Services

At Shiva’s Massage, our services cater to many different goals, whether it is general pain relief from overdoing it, stress reduction, or finding some much needed answers to long-term, chronic pain.

Session Options

Sessions lengths are generally: 30 min. | 45 min. | 60 min. | 75 min. | 90 min. | 120 min.

Swedish Massage | Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL A relaxation massage is a soft and gentle treatment that lightly relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation by calming the nervous system and relieves stress within the body and mind to create an inner feeling of calmness and wellbeing.

Relaxation Massage

A relaxation massage is a soft and gentle treatment that lightly relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation by calming the nervous system and relieves stress within the body and mind to create an inner feeling of calmness and wellbeing. 

Therapeutic Massage at Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Deeply Therapeutic Massage

In the deeply therapeutic massage, the therapist applies specific techniques to release tension held within the muscular structures of the body. Deep to firm pressure is used to gain access to these deeper layers of muscular tissue to release any knots, stuckness within the surrounding connective tissue and relieve chronic aches and pains held in the body. 

Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) | Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Neurosomatic Therapy

Neurosomatic Therapy (NST) is a type of therapy that aims to relieve pain and improve movement by addressing the underlying causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The body’s muscles, bones, and connective tissues all work together in a complex system, and dysfunction in one area can affect the rest of the body. 

The NST Specialist is highly trained in how the body’s muscles and bones work together, are able to identify areas of dysfunction and develop effective treatment plans. Additionally, NST Specialists recognize that the mind and body are interconnected and that emotional and psychological factors can also play a role in musculoskeletal dysfunction. NST practitioners are trained to take a holistic approach to healthcare, addressing both physical and emotional factors to provide a comprehensive and effective treatment. 

Neurosomatic Therapy can provide a variety of benefits, including pain relief, improved movement, and increased overall well-being by addressing the underlying causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It can also improve movement patterns and flexibility, making it easier to perform daily activities and preventing future injury. In addition to physical benefits, NST can also have a positive impact on emotional well-being by recognizing the connection between the mind and body which reduces stress and anxiety, improves mood, and promotes a sense of relaxation and overall well-being.

Overall, the results of NST can be highly individualized and depend on the specific needs and goals of each client. However, many people report significant improvements in pain, mobility, and overall quality of life after undergoing NST treatment.

Cupping Therapy & Massage Combo | Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy made its way to modern society primarily due to the 2006 Olympics, but has been used since ancient times. Cupping uses a negative pressure that draws the tissue up inside of the cup which, in-turn, takes the stress off of any structures below, like nerves, fascia, organs and muscular tissue. This “suction” brings fresh blood flow and nutrients to the area which aids in the healing process of the area.

Depending on the goals of the service, different styles of cups and techniques of cupping are used to relax the muscles, bring range of motion back to the joints, reduce nerve pain and decrease stagnation within the tissues. The cups the practitioner uses can be used stationary over or next areas of dysfunction and pain, in a massage-like movement pattern, over the stomach to increase digestion, and/or stationary with stretching incorporated to really bring mobility back to the body.

It is very important to note that the detox symptoms can be worse if the client is dehydrated so be sure to drink plenty of water before and after the session. If you have never received cupping before, it is also expected to have nonpermanent marking left behind, which could last up to two weeks in extreme cases.

 

Chanelle | Chanelle's Cure | Owner and Massage Therapist at Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Medical Massage

Medical Massage is an outcome-based massage that uses the focused application of advanced massage techniques, primarily targeting specific problems like sciatica, migraines, and old rotator cuff injuries. This session can be prescribed by a physician or performed after a postural assessment by a Certified Medical Massage Therapist. The blend of techniques increase range of motion, improve neck and back pain, and reduce problems like piriformis syndrome.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. It is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or “decongest” the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and healthy fluid back into them, as well as to help speed up the body's ability to move lymph.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a light, skin-stretching massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb. It is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid. Therapy is applied to your unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or “decongest” the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and healthy fluid back into them, as well as to help speed up the body’s ability to move lymph.

Medical Massage at Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Sports Massage

Sports massage is focused and systematic, targeting muscles that are used in a specific sport. It uses various techniques to decrease muscle pain enhance circulation and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility to support safe and effective movement. While often sought by elite and amateur athletes, sports massage can also be beneficial for anyone who regularly exercises that is looking for optimal recovery and improved performance. 

