Swedish Massage - Feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.
Craniosacral Therapy - This is a subtle yet extremely powerful, and its effects are felt throughout the body. Craniosacral therapy works with the connective tissue that surrounds the central nervous system and holds cerebrospinal fluid.
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Deep Tissue & Adv. Deep Tissue - Tigger Points, Myofascial Release, PNF, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain - Conunterstrain Positional Release Techniques, and Soft Tissue Joint Mobilization Moves for the hips, shoulders, and neck.
NEURO-STRUCTURAL BODYWORK - Is a somatic therapy, which combines a variety of techniques including fascial release, neuromuscular reeducation, craniosacral adjustment and breathwork in restoring balance to the musculoskeletal, nervous and chakra systems.
NEURO-STRUCTURAL BODYWORK has proven highly effective in:
- releasing fascial restrictions and allowing for new neurological impulses, which support postural balance and free range of motion;
- treating both acute injuries and chronic conditions including strained muscles, upper/lower back and disc problems, frozen shoulder, joint injuries, fibromyalgia, migraines, TMJ and chronic fatigue syndrome;
- dramatically increasing range of motion, sensory perception and motor control as well as enhancing athletic performance and efficiency of movement;
- creating a more receptive environment for a variety of other modalities (especially chiropractic and physical therapy), increasing results from exercise, and supporting the body in sustaining skeletal adjustments;
- providing a possible alternative to more invasive treatments (including surgery) in cases where the underlying cause of the problem is fascial restriction and/or loss of sensory perception and motor control;
- supporting emotional release and psychological integration therapies; and
- enhancing one’s poise, balance and sense of well-being.
Reflexology - Reflexology dates back to 2450 B.C. Egyptian Dynasty, it also dates back into Chinese and Greek Culture and was introduced in the United States in 1913. Pressure is applied to various points to the feet, hands, and ears. This is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
Sports Massage - Pre- and post- event massage, hydrotherapy and an introduction to PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching will be presented to support the health of the athlete/client. Protocols using James Cyriax's work with Deep Transverse Friction will be thoroughly covered to help rehabilitate your active clients when their bodies break down due to overuse and/or trauma.
Lymphatic Drainage - The lymphatic system is largely a passive one that requires outside forces to move it. Massage is an excellent outside force to facilitate movement and health in this important system. This gentle and rhythmic massage is used to improve healing, to remove the accumulation of wastes in the body's tissues, & to facilitate general wellness.
Shiatsu - The emphasis in Shiatsu is on the energy rather than the anatomy of the body. The meridian system of Chinese medicine will be learned as well as techniques to facilitate the movement of chi (energy) throughout this system. The relations between the flow of energy along the meridians and the physiology.
Compressive Deep Tissue - CDT is done clothed, in a communal setting, on futons with pillows for bolsters. The therapists use their feet as compression tools, bringing a Western anatomical and physiologic perspective to a time honored eastern techniques.