Special Touch Therapies
Body-centered therapy that combines gentle touch and deep listening, creating a safe space to explore and release places in the body where traumas and beliefs have been stored.
Initial Evaluation: 90 minutes – $140; 60 minutes – $120
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 minimal 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 – $75; Package of 3 – $210
15 minutes of self-help instruction: $15
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, to 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, while 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 as well as breathing and immune disorders. Many people report feeling more peaceful after receiving these sessions.
30-45 minutes – $50; Package of 3 – $135