Warm Stone Massage at Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Warm Stone Massage

Warm stone massage, are you ready to let your tension and stress melt away with this warming and relaxing experience? Warm basalt stones are used to help improve circulation and calm the nervous system.

Sarintip, originally from Thailand, blends many techniques both from east and west to target her client’s areas of pain. In her sessions, Alex uses traditional Thai massage as well as other various stretching techniques along side, lymphatic drainage, cupping, hot, cold, and Himalayan stones. She also incorporates a RAD roller to loosen adhesions stuck deep in the muscles. Alex specializes in targeting head, neck, shoulder tightness to reduce headaches and migraines. She also incorporates techniques to reduce leg, hip, and lower back pain. Alex’s goal is to help each of her client’s feel better after their session. Sarintip blends numerous techniques from cupping, Thai stretching, lymphatic drainage, and various other therapeutic and myofascial techniques that loosen tightness stuck deep in the hips and shoulders. Her neck work is fabulous at reducing headaches and migraines.

Thai Stretching Massage

Thai stretching massage is preformed fully clothed. The therapist  combines compression, acupressure, and passive stretching to increase the range of motion in your joints and muscles all while loosening energetic blockages in the body. ***Important to come wearing comfortable loose fitting clothing***

Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Everyone affected by cancer — people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, those at the end of life, and even caregivers — can benefit from oncology massage. These benefits can include: respite from pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Clinical assessments and adaptations to the massage session for someone affected by cancer are critical to providing a safe massage. A trained oncology massage therapist makes adaptations for: Fatigue Peripheral neuropathy Low blood cell counts Blood clots Bone pain Bone metastases Radiation or surgery Removal of lymph nodes Lymphedema Medications Medical devices Late effects of treatment Unlike many massage applications, oncology massage is not a series of techniques or applied protocols. A client-centered approach is the hallmark of oncology massage. Each session is tailored to the client’s unique circumstance.

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is the modification of massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Everyone affected by cancer — people in active treatment, those in recovery or survivorship, those at the end of life, and even caregivers — can benefit from oncology massage. These benefits can include: respite from pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Clinical assessments and adaptations to the massage session for someone affected by cancer are critical to providing a safe massage.

A trained oncology massage therapist makes adaptations for:

Unlike many massage applications, oncology massage is not a series of techniques or applied protocols. A client-centered approach is the hallmark of oncology massage. Each session is tailored to the client’s unique circumstance.

All physical, mental and emotional disorders can be perceived as "dissonance" in our electrical system. Tuning is able to locate, diminish and resolve this dissonance and in doing so, alleviate and even eradicate the corresponding physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms. During a Tuning session, a client lies fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner activates a tuning fork and scans the biofield slowly, beginning from about six feet away. The practitioner is: ​  • feeling for resistance and turbulence in the client's field  • listening for a change in the overtones and undertones of the tuning fork ​ When the practitioner encounters a turbulent area he/she continues to activate the tuning fork and hold it in that specific spot. Research suggests the body's organizing intelligence uses the steady coherent vibrational frequency of the tuning fork to "tune" itself. ​ In short order, the dissonance resolves and the sense of resistance gives way. This appears to correspond to the release of tension with the body. People relax and breathe more freely and the body enters into an increased flow state.

Biofield Tuning

Get Tuned up!

All physical, mental and emotional disorders can be perceived as “dissonance” in our electrical system. Tuning is able to locate, diminish and resolve this dissonance and in doing so, alleviate and even eradicate the corresponding physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms.

During a Biofield Tuning session, a client lies fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner activates a tuning fork and scans the biofield (energy field) slowly.

The practitioner is feeling for resistance and turbulence in the client’s field and listening for a change in the tonal frequencies of the tuning fork.

​When the practitioner encounters an area that needs attention, they continue to activate the tuning fork and hold it in that specific spot until the area resolves and the sense of resistance gives way. This appears to correspond to the release of tension with the body. People relax and breathe more freely and the body enters into an increased state of flow.

