MASSAGE & BODYWORK
In 2004 Raphaela attended the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. She has been offering massage and healing arts ever since, continuing to learn new modalities and deepening her understanding of healing.
She often draws from her life experience as well as seeing the similarities of the human experience through different bodies, personalities, and expressions.
Within each session, she integrates her knowledge of the human body, how it moves and how it is interconnected, with a deep listening and intuition for what is needed on each individual on that particular day.
She incorporates multiple elements and modalities within each massage. Each session is a dynamic balance of Deep Tissue, Swedish Yoga Therapeutics and Alignment, Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Sports Massage, and Abhyanga. Hot Stone and Salt Glows are also available upon request.
Raphaela infuses her love and dedication of life, growth, and well being, into each session. In order to create greater space for healing and joy, she honors the process of diving in deep, tending to vulnerabilities along the way.
She assists each client in creating long-lasting vitality and relaxation within their body, mind, and heart. Clients leave the session feeling filled with bliss, enjoyable embodiment, and feeling able to face whatever the day brings with a deep sense of grounding and ease.
Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist since 2004
Hot Stone Practitioner
Abhyanga (Traditional Ayurvedic Oil Massage)
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Reiki Certified Level 1&2
Salt Glows & Spa Facials
This classic European massage instills deep relaxation while relieving the body of aches and pains. The elegant use of long flowing strokes with a variation of techniques, including effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, percussion, and active and passive stretching, will leave your body and spirit singing.
Enjoy a new freedom. Break out of that which binds you. Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage creates healthy new patterns in your body. Unwind old holding patterns of pain and stress as this treatment penetrates deeper into the layers of the muscles and connective tissue assisting in the breakdown of tension, and relief from pain, strain, and injury.
Melt away your worries while warming yourself to the core. Heated basalt river rocks smooth out the edges and connect you with the healing powers of the earth.
An Ancient Indian Hot Oil treatment that uses a specific herbal infused oil to bring your particular constitution (dosha) into balance and prevent and heal illness. Abhyanga works with the lymphatic and circulatory systems profoundly effecting on the way your body functions and feels. Benefits of this treatment are age reversal, removal of fatigue and stress, healing of nervous system disorders, remediation of insomnia, and deep hydration and nourishment. All of this and you leave a glowing Goddess/God!
The synergistic combination of sea salt, organic oil and aromatherapy will leave you invigorated while exfoliating your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and radiant.
Reiki (Laying on of Hands)
In this simple, yet profound, practice you are actually using your own energy (prana, chi) to heal yourself. The “Laying on of Hands” allows you to feel the glowing radiance in and around you, awakening feelings of peacefulness, security, and well being.
Similar to physical therapy, Yoga Therapeutics combines asana, adjustments, and gentle massage to heal injury. Yoga therapeutics applies The “Universal Principles of Alignment” of Anusara to bring back your optimal alignment, leading to increased health and freedom from pain. In each session you are taught how to integrate these biomechanics into your daily life, consistently aiding in the relief of physical and emotional pain caused by misalignments.
(Treatments are available in combination, or as focused, singular sessions)
Some of the benefits of massage are:
Relief from fatigue, aches and pains, mental, emotional, and spiritual blocks
Catalyst for overall relaxation
Relief from injury and ailments