ABURA offers our community a sanctuary to bring balance back to your physical and mental well-being. Various body and energy work are known to break through the layers and barriers we build up and bring us back to a healthier, truer form of ourselves. We invite you to explore beyond what you may be used to delve into spaces created through Thai Massage, Craniosacral Massage, Reiki energy work as well as other wellness therapies.

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ABURA Massages

  • Signature Massage

    Our Signature Massage is a one-of-a-kind massage experience tailored to each individual's unique body and needs during every visit.

    This massage offers a a range of specialized modalities to address specific concerns and create a deeply rejuvenating and therapeutic experience.

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  • Thai Massage

    During a Thai massage, the recipient remains fully clothed and lies on a comfortable floor mattress. The practitioner uses their hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, and feet to apply pressure, stretch, and manipulate the recipient's body. The massage is performed in a flowing sequence of movements, often referred to as a dance, that focuses on energy lines and specific points along them.

    Thai massage is known for its comprehensive benefits, which can include increased flexibility, stress reduction, improved circulation, enhanced energy flow, and overall relaxation. It is suitable for individuals of various ages and physical conditions, although it's always important to communicate any specific concerns or limitations to the practitioner before the session.

    It's worth noting that Thai massage can be invigorating and may involve stretches and pressure points that require some physical effort. The level of intensity can be adjusted based on individual preferences and needs.

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  • Hot Stone Massage

    Hot stone massage is a therapeutic massage technique that involves the use of heated stones placed on specific areas of the body and incorporated into the massage strokes.

    The heat from the stones helps to relax muscles, relieve tension, and promote a deep sense of relaxation. It helps penetrate deep into the muscles, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. The warmth helps to increase blood flow, allowing oxygen and nutrients to reach the tissues more effectively. As a result, the client experiences a profound sense of relaxation and well-being.

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  • Integrated Massage

    During an integrated session your practitioner will tap into what your body needs to facilitate healing. Different modalities will be used including but not limited to traditional massage, myofascial work, trigger point therapy, energy work, and clearings.

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  • Prenatal Massage

    Prenatal massage is a specialized form of massage therapy designed to address the unique needs of expectant mothers. It provides relaxation and relief from common discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as back pain, swelling, muscle tension, and stress.

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  • Postpartum Massage

    Our postpartum massage is a healing and restorative treatment that can help new mothers recover from childbirth. Your therapist will use gentle, soothing techniques to relieve muscle soreness, promote relaxation, and reduce stress. Postpartum massage can help realign your body and bring you back to a feeling of balance after childbirth.

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Energy Work

  • Polarity

    Polarity Therapy is a truly holistic practice that works for anyone, in any state of health. It meets you where you are and inspires positive changes that are just right for you. Polarity Therapy is a system of treatments used in alternative medicine, intended to restore a balanced distribution of the body’s energy by combining touch, nutrition and self-awareness. This unique form of energy healing enables you to look at what you’re carrying as pain, stress and disease, and allows you to access and unwind the origins that create physical, mental and emotional symptoms. In addition to working with your body, you are supported with verbal communication and reflective listening.

    Energy Worker: Shea Donovan

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Natalie Hickey

Natalie Hickey is a seasoned bodywork practitioner with over 20 years experience in her field. She specializes in Thai massage, also known as "Nuad Thai", which is based on the concept of energy lines within the body. It combines acupressure, stretching, and deep tissue massage to restore balance, increase flexibility and alleviate tension. Natalie also provides traditional massage as well as hot stone massage at Abura.

In addition to being a master bodyworker, Natalie is a dancer and yogini. Her work is infused with grace, fluidity and an intuitive understanding of how people heal and evolve. She seamlessly incorporates elements of dance and yogic principles into her sessions, creating an immersive and holistic experience for her clients.

Natalie provides Thai Massage, Traditioinal Massage and Hot Stone Massage at Abura.

Shea Donovan

I was guided into body work by my own healing journey. Throughout the past decade I have been exploring different modalities including hands on body work, somatic healing, plant spirit medicine, herbalism and nutrition. This journey of deep self discovery has delivered me to the knowledge that humans have an innate capacity to heal. I use a combination of practices including traditional massage, myofascial releases, abdominal massage, and polarity.

I have a deep passion for working with women, especially during the childbirth continuum. I am a certified Innate Postpartum Practitioner and offer in-home care to growing families in Maine. My philosophy is rooted in women's ability to care for and support one another. I use nutrition as medicine, physiological design, and community as my foundation in helping mothers thrive in their birthing years and beyond. When I’m not tending to others in my community, I like to spend my time hiking, baking, gardening and dancing.

Shea provides Signature Massage, Integrated Massage, Prenatal and Postpartum Massage and Polarity Energy Work at ABURA.

Maggie Gillis

Maggie Gillis holds a dual license in massage therapy and aesthetics. Within her facial and massage services, Maggie seamlessly integrates a variety of service modalities, such as shiatsu, acupressure, lymphatic techniques, and myofascial ScarWork, to address each client's unique body and skin needs. She also has a deep connection for providing nurturing care to expectant mothers, offering her therapeutic touch through both massage and skincare services.

Maggie's love for self-care and healing rituals began in her 20s after a transformative visit to a Korean spa. This experience ignited a deep exploration of 'Old World Wellness,' centered on ancient bathhouse and thermae customs. As a lifelong dancer and devoted student of anatomy, she delves into the fascinating historical and cultural perspectives on human anatomy and physiology. She believes in the innate ability for our bodies to heal themselves and sees healers as guides who assist in clearing and releasing obstructed paths.

Maggie provides Signature Massage, Prenatal Massage, Postpartum Massage and Facials at ABURA.