 

Guided breathing mediation for anyone looking to release stuck patterns in their lives, traumatic events, and emotions held deep within the mind and body. This 3-stage rhythm helps calm the brain and allows clients to experience a connection to their bodies. Not “good at mediation”? This session is meant for you! During the meditation clients become more aware of buried emotion and deep-seated trauma while identifying the necessary steps toward healing those wounds. Results vary from person to person, but most clients report a reduced level of anxiety, a sense of being consciously present and connected, and in many cases having had “a spiritual experience” — often for the very first time. Self-judgment is reduced, self-love is achieved, and most importantly, clients gain awareness that they have the power to generate the same sense of relief. Some report a rise in energy, and you might start to vibrate and feel your energy very clearly. The breath is the fast-track to achieve what years of therapy cannot, mental and physical healing! It is important that you are comfortable so be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Breathwork

Breathwork is a guided breathing mediation for anyone looking to release old patterns in their lives, traumatic events, and emotions held deep within the mind and body.

This 3-stage rhythm helps calm the brain and allows clients to experience a connection to their bodies. Not “good at mediation”? This session is meant for you! During the meditation clients are able to move buried emotion and trauma through their bodies.

Results vary from person to person, but most clients report a reduced level of anxiety, a sense of being consciously present and connected, and in many cases having had “a spiritual experience” — often for the very first time.

It is important that you are comfortable so be sure to wear comfortable clothing.

Reflexology at Shiva's Massage | Dunedin, FL

Reflexology Massage

In a reflexology massage session the therapist stimulates the points from the hands and the feet can be worked to have a direct effect on the body. Digestive trouble, insomnia, pain in the spine, and headaches are just a few symptoms we can address during your session.

Reiki is an energy healing technique in which a Reiki master (who has undergone formal training in this healing art) uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what’s known in Reiki as life force energy) through the client’s body to reduce stress and promote healing.

Reiki Healing

Reiki Healing is an energy healing technique in which a Reiki master (who has undergone formal training in this healing art) uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what’s known in Reiki as life force energy) through the client’s body to reduce stress and promote healing.

Acupressure, Reflexology and Reiki come together to reset, renew and revive your body's natural healing and energy systems to promote a more calming and stable energy field both internally and externally. During the session the therapist stimulates points on the body and the feet to encourage the movement of Qi (life force energy) and support the nervous system while accessing the healing energy of Reiki to help promote a better mental and physical healing response within the body.

A Perfect Trinity

A Perfect Trinity: Acupressure, Reflexology and Reiki come together to reset, renew and revive your body’s natural healing and energy systems to promote a more calming and stable energy field both internally and externally. During the session the therapist stimulates points on the body and the feet to encourage the movement of Qi (life force energy) and support the nervous system while accessing the healing energy of Reiki to help promote a better mental and physical healing response within the body.

Your soul healing journey with Sharon will begin with a white sage aura clearing in order to remove negative energy in and around your aura as well as bring back all of the rich vibrant colors and positive energy into your space allowing positive energy to be drawn to you. Your journey continues with an intentional guided meditation to further relax your mind and your body, and to set your chakras to allow your intention to become a reality and allow your mind and body to relax with perfect freedom in all space and time. Next, Sharon releases the power of Reiki in order to cleanse and balance the chakra system. Designed for your own personal needs, this intentional guided reset allows for healing of mind, body and soul allowing physical, emotional and mental reset and healing. Continuing even deeper into your journey, we welcome sound healing therapy as a way to further your relaxation, opening you to receive vibrations that will promote resonation on a much higher and deeper level. One last blessing of Reiki will close your session allowing your intentions to be set within yourself and released into the universe in order for you to receive it as a gift. This session is preformed fully clothed.

Soul Healing Journey

Your soul healing journey with Sharon will begin with a white sage aura clearing in order to remove negative energy in and around your aura as well as bring back all of the rich vibrant colors and positive energy into your space allowing positive energy to be drawn to you. Your journey continues with an intentional guided meditation to further relax your mind and your body, and to set your chakras to allow your intention to become a reality and allow your mind and body to relax with perfect freedom in all space and time. Next, Sharon releases the power of Reiki in order to cleanse and balance the chakra system. Designed for your own personal needs, this intentional guided reset allows for healing of mind, body and soul allowing physical, emotional and mental reset and healing. Continuing even deeper into your journey, we welcome sound healing therapy as a way to further your relaxation, opening you to receive vibrations that will promote resonation on a much higher and deeper level. One last blessing of Reiki will close your session allowing your intentions to be set within yourself and released into the universe in order for you to receive it as a gift.

This session is performed fully clothed.