with Betsy Montanari
FY&W Massage: Combining many techniques, modalities and 16 years of experience, our signature massage is guaranteed to give you the effect and full benefits you need!
LaStone Massage: THE original hot stone massage, this form of therapy uses both hot and cold stones. Hot stones warm up the muscle and break down surface adhesions, in part to aid in circulating blood to the muscle. Cold stones reduce inflammation and are quite sedating to the muscle, by circulating blood away from the muscle. Switching from hot to cold on a problem area helps the muscle release what is no longer needed. This is the physiological effect; the added benefit is a connection to the healing energy of the stones themselves. This is a relaxing and deeply therapeutic treatment as the stones increase the benefits of the massage.
Herbal Poultice: A deep heat medicinal muscle treatment, dating back to 14th century Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya. The treatment derives from an ancient practice of administering a hot pack to war soldiers returning from battle and it remains an integral part of Thai medicine. The heat, combined with organic herbs, is absorbed by the body and helps reduce aches and pains, stimulate circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, detoxify and condition the skin.
Ayurvedic Bodywork: Drawing from the centuries old health system in India, this treatment of garshana (dry skin brushing) and abyhanga (oil massage) is designed to help stimulate and aid the removal of toxins as well as to create a deep sense of balance. Each session is focused on your particular need at the time. Garshana is a full body dry silk glove exfoliation that prepares the body and skin for the Abyhanga, a rhythmic full body application of warm herbalized oils blended for your Ayurvedic body type.
Polarity Massage: Blends energy work and massage. The goal of this treatment is to balance the chakras and clear the energy field of blockages. You relax and open to the energy healing through the massage. The therapist uses a large crystal to clear the energy field of the client and places crystals along the midline of the body to assist in the balancing of energies.
Myofascial Release: Focuses on working the fascia, connective tissue covering muscle fibers and bundles. By releasing the fascia, the body is freed from chronic pain patterns. Often this bodywork releases deep scar tissue blockages as well.
Prenatal Massage: Unique treatment where special positions and pillows are used to help support the mom to be. This treatment follows the protocols for the special physiology of a healthy pregnant woman. It brings relief to the mom and a sense of well-being to the baby. Healthy mom, happy baby!