A Sanctuary of Somatic Healing
Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
Trauma-informed massage and healing tailored to your needs. There is not one set formula when it comes to healing and the human experience. Every client’s treatment is formulated for their specific needs and what they are experiencing in that moment.
A Holistic Approach
The term holistic is often misinterpreted and associated with trendy buzzwords around health. What it means to us is that we consider the whole human: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual/essence of being. The nervous system being the inextricable link between these four aspects of the self that are not really separate at all. Human beings are complicated, full of varied experiences and needs, and we must acknowledge this when working with different beings and bodies.
We love your nervous system! Our work centers around the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the regenerative functions that occur when the body is at rest. Our goal is to get you out of your busy head, out of fight/flight/freeze/fawn and reconnected with your body and sensory experience, which is vital to being able to experience sensations of calm, vitality and joy. We are honored to hold space for the feelings and sensations that shifting the nervous system can bring about, and strive to be the embodiment of healing for all.
"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit."
- B.K.S. Iyengar
Our Massage Treatments & Services
BodyWork & Energy Therapies
Offering a variety of relaxation techniques and massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, and Prenatal/Labor/Postpartum. We are here to facilitate healing in your body. We live in a culture of extreme everything -- harder is not necessarily better. Massage is not a "no pain no gain" type of experience. The living tissue that embodies our human experience is to be honored and respected.
Pregnancy massage addresses the needs of the pregnant body as it goes through natural changes. According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Studies done in the past 10 years have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered when massage therapy is introduced to prenatal care. This leads to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health as well.
LONG OVER DUE REVIEW, but I had such a great experience, this is a must!
I saw Jessica about a few months ago for a prenatal massage at 22 weeks. I was experiencing pain in my lower back and right buttock. I usually get deep tissue massages pre-pregnancy and I hate massages that feel like I'm being tickled. I was really hoping some relief! I haven't had a prenatal massage prior to Jessica so I was not sure what to expect. I called her for an appointment and she was able to see me within 2 days.
Jessica is an earth angel! She is nurturing, intuitive and deeply cares about your body. I have found much relief during my pregnancy and cannot stress enough how important finding a caring bodyworker is. My body was having so much discomfort and she not only made sure to help but gave tips on sleep positions during pregnancy. You will not regret a massage here! Thank you Jessica!
There is no where else I will go for a massage, I don't care if I am on an island vacation, there is no one else who could hold a torch to Jessica's talent. She has SPOILED ME!!!! She is so intuitive and will take more time in a certain area she feels is more tight. She always asks if I am comfortable, if I am too warm, too cold, she uses the best essential oils and serves the best tea afterwards. Her confidence in her stroke is unmatched! She always teaches me something too, like how I can do an at home stretch, or how to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. I have been seeing her for years, and she is a crucial part of my health and wellness!
I went for a Prenatal massage today and it was wonderful! Jessica is a wonderful massage therapist! She knows how to position women in the third trimesters so they are comfortable. Jessica has great technique and really knows how to work on problem areas. In my case my lower legs and feet ache and are swelled from pregnancy, she performed a massage to help decrease my pain and swelling. The ambiance is wonderful and very relaxing. Definitely worth the money for a 90 minute massage. I am going to recommend all of the friends to go and see Jessica.