Bamboo Lotus Massage And Bodywork
"The one constant in life is change. How will you adapt to this new way of living?"
We are a wellness studio, located in the north county of SanDiego, California. In a quaint little beach town called, Encinitas. Where, our main goal is to help your mind and body connect, developing your own healthy and spiritual process. Our practice is one of a kind and caters to a broad range of clientele. You’ll be filled with pure gratitude and relaxation while elevating your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We provide everything your mind and body could possibly need. Welcome home to Bamboo Lotus Massage And Bodywork.
Obviously amid this time of Global uncertainty with this novel Coronavirus, Covid-19. We are unable to perform massage until further notice. But once we can get started with social interaction and human contact again, rest assured I will continue to do all the necessary protocols and precautions, that I always have, to keep myself and my clients safe and healthy. Including wearing a surgical face mask and allowing more space in-between clients to ensure all proper sanitation procedures are followed.
Shasta Lavigne HHP, LMT, CNC, CCMH
I am a San Diego native, I love the great outdoors and keeping mobile and active. I've been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years and a Holistic Health Practitioner for over a decade now. I love what I do and I hope it shows in my work. I consider myself an Integrated Practitioner who, really works to understand the what in people's lives that contribute to their ailments. Then I can provide the support and guidance in correcting the cause, when possible. Through therapeutic massage (many different modalities), supportive nutrition, herbal and dietary supplementation (when needed), and essential oils, we can become conscious at connecting our mind and body. When we are willing to keep discovering and rebalancing to life over time, even season to season, through various life stages and lifestyles we can prosper and thrive. Let me be your guide.
" We are spending way to much money fixing people to get them back to health and not near enough on prevention."
Massage, Bodywork & Wellness Services
"Open the door and explore the realm of your being"
It’s incredible how many people say they’d like to live a healthier lifestyle, but aren’t quite sure where to start. That’s where we come in. At Bamboo Lotus Massage And Wellness, I offer a functional holistic approach to your health care needs. Together when we shift our attitudes, towards preventative care and embrace the knowledge, that can change our entire lives.
If you are having trouble with justification of self care, think of it as changing the oil in your car. It's maintenance so you don't seize up! How much are you worth if you can't perform your job? Or how happy can you be when you can't do your favorite activity? Don't let your engine go another day without a plan for the next service! Let's create a healths savings account to ensure a monthly maintenance program for you that you can trust will be there.
Below is the membership form you can print, fill out, sign and bring to your next appointment.
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Therapeutic custom massage tailored to fit your muscular needs. Warm oil, hot towels and a hot pack for the back are used during each session, as well as hot stones may be used to help melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness and increase circulation and metabolism, warmed bamboo fusion sticks can be used to help break up fibrotic muscle fibers, and silicone suction could be used to help to aid in myofascial release of stubborn soft tissue.
Sessions can be 45 min, 60 min, 75 min, 110 min, 130 min. Essential oils can be added to aid in your relaxation both mind and body.
Monthly Health Saving programs are available with an automatic eft draft. Monthly contract required.
As well as package discounts are available to book and purchase online. Must pay in advance of first appointment and rules apply.
Active Release Technique (ART)
Active Release Technique (ART) is a gold standard method that focuses on relieving soft tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis and adhesions which can develop as a result of overload due to repetitive use. ART works by breaking up adhesions, which are dense collections of scar tissue that form when muscles and connective tissue are injured. When the scar tissue binds between your muscles, it limits flexibility causing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. The number of sessions needed to obtain desired results of any one muscle group, will vary between each client. These sessions are short in length but are very effective in your recovery. 2-3 sessions minimum a week suggested for optimal recovery. The client will be fully clothed. Please wear comfortable, unrestrictive, yoga type clothing. A sports bra is recommended for women. No oil or lubricant is applied to the body. Please Do Not apply lotion before your treatment. This service is only available after initial intake/evaluation is completed. Click to learn more.
Functional Nutrition & Herbal Solutions
What does optimal health look like to you? Whether you could stand to lose a few pounds or maybe you could use a complete system reset, I guarantee you’re going to need some help along the way! That’s where I come in. I will help guide you to be the best version of yourself. Whether it be weekly zoom sessions, shopping lists, recipes, setting self worth affirmations, movement routines, and vitamin, mineral or supplement recommendations all tailored to fit your health needs. Your journey into health is a commitment to yourself. You must be willing to change your diet, your mindset, and your movement to attempt to obtain optimal health and wellness. Are you ready to be free from pain?
Nutritional and Herbal Program
Because Health is Wealth!
Are you constantly tired? Do you suffer from insomnia and constant low grade anxiety? What about bloating and intestinal discomfort? Chronically inflamed and always injured. Maybe you even have an auto immune disorder! If you realize you can't live the rest of your life struggling because you're always putting your family first, then you're right and you've passed the first obstacle. You! You can no longer get by with just be good enough. In order for you and your family to thrive, you need to put your air mask on first and really get to the root of your problem. Once you stop masking the symptoms, both emotionally and physically you to can have radical transformation in your health. Think of your health like water moving throughna brook, rippling into all areas of your life resulting in exponential growth.
Health really is Wealth. Whether you think of it in terms of being able to make more money when you have vibrant health, or health just being the greatest asset a person can have. Stop giving away all your energy leaks that are your health symptoms and fill your own cup. Otherwise, you're only further depleting yourself and will eventually hit a wall which will end up costing you more time, energy, and resources.
That's where I can help.
I can help you identify the underlying causes for your symptoms so that you can take back your health, and go from surviving to thriving.
