From the day you arrive, you begin enjoying and benefiting from our delicious, health supporting meals, programs and retreat-like atmosphere. Add to this experience with a range of private session offerings designed to educate, invigorate, and empower you to live a healthy, thriving life. Feel renewed from the inside-out, benefiting from the Institute’s skilled macrobiotic counselors and body work practitioners.
For more information and to schedule a private session call: 1-413-623-5741 ext. 0
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Appointments can be arranged before your arrival or booked during your stay, depending on availability and schedule.
with Kushi Institute Senior Counselors
1½ hours Single – $325
Couple – $600
Included in fee: One free fifteen-minute follow-up session by email or phone.
Note: If you are presently attending a program, take $50.00 off the above pricing. Kushi Institute counselors have all trained with Michio Kushi, and are qualified to assess your condition using traditional methods of Oriental health evaluation.
Macrobiotics works best to support improved health when it is adjusted for the individual. In a private session, the counselor uses macrobiotic visual diagnosis along with other factors in your health and life to create a personalized, practical plan. You’ll receive written instructions on a comprehensive form completed during the session, plus a dietary guidelines booklet with specific adjustments and recommendations from the counselor.
with licensed massage therapist
1 and 1/4 hours: $95
This style employs oil or lotion on the skin in a circulatory manner to relax and release toxins from the muscles and return blood flow toward the heart. It keeps tendons and ligaments supple and pliable while manipulating, organizing, and aligning layers of skin, fascia, and muscles. Firm, gentle pressure using a choice of stroking. Kneading, friction, vibration, tapping, soft shaking, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymph drainage, moderate range of motion stretches, and energy work (Reiki and Polarity) are a collection of modern techniques employed, bringing about uplifting benefits for the body and mind.
This is a custom designed massage. Pressure, techniques and use of oils are reduced depending upon one’s medical condition. Additionally, you can request a session to focus and benefit one body system, such as immune system (lymphatic drainage), heart (circulatory Swedish), or emotional well-being (Touch Therapy and energy work).
Feldenkrais Functional Integration®
with Guild Certified Feldenkrais®practitioner
1 and 1/4 hours: $95
Can’t lift your arms beyond your shoulders or bend your neck comfortably? Have hip replacement surgery, scoliosis, or recovering from a stroke? Looking for better balance and to feel secure on both feet (or one)?
Feldenkrais is fantastic for anyone with serious neurological concerns, chronic aches and pains, or healthy individuals who want to move with more grace, freedom, and ease. A single session will recharge communication between your brain, muscles, and skeletal configuration; multiple sessions can transform in the way you move and feel about your body, increasing motor-spatial responses, and returning your body to childhood movement and flexibility.
This internationally known method is part of holistic practices worldwide, particularly in Europe, Israel, and Australia. Every session is custom-tailored for the individual, using very gentle manipulations, on the clothed body.
Sessions convey the experience of comfort, pleasure, and mobility, as you explore more efficient, effective patterns of movement. With the guidance of the practitioner, your primary goal is to become more conscious of how you “organize” your body’s motions, and how you can move into more expanded, functional, and broader range-of-motion patterns and improve movement in daily life.
Macrobiotic Menu Planning
with Kushi Institute Faculty
1½ hours: $135
During this session the counselor will help you design a week-long menu plan that is balanced and manageable in your life.
If you have previously had a macrobiotic consultation, the menu planning will take the counselor’s recommendations into consideration. In this case, it is helpful to bring your counselor’s recommendations to the menu planning session.
with licensed practitioner
1 hour: $95
Shiatsu literally translated means “finger pressure”. We strongly recommend Shiatsu therapy to anyone who wants to use a holistic approach to recover health or improve present health conditions.
The purpose of Shiatsu therapy is restoration of the holistic nature of the client’s body, mind and spirit, to a condition where peace and harmony replace disorder. According to oriental medicine, of which Shiatsu is an intrinsic part, the body has twelve basic energy channels called meridians. These form the energetic background of the visible anatomic organs and are the source of all vital functions. Therefore, each meridian corresponds to an organ system such as the kidney meridian, spleen meridian, lung meridian, etc.
Practitioners apply pressure along the meridians, promoting the body’s ability to heal itself. It also re-energizes the optimal flow of life energy, also known as ki, in addition to increasing the blood flow to all vital organs and systems of the body, reducing muscle tension and stress.
Sessions last about an hour, and include an evaluation of general energy flow and vitality, the dissolving of energy blockages in the meridians, application of pressure to meridian points along meridians on the back, torso, legs, arms and head, and gentle stretches and rotations of the arms and legs to eliminate any energetic stagnation in the joints. After a treatment clients usually feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated, and experience a sense of deeper harmony and wholeness.