Serenity Body Works - Your Massage Specialist


Manual Lymphatic Drainage Vodder Style

This service is great for patients suffering from lymphoma, Parkinson's disease MS, Lyme's disease and so many other illnesses, it is a great way to detox the body before and after surgery procedures as well. Please contact our office to find out more information on the wonderful body treatment.
Lymphatic vessels are a vascular network connecting the tissues with the venous system. In evolutionary terms, they develop from embryonic tissue. Very fine initial lymphatic vessels start blind in the tissue. They flow into larger transport vessels and finally into the right and left venous arches. Lymph nodes are incorporated in the lymph vessel system. Lymph filtering through these nodes is cleaned of foreign material and pathogens.

The Dr. Vodder method uses spiral or circular movements. During these movements, there is an increase in pressure up to approximately 30 mmHg (similar to the weight of a nickel coin) and then a decrease to approximately zero. This change in pressure produces an increase in the motor activity (contractions) of the lymphangions by stimulating the mechanoreceptors of the lymph vessels. This promotes filling of the initial lymphatic vessels (ILVs), which also increases the total lymph volume transport (movement / volume / flow). The direction of the applied pressure of the proper strokes corresponds to the direction of lymph drainage (generally toward the venous arches).
In order to move a large area of skin, a close skin contact is needed. The therapist normally works on dry skin without lubrication.
The MLD strokes are repetitive, lengthy, uniform, and rhythmic. This creates an involuntary sympathicolytic effect, thereby reducing the activity of the Sympathetic Nervous System increasing relaxation and well-being.

Hospice Massage
The BTM Massage
(Better than morphine)
Created by and dedicated to Mr. Dick Rakemaker

Massage has proven to be extremely useful for some hospice patients in managing stress and alleviating pain, which can reduce the need for psychotropic and narcotic medications, all of which have their own negative side effects.
A primary benefit of massage for those who are less mobile or bedridden is its use in helping to prevent pressure sores. Once referred to as "bed sores," these skin ulcerations are most likely to occur over bony areas of the body, such as the tailbone, buttocks, elbows, shoulders and heels, that are in constant contact with a mattress.
Hospice patients may experience dry or itchy skin as a side effect of inactivity and drug therapy, or as a reaction to body systems beginning to shut down. Such a condition can cause further agitation for a person who is already feeling anxious, weak and vulnerable. A moisturizing massage lotion and a special blend of Hawaiian oils  helps alleviate dry skin and helps to relieve pain and itching. It feels soothing and nurturing, and can help calm a troubled spirit.
Massage is an excellent way to enhance quality of life for a hospice patient. It can help restore feelings of self-acceptance and self-esteem to a person whose body has been invaded by a debilitating, perhaps disfiguring, disease. It addresses feelings of isolation and loneliness. The right touch at the right moment can be far more effective than words in acknowledging a person's suffering, and offering comfort and support.

Touch continues to be an appropriate care giving technique when a person becomes less responsive or is no longer able to communicate verbally. Touch may even become the primary means of communication at such a turning point.

Please call our office for more details and pricing for this  service. Out calls are offered for this service.

               Cold And  Flu Season  Immune Booster

During the Winter or Spring, when the temperature starts changing, the flu becomes a hot topic. The common symptoms are easily recognizable such as chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness/fatigue and general discomfort. Although the symptoms of the cold can be mistaken for the flu, either can be quite miserable. Rain drop is also a great way to help detox and help rejuvenate your body. The rain drop treatment is also referred to as a chiropractor in a bottle. It helps align the bodies spinal system great for those that have spina bifida. Recommended treatment from many chiropractors.
We have had plenty of information on how the flu is spread. The main target of the virus is the respiratory system. Flu can be highly dangerous for children, the elderly, or people with a weak immune system.
Parents, co-workers, teachers and children work hard to stay away from discharges from the mouth and nose from infected persons. We know that washing our hands can be the best prevention. We will discuss what to wash or clean with to boost your immune system at a later time.
An interesting fact: The influenza virus has great genetic variation, this can cause the frequent epidemics, caused by different strains of the virus. Understanding how a virus works is helpful. The virus can modify itself in each host. This makes treating a virus tricky with modern medicine.