Imagine no more headaches, pain, gas and bloating, anxiety, insomnia, weight issues, hormonal imbalances and no more energy leaks.
If you're a driven individual who isn't thriving in your health and is feeling the effects in their business and personal life, message me and I'll send you an application.
We'll see if I can support you in becoming a success story in my program.
Ear Candling or Coning
An ancient home remedy of many cultures including China, Egypt and India. It was said to be used to clean out excess wax build-up. It is now used for recreational purposes and allowing each individual to relax and unwind. The cone itself is made up of a muslin or cotton cloth and dipped in paraffin or bees wax. The cone is inserted into the outer ear and the opposite end is lit to create a vortex, potentially softening up the wax and allowing it to free up within the ear canal. Possibly leaving your ear lighter and clearer. Treatment takes about 20 minutes for each ear.
Essential oil consulting
Rain Drop Therapy
Where your spine and spirit align. The benefits of the raindrop technique are to balance and realign the energy centers of the body. This style of massage is especially beneficial to help detox the body’s system on a cellular level and release stored emotions. A sequence of essential oils will feel like raindrops dispensed 6 inches above the body while thumb roll and feather stroke techniques are applied along the spine and vita-flex points of the feet, hands, head and neck bringing an electrical and energetic alignment throughout body. The essential oils used during this treatment are Valor, oregano, thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, peppermint and aroma seiz. Please inform the therapist of any allergies to massage oils. This is a 75-minute service. Click here to see a list of services, appointment availability and booking needs.
Enjoy a custom stretch session. Client remains fully clothed. Please wear comfortable, unrestrictive, yoga type clothing and restrain your hair in a high ponytail if needed. This massage can be performed on a table or cushioned floor mat. Thai style compressions are made using the hands and feet of the therapist while passive stretching helps your overall movement and mobility. A heated Thai poultice filled with herbs may be used along with Acupressure techniques are used to help release trigger points along body. You will leave in a transformative state.
A prenatal massage is like a regular Swedish relaxation massage, good for loosening tense muscles and reducing stress and fatigue. Prenatal massage can help to improve circulation and lifting some of the strain from muscles and joints, helping to overall reenergize the body. Many pregnant women find their mobility changing or becoming limited due to the baby developing and changing their center of gravity. During a woman’s pregnancy her body is constantly realigning. Pregnancy affects posture and pulls the pelvis forward, which affects the hips, pelvic joints, abdominal muscles, low back, spine, upper back, shoulders and neck. A prenatal massage can make the expectant mother feel better both physically and mentally by relieving stress and stress hormones. Another benefit is that the relaxation can take care of the gestational insomnia that often occurs, as well as minimizing leg cramps and sciatica, and even reduce swelling from the hands and the feet.
What to expect during your prenatal massage:
You will be side lying wedged with various pillows to maximize comfort and offer the greatest relief for the strain of the baby bump and since it is generally not recommended for pregnant women to lie flat on their backs, as the developing baby (especially later in the pregnancy) will rest right on the vena cava, the vein that pumps the blood from the legs to the heart, creating too much pressure and potentially cutting off circulation. Some women aren’t sure if they want abdominal massage as part of their treatment. While gentle massaging can offer many benefits to mom and baby, it up to individual preference. Please discuss this with your therapist what you would like at each session to ensure maximin comfort. For all expecting mothers it is recommended that you consult with your practitioner beforehand. Please make your therapist aware of any conditions such as, preeclampsia, diabetes, regular vomiting, high blood pressure, or a history of blood clots, viruses, abdominal pain or bleeding, or any previous or current allergies to massage oils. Being an expectant mother means that soon your life will be given over to care for another little being. Taking time out for your yourself and your body with a prenatal massage will offer you the chance to relax and relief the aches as well as reduce stress on the body leading up to the birth.
If you want to change your life for good and discover what it feels like to take control of your own wellbeing, make your appointment today.
Testimonials from Our Clients
Blessings of Health. Rise and Shine, and embrace the Divine in YOU!
"Shasta is amazing. I was looking for someone who combines ART and Massage and I found her. She did an amazing job, worked out all of the knots in my back & legs and spent a little extra time on me (much appreciated!). I highly recommend her for any body work you need done. Her space is very clean and calming... I didn't really want to leave:) Anyways I will be back, thank you shasta!
So grateful for my massage with Shasta not only does she have an informed, intuitive, knowledgeable and skilled touch she also really listened to my requests. I was very nauseated at this point in my pregnancy and she addressed this w/ aromatherapy and I was very cold (due to thyroid issues & pregnancy)- she was able to adjust room quickly. She also gave me a deep pressured massage which I was craving- which was a gift as I have found many therapist do not go deep enough during prenatal massages.
Shasta was great! I felt absolutely wonderful leaving Bamboo Lotus, and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. She asked if I had any requests, and did an amazing job working out all of the kinks I needed work on. I highly recommend Bamboo Lotus, and I will be coming here again soon!
The awareness, intuition and skill Shasta has is indicative of a very talented and experienced massage practitioner. Her massage techniques are both therapeutic and relaxing, which is a rare combination for me. I'm either writhing in pain at a reflexology place for the sake of getting therapeutic relief or I'm annoyed by the overpriced spa that is rubbing lotion on me for an hour. She has the soothing, rhythmic strokes but there is therapeutic value and strength with everything she does.
Will definitely be back, highly recommend!
Our goal is to offer massage, bodywork and wellness programs that suit the health needs and experiences of everyone. Contact us to find out more.