Barstow Massage and Bodywork - Company Message
Services

     Whether you have chronic pain, or you just need to relax..most likely, both,  We will customize a treatment just for you!     Regardless of age, injury or ailment, your health is important. Its one of the few things in life you have almost complete control over. The sooner you incorporate relaxation, and recovery into your health care routine, you will not be able to return to the life you lived prior. Each client is carefully evaluated so that the very best treatment plan is suggested to address your specific needs.  We will also work with your physician to make sure that any unique conditions are closely monitored. Through regular massage, we can promote the health of your muscles, decrease recovery times, manage chronic pain symptoms and recommend stretching and relaxation techniques to help you manage your health, outside of our office.

Student/Senior Rate- $50/hour.

Swedish:     
     The best of the worlds relaxation techniques,  Swedish massage consists of light to medium pressure strokes, to lull the body into a function very close to sleep. In this state, the body is given the perfect opportunity to melt down any tension, and trigger the body's reparation response.  - $65/hour, $35 half hour. 

Deep Tissue:      
     Deep Tissue massage is a therapy meant primarily for pain relief. Deep tissue massage targets your trouble spots by using deep, specific techniques to release seized musculature. Deep Tissue massage should never be painful, which is why we are in constant communication about pressure.     *Naturally, there are different levels of pain; we like to be in the zone of a 'good hurt'. The Good hurt is a tolerable amount of pressure, that encourages your body to relax. If it any time you find yourself flinching, resisting, or clenching your hands, you must tell your therapist to ease up. When your body flinches, it is resisting the treatment, and the stroke is no longer beneficial. That being said, if you've ever had a bad experience, we would be honored to listen to your story and try again. We have had many clients who have been in automobile accidents, horseback riding accidents, falls, broken bones, and surgeries that have suffered through years of chronic pain, who've experienced tremendous relief from deep tissue therapy. Repairing trauma doesn't happen over night, but in time we can give you long term relief! - $95/90 Minute $65/hour, $35/ half hour**

Myofascial Release Massage:
     Fascial tissue is a white membrane which wraps all muscles, all muscle bundles, muscle fascicles, and even every muscle fiber. 40% of a muscle's total weight is fascial tissue! Modern medical science, however, has largely ignored fascial tissue in the body, not understanding (or at least appreciating) the important role it plays in bodily health.
     It serves many functions,  however, its function as a lubricant is most important. It allows everything it wraps, from muscles to muscles fibers, to slide over whatever is next to it, effortlessly. Does your movement feel effortless? Over time, however, for reasons of physical and emotional trauma, habit patterns, disease, and the desiccation of tissue that can accompany the aging process, fascial tissue can get hard, rigid, short, gluey, and inelastic.
     In short, fascial tissue will change from a lubricant to an adhesive. This binding up of fascial tissue causes holding patterns; a great deal of what the patient experiences as stress, tension, and pain, and loss of ease and range of motion.These techniques are designed to lengthen, stretch, soften, make more supple,  this all important tissue. Each session will be 90 minutes long, and will include a 30 minute massage.  -$95/90Minute.** Women should bring a sports bra or bikini top, and loose fitting shorts. Men should bring loose fitting shorts. **This is a service that only Heather Barstow can perform.

Reiki:
     Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands and natural stones to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. --$40/30 minute,$60/60 minute** This is a service only Gina Carosello can perform.


Most importantly, any one of these bodywork services will give you the time out of your day for peace and quiet. Time to reconnect the mind and body for optimal performance everywhere else in your life! You will find comfort and deep relaxation in the warm, skilled hands at Barstow Massage and Bodywork.




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