Marian Bernstein, CMT
Keeping your body in tune

My Services

Maya Abdominal Therapies

2 hrs 1st session, 1 hr there af minutes: $110-$165

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal TherapiesTM are founded on the ancient Mayan techniques of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal TherapiesTM address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.

Along with Massage, other therapies may added to your treatment such as: Lessons on Charting your menstrual cycle, analysis of these charts, lesson on Self Care techniques, herbal suggestions, castor oil packs, herbal steams, etc...

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Swedish Massage

30 mins,1 hour , 90 minutes minutes: $55, $95,$145

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork.It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation.The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

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Deep Tissue Massage

1 hr minutes: $115

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body.I use various techniques with my hands, knuckles, and elbows and apply focused pressure on “problem areas” or “trigger points” in the body.Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable.Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.

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Sports Massage

1 hr minutes: $100

Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics.Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term.Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates.Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.

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45 minutes: $80

Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet.Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body.According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet.Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.

This treatment includes your choice of a scented bath fiz 10 minute foot soak. Magazines and music are provided, but if you prefer to bring yur own, feel free.

With remaining time I end your treatment with a soothing neck and head massage to balance you from head to foot.

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Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health. During a session, I work in energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.

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Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine is the therapeutic use of plants, and is one of the oldest forms of health care in the world. Depending on your specific needs, I recommend specific herbal formulas that produce and contain a variety of chemical substances that act upon the body. Different herbs have been effectively used for a wide range of medicinal purposes including pain relief, hormone balancing, sleep enhancement, improved digestion, skin soothing, and stress relief. The herbs I use in my practice are in tincture form and are picked in a sustainable manner from pesticide free farms in the Belizian Rain Forest. They are prepared by hand and are all rich in Nutrients. After carefully studying my clients' health history, symptoms and other conditions, I recommend the tincture or tinctures that are right for them and instruct them on dosage, contraindications and possible side effects. All tinctures I use are safe and effective.
   In addition to these herbs, you can purchase 4Life Products by going to to this link: and enter #1158608 as a distributor # to order products wholesale.

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Arvigo Mayan Pregnancy Massage

90 minutes: $160

Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy.The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues. You will be supported with extra pillows to keep you comftable throughout you experience.
 I use Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Massage to provide ideal position of the uterus throughout your pregnancy which will  ensure healthy circulation,comfort and ease up until your delivery. I will teach you self care massage which you could practice between sessions, give you nutritional and herbal advice, and provide spiritual healing if necessary. Therefore, the client not only receives massage, but an entire holistic treatment.

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Chair Massage

60 minutes: $100 and travel fees

Whether you have a group of two or twenty two, I am available for on-site chair massage. Chair massage is performed on an ergonomic chair designed for maximum relaxation. It targets mainly the back, neck, arms, hand, shoulders and head. The clients remain fully clothed and the sessions can range from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the group and the time aloted.

The benefits of chair massage are:

Prevention of repetitive use injuries
Restoration of energy and morale in the work place
A way of treating yourself and guests to something special
Showing your friends or employees they are appreciated
For corporations, reducing absences at work and worker's comp. costs due to injury

Rates may increase for distances further than 10 miles from Walnut Creek. I offer discounts to corporations or small businesses that want ongoing services.

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Lymphatic Drainage

1 hr minutes: $100

Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.

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Ampuku Psoas Release

1 hr minutes: $105

This technique  is a compilation of different asian modalities that involve gentle touch and rhythmic rocking to release tension all over the body, especially the back and shoulders. It can be performed alone, or in combination with other modalities in a session.

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