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Diamondhead Building, Hwy 31
1957 Hoover Court, Ste. 206
Hoover, AL 35226
(Behind Wells Fargo in the white office building)

(205) 623-1177
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LATE ARRIVAL: When you book an appointment that time is reserved for you. Please arrive on time. If you are late for your appointment, you may not receive your entire time booked, but you will still be charged for the time reserved. If you cancel because you are running late, please see our cancellation policy for the amount you will be charged for short notice cancellations.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Due to the increasing number of no-shows and last minute cancellations, we are requiring that credit card information be collected from clients at time of booking. This information is encrypted and securely held by our scheduling software and we will never have access to anything except the last 4 digits of your credit card number. This information will only be used if you cancel on short notice or no-show.

We request 24 hour notice for all canceled appointments.

  • * If you no-show you will be charged the full price for the session and will be required to pay in advance for future appointments
  • * If you cancel with less than 1 hour notice you will be charged 75% of the full price of the session.
  • * If you cancel less than 4 hours prior to your appointment time, you will be charged 50% of the price of your booked service.
  • * If WE cancel on the same day as your appointment and don't offer a replacement therapist, you will receive at least 30 minutes free regardless of the amount of notice we give you. If we no-show you, you will get your rescheduled massage free.

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    NEWS:


    We Have Moved!


    We have moved to the Diamondhead building in the Hoover Court Shopping Center, behind Wells Fargo in the white office building. It is on the far left of the same shopping center as the Jefferson County Revenue Office.

    We have a 4th treatment room, a larger couple's room, and a bathroom off reception. Clients will also find that they have more privacy as the rooms open onto an interior hallway seperate from reception.

    We Have a Wait List!


    Our booking service includes a wait list.

    If we are booked for the time you would like. You can specify what therapist, date and time period you would like to be wait listed for. If we have an opening come up, we will call and/or email that we have an opening and the first to respond will get the spot.

    Check out our Comfort Craft tables!


    We have 2 Comfort Craft Model 800 Mid-Split Electric tables. The mid-split means that the table can bend up to a 40° angle, which aids to open the back (9°) or with a steeper angle can be used to assist in stretching. This is the table under all our padding and sheets in 2 of our 3 rooms.
    One of Our Comfort Craft Mid Split Electric Tables


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    HOURS OF OPERATION


    Open Late, 7 days a week
    Open Sunday

    Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday Noon - 9pm
    By Appointment Only


    SERVICES/PRICES


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    SERVICES


    Not all services are available for all time lengths. See the service description for time lengths available.
    Packages: Purchase a package of 5 and get the 6th free

    Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Sports,

    TMJ, Anxiety Masssage, Reiki, Reflexology,

    East Meets West Combination Massage,

    Yin Style Bagua Acupressure

      30 Minutes $ 40   90 Minutes $100
      60 Minutes $ 70     2 Hours $130
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    Qigong/Daoyin Therapeutic Exercises

     

    Hot Stone Massage: 90 Min.

    $120
      30 Minutes $30      
      60 Minutes $50  

    Add Ons:

     
              15 Minutes TMJ $15

    DEEP Deep Tissue

          Stellar Upgrade $20
      30 Minutes $ 50     15 Minutes Stretching $15
      60 Minutes $ 90     15 Minutes Head or Foot Massage $15
      90 Minutes $130     15 Minutes Reiki $15
      2 Hours $170     30 Minute Reiki $30

    Couple's Massage

          15 Minute Reflexology $15
      60 Minutes $130     30 Minutes Reflexology $30
      90 Minutes $185     15 Minutes Yin Style Bagua Acupressure $15
      2 Hours $240
                 
                 

    MASSAGE LESSONS

      Six 2-3 Hour Swedish Relaxation Massage Lessons for 2 $1500
                 

    Corporate Outcall Chair Massage

    $70 Per Hour + $20 Transportation and Setup Fee per Therapist
    Price includes a minimum tip of $10 per hour
    Minimum of 3 Hours per Therapist
    * Time includes a 5 minute break for the therapist each hour.
                 

    SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS



    Relaxation/Swedish Massage


    30/60/90/120 Minute Sessions
    Meant to relax your muscles and destress you without using the more painful targeted deep techniques. If you ask for a relaxation massage, I will not target sore muscles unless you ask me to. Let me know if you want a light (I do not want it to hurt at all if possible) or firm (No poking but my muscles hurt and need worked) massage. Swedish Massage is a specific style of massage that uses smooth strokes, kneading, percussion, friction, and vibration.

    DEEP Deep Tissue Massage


    30/60/90/120 Minute Sessions
    We are the only ones that I know of that offer this as a menu item. The reason it's so hard to get a good really DEEP deep tissue massage is because some therapists just can't go that deep and also the pressure required puts a lot of strain on a therapist's joints. All that pressure is also being pushed INTO our joints, causing inflammation and damaging the bursa that pads the joints and eventually leads to arthritis. We charge $10 more per half hour because we have to rest longer between massages so we can recover and give the next client our best effort and we also need that extra time to proactively ice, stretch, and rub the overworked muscles and joints.

    So why are we willing to do this? Because we enjoy the challenge these massages offer and we want to give you the massage you need. I'm not trying to discourage you from getting them, but I want you to understand why we are charging more. I've told my therapists that if you don't sign up for it, don't hurt themselves doing it. They need to stop wearing themselves out.

    I previously said this was needed by people with thick dense musculature, and this is true, but we also have quite a few clients who are chronically tight and want and need this kind of pressure. If you sign up for DEEP deep tissue the extra recovery time will automatically be scheduled and you will be charged the fee for DEEP massage even if you end up not wanting that kind of pressure. If you are unsure, schedule a regular deep tissue massage. We don't call it a DEEP massage if we don't sustain that pressure for long and you will be able to judge if you want more of that kind of pressure the next time. Our pressure from deep to deepest is Kate, Chris, Jenae, Chris. Chris is listed twice because as a 6'5" male he holds back because he could hurt a person. Tell him not to hold back and instead of being lighter than me, he can be deeper than me.

    Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapeutic Massage


    30/60/90/120 Minute Sessions
    We collectively call this Deep Tissue as it is all integrated into the same massage. Deep tissue refers to techniques that probe deep into the tissue and/or that target specific problems in order to break up adhesions and relax and lengthen a muscle. Trigger Point Therapy is used when a muscle impinges on a nerve and results in feelings such as pain, burning, tingling, or numbness in a remote area which is served by that nerve. Neuromuscular Therapy is a broad term that encompassesmany techniques, one of which is used for Trigger Point Therapy. With this technique, static pressure is applied to the trigger point to relax the trigger and relieve the pressure. Really sore and tight muscles may be able to take only light pressure, but we would apply it to the pain tolerance level you choose to maximize the benefit of the massage within your selected pain tolerance. Our therapists may also use techniques such as myofacial release (another neuromuscular technique), stretching, cupping, gua sha (scraping), or heat packs.



    Anxiety Massage


    30/60 Minute Sessions
    Coming in for an anxiety massage can make all the difference. In addition to releasing tension, it increases your body's levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress and lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.

    Anxiety Massage is much more than a relaxation massage. Hot and cold therapy is applied, acupressure is applied to certain points, and there are different strokes, aromatherapy and music. Having severe anxiety myself, I've studied it and learned how to help others who suffer from it. It can also serve as an assisted meditation session. It can be during a current anxiety attack episode, a day after, or just general help.

    Sports Massage


    30/60 Minute Sessions
    Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to reduce muscle tension, and to promote flexibility and to prevent injury. Our therapists perform basic sports massage. They are not certified to work on sports injuries.

