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What is Maitri Massage?

The sanskrit term maitrī is taken from the yoga sutras and is analogous to the Buddhist devanagari term mettā. It means loving-kindness, friendliness, and close mental union with others.

Using maitri as a basis for our treatment, I seek to give clients with an interest in holistic therapy physical relief and the knowledge of how to heal themselves through the combination of hands on bodywork with education on complimentary yoga poses, herbal supplements, and breath awareness.

Through a combination of therapeutic and deep tissue massage, shiatsu, dynamic stretching, and relaxation, our massage will help you work through stress and injury and cultivate total body awareness.

Whether you are a yoga practitioner, athlete, student, professional, parent, or simply one in need of relaxation, you will leave the table feeling refreshed and with a greater understanding of your body.

मैत्री करुणा मुदितोपेक्षाणांसुखदुःख पुण्यापुण्यविषयाणां भावनातः चित्तप्रसादनम्

maitrī karuṇā mudito ‘pekṣāṇāṁ sukha duḥkha puṇyā ‘puṇya viṣayāṇāṁ bhāvanātaś citta prasādanaṁ

Consciousness settles as one radiates friendliness, compassion, delight, and equanimity toward all things, whether pleasant or painful, good or bad.

-Sutra 1.33
from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
translated by Chip Hartranft

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