Usually the vaccine is reformulated each season for a few specific flu strains but because of the virus’ ability to mutate, they cannot possibly include all the strains actively infecting people in the world for that season. To make a vaccine it takes about six months to formulate and produce the millions of doses required to deal with the seasonal epidemics; occasionally, a new or overlooked strain becomes prominent during that time and infects people although they have been vaccinated given for virus treat the symptoms to make you more comfortable and aren’t actually treating the virus itself.

GOOD NEWS: Virus are sensitive to natural compounds that are found in the essential oils. Research has found that the influenza virus is particularly sensitive to essential oils that are high in monoterpine phenols and terpenoid ketones. Research has also found that essential oils have a powerful impact on the immune system to protect us. The primary reason is the fact that the essential oils and our cells/tissue are lipid soluble. Further, research has shown that many of these oils raise chemical markers in the body which indicate positive stimulation of the immune system. Essential oils may provide a dual-protective effect: by increasing the strength and efficiency of our immune response AND by limiting the ability of viruses to replicate.

So why the Raindrop Technique? The Raindrop Technique utilizes 9 different essential oils that have been heavily researched. These 9 essential oils have been selected to work together when combined to simultaneously kill viral and bacterial pathogens, reduce inflammation, support the immune system, ease respiratory discomfort, relax stressed muscles, curb digestive upset and relieve body and joint discomfort, as well as balance energy, lift the spirit, restore calm and increase the ability to concentrate. The entire technique takes about 45-60 minutes to complete, and the oils continue to work in the body for up to one week. Safe for children and also helps children with ADHD and ECD explosive compulsive disorder. Continues to work  up to 6 weeks after treatment. 

Can you see how powerful it could be during the flu session to have a Raindrop once a week?
We would love to teach you how you can share this technique with your family! Ask your therapist.

CAUTION: The Raindrop Technique is not a cure-all or a magic bullet. A healthy body is the result of a well rounded program of exercise, proper diet and nutrition. Health is everything we do, say, hear, and eat. The Raindrop Technique is only a tool to help us restore balance.

  Introducing Young Living Essential Oils
Our office uses only pharmaceutical grade essential oils!
Young Living oils are the finest and purest oils on the market. Each oil has special benefits that help aid the body in healing. We use these oils in our "NEW" service called Raindrop Therapy, Raindrop Therapy is a special
technique that involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session lasts about an hour however the benefits may last up to a week or more. Read more about this service on our services page.
Call or email us to order your essential oils or to experience a Raindrop Treatment today!

Swedish Therapeutic Massage
This massage will take your breath away! A special blend of native Hawaiian oils combined with Swedish massage will take away all your stress.  Do you suffer from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Eczema, Headaches, Leg Pain, Racing Heart, Skin Irritations, Psoriasis, Sleep Disorders, Stress or Varicose Veins? Then this massage session is for you!
60 minutes: $70
90 minutes: $100

                              2 Hour Massage
Enjoy the extraordinarily relaxing benefits of three different massage techniques for two heavenly hours. You will experience our classic Swedish Massage along with Reflexology and Shiatsu. This is excellent for those of you seeking deep therapeutic work.

                            Cupping Massage

This technique has been used in Chinese medicine for several thousand years. Cupping massage is a modified version from the original cupping version.
 Through suction and negative pressure, massage cupping releases rigid soft tissue; drain excess fluids and toxins; loosen adhesion's and lifts connective tissue; and will bring blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles. This session is great for those with Fibromyalgia and those that prefer a lighter touch or those sensitive to pressure. It is said to go 4x deeper than a traditional deep tissue massage without the discomfort.

60 Minutes $70

                                 Hot Stone
Penetrating heat from smooth oiled and warmed stones is used to relieve tense muscles and sore joints. Combined with Swedish techniques, this creates an unforgettable, thoroughly relaxing experience.

