Massage & Body Work
The Pyramid considers massage to be an important component of every wellness program. Given the physical and emotional stressors in human life, people can benefit from regular meetings with a massage therapist. Our professional massage therapists provide a relaxing full body massage with a variety of different massage techniques such as swedish, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone massage.
When scheduling a massage, please give us at least a 48 hour notice so we are able to service your needs and match you up with the right massage therapist and massage experience. All our massage therapists are independent contractors and have a 24 hour cancellation policy. During your session, give your therapist feedback about your comfort and preferences as our intention is to give you a wonderful and relaxing massage experience. While at the Pyramid, extend your time of rejuvenation and start or end your massage session with an added hour of relaxation in our Himalayan Salt Cave.
Swedish Massage - Deep Tissue Massage - Chair Massage - Mana-Lomi Massage - Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage - Hot Stone Massage - Reflexology - Reiki - Aromatherapy - Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis) - Intuitive Body Work
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy and Pyramid reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee of the cost of the visit. In the event of emergency, please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot make your appointment. Advance scheduling for all services is required.
One of the most commonly taught, well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling.
30 minutes - $45 | 50 minutes - $70 | 80 minutes - $100
Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sublayer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
30 minutes - $45 | 50 minutes - $80 | 80 minutes - $115
Known as seated massage, chair massage or on site massage, this technique involves the use of specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. The modern chair massage was originally developed by David Palmer, but the technique is centuries old, with some Japanese block prints illustrating people having just emerged from a nearby bath receiving massage while seated on a low stool. Seated massage includes bodywork and somatic techniques such as shiatsu, amma and Swedish massage provided to the fully clothed client in a variety of settings. We offer onsite chair massage for your business or other event.
$75. hour per massage therapist off-site
$70. hour per massage therapist in-house
Many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally and during labor and postpartum periods of women's pregnancies. Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns, enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety. In the postpartum period, specialize techniques rebalance structure, physiology and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions and contraindications is highly recommended and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.
50 minutes - $70 80 minutes - $100
Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki—sacred life force—and that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a Reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the clients body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioners hands move progressively with a passive touch through 12 positions on the body, remaining in each position for 3 to 5 minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental and spiritual balance.
50 minutes - $70
Hot Stone Massage
Stones of all shapes and sizes in varying temperatures, ranging from zero to 140°, are used during hot stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energy. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph it provides soothing heat for deep tissue work. Cold stones aid with inflammation, moving blood out of the area, and balancing male/female energies. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or maybe used by the therapist for specific trigger point work. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process, with the rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body seeks homeostasis.
50 minutes - $80 80 minutes - $115
Uses Hawaiian indigenous healing concepts which work with the body, mind and spirit. It is a precise, therapeutic, clinically oriented problem-solving style of lomi lomi which can be used to relieve stress and help people relax. This special lomi lomi format addresses all body systems, particularly the muscular skeletal, and the respiratory and digestive systems. This style of Hawaiian healing massage also works with the effects of thoughts, feelings and beliefs on our bodies.
50 minutes - $70 80 minutes - $100
The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improves circulation and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with a scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristic and benefits.
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflux areas in the foot, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieved areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the bodies energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increased relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.
50 minutes - $70
A couples massage is a wonderfully relaxing, personal experience. Enjoy a side by side massage in our couples massage room and experience this special time just for the two of you. For a unique experience, have your couples massage in the cozy and naturally detoxifying environment of our Himalayan Salt Cave. There is limited availability and times for this experience and it must be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance.
Couples Massage 50 min. $140.
Couples Massage in the Salt Cave $240.
Amethyst Biomat Session
Experience the benefits of detoxification, natural pain and stress relief with a relaxing amethyst biomat session. This state of the art technology synergies the three healing components of negative ion generation, far infrared light generation and amethyst crystals , offering a unique combination of therapeutic benefits to support your body and mind to a higher level of well being. More Info...
The use of hypnosis, trance states, suggestion, or altered states of consciousness to facilitate therapeutic goals, including learning and practicing new skills for for alleviating symptoms or changing behavior. Hypotherapy is a powerful, safe treatment to assist in making any changes in your life.
1 hour $85.
Unique and individual readings of extra sensory information to help you on your life path. Our experienced and caring professionals help you explore your life more deeply. Choose from tarot, medium or past life readings. We have limited times when this is available. Please call to check availability or watch our Facebook page for scheduled reading dates.
25 min / $50. 50 min / $85.
Have your instant photo taken to reveal the colors of the energy around you. Combined with a basic or extended reading, this unique service will reveal what you are releasing and attracting. Must be scheduled in advance.
1 hour: Photo & extended interpretation: $85.
Photo & short interpretation: $40.
Give your cells a boost and breathe in the benefits of oxygen and the added benefits of essential oils. This five min treatment will help to reduce stress, increase energy,lessens headaches and is generally relaxing to the body.
5 min session $6.00 (includes nose cannula)
Off-Site Chair Massage
Bring the Pyramid experience to your business or school event with this service. We will send one of our experienced massage therapists to your location as a unique way to add some stress relief to your employees or co-workers. Must be scheduled in advance. Minimum of two hour time frame
$80. Per massage therapist per hour
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