Massage


New Covid Compliant Policies


  • All massages must be pre-booked, we are not accepting walk-ins at this time.
  • You can book a massage online through MindBody or call or text the massage therapist directly.  Their contact information is listed below.
  • If you don’t see a time online that works for you call or text the massage therapist directly to find another time that will.
  • All massages must be prepaid, with online booking you must prepay to check out.
  • If you made your appointment through your massage therapist directly, you will receive a call later from Santosha Yoga who will then take your payment information.
  • You will receive a reminder of your appointment, if you no show you will be charged for the appointment.
  • Before you come in you must complete and submit a massage waiver and Covid consent form.
  • When you arrive, text your massage therapist (not Santosha Yoga) to let them know you are here.  They will meet you at the door to scan your temperature.  If your temperature is 100.4 or over your massage appointment will be canceled and rescheduled for a later date.
  • To enter the studio you must be wearing a face mask and socks (you are not allowed to go barefoot in the studio.)  Face masks and socks are mandatory at this time.
  • All clients must wash their hand for 20 seconds before the start of the massage.  We have sinks in each room for your convenience
  • Your massage therapist will discuss with you the use of masks during the massage.
  • After your massage, before you get off the table, please remember to make sure your socks and masks are back on.

The massage rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each massage appointment.  This includes the massage table, chairs and all touchable surfaces.


Waivers


Currently for all massages please complete the “Massage Therapy Waiver + COVID-19 Consent Form” via the box below.  This will automatically be added to your MindBody Account.


Online booking for massages are now available.  If you don’t see a time on our online schedule that works for you,  please call one of our massage therapists directly and they will find another time that is available.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

We understand that life gets crazy but if you are unable to make your appointment please be respectful and contact your massage therapist at least 24 prior to your appointment time. Thank you!

Click here for our Massage Brochure

 


Massage Therapists:


Gail Sobczak

Gail Sobczak

Gail: Licensed Massage Therapist and member of the ABMP.*  Graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 1999.

Gail’s experience ranges from physical therapy and in-patient hospital care to working in a full service spa.

Her mission is to help relax and de-stress her clients, whether it be from an injury or day to day stress. Nothing is impossible.

Gail is available Monday’s by online booking or other times by calling or texting @ 586-242-2424

 

 


 

Pam Kraft

Pam Kraft

Pam:  ABMP* Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in 2014 and completed Beaumont’s Oncology/Hospital Massage Program in 2015.  ”The power of touch during grief and pain benefits not only the patients, but their caregivers too. Everyone can benefit from the healing power of touch. “

Pam offers Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage along with Table Thai massage, Reflexology and aromatherapy.

Whether your goal is relaxation or pain relief or both, she can tailor a session with techniques specific to your personal needs.

Pam is available Wednesdays by online booking, and other times by calling or texting @ 586-216-8867


 

Christine Dietz

Christine Dietz

Christine:  ABMP* Advanced Massage Practitioner since 2007 attending the “Health Enrichment Center” in Lapeer, Mi.  Christine completed advanced training in 2010 specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release.  She can help aid in an acute problem you may have currently or a chronic issue you have been struggling with for some time.

Christine can provide variety of pressure during your massage, just let her know, and uses many modalities and types of massages including prenatal, children and adolescents (parent must be present). She is looking forward to helping you on your journey of life and healing.

Christine is available by appointment only by calling or texting @ 810-310-1265

 


 

Dani Wade - ABMP Certified Massage Therapist

Dani Wade

Dani:  ABMP* Licensed Certified Massage Therapist since 2013. Graduated from the “Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy,” a COMPTA accredited school. The 800 hour program consisted of training in many different modalities, but focused mainly on Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release.

Dani’s goal is to help you with your chronic pain patterns or through an injury. Using a combination of techniques, she will tailor the massage to your specific needs. Dani has worked with clients who sought out massage therapy as an alternative to medication or surgery. She has also worked with clients before and after surgery to promote a quicker and healthier healing process.

She is dedicated to helping others understand more about their own bodies and believes this knowledge will lead to healthier future generations.

Dani is available by appointment only by calling or texting @ 586-744-1991


*ABMP = Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals 



Types of Massages:


Swedish/General Relaxation Massage:

The purpose of Swedish massage is to bring pure relaxation to the body by manipulating the muscles with long, gliding strokes that follow the direction of blood that’s returning to the heart. Lotions and oils are often used to minimize friction between the therapist’s hands and the client and move or activate the skin. Swedish massage is best known for helping people relax and for repairing overworked or injured muscles. Having regular Swedish massages will enhance your circulatory system, meaning that your muscles, tissues and other parts of your body will get more oxygen delivered to them each day.

