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Kripalu Bodywork

Kripalu Meditative Massage

Kripalu Meditative Massage promotes deep healing and rejuvenation through a fusion of revitalizing touch and soothing energy work. Along with renewing your physical body, Kripalu Meditative Massage cultivates deep relaxation and brings the mind to a place of inner stillness, helping you connect to the intuitive wisdom of your own being.
50 minutes: $80; 80 minutes: $130

Kripalu Deep Meditative Massage

Designed for those who prefer deeper pressure. Eighty minutes recommended for a full-body session.
50 minutes: $95; 80 minutes: $145

At that juncture of training, with everything we had learned, [Kripalu Deep Meditative Massage] was my integrating moment at Kripalu.
—Amanda F., Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Student

Kripalu Therapeutic Massage

A meditative approach that brings relief to specific areas of chronic tension and muscle fatigue. After discussing your individual needs, your therapist utilizes specific deep-muscle and therapeutic massage techniques to relax and nourish your body.
50 minutes: $95; 80 minutes: $145

Aromatherapy Massage

This gentle full-body massage uses high-quality essential oils selected specially for you to soothe the nervous system while stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This treatment is wonderful for people looking to nourish the skin, eliminate toxins, and strengthen the immune system while balancing the mind, body, and spirit. The benefits of this nurturing, aromatic massage last long after the treatment is over.
50 minutes: $90; 80 minutes: $145

I truly enjoyed the Kripalu Aromatherapy massage. The massage itself was more rhythmic and gentle than other massages I’ve had—a perfectly relaxing way to end a hectic day. I was impressed by the therapist’s skill at identifying essential oils that would be both helpful and soothing for my experience. Read more.

After discussing my preferences on various scents, my therapist shared which oils are best for stress relief, detoxing, relaxation, etc. To meet my personal needs, she recommended a mix of grapefruit, ylang ylang, and rosemary to relieve my stiff muscles and release stress and tension, and lavender for relaxation.

Once the oils were ready, the therapist tied a tissue dabbed with the oils to the massage table, just below my nose, so I could receive the calming benefits of inhaling the oils while they were being applied to my skin. The experience allowed me to slow down and be in the moment, to let go of the stress of the work day. I smiled with each pleasantly deep breath, and the skillful use of the essential oils was an added benefit to my massage—it made for a truly therapeutic experience.
—Ashley W., Editor at Kripalu

Kripalu Master-Level Massage

Create a customized massage session utilizing the therapeutic and intuitive skills of a highly experienced therapist. This treatment is ideal for the experienced massage guest looking for something a little different. Our eclectic, multitalented therapists bring an array of skills to this treatment, so you can benefit from what they do best.
105 minutes: $195

Stone Therapy Massage

Warm volcanic stones are massaged over the entire body to promote physical and spiritual balancing and relax the body at its deepest level. This ancient healing treatment moves energy to depleted areas, relieves sore muscles, and produces a soothing and meditative state of peace, calm, and balance.
90 minutes: $180

Before my session began, my therapist asked me how my body was feeling and what it needed. It had been a stressful week. I was in the process of moving and had recently been in a car accident. My body was feeling tense.

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She began the session by placing “resting stones” on and under my body, on specific acupressure and major chakra points, drawing circulation and energy to those areas—immediately beginning the relaxation, detoxification, and healing processes in those tissues and centers, and prepping the area for massage.

Stones were placed on acupressure points for the lungs, their weight on my chest heavy at first. But the heat and the pressure became very relaxing. The gentle warmth there calmed my breath.

The therapist massaged each part of my body, first with her hands, and then with warm stones, then cold stones, and back to warm. The cold stones on my warmed skin had a refreshing feel. The finish with warm stones was soothing. When the stones were removed, I could feel more than just the weight of the stones being lifted from my body.

