Massage Services and Pricing
To book an appointment at my home office in Swannanoa click the button below! I am currently working here most mornings during the week. Please note that I do have a very sweet, well behaved medium sized dog at my home office. He is my unofficial therapy dog and it is optional to have him in the treatment room while we work together. Please use this link to book remote healing sessions in the morning.
Summer work hours for Swannanoa home office: Monday-Friday 9am-11:30am.
More hours available for Remote Healing Sessions.
Schedule an appointment in Black Mountain by clicking on the link below! I am currently offering afternoons with occasional morning appointments at this location. Afternoon remote healing sessions available with this link.
Summer work hours for Black Mountain office:
Monday-Wednesday and Friday 1:30pm-6:30pm
I will be sending out a newsletter announcing my Austin work trips. In that email there will be a direct link to scheduling an appointment. If you are not already on my email list, feel free to email me asking to be added.
Contact Charlotte with any questions about pricing or services offered.
List of Services
Below you will find a comprehensive list of services offered by Charlotte. Click on the service name to view details for that particular service.
- The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Customized Pain Relief
- Customized Relaxation Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Remote Healing
- Reiki and Pranic Healing Fusion Energy Work
- Vaginal Steams
- Castor Oil Packs
- Biomat Healing Sessions
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
This time honored abdominal therapy is a slow, deep, external (non-invasive) massage treatment for the abdomen, lower back and hips. This massage benefits both men and women and is known to be highly effective for fertility, and digestive issues, hormonal imbalance and a wide variety of common female symptoms.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. It works to soften the musculature, adjust the uterus to its optimal position in the abdominal cavity and release muscular armoring in the trunk, which can improve circulation of blood, lymphatic fluid, nerve impulses and qi in this vital area of the body. Visit Arvigo Therapy for more information.
The first session for the abdominal work is 2hrs. Follow-up sessions are 1.5hrs.
What does a craniosacral session look like?
My job as a craniosacral therapist is to tune in and deeply listen to what your needs are during a session. Craniosacral work follows the adage that the body has the innate ability to heal itself if given the ideal situation in which to do so. My job as a therapist is to hold space for that to unfold in a way that feels gentle and safe to my clients. I assess and release restrictions in the nervous system that have developed either due to physical, emotional or spiritual distress.
Customized Pain Relief
A structurally oriented massage with the goal of alleviating chronic or acute pain and tension, relax muscle spasms and correct postural problems. When the body is in proper alignment it becomes more resilient, less prone to injury and illness. This type of massage is personalized to address your individual needs. Techniques include Myofascial Release, Triggerpoint Therapy, Post-isometric stretching and Swedish Massage. Charlotte's approach to Pain Relief is often much more gentle than the typical deep tissue massage. She is capable of working with the tissue in a way that they body views as being non-invasive. Read more about reducing/eliminating chronic pain through massage therapy.
Customized Relaxation Massage
This is certainly not your typical relaxation massage. Yes, you are likely to drift off to sleep or some other altered state of consciousness, but my intention is always based on alignment. I take into consideration muscle imbalances and do work on gently releasing muscles while you float off to relaxation. Not only is this treatment relaxing it also works to enhance your body's overall vitality. I am capable of feeling blockages of energy along meridian lines and any other areas of stagnation. I then work to gently open up the tissue space around those blockages to allow for unrestricted flow of vital energy. The end result is ultimate relaxation!
Charlotte uses techniques that she has learned from The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® to gently encourage optimal uterine position, strengthen the uterus, and promote sufficient blood supply to provide nutrients and oxygen to the uterus/baby and to remove toxins. This works to prevent many discomforts of pregnancy and increases the chances of an efficient labor and delivery.
The hormones of pregnancy are a result of interactions between the fetus, the placenta and the pregnant woman's body. The maternal blood stream provides precursor components to hormones. The synthesis of hormones requires clear circulation in the arterial, venous, and lymph systems as well as proper pelvic nerve function, and the flow of chi.
This technique relieves blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. It can also ease the pain from the normal stretching of the round ligament during pregnancy. These spasms can be much worse if there is pressure on one side from a tilted uterus.
The upper abdominal part of the massage can help prevent heartburn and indigestion by opening the diaphragm and promoting circulation. Maya Abdominal Massage also relaxes and strengthens the abdominal muscles that will be called into service during delivery to assist in giving birth to the baby.
