“The Lorine Special”:

Clients regularly come in saying “Today I want the Lorine Special.”  The secret?  “The Lorine Special” means something different to each of them and is, in fact, “their” massage.  It combines my massage skills, knowledge, &  understanding of the human body with my natural intuitive nature to create the perfect massage for you.

With training in Swedish/relaxation massage, deep tissue/NMT, Connective Tissue Therapy, Sports massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Reflexology, Prenatal massage, and more I can easily reach into my “bag of tricks” and find what will work most effectively for you.  No two massage sessions are the same just as no two bodies are the same. You can choose to use your time for full body massage or specific areas.  Your communication about how you feel, how the pressure feels, and what you like and don’t like is essential.

This is your time.  This is your massage.

60 minute session: $95
90 minute session: $135
120 minute session: $175

 

Prenatal/Postnatal Massage:

A mother’s body needs and deserves special care during pregnancy and after birthing.  Massage can help you adjust to and address the changes that come with pregnancy, including low back pain, sciatica, hand/wrist pain, edema, sleep disturbances, and constipation.  The relaxing effects from massage are helpful in preparing for labor and delivery, especially when choosing a drug-free birth approach.  Post-birth massage focuses on rebalancing the body and mind, restoring pelvic alignment, and easing back, shoulder, and arm tension resulting from nursing and carrying your child(ren).   In addition, massage is useful in dealing with postpartum depression.

We choose to use the side-lying position during pregnancy. This provides the best stability for the baby and is comfortable for the mother. While you can find massage tables with holes and pillows so you can lie face down, we feel it is safest and more comfortable for all involved to use the side-lying position.

Each massage is designed to help you and your needs.  We will work on women during all stages of pregnancy.

60 minute session: $95
90 minute session: $135

 

Thai Yoga Massage on the Table:

Thai Yoga Massage is where massage meets yoga.  Thai Yoga Massage combines facilitated stretching to relieve pain, improve mobility, and create length and spaciousness.  Your therapist uses both rhythmic pressure of the forearms, elbows, thumbs, hands and feet and yogic assisted stretches to relax the muscles and joints. The work is done fully clothed in your own loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy movement (what you might wear to the gym or a yoga class).  Perfect for athletes, desk jockeys, and anyone who feels like they need to “open up” the physical body.  We sometimes have clients call this “the pretzel massage.”

Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage:

  • Creates space between the vertebrae, helping to improve postural alignment and balance the nervous system

  • Encourages the release of synovial fluid which lubricates the joints and enhances joint mobility

  • Assists lymph flow which boosts the immune system

  • Aids the circulatory system by distributing blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body

  • Alleviates common painful conditions such as back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, and headaches

90 minute session- $135

 

Corporate/Chair Massage:

A specially designed massage chair brings quick and effective relief to the back, shoulders, head, arms, and hands.  Or we can bring a massage table and work on people fully clothed using a combination of techniques, including stretching, to more effectively address their concerns in a short period. Perfect as an in-office employee incentive/ thank you, for a unique spa-themed party for children or adults, as a showing of appreciation, or for a larger group looking for short sessions.  10 to 20 minutes per person suggested.

Massage Chair– $100/first hour, $20/15 minutes after — Minimum of 1 hour required

Massage Table– $100/first hour, $20/15 minutes after– Minimum of 3 hours required

 

Canine Massage:

You might be asking “Why does my dog need a massage? I pet it all the time.” You are not alone in your curiosity. Your canine friend needs a massage for the same reasons you do! Think about how much dogs use their muscles every day, especially if you have a competing dog or a working dog. The benefits are not only physical, but emotional as well. Is your rescue dog still shy and timid? Are you worried about hip dysplasia and arthritis? Loving, healing touch is beneficial to all beings– think how often your dog comes up just begging to be rubbed! Dogs understand the importance of touch and massage to their everyday health and happiness. Help yours stay well.

Lorine graduated with over 680 hours of training from The Lang Institute of Canine Massage.  Canine massage was the perfect marriage of her passion for massage and love of animals.

Like massage for people, dog massage is done on a massage table. We ask that the dog’s human caregiver be present during the session for a few reasons- you know your dog better than anyone else, you can help control your dog, and you can learn about your dog and better understand what is going on with its body.

Lorine can also work with individuals teaching you how to address your dog’s needs through massage.

Please contact Lorine directly for information and appointments.

Note- Virginia law states you must perform quadruped massage “under direct supervision” of a veterinarian.   This means you will legally need to get a referral from your veterinarian for a massage session, but not for private classes teaching you to massage your own dog.