2.

Links For more information on Pranic Healing, books, classes, etc.

https://pranichealing.com/ (Master Co’s site for Pranic Healing)

https://www.worldpranichealing.com/ (Grand Master Choa’s World official site)

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