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Bodywork

We don’t just work your body, we pamper it, too. Sanctuary Body offers Massage, Acupuncture, and Rolfing™ services to compliment your workout, or simply relieve pain and stress.  Come as you are, and leave feeling relaxed and renewed.

How does it work?

Purchase sessions below each service option. Sessions are valid for 1 year from date of purchase. To schedule your first session, contact us at 443.438.3566 or [email protected]. Once you’re matched with a provider who’s a great fit for your needs, you can continue to schedule through us, or coordinate with them directly. Please make any scheduling changes at least 24 hours in advance to avoid charges.

A Sanctuary Body acupuncture client rests peacefully

Acupuncture

After discussing how you feel and observing your body’s signals, your acupuncturist will stimulate points on the body’s meridian pathways, through which vital energy is thought to flow. The needles are so hair-thin and flexible that you’ll hardly feel them going in. When gently stimulated, the needles may produce a mild achy pressure, or an “electrical” sensation moving down the meridian pathways. You’ll then rest with the needles in place for 20-30 minutes. Feel free to squeeze in a nap! Most patients find acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying, and leave feeling relaxed and restored.

Don’t hesitate to bring any physical or mental health issue to your acupuncturist. This ancient science can alleviate pain, treat digestive and respiratory complaints, and help with everything from reproductive issues to anxiety and depression. Manual therapies including myofascial massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, or Tui Na are offered as optional add-ons to your treatment. Sanctuary Body also offers specialized acupuncture treatments for relief and recovery from sports injuries, as well as facial rejuvenation, addiction treatment, and Battlefield Acupuncture, which uses semi-permanent needles (3-5 days) to alleviate pain quickly with a prolonged effect.

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative. Depending on your condition, may begin to feel relief after the first few treatments. Chronic conditions may take a bit longer to respond.

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"The knowledge base and skill set of the staff are exceptional. It has been a couple of decades since I have focused on this level of self-care and I have found the right place. I fully recommend Sanctuary Body."

- Art Rosenbaum
Close-up of massage hands on a client's back

Massage

Your massage session will be customized for you and your body’s needs on that particular day. Your therapist may incorporate elements of orthopedic and sports massage, Swedish relaxation, reflexology, deep tissue massage, cranial sacral therapy, and myofascial release to achieve the optimum treatment for you. We don’t subscribe to a “more pain, more gain” philosophy when it comes to massage. Your therapist will apply just the right level of intensity to promote relaxation, pain relief, and increased mobility.

Massage has been shown to promote relief from chronic muscle tension, repetitive strain, and conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. It can also help to speed recovery from exercise or injury, and reduce symptoms of stress and fatigue.

Now on location at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel!

Sanctuary Body provides massage therapy sessions on location for guests of the Sagamore Pendry, Fell’s Point’s premier luxury boutique hotel. We’ll come to you, and provide a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment in the privacy of your own hotel room or suite.

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"[My trainer] said he would be happy to work with me, but only after I’d spent some time with his Rolfer. And so I was introduced to a remarkable guy who used Ida Rolf’s science, over several months, to free up my stuck joints. Then, I began to work with the personal training team…The results have amazed me. In just a few years, working hard with the Sanctuary Body team, I’ve re-built my body!"

- N.C.

Rolfing™

Rolfing® is a form of bodywork that combines guided movement with hands-on manipulation to gradually release restrictions in the body. The goal of Rolfing® is to help the body reclaim its optimum natural alignment and balance in gravity. It works directly on the soft tissue called fascia that maintains tension throughout the body and creates each individual’s unique shape.

Rolfing® has also been successful in reducing chronic muscle strain. Postural problems, injuries, repetitive motions, surgeries and scars, and even everyday physical and psychological stress can tighten muscles, misalign bones and diminish mobility. By lengthening the affected muscles and tissue, Rolfing® focuses on the source of tension. Dr. Ida Rolf, the creator of this work in the 1940’s, found that when restrictions are released, the tissue’s natural elasticity and mobility are restored, bones regain their correct position, and the body is better able to release tension and pain. Clients report greater energy, increased freedom of movement, and an enhanced sense of well-being.

Each session begins with an assessment of your body structure and movement. Your Rolfer® will then use their hands and elbows to address various parts of the body while you lay on a massage table, sit on a bench, or stand and move. The feeling can vary greatly from pleasurable to intense, but you should be able to relax into it, rather tightening the body.

The classic series consists of ten sessions, ideally no more than 3 weeks apart, with each lasting about 75 minutes. There’s no requirement for a client to commit beyond any one session. However, each session builds upon the last one, and prepares you for the next, while also addressing the body’s immediate needs. You’ll also get an education on movement and posture. Integrating it will be your homework between sessions.

New Rolfing clients are currently being seen by certified Rolfer Gabriel Ewing. For inquiries about appointments with Ray Allen, please contact him directly at [email protected].

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New Client Consult

A Sanctuary Body pilates instructor adjusts her client's posture

The Sanctuary Body approach to training is something you really have to experience. That’s why our new client intro session includes both an in-depth fitness consultation and a personalized demo workout.

Ray Allen, Advanced Rolfer at Sanctuary Body
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Physical Therapy
Sanctary Body gift certificates are valid for one year on fitness training and bodywork

A gift of fitness training, massage, or acupuncture at Sanctuary Body says, “I want you to feel fantastic and live a long, healthy life. You deserve it.” What could be more generous than that?

A gorgeous wedding at the Sanctuary Body studio

Our studio makes a unique, beautiful and versatile space for weddings, fitness events, private parties and corporate events.

