Body Work

Body Work


The healing power of touch is unmistakable. Elephants caress fellow elephants if they are injured or ill. They caress each other at times of loss. Health benefits of touch include relieving muscular aches and tension, improving circulation and generating a feeling of well being. Massage is truly educated touching. Scroll down to see a list of all the bodywork services we offer. Please call our concierge desk at 707.937.5615 for booking/scheduling!

  • Robin Reid

  • Emeritus Director of Massage in the Forest

Robin has been practicing massage at the Stanford Inn for the past six years. She received her training as a massage therapist twelve years ago from the Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City, and later in Ayurvedic Massage from the California College of Ayurveda. Robin specializes in Ayurvedic massage but with a Swedish massage approach, emphasizing a relaxing, pressure point-focused massage.

Robin and other MCLW’s massage therapists offer private massages, including Thai, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and more.

Massage helps to improve range of motion and circulation of both circulatory and lymphatic systems, strengthening the immune system. It helps shorten recovery from illnesses and injury. At a cosmetic level, massage can reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the skin’s elasticity. Psychologically, massage reduces stress, providing a calmness from which to focus on other aspects of life. Massage is not just about healing or reducing stress, it just feels good!


We are happy to offer Yon-Ka professional aethetic products for our facials. Because we custom design each facial to your skin type, all are appropriate for men and women alike.  Scroll down to see the list of facial treatments we offer!

Ayurvedic Treatments…

Ayurveda is a healing system derived from an ancient Indian tradition that uses diet, herbs, exercise, and body therapies. The goal of traditional treatments is to restore balance and establish calm and harmony and the treatments are understood to cleanse and purify mind, body and soul. Scroll down to see the list of Ayurvedic treatments we offer!

Massage Treatments
Forest Basic Massage – Based on the long strokes and gentle kneading of Swedish massage, our therapists provide an intuitive massage incorporating techniques such as acupressure and shiatsu to improve muscle tone, stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems, and relax the body. Standard session – $95.00 | 90 minutes – $145.00.

Deep Tissue Massage – A technique focused on connective tissue in order to restore structural alignment and balance by removing chronic tensions that are often created over time by injury, and by habitual and/or emotional stress. Our therapists work sensitively with you to release tension for a deeply relaxing and healing treatment. Standard session – $120 | 90 minutes – $175.

Thai Massage – This thousand year old massage is a combination of yoga-stretches, muscle massage, stimulation of meridians by acupressure and manipulation of joints. It is performed in gentle, rhythmic movements providing an energizing, balanced and dynamic experience. Standard session – $120 | 90 minutes – $175.

Neuromuscular Body Work – A clinical style neuromuscular therapy combined with transformational movement and a mind-body approach to stress reduction. This approach seeks to achieve balance between the muscular/skeletal and the nervous systems through active involvement between client and massage therapist to assist in the improvement of biomechanics, joint function and posture. 90 minutes standard session – $175.00

Botanical Aromatherapy Massage – Indulge your senses with this massage. We use the highest quality therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils custom blended to meet your needs. Aromatherapy massage promotes a healthy equilibrium between mind, body mind spirit. Standard Session – $120.

Hot Stone Massage – Heated and cooled polished stones are used to help stimulate the circulatory systems and enhance the feeling of relaxation. Hot rocks offers the benefits of standard massage plus the warmth of stones. Perfect for foggy or rainy coastal days. Standard Session – $165.

Aromatherapy Wrap – After dry brush exfoliation we apply a choice of custom blended essential oils and plant extracts followed by a soothing wrap in heated blankets. While your body absorbs the oil, your scalp, face and feet are massaged. Standard Session – $120.00

Sea Salt Scrub with Massage – Mineralized sea salts infused with aromatherapy oils are used to exfoliate the body followed by a nourishing warm shea butter massage. Your body is left glowing recharged. 90 minute – $185.00

Couples Massage – Share your experience. Begin with a cup of tea served in the massage suite made with organic herbs and flowers from our gardens. Next experience a side-by-side massage. After your massage, return to your room and relax with a half-bottle of champagne. Double session – $275, please check availability (price includes set-set up fees)


Escale Beaute – A wonderful hydrating “pick up” for your skin, this facial combines cleansing, a plant based hydro-peel, facial massage, citro-moist mask and grapefruit base cream to enliven your skin.
50 minutes – $95.

Calm Waters – We personalize this treatment to your skin type, and include everything we believe to be essential for your face to look and feel healthy and beautiful. Cleansing, gentle exfoliation, steam and gentle extractions followed by a specialty masque designed for your skin type. This facial is coupled with an upper body massage. 75 minutes – $125

Alpha Vital – A skin resurfacing AHA and BHA facial. This sumptuous treatment uses organically sourced fruit acids to shed the dead skin cells that are largely responsible for signs of premature aging, with an algae, green tea, pilewort and fresh fruit based mask. Most effective in a series of 3 to 4 treatments. Great for all skin types. 60 minutes – $145

Advanced Optimizer – A firming and toning anti-aging facial employing essential oils to stimulate healing of the skin, micro peeling exfoliating ampoules, deep firming and tonifying treatments, an eye-lip replenishing mask and a triple clay-karite nut butter face and neck mask. Luxurious! 75 minutes – $145

Vital Intense – The skin’s “anti-wrinkle star” of the Yon-Ka anti-aging palette of facials, this treatment offers intense stimulation in the deepest layers of the skin to beautifully revitalize the complexion. Energy ampoules target lines and wrinkles while 3 zones masks revitalize the neck, eye-lip area and face. Striking and immediately visible results. Perfect for all tired skin types, skin imbalances and mature skin.
80 minutes – $165

Le Grand Classique – A unique 5-step purifying process with highly therapeutic restorative values and a level of detailed refinement and comfort that is totally unprecedented. Micro peeling, exfoliating ampoule, eye contour mask, triple clay face and neck purifying mask and aroma efflurage pampers even the most demanding of complexions. 90 minutes – $175

From Head to Toe – An amazing experience combining a 50-minute massage and a 50-minute facial. You will be pampered by one of our highly qualified masseuses and our licensed aesthetician in a truly blissful treatment session. 100 minutes – $185

Ayurvedic Treatments

Abyanga Massage – This unique rhythmic massage is traditionally done performed with nourishing warm herbal oils. Tailored to your constitution our therapists work to improve circulation of both prana and lymph, and to rejuvenate the tissues. This gentle massage encourages the penetration of oil deep into the body promoting greater flexibility. It is deeply relaxing and nourishing. 50 minutes – $120 |
90 minutes – $155

Shirodara – Best experienced after and Abhyanga massage, Shirodara is a simple, yet blissful ayurvedic treatment. A very gentle warm stream of herbal oil is poured on the third eye of the forehead. Stimulation here affects the pineal and pituitary gland, inducing deep relaxation, synchronization of brain activity and balance between the mind, body and spirit. 30 minutes $95

Ayurevedic Ecstasy – The ultimate ayurvedic body rejuvenation: relaxing warm oil Abhyanga followed by a blissful Shirodara treatment. 90 minutes – $200