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Bodywork

    All these styles can be mixed together for one session. They can be chosen by themselves or mixed in a fusion of bodywork.


Deep Tissue Thai

    Deep Tissue Thai Massage is a unique style mixing Western and Eastern Deep Tissue techniques with Traditional Thai Medical Massage. Basically, while the muscles are being stretched, it is massaged at the same time, isolating the fibers, and reducing the pain of stretching enabling the client to become more flexible.

Deep Tissue Thai

    Many stretches done during the session are impossible to do on your own. You are pushed to the level that you want and are comfortable with. IF you CHOOSE to, you can be really challenged to new levels and greatly increase your range of motion and flexibility. It is ideal for the injured, athletes, martial artists, bodybuilders, yogis or for anyone who would like to a have an increased flexibility. Even for the extremely, flexible, one can benefit from these stretches, and be even more flexible.

    Although there are many different styles mixing Thai Yoga Stretches and Deep Tissue, this type is called the Ko technique, which is unique to Bliss. It is derived from various styles mixing the East and West and is influenced by Yoga and Martial Arts. The healing effects last longer.

Deep Tissue Thai


Swe-Thai

    For those who want a more Relaxing, Swedish, Esalen, and lighter touch. Swe-Thai mixes strokes are less deep combined with Thai Stretches. This is ideal for those who can not handle pressure.

Swe-Thai



Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

    Founded by Ruthie Hardee, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT) is called "the Deepest Most Luxurious Massage in the World." Ashiatsu, "ashi" means feet, and "astu" means pressure and is a Western adaptation of Asian barefoot massage. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is done on a table, with oil or massage cream with a set of customized wooden bars in the ceiling for balance and control. With soft, clean, bare feet Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is a deep Swedish effleurage massage.

    Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is ideal for large clients who prefer a deeper massage, who have an indicated condition (see below), or who simply enjoy new and different styles of massage. Most people think that only large clients who like Deep Tissue can benefit from Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, but it does wonders for both genders, and many women can also enjoy the long flowing deep strokes.

    Many clients prefer the sensation of the feet opposed to the sensation of the hands. The Hands and Fingers have a concentrated pressure that could at times be uncomfortable. The pressure of the feet is stonger, and less painful in a more spread out, even way so that the client is able to take more pressure comfortably . In Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, "Gravitational force is combined with centrifugal and centripetal movements to bring about a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Correct application will provide deep relaxation and stimulate the lymphatic system of the body"

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"AOBT is indicated for the following conditions:

chronic low back pain
sciatica (not the acute stages)
tight or painful hamstrings
tight or painful calves
chronic upper back pain and fibrosis
Tight IT band


It is contraindicated for the following:


pregnant or trying to get pregnant
acute back pain
breast implants within 9 months
Lasik surgery within 72 hours
varicose veins
osteoporosis
heart conditions
varying stages of lupus
cancer.”

For more information, check out http://www.deepfeet.com


Face and Scalp Massage

    Pressure points and strokes are mixed with stretches in the neck and head. Trigger points are used in the entire head area including ears.


Reflexology

    A wonderful treatment for the feet and hands which points reflect from the whole body. In Asia, Reflexology is used to heal the entire body and chronic issues. You can have a whole session of Reflexology or combine it into a session. Important things to be aware of before a session are:
  • Avoid use for one hour after meals.
  • Within 30 minutes after massage, you should drink at least 500 cc (cubic centimeters) of warm water; in cases of kidney or heart disease, you should drink no more than 150 cc of water.
  • Do not apply heavy pressure to bones.
  • In case of serious heart conditions, diabetes, or kidney problems, use at any time should be restricted to under 10 minutes.
  • In case of epilepsy, heart conditions, or high blood pressure, a physician should be consulted.
  • If after a massage for a period of time, do not feel alarmed if an ailment seems to worsen or the mouth feels dry. This is normal, especially in the case of inflammation or rheumatism and will pass shortly. It is common to get sick after a session from the release of toxins.



Himalayan Hot Salt Stone Massage

    These stones are found in the Himalayans, one of the most untouched places on earth. Himalayan salt contains 84 natural elements and minerals that are also found in the human body. When used instead of regular Basalt Stones, the heated Himalayan salt stones allow nutrients to enter the body to activate your natural healing mechanisms to bring you into a state of natural balance. The heated radiated by these stones are distinct and noticeably different than the tradition hot stone massage.