Bodywork

We don’t just work your body, we pamper it, too. Sanctuary Body offers Massage, Acupuncture, and Rolfing™ services to compliment your workout, or simply relieve pain and stress.  Come as you are, and leave feeling relaxed and renewed. How does it work? Purchase sessions below each service option. Sessions are valid for 1 year from date of purchase. To schedule your first session, contact us at 443.438.3566 or  [email protected]. Once you’re matched with a provider who’s a great fit for your needs, you can continue to schedule through us, or coordinate with them directly. Please make any scheduling changes at least 24 hours in advance to avoid charges.
A Sanctuary Body acupuncture client rests peacefully

Acupuncture

After discussing how you feel and observing your body’s signals, your acupuncturist will use hair-thin needles to stimulate points on the body’s meridian pathways, through which vital energy is thought to flow. You’ll rest with the needles in place for 20-30 minutes. Feel free to squeeze in a nap! Most patients find acupuncture sensations deeply satisfying, and leave feeling relaxed and restored.

Don’t hesitate to bring any physical or mental health issue to your acupuncturist. This ancient science can alleviate pain, treat digestive and respiratory complaints, and help with everything from reproductive issues to anxiety and depression. Manual therapies including myofascial massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, or Tui Na are offered as optional add-ons to your treatment. Sanctuary Body also offers specialized acupuncture treatments for relief and recovery from sports injuries, as well as facial rejuvenation, addiction treatment, and Battlefield Acupuncture, which uses semi-permanent needles (3-5 days) to alleviate pain quickly with a prolonged effect.

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative. Depending on your condition, may begin to feel relief after the first few treatments. Chronic conditions may take a bit longer to respond.

"The knowledge base and skill set of the staff are exceptional. It has been a couple of decades since I have focused on this level of self-care and I have found the right place. I fully recommend Sanctuary Body."

- Art Rosenbaum
Close-up of massage hands on a client's back

Massage

Your massage session will be customized for you and your body’s needs on that particular day. Your therapist may incorporate elements of orthopedic and sports massage, Swedish relaxation, reflexology, deep tissue massage, cranial sacral therapy, and myofascial release to achieve the optimum treatment for you. We don’t subscribe to a “more pain, more gain” philosophy when it comes to massage. Your therapist will apply just the right level of intensity to promote relaxation, pain relief, and increased mobility.

Massage has been shown to promote relief from chronic muscle tension, repetitive strain, and conditions such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. It can also help to speed recovery from exercise or injury, and reduce symptoms of stress and fatigue.

Now on location at the Sagamore Pendry Hotel!

Sanctuary Body provides massage therapy sessions on location for guests of the Sagamore Pendry, Fell’s Point’s premier luxury boutique hotel. We’ll come to you, and provide a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment in the privacy of your own hotel room or suite.

"[My trainer] said he would be happy to work with me, but only after I’d spent some time with his Rolfer. And so I was introduced to a remarkable guy who used Ida Rolf’s science, over several months, to free up my stuck joints. Then, I began to work with the personal training team…The results have amazed me. In just a few years, working hard with the Sanctuary Body team, I’ve re-built my body!"

- N.C.

Rolfing™

Rolfing® is a form of bodywork that combines guided movement with hands-on manipulation to gradually release restrictions in the body. The goal of Rolfing® is to help the body reclaim its optimum natural alignment and balance in gravity. It works directly on the soft tissue called fascia that maintains tension throughout the body and creates each individual’s unique shape. Rolfing® has also been successful in reducing chronic muscle strain. Postural problems, injuries, repetitive motions, surgeries and scars, and even everyday physical and psychological stress can tighten muscles, misalign bones and diminish mobility. By lengthening the affected muscles and tissue, Rolfing® focuses on the source of tension. Dr. Ida Rolf, the creator of this work in the 1940’s, found that when restrictions are released, the tissue’s natural elasticity and mobility are restored, bones regain their correct position, and the body is better able to release tension and pain. Clients report greater energy, increased freedom of movement, and an enhanced sense of well-being. Each session begins with an assessment of your body structure and movement. Your Rolfer® will then use their hands and elbows to address various parts of the body while you lay on a massage table, sit on a bench, or stand and move. The feeling can vary greatly from pleasurable to intense, but you should be able to relax into it, rather tightening the body. The classic series consists of ten sessions, ideally no more than 3 weeks apart, with each lasting about 75 minutes. There’s no requirement for a client to commit beyond any one session. However, each session builds upon the last one, and prepares you for the next, while also addressing the body’s immediate needs. You’ll also get an education on movement and posture. Integrating it will be your homework between sessions. New Rolfing clients are currently being seen by certified Rolfer Gabriel Ewing. For inquiries about appointments with Ray Allen, please contact him directly at [email protected].

New Client Consult

A Sanctuary Body pilates instructor adjusts her client's posture

The Sanctuary Body approach to training is something you really have to experience. That’s why our new client intro session includes both an in-depth fitness consultation and a personalized demo workout.

Sexy tango dancers with beautiful body alignment

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Pete Johnson, Personal Trainer at Sanctuary Body
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Physical Therapy
Sanctary Body gift certificates are valid for one year on fitness training and bodywork

A gift of fitness training, massage, or acupuncture at Sanctuary Body says, “I want you to feel fantastic and live a long, healthy life. You deserve it.” What could be more generous than that?

A gorgeous wedding at the Sanctuary Body studio

Our studio makes a unique, beautiful and versatile space for weddings, fitness events, private parties and corporate events.

True Sports Physical Therapy is our studio partner, and our most trusted referral for sports injury recovery. They collaborate with your doctors and coaches and craft a custom physical therapy plan to help you heal better, stronger, and faster.

TrueSports shares our studio, but they handle their bookings independently.
To reach them, visit  www.truesportsphysicaltherapy.com.

Once your physical therapy is done, Sanctuary Body can provide personalized fitness training and bodywork to help you avoid re-injury and stay fit for life!