Massage & Bodywork
Therapeutic Massage Massage strokes are applied directly to the skin using lotion or oil. Techniques are aimed at helping the soft tissues of the body to release tension and come into balanced function. The depth of pressure used will be different for each client, depending on their goals and needs. The client is undressed to their comfort level and is appropriately draped throughout the session. This work is helpful for working with injuries and chronic tension. It can also be done with the intent to relax, calm, and soothe.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork based on the principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine that are used in acupuncture. Finger pressure is used to support the body to move and balance the flow of vital energy. The client remains fully clothed wearing loose, comfortable clothing. This allows the practitioner to easily facilitate stretches with the client. Shiatsu is effective in addressing headaches, muscular tension, anxiety, or poor digestion. It is also a great modality for overall relaxation and deep stress relief.
Craniosacral Therapy & Myofascial Unwinding Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle form of bodywork that aims to release tension in the soft tissues around the central nervous system, and restore balance to the body. Byrd’s training is in Dynamic Body Balancing, which incorporates myofascial unwinding with Craniosacral techniques. Myofascial unwinding facilitates the body’s tendency toward movement that will undo what has become imbalanced. It is often performed with a client in the “position of injury,” (many times seated or standing for adults). This gentle, dynamic bodywork is beneficial for babies, children, and adults. It supports the body’s innate ability to heal physically and emotionally.
Using a combination of techniques from the modalities listed above, I will create a session that best fits your needs. Please wear soft, comfortable clothing.
Prenatal Massage and Bodywork This type of bodywork uses techniques and positioning designed to address the unique challenges of pregnancy. Pregnancy massage may help to:
Alleviate muscle and joint pain
Encourage relaxation. Reduce anxiety
Create space in the pregnant body for optimal fetal positioning
Improve breathing, digestion and sleep
Contribute to easier, shorter labors
*After baby is born, massage may help with abdominal recovery; reduce the strain of baby care on a new parent’s body; and support more comfortable, satisfying breastfeeding.
COST FOR ALL BODYWORK SERVICES
60 Minute Session $65-$80
90 Minute Session $90-$105
*Clients self-select where they find themselves on the sliding scale. Cash, check, or credit accepted. 3% will be added to credit card purchases.
Sliding Pay Scale
I have a sliding pay scale because I hope to make bodywork services more accessible to more people. If paying at the lower end of the scale enables you to schedule bodywork more often, please do that for yourself. If you are able to pay at the higher end of the scale you can know that you are helping make it possible for someone else to receive a service at a rate they can better afford.