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    The Benefits are:
  • Negative ions are produced when heated creating a sense of peace and deeper sense of relaxation.​
  • The heat of the salt melts knots and tight fascia to go deeper into the muscles and loosens the joints.
  • Gently exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and glowing.
  • May detoxify and alkaline the body.
  • May aid in reduction of insomnia, blood pressure and stress.
  • Balances out the nervous system.
  • Can clear , ground and balance the Aura and Energetic Fields.

Reiki

    Reiki is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an universal "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

    Although Reiki is ancient, it was rediscovered by the Tibetan Monk Dr. Mikao Usui through a 21 day fast on top of Mt. Kurama. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

    Reiki is great for stress, emotional issues, injuries, and health problems. It is used world wide in hospitals for AIDS and Cancer patients. It is great and extremely effective when combined with bodywork, and speeds and seals the healing process.

    When you receive Reiki, it could be very subtle: you can feel nothing, see colors, feel tingling, warmth, or varying sensations. No reaction is right or wrong, it just depends upon the individual.


Teishin Needles

    Judy has found that Teishin needles are amazing for super chronic and stubborn issues, especially with the neck, hips, hands and feet. They are fantastic for precise nerve spots that cause pain. Teishin needles are needles with a thin blunt tip that do not penetrate the skin and the results are often pretty instant and much faster than acupuncture. When Teishin are used, clients have noticed less soreness than with just massage alone. The needles only sting when placed on a problem area. The pain dissipates and disappears after it is held on the pain spot. Clients have exclaimed that “is like magic.” No more than two needles are used at one time. She also uses vibrational sound crystalline energy to accelerate the process when needed.

For more info http://www.teishin.org


Vortex Healing

Philosophy & Goals of VortexHealing

    "The philosophy of VortexHealing is that all of life is One (One Source, One Consciousness, One Divinity), expressing Itself as this amazing experience of creation. But because we have lost the awareness of that, we have gotten caught in all kinds of issues that generate disease in our bodies and suffering in our hearts. Our basic experience of life is one of separation, of experiencing ourselves as a particular being that is essentially separate from everything else in creation and separate from the Universal Source of creation. This creates all kinds of issues and false identities that, over time (and lives), imprint or condition every level of our human system—our bodies, our minds, our emotions and even our sense of spirituality. The web of this conditioning is incredibly, almost unimaginably deep, completely distorting our experience of being human. It creates all kinds of emotional distortions and blockages in our human energy system, which generates weakness and physical disease. The intent of VortexHealing is to release this conditioning on every level it is found, returning the person to emotional balance and energetic strength, so that health prevails.

    But the goal of VortexHealing is also much larger than this, because complete healing requires a return to wholeness. And wholeness requires a return to the awareness of what we are, an awakening out of our root experience of separation into the experience of our true being. Hence, by various means, VortexHealing is designed to create enough inner space from the webs of personal conditioning and enough self-awareness (which arises in that space), so that students (and other receivers of VortexHealing) begin to awaken out of their conditioned web of reality to the freedom and Oneness that is their true nature. Although the tools of VortexHealing are designed to generate physical and emotional health (and they do so fantastically), on a deeper level they are designed to facilitate the deepest movement of healing that is possible, which is this kind of inner awakening to our true nature."

   For more info and classes go to http://www.vortexhealing.com


Ultrasound

    Ultrasound is essentially a machine that uses sound waves to generate heat within a body part. Ultrasound can also be helpful in acute injuries for non-thermal effects, meaning no heat is generated, but it can help increase blood flow so that way inflammation or swelling can be reduced.

    Judy uses paraben free ultrasound gel infused with healing lavender and other herbs by Mend Me shop. The actual gel penetrates deeply with the ultrasound radio frequency waves to accelerate the healing of the treated area.


PDT: Photo Dynamic Therapy

Cold LED Light benefits and improves the skin.

Features:

Red light: The red light's wavelength is 630 mm, it has the characteristics of high purity.It has notable effects in skin care, health care and cure, named as biologic active light. The red light can enhance the cells activity, promote cells metabolism, make skin excrete large munber of collagen protein and fiber tissue to fill on their own, accelerate blood circulation, increase skin elaaicity and improve withered and yellow,dank condition of skin.

