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Breathe In Serenity
          " The Heart-Centered Practice"

Massage Therapy     Holistic Healing     Aromatherapy     Hot Yoga     Guided Meditations

Massage Therapy, Holistic Healing and Aromatherapy

Here at Breathe In Serenity we incorporate techniques that promote conscious breathing. We believe it’s through breath, our natural vital source, we're able to enhance awareness and our natural ability to self-heal.

Aromatherapy

A wonderful form of alternative healing, through the use of Young Living essential oils. Young Living eessential oils are the lifeblood of the plant with very similar chemical structure to human blood, which gives them the unique ability to penetrate cell membranes.  Essential oils are subtle, volatile, concentrated liquids distilled from plants, flowers, trees and roots.  Therapeutic-grade essential oils are oxygenating and help transport nutrients to the cells of our body, helping us to maintain optimum health and well-being. When topically inhaled or applied to the body, essential oils can travel throughout the body in a matter of minutes. Essential oils (the lifeblood of the plant) and human blood share several common properties - the oils support the body's natural defenses and assist in maintaining normal cellular regeneration and support the immune, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive and the nervous system.

* Each of our sessions incorporates the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils. If you have any concerns with the use of essential oil, please be sure to inform us prior to your session.

 


 

Therapeutic Massage

A process of manual manipulation of the body's muscular and soft tissue structure through a variety of techniques ranging from relaxation, to clinical and therapeutic applications of healing touch.

         Benefits recognized include:

  • Increased blood circulation and metabolism

  • Expelling of waste products from cells

  • Reduced stress by releasing tension

  • Easing pain from injury and chronic ailments

  • Lower high blood pressure and fatigue

  • Relaxation and flexibility of muscles

Traditional health care systems throughout the world recognize that therapeutic massage can play an important role alleviating illness or chronic ailments, and contribute to a higher sense of general well-being.  Massage therapy has become an important part of general health care for many people living in today's stressful world 

           Massage techniques and methods may also include the following, among others

  • Swedish Massage  -  A gentle way to relax the mind and body. Each session focuses on the manipulation of the body's soft tissue to promote a balanced state of health. techniques such as stroking, kneading, tapotement, vibration and friction, to enhance health and body awareness to reduce heart rate and blood pressure, improve blood circulation, lymph flow and increase endorphin production - the body's own painkiller. 

  • Trigger Point Therapy   Specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. Trigger point therapy releases constricted tension within muscles to alleviate pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving two to three sessions of massage and trigger point therapy can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache.

  • Connective Tissue Massage

  • Neuromuscular Massage

  • Shiatsu / Amma

  • Acupressure

  • Reflexology

  • Polarity Therapy

 


Abdominal Detox  125/90M

A modality dedicated to awakening, exploring and celebrating your center!

For centuries, ancient cultures have recognized the belly as a potent source of power and wisdom. Some civilizations have even considered this mysterious and essential center where nutrition, information, and emotions are processed, assimilated and stored. It has been thought to be our "second brain," which is why movement and breathing disciplines have been developed to maximize its power.

In most modern societies, it seems we have lost this reverence. Today it is more typical to see the belly as a source of pain, confusion and embarrassment, than as a wellspring of health and vitality. We tend to ignore it, "suck it in", and/or medicate it in order to override its effort to communicate with us, instead of looking at it, listening to it and learning from it. This is why the abdominal detox massage is so valuable. It gives us an opportunity to look closely, feel deeply, listen intensely, and allow ourselves to become completely fascinated by our bellies!

In a typical abdominal detox session, hand and finger pressure will be applied to the area between your ribs and your hip crests. The movements are slow and deep allowing you to breathe into the sensations that arise while feeling the energy dissipate. The sequence of movements reflects an ancient understanding of how emotions stagnate and create illness.

This session is designed to unwind the belly and reverse the pattern of stagnation. During the session you will experience the use of essential oils being applied six-inches above the belly, forming a raindrop feel with gentle stroking, kneading and vibration before a warm compress is applied.  

         Benefits of abdominal detox massage:

  • Increase peristalsis

  • Relieve constipation

  • Improved digestion

  • Increased energy

  • Improved sleep

  • The release of stagnating emotions and general detoxification of the body, including constipation.

The abdominal detox is known for its comforting and grounding effects of the nervous system, organs and muscles however, because patterns that reside in the belly tend to be old, deep and stubborn, it is recommended to reschedule a follow-up session to achieve the maximum benefit.

