Services

Lavender House Massage offers Reiki and manual massage therapies in varying modalities to meet client’s needs including relaxing spa massages, Swedish, deep tissue, head/neck/shoulder, low back, intense shoulder release, hot stone, on-site chair massages, on-site business chair and full and partial body massages, reiki sessions, paraffin wax, essential oils, ear candling and more. Read below to find the standard services we offer. We are happy to combine, shorten, lengthen or adjust these therapies to meet your needs and are often adding new therapies as they become available.

Massage Services

Each of the below massages are priced per hour, but can be adjusted to meet your time requirements in ½ hour increments. Read the descriptions to find which massage therapy is best suited for your needs. If you need help, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

A massage dedicated to pure relaxation; with a light gentle touch that promotes serenity, calmness and tranquility. This is a variation of the Swedish massage, but is restricted to a light touch, and is a personal preference choice.

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A massage that uses a variety of techniques with an array of pressures designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This massage gives some attention to problem areas while still addressing the full body. It often involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration.

Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. It involves sliding or gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is often inaccurately credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Netherlands|Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Elsewhere (including Sweden) the style is referred to as "classic massage".

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Area specific massages are massages that focus on problem areas for a client. They can be delivered via any number of application methods including but not limited to Swedish, deep tissue, kinesthetic movement, stretching and energy healing techniques. These massages are tailored to the needs of the client and focus on releasing tight muscles, areas of pain and get the body moving back in a more natural state.

Lavender House Massage provides area specific massages to address your specific needs as well. The following are some sessions already set up, but any session can be tailor suited to your specific needs.

  • Intense Shoulder Release
  • Head, Neck and Shoulder
  • Low Back Relief

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Deep tissue massage is great at breaking down scar tissue, relieving pain, muscle tension and getting your blood circulating. Deep tissue techniques are different than Swedish techniques but are used in combination with Swedish techniques to give an overall experience that is optimal. This type of massage reaches the deeper layers of muscles, fascia (connective tissues surrounding the joints) and tendons. This is a massage given to clients who have established with the practitioner and experienced at least one session so that each learns how one another works. Deep tissue massages should not hurt while in session, but they do require more pressure than Swedish techniques. Deep tissue clients are typically managing chronic aches and pain areas in the neck and upper back, low back, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

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This is a Swedish massage done with the pressure and warmth of smooth round healing stones, heated in water. Excellent for grounding, purifying and centering, it is very comforting and soothing in the wintertime.

smooth stones by a river

A stone massage uses water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used by the therapist delivering various massaging strokes. The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the recipient's back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. This therapy simply aids in the traditional part of the massage, warming the muscles and other tissues quickly. This feels like a slow shower, without getting wet, and then getting a massage at the same time whilst you lay down and most likely fall sleep. If you like warm showers, and hope those alleviate your muscle aches but they don’t quite do it – this is a great experience. It is a truly one of a kind experience.

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In addition to these regular services described, Lavender House Massage regularly offers chair massages on-site and table-massages on site for your event, smaller add-on options for more time for the problem areas you have, essential oil therapy, warm wax therapy, ear candling and more! Call me at (318) 245-7321 for pricing & availability.

Reiki Services

Reiki services are also available at Lavender House Massage in addition to, or as a sole therapy. Reiki is a fully clothed, energy healing session that promotes relaxation, stress reduction and helps your body to facilitate self-healing by balancing your own systems. Reiki involves light touch on the head, shoulders, abdomen, legs and feet. Tissues are not manipulated like in massage, but Reiki can be added to massage as a complement to enhance healing and relaxation. Please see additional text on Reiki or feel free to ask any questions.

Mini Reiki Session (5 min-20min)
Short Reiki Session (25 min-45min)
Regular Reiki Session (45 min-1 hour)
Reiki Added to Massage Session (approx. 40 minutes)

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Although Reiki is hands-on, unlike massage, it is administered through a light touch. While the patient is seated or lying down and fully clothed, the practitioner’s hands are placed along energy centers and pathways on the head, neck, shoulders and upper chest, abdomen, legs, and feet (similar to those used by acupuncturists). As energy is transferred to the patient, the patient may feel warmth, coolness, gentle tingling, or just deep relaxation.

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When asking this question, it is important to take note that Reiki is a practice that comes from a very different approach than traditional western medical practice. Reiki’s foundations come from the eastern practices, and the western medical model is primarily based on philosophies established through westernized cultures. Yet as societies are evolving, we are finding ways to merge the best parts of the two schools of thought, and cultures.

In the US, Reiki is utilized in over 800 hospitals across the US and becoming a standard part of hospital care for patients. Some well known hospitals which include Reiki as part of their comprehensive medical offerings are:

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
  • Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • California Pacific Medical Center

In a study by Hartford Hospital in Connecticut (Dec. 1999 – Sept 2003) receiving Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, and 94% had a reduction in anxiety during pregnancy. Nurses reported that patients heal faster, with less pain, stress reduction, improved mental attitude and appetite and a reduction of the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other western medical procedures. Hartford Hospital is another hospital, with an established an alternative medicine program (1997) which continues to study the effectiveness of Reiki.

crown chakra

Using the scientific method to define and measure things, which are not easily tangible and are difficult to define, has always proven difficult. Yet, as one of the very foundations of western medicine, this method has proven very beneficial for the entire world. Even with this critical eye on individual items and trends that happen, western medicine is taking note of the effectiveness of alternative practices. In October 1991, the US government established a group to research program “investigating unconventional medical practices” and later, in 1993 the group’s purpose included “disseminat[ing] information to the public” determine if alternative methods might be of benefit for American citizens. The governmental interest in integrating alternative practices into our western society is a clear indicator that there is not only significant interest, but also significant purpose by a large number of people.

Outside of the US government approval there are many places you will find alternative methods are beneficial to traditional western medicine. Researchers are looking at societies as a whole can begin to see some of the problems associated with integrating both outlooks on medical treatments. In 2013, the World Health Organization published research and a plan to attempt helping many countries into reaching the idealized mix of both traditional and alternative medical practices. Some of the drive behind this approach and investigation is a societal and political one. More natural, less costly medical procedures and treatments are more accessible to citizens in less industrialized developed, less structured culture system with less access to formal education in the ways of western medicine. More formal medicine instruction allows for fewer mistakes, and assists in regulating licensing of practitioners, but is more costly overall. The WHO report clearly states a mixture of well educated and experienced practitioners (in both western and alternative methods) benefits patients the most in regards to pain, condition management and cost effectiveness.

Reiki, along with other alternative practices can be included alongside western medicine practices. Reiki does not infringe upon or negatively impact any medical treatment by medical doctors, nor is it a replacement for what western medicine does as a whole. It is simply a different thing altogether, but it can complement other treatments and assist one towards better healing and health.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5193503/

https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/nih-almanac/national-center-complementary-integrative-health-nccih#legislation

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/92455/1/9789241506090_eng.pdf?ua=1

https://www.uclahealth.org/rehab/workfiles/Urban%20Zen/Research%20Articles/Reiki_Really_Works-A_Groundbreaking_Scientific_Study.pdf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/reiki-goes-mainstream-spiritual-touch-practice-now-commonplace-in-hospitals/2014/05/16/9e92223a-dd37-11e3-a837-8835df6c12c4_story.html?utm_term=.6f065bf82d89

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While there is much debate by those who solely practice western medicine as to the effectiveness of non-western practices, there is some acknowledgement due to the multitude of centuries of indigenous medical practices by many cultures. Some of these alternative approaches can be measured by the system used in the standard scientific method, and some simply cannot be by the nature of what they are and how they work. However, one’s ability to identify something does not negate the actual existence of that thing existing or even working as it does. This can be said of a cancer or illness that western medicine can now identify as being present, and the same can be said of alternative medical treatments such as Reiki. I don’t believe any one way has all the answers for all groups, or even many times for one person. While I understand the study of groups does in fact work, and having been a public school teacher I can attest to the fact that you can statistically make better choices overall based on conclusions drawn from these studies. However, each person is unique, and generalizing would be shortsighted. I don’t see people as numbers or statistics. Being open to possibilities in such a way has allowed me to be able to learn of Reiki and I consider myself blessed, both personally and also to be involved in a career that was initially closely related to one that would be easily connected to such a practice.

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Pricing

Lavender House Massage offers several pricing options to find solutions for each client. New customer discounts, referral discounts, bulk discounts, membership programs, periodic thank-you events and programs help clients to enjoy the benefits continually at an affordable price. Regular prices and programs are listed by each service and sales listed in advertisements. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @lavenderhousemassage to find out more, or give us a call to find out today! Below are the membership packages available.

  • Save 25% on massages by purchasing in 3 or 6 month commitments, auto draft required
  • Several options to meet your needs
  • Can cancel anytime after the first 3 months with 30 day notice
  • 20% Discount for additional services purchased while on a membership account
  • Full benefits of the Gratuitous Cycle Program
  • Earn free massages and more when you refer customers

Details: All memberships must be paid monthly on auto draft. All massage services referenced are for 1 hour massages. Massage services per membership package are a total purchase and must be used within the service period, but not necessarily during the times suggested. Massage times can be combined to total the number of minutes for the package purchased. For example if purchasing a 1x a month for 3 months membership and you don’t use it once per month, but you’d like to use two 90 minute sessions that will also work. This scenario would just need to be completed within the time frame of the 3 months of the membership commitment.

I appreciate you as a customer, and I want to show you that! When you refer a customer to me and that customer turns out to be a real client at Lavender House Massage, I want to thank you. When you tell people about Lavender House, ask them to mention your name when they come in for their massage. I’ll send you a card in the mail and you’ll get 15% off your next visit, on TOP of your membership discount. If you prefer to give that post card to a friend or family member, and refer another customer, its up to you… (I’ll send another thank you post card too!) Whoever has the card in hand gets 15% off the service provided that day they receive the service. Additional bonuses and discounts subject to discretion of Lavender House Massage.

Membership Packages

Click the package link to read the description of each package membership. Then, choose which level best suits your needs and then you can book online, or if you still have questions about what best suits your needs don’t hesitate to contact us!

This membership package includes Swedish/Relaxing Spa Massages that focus on helping you to relax and focus on just finding the peace within and letting go of the hectic day-to-day stress that is thrown at us. Relax & Renew membership option gets 25% off regular prices and has several options for what suits your life best. This membership can be purchased in 3 or 6 month options.

Level 1 1 massage/month
Level 2 2 massages/month
Level 3 3 massages/month

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Heal & Recover membership package includes specialty massages tailored to your specific needs, and it includes one therapeutic add on per massage. This membership is geared towards individuals who are looking to heal and work on trouble areas of the body or overall health that needs improvement. Heal & Recover membership option gets 30% off regular prices. Energy healing can also be added to this package at a discounted price as a member.

Level 1 1 massage/month
Level 2 2 massages/month
Level 3 3 massages/month

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Pamper & Indulge membership package is the ultimate massage package at Lavender House Massage. With this membership package you get any massage type you want, including hot stone massage, energy healing and any add-on of your choice. Pamper & Indulge membership option package gets 25% off regular prices.

Level 1 1 massage/month
Level 2 2 massages/month
Level 3 3 massages/month

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