HEALTH AND THERAPEUTIC SERVICES*
The Himalayan Institute Total Health Center offers holistic health services and therapeutic treatments designed for prevention, accelerated healing, and long-lasting vitality. Our touch therapies restore a sense of wholeness, and in the context of a healthy diet and stress-reduction training, have been found to be a valuable component in the quest for inner peace. Whether you choose an initial physician evaluation, chiropractic, an ayurvedic or therapeutic body treatment, or a weekend or longer health program, our combined approach to wellness will help to revitalize body and mind.
Holistic Medical Evaluation
Holistic healthcare evaluates the whole person (body, energy, mind) and utilizes both modern and natural medicines to treat diseases. It emphasizes diet, exercise, and stress management, which promote true healing over just alleviating the symptoms. Our providers use Ayurveda, yoga, herbs, homeopathy, diet and lifestyle changes as core therapies.
Initial evaluation: 90 minutes – $225.00
Revisits: 60 minutes – $145.00
Chiropractic care involves correcting misalignments in the spine and extremities which allows the nervous system to function optimally. Utilizing Applied Kinesiology, Dr. Michelle Head performs manual muscle testing to identify areas that need to be addressed. Treatments may involve gentle adjustments to the spine and extremities, recommended changes in diet, and suggestions for stress management.
Initial evaluation: $105.00
Follow-up visits or adjustment only: $40.00
A personalized hatha yoga session tailored to your specific needs. It includes postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), relaxation, meditation and cleansing practices effective for your current state of health, flexibility, and strength.
60 minutes – $50.00
A powerful tool for increasing self-awareness and managing stress. Biofeedback techniques are useful for treating hypertension, headache/migraine, anxiety, and all conditions aggravated by pain and stress.
60 minutes – $85.00
THERAPEUTIC BODY TREATMENTS
Massage therapy involves light to deep stroking of soft tissue with or without oil. Massage boosts the circulation of blood and lymph to remove waste products and nourish the body. At the Himalayan Institute Total Health Center, we use special oils to address dosha imbalances.
A recent survey of massage therapy research studies shows that massage significantly reduces:
- blood pressure,
- heart rate,
- situation-specific (state) anxiety,
- anxiety that is related to personality,
- pain (when evaluated some time after the massage is given), and
The most well-known of the massage techniques. The basic strokes are flowing and rhythmical, facilitating and encouraging improved circulation, deep relaxation, and bliss as tension melts away and yields to a state of harmony.
60 minutes – $75.00 / 90 minutes – $115.00
Deep Tissue Massage
This technique helps with chronic muscular pain, muscle spasm, injury rehabilitation, and can reduce inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. The pressure used is specific to your body’s needs and is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
60 minutes – $75.00 / 90 minutes – $115.00 / 120 minutes – $150.00
Treatment Massage Therapy
This approach integrates a variety of massage modalities, techniques, and hydro therapies based on your therapists on-going assessment and your bodies responses. This is a customized process, evolving organically; your therapist will select and add elements as appropriate. Examples of possible elements include: different styles of massage and combination of techniques (for example: neuro-muscular, myofascial, Swedish, cupping, etc) the use of therapeutic oils, heat or cold, and more. Available as a single session or the concept can be enriched through a series of treatments over a period of time.
60-90 Minutes – $75-115.00
Our lymphatic system is cooperatively integrated with our immune system, as well as our physiological vitality. This treatment sequence supports healthy lymphatic functions through a combination of skin brushing, relaxation, and therapeutic steam; a 90 min series that provides a beautiful blend of detoxification and rejuvenation. Includes a self-care kit.
90 Minutes – $105.00
Hot Stone Therapy
The body is stroked with velvet-smooth basalt rocks that have been heated and oiled. The warm stones facilitate the relaxation of muscles and increases circulation and metabolism. Contact with the stones feels grounding and connects you with nature.
90 minutes – $135.00
Myopathic Muscular Therapy
Myopathic Muscular Therapy comes out of the osteopathic tradition and is especially helpful for tight muscles. Gentle compressions are first employed to calm the nervous system. Stubborn knots are then addressed with deeper pressure and stretching small segments of contracted muscle which unblocks the circulation and removes waste products. Over several sessions, muscles begin to remember how to maintain a more relaxed state. Clients report much relief of pain and restriction. Though single sessions can be very helpful, best results are achieved when the treatment is initiated with three sessions over three days. Oils are not used in this therapy
60 minutes – $75.00
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the art of restoring the body’s subtle energies to optimal functioning. When the energy flows properly, harmony is created in our physical, mental and emotional aspects.
The process involves the application of minimum pressure on sites that “jump-start” the flow of energy throughout the body. The client remains clothed during the treatment. Clients often report feeling deeply relaxed, and many can feel the energy flowing and moving through blockages.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is helpful for everyday ailments as well as deeper trauma. While one session is very helpful, the benefits are greater with repeated sessions (For example, from weekly sessions up to 20 sessions over 10 days). Benefits can be maintained by learning to do Jin Shin Jyutsu on yourself.
60 minutes – $65.00
15 minutes of self-help instruction – $10.00
Shiatsu stimulates the flow of energy and circulation in the body by applying deep pressure to the meridian points (acupuncture points). Shiatsu is used to create a general sense of well being and relaxation. No massage oil is applied. The client remains clothed during the treatment.
60 minutes – $75.00
Developed by Tom Bowen in Australia, this work targets the energetic and nervous system to improve the structural integrity of the body. Bowen is different than other therapies in that a small number of movements are done on the body, alternating with periods of rest. During the rest periods, subtle energetic integration occurs, which creates a state of relaxation that deepens with subsequent treatments. It has a great effect on the lymph system, which helps detoxify the body. The work is done over light, loose clothing, and multiple people can be seen at one time.
Because of the depth of the detoxification, some people experience fatigue for a day or two after their sessions. Clients are asked to drink lots of water, take a walk, and to keep moving throughout the day of their treatment. Other bodywork therapies tend to stop the Bowen therapy from working, and clients are asked not to get other bodywork for at least a week. Some conditions are helped in one session, and others need a series of weekly sessions to be effective.
Bowen may help all kinds of structural issues, fatigue, and more internal issues such as digestive complaints, breathing and immune disorders. Some people report feeling more peaceful after receiving these sessions.
30-45 minute session introductory rate: $40.00
The pinnacle of ayurvedic treatments, shirodhara, is an ancient method of reconnecting you with your quiet mind. Warm oil is streamed onto the forehead inducing a deep state of relaxation. Shirodhara is followed by a massage to the scalp.
60 minutes – $85.00
Massage, Shirodhara, and Steam (Swedhana) Package
Massage, shirodhara, and steam (swedhana) in one complete package! A great way to release tension and cleanse and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. This is a feature of our Pancha Karma Program.
120 minutes – $165.00
A dry exfoliating massage usually performed prior to another body treatment. Garshana sloughs off dead skin cells. It refreshes the complexion and allows increased absorption of nutrients through the skin from the treatment which follows.
15 minutes – $35.00
*Appointments required. Please call 570-647-1500 to schedule. Rates and services subject to change.