At Vista Healing House, we are honored to offer you a peaceful and safe atmosphere for spiritual growth, physical and emotional healing, and mental relaxation. All of our licensed therapists bring a focused, compassionate awareness to their work and use organic and fair-trade oils. We offer various modalities and may combine techniques to better assist you in your healing goals.
Reservations can be made any time up to 4 weeks in advance of your visit by calling our office at 503.854.3320. Massage/bodywork sessions are 90 minutes long and are $100. A credit card is required to reserve an appointment. For sessions cancelled less than 24 hours in advance the massage fee is forfeited.
Breema Bodywork is a direct expression of Breema's Nine Principles of Harmony through touch and movement. The practitioner's movements and quality of touch communicate directly with the recipient's body on both physical and energetic levels. This initiates a return to physical, emotional, and psychological harmony and balance. Breema is so deeply nourishing that it enables the recipient to begin letting go of conditioned patterns and connect, instead, to more natural ways of moving, thinking and feeling.
Breema bodywork is practiced on a padded floor, and recipients wear loose comfortable clothing.
At Breitenbush, sessions are an hour and a half long. You are invited to try a half hour of Breema before moving to the table or stay on the floor to continue with Breema Bodywork or Thai Massage. Breema bodywork is governed and guided by the Nine Principles of Harmony (Body Comfortable, No Force, Full Participation, Mutual Support, No Judgment, Firmness & Gentleness, No Extra, Single Moment/Single Activity, No Hurry/No Pause), so your session is naturally and precisely adapted to your body's current state structurally, physiologically, and energetically.
For more information about Breema or a typical session, please check out www.breemahealth.breema.com.
Thai Massage is a type of bodywork that involves stretching and deep massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. It is known in Thailand as "Nuad Boran" literally, the ancient-manner massage…
While the client relaxes and is prompted to breath and release…the practitioner explores range of motion using their whole body in a gentle but Deep manner….utilizing rocking, traction, rotation, etc…the flow of energy/Life Force is freed. With this freedom, physical symptoms are invited to dissipate and the client experiences a well-being and flow markedly different than other forms of massage.
Swedish Relaxation Massage
Classic Swedish massage uses kneading and flowing strokes to increase circulation, detoxify body tissues, relax muscles, relieve pain, and bring peace and pleasure to your mind.
Hot Stone Massage
Geothermally-heated Basalt stones are used to ease stiff muscles, increase circulation, and warm up an area for deeper work. Combined with the flow of a Swedish massage, hot stones are warming and deeply grounding.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is often mistakenly thought to mean deep (‘hard’) pressure. Rather, this technique targets specific muscles located in deeper layers of the body. Pressure used varies according to the state of the muscles, and may be applied with or without movement. The aim of deep tissue massage is to release these deeper muscles, and to help the client experience release of deeply held tension. To that end, the client is sometimes asked to facilitate this release through deeper breathing and conscious contractions.
Chi Nei Tsang
Chi Nei Tsang is abdominal Massage for improved health, helping with the systems of digestion, reproduction, circulation, and respiration. An average session is one hour of CNT mixed with half an hour of other work.
In this technique, which originated in Japan, the therapist channels life energy to the client by lightly laying hands on or above the body, eventually covering the entire body. Effects during and afterwards include peacefulness, comfort, pain relief, calm.
This treatment begins with a hot bath in our private tub with a customized blend of essential oils and Epsom salts. After raising your core temperature, you will be wrapped snugly in wool blankets and sheets on our crystal table (see below) to further the purification process. The session will conclude with a half hour of massage or energy work. Deeply detoxifying, this treatment is highly recommended for those coming off of cigarette and other addictions.
Addressing the special needs of the mother-tobe, prenatal massage in the second and third trimesters can help increase your breathing capacity, relieve the tensions created by your changing body, reduce fatigue, and prepare you for delivery by increasing kinesthetic awareness. Prenatal energy work can also help you to connect with your baby.
Many of our therapists will customize a blend of oils for use in massage to benefit your body, mind, and spirit.
We often have visiting therapists who may bring additional modalities, including Thai, Polarity, Shiatsu, Acutonics, Intuitive Readings, Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian massage), Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy, Structural Bodywork, Treatment Massage and others. The reservations desk will be happy to share these with you when you call.
About Our Crystal Table
Donated by a friend of Breitenbush Hot Springs, our crystal, healing table contains hundreds of quartz crystal points, with angelite, amethyst, fluorite, and rose quartz. These powerful crystals are held together by an epoxy resin that is mixed with vibhuti, a dust that was manifested through the hands of Sai Baba.