Bodywork and Healing Modalities
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition emphasizes the importance of bringing body, breath and mind into balance in order to attain a sense of spiritual well-being. Our wellness center offers several types of treatments that can help you achieve that balance.
We offer sessions that include bodywork, massage, sound healing, energy healing, yoga, and movement that will complement your relaxing stay at our retreat center. Kum Nye, a unique form of Tibetan yoga and self-massage, teaches techniques that help us to keep our bodies in good balance with our minds on a daily basis.
We believe that these sessions, in conjunction with time in nature, connecting with community, and eating wholesome food, will add to the spiritual experience of being at Ratna Ling and bring you a renewed sense of joy and inner peace.
60 Minutes $140
90 Minutes $195
Add a 30 Minute Aromatherapy Salt Soak $30
Add Aromatherapy $10
If you would like to make an appointment for a treatment during your visit to Ratna Ling, please fill out this FORM and one of our therapists will contact you.
MIDDLEWAY METHOD BODYWORK
Experience our signature specialty massage, based on the Buddhist ideal of the Middleway. This unique combination of massage modalities addresses each person exactly where they are at the moment. Combining gentle movement and stretches, pressure points, energy balancing, positional release and a healing touch, this massage will allow the body to fully relax into its greatest potential. Our practitioner considers your current emotional and physical issues to allow healing, balance, and relaxation in a deep and significant way.
This is a massage that brings deep relaxation with the use of long, gliding strokes in the direction of the heart. This treatment will increase oxygen levels in the blood, improve circulation, and increase flexibility in the muscles. By deeply relaxing the body in this way, it becomes possible to practice meditation and other spiritual practices more easily and naturally.
This session can incorporate various bodywork techniques and methods that address the present state of the recipient. Depending on your requests and somatic responses, your healer may blend the healing styles of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Intuitive Healing, Energy Work, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Movement Therapy, or other modalities. These techniques can help to eliminate obstacles to gaining greater physical comfort, mental clarity and peace and joy in daily life.
Breema Bodywork is a practical means of becoming present, a commonsense approach to physical, mental, and emotional health. It is a new way of learning that leads to increased understanding of ourselves and a deepening sense of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. This practice includes nurturing touch, tension-relieving stretches, and rhythmic movements to create physical, mental, and emotional balance. Breema’s commonsense wisdom guides the practitioner to support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance.
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of tiny, sterile needles at key points on the body in a pattern meant to address an individual’s health concerns. Acupuncture is a simple, safe, and effective means of reducing pain and inflammation, improving circulation and energy, and creating a relaxed state of mind and body. It is also an excellent tool for helping people cope with many chronic conditions and can reduce the frequency and intensity of uncomfortable symptoms. Acupuncture has provided a safe healing system since the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago. Tibetan medicine has its roots in the teachings of the Buddha, and uses similar techniques.
Cupping is a remedy used in cultures around the world; it uses suction on muscles and connective tissues to deeply increase circulation, relieving tension and increasing oxygen and blood flow to surrounding tissues. It is often used on the back for many kinds of stiffness and pain as well as for improving respiratory function in the event of some colds, coughs and allergies.
$30 add-on to Acupuncture treatment.
Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves burning the herb Mugwort and applying the resulting heat to specific regions or acupuncture points on the body, in order to warm the body, promote the flow of qi and blood, and encourage the health of internal systems.
$10 add-on to Acupuncture treatment.
Get one-on-one attention that you can’t get in a yoga class or video. Every body is different. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced practitioner, or injured, this session will target your needs for your personal or home practice, so that you can develop core strength and flexibility, while remaining safe and sustainable in your movements.
A transformative, intuitive, and spiritual counseling session that will help you enhance your inner wisdom, receive clarity, improve all relationships, and heal yourself of emotional/physical problems. You can expect to feel lighter, clearer, peaceful, loving, and empowered.
PRIVATE MEDITATION INSTRUCTION
Get one-on-one instruction and guidance on your meditation practice. For beginners or long-term practitioners who would like support, tips, and tools for mindfulness, concentration, and relaxation.
Thai massage, developed in the Buddhist temples of Thailand, is a traditional healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. It uses no oils or lotions and one remains clothed during a treatment, while the therapist maintains body contact and offers gentle stretches, compresses and rocking. The receiver can be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that combined with rhythmic pressures help achieve a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced spiritual well-being.
TIBETAN KUM NYE SELF MASSAGE
Developed by our spiritual teacher, Tarthang Tulku, and based on centuries- old Buddhist traditions of healing, the techniques help one to become more balanced and relaxed, and can help with pain relief. You will have a private session to learn sequences you can practice on your own to enhance your self-healing routines.
We add your own specially selected Floracopeia Essentail oils diffused in the treatment room or added to your massage lotion to enhance your experience of spiritual peace and well being. $10 additional.
EPSOM SALT AND AROMATHERAPY BATH
Add on a 30-minute private hot bath with organic essential oils and soothing salts to relax the body and mind. $30 add-on for 30 minute soak.
A portion of all bodywork fees goes to helping preserve the Tibetan traditions of wisdom and compassion by supporting education in these areas throughout the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us or complete the form.
NOTE: Wellness Treatment cancellations in less than 72 hours of scheduled appointment and no-shows are NON-REFUNDABLE.