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Maya Ravensong is an Artist working in many different mediums. From dance, to writing, to paintings on canvas, silk and on the body, Maya creates healing art for herself and others.

Maya's art is a mix of strange, beautiful, sometimes humorous or wyrd forms- all of which can bring healing. She paints mostly with her fingers, though she does use other tools as well. She sometimes uses a magnifying glass to get into such small detail that, to some, it would seem pointless- but her, is completely the point. Maya has published one book “BodyArt Therapy” and is currently working on a tome where she explains how to become one with the divine and heal through dance.

Maya attends different events throughout the year. You can find a list of those events here

Massage Services and Rates


To book an appointment call

UCHA at (402)-556-4456

or

Prairielands Chiropractic Clinic (712) 256-2561


Therapeutic Massage


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Massage is The manual or mechanical manipulation of the soft tissues of the body by such movements as kneading, friction, rolling, tapping, and pressing, for therapeutic purposes. All the knowledge I have of different modalities (techniques) to give you the best massage tailored for YOU are employed. This includes, Swedish techniques, Myofascial release techniques, Aromatherapy, Hot stones, Cold stones, Gemstones elixirs and Crystals, Singing bowls,BodyArt therapy, Chakra work and more. Sessions last ½ hour, an hour, or 1 ½ hours.

  • Therapeutic Massage ½ hour - $40.00
  • Therapeutic Massage 1 hour - $60.00
  • Therapeutic Massage 1 ½ hours - $90.00

For more information on what therapeutic massage is visit my Therapeutic Massage page.


Premier Stone Massage - 1 1/2 hours - $100.00


hot-stone massage

Premier Stone Massage offers a chance to experience a deep relaxation with incredible therapeutic results. This treatment is the combination of using hot and cold stones together during the session. First, you select your aromatherapy variety and I apply it to the side of the body you have selected to receive the hot stones. Then the top sheet is pulled up, a towel is laid down and the hot stones are laid out on the body in a pattern that best helps YOU. After 15 minutes of "marinating", the hot stones are removed as I massage each section of the body using the techniques we discussed during our consult. Session last 1 1/2 hours.

Specific application of techniques are different for each client but can range from using a hot stone as a tool, allowing the cold to seep into the body from cold stones, using a cold stone as a tool- using the hot and cold stones alternating and using the together- at the same time. Other bodywork techniques are applied to the body at the same time as the stones and throughout the session

In addition, massaging and alternating the hot and cool stones helps every cell in the body to receive more oxygen and nutrients and moves lymph thereby encouraging a more effective removal of toxins.

cold stone massage

Now I know the idea of cold stones seems like a bad, non relaxing idea- but it is absolutely wonderful for the body. Cold stones helps with:

  • Dispersal of tissue metabolism/congestion
  • Alleviation of swelling
  • Increases muscular tone
  • Decreases muscle spasms
  • Excellent pain relief with sore & damaged muscles
  • Revitalizes and rejuvenates body parts
  • Soothes irritation
  • Ease Menstrual Symptoms. Cold stones placed in the abdominal area will help draw swelling away from the uterus and thus may help lessen menstrual discomfort
  • Produces an analgesic effect. (The body releases a natural pain relief substance (Prostaglandin) into the muscle when cold is applied)
  • Reducing puffy eyes
  • Lowering sinus pressure


Pregnancy Massage

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During a normal, healthy pregnancy, massage may be helpful in encouraging relaxation, releasing stress, and relieving tired and/or sore back and leg muscles. The strokes used are soothing and comforting. deep pressure is never used nor are deep or heavy percussion strokes utilized. Pillows and props are used to support you while in the face-up position, so that you are in a semi-reclined position for your safety and comfort. Side lying positions are also used with pillows for support.

Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Research done in the past 10 years have shown that when massage therapy was introduced to women's prenatal care her hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress were significantly altered, leading to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health.

Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through regular massage.

For your and your baby's safety, Hot Stone massage is not available during pregnancy.


