Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body in order to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress and to promote overall health and wellness. A massage therapy session may entail holding, causing movement of soft tissue, and/or applying pressure to the body. Massage therapy improves the functioning of the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. Massage therapy also improves the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. There are numerous varieties and techniques that are individual to the therapist including: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Massage, Acupressure, Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch therapy that addresses the system of membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The therapist monitors the rhythm of the CranioSacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The therapist uses very delicate manual techniques to address any problem areas and relieve undue pressure of the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral Therapy can help release the effects of stress on the central nervous system, enhancing the body’s overall performance and health. CranioSacral Therapy may be performed on a person fully clothed.
CranioSacral Therapy for Infants and Children
Newborns, infants and children can also benefit from CranioSacral Therapy. The events that a newborn may experience during the birthing process are complex and challenging, not to mention shocking to their system. In addition, the list of conditions that may be avoided or improved by treating newborns is vast. Some of them are: colic, vomiting, chronic otitis, hearing and motor problems, strabismus, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, and many others. It’s never too late for your child to experience the gentle, compassionate touch of CranioSacral Therapy.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese healing art that comes from a word representing universal life energy. The Reiki energy flows through the therapist and exits through the hands, being directed into the body or energy field of the recipient. Reiki utilizes specific techniques for restoring and balancing that natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic and natural energy healing system that integrates the body, mind and spirit. Reiki is a very subtle healing art and may be done through clothing and without any contact between therapist and client.
Originally known as reflex zone therapy, reflexology is a holistic healing method which involves pressure and massage of reflex points found on the feet, hands, and ears. These body parts represent a microcosm of the body, with all organs, glands and other body parts laid along ten energy zones which end at the feet, hands and ears. Vital energy circulates throughout the body and travels along these energy zones. If this energy becomes blocked, the part of the body relating to the blockage is affected. The pressure and massage techniques of reflexology are designed to dissipate these energy blocks. Through stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, and by encouraging the release of toxins, reflexology promotes the body to heal itself. Reflexology is also an extremely effective therapy in cases of stress, tension and tiredness, in turn acting as a preventive measure against ill health.
This therapy addresses the fascial layer which is found just beneath the skin’s surface and envelopes all the muscles and organs of the body. Fascia allows the structures to slide across each other so that the body can move freely. When adhesions develop in this membranous layer, due to injury, surgery, etc., restrictions and pain can be the result. Myofascial Release uses a number of techniques to free up the restrictions and help the body return to its more natural state of health.
Myoneural Therapy works intricately and deeply using localized, muscle specific manipulation to release nerves or vessels that can become pinched or trapped by tight muscles. There are specialized techniques to treat certain conditions i.e. pain localized within the mouth.
This is a massage applied while the client is fully clothed. During chair massage, the client is seated in a specially designed portable massage chair. Usually, the massage will last approximately 10 to 15 minutes working with the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. The portable chair makes it possible to provide relaxation and rejuvenation to clients in many settings i.e. workplace, conventions etc.