& Bodywork with Dave Pratt, LMT, BA

          * Prices do not include tax or gratuity.

Medical Massage Option

$90/60 minutes

Great for treating pain, physical imbalance and a variety of soft tissue problems. Included are a combination of techniques that release restrictions and restore normal tone to rigid muscles and connective tissue, often utilizing muscle lengthening or unwinding of tissues to re-educate the patterns that have gone awry. Each session can emphasize either a specific area of the body or a particular condition and may include myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and “homework” exercises to help you to keep going in the right direction.

A few conditions that respond well to this treatment include: Chronic neck and shoulder pain and/or restriction; whiplash; headaches; sciatica; thoracic outlet syndrome; back pain, numbness and tingling in the arms. * If you have a prescription for this treatment, please bring it with you to your appointment.

Pregnancy Massage

$80/60 minutes

This comprehensive (and relaxing) treatment addresses the structural, physiological and psychological discomforts of pregnancy with an emphasis on getting the mother-to-be comfortable on the table. The treatment time can be used simply for rejuvenation or more specifically to treat common challenges for the pregnant woman, including fatigue, sciatic and carpal tunnel-like pain, low-back and hip issues. Therapists are certified in pregnancy massage therapy.

The Grateful Body Brown Sugar Foot Glow

$120/70 minutes

Wow. Your feet are going to be happy, and the rest of you will be just as content too. This one-of-a-kind treatment starts with Shiatsu and Reflexology to wake up your feet and gets your toes singing with delight. Next, you’ll receive a relaxing Swedish foot massage using Grateful Body’s Midnight Oil, a decadently healthy blend of nutrient-rich plant medicinals that have an almost other-worldly-good aroma. An exfoliating, organic brown sugar foot scrub with coconut cream oil is your final ticket to “becoming one” with the massage table. It includes steamy towels to cleanse your newly-softened feet and removes that last layer of stress too. To help drop all the stress, a full and detailed back massage with moist heat packs is also included. Enjoy.

Breema Bodywork Treatments

$80/60 minutes and $45/30 minutes

Breema bodywork sequences use a wide variety of rhythmic movements, gentle stretches, and fully-supported postures which are comfortable and enjoyable for the practitioner as well as the recipient. This approach comes from a deep understanding of the unity of all life, and is expressed in practical terms by Breema's Nine Principles of Harmony. The principles help the practitioner become balanced and to conserve energy which is usually lost to physical, mental and emotional tension. They create an atmosphere of real acceptance in which the recipient can most deeply be nurtured.

Breema treatments at True Nature are either 30 or 60 minutes, and are received and comfortably padded rugs.Recipients should wear clothes that are loose or stretchy, with long pants and socks. Read more about Breema and Breema bodywork treatments...

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About Dave Pratt

Dave has been practicing massage and bodywork since 1997, and still loves the work. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Breema Bodywork Instructor and Practitioner, and a yoga teacher. Dave has had a life-long interest in meditation and Consciousness studies, and was a student of Tim McCarthy of the Kent Zendo for about a decade. David holds advanced certifications in Somatic Release in Clinical Massage, Bodywork for The Childbearing Year. He has helped thousands of clients to reach greater levels of harmony and balance in their lives. Since beginning to study massage and bodywork, Dave has also received training in and practices Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity, Shiatsu, and Reflexology. He also likes to write poetry and articles on massage and wellness, with close to 200 published articles.

Massage Therapy Sessions

$100/60 minutes and $140/90 minutes

Dave treats each session as a unique opportunity help bring you to a more balanced state. There is no "cookie cutter" approach to these treatments, as one person's needs may be very specifically aimed at reducing dysfunctional patterns of use and chronic physical tension and another may wish to experience massage therapy as a supported form of deep meditation. Regardless of whether he is working on a particular muscle group or giving an overall, relaxing treatment, Dave approaches the practice as a moving meditation and brings over 12,000 hours of clinical, hands-on experience to each session. These treatments include professional-grade steam heat packs that aid in releasing overall stress and tension and contribute significantly to the relief of pain.

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