    East Meets West Combination Massage


    30/60 Minute Sessions
    This massage combines Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular Therapy with Acupressure and Chinese Bodywork that affects the Sinew Meridians. This combination works on relaxing the body while using various techniques from various massage disciplines to find and alleviate pain in the body. Painful areas found will be remedied with attention and releases from Ah Shi points/”trigger points”, Jing Well points, and Hui points.

    Acupressure & Yin Style Bagua Bodywork


    30/60 Minute Sessions
    Acupressure ,”Finger Needles”, – is one of several forms of Asian bodywork (other types include shiatsu, tui-na, etc.) Bodywork is one of the three branches of Chinese medicine, along with herbal medicine and acupuncture, and is probably the oldest of them all. Both an art and science, this type of treatment is directed towards maintaining harmony of qi (chi) and blood throughout the body’s system of acupoints, meridians and organs. This results is pain relief, stress relief and enables the body to promote self healing. It involves both physical and energetic manipulation of the acupoints, channels and tissues with light to deep pressure.

    Acupressure & Meridian Bodywork: The two acupressure traditions practiced are the Daoist Zangfu Acupressure which is primarily focused on bringing health to the internal organs and the “Finger Needles” pressing point tradition that is part of Yin Style Bagua’s Bodywork 24 hand techniques. A selection of these other hand techniques – Combing, Palpating, Pushing, Rubbing, Scrubbing, Vibrating, Gentle Shaking, Grasping, Rocking, Pressing, Patting, will also, at various times, be utilized in each session.

    The Yin Style Bagua Bodywork is useful in dealing with a wide range of bodily issues and is recognized as a Qi first and strength second system. An example of this is in the use of the “Finger Needles”, which allows the tip of the finger to replace the acupuncture needle and the Qi “kungfu” of the practitioner to tonify and/or flow the meridians thus giving life to the body, mind, and spirit. Unlike Acupuncture and its needles, there is no place on the body where Acupressure cannot be used. (Examples of this are the eyes, ears, arteries, and the base of the skull.) As a special note, the client can remain clothed when this type of Acupressure is used and/or in Yin Style Bagua’s Bodywork sessions. .

    Qigong/Daoyin Therapeutic Exercises


    30/60 Minute Sessions
    In depth and hands on instruction on maintaining your vitality through your lifespan by performing various types of “healing without medicines exercises”. These cultivation practices (referred to as Qigong/Daoyin) are based on natural philosophies that integrate physical postures, breathing techniques, focused intention, stretching, physical and non-physical movement, and internal development and care to promote health, well being, and spiritual vitality.

    Qigong, also spelled Chi Kung, and pronounced chee gung, qigong, literally means “breath work”, or “energy practice”. Although there are qigong or qigong-like practices from many cultures, I am only familiar with, and speaking about, Chinese qigong. Qigong is a general term that refers to hundreds of different exercises from Taoist, Buddhist, martial and medical arts traditions. Some are very modern and some are thousands of years old.

    Each Qigong exercise is designed to attain specific results internally…like generating health in the organs of the body, helping to deal with certain emotions, or storing QI, moving qi in the body, developing Qi for healing or for martial purposes, and so on…But all the Qigong’s taught here also produce a whole body, mind, and spirit vitality that eventually shows outwardly.

    Qigong/Daoyin exercises offered :

    • Qigong was classically referred to as Daoyin which can be defined as guiding and leading Qi.

    ** All the Qigongs listed below start with Wuji Qigong from the Shangqing Daoist tradition. This Wuji Qigong, like other Qigongs of this type, brings you into a state relaxed stillness or it brings you to nothingness so you are open to everything. The Shangqing Wuji Qigong also serves as a strong foundation for forming a connection to the earth, making you aware of your Qi, how Qi moves, and how you can manipulate it, and it also starts to bring about the awareness of certain acupoints. After learning Wuji Qigong any and all of the other Qigongs/Daoyins are available to learn and practice.

