Shanti is currently offering the following Wellness Options: Thai Massage with Darin, Massage with Jack, Holistic Body, Mind and Spirit Consultation with Lacey, Bio-Dialetic Energy work with Jack or Lacey, and Infrared sauna sessions. See below for more details.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Buddhist spiritual practice. The massage takes place fully clothed on a mat on the floor allowing the practitioner to use her palms, thumbs, elbows, and feet to apply pressure along the body’s energy lines and pressure points, and gently apply yoga stretches to the whole body.
Thai Yoga Massage is based on the yogic belief that vital energy (prana) flows through a series of channels in the human energy body. Obstructions to the free flow of this energy may manifest in the form of disease, discomfort or emotional problems. The aim of Thai yoga massage is to stimulate the flow of healing energy within the body, restoring equilibrium and harmony, promoting a return to good health. This enhanced energy flow relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically. Thai Yoga Massage also generates a deep state of relaxation and promotes centeredness and well-being for both the client and practitioner.
Experience this unique form of holistic therapy that is the physical application of a form of Buddhist meditation known as metta or loving kindness, and enjoy bringing body, mind, and spirit back into balance and harmony for health, happiness and wellness of being.
At Shanti, Thai yoga massage is offered by Darin who is a certified practitioner. He has studied with two of the world’s foremost practitioners, Kam Thye Chow in Montreal,(www.lotuspalm.com) and Asokananda in northern Thailand (www.asokananda.com)
Rate: $95 plus HST for a 90 minute massage
MASSAGES WITH JACKSON SEIDLER
Jack is a certified Raynor massage practioner – a holistic deep tissue trigger point release method of massage utilizing deep breath work, while incorporating styles and techniques from all over the world like shiatsu, Hawaiian lomi-lomi, Swedish, reflexology, abdominal, accupressure, Ayruvedic, Thai and Chinese massage. This method of massage adresses the 4 layers of tension: physical, mental, emotional, and traumatic. He focuses on finding any tension in the body and getting rid of it from the root, providing long lasting relief from pain. He has has also had trainings in polarity therapy and biodynamic cranial sacral therapy. Guided by stillness and fueled by compassion, Jack is dedicated to providing the most effective, and personalized session he can.
Rate: $95 plus HST for a 90 minute massage
$70 plus HST for 60 minute reflexology
BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT CONSULTATION WITH LACEY BUDGE (60 minutes)
A Holistic Mind, Body and Spirit consultation is unlike most traditional health care “appointments.” Lacey is dedicated to guiding individuals to live a holistic life, and to rediscovering that which is already within. She takes into account the wholeness and interconnectedness of your Being (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies) and uses tools such as whole food nutrition, yoga, meditation, pranayama, self inquiry, connecting to nature, and more, to guide you back into a life of balance. Lacey combines professional knowledge (Registered Holistic Nutritionist, self-taught vegetarian chef, yoga and meditation instructor, inspirational guest speaker, spiritual life coach) and personal life experience to meet you, as you are, in the moment. Throughout the consult, she will invite you to take a look at your life from a perspective that you may have not considered. For full details about the consultation, visit www.holisticlacey.com
BIO-DIALETIC ENERGY WORK
Bio-dialetic energy work is rooted in Biodynamic craniosacral bodywork. Bio-Dialectic, created by Secret Fine, is a modality for listening to the body and assisting in the “self healing” process. This gentle hands on healing method connects you with your own inner stillness and ability to self-heal. As you are guided into a state of deep relaxation, the body begins to open and release deeply stored tension, pain, trauma, emotions, stress, etc. Bio refers to the human biology, the energy and anatomy of the body, and Dialectic was popularized by Plato and means “the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions”. Together they form what is the search of truth in the moment for that person.
Lacey and Jack have both studied directly with Secret, in Costa Rica, to learn this unique and profound style of energy work.
Rate: $70 plus HST for a 75 minute session.
Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Benefits include detoxification, relaxation, improved circulation, anti-aging effect, cell health, skin purification, weight loss, pain relief and more.
One infrared sauna session per guest is included in all weekend and mid-week retreats. B&B guests can enjoy the sauna wellness option for $15 + HST.