 


 

Hands-on (Energetic) Healing  125-135/120M  

Compassionately administers ancient healing traditions of Christianity, based with integrated prayer, laying on of hands and the use of therapeutic-grade essential oils. Hands-on-Healing is a heart-centered energy therapy that is relaxing and nurturing.

This therapy has been known to balance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, This extremely powerful, yet gentle energy session is facilitated through the hands of a healer, who balances the natural life-force and brings health and well being to reduce stress, aid relaxation and trigger the body's natural ability to self-heal.

Some sessions can include guided imagery or creative visualization to facilitate a relaxing journey out of the mind and into the heart where one can work to change from the inside out by experiencing a deeper awareness through the healing presence of Christ.

         Benefits of energetic healing include:

  • Deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension

  • Accelerates the body's self-healing abilities

  • Aids better sleep

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Helps to relieve pain

  • Removes energy blockages by adjusting the energy flow of the endocrine system, bringing the body back into balance and harmony

  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins

  • reduces side effects of those recovering from drug addiction, chemotherapy and surgery

  • Supports the immune system

  • Increases vitality 

  • Raises vibrational frequency of the whole body

  • Aids in spiritual enlightenment and healing emotional trauma

Hands-on (energetic) healing is safe for all ages and is a non-invasive tool used to restore good health, energy and increase the body's built-in defenses, which has made it a complementary therapy to patients within hospitals. 

 


 

Shiatsu Therapy  125/90M

A form of massage that originated in Japan and traditional Chinese medicine, and has been widely practiced around the world since the 1970s. Shiatsu means “finger pressure,” which describes the technique. In shiatsu therapy, pressure with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet is applied to pressure points on the body. This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points, or meridians, as they’re called in traditional Chinese medicine.

Eastern medicine believes the body and mind need to be in balance with its surroundings.

The theory behind shiatsu is that our bodies are made up of energy, called qi, and that energy gets blocked and causes suffering. Shiatsu massage helps remove the blockages by realigning meridian points, which balances the qi and eases the body and mind. When one balances qi, or vital energy, healing occurs in the body. The nervous and immune systems are both stimulated by applying pressure to the meridians, providing relief for both body and mind. Shiatsu also restores the circulatory system, improving blood flow throughout the body.

The body has twelve meridians, named according to its corresponding organ: lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, heart governor, triple heater, gall bladder and liver. The functions of these organs have a broader definition in Eastern medicine.

         Benefits of Shiatsu Include:

  • Restore and maintain the body’s energy, especially helpful to those suffering from fatigue and overall weakness

  • Improves circulation

  • Reduces stress and tension as well as anxiety and depression

  • Relief from headaches

  • Promotes healing from sprains and similar injuries

  • Helps bring relief to arthritis sufferers

  • Reduces problems with stiff neck and shoulders as well as backaches (including sciatica)

  • Coughs, colds, and other sinus and respiratory problems

  • Helps those dealing with insomnia

  • Aids in treatment of such various things as digestive disorders, bowel trouble, morning sickness, and menstrual problems

 


     

    Raindrop Technique  150/90M

    Combines the art of aromatherapy, with the techniques of massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body, bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally and emotionally. Raindrop Technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the spine. This technique is widely recognized for its outstanding ability to aid healing of sciatica and chronic back pain. It is an invaluable tool to promote healing from within and is used by a number of medical professionals throughout the United States for treatment of various pain, emotional trauma, cancer and diseases.

    Vita Flex Technique means "vitality through the reflexes," particularly those located on the feet that correspond with virtually every organ, gland, bone, joint and muscle throughout the body. It is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in alleviating pain, discomfort, digestive disorders, illnesses, headaches, muscle aches, and strains, while stimulating energy that circulates throughout the body to help with healing, or as a way to stay balanced and stress free.

             Benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils include:

               Oregano

    • Sense of serenity

    • Anti-aging properties

    • Powerful anti-aging properties

    • Immune stimulant

    • Powerful anti-viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and inflammatory

                Thyme

    • Overcoming fatigue from illness

    • Anti-aging properties

    • Highly anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic

             Basil 

    • Helps fight mental fatigue

    • Powerful anti-spasmodic, viral, bacterial and inflammatory

    • Muscle relaxant

                Cypress

    • Soothes feelings of loss, creating a sense of security and grounding

    • Helps heal emotional trauma

    • Improves circulation

    • Strengthens blood capillaries

    • Anti-infectious and anti spasmodic

    • Relieves swelling

    • aids healing to damaged tissue

                Wintergreen

    • Stimulates and increases awareness in all levels of the sensory system

    • Anti-coagulant, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory

    • Vasodialator - reduces blood pressure

    • Analgesic and anesthetic properties

    • Excellent for bones and joins

                Marjoram

    • Calms the nerves

    • Anti-spasmodic

    • Muscle relaxant

    • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

    • Vasodialator - lowers blood pressure

    • Promotes intestinal peristalsis

    • Expectorant and mucolytic(dissolves thick mucus and usually help
      relieve respiratory difficulties)

                Peppermint

    • Enhances effects of other oils
    • Known as pain-killer
    • Cools inflamed tissues
    • Stimulates circulation
    • Purifies and stimulates the mind
    • Restores sense of taste
    • Blocks headaches
    • Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, anti-parastic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal
    • Gallbladder and digestive stimulant
    • Helps curb appetite
                Valor
    • Known for self correcting body balance and alignment
    • Instills confidence and self-esteem
    • Promotes courage

    This is a wonderful way to experience the benefits of essential oils, while relaxing in a comforting and nurturing environment.


    Aroma Dome and Vita-Flex Therapy  75/45M

    Experience this brand new powerful way to detox, and infuse the body. The Aroma Dome is a custom designed enclosure for the diffusion of pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Our advanced diffuser does NOT use WATER to atomize essential oils without damaging their molecular structure or the powerful therapeutic properties.

    The Aroma Dome and our advanced diffuser are designed to work together to maximize the delivery of the essential oils, and detoxification.

    The Vita-Flex treatment is a non-invasive, reflexive massage technique. It uses rolling and releasing motions to activate reflex points on the feet, and lower legs. It is particularity effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. Vita-Flex uses the body’s own “self-regulating or balancing process” to support its own healing, and may help a variety of different wellness related issues and conditions.

             Benefits of aroma dome and vita-flex include:
    • Stress relief
    • Relaxation
    • Respiratory ease
    • Allergies,
    • Boost immune system
    • Headaches
    • Digestive distress
    • Mental clarity and so much more!

     


    Hot Stone Massage  125/90M

    Discover a 5000 year old secret that is truly healing and spiritually grounding!

    Smooth, heated stones are used to stimulate accupoints on body to deeply relax and hharmonize your chi flow. In your session you can enjoy our added touch of warm towel compress to the back and feet. Each towel is infused with pure essential oil to uplift and restore your senses.

    Amma is one of Asia’s oldest massage techniques, dating back over 5000 years. It literally means, “to press” (An) and “rub” (ma). Japanese hot stone massage comes out of that tradition, bringing with it roots in acupressure, energy meridians, and chi flow. In the days of feudal Japan, about 500 years ago, Samurai warriors were given these hot stone massage treatments to prepare them for battle. This treatment balanced their chi so they would be in their “Zen” while fighting.

             Benefits of hot stone massage Include:

    • Releasing toxins
    • Releasing tension
    • Improving circulation
    • Improving the immune system
    • Increasing metabolism 


       

      Chair Massage  15/15M

      A seated chair massage might be more than a luxury that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short - 10-15 minutes - and focuses on your back, shoulders, neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn't require massage oil.

      You are seated in a special chair with your face resting in a cradle, looking down towards the floor, with supports for your arms. Your back and neck are able to completely relax while muscle tension is relieved through Swedish techniques, kneading, compression and tapotement. It can have positive effect in just 10 minutes.

               Benefits of chair massage Include:

      • Decrease heart rate
      • Reduce stress and tension
      • Increase mental alertness 
      • Increase immunity
      • Improve productivity
      • Improve morale
      • Improve memory 
      • Improve sleep
      • Prevent and manage repetitive stress injuries

         


         

        All session’s (not including chair massage) range from an hour and a half to two-hours.

        First initial energy session may take up to three-hours with a full-body assessment.


        * Massage Therapists do not diagnose illness, disease or any other physical or mental disorder; nor do they prescribe medical treatment of any kind. Massage or energetic healing is not a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Massage, Holistic and bodywork practitioners do not perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness. It is recommended that one see a physician for these services.