SALT CITY BODYWORKS IS ABOUT

Transformation

Physical, Mental and Spiritual.

How Salt City Can

Support You

You feel most alive when our mind, body and psyche are connected. The effect of trauma, whether an accumulation of events or one sudden impact, flips the breaker switch between these parts to prevent disintegration and help you survive. While critical in the short term, living in a disconnected fashion over time can deprive your life of its sense of meaning and depth. Salt City Bodyworks offers a variety of therapeutic approaches to heal trauma and support reconnection so you can transform from surviving to thriving.

Somatic Experiencing™

A world renowned body-based approach for treating shock trauma including PTSD.

Trauma-Informed Massage Therapy

Serves clients with PTSD, panic disorders, generalized anxiety and heightened sensitivities.

NARM

An advanced therapeutic model for attachment, developmental and complex trauma including C-PTSD.

Traditional Bodywork

Therapeutic massage in varying modalities like Deep Tissue, Swedish style, Thai Yoga and more.

Somatic Experiencing™

The Body Remembers

$125 for 60 min session,
$155 for 75 minute session
$185 for 90 minute session

When a traumatic event occurs, a protective circuit between the brain and body activates. The brain’s flight-or-fight impulse responds with defensive emotions of fear, anxiety, panic or rage. At the same time, the body activates physiological responses like trembling, crying, or running. These physiological reactions to trauma discharge energy that signals to the brain that you are alive and safe—the need for fight-or-flight has passed. The circuit is complete and you can return to a state of balance and calm. But when trauma strikes unexpectedly—an accident, an assault, a sudden death or loss—the body is often too overwhelmed to respond and physiological responses are suppressed. You find you are too shocked to cry, to tremble or to fight. You feel empty or numb. With time you may come to understand and even accept the impact of the event, but you struggle to move forward. Without the “all clear” from the body, the fight-or-flight fear and anxiety remains as real as the moment the trauma happened.

Somatic Experiencing™ therapy is a world renowned body-based approach to shock trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine that seeks to close the protective circuit and restore your sense of calm and balance. Through personal therapy in a safe and comfortable environment, your counselor can help you renegotiate traumatic events in the past by slowing down the experience and allowing your body to process events in the present moment, completing the circuit that was interrupted by trauma.

Complimentary 30 minute consultations are available.

NARM

Bridging Mind and Body to Heal Complex Trauma

$125 for 60 min session,
$155 for 75 minute session
$185 for 90 minute session

Complex trauma has roots that go deeper than a single event. Attachment, relational,and developmental trauma can create unconscious patterns of personal disconnection that negatively affect your identity, behavior, relationships and emotional stability. Who you are and how you relate to the world around becomes compromised by adverse events leading to compensations and coping mechanisms that further distance you from achieving a healthy, balanced sense of self.

The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an advanced therapeutic practice that bridges traditional psychotherapy with somatic approaches to help heal complex trauma. As a mindfulness-based clinical therapy, NARM works simultaneously with both the physiology and psychology of individuals to address issues of identity and self, and works to resolve patterned behaviors you have developed to engage the world around you. Your counselor can help you reestablish positive connections to the parts of your self that are authentic, organized, and functional, while simultaneously identifying dysfunctional beliefs and practices that hold you back from experiencing life to the fullest. Learn more at https://narmtraining.com/what-is-narm/

Complimentary 30 minute consultations are available.

Trauma-Informed Massage Therapy

$125 for 60 min session,

$185 for 90 minute session

Trauma-informed massage therapy serves clients with PTSD, panic disorders, generalized anxiety and heightened sensitivities. The purpose of each session is to provide the general benefits that bodywork brings—relaxation, pain relief and connecting touch—but with the added security of working with a therapist who has advanced education in somatic-based trauma physiology and who is skilled in working with heightened activation in the nervous system. If the client happens to experience a trigger or onset of symptoms during the session, the therapist will assist the client in feeling safe and grounded while gently facilitating the nervous system in returning back to a relaxed and resting state.

Jenny received her master’s degree in somatic psychology from Pacifica Graduate Insitute in Santa Barbara, CA in 2014. In 2016 she completed a three-year training from the Somatic Experiencing™ Trauma Institute (SETI) to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in order to provide trauma-informed bodywork at advanced levels. In addition, she has received specialized training from Kathy Kain through SETI in using touch-based methods to work with complex trauma.

Traditional Bodywork

Swedish Massage

$80/120 per 60/90 minutes. This pricing reflects a flat rate—gratuities do not apply.

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance and greater flexibility. The session includes an optional, customized aromatherapy treatment.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage $95/140 per 60/90 minutes. This pricing reflects a flat rate—gratuities do not apply.

Deep Tissue Massage $95/140 per 60/90 minutes. This pricing reflecDeep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions and past lingering injuries. Heat packs are routinely used in this treatment as a way of facilitating release and enhancing the effectiveness of the massage strokes. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure we are working within your range of tolerance. Choose from a variety of muscle balms as a soothing way to round out your treatment. Keep in mind that it’s common to feel a little sore afterward though this is not always the case. As always, plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released during the session.

CranioSacral Therapy

$85/125 per 60/90 minutes. This pricing reflects a flat rate—gratuities do not apply.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain and mental stress, among other things. It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. Developed by physician William Sutherland, this therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system, creating a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.

Lymphatic Drainage

$85/125 per 60/90 minutes. This pricing reflects a flat rate—gratuities do not apply.

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body—especially in areas that may be swollen—relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from surgery or pregnancy and strengthening resistance to illness.

Thai Yoga Massage

$95/140 per 60/90 minutes.

This pricing reflects a flat rate—gratuities do not apply. Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It’s also called Thai Yoga massage because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. Some say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain and help you function more effectively at work and home.

SCBW Covid Update

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