Services

(Frequently Asked Questions can be found below.)

Meditation: Learn to Meditate

New from Essential Massage Therapy in Ferndale! Each class (private or group available) includes a 45-minute teaching and a 15-minute guided meditation. Recommend 1-3 weeks between each class. Classes do not have to be taken in sequence although week one should be taken first.

$35/hour group; $70 private.

  • Class One – Basics of Meditation
    Basics of Meditation; how, where, and when. Benefits and Misconceptions. The Breath and Breathing Techniques.
  • Class Two – Advanced Basics
    Stress, Advanced Basics, and Mantras.
  • Class Three – Mindfulness
    What is mindfulness? Why is it Import? Power of the Present.  Mindful Living Exercises. Mindfulness Meditation.
  • Class Four – Movement
    Movement Meditations. Advanced Breathing Techniques
  • Class Five – Gratitude
    Gratitude. The Power of the Heart.  Gratitude meditation
  • Class Six – Creative Visualization
    The Power of the Mind.  Law of Attraction. Affirmations. Manifesting your Desires and Goals. Creative Visualization Meditation
  • Class Seven – Spiritual Experiences and Meditation
    Transcendence. Higher States of Consciousness, Kundalini. The Chakras, Connecting to your Intuition. Connecting to your Creativity and Purpose.

For more information or to join us for “Meditation: Learn to Meditate” please call (248) 547-5428 or contact us online.

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Meditation: Transform Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. New from Essential Massage Therapy in Ferndale! A 10-minute talk on a different subject each week followed by a 25-minute guided meditation and discussion afterwards. $10 group; $20 private.

Group Meditation Schedule:

  • 4/21: The Breath– Guided Breath and Body Relaxation Meditation
  • 4/28:  Gratitude Talk – Gratitude Meditation
  • 5/5: Mantras/Affirmations Talk – Mantra Meditation
  • 5/12: Mindfulness Talk – Guided Mindfulness Meditation
  • 5/19: The Power of the Heart –  Heart Centered Breath and Self Inquiry Meditation
  • 5/26:  Spiritual Experiences in Meditation – Chakra Meditation
  • 6/2:  Meditation and the Senses –  Guided Sight Meditation
  • 6/9: NO CLASSES
  • 6/16: Stress Talk – Guided Breath and Body Relaxation Meditation
  • 6/23: Benefits of Meditation – Guided Meditation
  • 6/30: Self Love – Gratitude Meditation

For more information or to join us for “Meditation: Transform Tuesdays” please call (248) 547-5428 or contact us online.

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient healing art, used to increase blood flow and kick-start the body’s natural healing response. Often described as reverse massage, cupping uses concentrated suction, drawing layers of muscle and connective tissue away from the body to create a luxurious stretch, similar to myofascial release. Practitioners at Essential Massage are trained to incorporate both stationary and sliding cupping for a unique, effective bodywork experience.

  • Add-on to any other service: $30

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Medical Massage Therapy

Medical Massage is performed under the supervision of a physician with the use of a referral or prescription. Our trained therapists listen to the pain and discomfort of our clients and stay in close communication with their doctor.

The diagnosis and treatment plan as outlined by the prescription will be followed carefully and all massage treatments are documented each visit to stay on track with the patients symptoms and/or progress. Management and long term relief is our goal.

  • 60 minutes: $80
  • 90 minutes: $120

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Chair Massage

No lying down or disrobing, de-stress anytime! Chair massage keeps you in a seated, inclined position and is a quick fix when you’re sore and only have a few minutes. A great introduction to massage!

  • $1.00 per minute

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Reiki

The energy techniques of Reiki treat the mind, body, and spirit to help you feel secure, relaxed and peaceful. A great way to get back into balance!

  • 60 minutes: $65
  • 90 minutes: $95

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Reflexology

This massage focuses on pressure points in the hands and feet, which correspond to all the organs in the body. An ancient art that is very therapeutic and relaxing for the entire body!

  • 40 minutes: $60

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Couples Massage
We offer one room and two therapists so you can share a relaxing, synchronized relaxation massage with your sweety. There’s nothing better!
  • 60 minutes: $140
  • 90 minutes: $210

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Prenatal Massage

Extremely beneficial for a Mommy-to-Be or brand new Mom! Pregnancy and child birth cause major changes to the entire body and those aches and pains should not be ignored. This type of massage is special attention just for your specific needs! (Most pregnant women can safely receive massage during all stages of pregnancy. However, always check with your doctor beforehand.)

  • 60 minutes: $65
  • 90 minutes: $95

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Women’s Reproductive Health

Prenatal Massage: Extremely beneficial for a Mommy-to-Be or brand new Mom! Pregnancy and child birth cause major changes to the entire body and those aches and pains should not be ignored. This type of massage is special attention just for your specific needs! (Most pregnant women can safely receive massage during all stages of pregnancy. However, always check with your doctor beforehand.)

  • 60 minutes: $65
  • 90 minutes: $95

Fertility Massage: Massage for potential conception, also known as fertility massage, is not only therapeutic, but helps the body overcome many reasons women may be experiencing infertility. Techniques include a combination of cranial sacral alignment, reflexology, colon cleansing, and deep pelvic work to help you reclaim your body. This is a multi-faceted approach to an emotional and personal journey that helps you ease your fear around pregnancy. Fertility massage is for those clients actively trying to get pregnant. If there is any chance you could be pregnant, it is best to wait until you know for sure. Your first session is a time to discuss and go over your health and reproductive history. You will also receive your first treatment so plan on being at the office for about two hours. Following treatments are anywhere from 75-90 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a specific medical condition, can I still receive a massage?

Thorough completion of the Client Profile and communication of updated medical information prior to each session is crucial as it informs your therapist of any health issues. If you are under a health care provider’s care, it is advisable that you receive written approval for massage or we are always happy to stay in communication with your physician to ensure your are receiving the best possible treatment for your condition.

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How will I feel after my massage?

The majority of our guests are very relaxed; some feel a decrease in long-term aches and pains. After an initial “slowed down” feeling, many feel enhanced energy and sense of well-being. These effects of massage are cumulative… Above all else, it is very important that you drink plenty of water after your massage to ensure that you flush out any toxins released in your body. Proper hydration will also ensure that the positive effects of your massage stay with you longer.

The majority of our guests are very relaxed; some feel a decrease in long-term aches and pains. After an initial “slowed down” feeling, many feel enhanced energy and sense of well-being. These effects of massage are cumulative… Above all else, it is very important that you drink plenty of water after your massage to ensure that you flush out any toxins released in your body. Proper hydration will also ensure that the positive effects of your massage stay with you longer.

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What can I expect?

Expect a relaxing experience. Your therapist will inform you when your session is over and leave the room so that you may dress in private.

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What do I need to do?

Please tell your therapist about any injuries, problems or surgeries in the recent past, as well as any pertinent medical problems – fill out the Client Profile – close your eyes, deep BREATHE and relax! Feel free to ask questions before or after the massage. Please keep your therapist informed of your comfort level and whether you desire lighter or firmer pressure during your session.

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Should I stretch before and after exercising?

Yes you should do both:

  • After a 5-minute warmup as simple as marching on the spot to get the blood circulating through your muscles you can start your stretching routine safely. Hold each stretch 20 to 30 seconds and breath deeply. No bouncing and no pain.
  • After you work out and cool down you do your stretches all again with no pain.

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Am I expected to talk during the massage?

If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning, of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.

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I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?

It is important to let your massage therapist know (this should be asked on the health history form you will be asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from hemophilia.

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What if I am uncomfortable with my body?

It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapists know your comfort level.

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Must I undress for my massage?

Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.

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What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.

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