BodyArt Therapy Massage


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With BodyArt Therapy massage, you get either a 1/2 hour massage and 1/2 hour of body art equaling a 1 hour session, a one hour massage and then a 1/2 hour of body art for a session length time of 1 1/2 hours OR a 2 hour session divided between bodywork and body art determined before hand during the consult.

  • BodyArt Therapy Massage 1 hour - $70.00
  • BodyArt Therapy Massage 1 1/2 hour - $100.00.
  • BodyArt therapy massage 2 hour - $130.00

For more information see my BodyArt Therapy section.

Other Services

I also employ other healing arts with any client who may be open to the ideas. Some cost extra due to the extra time it takes to employ, others are free of charge. They include:


Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy has been practiced in one form or another since the beginning of civilization. It is the art and science of using oils extracted from aromatic plants to enhance health and beauty. Essential oils can have subtle effects on the mind and emotions and an even greater effect on the body. The essential oils taken from plants and used in Aromatherapy have been described as their "life force" - they are essential to the plants' biological process, as well as being the substance which gives them their scent.

Synthetic oils, even if chemically similar, will lack all the natural elements, and that vital life-force, that make essential oils so valuable therapeutically. Sometimes synthetic oils can be dangerous. One must be careful in selecting and purchasing essential oils as not all manufacturers produce quality essential oils, store and/or ship them properly. I only use therapeutic grade essential oils.

One of the most effective methods of using essential oils is in combination with massage. The skin absorbs the oil over a large surface area and because there are many small blood vessels, (capillaries), close to the surface of the skin, the oils, properly diluted, are carried into the blood stream and then to the relevant parts of the body quickly and effectively. This is facilitated even more by the blood circulation increase provided by massage. Your skin acts like a well, slowly releasing essentials oils over 24 to 48 hours after the massage- so you continue to reap the benefits for a long period of time.

All of my massages are given with option of one of 4 different aromatherapy blends for you to chose from at no additional cost.

Custom Aromatherapy Blend

If you would like a Custom Aromatherapy Blend made let the receptionist know when you make your appointment. Arrive 20 minutes early for your appointment time. We will go over a Custom Aromatherapy Form together and discuss your goals for Aromatherapy Massage. the blend created will be a 1 ounce bottle of therapeutic aromatherapy massage oil that will be labeled with your name and is only used during your treatments or you can take it home with you. The blend will combine the therapeutic benefits you seek while keeping in mind the types of scents you like. The bottle should last about 10 sessions depending on how much is used during each treatment.

If you would like to have a custom aromatherapy blend made let the receptionist know when making your appointment and arrive 20 minutes early. The fee is due during this consult and your blend will be ready by your next appointment or within 24 hours for you to come pick up. Whichever you prefer. There is a $15.00 fee for this service.


Gemstone Elixirs

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Gems were used for healing in many cultures. We find them in the Stone Age cultures, in ancient Egypt, China and India. We read about them in the Old Testament and in works of Aristotle and find prescriptions in Middle Ages. The healing properties of a gem elixirs depend on the gems and crystals used in their preparation. The stones and/or crystals are placed in spring water with a little alcohol (to prevent spoiling) and exposed to sun or moonlight for 1 day/night. then they are stored away from heat/light/air.

During massage, a few drops are placed over the appropriate area of the body and massaged in as the client visualizes the energy infusing their body. It is both the color of the stones and the energy within them that are infused in the water. Healing stones and crystals transfer their energy vibration to the water thus changing the energetic pattern of this water. These patterns are then incorporated into our own energy field.

If you would like gemstone elixirs to your session added on to your sessions, Just let me know, there is no fee.

Singing bowls

singing bowl therapy massage

Singing Bowls have been used for centuries for healing and meditation purposes. They create a range of sounds to restore the normal vibratory frequencies of diseased and out-of-harmony parts of the body, mind and soul. Singing Bowls create a cyclical tone that helps you to relax. The more you listen the deeper you relax as your brain waves become tuned with the Singing Bowl’s tone.

The pure sonic waves that ring from Singing Bowls can be felt as well as heard. Some people say that the staccato ring that sometimes happens is the dis-harmony or unbalanced energy being freed. This quality of tone occurs until all of that energy is released. The tone then returns to a sustained uninterrupted note.

