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About Sacred Massage

I allow the client’s body to direct the course of the massage instead of reproducing a standard treatment. In this way, the experience becomes a collaboration between the client and the therapist, and both experience the healing potential of the work. Trust is implicit in the client-therapist relationship. My work is therapeutic, never sexual or erotic, and physical boundaries are kept sacred. Using draping techniques which expose only the part of the body being treated, the client is encouraged to feel safe and secure at all times.

Steven Glick and client on tableMassage Techniques

In a Sacred Massage session I employ a combination of techniques to provide the greatest overall therapeutic benefit. They include Swedish, Shiatsu and Trigger Point Therapy. Following is a description of the techniques as well their physical and emotional benefits.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage employs a systematic treatment of passive manipulations to the body. The benefits of such manipulations are extensive. The immediate response is muscle relaxation. But the subtler benefits include the increased circulation of blood which nourishes the cells, increased flow of lymph which carries toxins away from the cells, and the stimulation of the nervous system. The client experiences these activities as the release of stress accompanied by a renewed feeling of wholeness and well-being.

Shiatsu

Chi is an ancient oriental term used to describe the life force—matter on the verge of becoming energy, or energy at the point of materializing. Chi flows throughout the body in channels called meridians which are associated with specific organs. I locate meridian points where the Chi is blocked and apply gentle pressure to release it. In this way, the body returns to its natural state of harmony. The client will experience a heightened sense of alertness and a greater abundance of energy.

Trigger Point Therapy

Unlike Shiatsu points, Trigger points are physical blocks or knots within the muscle. Headaches, chronic neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, and tingling or numbness in the hands or feet are common indications of Trigger Points. I will locate these points and apply sustained, but tolerable pressure until they are released. Along with a decrease of pain and an increase in range of motion, the client will experience a physical lightening as of a burden being lifted.

Customize Your Massage

Hot Oil Treatments

To get the most out of your massage experience choose the therapeutic complex that best suits your individual needs. All complexes are made from pure essential oils and botanical extracts:

Relaxing: A blend of lavender, calendula, rosewood, orange, hops, cinnamon, blue malva, and evening primrose. This complex melts away stress and completely relaxes the body and mind.

Uplifting: A blend of verbena, grapefruit, lemongrass, orange, bergamot, and rosewood. This complex revitalizes the body and renews the spirit.

Detoxifying: A blend of rosemary, burdock, echinacea, lemon, figwort, watercress, geranium, coriander, orange, and eucalyptus. This complex releases toxins due to stress and returns the body to its natural state of balance.

Music

The right music is sacred to the massage experience. Customize your massage even further with music that perfectly fits your mood. Choose from an extensive collection of CDs that includes classical, jazz and new age formats or select from more than 130 stations of commercial-free music on satellite radio.