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Do you know that Absolutely Sunshine has many services and ENHANCEMENTS that you can add to your massage service?

NOTE: ALL APPOINTMENTS MADE WITH ME NEED A 48 HOUR NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OR CHANGE. I DO PROCESS THE MASSAGE FEE THE DAY OF YOUR SERVICE AND ASK FOR METHOD OF PAYMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
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Relaxation Massage 60 Minute Massage
60 mins Price: $75.00
Soft, medium or Firm Pressure Stress melting massage with many warm towels and your choice of aromatherapy.
Relaxation Massage 90 Minute Massage
Relaxation Massage 90 minute Massage
90 mins Price: $120.00
Stress melting massage with many warm towels and your choice of aromatherapy. - Soft, Medium or Firm Pressure
Deep Tissue 90 Minute Massage
90 mins Price: $135.00
Deep Tissue 90 Minute Massage with many warm towels and your choice of aromatherapy
Deep Tissue 60 Minute Massage
60 mins Price: $95.00
Deep Tissue 60 Minute Massage with many warm towels and your choice of aromatherapy
Mini Tension Relief 30 Minute
30 mins Price: $55.00
Mini Tension Relief 30 minute focuses on head, face, shoulders and back.
Reflexology with foot soak - 60 Minutes
60 mins Price: $130.00
Reflexology 30 minute foot soak& scrub. 30 minutes of reflexology while you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Feet soak in a old Fashioned foot tub with your choice of oils and herbs. Special requests need to be communicated at least 48 hours prior.
Reflexology without foot soak
60 mins Price: $85.00
60 min massage focusing primarily on reflexology. Warm towels and head massage included.
Enhancement (Scrubs)
10 mins Price: $15.00
Choose Hand, Foot or Back Scrub.
Enhancement (Stone)
10 mins Price: $15.00
Warm stone placement therapy. Warm Stone Placement Therapy balances your energies and warms the soul!
Massage Wrap - Stress Melting
90 mins Price: $150.00
90 Minute stress melting massage WRAP. Starts with dry brushing to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, helping the body eliminate toxins. After you are dry brushed you are massaged with ORGANIC Shea butter and an oil of your choice. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties that are useful in treating arthritis. Shea butter has powerful moisturizing, anti-aging, protecting and healing benefits to the skin. It's been clinically proven to provide relief for various skin conditions. If you add Carrot seed oil, you also add extra detoxification and anti -aging! **Choose from ant-aging, energizing, peace and calming oils and many more. You are wrapped in heated blankets while you receive face/upper body massage and foot massage. PICK ANY 2 Enhancements as part of the service price. ($30.00 value) **This Service is Perfect to ADD any of our Amazing Enhancements to, like a hand or foot scrub! Grounding stones! COLD STONE EYE THERAPY is highly recommended!
Dry Brushing ENHANCEMENT
10 mins Price: $15.00
Dry brushing to exfoliate, stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, helping the body eliminate toxins.
Scalp Massage Treatment OR ENHANCEMENT
30 mins Price: $35.00 OR AS A ENHANCEMENT AS PART OF MASSAGE TIME $15.00
Scalp Massage using scalp brush, Almond oil and other essential oils tailored to your needs. Great for dry scalp, promoting hair growth and stress relief. While your head and face are massage your feet have warm towels. Can add this service to any massage.
Ear Candling
60 mins Price: $60.00
30-60 min session to relax when you have a ear infection, sinus infection, sinus headache/migraine, rhinitis, cold, allergy symptoms. When ear candling is preformed the body could respond appropriately for homeostasis(i.e.:return to a normal state of well-being).
Deep Tissue Upgrade
5 mins Price: $15.00
If you are receiving a Significance Massage, Raindrop or Cupping session and you'd like to add Deep tissue to 1 area of the body.
Significance Massage (2) Massages in the same room at the same time
60 min $165.00
90 mins Price: $250.00
Enjoy a relaxing Massage with someone special to you! Two massage services in the same room at the same time. Each person receives a gift to bring home. You are welcome to request special music and we will do our best to accommodate a massage tailored to you.
MAY ADD a Deep Tissue Upgrade to one or both services
Lymphatic Drainage - Raindrop
60 mins Price: $135.00
Series of oils to detox and balance the body. Service focuses on head, feet, and spine.

Pregnancy Massage: 60 minutes. $75.00

Dray airs on the side of caution. This is not what you are used to in a normal massage. You need to be at least 13 weeks pregnant. Heat and deep tissue are not used. Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodwork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changed of pregnancy. It enhances function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Shea butter applied to tummy if mother so chooses to.