  • 60 Minutes – $65.00**
  • 90 Minutes – $85.00**
  • Aromatherapy Therapeutic Oils – $5.00 extra

**Buy Package of two and save $5.00 on each Massage


Deep Tissue Massage:

This massage is a combination of deeper massage techniques for people who require a deeper pressure applied throughout the whole massage. Deep tissue work helps to release old patterns and restrictions due to prior injuries or repetitive strain to the muscles. This type of massage is not recommended for your first massage.

  • 60 Minutes – $75.00**
  • 90 Minutes – $95.00**
  • Aromatherapy Therapeutic Oils – $5.00 extra

**Buy Package of two and save $5.00 on each Massage


Bamboo Massage:

Bamboo Fusion is relaxing form of massage that combines the techniques of massage and the benefits of soothing heat, similar to hot stone, with the invigorating energy of bamboo and rattan.  The bamboo is safely heated with an electric pad and used to literally ROLL and knead away your tension and muscle pain.  The massage promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage, as well as providing a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

  • 60 Minutes – $75.00**
  • 90 Minutes – $95.00**

**Buy Package of two and save $5.00 on each Massage

At this time Christine is the only Massage Therapist performing this service.


Raindrop Massage:

The Raindrop Technique (RT) is a special technique  used to apply essential oils (Young Living Oils) to the body to stimulate every organ, muscle and bone of the body at a cellular level  boosting the immune system, bringing the body into structural/electrical balance, and enabling the release of toxins or disease wherever they may be lodged–including those illnesses lodged in the mind and emotions.

The seven single essential oils used include: *oregano *thyme *basil *cypress *wintergreen *marjoram *peppermint, two essential oil blends, Valor (Energy Balance)  and Aroma Seiz (muscle relaxation). The oils can continue to work in the body for up to one week following RT, often with continued re-alignment taking place during this time.  Therefore, evaluation of the benefits received from RT may take several days to assess.

  • 60 Minutes – $85.00*

At this time Gail and Pam is the only Massage Therapists performing this service.


Prenatal Massage:

Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mothers needs. Prenatal massage is a natural touch therapy. Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life filled with new experiences, heightened excitement, mixed emotions and significant physical changes. Pregnancy massage is therapist specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs. Can be a popular complimentary therapy during your pregnancy. The massage therapist ensures the mother’s body is properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Not recommend in the 1st trimester. A release from your doctor is required prior to the massage.

  • 60 Minutes – $65.00**
  • Aromatherapy Therapeutic Oils – $5.00 extra

**Buy Package of two and save $5.00 on each Massage


Couples Massage:

During the session, the couples receive  a wonderfully relaxing full-body massage at the same time, in the same room from two different massage therapists.

  • 60 Minutes – $145.00 per couple
  • Aromatherapy Therapeutic Oils – $5.00 extra per person
  • $50 deposit is required


Optional Additions to a Massage


Cupping Therapy:

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

  • Add on to Massage – $25.00

At this time Christine and Pam are the only Massage Therapists performing this service.


Aromatherapy:

Aromatherapy is a specific type of therapy that incorporates the use of scented essential oils into a massage.  The massage involves alternating between gentle and harder pressure while using a specific blend of essential oils.  The essential oils are diluted before use and are applied along with lotion during the massage.  Not only is the client’s body benefiting with the direct contact with the essential oils, but the oils are alleged to have specific healing properties upon inhaling after exposure.

Not only does the client leave with a full body massage, but they also allegedly provide emotional healing and relaxation. The benefits are on a long list that also include a few of the same benefits of any other massage.

  1. Stress reducing
  2. Anxiety reliever
  3. Increased calmness and relaxation
  4. Decrease in muscle tension
  5. Pain relief
  6. A reduction of symptoms of depression
  • Add on to Massage – $5.00


Which massage style is right for me?

A brief consultation will help determine the type of massage therapy required to meet your particular needs. Whether you prefer one specific style of massage or a combination of different treatments, personalizing each session is an important part of attaining the best massage possible. You can choose to relax with a basic Swedish massage. On the other hand, some people prefer a much more specific focus such as Deep Tissue massage. Our massage therapist will help you find what type of massage is best for your needs.

Professional massage improves your health and well being by releasing muscle tension, improving circulation, reducing the effects of stress, and can even alleviate pain. Massage therapy is also used to compliment neuromuscular treatments, speed recovery from injuries, help problems associated with postural dysfunction, and in conjunction with activities such as yoga, pilates and weight training.

Most people get a massage because they are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, experiencing new methods of relaxation or alleviating the stress, aches and pains that are a part of everyday life. The benefits of therapeutic massage are widely recognized.

Here are some suggested benefits:

  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Increased blood flow and circulation
  • Increased mobility
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue