A renewed emphasis on holistic health has revived interest in massage. It is one of the oldest and most effective ways of relaxing and relieving physical and mental stress. Desert Song is proud to offer quality bodywork modalities performed by our professional, licensed therapists. To book an appointment with one of our therapists, please contact the office at 602.265.8222.
• Promotes circulation, bringing oxygen and healing to all tissue and body systems
• Increases lymphatic flow, boosting our immune system
• Relieves chronic pain, muscle tension and nerve impingement/entrapment, reducing the need for pain medication
• Enhances joint and muscle function, increasing range of motion
• Supports detoxification, effective digestion and breathing
• Relieves headache and migraine
• Lowers blood pressure
• Increases metabolism
• Reduces stress
• Lessens anxiety and depression
• Induces sleep
• Increases body awareness, enhancing self-esteem
The objective of this full body session is relaxation. Swedish massage consists of long, flowing strokes, kneading and friction on the more superficial muscles of the body. Swedish massage is a great “stress buster” and a good choice for your first massage experience.
This session can entail a full or partial body treatment based on the time requested and/or the client’s needs. The work is more focused and begins to address the deeper muscle groups and chronic pain affecting specific body areas (neck, shoulders, low back, etc.). Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, spasms, and stress, while promoting the health and well-being of the client.
This treatment takes Therapeutic massage to a deeper level, where deep-seated patterns of pain and tension are held. The association of pain with “deep” is misleading. Rather, there is less emphasis on pleasure as the primary goal and more emphasis on altering structure and muscle restrictions. Once accustomed to this work you will experience an increased degree of relaxation, the alleviation of pain and longer lasting benefits.
Combines the benefits of Swedish massage with aromatherapy oil blends to promote balance for the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils have a long tradition of providing a variety of therapeutic benefits for all the body’s systems. The client chooses from Young Living’s Aromatherapy blends, which are available in our Yotique.
This treatment offers many wonderful benefits for both mother and baby. Our massage tables are designed with a cutout for the belly so that the mom-to-be is able to lie face down.
Involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to other parts of the body. Pressure is applied to the reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related imbalances.
Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing modality that works with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels in restoring and balancing our natural energy and well-being.
A gentle, deeply relaxing method to release stress and trauma, allowing the body to balance and repair itself.
Yoga and Massage
The therapist moves the client through a series of supported stretches while incorporating compression, pressure point therapy and slow rhythmic breathing techniques. Strongly rooted in the Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda, it is useful for health maintenance, as well as for treating a variety of conditions. The individual remains fully clothed.
This treatment offers many wonderful benefits for both mother and baby. Our massage tables are designed with a cutout for the belly so that the mom-to-be is able to lie face down. The Swedish Prenatal’s focus is relaxation. The Therapeutic Prenatal targets areas of discomfort, such as the neck, back, pelvis and legs, to reduce pain and swelling. Receiving massages throughout the course of your pregnancy helps to promote your overall health and comfort level during this time of change in the body. (Written permission from the client’s physician or midwife is required for all prenatal massages. It may be faxed to our office at 602-265-7630.)
BENEFITS OF PRE-NATAL MASSAGE:
• Increases circulation – more nutrients to the baby!
• Reduces stress
• Promotes sleep
• Relieves muscle tension, leg cramps and sciatica
• Relieves pain associated with back labor
• Introduces the unborn child to the sense of touch
|Deep Therapeutic||30 minutes||$65||$240|
|Deep Therapeutic||60 minutes||$90||$340|
|Deep Therapeutic||90 minutes||$125||$480|
|Thai Yoga Massage||60 minutes||$85||$320|
|Thai Yoga Massage||90 minutes||$115||$440|
4-Series – valid for four months, non-refundable, may NOT be shared
Note: Prices are the same for prenatal clients.
|Deep Therapeutic||60 minutes||$100||$380|
|Deep Therapeutic||90 minutes||$140||$540|
|Initial Consultation||75 minutes||$100|
|Follow up Sessions||60 minutes||$75||$280|
|Follow up Sessions||90 minutes||$105||$400|
|Initial Consultation||75 minutes||$100|
|Follow up Sessions||60 minutes||$85||$320|
|Follow up Sessions||90 minutes||$120||$460|
A true innovator envisions a need before the necessity is even apparent. Iyengar Yoga was that movement for Mary Beth when it changed her life as an interior design student at Arizona State University. The philosophy of physical space and the environment in which one lived was, to Mary Beth, an instrument to the health, happiness and balance of one’s inner space. It’s what drew her to the field of Interior Design to begin with and to becoming a Interior Designer. To her surprise, these two major presences in her life had a common theme: Beauty, both in and out, opens the heart. Yoga’s ultimate extension of the pose is to open the heart to the full expression of life and love. She was hooked and knew then and there that yoga was her calling in life. “If the practice does this much for me, it could do it for everyone.” Mary Beth’s received her first 500-hours certification at Ananda's Yoga Center in Nevada City, CA. Ananda is a residential spiritual community that teaches practices in Kriya Yoga which incorporate yoga techniques to prepare the mind and body for deep meditation. Here yoga became a spiritual upliftment, as well as a physical and psychological way of living. From there, she concentrated her studies in the healing art of massage. These two areas created a strong foundation to further her studies in the following fields: Iyengar: a form of hatha yoga with emphasis on alignment and therapeutics Anusara: focuses on the philosophy of movement and breath work supported by a set of Universal Principles of Alignment Kriya: cleansing practices involving breath work intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and tranquility. Desert Song Healing Arts Center is the harmonious blend of these practices and philosophies to create a unique experience for all who pass through it’s doors; a communal focal point where integral beauty, physical work and spiritual awareness come to rest.
Ann receives the greatest enjoyment by responding to her clients’ specific needs with her nurturing therapeutic massage and gentle energy. Ann has been a massage therapist at Desert Song since November 2005. She trained at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe. Her training included shiatsu, acupressure, reflexology, and cranial/sacral therapy, and has received further training in lymphatic drainage massage. She receives the greatest enjoyment by responding to her clients’ specific needs with her nurturing therapeutic massage and gentle energy. She finds joy in helping her clients to enjoy greater physical well-being, as well as finding freedom from pain and/or stress. Ann has practiced yoga since 1976, and is also a certified teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy, receiving her training at Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health. She also often incorporates her Reiki training into her massage sessions. Ann enjoys her yoga practice daily, as well as venturing outdoors for hiking and climbing. She also loves cooking, playing the viola, and growing herbs and flowers.
Judy Pyanowski is an AZ nationally certified massage therapist as well as a certified registered yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience in therapeutic massage and bodywork. After 25 years as a professional dancer, she became a physical therapist, manual therapist and Feldenkrais teacher, in Germany, where she practiced for 7 years. She returned to the US in 2006 and received certification in massage therapy and completed the Desert Song Yoga Teacher Training in 2007. Judy continues her studies of yoga, massage, Ayurveda, and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.