Services & Rates
Eclectic Integrative Massage
MASSAGE AND BODYWORK HOURLY RATE & PRE-PAID PACKAGE PLANS
To begin my introduction to session pricing, all body care techniques and modalities are included in my treatment sessions through my personal approach to body care. All multi-session plans include the experience of "everything". Treatment sessions are available in a variety of formats from single session visits to multi-session plans. You may choose an introductory 30 Minute session, progressing to 60 Minute and 90 Minute treatments.
When you choose to invest in a multi-session package you may choose to combine the experience of "pure protocal" by selecting to experience specific treatment from one of the various modalitieis of bodycare within my scope of practice..Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral, Zero Balancing, Somatic Release, Spiritual Direction.
You may elect to maintain my personal massage approach to integrative bodycare, Eclectic Integrative Massage, which allows me to engage any or all of my skill-sets as I may determine to be in the of best interest for your wellnes, as I respond to the information gathered during the assessment and treatment process. This approach to massage creates an environment allowing for a customized and unique eclectic blend of massage treatment modalities to address your unique situation, as a whole person, in every instance. I refer to my approach to well-care massage, in address of the whole person,as an Eclectic Integrative Massage.
I am here to help you maintain your health, physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. My education and background qualifies my approach to well-care both professionally and personally. I engage all of my 20 plus years of professional touch-therapy training and education in bodywork and and life experience to form my approach to wellness. I am committed to help you maintain your vision of wellness within the scope of my ability.
Shirley A. Tate, BA, LCMT, NCBTMB Certified, Spiritual Director
Note: While I do not participate in insurance plans, with willingness to help, I do engage negotiation for a sliding fee scale to enable you to pursue affordable recovery from injury. I am approachable to discuss how I can help you establish wellness to the greatest extent possible for your circumstances within the scope of your financial ability. Know this and contact me to consider your needs.
Eclectic Integrative Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. Also included: trigger point, accupressure, myofacial release, deep tissue, strain-counter strain muscle patter unwinding and breath work. This approach includes address to specific problematic areas, through special focus and attentive treatment, without disrupting the flow of care with distractive conversation, allowing for specialized treatment without disrupting relaxation. The benefits of this approach to bodywork includes relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, greater flexibility and incorporates all of the body care modalities into one, very personalized, massage session.
Pre-Paid Plans available :
30 Minutes $40.
60 Minutes $75.
4/60Minute Sessions $260.
7/60Minute Sessions $420.
90 Minute Session $115.
4/90Minute Sessions $380.
7/90Minute Sessions $630.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Zero Balancing is a simple yet powerful technique for aligning the body's energy system with the physical structure of the body. Each session generally takes between 30 and 40 minutes, and is performed with you fully clothed. Once your structure and energy system are balanced, many dysfunctional habits tend to release automatically. In addition, you are able to function with greater ease and clarity in the world, leading to a deeper overall sense of well-being and health.
Structural integration employs soft tissue manipulation with the goal of realigning the body in relationship to the force of gravity. The theory underlying structural integration asserts that often the body's connective tissue is "bound up," thus restricting opposing muscles from working independently of one another. Thus, we aim to loosen the restricted connective tissue by using a practice very similar to deep tissue massage. Practitioners typically prescribe a specific sequence of ten sessions lasting between 75 and 90 minutes in order to "unlock" the whole body.
Spiritual Direction is a commissioned ministry supporting the person that seeks to examine their spiritual life. Spiritual Direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person to awaken to the Mystery in all of life, tending the Sacred around the world and across traditions, and to respond to that relationship discovery in a growing, inner-focus.
Spiritual Direction with Massage
Spiritual Direction with Massage Spiritual Direction combined with massage facilitates and supports the balance of subtle energies of the physical body, thinking mind and heart-felt emotion. When balance between the physical world of body-in-action and the subtle world of internal inspiration is in alignment, the "next right thing" is encouraged to the forefront of day-to-day living. Spiritual Direction is a once-a-month committment.
NOTE: Should you be recieving professional psychological services, it is imparative that you continue your relationship with your health care provider. Spiritual Direction is not an alternative or substitute for professional psychological care or other medical treatments associated therewith.