I have always been interested in traditional and alternative healing modalities to help people achieve a better state physically, mentally and emotionally. From an early age, I gave massages to family members and friends without having learned any specific techniques. I simply enjoyed doing it and the receivers were happy. Seeing them in a better state made me even happier and motivated me to improve my skills. Sadly, I had neglected this passion while attending college to study media and communications. But after having worked in an office for several months, I realized I was in need of massages myself and it rekindled my interest in massages.
This interest had sent me on my search for a skilled and experienced teacher to learn from. I found Ananda Apfelbaum, who has over 20 years of experience in various massage practices from Traditional Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Tuina, and reflexology. Ananda has studied in the US as well as Thailand, China, India, and Japan. Through her intense workshops in Traditional Thai Massage and after completing levels one and two, I had earned my certificate! She has been a great resource and continues to be a mentor to me. I am forever grateful to have received such thorough instruction and to finally have the techniques to implement what has always been my passion – the ability to heal with my hands!
I regard the body, mind, and soul as one unit – if one element is out of balance, so is the rest. In order to keep the unit in balance, we need to nurture our soul, mind and body alike. Restoring balance can be achieved by working on each of these elements, as they go hand in hand, influencing one another. My goal as a masseuse is to help restore this balance physically through Thai Massage. The movements and stretches will help release tightness in the muscles, increase blood circulation, restore flexibility and also increase the range of motions. You will have more energy, yet be in a relaxed and calm state. I incorporate Reiki, Aromatherapy and other healing modalities where needed. You will feel a major difference after you try one of my massages so feel free to make an appointment today!
Whether you are an athlete, do physical work, are on your feet all the time or are required to sit at a desk most of the day, our signature massage will address your specific needs! The body & soul massage was developed to serve your individual needs as best as possible. Every person has a different body structure, different composition, different problem zones and thus, requires different attention. That is why we offer a unique massage for you that addresses YOUR specific needs – every time, because what you need might change, let’s say when you decide to go to the gym more often, change your diet or other routine. The signature massage will vary in techniques used, but also uses different massage oils (relaxing, invigorating, soothing) and incorporates aromatherapy and reiki (energy work) where necessary. Let us take care of you the best way we can!
Thai massage, also known as “Lazy Yoga” is a combination of stretching, pressing, palming, and other movements to loosen muscles and joints, and thus increases flexibility. It also involves work on an extensive network of energy lines acting as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This part serves as the main distinction between Thai and Western massage. Other benefits of regular Thai massage include relief from constipation, headaches, sciatica, back and neck pain. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.
A treat for the senses: In this session you will experience nature’s fragrances in its purest form to uplift, balance and energize you on all levels – physical, emotional and mental. This modality focuses on elevating your overall well-being and essential oils are selected specifically for you according to your needs at the time of the session.
The Raindrop Technique combines three fields: The Vitaflex technique from the Tibetans, the Featherstroke technique from the Lakota Indians and classical aromatherapy! The Raindrop technique exclusively uses therapeutic grade essential oils, specific massage techniques from the Lakota and Tibetans, as well as a warm compress to help the oils absorb into the skin. The oils are only applied to the feet and the back, neck stretches will be applied where appropriate.
Reiki is a gentle form of energy work, which was developed in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is composed of two words and literally means Rei = higher power Ki = life energy. Based on the principles of Reiki, illness is caused by low or unbalanced energy. The Reiki practitioner helps removes blockages and balance the client’s energy levels. Reiki can be used to treat physical or emotional problems. A Reiki session is usually done on a massage table fully clothed.
13th Octave LaHoChi is a powerful hands-on healing modality that brings in a very high frequency of light into one's physical and energetic bodies. La means Light and Love of God/Goddess/Spirit. Ho means Movement. Chi refers to Life Force. Hence, LaHoChi is the movement of light into the body at the speed of Love. The 13th Octave is a process of conscious union within the heart of God/Goddess; an awareness that is anchored deep within our hearts. This is a powerful, yet gentle form of energy balancing and healing in which the body’s own natural healing abilities are activated and nurtured.
Our most exclusive service that elevates your spirit and leaves you floating for days. Rose essential oil in its purest form is used to literally raise your vibration. This session is more than just a physical treatment, it pampers all your senses and deeply penetrates your energy field. Appointments have to be scheduled at least one week in advance. Payment required when booking.
The Body Scrub is exfoliating and invigorating. The skin becomes softer and the blood circulation is encouraged through the massage. The application of lotion, after a shower, is rehydrating, soothing and relaxing. Availability depends on location. Please inquire before booking.
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House Calls – Relax and enjoy a massage treatment in the comfort of your home/hotel for an additional fee of $50-150 depending on your location and availability of equipment (additional fee of $25 if massage table and/or thai mat is needed).
Combined Services – Make the most out of your visit and combine 2 or 3 different 60min or 90min. services to address your specific needs. Popular combinations include Raindrop Technique and 13th Octave LaHoChi or Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki.
Packages – Commitment to Your Health: Let us support you on a regular basis with a 5 or 10 session package for Massage, Essential Oils Treatments or Energy Healing (60min./ 90min./ 120min. sessions available).
Aromatherapy Consultations – Zyto scan to determine your current wellness state and establishing a specific treatment plan for you. Please call or email us to set up a wellness scan.
Wellness at Home – Treat your friends and loved ones to a wellness day in the comfort of your home. You can choose if you want it to be purely relaxing with massage and/or reiki treatments, or educational as we teach wellness at home classes! For groups of 4 or more.
Raindrop Technique Training – Want to learn how to administer the Raindrop Technique? We offer one and two day intensives. Please inquire for details and upcoming training dates.
Reiki Training – Interested to become a Reiki practitioner? We offer one and two day training for level 1, 2 and 3 (Reiki Master Teacher Training). Please inquire for details and upcoming training dates.
Private training is available – inquire with us for dates and rates.