60 minutes: $80
90 minutes: $110

                         Rain Drop Therapy
Raindrop Technique is a form of body therapy that involves the use of essential oils and the power scent therapy, as well as massage and heat therapy. Raindrop Technique therapy is used to stimulate the nerves and tissues of the body using the therapeutic and healing properties of various essential oils. As essential oils are the life blood of plants, their energy is passed to the recipient of a Raindrop Technique treatment by dropping the oils directly onto the back and body. Once the oils are dropped onto the body, the therapist will apply a massage technique called vita flex, which enhances the benefits of the essential oils.
Raindrop Technique essential oils have specific properties for healing. This collection provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Raindrop Technique® is an hour long service that spends 45min on the back.
Oils used are aroma siez, wintergreen, cypress, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, thyme, valor & white angelica - all are Youngliving Essential Oils.

60 minutes $85
                      Pre and Post Natal Massage
This massage is great for women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. All massages are done in a special pre-natal pillow where the mom to-be can lay safely on her stomach. This special pillow allows mom to relax and get the treatment that she needs to relieve stress from the lower back.
60 Minutes $70
90 Minutes $100

This luxurious therapeutic massage session promotes a deep relaxation and peaceful sense of well-being. This session is great for clients that love a deep pressure or light touch. You will enjoy the feeling of warm bamboo stick gliding on your skin, melting your tension away. bringing a truly peaceful experience.
60 Minutes $70
90 Minutes $90

                            Back Facial Treatment
There is no better feeling than being soft! Essential oils of lavender and tangerine are combined with mineral salts. This blend is gently rubbed on the body to exfoliate, cleanse and smooth the skin. Relaxing and soothing, this treatment brings you stress relief while leaving your body silky smooth.
Bareback or backless, either way you will want to show off that fancy new epidermis of yours. Our back facial combines many of the facial elements – including a prodigious amount of extractions, exfoliation, massage, skin type specific mask, environmental protection – along with a skin renewing  peel, finished with a great back massage. Just the ticket to get you in shape for that backless-dress-evening, control those pesky back-blemishes, or if you just like the feel of beautiful, younger looking skin.
 60 minutes $70


                                  Serenity x3
This trio is a soothing and smoothing hand and foot exfoliation. A rich and creamy moisturizing massage to renew those hard working extremities. While your hands and feet are processing your scalp gets the treatment it deserves. You don’t have to think about this one. This services is sure to melt away all your problems.
60 Minutes $75

  • Ion Cleanse Session $25 add to any massage session for only $20

This is a relaxing way to get rid of the toxins present in the body. You just have to sit on the chair, with your feet dipped into the water container. A flow of warm water will flow under your feet and the positive and negative ions in the water will attach themselves to the toxins present in the body. Toxins that are insoluble will also dissolve in this water. This service is best right after a great massage!

HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION Detoxify and cleanse the whole body by using the Ionic Total Body Detox System which uses negative ions to gently pull toxins out of the body. Ion generating technology has been around for several decades, and by using a alternating positive and negative ion charge during the treatment it is possible to remove unwanted toxic material from everyone regardless of the electrical charge the toxins may hold. Osmosis is a scientific term used to describe the movement of particles through a cellular membrane from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. The lower concentration in this case refers to the ion field set up by the array being placed in the water. With this system, it is possible to reduce pain, swelling, edema, and other symptoms caused by long term life style and chronic toxic build up.This is a very efficient way to remove toxins regardless of where they are in your body. The more toxins we maintain the faster we age and the faster our bodies break down. The immediate benefits are an increase in energy and overall well-being, weight-loss and an increased metabolism, improved digestion which will help restoring balance to the body.The aging process is slowed down and the skin is able to rejuvenate its self correctly.You must understand what is coming out of the body is microscopic and may not always be visible. With no feet in the water as with feet in the water you will see a slight orange/brown color varying degrees depending on your water. This is normal with the Ionic Total Body Detox System, because of the strength of the system it also causes more of a reaction with the impurities of the water.

All massage sessions are a full hour, early arrival is very important. Late arrivals will
be deducted from massage session so please be prompt.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: All massage sessions must be canceled 24hrs prior to your session. All sessions not canceled will be charged full price and gift cards will not be redeemed if appointment is missed. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your massage session. Gift card purchases are non refundable.

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