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Sacred Space Integral Therapy
Sacred Space Integral Therapy
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Offers remote services
  • Serves Lauderdale Lakes, FL

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I combine my extensive training in massage and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and yoga teacher training, into a unique style of holistic therapy. My physical therapy training set the foundation for my style of bodywork, integrating knowledge of the structure and function of the body along with elements of mind and spirit. I believe that in order to maintain consistent peace and health, we must take action to nurture and nourish our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, as they are all an integral part of our whole being. I have been a therapist for over 15 years. During a therapy sessions I use elements that soothe and promote peace through all of the senses, such as aromatherapy and sound healing tools such as tuning forks and crystal bowls. I believe in the importance of connecting into the mind body connection, and using the power of breathe work, meditation and other healing practices such as exercise, bodywork and yoga, to help maintain balance, joy and inner peace, within the chaos of the world we live in. I also believe in the healing powers of nature and I make it a priority in my life to take time to be submerged in the ocean here in FL, or in the redwood forest of the West coast, near Santa Cruz, California, where I also have a wonderful community. I am also fluent in Spanish, as my dear family is from Argentina and Peru, where I also like to journey and spend time. Working intuitively with each client, I enjoy helping others tap into their own healing light, joy and possibilities, within each and every one of us. Our offerings include >Physical Therapy >Massage therapy >Sound Healing >Aromatherapy >Couples massages / Mother & daughter sessions >Parent and me massage instruction > Pediatric Physical Therapy >Private yoga instruction >Massage therapy with a rehabilitation focus. We are also mobile! So you can hire us to set up a Sacred healing Space and provide massage therapy onsite for your employees, at a private gathering or community event.See more


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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a massage therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Ask your massage therapist if they offer consultations over a video chat or phone call. If they do, ask them any questions you have about the upcoming appointment. For example, ask what precautions they're taking to keep both parties safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You might also want to ask if they offer gift cards that can be used at a later time, remote services or even virtual lessons for you or members in your household.

Also, ask how they plan to handle payments, and whether you can pay through an online or digital method instead of with physical cash or credit cards. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a massage therapist when social distancing?

Because massage therapy requires person-to-person contact, social distancing is not possible. However, you can ask massage therapists near you if they can offer remote services instead, such as lessons for you and your partner.

If you don’t want to book an appointment with a massage therapist right now, but you will in the future when the pandemic subsides, consider paying your massage therapist in advance or tipping them anyway. You can also ask about buying a gift card for future work. 

Do massage therapists offer remote or virtual services?

Ask massage therapists near you about the possibility of remote services. You might come across profiles that state the therapist is offering remote services such as lessons and techniques you can do on your own, with a friend or with a partner.

Does a massage therapist need to enter my home?

Many massage therapists operate their businesses out of their own homes, though some offer mobile massages and come to your home. You should ask the massage therapist where they typically operate and if they are making any special accommodations to better observe the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing

If you must cancel or delay your massage therapy appointment due to COVID-19, consider asking the therapist if they can offer massage techniques or lessons via video chat, email or some other digital format. You can also ask if it's possible to buy gift cards that can be used at a later time.

Can I use digital payments to pay for a massage?

Many massage therapists accept digital payments through Venmo, Apple Pay, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle and other online platforms. Even businesses that do not typically accept digital payments may be changing their methods to practice social distancing. Just check with your massage therapist before the appointment to see how they handle payments.  

How can I find out if a massage therapist is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

The definition of an essential COVID-19 service provider varies from state to state and city to city. To see which businesses are considered essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city.

You can also read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.

Why is it called a Swedish massage?

Everyone loves Swedish massage. It’s soothing and relaxing and, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is proven to relieve pain. Swedish massage can also relieve symptoms associated with chronic illness, arthritis, depression and other ailments. The term Swedish massage is actually a massive mixup, according to Massage Magazine. The technique would be more aptly named classical massage, which it is often called. What we in the United States refer to as Swedish massage was actually invented by a Dutch physician named Johan Georg Mezger. Mezger systematized and gave French names to the five massage techniques used today in Swedish (or classic) massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. The confusion began when the techniques systematized by Mezger were attributed to Per Henrik Ling, the founder of the Swedish Movement System who had practiced his similar techniques in his gymnasium. In many parts of the world, Swedish massage is called classic massage, and most massage therapists will understand either term.

