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My trademark massage integrates Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques. Long gliding strokes and kneading settle the nervous system and increase circulation, and focused work zeros in on problem areas to address specific knots and tension.
Because I believe in treating each client individually based on their own goals and the way their body presents itself on a given day, I do not follow set protocols. Rather, we will speak briefly at the beginning of your massage session to negotiate what will be happening. You will be able to request a focus on relaxation or on a specific issue or area of tension, and we will decide together how best to meet your needs through a combination of modalities, including stretching, energy work, and aromatherapy as appropriate.
My signature table massage adapted to meet the unique considerations of the pregnant body. The massage is performed with the client in a side-lying position, but is otherwise as customizable as a standard table massage.
Hot Stone Massage:
A relaxing massage treatment that incorporated heated, flat stones. Large basalt stones are applied to the back to soften and open the muscles, and smaller stones are used for long, gliding strokes on the limbs.
CranioSacral therapy (CST) aims to improve the functioning of the central nervous system and assist the body in its natural healing process by locating and releasing restrictions in the craniosacral system–comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
CranioSacral therapy is performed while the client is fully clothed and uses a very light touch–about the weight of a nickle. The work is generally seen as very soothing and relaxing. Some clients report that the sensation is very subtle, but for others it can feel very big. Many clients report falling asleep, or being in a sort of twilight state.
Among the issues for which craniosacral therapy can be especially effective are frequent headaches, back pain and stress related issues.
Performed on location, seated massage is a fantastic way to receive body work in a condensed period of time or in a very small space. Seated massage is most often performed with the client fully clothed and with minimal use of oil or creme. Compressive and range of motion work, together with stretching, provide an extremely effective method of addressing the neck, shoulders, back and arms. Though it is possible to address the hips and legs in a massage chair, we recommend a table be used for focused lower body work.
Let us customize the perfect massage package for your event. Whether you are looking for post race sports massage, a pampering treat at a bridal or baby shower, or a holistic treatment at a health fair, Peace at Hand can work with you to design an ideal program.
Infant Massage Instruction:
Infant massage is an ideal way to bond with your baby and instill a sense of relaxation in both child and parent. Through the use of handouts and demonstration on dolls, a trained infant massage instructor will teach you to massage your little one from head to toe, and present specific techniques for addressing issues and discomforts common to new babies. Infant massage is best suited for children who have not yet begun to crawl. No child is too young to receive the work. Ideally, infant massage instruction is presented in a series of at least three classes, but there is an advantage to even a one-time introduction to the work.
Let us demystify massage and provide you with the tools you need to feel safe and confident in giving and receiving bodywork.
We teach through demonstration and hands-on practice, leaving you with the tools you need to share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with your loved ones. The lesson will include a brief overview of anatomy, the basic mechanics of giving massage (no more 'weak hands') and an easy to follow protocol for working on the back, neck, shoulders, hands and feet.
Massage instruction is available in our studio space or in your home.
Physical Wellness for Handcrafters I and II:
Taught exclusively at The Yarn Spot
in Wheaton, MD, these classes teach basic stretching and self massage to help hand crafters protect themselves from repetitive stress injuries, or to keep crafting if they already have an injury. The level two class also analyzes personal knitting styles to look for movement patterns that may lead to injury. Contact the shop to register.
On-site rates vary based on a variety of factors including location, duration, desired services and necessary equipment. Please contact us prior to your first booking to inquire.
Table Massage: rates begin at $110 an hour.
Seated Massage: rates begin at $80 an hour.
Services at The Spa Room
60 Minutes: $90*
90 Minutes: $120*
Package of four 60 minute massages: $320
Package of four 90 minute massages: $440
60 Minute Hot Stone Massage: $105
Infant Massage Instruction:
One 45-minute session: $75
Series of three 45-minute sessions: $200
Group class of 3-5 parents/children: $50 (class)/$125 (3-class series) per parent/child
Massage 101: 90-minutes: $100 per pair of students**
Physical Wellness for Handcrafters: $30
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**Prices listed reflect services performed in upper northwest DC and the immediately surrounding areas of Montgomery County. There may be an additional travel charge for services provided outside of those areas.