Healing Arts
aMandala

Massage

An introductory
treat

$85

60 Minutes

A one hour session will allow you a taste of what an aMandala massage is like.  Blood flow is stimulated through your tissues and your endocrine system releases natural endorphins that help you feel stress relief along with feeling restful and reinvigorated.

A parasympathetic
treasure

$110

90 Minutes
4 for $400

In this one and a half hour session, your body will begin to awaken to its own healing potential. After you receive relief from specific target areas of pain and discomfort (the ones that are calling to you), you will be more able to enter into a meditative state, which allows the parasympathetic state to set in as your muscles relax, your brain goes into alpha waves, and your levels of the feel-good endorphin dopamine are increased.

Deluxe
rejuvenation!

$155

120 Minutes
5 for $700

This two-hour massage session is intricately adapted to suit your physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  In addition to being able to work from a variety of angles your area experiencing pain, it allows the time for more Ayurveda reflexology of the hands and feet as well detailed work with the neck, face and head. This leaves you with the benefits of a much improved immune, neurological, endocrinological, and muscular-fascia system as well as a deep meditation with the divine self.

Healing Art Session

To help empower you during these stressful times, I invite you to relish in a single or a series of 3-hour aMandala Healing Arts Session(s). In this three-hour session, I will guide you in healing modalities like conversation, breath work, and various body work techniques to bring the human body-mind-self into an empowered, conscious, stress-reduced being. After spending some time (normally about 30-40 minutes before the massage) talking about life circumstances (present, past and future) along with your intentions and needs, I intuitively craft the massage to best meet your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Sometimes, the sessions include directed stretching, breath work, reflexology, aromatherapy, and/or sound healing. The aMandala massage (on the table or Thai) lasts from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours and integrates the full body-mind-self-planet experience that allows you to delve into your inner realms inviting the parasympathetic state to work with your endocrine system and reduce the cortisol levels that are connected to feelings of stress and malaise, and increase levels of dopamine related to feeling happy and content. The massage typically ends with a singing bowl meditation and stillness. Afterwards, I allow for time to discuss any transformations, realizations, and intentions for life in general and until/for the next session.

$240

3-hour
3 for $600

aMandala Healing Arts

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Why does aMandala massages focus on the Parasympathetic state and longer periods of time than typical massages?

According to the National Institute of Health, chronic stress increases anxiety, depression, and heart disease. Massage can be an effective way to reduce stress and manage it through improving your body's connection with mindful meditation and the physical, psychological and endocrinological benefits that counter the symptoms of stress. This deep parasympathetic state induced by certain massage techniques and the amount of time in a session, also works with your nervous system to lower your heart-rate and your breathing rate, which consequently lowers feelings of anxiety and allows your muscles to relax at a profound level, and therein allows me to access the deeper layers of fascia to provide longer term relief of headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and neck tension. 
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Chair Massage

Chair Massage
on-site

Are you creating a conference? crafting a weekend event? cultivating a positive and more productive environment in your office? We welcome appointments to offer chair massage on site as a treat for employees and coworkers in your office or as a delight for your customers at your restaurant or store.

$75/hour

120 Min. Minimum
Special rates available

CE Courses

Workshop Price: $150 ($125 if registered at least three weeks prior. $250 if registered for both Saturday and Sunday classes)
Location: Florida School of Massage

CE Credits: ★ Florida: 9

To Register: Contact Frank Merillat at 352-371-0743 or e-mail at fmerillat@mac.com

Chair massage is an ever-increasing tool used by massage therapists to expand their clientele, reach a new customer base and offer healing touch to those in need. It is excellent for marketing as well as for a profession on its own. Increasingly more businesses are requesting chair massage as a gift or a service for their employees. Wedding planners, grocery stores, hotels and hospitals are some of the varied businesses that appreciatively pay for chair massage services.