At the end of the session, I felt relaxed and rejuvenated. No more tension. This was exactly what I needed.
—Ashley W., Editor at Kripalu

Kripalu Pregnancy Massage

Available at any stage of pregnancy, this full-body massage uses specific techniques for the mom-to-be. Safe and nurturing, it is designed to stimulate circulation, alleviate tired muscles, and reduce water retention. Let us care for you while you retreat into a wonderful passage designed with your unique life change in mind.
50 minutes: $80; 80 minutes: $130

Kripalu Footwork

Unwind with a head massage, a warm foot compress, and focused work on your feet. This reflexology-inspired treatment leaves your entire body feeling balanced.
50 minutes: $90

Kripalu Integrative Acupressure

Your therapist artfully weaves together acupressure and stretching techniques from shiatsu and Thai massage to create an individualized session to fit your needs. A unique and effective way to treat acute or chronic pain and to relax and feel rejuvenated. These sessions are performed through loose, comfortable clothing on a massage table.
50 minutes $90; 80 minutes $145

Positional Therapy

A gentle, effective therapy for the treatment of chronic and acute muscular pain and for increasing range of motion, this treatment includes careful observation and evaluation of posture followed by placing the affected muscles in a position of comfort for 90 seconds. When the pain vanishes from the tender point, the stressed tissues are felt to be at their most relaxed. Positional Therapy achieves its benefits by means of an automatic resetting of muscle spindles. Relief is immediate and long lasting. These techniques are effective in the treatment of pain due to injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion, and chronic neuromuscular conditions. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
50 minutes: $90; 80 minutes: $145

I’d never tried positional therapy before, and didn’t know much about the practice, but after just one session, I now know this: I. Love. Positional. Therapy.

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I learned so much during the conversational 50-minute session. Therapist Lee Albert showed me how off balance my hips were and not only helped me bring them back into alignment, but also explained how I could do so on my own, and why the method works. He also explained what kind of physical health issues I might run into later in life because of my poor hip alignment if I don’t tend to it.

Kripalu’s approach to positional therapy is unique because Lee uses his own protocol and wellness plan to accompany the practice. One of the most interesting things I learned was that I’d been wrong about assuming that tension and tight muscles meant that I needed to stretch and massage those muscles loose. Quite often that isn’t the case. In fact, sometimes muscles can become over stretched, and many of the positions Lee taught me were geared toward creating slack in the muscle, allowing them to go back to their original, neutral position.

The keyword throughout the session was simplicity. By easing my limbs into the most simple and comfortable of positions, my muscles were able to relax. The most impressive thing to me was the immediacy of the results. Minutes after the simplest of stretches and positions, I was feeling instant and dramatic results. In addition to specific positions that relieved pain, he taught me that by simply changing the way I sit at my desk, drive my car, lie in bed, I could relive the muscle pain and tension I’d always felt in my body.

I left the session with a personalized plan of practices to keep my muscles feeling good. Now, I practice what I learned during the session every single day.
—Ashley W., Editor at Kripalu

Thai Massage

Harmonize your body with this graceful, nurturing bodywork. Your talented therapist will guide your body through a flowing sequence of yoga-based stretches, while applying rhythmic pressure along the energy pathways and points. Each session, done on a traditional floor mat, is designed to meet your individual needs and abilities. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
50 minutes: $90; 80 minutes: $145


This 2,000-year-old Japanese tradition combines palm and finger pressure along with rotation, structural movement, and stretching techniques to stimulate the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. Shiatsu works effectively with chronic pain, reducing body-based stress and increasing flexibility. This treatment will give your whole body a tune-up that is both relaxing and invigorating. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
50 minutes: $90; 80 minutes: $145

Healing Arts are available by appointment only.

To schedule Healing Arts services:

While at Kripalu, you may schedule a service at the Healing Arts Scheduling Desk, located on the first floor. The desk is open from 8:00 am–7:30 pm Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Fridays, hours are 8:00 am–9:30 pm. Upon availability, appointments are bookable Monday through Friday 11:00 am–9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am–9:00 pm. Kripalu one-on-one consultants are available Monday through Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm.

We recommend that you schedule your Healing Arts services at least one to two weeks in advance of your stay to ensure availability. To book appointments from outside of Kripalu, please call 888.738.1822, seven days a week, 9:00 am–5:00 pm (EST).

Gratuities are not included in the price of your service and are greatly appreciated by our dedicated therapists.

Cancellation Policy You may cancel or change your appointment time up to 24 hours in advance of your treatment. For changes or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a 50 percent forfeiture fee. If you fail to show up for your treatment, the full charge will apply. Please note Treatment time is not extended for late arrivals; this includes late arrivals due to program presenters running over their scheduled time.

The Healing Arts Department at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health supports health and healing through massage, skin- and body-care, Ayurvedic treatments, lifestyle consultations, and more. Appointments are available for guests taking a program at Kripalu as well as for visitors (who may want to consider a Kripalu Day Pass).