Therapeutic Massage

A carefully orchestrated session, designed specifically with your needs and goals in mind.

Therapeutic Massage Services

Not all massages are created equally.

At Shanti Bodywork, we understand that each individual has very unique needs. By discussing exactly what your needs may be, we are able to create a session just for you and provide relief, relaxation and an overall sense of “Ahhh.”

Whether you are training for a marathon and need deep, structural work, or you are training for motherhood and need some relaxing and pain relieving pre-natal attention, we will work together to develop the perfect plan.

A wide variety of massage techniques, or “modalities,” are combined at Shanti Bodywork in order to create the best results for each individual.

These modalities may include the following:

acupressure
Acupressure is a form of bodywork based in traditional Chinese meridian theory in which acupuncture points are pressed to stimulate the flow of energy or chi.
deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
myofascial release
Myo means muscle and fascia is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release restrictions (stuck areas) are located and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues. The stretching of tissues and the heat imparted by the practitioner’s hands are thought to help produce a softer consistency of fascial tissues.
neuromuscular therapy
A systematic approach to myofascial treatment that attempts to interrupt the neuromuscular feedback that maintains pain or dysfunction.
pregnancy massage
Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It address the special needs of pregnant women such as discomforts in the low back, feet and legs.
shiatsu
Shiatsu (Japanese for “finger pressure”) is a system for healing and health maintenance that has evolved over thousands of years. Shiatsu derives both from the ancient healing art of acupuncture and from the traditional form of Japanese massage, amma. The goal of each of the different types of shiatsu being practiced, Zen shiatsu, tsubo point therapy, shiatsu massage and water shiatsu, is balancing energy flow.
sports massage
Sports massage is applied to athletes to help them train and perform free of pain and injuries. Massage therapists blend classic Swedish strokes with such methods as compression, pressure-point therapy, cross-fiber friction, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy and cryotherapy (ice massage) to meet the special needs of high-level performers and fitness enthusiasts.
swedish massage
Swedish massage is also known as the Western or classic style of massage. It is credited to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics instructor, Per Henrik Ling. It is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.
therapeutic touch
Therapeutic touch was developed by nurses Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz in the early 1970s after studying the ancient practice of laying on of hands. It is based on the idea that human beings are energy in the form of a field. In health, the field flows freely, while it becomes out of balance when disease is present.
trigger point massage
Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs. Janet Travell, M.D., pioneered trigger point therapy in the United States.

(Source: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork)

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Each session borrows from a range of modalities and techniques in order to ensure you leave feeling fantastic! Click the link to book your session today!

Add-On Services

Need a little more time on the table? Want to add some aromatherapy to your session? Check out these great add-ons!

Pediatric Services

Infant Massage

  • Happy Baby, Happy Mommy Private Infant Massage Class $80
    In this hands-on private session, mom will spend an hour with her baby learning the value of infant massage, reflexology, and yoga, and how to use these techniques to promote baby’s wellbeing, and grow the bond between mother and child.


In Sanskrit, Shanti means
peace & tranquility.

With the goal of healing the past in order to welcome the present, the term "Shanti" evokes balance, freedom and a feeling of "lightness."

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Sarah is amazing! She has a fantastic understanding of the body and how life circumstances can be reflected in your areas of tightness. Everything about her practice is easy - from booking an appointment with her to explaining your needs and goals for the session - she is incredibly responsive and understanding.

Most importantly your experience during the massage is completely comfortable, relaxing and rejuvenating. When I leave, I think about the next time that I will need to go back to hit the reset button on my body!

Emily

Lynn, MA

Sarah is a great massage therapist. She took into consideration my requests but also listened to what my body was telling her and addressed areas that were definitely in need of being de-notted. She has a friendly and warm demeanor and treats her clients respectfully. Highly recommended!

Lance

Peabody, MA

Visit Shanti Bodywork

Located on the 5th floor and easy to find, my new space at 100 Cummings Center (Suite 538-K) in Beverly MA is full of beautiful natural sunlight, spacious, and quiet. There is an airy, welcoming waiting room for relaxing if you happen to arrive early, and the new treatment room is cozy and boasts a brand new hydraulic table, which will allow for more flexibility and comfort during sessions.

100 Cummings Drive
Suite 538-K
Beverly, MA 01915

Ample parking, completely handicap accessible, and centrally located, I am confident that everyone will love it!

 

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Contact Sarah using the form below or feel free to call (978) 882-1602.

5 days ago

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Heads up: There are only a few openings left in July, otherwise I'm booking for August. If you're thinking of coming in this summer, get on it stat!

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UPDATE: SPOT TAKEN! 👍

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FYI Shanti fans: the next available appointment is currently May 1st! I’ve decided to take a break from accepting new clients for a while, to allow the schedule to settle down a bit. If you’ve been planning to book some sessions, I’d suggest booking out ASAP, and requesting out through June or so to make sure you are able to reserve your preferred time(s)! Also, feel free to request to be added to the cancellation list.

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