With the client's permission, Susan may use a Japanese folk art technique called "gua sha" to enhance the treatment. Often used by acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this technique can help to alleviate muscle pain and tightness. Using a porcelain tool (most often a miso soup spoon!), the practitioner rubs it's edge over the client's skin with a repetitive motion. As this is done on different areas of the skin (usually just on the back), red marks appear and will remain in the places where there are Trigger Points, tight muscles or unhealthy tissue - almost like a magic pen! The technique is supposed to bring stagnated blood to the surface so that new blood can rush in. It is great for clearing out toxins in injured muscles and it's also supposed to get rid of bad Qi or energy. But be warned: while most people think gua sha feels good, it looks horrible. The red marks can stick around and change colors for up to a week, so don't let Susan do this if you're headed to the beach soon or want to show off your new backless dress over the weekend!











Rates

Therapeutic or Relaxation Massage

Since each massage is tailored to each client's needs, the entire session can be spent focusing on a specific problem, part of the massage can be more targeted and the rest can be for relaxation, or the whole time can be utilized for a general full-body relaxation massage. Susan uses a combination of techniques during her sessions on the massage table, including Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Reflexology and Deep Tissue.

60 / 75 / 90 minutes$85 / $95 / $110 with Susan, $80 / $90 / $100 with Michelle


Thai Massage

This relaxing yet incredibly energizing type of massage is done on a floor mat with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing. This type of work involves a series of yoga-style stretches and rhythmic pressure-point work using the therapist's palms, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet. Susan combines her knowledge of Shiatsu with a natural affinity for the dance-like flow of Thai Massage to create a unique bodywork experience. The intention behind this work is "metta", which is the Buddhist practice of loving kindness and a philosophy that has always been vital to Susan's work as a Massage Therapist.

75 / 90 minutes$95 / $110 with Susan, $90 / $100 with Michelle


Mat/Table Combo

This session is simply a combination of Thai work on the mat and Therapeutic or Relaxation Massage on the table. Susan designs these sessions according to the client's specific needs; she usually begins with stretching/range of motion techniques on the mat and continues with targeted Deep Tissue work on the table. Great for clients who need to address specific issues such as lower back pain, tight hips and legs, or an inflexible spine.

90 / 120 minutes$120 / $150 with Susan, $100 / $130 with Michelle


Myokinesthetic Treatments

Myokinesthetic Treatments (with Susan only) are fast and gentle techniques that work with your nervous system to relieve pain with surgery, medication, or costly and time-consuming treatments. During a Myokinesthetic treatment you are fully clothed, and no oils or creams are used. The treatments are typically 10 to 20 minutes long.

alone or in addition to a full-length massage / with a 5-10 minute mini-massage$30 /$40


Call Today for an Appointment: 610-203-6329

susan@soulsourcemassage.com

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