Amara Healing Therapies
From Costa Rica, Ana Laura Quesada is the creator of Amara Healing Therapies and she is passionate about healing work. As a graduate of Therapeutic Massage from the National University of Costa Rica, she has been giving bodywork since 2001.
Her healing modalities include: Relaxation, Swedish, Therapeutic, Thai and Deep Tissue massage.
Also certified in several others techniques, such as: Reflexology, Acupressure, Moxibustion and Reiki.
Ana Laura combines all of her knowledge to create a unique and personal synthesis for each individual session.
Becoming a licensed WATSU Provider from the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry, is her most recent accomplishment. She is eager to explore and master this amazing healing modality which she performed in the natural salt water tide pools and surrounded by the nature of this magic and mystic Montezuma.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation and is exceptionally beneficial to increase the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
1 hr is $ 70
Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative function. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, provinding a sense of calm. Each individual is different and this massage is ideal for those with special needs or chronic pain.
1 hr is $ 80
Deep tissue Massage
This massage therapy concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body by using deep pressure and slow, firm strokes.
Deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments and also can help break up, and eventually erase scar tissue in the body, associated with ongoing pain and stiffness.
1 hr is $ 90
Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during the treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. Regular Thai massage stretches the muscles back to their normal resting length, which deceives the brain into ‘thinking’ that all is well and before long tension disappears and joint mobility is restored.
The massage generally follows designated lines (“sen”) in the body and a full session last 1.5 hrs.
1.5 hr is $120
This technique aims to stimulate the nerve endings in the feet and sends signals along the nerve pathways to the central nervous system. This is where they are processed and filtered to the corresponding part of the body or organ being worked on. Reflexology restores the free flow of ‘energy circulation’ within and around the body. This realigns mind, body and spirit to a state of wellbeing and harmony.
1 hr is $ 70
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, however if “life force energy”is high than we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
1hr is $70
Aqua Massage or Watsu
Watsu is a gentle therapy performed in warm water. It combines elements of massage, joint mobilisation, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance.
The receiver is continuously supported while floating, craddled, rocked and stretched. The deeply relaxing effects of warm water and nurturing support, combine with Watsu’s movements, stretches, massage and point work, help create this amazing healing bodywork that is beyond the physical level.
1 hr is $100