Massage

Integrated Bodywork is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to massage that combines bodywork techniques from a variety of disciplines for a holistic healing experience, balancing mind, body, and soul. 

Depending on your symptoms, needs, and goal for the session, therapeutic massage to relieve muscle tension is combined with long slow relaxing strokes to calm the nervous system, lymphatic drainage techniques to release toxins, and energy balancing, providing pain relief and relaxation while at the same time detoxifying the body, increasing circulation, and relaxing tense muscles. Spa treatments can be added for a pampering package.

Ulrike also specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression and high stress, drawing on many years of experience working in the field of trauma recovery. She can combine your massage session with gentle energy healing for even deeper relaxation, or teach you mindfulness, yogic breathing, and other self-healing tools.

30-minute treatments - $40:

45-minute treatments - $60:

60-minute treatments - $80:

90-minute treatments - $110:

Signature Massage - 90 minutes $120:

Deep Relaxation - 2-hours $150

Specifically tailored to those recovering from trauma, living with anxiety or depression, or struggling with high stress, this full-body massage begins with a mindfulness meditation and gentle breath work, and finishes with a short Reiki treatment and Chakra balancing. Includes lavender-infused massage oil. Also available as a 90-minute session. 

Chair massage:

Perfect for the “breaktime quickie” and a wonderful alternative for seniors and people with mobility issues, who have difficulties getting on and off a massage table.

$20 for the first 10 minutes
add 5 minutes for $5 
up to max. 30 minutes

Availability

Sessions are offered in the quiet sanctuary of the Kaleidoscope Healing Den at 591-D Wallace Street (entrance on 6th Ave.) by appointment only. 

During the COVID19 pandemic, appointments are available:

Mobile services are currently suspended during the COVID19 pandemic.

The Importance of Touch

Physical contact improves our health as well as our relationships. Touch is as important as sunlight - without it, we become depressed, our immune system is compromised, and emotional pain and physical damage get worse. Why? When we're touched our bodies release oxytocin, one of those "happy hormones" that affect everything from how fast wounds heal to how much we trust other people and it increases the level of endorphins, leaving us with a greater sense of well-being.

Massage is known to relieve muscle tension and stiffness, increase circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage, but it does so much more. Massage:

Massage for Cancer Patients

(Information adapted from an article of the Canadian Cancer Society.)

Benefits: There is no evidence that massage therapy can treat cancer itself. However, there is evidence that massage helps people with cancer physically and emotionally, and it can improve quality of life. Massage reduces muscle soreness and stiffness. It improves circulation and promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being. Studies have shown that massage reduces stress, anxiety, pain, fatigue and depression. It can also help with insomnia, improve sleep quality, and reduce nausea.

Side effects and risks: Talk to your healthcare team if you’re thinking about having a massage. Be sure to tell your massage provider that you have cancer, any treatments that you have had or are having, and any medicines that you’re taking. 

Some people might worry that massage in the area of a tumour can increase the flow of blood and lymph fluid, causing cancer cells to break away and travel to other parts of the body. Recent evidence suggests that the speed of blood or lymph fluid circulation has nothing to do with the spread of cancer cells. Massage is safe for people with cancer.

However, depending on your overall health and the conventional cancer treatments you are receiving, you may need to avoid certain types of massage.

Contact Us

Kaleidoscope Healing Den
591-D Wallace Street
(entrance on 6th Avenue)

Kaleidoscope Healing
P.O. Box 555, Hope, BC  V0X 1L0

604 765-0685

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