This is our introductory special for first-time massage clients at our center. Our massages are customized to meet the needs of our clients. First we determine what the client would like to accomplish in the session. We will then determine the techniques the client enjoys most. Finally, we perform the massage using a variety of techniques that will best accomplish the client’s goals. The session will activate the neurological system, circulation and lymphatic flow. We can address: stress, joint stiffness, joint pain, muscle pain, swelling, sports-related injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, neuropathy, adhesions/ scar tissue, headaches, sinus congestion, digestive disorders, TMJ and other neuromuscular or internal imbalances. You will not only feel relaxed but repaired. You may include in your session at no additional charge: essential oils, therapeutic liniments, warm stones, stretches, and/or reflexology.
Our massages are customized to meet the needs of our clients. First we determine what the client would like to accomplish in the session. We will then determine the techniques the client enjoys most. Finally, we perform the massage using a variety of techniques that will best accomplish the client’s goals. The session will activate the neurological system, circulation and lymphatic flow. We can address: stress, joint stiffness, joint pain, muscle pain, swelling, sports-related injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, neuropathy, adhesions/ scar tissue, headaches, sinus congestion, digestive disorders, TMJ and other neuromuscular or internal imbalances. You will not only feel relaxed but repaired. You may include in your session at no additional charge: essential oils, therapeutic liniments, warm stones, stretches, and/or reflexology.
Let our massage therapist whisk you away into a dreamlike state with this 90 minute combination of massage with warm stones, aromatherapy, an ayurvedic scalp massage, and foot reflexology.
“When a tree dies, it’s the roots that die first, when a person ages, it is the feet that age first” – Ancient Chinese proverb Our foot soaks are infused with pharmaceutical grade Chinese herbs which boost circulation throughout the entire body, detoxing your organ systems and assisting lymphatic flow. As your feet are submersed in a warm bubbling herbal bath, you will be further treated to foot reflexology or ear acupuncture points to relieve tension and support your entire system. A warm neck wrap will soothe tired muscles while you sip warm herbal tea. You will be glad you took this special time to restore your body and feet, bottoms up! *Please specify at time of booking whether you prefer reflexology or acupuncture. This is subject to availability of the practitioner (massage therapist or acupuncturist)*
Pregnancy massage experts adapt their techniques to address the changes a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Pregnancy massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
TuiNa consists of a series of pressing, tapping, kneading, and stretching techniques performed with the palms, fingertips, knuckles and elbows. These techniques help the body remove energetic blockages along the meridians and stimulates circulation. You may receive this massage with comfortable clothing or under sheets as with regular massage. Today, TuiNa is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine. It is used to treat many conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
This 90-minute treatment combines the effectiveness of a 60 minute therapeutic massage with 30 minutes of restorative Reiki Healing. Reiki is an energy medicine that enhances the effects of massage by re-balancing the body’s energetic system, providing deep healing, and creating a state of profound relaxation that promotes wellness on all levels.
Sadhvi Velasquez has trained with Cherokee, Apache, and Lakota elders to develop this 2 hour healing journey, which facilitates your transformation and growth using Native American healing traditions. This in-depth session includes massage with hot basalt stones, aromatherapy, sage smudging, sacred native song, and ceremonial drumming. You will set and intention for your healing path, and will benefit from guided imagery and the wisdom of the elders. The vibrational healing of the drumming allows you to transform and awaken, creating self healing and balance. Sadhvi facilitates your transformation by being present and holding sacred space for you to safely process whatever you need to. To our Native American sisters, this ceremony has been blessed by the elders.
Reflexology is a relaxing and restorative treatment where pressure is applied to specific reflex points on the feet and hands. These reflex points correspond to different body parts and organ systems, and your practitioner customizes your treatment to your needs in order to alleviate symptoms and restore balance to your body. This is an excellent choice to relieve stress, headaches, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel, or neuropathy.
Join Our Acu-Na VIP Wellness Membership Program
Enjoy unlimited one-hour massages, facials, and/or acupuncture for the low rate of $72.00 each. That’s over 20% off our regular price! All you do is commit to receiving a 60 min session once a month at this special price for only 6 months. There is no auto-renewal; renewal is always your choice. For more information, give us a call at 828-974-7058 or contact us online.
Our SPECIALTY MASSAGE can be tailored to achieve the following:
MASSAGE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER THROUGH ITS MANY HEALTH BENEFITS!
Reduce Mental & Physical Fatigue
When you are overtaxed and running on empty, massage services and acupuncture can help you recharge and restore the energy and creativity you need to successfully meet life’s challenges.
Trigger Relaxation Response
Heart rate & blood pressure decrease, breathing slows & deepens, tense muscles relax, digestion and restorative functions return toward normal, & your hormone balance shifts to create a state of deep relaxation.
Release of Muscle Tension
Relieves painful muscle tension that can zap your energy and releases endorphins, your body’s natural pain supressors.
Increases circulation clearing out accumulated stress hormones and waste products that make you feel tired and sore. Tissues receive vital nutrients increasing their function, and the brain receives more oxygen reducing mental fatigue and improving your ability to concentrate and attend to your personal issues.
Stimulate the Immune System
Assists the body in removing wastes and helps the body to function better.
The quality of restful sleep usually improves in the days following a session. This gives your body a chance to further repair and restore your energy levels.
Finally, it gives you a measure of control. Just knowing there is something you can do to take care of yourself when you need it helps you feel less at the mercy of external events.
Frequently asked questions about our massage services:
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards, the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition..
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Depending on the massage modality you choose and/or the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on. Some massage modalities that we offer where you may choose to stay fully clothed are Tui-Na, Reiki, Cranialsacral, Lotus Tai, and Reflexology.
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time. Be sure to let your therapist know if you would like more or less pressure. REMEMBER the massage is about you, and the responsibility of the massage therapist is to meet YOUR needs.
It usually depends on the techniques used. Many massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often a baseline for practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion, please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.
No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage services prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor. Often, if massage therapy is contraindicated, acupuncture would be a great choice.
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that further supports the removal of toxins that may have been released from the tissues during the massage so that they may be flushed from the body.