Feel great with massage and acupuncture treatments

Find Freedom from pain and feel great with massage and acupuncture treatments

feel great with massage and acupuncture treatments

We are excited to announce a big change coming to Written on the Body Massage and Acupuncture Studio beginning October 1st, 2015!  Our experienced team of therapists have been honing their skills to create a menu of customized massage and acupuncture treatments in order to serve the needs of our client’s more effectively.  Our goal as part of your health care team is to help you find optimal health with a balanced and pain free body as well as a stress free mind through massage, acupuncture and infrared sauna sessions designed for your specific needs at the time of your treatment.  We hope you will find a path to harmony in our new menu coming 10/1/2015!

Signature Therapy Menu

30 minute Focus! session:  $45    60 minute session:  $95  75 minute session:  $115   90 minute session:  $140

*inquire about additional time

Julie’s signature therapy

Julie will address your stress and tension with a combination of hot stones, deep tissue and gentle stretching to help you work through injuries or chronic pain. The goal of each session is to meet your individual needs at any given time. Julie will tailor the hour based on your report for the day/week/month or year to ensure that you leave feeling relaxed and more pain free! All of Julie’s sessions include a heated towel to ease tension held in the neck and head as well as focus work on the neck, head and face. *Julie recommends booking more time if you have more than one area of your body that needs extra attention or if you are just feeling like you need the extra time to relax. Julie offers 30 minute to 2 hour sessions *You must be added to Julie’s client list in order to schedule with her due to a high volume of appointment requests.  If you would like to be added to the list or recommend a friend to her please email:  wotbmanager@gmail.com, text:  971 800 1171 or call: 503-473-8515 to do so.

Lise’s signature therapy

Lise combines the soothing, relaxing long strokes of Swedish massage with a focus on shiatsu meridians, compressions, and passive stretching, to create the perfect blend of “East meets West” body work traditions. Each session will be directed by your individual needs as Lise will pay special attention to optimizing the flow of “chi” and removing blockages to ultimately assist your body’s release of muscular tension. Also drawing from her background in Ayurveda, Lise will personalize the use of massage oil based on your intake information. Resulting in an experience which will you feeling more relaxed and whole. * Each session includes a hot towel and hot stones.  Lise offers 60 and 75 minute sessions only

Katie’s signature therapy

Katie’s session focuses on pain relief for the upper body. Tension in your neck, back, shoulders and arms will first be melted away with hot stones. She will then ease into deeper knots & areas of pain with deep tissue techniques. This session is wonderful for those suffering from repetitive stress injuries or chronic pain issues. *For individuals with specific low back issues, we recommend this longer session which also includes 30 minutes of hip work.

Richard’s signature therapy

Rich’s signature therapy combines acupuncture and massage into a single session.This service is ideal for someone who’s in pain or recovering from an injury.Our goal will be to disengage trigger-points, loosen the myo-fascial, reduce inflammation, break up adhesion’s/scar tissue, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and increase range of motion. We’ll also have time to discuss self-care, diet and supplemental regimens.

Bethany’s signature therapy

Bethany blends the healing benefits of aromatherapy, structural integration, stretching, and reflexology creating a massage session that eases tension in muscle tissue, while calming the mind and bringing the body back into balance. Her work tends to draw clients focused on work in their upper body, hips and feet.

*Bethany also offers her signature facial rejuvenation massage as an add on option to your session:  $40 for 30 minutes

 Terry’s signature therapy

Terry combines acupuncture with a form of traditional Chinese Massage called Tuina to create a personalized treatment for your individual needs.  Her goal is to help you work through physical and energetic blocks in order to find optimal health and balance.

*Terry also offers an active lifestyle session for those of you on the go:  30 minutes of Tuina combined with cupping or gua sha for $45

 Infrared Sauna Sessions

Enjoy an hour of healing and detoxification in our 1-2 person indoor far infrared sauna

$20 for 60 minutes   $15 to add 30 minutes to a massage or acupuncture session *Please email:  wonthebody@gmail.com,

text:  971 800 1171 or call: 503-473-8515 to

to schedule sauna appointments

  • Improves circulation

  • Deep penetrating heat

  • decreases pain in joints and muscles

  • purifies the skin and so much more!

  • We do not have a shower but we do provide a cool cleansing towel at the end of your visit

What does this mean for our current clients?

We understand that our signature therapies are a jump in price and that not everyone who has supported us over the past 5+years will be able to afford or be interested in this price jump.  We truly appreciate your business and want to continue as part of your health care team so we have options for you!  We will continue to offer our regular service menu in the form of memberships and packages but you will no longer be able to purchase them in gift certificate form or as a single service option unless you have a package or membership after October 1st, 2015.  We will however offer our regular treatments for you to purchase as gifts during the holidays (they are valid for one year so this could be a great way to stock up!).  To make this transition easier we are offering $20 off packages or $20 off the first month of your membership and you will be added to our weekly happy hour discounted offerings if you sign up by October 1st, 2015.  Click here to go to our online store and use promo code:  iamimportant to get the deal.  If you are buying them as gifts and need the expiration date extended please send us an email and we will take care of the transaction for you.

Massage, Acupuncture and Infrared Sauna memberships and packages

Find freedom from pain with regular massage and acupuncture! With our membership you get one massage per month and weekly discounted offerings.

Memberships

Find your peace massage: $60 monthly

Deep tissue: $80 monthly

Hot stone: $70 monthly

Customized Massage or Acupuncture Sessions: $85 monthly

Packages

Buy a few at one time and save! Packages expire one year after the purchase date and can be shared with friends and family.