What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.

Is Swedish massage safe during pregnancy?

As long as your prenatal care physician has cleared you for prenatal massage, it should be safe to indulge yourself in a Swedish massage during pregnancy. In fact, scheduling regular pregnancy massages can have wonderful health benefits for you and the baby. Swedish and other massages can feel great and also have a variety of health benefits, according to studies published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Some of the benefits of pregnancy massage include reduction in leg and back pain, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and a better overall mood.

To find the right massage therapist for you, read the therapist’s online reviews and call to ask them about their experience with prenatal massage. Massage therapists who have been specially trained in prenatal massage techniques often advertise this area of expertise on their websites. Don’t hesitate to ask questions beforehand, and to communicate during the massage about what does and does not feel good.

Reviews for Lauderdale Lakes massage therapists
Phil H.
Amazing massage, Mary is humble and very talented. One of the best massages in years.
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Beres L.
It was the best massage I’ve received. Very professional exactly what was said of massage.
Massage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMTMassage and Healing, by Elaine Johnson LMT
Max M.
I had a great massage and experience! I will be getting another massage soon!
Body Focus massage by Ana MariaBody Focus massage by Ana Maria
Edwin M.
Great massage. Eric was very nice and had great communication. Was able to accommodate my massage for the same day. I’ll def be getting a massage with him again.
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding massage. David did a great job. Best massage I've had in years
Spacibo Therapeutic MassageSpacibo Therapeutic Massage
John W.
Terrific Massage!
Healing from EricHealing from Eric
Tony C.
Great massage!
Rika’s MassageRika’s Massage
Don H.
An absolutely great massage. My first Thai massage but will not be my last. I highly recommend him.
Riko's Thai Yoga Bodywork  (Thai Massage)Riko's Thai Yoga Bodywork (Thai Massage)
Daniel m.
Awesome massage !
Andy C.
Wonderful massage
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Andrew B.
Great massage
Body Focus massage by Ana MariaBody Focus massage by Ana Maria
Ritchie s.
This was my first massage ever very professional hair all my triggerpoints will definitely look another massage
Joey’s Holistic HealingJoey’s Holistic Healing
Fran F.
Great massage! Shane is personable, professional, offered good advice. I will be having regular massages from him for sure.
Halfway 2 Heaven, LLCHalfway 2 Heaven, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
This was the best massage I have ever had.....If you need a deep tissue massage, ask for far the best ever....only problem is she's only there on Thursdays.....Would highly recommend Planet Massage to everyone!!!
Planet Massage Urban OasisPlanet Massage Urban Oasis
Allison P.
Excellent! One of the best massages I have gotten in a while. At first I was a little concerned about being massaged on the floor, but it made all the difference with the massage. She was able to stretch me out and maneuver. I got a Swedish massage and my boyfriend got deep tissue. We will both definitely be using Mula again. Thank you!
Heather S.
Great massage! Thank u!
Alex R.
Excellent massage. On time. Professional.
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Alex R.
Great massage. Very professional.
HEALiN Bodywork | Energy | Plant MedicineHEALiN Bodywork | Energy | Plant Medicine
John G.
Strong massage very good
P. H.
Wonderful experience and great massage!
Focused Healing MassageFocused Healing Massage
Megan M.
Mary have an excellent massage!
Mary RuchalaMary Ruchala
Sam P.
Blas from Relax Massage Therapy is an excellent, knowledgeable, and caring therapist who provided a healing and relaxing massage to me. I forgot the world and was transported to another world. The pressure was strong and firm, but gentle and intuitive as well. I recommend the 90 minute massage. Sam
Relax. Massage TherapyRelax. Massage Therapy
Eliane C.
I have been getting massages for 3 years now because I get bad migraines due to tension. I an very picky with my massage therapist and was for once blown away with the massage! From A to Z one of the best. Would recommend him to anyone!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
Yoni A.
Excellent massage and service. Thanks Christina!
Sirène MassageSirène Massage
Marcus B.
My girlfriend raved about the massage!
Divine BodyWork By ErnestDivine BodyWork By Ernest
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