To learn more about each individual modality, click on it’s title. Most have full page descriptions.
CranioSacral Therapy is a deep, relaxing, and very gentle therapy that releases tensions by triggering parasympathetic responses from the nervous system and by releasing restrictions in the tissues within the cerebro-spinal system using gentle pressure and/or traction. CranioSacral Therapy is excellent for relaxation and stress relief, but has also been shown to provide specific relief for a number of conditions including migraines,chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and others (for more, see the full page on CST). You will remain fully clothed, lying on a massage table for your CranioSacral Therapy Session. 45, 60, or 75 minute sessions . For severe conditions, up to 90 minutes can be scheduled.
Massage Cupping is a modern adaptation of the ancient art of cupping therapy. While massage performed by applying pressure, cupping instead uses negative pressure to pull, lift, open and expand the body’s soft tissues. Cupping helps to bring blood flow to tissues where hypertonicity, adhesions, or other issues have restricted it. Blood flow then brings nutrients to the area, and helps flush the area of metabolic waste products.
The reverse pressure exerted by the suction gently increases flexibility in the tissues and eliminates swelling if any. If there is any blockage and accumulation of fluids, it is released. Myofascial cupping is used to relieve any injuries received when playing sports. Patients with conditions related to the muscles and bone structure will find that this therapy is very effective. Ailments like back and neck pain, sprained muscles, strained tissues and other such problems can be alleviated with the use of myofascial cupping.
Fijian Massage –
Fijian Massage is one of the many modalities in which the practitioner uses feet instead of hands. Clients soon realize that this modality offers deep tissue work without the discomfort that many feel when receiving the deep pressure types of massage. Your therapist will support most of her weight on either a standing foot, or on a chair, and will use her heel, or toe, or the ball of her foot or the entire sole of her foot. Fijian Massage is deeply relaxing, and allows the release of muscular tension without pain.
Therapeutic Massage –
A combination of Deep Tissue, MyoFascial Release, and Swedish Massage techniques applied to specific muscles or areas of the body to address pain, restricted range of motion, impaired function, or to facilitate physical therapy. Sometimes, Cupping is also used to hasten the release in specific areas without causing severe pain. Generally 45, 60, or 90 minute sessions, but can work in as little as 30 minute sessions for isolated issues or up to 90 or 120 minute sessions for more global issues.
MyoFascial Release – works only with the fascia, releasing adhesions and restrictions to address pain, restricted range of motion, impaired function, or to facilitated physical therapy and rehab. 15, 30, and 45 minute (for multiple areas) sessions.
Relaxation Massage –
A combination of Swedish Based massage techniques, including effleurage (long smoothing motions), petrissage (kneading), and other gentle techniques. Relaxation massage addresses either the whole body, or broader body areas, to facilitate relaxation, stress relief, or support healing. It does not anticipate much specific work, or to specifically address problem areas. 60, 75, or 90 minute sessions.
Reiki is a form of Energy Healing that works with your energetic system instead of your musculoskeletal system. Excellent for relaxation, stress relief, and to promote and facilitate healing in conjunction with physical therapy or massage. You will remain fully clothed, lying on a massage table, for your Reiki Session. 30, 45, 60, or 75 minute sessions.
Reflexology involves the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems; applying pressure to those points has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. You will remain fully clothed (except for shoes and socks), lying on a massage table for your Reflexology Session. I offer Reflexology on either hands or feet, and can combine your reflexology session with hand or foot massage or OrthoBionomy on your hands or feet. 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions. 90 minute sessions are available when combining reflexology with massage or Orthobionomy for hands or feet, or when receiving Reflexology for both hands and feet.
A structural balancing technique that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Finger pressure and gentle traction, address areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue by creating still points around which the body can relax and reorganize. This gentle, yet profound, treatment addresses the densest tissues in the body, while also affecting soft tissues and the body’s energy fields. Excellent for relaxation, stress relief, postural balancing, and to promote and facilitate healing in conjunction with physical therapy or massage. You will remain fully clothed, lying on a massage table, for your Zero Balancing Session. 45-60 minute session.
Therapeutic Massage and Relaxation Massage can both be combined with CranioSacral Therapy, OrthoBionomy, Zero Balancing, Reiki or Reflexology. Combination treatments require a minimum of 75 minutes.
75, 90, or 120 minute sessions
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