Somya Devi Massage
Somya O’Connor, CMT, ABT, BA
My intention through our work is that the client’s needs will be met through caring attention, activating the self-healing potential within each of us, such that more health and wholeness can be realized. I offer a balance of structural/muscular work and loving energetic attention.
Aligning with the breath, I offer a caring touch with light-to-deep pressure, inviting your body and mind to unwind and enter into deep relaxation, letting go of any tension it is carrying. I use grounding, nutritive oils and many long, smooth strokes, as well as localized pressure to contact the muscles in their entirety, working deeper as needed.
I offer a deeply attentive presence with each client, empathizing and tuning in to what you need specifically. I incorporate my knowledge of Ayurveda, and techniques such as stretching, myofascial release, and energy work when appropriate. I approach massage with the intention to nourish the whole body, mind and spirit and share the gift of slowing down, which allows your system to relax and rejuvenate towards optimal coherence and well-being.
I can offer a session that integrates various modalities, or one specifically in the mode of Swedish, Ayurvedic Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Pre-Natal, Reiki, Craniosacral Balancing, or Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing (3 sessions – Core, Pelvic, and Diaphragm Release).
I also offer consultations in Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). This ancient “science of light” relates one’s life-course and its nuances to planetary positions at birth and in the present, according to the sidereal zodiac. I offer general life readings, as well as Relationship, Career, Moon, or Current Transit evaluations. Learn your “birthstar” and see how your Vedic chart is different than your Western “Sun sign.”
I experienced the nourishing and revitalizing power of Mother Nature and her healing energies when I moved to Kauai just after graduating college at Brown. Studying life, nature and astrology there, I found a new rhythm of living and an orientation towards holistic health, physical, mental and emotional clarity. This soon led me to meet Amma, “the hugging saint” from India, whose love and guidance on meditation, daily practice, and service inspires me greatly. In 2007 I began my training in Ayurvedic Body Therapy and continued my Massage Certification the next year at Phillips School of Massage, which included many different modalities. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to offer massage at many healing sanctuaries throughout the world, including in Kauai, Ecuador, the Sivananda ashram in Grass Valley, and at Amritapuri, India, the headquarters of Embracing-the-World, a humanitarian non-profit, where I visit frequently to deepen my spiritual practice as well as to volunteer. My holistic health approach has a foundation in Ayurveda, and I am always continuing my education in this area and in new ones as well. Last year I reviewed anatomy and studied Craniosacral Balancing at Harbin Hot Springs’ massage school and went on to work there as a therapist, another deeply nourishing environment to practice healing arts! I have also studied Polarity Therapy with Bruce Burger, which is a remarkable modality that incorporates energetic and physiological work for balancing. I am also a Level 2 graduate (BA) in Vedic Astrology from the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science (CVA and ACVA accredited).
Massage & Energy Work
Includes Integrated-Modality Nourishing Massage, Swedish, Abhyangha (Ayurvedic Massage), Craniosacral Balancing, Pre-Natal, Reiki, Light Work, Polarity Therapy Energy Balancing
If you would like to address overall relaxation as well as give extra time and attention to working on a specific area(s), I recommend a 90-minute session.
60-min. – $85
90-min. – $120
120-min. – $160
Add $10 for Deep Tissue (90-min Recommended)
Vedic Astrology Consultations
Initial 60-min session: $95 (I review your chart before session and will work with you to determine if birth time is correct.)
30-min – $45
60-min – $85
Contact Somya Devi, CMT
somyadevi108 @ gmail.com