Therapeutic Massage & Customized Skincare

Face Body Spirit

875 Islington Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
(603) 436-0900

Therapeutic Massage

Please note:

Some services have been placed on hold due to Covid-19 precautions. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We are only offering the following services at this time:

30 and 60 minute Massage
30 and 60 minute Foot Reflexology
30 and 60 minute Reiki
60 minute Oasis Foot Soak for One

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a specific system of organized movements based on hands-on, cross-cultural healing techniques to help stimulate the organs and glands. Increased circulation helps detoxify and strengthen the body to prevent illness, reduce stress and promote wellness. Several of the following techniques may be incorporated during your massage session:

Swedish Therapeutic Massage
Combining rhythmic strokes to increase muscle tone and flexibility, this relaxing technique aids the elimination of toxins and the assimilation of nutrients throughout the body. It is a preliminary technique for deeper tissue massage. Swedish Therapeutic Massage encourages better sleep patterns and prevents fatigue—its effects are cumulative when enjoyed on a regular basis.
30 Min.-$50    60 Min.-$90    90 Min.-$120

Neuromuscular/Deep Tissue Massage
Working with the central nervous system, this structured process of ligament, tendon and deep muscle manipulation helps re-pattern muscles that have assumed improper positioning. It is particularly effective in aiding the removal of toxins that accumulate in the muscles, limit movement, and cause pain. Deep tissue work also provides wonderful relief from tension headaches.
60 Min.-$90    90 Min.-$120

Lymphatic Massage
This technique helps to maintain and strengthen the body’s immune system by aiding the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Prevent winter colds and soothe allergies with this treatment.
60 Min.-$90

Nurturing Touch for Individuals with Cancer
The use of touch is one of the best ways to provide support to a loved one with cancer. Whether the visit is just for one session or an ongoing series, massage can provide a positive therapeutic intervention. The massage session is modified to work around any effects of radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, or medications. It can be of benefit during diagnosis, treatment, recovery and post-recovery. It relaxes and energizes, reduces pain and anxiety, eases depression, and helps improve body image. It can also help to alleviate poor sleep patterns, muscle tension, and nausea.
60 Min.-$90    90 Min.-$120

Dry Brushing/Swedish Combination
Start with a dry brushing session to stimulate the lymphatic system, followed by a brisk Swedish massage to awaken a sluggish metabolism, and ending with aromatherapy infused hot compresses to calm and rejuvenate the central nervous system. Includes a complimentary brush for home!
60 Min.-$90

Warm-oil Scalp Treatment plus Massage
Relax while warm peppermint oil is massaged into your scalp, neck and shoulders, melting your stress away. Not only is this treatment great for relieving or preventing tension headaches, but peppermint oil also relieves dry conditions of the scalp, stimulates hair follicles, increases circulation, and is a natural cleanser.
30 Min.-$50

LaStone Therapy
The original hot stone massage takes you on a journey, using sculpting and detoxifying approaches to release and comfort tight, sore muscles. Smooth, warm basalt and cool marble stones may be alternated to encourage circulation. LaStone Therapy goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health, and well-being.
90 Min.-$140

Swedish/La Stone Combination
If you enjoy Swedish massage and are curious about hot stone massage, this is the best of both worlds!
60 Min.-$100

Nurturing the Mother
It is a special time to nurture and honor mother and baby, so this massage addresses the common issues expectant mothers may face, such as lower back and hip pain and water retention (edema). This is a wonderful route to stress reduction, pain relief, and relaxation.
60 Min.-$90

Thai Herbal Ball Massage
Used for centuries in traditional Thai Medicine, Thai Herbal Ball Massage uses heated herbal compresses, a gentle rocking and rhythmic compression, passive stretching, and massage techniques to induce deep relaxation, ease muscular tension, and boost the body’s energy level. The medicinal properties of the herbal balls help to alleviate pain and inflammation and are ideal for relieving tight, sore muscles, joint stiffness, chronic stress, and anxiety. This technique also helps increase flexibility and circulation. The Thai Herbal Ball is yours to take home to add to a hot bath for continued benefits.
60 Min.-$100

Facial Rejuvenation
This quiet technique induces a deep level of relaxation. Using warm compresses and the purest essential oils, a series of repetitive strokes are used to help release holding patterns. It visibly relaxes stress held in the face.
60 Min.-$90