    Qigong/Daoyin exercises being offered: Wuji Qigong, Opening the Gates Meridian Stretches, The Eight Healing Sounds of Yin Bagua, The Classical Set of the Six Healing Sounds, The Eight Storing Qi and Developing Sensitivity Exercises, Dragon Qigong, Yin Bagua Patting System, Daoyin Breathing, Circle Turning, Martial Qigong. Also, Traditional Sun Taiji, Yang Taiji Short Form, Six Daily Qi Meditations, Guiding Energy Sitting Meditation Closing Exercise, and the Microcosmic Orbit Meditation (A Qigong of the Mind).

    Benefits of Qigong: Qigong/Daoyin: Numerous findings have shown Qigong/Daoyin to be effective in increasing bone density, lowering of blood pressure, increasing cardiopulmonary fitness – even with health-compromised individuals. Improvements in balance and a reduction in falls among the elderly have also been demonstrated. Research has shown improvements in quality of life across a wide range of outcome measurements in both healthy and chronically ill patients such as an increase in confidence and self-efficacy and a significant reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression. Improvements in immune function such as white cell production (lymphocytes) and a reduction in inflammation have also been noted. Qigong has a positive rebalancing effect on our hormonal systems including pituitary, thyroid, ovarian, adrenal functions. It has also benefited those suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and fatigue. The above is far from a comprehensive list of the conditions that have benefited from the practice of Qigong/Daoyin.

    Reiki


    15/30 Minute Add-Ons and 30/60 Minute Sessions
    Reiki is a natural and safe method of spiritual healing from which everyone can benefit. It has proven effective in helping many illnesses and maladies and always has a beneficial effect. Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and encourage recovery; There is increasing research evidence documenting the effects of Reiki (such as lowered heart rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones, as well as increased immune strength). Additionally, Reiki can be used to relax and strengthen wellbeing; reduce pain, anxiety, and fatigue; help manage symptoms; reduce side effects of medications; and support recovery after injuries or surgery. Reiki heals by sending energy flowing through channels or meridians in your body and charging the affected areas with positive energy. The process causes negative energy to break apart and fall away. This is how Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing energy to flow in a healthy and natural way.

    During a Reiki session my hands are still for most of the treatment, moving only to change positions. I don't control Reiki energy; I merely rest my hands lightly on the body (or just above the body if needed). Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own. It flows where it is needed and creates the healing conditions necessary for your individual needs. Reiki energy in my hands flows in response to what your body requires at that moment. In this way, each Reiki treatment is automatically customized your immediate needs.

    Reflexology


    15/30 Minute Add-Ons and 30 Minute Sessions
    Reflexology is a therapy based on the principle that there are areas of innervation in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to specific muscle groups and organs of the body. The application of pressure on particular areas of the feet, hands or ears promotes benefits such as the relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and improvement in function in the related area in the body.

    The University of Minnisota has a web page citing research studies as to the benefits of Reflexology. Those studies indicated that Reflexolofy demonstrated an increase in blood flow to kidneys and to the intestines; that positive changes were noted in kidney functioning with kidney dialysis patients; they saw that blood pressure was decreased, and anxiety was lowered; Twenty-seven studies demonstrated a positive outcome for reduction in pain, e.g., AIDS, chest pain, peripheral neuropathy of diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, and osteoarthritis; others say that it may be beneficial for type 2 diabetes, lowering blood pressure, incontinence, tingling in MS, reduction in anxiety and pain during surgical procedures, and reduction in anxiety and depression in postmenopausal women. Studies with Cancer patients showed reduction of pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, and improved quality of life with reflexology. Studies showed reduction in weaning time from mechanical ventilation in patients undergoing open-heart surgery; showed that pressure sensors in the feet are linked to the same part of the brain as the baroreceptor reflex; regarding type 2 diabetes they concluded that the reflexology group showed more improvements in pain reduction, glycemic control, nerve conductivity, and thermal and vibration sensitivities than those of control subjects with statistical significance; regarding migrane/tension headache results showed that foot reflexology was at least as effective as drug therapy (Flunarizin); in infants, they note a statistically significant difference in pain scores of infants suffering from acute pain between the reflexology and control groups; the infants in the reflexology group also had lower heart rates, higher oxygen saturation, and shorter crying periods than the infants in the control group; in children 1-12 they report that the reflexology and massage group had the greatest increase in the number of bowel movements and the greatest reduction in constipation symptom scores; regarding post operative recovery, studies show statistically significant reduction of use of medication and pain levels over the control group, regarding sinusitis, studies showed that reflexology was as effective as nasal irrigation.

