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 is combined with long slow relaxing strokes, lymphatic drainage techniques, and energy balancing into a flowing massage, providing relaxation while at the same time detoxifying the body, increasing circulation, and relaxing tense muscles. Spa-like 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 yogic breathing and other self-healing tools.

30-Minute Treatments - $40:

60-Minute Treatments - $70:

90-Minute Treatments - $100:

2-hour Deep Relaxation - $130:

2-hour Spa Indulgence - $160: HOLIDAY SPECIAL: $140 until December 31, 2018 (click on image for details)special

 

Senior discount: 20% off massage treatments (does not apply to spa packages or add-ons)

Please note that massage is not a substitute for medical care. If you have any health concerns at this time, please contact your doctor.

Add-ons

Pamper your feet

Start any massage with a detoxifying foot bath and exfoliation of the feet with organic aromatherapy soak and scrub.

15 minutes $20

Nurture your face

Finish your massage with a rejuvenating mini facial with organic products:

  • Weleda gentle cleanser and toner for sensitive skin
  • European Green Clay mask, mixed specifically for your skin's needs (firms, tones, and refines pores)
  • Aura Cacia moisturizing skin serum

20 minutes $50.

Exfoliate your back

Hawaiian sea salt scrub with citrus to remove dead skin cells, detoxify and rejuvenate

$5

Specialty oils

Ulrike uses pure coconut oil, but you may also choose from these organic oils specifically for your needs:

  • Arnica for injuries and sore muscles
  • Lavender for relaxation
  • Birch for celulite
  • Pomegranate for skin regeneration
  • Calendula for very sensitive skin or eczema

$5

Availability

Sessions are offered in the quiet sanctuary of the Kaleidoscope Healing Den at 591-D Wallace Street every Thursday and Friday, as well as on some Tuesdays and Saturdays. Mobile services in the comfort of your home or care facility are available at a small surcharge.

On Mondays and Wednesdays you can find her at the Healing Springs Spa in Harrison Hot Springs.

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. 

More information on massage and cancer:

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/massage

https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/17958/b1000/massage-and-cancer-42/massage-and-cancer-benefits-of-touch/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/cancer-is-teacher/201502/why-is-it-difficult-get-massage-when-you-have-cancer