This course will examine the basic anatomy of the neck, shoulders, arms and lower back that a massage practitioner can access while doing chair massage. It will integrate multimedia teaching tools along with activities that illustrate upon the human form the basic muscle structures including their origins and insertions. Students will learn where the muscles are located, how they function, and specific techniques to address them during a chair massage to relieve pain and tension. Students will walk away with a routine of their own that integrates the techniques from the class, which allows them to offer a 15-minute chair massage session confidently. Time will also be spent exploring how to market and promote a chair-based practice.

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Questions: fmerillat@mac.com

About the Instructors

Frank Merillat has been an instructor at the Florida School of Massage since 1995. He teaches Kinesiology, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Boundary and Ethics in the basic program. He also offers several different CEU courses as both and instructor and provider. He offers an eclectic approach to bodywork combining elements from several styles of work to customize the work to meet the individual client. He has studied with Deane Juhan, Tom Myers, Ben Benjamin, as well as Giorgia and Hugh Milne, all noted instructors in the bodywork field. His time with these noted instructors is incorporated into his teaching style and approach to the body. He enjoys time with his family, dogs and on the salt water, as well as working with people.

Amanda Concha-Holmes merges her training as a cultural anthropologist with her practice as a massage therapist and her love of ensemble contact improvisation dance. In her massage practice (licensed in 2010) and in the classes she teaches, she integrates her training in Reiki and in Thai massage with her years of teaching Transformational movement, ecosenses and partner yoga. For the last few years, she has been dedicated to crafting her practice around chair massage to be able to offer healing touch to people in their daily lives. She looks forward to sharing the conceptual and experiential aspects of reaching the parasympathetic state along with anatomy essentials and techniques in a chair massage practice that will become a source of clients for a career in table and Thai massage at the office.

Dates: August 25
Time: 9AM-6PM
Workshop Price: $150 ($125 if registered at least three weeks in advance $250 if registered for both Saturday and Sunday classes)
Location: Florida School of Massage

CE Credits: ★ Florida: 9

To Register: Contact Frank Merillat at 352-371-0743 or e-mail at fmerillat@mac.com

The ability to be present with another human being is key to healing. In this one-day class, students will explore the sensations of touch long before skin to skin contact. Then, once tactile, the somatic communication among fascia, the nervous system, the endocrine system and the use of presence will be explored through experience. Through massage techniques, we will enrich and enliven our sensory capacity to perceive and communicate presence and encourage the body to enter the parasympathetic state, which allows for relaxation, rejuvenation and a sense of meditative calm. This class will focus on applying the art of presence to all types of bodywork modalities to increase the effectiveness and the depth of transformational healing.

Act Now!

Questions: fmerillat@mac.com

About the Instructors

Frank Merillat has been an instructor at the Florida School of Massage since 1995. He teaches Kinesiology, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Boundary and Ethics in the basic program. He also offers several different CEU courses as both and instructor and provider. He offers an eclectic approach to bodywork combining elements from several styles of work to customize the work to meet the individual client. He has studied with Deane Juhan, Tom Myers, Ben Benjamin, as well as Giorgia and Hugh Milne, all noted instructors in the bodywork field. His time with these noted instructors is incorporated into his teaching style and approach to the body. He enjoys time with his family, dogs and on the salt water, as well as working with people.

Amanda Concha-Holmes merges her training as a cultural anthropologist with her practice as a massage therapist and her love of ensemble contact improvisation dance. In her massage practice (licensed in 2010) and in the classes she teaches, she integrates her training in Reiki and in Thai massage with her years of teaching Transformational movement, ecosenses and partner yoga. For the last few years, she has been dedicated to crafting her practice around chair massage to be able to offer healing touch to people in their daily lives. She looks forward to sharing the conceptual and experiential aspects of reaching the parasympathetic state along with anatomy essentials and techniques in a chair massage practice that will become a source of clients for a career in table and Thai massage at the office.

Contact

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By appointment

At Chance Chiropractic 1240 NW 11th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32609

Every Wednesday 4-7 pm

Chair Massage at Farmers Market 111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601


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