“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.” - Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York The vibration is sent into the body to facilitate the healing process.

If you would like a singing bowl to your session added on to your sessions, Just let me know, there is no fee.


Crystals

Crystals

Crystal therapy is an alternative healing method that uses gemstones and crystals to induce healing. Critics of crystal therapy consider it to be a pseudo science that uses unscientific methods and any healing is attributed to the placebo effect. Proponents of vibrational medicine, however, regard crystal therapy as a powerful, yet subtle, healing method that utilizes crystalline structures of various minerals to alter the energy patterns within the human body.

Crystal therapy takes a holistic approach to health and disease. Any disturbance of energy flow within the body results in dis-ease and must be corrected. When balance is restored, healing occurs not only on the physical, but also on the emotional, mental and spiritual planes.

The efficacy of crystal therapy is based on the premise that every living organism constitutes a complex energy system which includes meridians, chakras, and the electromagnetic field known as the aura.

Every crystal or gemstone has a different structure of atoms placed in a particular order. The atoms oscillate forming a specific energy pattern. These patterns resonate with the vibrational energies of body's cells, thus tuning and re-balancing the energy flow in the entire body. A balanced energy flow is a sign of good health. Because energetic re-balancing takes place on cellular level, healing can be gradual. This is not like taking a pill to mask the pain.

During a session, gemstones and crystals are placed on a body in a special configuration. They work in synergy to enhance the energy flow and to open the energy blockages. Sometimes the healing stones are applied in combination with massage strokes.


crystal therapy massage

If you would like Crystal and stone therapy added to your session, just let the receptionist know when making your appointment. There is a $10.00 fee for this service.


Chakra clearing and balancing

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Chakra- is a Sanskrit word meaning "spinning wheel of energy". These energy centers within the body receive, transmit and process energy. You can think of them like vortices, spheres, or whirlpools.

The chakras are centers of light energy, Each chakra has a particular color, sound, quality, body area or organ, animal, food, gemstone, and more associated with it that can be utilized to clear and balance that chakra. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body. I use a system of 9 chakras rising from the Wyrd chakra at the feet, to the chakra above the head, which is a lighter, finer, faster frequency, and a channel open from the Universe.

The chakras rotate in the center of the physical body, opening to the outside world through both the front and back. Sometimes the rotation is clockwise, sometimes counterclockwise. It is best to allow your chakras to choose their own direction. Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. When the chakras are open and balanced in relation to each other, they allow the free flow of subtle energies throughout the body. When a chakra is closed, shut down, unbalanced or blocked in some way, it can lead to physical symptoms: reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.

An example is that when we are afraid to express our feelings or are overcome with emotion, sometimes our throat tightens up and we get that ‘lump in our throat’. This is the throat chakra processing the emotion and your attempt to block it. The throat chakra is the center of expression and the lump is a physical manifestation of your attempt to block that energy/emotion.

There are many ways to bring chakras back into a state of wellness. Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves, run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning.

  • Crystals use the pattern of their matrix to bring chakras back into alignment.
  • Gemstone elixirs do this is a similar way but in combination with massage strokes.
  • Essential oils use the essence of particular plants that supports the natural function of each chakra, clearing out the disharmony and restoring balance.
  • Singing bowls do this by using vibrational and sound to open blocked areas and restore balance

Though Chakras are may or may not be a scientific fact, ancient literature from around the world suggests that their balancing was part of the whole process employed when healing any level of dysfunction. Balancing the body in the way ancient cultures have may be the missing link in health care today.

Chakra Work

If you would like Chakra work done during your session, just let the receptionist know when you make your appointment. There is no fee for work on one or two chakras. If additional chakra work sessions are desired, there are extra fees. See Chakra Balancing Sessions.

Chakra Balancing Sessions

If you want an entire session dedicated to balancing your chakras: The sessions last 1 ½ hours. The fee for this added service is $40.00 for a total of $100.00 This includes massage AND chakra work. We will discuss during our consult which method of balancing and restoring you prefer. Please tell the receptionist that you want a Chakra Balancing session and not just some chakra work done during your session.