Each Alchemy Massage is custom crafted just for you, every session. That's why services are offered in time increments rather than by modality. Depending on your needs and desired outcomes, your 60 or 90 minute session could include relaxing Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue application, or other bodywork modalities as required. Please note that massage time booked is time on the table - please allow an additional 10-15 minutes for consultation and wrap-up.
Services are offered on a sliding scale basis in an effort to help make massage therapy more accessible to folks who need it! The scale for 60 minutes is $45 - $75; the scale for 90 minutes is $75 - $105. There's no application process - please pay whatever amount feels right for you at the time of your appointment. If the low end of the scale is out of reach and you are truly in pain/have need, please contact me to discuss possibilities. Learn more about the sliding scale here.
Appointments are available in two Athens locations. Availability may vary by location - when booking, your preferred appointment time/location will be submitted for review. If your requested time is not available at the selected location, I will contact you with alternatives. I look forward to working with you!
Alchemy Wellness & Bodywork @ Fuel Hot Yoga
398 Foundry St. Athens, GA 30601
Alchemy Wellness & Bodywork @ Hill St. Studio
235 Hill St. #5 Athens, GA 30601
Massage therapy is an amazing healing tool for acheiving pain relief, stress reduction, and maintaining well-being. Your Alchemy Massage session will be custom designed just for you, and may incorporate techniques of Swedish massage, myofascial work, deep tissue, and trigger point release. Range of motion and special conditions testing may also be utilized to determine best mode of treatment. The pressure level is adapted to your preference.
I use a natural massage balm by Rebel Massage Therapy that contains shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and essential oils. I love it because it smells amazing, feels great on the body, and I know exactly what the ingredients are. I also love supporting another woman-owned massage business by using these products. An unscented version is available for those with sensitivites to aroma, and a hypoallergenic massage creme is available for those with allergies to tree nut oils. Please mention any allergies or aroma sensitivities when booking your appointment.
Yoga has had a profound impact on my relationship with my body! Having a regular practice has allowed me to really tune in and learn to listen to the messages my body provides. I teach group classes at Fuel Hot Yoga in Athens, GA on an ongoing basis, and private sessions are also available through the studio.
If you're looking to address a specific issue through movement and stretch, an assisted stretch session can be added to your Alchemy Massage. Assisted stretch sessions are approximately 15 minutes, and are conducted fully dressed post-massage. Please be sure to wear or bring comfortable clothes you can move in! You'll also receive specific at-home tips you can use to help stay balanced between sessions.
MEDITATION & TAROT/ORACLE GUIDANCE
Pain experienced in the physical body can often be a manifestation of mental and spiritual imbalance. A practice of stillness and quiet reflection can help ease mental turmoil and create connection with our own inner knowing.
I have trained in Yoga Nidra ("yogic sleep") guided meditation techniques, Mindfulness Meditation, and Kundalini yoga meditations. And while these practices helped me learn to calm my mental chatter, I didn't feel particulary connected to my intution until I began working with tarot and oracle cards. I've found that having a visual point of focus allows me to tap into a deeper understanding of my place in the world.
I can't predict the future or give you winning lottery numbers. But I can show you how working with the cards can bring clarity and comfort to your life. Book a 15 minute, 3 card reading add-on to your Alchemy Massage. Longer full reading sessions coming soon!
Massage therapy and other wellness services offered by Alchemy Wellness & Bodywork LLC are provided for the purpose of relaxation, stress reduction, relief from muscular tension, and improved circulation and energy flow. These services are not a substitute for medical care or treatment for any condition. Alchemy Wellness & Bodywork LLC/Andrea Boyd cannot diagnose, prescribe, or treat physical or mental illnesses; nor am I qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments. By booking a service, you affirm that you have or will notify the service provider of any illnesses, injuries, or existing known health concerns; you also understand that keeping the provider informed of any changes in health status or condition is your responsibility, and do not hold the provider responsible should you fail to do so.
Massage therapy and wellness services offered are only provided with your consent, are for therapeutic purposes only, and are completely non-sexual in nature.