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Massage

The healing power of touch is unmistakable. Elephants caress fellow elephants if they are injured or ill. They caress each other at times of loss. Health benefits of touch include relieving muscular aches and tension, improving circulation and generating a feeling of well being. Massage is truly educated touching.

Massage helps to improve range of motion and circulation of both circulatory and lymphatic systems, strengthening the immune system. It helps shorten recovery from illnesses and injury. At a cosmetic level, massage can reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the skin’s elasticity. Psychologically, massage reduces stress, providing a calmness from which to focus on other aspects of life. Massage is not just about healing or reducing stress, it just feels good!

Please call our concierge desk at (707) 937-5615 for booking/scheduling! (Appointments are necessary, 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid charging)

Forest Massage – Based on the long strokes and gentle kneading of Swedish massage, our therapists provide an intuitive massage incorporating techniques such as acupressure and shiatsu to improve muscle tone, stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and relax the body.

60 minutes – $175 | 90 minutes – $225

Deep Tissue Massage – A technique focused on connective tissue in order to restore structural alignment and balance by removing chronic tensions that are often created over time by injury, and by habitual and/or emotional stress. Our therapists work sensitively with you to release tension for a deeply relaxing and healing treatment.

60 minutes – $190 | 90 minutes – $260

Pre-natal Massage – A very gentle forest massage tailored to your pregnancy and yourself, using pillows for additional support. 

60 minutes – $175 

Hot Stone Massage – Heated and cooled polished stones are used to help stimulate the circulatory systems and enhance the feeling of relaxation. Hot rocks offers the benefits of standard massage plus the warmth of stones. Perfect for foggy or rainy coastal days.

90 minutes – $260

Botanical Aromatherapy Massage – Indulge your senses with this massage. We use the highest quality therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils custom blended to meet your needs. Aromatherapy massage promotes a healthy equilibrium between mind, body mind spirit.

60 minutes – $175

Aromatherapy Wrap – After dry brush exfoliation we apply a choice of custom blended essential oils and plant extracts followed by a soothing wrap in heated blankets. While your body absorbs the oil, your scalp, face and feet are massaged.

60 minutes – $190

Sea Salt Scrub with Massage – Mineralized sea salts infused with aromatherapy oils are used to exfoliate the body followed by a nourishing warm shea butter massage. Your body is left glowing recharged.

90 minutes – $250

Structural Bodywork (with Jennifer Lazar) – Jennifer has been practicing massage therapy since 2000 and specializes in postural assessment, structural bodywork, and deep tissue massage.  She assesses structure standing, sitting, lying down and bending forward and backward, for joint restriction(s) related to soft tissue.  Based on the assessment, she takes you through a series of very gentle techniques (fully clothed) to release soft tissue restrictions that hold joints in dysfunction and create pain. Following these techniques, you will receive targeted massage to help the body integrate and hold the new alignment, so you can do the things you love pain free.

90 minutes – $260

Facial – Custom Apothecary Facial for Men and Women

Our esthetician will start the first  twenty minutes of your facial discussing your skin and needs.  Compounding of products and handcrafting is done using natural and organic ingredients for your treatment. The facial portion which is customized per individual generally consists of topical cleansing,  exfoliation and an enzyme, ionic deep pore cleanse under steam. A compounded mask for your skin specifications is then applied and attention is given to a foot and lower leg massage and an arm and shoulder massage with warm stones. The mask is removed and corrections are made for sun damage, acne or aging areas. A lymphatic drainage massage is performed on face and neck to rid toxins from lymph and  the facial is completed with a scalp massage and appropriate application of moisture and sun protection.
 
Notes: Guests must be at least 18 years old. Please let our esthetician know if you are pregnant, have a skin condition or allergies.
 
90 minute – $140
  • + Eyelash Tint – $165
  • + Eyebrow Tint –$165
  • + Dermaplaning – $170

Father’s Day Special! 

Thursday, June 6 – Monday, June 17, 2024

A gentleman’s facial with a warm stone foot massage!

90 minutes – $140

Please call (707) 937-5615 for booking/scheduling!

Note: Minimum 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid charging.

Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurveda is a healing system derived from an ancient Indian tradition that uses diet, herbs, exercise, and body therapies. The goal of traditional treatments is to restore balance and establish calm and harmony and the treatments are understood to cleanse and purify mind, body and soul.

Shirodhara – Having profound effects, it has often been called “Bliss Therapy.” it helps to induce sleep and relieve stress while promoting relaxation and tranquility.

Our Shirodara practitioner, Diana Esser, uses the ShiroBliss which greatly reduces the unintended interruptions and variations in temperature and flow, and assists in producing exceptional treatments. It is made with client safety as its primary goal, and conserves oil use as it requires less oil than manual treatments. It is used at premier healing centers in the U.S.

Please call our concierge desk at (707) 937-5615 for booking/scheduling! (Appointments are necessary, 24 hours cancellation notice required to avoid charging)

Ayurvedic Abhyanga with Varnya Ayurvedic Mini-Facial – Experience a delightful therapeutic journey of the senses connected to the heart. Starting with a Botanical Oil Swedish massage, followed by a soothing botanical facial scrub, then an aromatherapy facial mask for face, arms and hands. Emerge with softer, hydrated glowing skin, an uplifted heart, and calm emotions.

90 minutes – $275

Shila Abhyanga/Ayurvedic Warm Stone Massage – An ancient Ayurvedic technique. It is said that if the person undergoing the Abhyanga is receptive, s/he may experience a physically restorative and spiritually uplifting transformation. Organic Ayurvedic oils are used that are specifically chosen for your individual constitution (dosha), health condition and seasonal changes.

Benefits: Increases circulation, lymph and vitality, releases toxins; reduces tension, sedates the central nervous system, grounds the body by balancing the Vata element within the body

60 minutes – $190 | 75 minutes – $220 | 90 minutes – $260

Abyanga Massage – This unique rhythmic massage is traditionally done performed with nourishing warm herbal oils. Tailored to your constitution our therapists work to improve circulation of both prana and lymph, and to rejuvenate the tissues. This gentle massage encourages the penetration of oil deep into the body promoting greater flexibility. It is deeply relaxing and nourishing.

60 minutes – $195 | 90 minutes – $265

Shirodara – Best experienced after and Abhyanga massage, Shirodara is a simple, yet blissful ayurvedic treatment. A very gentle warm stream of herbal oil is poured on the third eye of the forehead. Stimulation here affects the pineal and pituitary gland, inducing deep relaxation, synchronization of brain activity and balance between the mind, body and spirit.

30 minutes – $150

Ayurvedic Ecstasy – The ultimate ayurvedic body rejuvenation: relaxing warm oil Abhyanga followed by a blissful Shirodara treatment.

90 minutes – $310

 Robin Reid Emeritus Director of Massage in the Forest

Robin Reid
Emeritus Director of Massage in the Forest

Robin has been practicing massage at the Stanford Inn for the past nine years. She received her training as a massage therapist fifteen years ago from the Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City, and later in Ayurvedic Massage from the California College of Ayurveda. Robin specializes in Ayurvedic massage but with a Swedish massage approach, emphasizing a relaxing, pressure point-focused massage.

“Glorious Mendocino Bay views and in-room fireplaces don’t cost extra at this laid-back inn, which feature a heated pool and wellness center where guests can sign up for yoga classes and massages.”
– Country Living