"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn
Body Flows Massage and Bodywork is unlike any other massage you have experienced.
Certified in the Raynor technique of Therapeutic Massage and Sports Massage, Sally Mitchell, the founder of Body 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.
Raynor Therapeutic Massage is a unique style of deep tissue massage that draws on the best of both eastern and western massage techniques and philosophies, blending Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai, Shiatsu, Hawaiian, Reflexology, Sports, Ayurvedic, Remedial, Abdominal, Acupressure and more. The intent of this style is to locate the source of tension in the body and then effectively eliminate it, leaving you feeling lighter, looser, more relaxed, balanced and tension-free.
Raynor massage is recognized as one of the most powerful and effective forms of massage today.
Other benefits of bodywork and massage include reducing blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and range of motion and improving one's overall health and well being.
"Over the years I've tried all different kinds of massages. Being a runner with constant muscle pains and a recent IT band injury, I need someone who had deep knowledge on the body flow and able to guide and help me to fast recovery. Sally's approach to massage is very unique. She combines her running, yoga expertise with her customized approach just for me. A session with her is truly one of kind. She's not just following a typical massage script, she focuses on what matters to my needs and the outcome is just fabulous. Not only I felt my whole body is rejuvenated, the ache and pain is definitely disappearing, and my whole body feels all melted together. My only wish is if I were to live close by. Sally truly delivers the full body flow, and brings the best outcomes I ever experienced." - Emily
"Sally is fantastic. Both my husband and I use her as sports massage therapist to work through the kinks of running. She is pro-active in helping us. I've also attended one of her running retreats and separate Chi Running sessions. 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 body flows my highest recommendation!" - Jen
Deep Tissue Therapeutic or Sports Massage - 90 mins $160 | 120 mins $200
Reiki Energy Healing - 60 mins $100 | 90 mins $150
We are now only offering massages during our weekend yoga retreats in Sonoma county. We are no longer seeing massage clients for individual appointments in Sonoma. If you have a massage gift certificate that is still valid, please email email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
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.
Raynor Therapeutic Massage is a unique style of holistic deep tissue massage 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.
Body Flows works with runners, cyclists, triathletes, dancers, yogis, swimmers, contortionists and many other types of athletes and active people who are holding muscle tightness and are either currently injured or looking to prevent injuries. Using a very detailed approach, including clinical sports therapy techniques, as well as dynamic and assisted PNF (Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching, your flexibility and range of motion will be increased and optimized.
PNF (Proprioceptor Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching is a dynamic and assisted stretching technique that safely and effectively increases flexibility and range of motion through joints that are restricted by muscle tension. It is often combined with sports massage to help speed up recovery time in between workouts, reduce the chance of injury and improve athletic performance. Using a "contract and relax" technique, PNF resets the new range of motion and holds this in the body memory for longer than if regular static stretching had been performed. As well as increasing flexibility and range of motion, PNF enhances joint stability and neuromuscular control. It includes both active and passive stretches, whereby the client is often actively contracting and relaxing the muscles while connecting their breath with the movements.
You will be given a variety of rehabilitation techniques and strengthening exercises so you can get back to your sport or activity as quickly as possible.
Common injuries that Body Flows has successfully worked with and healed include: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee ITB syndrome, shin splints, hip or low back pain, rotator cuff syndrome, sciatica and Achilles tendonitis.
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's massage is simply the best I have ever had - by far! She pays attention to each and every muscle. She absolutely fixed my calf and shin. I learned a good lesson for my marathon training the power of regular massage. For the first time in 5+ weeks it doesn't hurt to touch my calf/shin anywhere. I honestly turned the corner with Sally's very deep work. As an athlete, I highly recommend incorporating Body Flows into your routine!" - Allison
"My massage from Sally was nothing like I've experienced before. The detail work she did around my hands, feet, fingers, and toes was incredible. I liked the way she guided me to do deep belly breathing through more intense areas or pressure points. This really helped me to relax. I felt so light and full of energy afterwards." - Jules "
I have had really bad migraines pretty much every day for the last 5 years. I've been to hundreds of doctors and have tried almost every alternative medicine technique there is. No-one was able to help. I heard that bodywork can help although I was dubious. After my first session with Sally, I had almost a whole day with no migraine. After my second and third sessions, I had about 2 days completely pain-free. I've been seeing Sally weekly for 6 weeks now and I'm consistently having day after day with no pain at all. I feel alive again! She works on my neck, shoulders and back, and even my head and face. She really seems to know how everything is connected. I'm so grateful for feeling better and for finding her. Thank you!" - Laura
"I've always had very tight hamstrings and low back pain. Sally has a calm and nurturing presence, but incredibly strong hands. She also helped me stretch my muscles and gave me really good advice and techniques on how to incorporate stretching into my daily routine. The results are superb. I highly recommend Sally." - Pankaj
"I started going to Sally over a year ago and would not go anywhere else! I have sent friends to her, and they all love her as well. When I first went to see her, I was tense and tight ALL OVER! She really worked on EVERY knot. What really impressed me was her knowledge about the body and its anatomy, realizing that the pain could be stemming from somewhere else, not necessarily the area of the knot. She is extremely knowledgeable and to top it off, just a really good, nice, genuine person. The studio is very soothing and clean." - Angie
"I've been into running for over 30 years and really appreciate a good massage. Sally's massage was not only a treat but also a complete treatment for areas that hurt but had not been considered by regular therapists in the past. To put it another way Sally is thorough, caring and very accommodating to what I needed. Her technique is not one size fits all. I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend her 90-minute session." - Rory
"I'd been having insomnia for months and read about the Raynor technique of bodywork and how it can help. After my session with Sally I slept better that night than I've slept for months. My whole body and mind just went into this deep state of relaxation. Amazing. I highly recommend Sally. I also felt like she really tuned into the areas that needed the most work and found tension in my body that I had no idea even existed!" - Darcy
"I consulted Sally after recovering from a knee surgery. I had developed patterns of compensation to protect the injured knee which led to tensions and pain in other areas. Her massages helped me loosen up tight areas and her knowledgeable advice was vital on my road to recovery." - Andreas