Remote Healing, also known as Distance Healing, might be a new frontier for you, but energy can be worked with at any distance! The special type of remote work I am offering can also provide relief to physical aliments and has been known to have an effect on the alignment of the body. One of the reasons why my massage/healing work is experienced as being so gentle is because a large part of the work that I am doing is energetic. As we learned in science class long ago solid matter vibrates much faster than air or water. The more tension that is held in the body, the more energy is trapped there. When I come across an area that is tight, I ask whether this energy just needs to be circulated or removed. The fascia often needs to be released so energy can move freely in and out of the space. Sometimes there are areas that feel weaker or depleted, in which case I channel energy into those locations. These sessions are a special blend of Distance Craniosacral, Reiki and Pranic Healing. If this approach to healing is something you find yourself wanting more of, I encourage you to try this special offering.
Reiki and Pranic Healing Fusion Energy Work
Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing modality that involves light touch. It works to realign the energy centers in the body, or Chakras. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a very calm, gentle and soothing approach to help the mind, body and spirit to work together in harmony.
Pranic healing is a form of energy healing in which the energy body is cleansed and energized. It is a distillation of essences of the world’s most effective energy healing modalities. This cleansing allows energy to flow through the mind/body system freely without obstruction, and can be increased in areas of the physical body where it is depleted. The name Pranic Healing comes from the word prana and is described in the Vedic tradition as the body’s healing energy. By allowing prana to move freely, self-healing mechanisms are activated.
Pranic healing was created by a Chinese-Filipino spiritual teacher and energy master, Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui and is taught all over the world. When used to complement other medical treatments, pranic healing offers a powerful catalyst to spark the body’s inner ability to heal itself.
Why do Herbal Vaginal Steams?
Vaginal steams can be helpful with the following conditions and concerns:
- Painful Periods
- Dark thick blood at the beginning and end of menses (including clots)
- Weak uterine ligaments
- Prolapsed uterus
- Recovering from vaginal delivery
- To aid in both natural and assisted fertility
- Uterine Cysts
- Irregular Periods
- Bladder and yeast infections
- Vaginal Dryness
What are Herbal Vaginal Steams? Vaginal steam baths, or "Bajos" (ba-‐hoes), as they are known in Spanish, are used to assist in the cleansing of the uterus in conjunction with the Maya Massage for the treatment of numerous female symptoms.
- Not available at current location.
Castor Oil Packs
How does Castor oil work?
Research has shown that castor oil has a unique chemical profile rich in ricinoleic acid, which is known to exist in nature only in castor oil. Double blind studies conducted by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc. demonstrated an increase in lymphocyte production and the level of activity of T-cell lymphocytes in the group that used castor oil packs. T-cell lymphocytes originate from bone marrow and the thymus gland, identify and kill invaders such as virus, bacteria, and fungi. In addition to strengthening the immune system, castor oil appears to have a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system, increasing liver activity and improving digestion. Some of the numerous uses of castor oil include the treatment of breast cysts, fibroids, ovarian cysts, congestion of abdominal organs, skin conditions, small benign cysts, and adhesions from surgery. Wherever there is congestion, decreased blood flow and need for healing, castor oil can be an effective treatment option.
- Free with any Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage client. Just ask for a $5 add on option for any other session.
Biomat Healing Sessions
Improve your health and heal your body while you relax in soothing heat.
Designed to ease stress and pain and improve long-term health, the BioMat is a "pad" which lies on top of a massage table to convert electricity through a computerized control panel, into Far Infrared Rays (FIR), nature’s invisible light.
FIR was discovered by NASA to be the safest, most beneficial light wave for the body. It helps reduce swelling, increase blood flow, has been shown to destroy cancer and viral cells without harming surrounding healthy cells. It penetrates 6 to 8 inches into the innermost recesses of the body, stimulating the healing and regeneration of nerves and muscle tissue layers.
The negative ions emitted by the BioMat are considered the "Master Power Switch" which activate the body's entire cellular communication system and make every body function work better. The amethyst crystals in the upper layer of the mat are found to offer the steadiest and most powerful delivery of healthy far infrared light waves.
Using the amethyst BioMat regularly, even for just a short amount of time, delivers a range of health improvements. It helps to improve your antioxidant levels, keeps your joints and muscles supple and well conditioned, and leaves your body and mind relaxed and refreshed.
Sessions take place in a private tranquil setting on a massage table. You should dress comfortably.