60 minute Peace 4 pack: $228

60 minute Deep 4 pack: $308

60 minute Hot Stone 4 pack: $268

60 minute Customized Massage or Acupuncture 4 pack: $328

Infrared sauna packages:  5 pack-$75  or 10 pack-$150

Insurance coverage for Massage and Acupuncture

Written on the Body can bill most insurance companies directly including auto accident or workers compensation coverage.  Please email:  wotbmanager@gmail.com, text:  971 800 1171 or call: 503-473-8515 to see if we can accept your particular insurance plan prior to booking an appointment.

As always please feel free email me with questions, concerns, feedback or comments at wotbmanager@gmail.com!  Thanks so much for your continued support and have a great day!


Acupuncture Fun Facts

Curious about Acupuncture?  Here are a few fun facts for you to explore:

 

  1. Acupuncturists feel your pulse and look at your tongue to gain information about your state of health and plan a course of treatment.

  2. Originally acupuncture needles were not made of stainless steel but of stone, bamboo, and bone.

  3. Studies have shown that acupuncture points have significantly more electrical conductivity than areas of skin without acupuncture points.

  4. Acupuncture can increase the success rate of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) up to 65%.

  5. Acupuncture gained attention in the U.S. after President Nixonʼs visit to China in 1972 when an accompanying reporter experienced significant post-operative pain relief after undergoing an emergency appendectomy and wrote about the benefits of acupuncture upon his return to the U.S.

  6. Acupuncture is over 5,000 years old and is one of the oldest practicing forms of medicine known to date.

  7. Licensed acupuncturists attend an in-depth four year program and obtain over 1,000+ clinical internship hours.

  8. Acupuncture is just one part of a broad system of Traditional Chinese Medicine that also includes Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (massage), Tai Chi/Qi Gong (movement) and Chinese Dietary Therapy (Healthy.net).

  9. Acupuncture can help so many things! Pain, digestive issues, smoking cessation, depression and many other issues.  Wondering if it can help you?  Book an appointment with Terry or Richard at Written on the Body to find out today:)

Sources:

http://kathetrahan.weebly.com/20-fun-facts.html

http://fiveseasonshealing.com/interesting-acupuncture-facts/

http://www.seedswellness.com/blog/ten-fun-facts-you-may-not-know-about-acupuncture/

http://www.examiner.com/article/15-interesting-acupuncture-facts

 


How often should I get a massage?

I get all sorts of great questions from my clients about what their particular treatment plan should look like.  It is a wonderful part of the job that I get to sit with an individual, look at their life, stresses, pains and goals and help them create a plan that will improve their overall well-being.  One of the questions I get all the time is how often should I get a massage and what type of massage should I choose.  The answer is very individualized but I do have some general guidelines that I work with when helping a client choose a treatment plan that will work best for them.

How often should I get massage

There are many factors that can effect how often you should get a massage so the best way to decide is to have a discussion about it with your massage therapist. They will be able to give you recommendations based on your current stress and pain levels, the length of time you have had any issues or injuries, the other types of therapies you receive, lifestyle, etc…  The way you incorporate massage into your wellness plan is a personal choice and in the end you know what is best for you!  With that said here is my general list of guidelines: If: You are recovering from a recent injury (just past the acute phase)- 1 massage per week or more depending on your injury and other types of therapies you have included in your health care plan. You have a chronic issue that is causing you pain-2 massages per month or more depending on how much lasting relief you get from each massage. Maintenance/Injury prevention- 1 massage per month or more depending on your situation. It is always important to remember that it may have been years of bad posture, habits or other repetitive actions that have lead to your current issue which means it most likely won’t be a simple fix.  Regular body work and self care is essential for creating lasting change in your health!

What type of massage should I receive

The answer to this question also has many variables and is very dependent on each individuals needs.  It is always good to discuss your desired goals with your therapist and to revisit them each time you have a massage appointment.  Here is a short description of two common types of massage that you might choose from: Swedish/Relaxation massage– This is the most common type and uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to reduce stress and pain in the body.  Swedish massage is great for nearly everything, including  stress and pain relief, injury recovery, prevention and so much more! Deep Tissue massage-Deep tissue massage is a focus on the deeper layers of muscle as well as the connective tissue and is typically slow, deliberate and focused work.  Deep tissue massage can be great for treating injuries, chronic pain, range of motion restrictions and many other issues.  A common myth about deep tissue massage is that it must be painful in order to be effective.  Deep tissue massage may be slightly painful on occasion as your therapist works through adhesion and resistant tissue but this is not always the case.  In fact working too deeply too quickly and causing excessive pain can do way more damage than good by causing stress and trauma to your already tight muscles and fascia. You may even choose to begin your treatment plan with Swedish massage until the superficial tissue has relaxed enough to have effective results from deep tissue work. Keep in mind that your massage therapist is always trying to work with your body to promote healing.

Deep tissue massage

 

How long should my massage be?

You can typically choose from 30/60/90 minutes of massage (and often more).   A 30 minute focus massage might be great for you if you have one specific area that you are focusing on such as low back, neck, foot or wrist.  You might consider several weeks of short sessions on one particular area to reach a desired goal.  A 60 minute session is great for; full body relaxation, some focus work on a particular area combined with some relaxation work, or it can also be great for a combination of focus work on two different areas of the body.  90 minute massage treatments are wonderful for; extended relaxation work, focus on one area of the body combined with full body relaxation, or focus work on more than one area combined with light relaxation work.   The combinations are endless!  Just keep in mind that you should book enough time in your treatment to accomplish small goals (ie. you have slightly more range of motion in your bound up shoulder) and work toward your greater goal (ie. you have full range of motion in your shoulder).

Have more questions about massage?  Add them to the comments and we will do our best to cover them in our weekly blog posts! Thank you for reading and have a great week.