"Sally is an amazing massage therapist! She is incredibly skilled and intuitive. I'm an athlete she is able to find the points of tension or tightness easily. Sally is very strong and is able to apply deep pressure or adjust if needed." - Abby
"Sally is fantastic. Both my husband and I use her as sports massage therapist to work through the kinks of running. Sally is professional, knowledgeable, open and friendly. A perfect combination. I highly recommend her services." - Patricia
"Sally is amazing! I had lower back pain for months prior to a combined massage and Reiki session. Afterward I had amazing energy and my back pain was gone! I give Sally's massages my highest recommendation!" - Jen
Certified in the Raynor Technique of Therapeutic Massage and Reiki Energy Healing, Sally Mitchell of Massage Flows, has a practical yet intuitive approach and is highly effective in reducing tension and muscle tightness, healing sports injuries or chronic pain, releasing unwanted emotions and leaving you feeling balanced, lighter and more physically aligned. Sessions take place in a private studio in downtown Sonoma.
Raynor Therapeutic Massage Raynor Therapeutic Massage is a unique style of holistic deep tissue massage and bodywork that can have a profound effect, not just on the muscular system, but on all systems of the body, including the skeletal, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, reproductive and nervous systems.
Muscle tension and tightness in the body reduces the flow of blood, oxygen and lymph to our muscles and organs, as well as restricting the flow of the subtle energy, Chi or Prana. This can limit the body's ability to effectively eliminate toxicity and retain good health and vitality.
Raynor bodywork has been known to help people with the following conditions: general aches and pains, sports injuries, fatigue, headaches and migraines, depression and anxiety, insomnia and other sleeping disorders, digestive issues, menstrual issues, and ADHD.
During a Raynor massage session, we are not only looking at one part of the body in isolation, but the body as a whole. Tension in one area of the body may be held by tightness in another part of the body, which may be held by tightness in another area, and so on. Working along these bands of tension in the body, referred to as the Meridian lines in Chinese Medicine, we can often trace the tension back to it's roots. We work a lot on the hands, feet, head and abdominal areas, which are considered the roots and exit points of the body in Chinese Medicine. Releasing tension from these areas can often release tension from the rest of the body.
The source of tension in the body can sometimes be from emotions, stresses or traumas and may have been stored in the body for a very long time, even since childhood. In order to release the tension, we sometimes need to release the emotion associated with the tension as well. This can manifest as an emotional release during or after a Raynor massage, which could be sadness, anger, laughter, tears or any other emotion you may have been holding onto. It is important to let the emotion leave the body, and then the tension will follow.
Deep yogic belly breathing is an important part of a Raynor massage. Through this deep breathing, you will be able to more easily release the tension and emotions and allow the body to restore itself to it's natural relaxed state.
Read more about Raynor Therapeutic Massage here.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. A Reiki treatment consists of very light touch on different parts of the body and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through us, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and is what causes us to be alive. If our life force energy is low, we are more likely to feel stressed or become sick and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that is available to everyone. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
A Reiki treatment can feel different for each person. You may feel warmth, lightness, gentle vibrations or shifts in the body, or perhaps a glowing radiance of energy flowing through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include deep relaxation, calmness and peace, and has been known to produce extremely profound healing results.
Sally Mitchell is an Advanced Raynor Therapeutic Massage Therapist and Reiki Energy Practitioner, with a practical, grounded and intuitive approach to bodywork and healing. She works out of a private massage studio in downtown Sonoma, California.
Sally also leads Body Flows Yoga Retreats in California, Colorado, Sedona, Oregon, Mexico, Hawaii, Scotland and other beautiful locations! Sally lives in Sonoma and enjoys running, hiking, yoga, meditation, writing and traveling.
Deep Tissue Therapeutic Raynor Massage - 60 mins $110 | 90 mins $160 | 120 mins $200
Reiki Energy Healing - 60 mins $75 | 90 mins $110
Please note we have a 24 cancellation policy. Full service prices will be charged for late cancellations and no-shows.
Please be considerate to your therapist in the following ways. Please bathe or shower within 12 hours prior to your appointment, and please do not attend if you are sick. We love healing and working with healthy and clean clients. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.