30 Min Chair Massage
30 mins Price: $35.00
30 min tension relief in chair. Focus mostly on back/shoulders, arms and neck.
Cupping Massage 60 min
60 mins Price: $100.00
Relaxation Massage with towels. Cupping focusing on areas of discomfort (such as back or shoulder pain).
Cupping 30 min
30 mins Price: $55.00
Cupping 1-2 areas of discomfort, such as back or shoulder with some light massage.
Cold Stone Eye Therapy ENHANCEMENT
10 minsPrice: $15.00
Cold Quartz Stone Placed on eye lids, sinus and 3rd eye. Relief from Sinus pressure and allergies. Eucalyptus oil used on chest and occipital.(optinal) Quartz works with your own natural chemistry.
Zyto Scans: $75.00 for 1 Hour. OFFERED 1 to 2 Saturdays a month. 10 am -4pm. Text 719-289-8167 to get on the schedule.
This is followed by Wellness Coaching and a Wellness Plan. Free half hour wellness coaching when supplements and purchased at Absolutely Sunshine
Paraffin Wax Treatment for HANDS and/or FEET
$25.00 For Hands. $25.00 for Feet. Both Hands and Feet $45.00.
Paraffin bath is a form of heat therapy that can reduce pain and improve range of motion in the hands and feet for those with arthritis. It can also soften dry or cracked skin. After wax session you receive a small hand massage. Secession is half hour to hour long.

Types and Styles of Massage

There are a variety of different styles, types and techniques of massage utilized by massage therapists. We've provided a description of some of the more popular and well known types of massage being used today.

� Craniosacral Therapy
� Deep Tissue Massage
� Myofascial Release
� Prenatal Massage
� Shiatsu
� Sports Massage
� Stone Massage
� Swedish Massage
� Trigger Point Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy


Craniosacral therapy (also called CST, also spelled CranioSacral bodywork or therapy) is an alternative medicine therapy used by osteopaths, massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors, and occupational therapists. A craniosacral therapy session involves the therapist placing their hands on the patient, which they say allows them to tune into what they call the craniosacral system. The practitioner gently works with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position. Craniosacral therapists use the therapy to treat mental stress, neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.[2]


Deep Tissue Massage


Deep Tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.[2]

Myofascial Release


Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat somatic dysfunction and accompanying pain and restriction of motion. This is accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation, increasing venous and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.[2]


Prenatal Massage


Prenatal massage is similar to massage during non-pregnancy in terms of the goals (relaxation, pain relief, increased circulation & mobility, etc.). However, due to the changes undergone during pregnancy, modification are made. To accommodate swollen tender breasts and a growing belly, special pillows, positioning and techniques are utilized to ensure comfort for both the expecting mother and baby. With increasing weight, a changing center of gravity and the many other changes associated with pregnancy, prenatal massage can help provide relief and a sense of well being that is much deserved.[1]

Shiatsu


Shiatsu (指圧) ("shi" meaning finger and "atsu" meaning pressure.) is an eastern (oriental) born therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing, vibrating, grasping and in one particular technique developed by Suzuki Yamamoto, pressure is applied with the feet on the persons back, legs and feet (special set up is required for the "foot" shiatsu).[2]


Sports Massage

Sports massage is actually a form of Swedish massage that is delivered to athletes. Most commonly, sports massage focuses on increasing blood and lymphatic fluid flow, reducing and eliminating pain as well as tender trigger points, and increasing range of motion of the affected area. Sports massages can be broken into 4 distinct types - the pre-event sports massage, the post-event sports massage, the restorative sports massage and the rehabilitative sports massage. As the names indicate, each type of sports massage has a different focus for the athlete as they are delivered at different times during their training and performance schedule.[1]


Stone Massage


A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly river stones which over time, have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.[2]


Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage".[2]

Trigger Point Therapy


Trigger points or trigger sites are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. Trigger point practitioners believe that palpable nodules are small contraction knots[ambiguous] and a common cause of pain. Compression of a trigger point may elicit local tenderness, referred pain, or local twitch response. The local twitch response is not the same as a muscle spasm. This is because a muscle spasm refers to the entire muscle entirely contracting whereas the local twitch response also refers to the entire muscle but only involves a small twitch, no contraction. The trigger point model states that unexplained pain frequently radiates from these points of local tenderness to broader areas, sometimes distant from the trigger point itself. Practitioners claim to have identified reliable referred pain patterns, allowing practitioners to associate pain in one location with trigger points elsewhere.[2]

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[2] Content Obtained from Wikipedia.com.