Heartwood has a state of the art, serene massage studio designed to amplify the healing effects of your body nurturing & healing experience. Our 8 foot handcrafted Pink Himalayan salt wall calms allergies and enhances respiratory function, helps improve sleep and boosts mood as you rejuvenate body & soul. MM 4056
Our therapist will use firm, but gentle pressure to increase circulation, relieve muscle aches, ease tension, improve flexibility, and induce overall relaxation. Complimentary aromatherapy, organic foot scrub and warm towels are included to enhance the experience and the therapist may use deep tissue, pressure point work, reflexology or energy healing if applicable and desired by the client.
60 minutes $80.00
90 minutes $105.00
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated, basalt stones, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release. During the massage, the therapist warms up the body with traditional Swedish massage, then massages you while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hand, on your belly, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.
60 Minutes $90.00
An all natural, ancient Japanese technique to relax, rejuvenate, and heal with a certified, experienced Reiki Master. Reiki promotes your body's natural healing ability while removing energy blockages and detoxifying your system. During a treatment, the client will lay fully clothed on a massage table. The practitioner places their hands in various positions on or near the body. Reiki is non-invasive, gentle and safe, with limitless benefits available. It is a perfect complimentary treatment for anyone with a chronic condition or illness and is capable of producing amazing results when used in conjunction with traditional therapies. *You may also choose to use part of your massage session for Reiki treatment at no additional charge.
30 Minutes $40.00, 60 minutes $70.00
Heartwood Owner, David Shaddock, is a LMT, Reiki Master and the craniosacral therapist. Craniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. The cranium, spine, and sacrum that are connected by a continuous membrane of connective tissue deep inside the body, called the dura mater. The dura mater also encloses the brain and the central nervous system. The cerebral spinal fluid rises and falls within the compartment of the dura mata, known as the craniosacral rhythm (CSR) or the cranial wave.
Craniosacral therapists can most easily feel the CSR in the body by lightly touching the base of the skull or the sacrum. During a session, they feel for disturbances in the rate, amplitude, symmetry, and quality of flow of the CSR. A therapist uses very gentle touch to balance the flow of the CSR. Once the cerebrospinal fluid moves freely, the body's natural healing responses can function.
A craniosacral session generally lasts 30-90 minutes. The client remains fully clothed and lays down on a massage table while the therapist gently assesses the flow of the CSR.
60 minutes - $95.00
Sound & energy healing is a practice that uses vibrations (incorporating crystals and instruments like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and crystal tuning forks) in order to relax your mind and body and promote healing on the energetic level. Clients may wish to book a full session of vibration healing, or can request a portion of their massage treatment session to be devoted to this practice.
15 minute add on to massage $25.00, 30 minutes $45.00, 60 minutes $65.00
Our therapies come from thousands of years of Ayurvedic medicine, where practitioners asses the energetic, elemental energies of the individual and prescribe specific treatments that promote balance and well-being. Your therapist will asses your Dosha type in an intake interview and make recommendations for regimens that can help support your better health. These sessions are often recommended to be repeated 3-5 times for best results. You may also decide to try each treatment if you are curious!
ABYANGA OIL MASSAGE - 60 minutes $95.00
The Sanskrit word Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love.” It is believed that the effects of Abhyanga are similar to those received when one is saturated with love. Like the experience of being loved, Abhyanga can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth.
Oils are chosen according to the constitution of the individual and then a rhythmic massage is performed to deeply relax and calm the nervous system, stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems and bring energetic balance to the individual. The entire body, face and head is oiled for deep therapeutic benefit. This massage can also improve skin tone and is deeply grounding.
GARSHANA SILK GLOVE MASSAGE - 30 minutes $40
Garshana Massage is a silk glove massage that exfoliates the skin and stimulates lymphatic flow and drainage and is an optimal preparation for Abhyanga Massage.
SHIRODHARA OIL TREATMENT - 30 - 45 minutes $50
Shirodhara balances the brain and nervous system with a continuous stream of warm oil poured from a copper pot onto the third eye, forehead and scalp for 20-60 minutes. Oils and session time are chosen according to the constitution of the individual. This is followed by a warm compress over the face and head and may include head and face massage as well. You'll receive a head wrap to wear home and it is recommended to spend the day resting as the third eye energy center will be very open and you may feel deeply relaxed and sensitive. Many liken this treatment to a deep meditation and it is most powerful when practiced in a series of 3-5 sessions. This can be added onto an existing massage or be done as a stand alone treatment.