Blue light: Acne is mainly caused by acid bacillus,the Blue-light can destruct these bacteria with no injury to skin tissue, decrease acne as much as possible, decrease and cure acne during inflammation peuod in very shoat time.

Purple light: Red and blue light is the dual-band light,it combines both the effectiveness of light therapy, especially useful in treating acid repairing acne and acne scars.

Yellow light: Supply energy for skin cells, promote gland effect, assist digestion,cure skin diseases and enhance immunity ability.

Green light: Has the effects of neutralization, balancing and calming, it can ease strain, dredge lymph and useful in edema elimination.

Orange light: Increase cells energy inproper sequence, it can accelerate metabolism effectively


Bio Mat

    "The Bio Mat is designed to emit light at wavelengths that have healing properties. Amethyst was chosen because of its unique light signature. When heated, it emits light at 5 and 12 microns of wavelength. This light, on the far infrared side of the spectum, penetrates deeply into tissues, increases cellular metabolism, and mitigates pain directly (see pictures below). Cells are able to absorb more oxygen, export more acidic wastes, and repair themselves faster when metabolism is higher. The healing tools have been found to benefit the treatment of chronic pain conditions, as well as autoimmune conditions, including fibromyalgia, back pain, neuropathy, Lyme disease, and even arthritis."


Vocal Tune Ups

    In 30-35 minutes , Judy can tune your voice up with energy work to make you sound if you just had 10 years of voice lessons. You will do a before and after to feel and hear the difference.

Yoga/Self Massage Lessons

    Judy has her 200 hour CampYoga Certification with Laura Camp of Fly Yoga Shala. You can find her practicing at Flying and also with Tim Thompson of Monkey Yoga and Jin Sung at Oakland Yoga Studio. It is entirely possible to alleviate your own physical pain through self massage tools and simple techniques. Judy is passionate about sharing this. She offers Yoga and Self Massage Lessons. DVD recording can be made for $25 dollars for reference.

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Prices

LUXURIOUS HIMALAYAN SALT STONES
with Deep Tissue, Swe-Thai with Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy Includes optional Teishin, Vortex, and Reiki
Time Rates
1 hr & 1/2 $200
2 hrs $268
2 1/2 hrs $335
3 hrs $400
3 1/2 hrs $469
4 hrs $536
Additional 15 mins $35



THE WORKS WITH MEDI-CUPPING
Deep Tissue Ashi Thai Combo using hands, feet, and Medi-cups. Optional Teishin, Vortex, and Reiki. Most effective and efficient combo for Injuries and Chronic Conditions
Time Rates
1 hr & 1/2 $183
2 hrs $228
2 1/2 hrs $278
3 hrs $328
3 1/2 hrs $383
4 hrs $428
Additional 15 mins $35



DEEP TISSUE or SWE-THAI WITH ASHIATSU ORIENTAL BAR THERAPY
Hand and Feet Combo with Optional Teishin, Vortex or Reiki
Time Rates
1 hr & 1/2 $155
2 hrs $200
2 1/2 hrs $250
3 hrs $300
3 1/2 hrs $355
4 hrs $400
Additional 15 mins $30


Outcall Services

    For outcalls, the price is $175 per hour with a requirement of 2 hours minimum. For locations greater than 7 miles from the office, a minimum of 7 hours is required with a $100 per hour for additional travel time. Outcalls are priced to account for the extra time and effort required to prepare and travel.

For visitors staying at a hotel nearby, taking an Uber or Lyft to the studio might be a better option.

Outcall Prices
Time Rates
2 hr $350
2 1/2 hrs $438
3 hrs $535
3 1/2 hrs $613
4 hrs $700
4 1/2 hrs $788
Additional 15 mins $45



Private Parties

    Private parties and company events are availible with outcall requirements and charges.

Add-On Services

Add-On Services Pricing
Services Regular Price
Vocal/Instrumental Tune Up $100
Vortex Healing
Reiki
Chakra Balancing
Energy Work
Free to be included with each session
Gua Sha/Ultrasound $35 additional for 90 mins
$5 more for each 30 mins extra
Massage Tutorial (friends or partners are welcome to come and receive a tutorial during your session) $60 additional per student/observer
Medicupping Gua Sha Combo $55 Additional Flat Fee
PDT Photofacial $35 Additional Flat Fee
Biomat $35 Additional Flat Fee