FULL SERVICE MASSAGE PACKAGES
In our massages, we treat the skin as though it is a living, breathing organ that expands and contracts, senses and responds, knows as well as remembers, ceaselessly dying as well as becoming. As a result, we have several full service massage packages designed to help stimulate relaxation and healing in your body.
At La Casa, our belief is that because the skin and the brain develop from the same embryonic tissue, we should think of the skin as an external brain, one that is exquisitely sensitive to stimulation. When we stimulate the skin through touch, we stimulate brain development. In the infant, touch serves the same function as a mother bear’s licking of her cub; it enhances immune function; it enlivens the bodily systems into action. Touch increases antibody production as well as the production of the growth hormone, the master hormone that regulates all endocrine functions of the body.
PRELUDE: COMPRESSION WRAP20 minutes: $20 ($10 savings; stand alone $30)
Slip on our compression wrap leg-sleeves for a 30-minute air-pressurized service that will help to relieve muscle pain and joint inflammation: a great way to begin your massage–with a pre-massage.
SWEDISH MASSAGE60 minutes: $110
Our signature massage eases tension, aches & pains with techniques customized to your body’s specific needs. Uses effleurage, kneading, friction & vibration strokes. Calms nervous system. Feel relaxed & renewed.
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE60 minutes: $110
Combine touch with alluring scents. A blended synergy of warmed citrus oils – orange, mandarin, & grapefruit – are released over the body & accompanied by hot towels infused with essential oils to relieve tired & achy muscles. Citrus oil aids in collagen & elastin production for smoother skin.
CAYCE-REILLY MASSAGE60 minutes: $110
Noted psychic Edgar Cayce referred frequently to massage as a treatment for a wide variety of physical ailments. Cayce’s writings were transformed into a massage technique by Dr. Harold Reilly who carefully studied Cayce’s writings. This massage is intensively therapeutic and uses moist heated castor oil. The use of warmed castor oil on the back gives the body a full moisturizing like no other oil can. Castor oil consists of 90% unsaturated C and is also a major source of Sebacic Acid. Castor oil improves both blood and lymphatic fluid flow. It benefits in the specific conditions of inflammation, congestion, and constipation.
MAMAMASSAGE60 minutes: $110
For the expectant as well as the already. Eases backache & fatigue.
HEAD TO TOE MASSAGE60 minutes: $110
Intensive concentration on two focal points of the body — the head and the feet. Combines cranial massage, which re-balances the flow of spinal cranial fluid, with foot massage, in which reflex points in the feet are pressed to tone and stimulate internal organs and glands.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE60 minutes: $110
Intense working of tension spots in muscles and tissue. Various massage techniques are used including deep tissue. Recharges your body & brings clarity to your mind.
MAGNETIC MASSAGE60 minutes: $130
This is a beyond-a-massage massage. It has all the traditional benefits of massage plus others that you may not have even heard of. You lay comfortably atop a magnetized pad – 5 gauss of magnets.
The human body is electro-magnetic by design; it is composed largely of charged particles such as atoms, electrons, protons, and ions. Increasing the geomagnetic field of the body acts as a catalyst to improve chemical reactions occurring in the body. This, then, improves all body functions, including oxygen carrying capacity.
The pictures tell the story:
Microscopic Picture of Blood Cells Before Lying on the Magnetic Pad
Note the clumping of red blood cells, typical of stress, health problems or fatigue. Fatigue is normally experienced by everyone at the end of the day and can be explained simplistically as “loss of charge” on body cells.
Microscopic Picture of Blood Cells After 20 Minutes on Magnetic Pad
With increased negative magnetic field supplementation, chemical reactions are enhanced, building up the charge on cell walls. The cells will then repel each other, eliminating the clumping. With more surface area available, the oxygen-carrying capacity of the cells is greatly increased. This occurred in the blood of individuals with only a 20 minute session on the Magnetic Pad. (La Casa’s magnetic massage lasts an hour: the effects are even greater.)
Over the last 165 years, scientists have measured the Earth’s magnetic field and recorded a decline of its strength. Today the magnetic field of the Earth is measured at 0.5 gauss, yet it is estimated that the field of the Earth 4,000 years ago was 2.5 gauss. This represents a decrease of 80%.
Dr. Kyoichi Nakagawa is considered the founder of modern magnetic research in relation to health. He studied the effects of this loss of earth’s magnetism on human health. He coined the term “Magnetic Field Deficiency Syndrome” (MFDS) indicating that Earth’s diminished magnetic field caused people to suffer symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, generalized aches and pains. His study further showed that supplementation with magnets brought symptomatic relief.
Our North American versions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia seem to correlate very closely with Dr. Nakagawa’s MFDS and, these conditions have been shown to respond well to magnetism. The stories of people being helped by magnet therapy are countless.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE60 minutes: $140
To understand this massage, think about moving water. The lymphatic system consists of various sizes of lymph vessels and nodes, carrying lymphatic fluid and spanning the body like rivers and streams. The system is part of the immune system, as the lymphatic fluid carries cells that “eat” viruses, bacteria, and other harmful substances The lymphatic system does not have a pump of its own, like the blood vessels which have the heart. They depend on auxiliary help to move the fluid around the body, such as exercise, breathing, muscle contractions.
This massage technique is specific for moving, and thus cleansing, lymphatic fluid. It uses superficial, gentle strokes to promote the flow of lymphatic fluids. It mobilizes waste and fluid back into the body’s drainage system so that they can be more effectively eliminated. As well, it increases immunity, promotes healing, and balances fluid metabolism in body.
This massage is especially useful for those individuals that feel that their system is sluggish, or those who seem to get regular colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want to reduce puffiness or swelling. It is often recommended by Doctors for those who have just had plastic surgery of some sort, or breast surgery. It is a perfect technique for everyone to help maintain health and improve the beauty of the skin. It is profoundly relaxing.
Poor lymphatic drainage has been linked to two of the most common forms of cancer–breast and prostate, and plays a pivotal role in the metastasis of cancer throughout the body. You should consider lymphatic drainage as a problem if you have any of the following ailments: high blood pressure; chronic fatigue; depression; heart disease; arthritis; heaviness and/or tension in a limb; aching, bursting pain, or over-all joint stiffness; skin problems–such as eczema. Facilitating lymphatic drainage, through this specialized technique, is one of the best things you can do as a health protection.
ROYAL SPOIL MASSAGE90 minutes: $140
Luxury fit for a King or Queen; especially long bliss.
COMPRESSION BOOTS30 minutes: $30
Treat your hardworking legs to sheer pleasure and infinite better being with La Casa’s newest therapy. Give all cells a good workout while you are utterly relaxed. This is what they use in hospitals for bedridden patients to keep muscle tonality, blood flowing and lymphatic drainage. Oxygenates; increases circulation, aids in reducing cellulite; stimulates lymphatic drainage.
POST-SCRIPT: BIO MAT15 minutes: $20 ($10 savings; stand alone $30)
Double your relaxation after any massage with 15 minutes on our Bio Mat. Its far-infrared heat and negative ions alkalize the body, oxygenate the cells, and increase circulation, augmenting all that has already been achieved through the massage, stabilizing the benefits accrued from the massage.