VISHESH STIMULATING MASSAGE - 60 minutes $95
Vishesh is a vigorous, stimulating massage that activates circulation, breaks up toxic adhesions, stimulates lymphatic flow and guides impurities out of the body. Warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to one’s Ayurvedic constitution and condition, are used.
UDHVARTANA MASSAGE & SCRUB - 60 minutes $120, 90 minutes $190
Udhvartana is a stimulating massage and body scrub with Ayurvedic dry powder or powder and warm oil that is known for its lymphatic drainage and ability to detox and rejuvenate. It is often used therapeutically when there is an excess of kapha dosha or heaviness in the body.
MARMA CHIKITSA TREATMENT - 60 minutes $40, 90 minutes $80
Marma points (Marmani) are vital energy points on the body that are important junctures to the energy pathways for healing. Similar to acupuncture or shiatsu, the system and knowledge of Marma Chikitsa has been used as an assessment tool, as well as a therapeutic modality for healing body, mind and consciousness for thousands of years. Marmani are classified according to their location on the body, the tissue of which they are composed, and the effects felt if injured. Ayurvedic massage therapy is based upon the knowledge of these sensitive, vital anatomical points, where structures pulsate and pain can exist. They are reflex anatomical sites, where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet and connect by subtle channels similar to meridians that carry energy and impulses that vitalize us.
NADI SWEDANA STEAM TREATMENT -
Nadi Swedana is a steam treatment, using a traditional steam bath used to stimulate sweating and often utilizing essentcial oils or Ayurvedic herbs according to the person’s Ayurvedic constitution and condition.
NASYA/SANS SINUS TREATMENT -
Nasya/Sans Treatment is used as a sinus and allergy treatment that also balances energy and promotes clarity. It is a full head, neck, shoulder, and face massage, followed by aromatic full body steam and Ayurvedic nose oil that clear impurities from the head and neck, open sinuses, and the lymphatic system and stimulate detoxification, circulation and energy flow.
This procedure can relieve neck pain, remove impurities from the sinuses, head and neck, strengthening the nasal passages, and balance the nervous system and is effective for sinus congestion and allergies.
BASTI WARM OIL TREATMENT -
Basti treatments are warm oil applications with a variety of indications for circulation, musculoskeletal problems, nourishment and rejuvenation of organs, muscles, joints, bones and tendons. They are relaxing and can be a purposeful add on to any massage and body treatment.
Kati Basti - is deeply nourishing to the spine and relaxing to the body and mind. It is a useful treatment of back, kidney, adrenal, excretory and urinary conditions. A well made of flour is placed around the spine and then filled with warm Ayurvedic herbalized oil, selected according to Ayurvedic constitution and condition. The procedure is effective for back pain, kidney and adrenal fatigue, and excretory and urinary conditions.
Hridaya Basti- is an oil bath on the heart and chest region to nourish and strengthen the heart. The procedure is effective for cardiac health, improves circulation and respiration, relieves deep seated stress, anger and grief and provides a sense of peace and happiness.
Janu Basti- is the same procedure done on the knees. The herbal oil used in the procedure lubricates and maintains integrity of the structures involved in the joint. The reduction of pain and stiffness helps to improve mobility, and is used in conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, that involve chronic pain of the knee joints.
LMT - A # 89197
Denver Clark is trained in Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, Deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy. The is also a certified Reiki master. As a lifelong dancer, yoga teacher and anatomy teacher here at Heartwood, her understanding of the human body allows her to provide an intuitively designed, personal treatment for each client. She received her massage training at Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2018 and is also a certified Reiki Master with training in Ayurveda and additional practices such as Neuromuscular therapy, Shiatsu massage and Pranic healing. She is an ERYT-500 yoga teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT and core teacher in Heartwood yoga therapy and teacher training programs, as well as the director of health and body services at Heartwood.
LMT - #MA95440
David Shaddock is an ERYT-500 yoga teacher, Yoga Therapist, Licensed LMT and Cranio Sacral therapist and Reiki Master, as well as Thai Chi and shamanism enthusiast. He is our "science guy" teaching anatomy, physiology and the science of crystals, energy, and more in Heartwood's Yoga YTT and Yoga Therapy programs. His medical background (he was one of the first five Certified Emergency Cardiac Technicians in Illinois, and one of the first privately registered paramedics there as well) gives him powerful perspective on anatomy and physiology. He specializes in therapeutic massage and injuries and enjoys spending time with clients to learn of their needs and to help them develop healthful practices to enhance their quality of life.