CranioSacral Therapy with Denise Obray

CranioSacral Therapy Auburn CACranioSacral Therapy with Denise Obray

Special offers through March 14th, 2018

Love your body  #1

Book two 60 minute CranioSacral appointments and you can double your savings! Take $20 off each appointment  (Save $40)

Love your Body #2

Book a unique 90 Minute CranioSacral Integrative Massage appointment that begins with a stress reducing upper body massage and ends with a healing and deeply relaxing CranioSacral Therapy Session. Take $25 off your appointment and enjoy your savings.

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CST is a very gentle form of bodywork known for it’s deeply relaxing effects. It is said to calm the nervous system, decrease inflammation, and is used to treat many physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions. CST influences the rhythm of the cerebrospinal that surrounds your brain and spinal cord, helping to restore a natural rhythm of ease and flow.

About Denise

Please call Denise directly for more information and to schedule: 530-308-0320

Denise Obray, Certified Massage Therapist in Auburn California, has been working with a variety of communities, helping people for over 30 years.  She is a compassionate and dedicated therapist who holds space for healing with each of her clients. For over 18 years she was a business owner who provided sign language interpreting services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities throughout the nation. After becoming a Certified Massage Therapist, Denise was drawn to CranioSacral Therapy and helping people heal with the distinct light-touch techniques taught by The Upledger Institute and welcomes all clients, including those  experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Please note: These special offers are not available for gift certificate purchases, and must be scheduled between February 14th and March 14th. Packages must be paid for at time of first appointment. Thank you!


New Year, New Rhythms

New Year, New Rhythms

Although I have mixed feelings about setting new year’s resolutions, I do find its a great time to establish new rhythms in my life. One thing I’ve learned about this is that I need to start where I’m at, rather than try to go from zero to one hundred overnight.

**What does it mean to start where you’re at?**

Here’s an example, and it’s a real one from my own life. Ultimately, I’d like to bring a meditation practice into my daily rhythm, because I know that for me, meditation keeps me healthy, mentally, physically and emotionally. I’d love to get back to a morning and evening hour-long sitting practice, because when I did that in the past, I experienced profound benefits including more energy, less pain, reduced anxiety and improved relationships. However, I know that if I set that as a goal it’s just too big of a leap and I would fail, which would therefore impact all my subsequent attempts and I would end up less likely than before to have a meditation practice in the future.

I’m a new mom, and there is no way I will get up tomorrow morning or any other day this year and suddenly have the time or energy to sit for an hour. Most people have life circumstances such as mine, or simply have deeply ingrained habits that will take time and gentle self compassion to change.

What works for me is this. Instead of making that huge leap all at once, I slow down and get comfortable with where I’m at right now, no judgement or self criticism. Then, I see where I can make one tiny step from where I’m at to where I want to be. This goes for any goal including all the common new year goals resolutions to lose weight, exercise, stop eating sugar, and so on and so forth.

I want a meditation practice, but I need to let go of the form it takes and integrate it into the life I have right now. To be specific, I can pick something I’m already doing, like nursing the baby, doing the dishes, or changing a diaper even, and practice mindful presence right then and there. With discipline and practice, this can become just as effective as sitting two hours a day, I believe, and over time result in a greater likelihood that my life’s rhythm will include a daily meditation practice.

What would you like to integrate into your daily rhythm? What are some small steps you can take towards those goals? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, particularly around ways to integrate body, mind and spirit in health and wellness.

Second Annual Holiday Gift Certificate Fund Drive

Massage Gift Certificates Fund Drive Awaken Integrative Bodywork

Massage Gift Certificates Fund Drive Awaken Integrative Bodywork

This year, holiday gift certificate sales will benefit families affected by the fires in Nevada County. We will donate 10% of all gift certificates between Thanksgiving and Christmas to The Community Disaster Relief Fund of Nevada County will distribute 100% of our donations directly to recipients.

Purchase online or at the studio!

Auburn Massage Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza

Auburn Massage Grand Re-Opening ExtravaganzaOur little light is growing brighter!

Auburn Massage Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza

In the fall season when the nights are increasingly longer and colder, we all strive to find ways to brighten our inner lights for ourselves and our communities.  It is no wonder we love to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with all the warmth, beauty, twinkly lights and sparkly gifts!

Auburn Massage Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza

Estrella Luz (Star Light)

We will be celebrating baby Estrella’s five month birthday near Thanksgiving this year, and, after much adjustment and recovery, I feel my inner light growing brighter. I’ve been sitting with the question of how to re-enter the business world for months now. In the past few weeks, the seeds of my imagination have grown into vision and planning, and I can now invite you to share in my excitement.

We will begin December by introducing two amazing new therapists, up to $25 off introductory massage offers, walk-in chair massage, free giveaways and our 2nd annual Holiday Gift Certificate fund drive!

As my baby girl grows up she is ever more joyful and a lovely companion for me at work (and for our clients and therapists!) We hope to be there when you come by next month! Our new schedule and all our new therapists will be listed online as usual. 

I’ll be sending more details in the coming weeks through our email newsletter and on social media.