What is Body Work?


Massage is one of the oldest healing arts and is the foundation for what today is known as "Bodywork": Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use, the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments, and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. How did these people know how to massage or rub for circulatory or joint problems without the education we have today?  

We believe the use of massage to be instinctual and intuitive, just like selecting  foods we crave and the knowing that we need to sleep or rest, your body will let you know what it needs to remain balanced. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. As many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.  

There are many alternative health modalities to choose from these days, which can be overwhleming to the consumer. A tip to remember when learning about alternative medical treatments and spa therapies is:  The majority of spa treatments and alternative medical treatments promote circulation. This is beneficial to your health because promotion of circulation is as vital to a healthy mind and body as is exercise and diet. All too often, we turn to temporary solutions to deal with our stressful lives. These temporary solutions do not promote healing or wellness, there is a better choice. We provide affordable Massage therapy, Spa Body Treatments & Natural Nail Care Rituals, that can be tailored to your preferences and your schedule, these therapies afford you the physical benefit of a more relaxed body and the psychological benefit of a more balanced perspective as you face life's demands.  

We cannot stress enough, the importance of monthly massage treatments. Massage is not just part of a relaxing spa day, massage is a medical treatment that we believe is essential to ones health. Massage therapists in Florida are licensed by the Health Department, and are known as health care practitioners. This education and licensing is required because of the effect massage can have on the body, it's effect is extremely powerful and can improve your health in ways you never imagined. We often neglect ourselves without realising we are doing so. Massage restores our connection to ourselves and makes us conscious of how we feel. Once you have experienced several massages your body will actually let you now when it is time for a massage, and often this communication is ignored for a week or so and then your body will let you know again a little louder this time and by the time you get to your massage therapist, dis - ease has already taken residence in your body and is now harming you. Constant dis - ease in your body will have negative effects for you in the future.  The second most important thing we stress, is to schedule your monthly appointments with your favorite therapist, to enusre a treatment that suits your needs. Do this 6 months to a year in advance. If you have to reschedule make another one right away. Do it, just DO IT, don't hesitate in making these appointments, you will regret it, when your in dis - ease and not feeling good. Remember, if you don't take care of yourself, where will you live? Don't you want to feel good? We all want to feel good, and regular massage therapy can help maintain well being.  

We invite you to discover the benefits of body work. A soothing massage, a Spa Body Scrub, Our Purest Facial on Earth. Even our Spa Ritual Pedicures promote relaxation. These treatments are so much more than a temporary escape. It is an opportunity to exhale deeply, to relax completely and to nurture a healthier lifestyle. We also offer recommendations for Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Practitioners, Chiropractic Care, Nutritional Counselling & Mental Therapy.  

What to expect

 Before we begin your session, we'll discuss what your goals are for your treatment. Depending on your specific needs or requests, I will either perform a customized full body massage (for general relaxation and stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested. I apply the same consultation for our Skin Care & Nail Care Journeys, to ensure you receive a customized treatment that suits your needs. I use only the highest quality organic, non toxic, oils and lotions during your treatment.  

Benefits of Body Work

  • Relaxes the body
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion 
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers heart rate