Just the Back
This back-neck-shoulders only treatment relaxes and rejuvenates, including: warm compresses, gentle cleansing, natural sea salt exfoliation, and deep tissue massage.
60 Min.-$90

Chair Massage
Utilizing a special chair, this fully-clothed upper-body massage relaxes and energizes without the use of oils. It is excellent for a quick lunch break, and can be given in our office or we will travel to your workplace (requires advance notice and participation of 6 or more employees).
15 Min.-$20     30 Min.-$40

Reiki (“Ray-Key”), is a gentle, ancient Japanese hands-on energy healing therapy. Reiki promotes relaxation and reduces stress. It helps balance and restore the body, mind and spirit to its perfect state of wellness.
60 Min.-$85
60 Min. with Massage-$90

Foot Reflexology
Reflex points of the feet are stimulated to provide benefits to all systems of the body. Results include improved blood supply, increased vitality, and deep relaxation. Warm herbal compresses are used to soothe the feet and assist in the release of toxins.
45 Min.-$65

Foot Soak—60-Minute Oasis
Herbal Foot Soak, Foot & Lower Leg Massage,
plus Scalp, Neck & Shoulder Massage
Escape day-to-day demands with a new experience at Face Body Spirit! Whether you just want to pamper your feet or enjoy an alternative to a full massage, the 60-Minute Oasis will relax you and provide therapeutic benefits similar to massage. Soak your feet in a kettle of warm water with a blissful mix of essential oils, sea salts, and medicinal herbs to:

  • Soothe and Restore
  • Increase Metabolism or Circulation
  • Eliminate Toxins
  • Reduce Fatigue, Soreness, or Muscle Tension

Sit back, unplug, relax, and “nurture yourself.” Come alone or with a friend or partner. Perfect for Athletes, Waitstaff, Nurses too!

60-Minute Oasis: $85
(includes 30-minute massage)
60-Minute Oasis for Two: $170
(includes two 30-minute massages)

doTERRA AromaTouch Massage
This gentle, yet powerful technique uses a simple, systematic method of massaging specific essential oils along the spine/back and feet. It quiets the central nervous system and stimulates energy points. It brings the body back to a balanced state, reducing stress, inflammation and toxicity levels. Very soothing, restorative—and pleasant to the senses!
45 Min.-$65

A Sensory Journey Massage Add-On
Enhance your massage session with a sensory journey. Begin by choosing a special essential oil blend suited to your mood of the day! We’ll use these oils in your massage to create a subtle, yet profound overall feeling of well-being. Whether you need to feel at peace, more balanced, or more uplifted–the aromatherapy blend you select will make the difference! So come in and indulge yourself with this new aromatic experience!
Massage Add-On-$10

Massage and Skincare Packages

For that special day, congratulations, or birthday surprise, we’ll create a custom package (any combination of services for the Face, Body, or Spirit) in the form of a gift certificate…all wrapped up with a bow!

Package possibilities include:

The Combo
Enjoy 1 hour of Face + 1 hour of Body = 2 hours of Spirit in the same visit!

The Outdoorsman
Restore what the elements take away with 1 hour of nourishing skin and hand care, plus a 1-hour massage!

60-Minute Oasis
Soak your feet in a kettle of warm water with a blissful mix of essential oils, sea salts, & medicinal herbs to: 1) soothe and restore; 2) increase metabolism or circulation; 3) eliminate toxins; and 4) reduce fatigue, soreness, or muscle tension
60-Minute Oasis: $85
(includes 30-minute massage)
60-Minute Oasis for Two: $170
(includes two 30-minute massages)

Nurturing the Mother
Indulge in a 1-hour massage for expectant moms as well as a 1-hour facial to nurture hormonal skin.

Teen TLC
Teach your teen to properly care for his or her skin with a 50-minute facial and de-stress with a 50-minute massage!

Bridal Beauty & Relaxation
Soothing 1-hour massage & rejuvenating 50-minute facial for the bride-to-be.

Prices are subject to change

“I am a professional plumber. My job can be demanding and very physical. I often suffer from back stiffness and muscle fatigue. I began seeing Claudia over 25 years ago for massage therapy on a regular basis. Massage has helped me to get rid of stress and muscle tightness, making my job and the everyday pressures I have much easier to deal with. I am 50 years old but feel much younger. I attribute this to taking care of myself and receiving regular massages from Claudia at Face Body Spirit. If you have never had a massage, treat yourself. You will be amazed at how well you will feel.”

—Jim Golter