    Using thermographic pictures of the soles of the feet before and after reflexotherapy, along with similar pictures of the spinal column, Dr. Piquemal was able to show a change in the thermal pattern on the sole of the feet "that was reflected on the skin of the back for each of the five selected [cutaneous] zones" (2005). The importance of this research is that it ties reflexology work on the feet to blood flow of inner organs (lung, liver, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine), either through vasoconstriction or vasodilation via the autonomic nervous system. It appears that reflexology may be able to play a role in regulating blood flow disturbance, at least to these organs.


    Pregnancy Massage


    30/60/90 Minute Sessions

    Prenatal massage is tailored to the needs of the expectant Mother and is safe at any time during pregnancy, though after 13 weeks the mom to be will not be allowed to lie on her stomach. We use pillows to position and support her in a sideline position to ensure that both the Mother and baby are as comfortable as possible. Prenatal massage differs in that some parts of the body are avoided and special attention is paid to pregnancy related issues. While we will still work tight muscles, we will go no firmer than a hurts so good on our pain scale. Prenatal massage can reduce stress and anxiety, take away aches that are in the joints and muscles, and lessen swelling in the arms and legs.

    Miscarriage is more common during the first trimester of pregnancy. While massage has not been determined to increase this risk during a normal, healthy pregnancy, your doctor should be consulted prior to receiving massage, especially in the first trimester. Following are some, but not all conditions that require your doctor's permission prior to receiving a pregnancy massage.

    **High Risk Pregnancy
    **Previous pre-term labor
    **Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
    **Preeclampsia
    **Severe Swelling
    **Sudden severe headache
    **Recently gave birth


    TMJ Massage


    30 Minute Sessions, 15 Minute Add-On
    Becca is the only one to offer this as a separate service. She works inside and outside the mouth. She offers it as a 15 minute add-on, and as a 30 minute service. The 30 minute session includes instruction on how you can do it yourself. The rest of us will include outside the mouth techniques during our massage when appropriate.

    Geriatric/Comforting Touch Massage


    30 Minute Sessions
    A gentle, very light massage. This is ideal for elderly or ill clients who desire comforting touch and the relaxation and increased circulation it brings.

    Stellar Signature Upgrade


    No Extra Time
    Enhance your massage with Stellar Massage's signature integration of hot towels and hot stones into your massage.

    OnSite Chair Massage


    Serving the Birmingham, Alabama Metro Area
    Mobile Massage in your office
    Chair Massage is one of the best ways for employers to show appreciation for their employees and boost morale and productivity. Offering Chair Massage increases satisfaction with the employer, increases loyalty, and leads to a happier work environment. Not only does chair massage lower stress, it addresses muscle tension that distracts employees and reduces productivity. This tension can even lead to injury and time lost from work. You can make chair massage a regular event, part of an employee appreciation day, a perk for those celebrating their anniversary with the company or their birthday month, or part of an office party. Whatever the reason, your employees are sure to be excited!

    Chair massage is not performed at the employee's desk, it is performed on a special chair we provide. We will need a small empty office or at least 30 square feet of clear space. A schedule must be prepared ahead of time to ensure that employees know when they are to receive their massage so we can get every one in and leave on time. A 5 minute break each hour must be included in the schedule. Parking must be available on site and must be free or added to the fee.

    You are reserving a specific period of time overall, not per person. If you are not ready for us to set up at the appointed time, or your employees are not ready at their appointed times, their massage time may need to be shortened, but the fee will not be reduced.

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