Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture, as the same points on the body are used in both therapies. In acupressure however, these points are stimulated with finger pressure instead of needles.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional medicine in which fine needles are placed into the soft tissue of the body. Specific placement of needles along the Meridians/Channels can rebalance bodily disharmonies by affecting change in the energy or Qi of the body.
Aromatherapy massage is a specialized massage treatment using the application of essential oils. The diluted oils absorb in to the bloodstream through the skin. It is through this absorption and the aroma of the oils that physical and physiological benefits are provided. This treatment is commonly used to increase energy levels and provide stress relief. Each aromatherapy massage has a customized blend for your individual needs.
Craniosacral therapy is a non-intrusive technique, manipulating the "membranes" of the cranium and spine. The function of these membranes is to produce, circulate, and reabsorb the fluid, called cranial sacral fluid (CSF), in our spines. By assessing the flow of CSF through palpation, gentle manipulations can be made to correct imbalances. Craniosacral therapy can provide relief to sensory, motor, and neurological dysfunctions. It works to improve flexibility and joint mobility while promoting relaxation and circulation.
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Myofascial, "myo" meaning muscle and "fascia" meaning connective tissue, is a technique performed with slow and deep pressure to engage the connective tissue that encompasses the muscular system. It aids in the release of chronic soft tissue dysfunction, helping with pain, circulation, mobility, and postural and muscular imbalances.
Osteopathy - Current Study (5th Year)
Osteopathy is a manual therapy which is aimed at treating the body as a whole. Osteopathy is based on extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, patho-physiology and biomechanics. Several different techniques are used in a osteopathic treatment including myofascial work, visceral work, cranio-sacral techniques and joint mobilizations. The focus of an osteopathic technique is to re-align the body structurally, increase circulation and improve overall function.
Massage is a wonderful way for a woman to feel more at ease with her changing body and also to prepare for childbirth. During all trimesters of pregnancy, massage is an effective way to relieve swelling, tired and achy muscles, postural fatigue, and headaches. Using the pre-natal body cushion, massage can also be performed safely with a woman on her stomach or in a supportive, side-lying position.
Reflexology is a treatment of the feet and/or hands that uses specific pressure applied to precise reflex points, which correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. Reflexology promotes relaxation, relieves stress and anxiety , assists circulation, lymph and nervous systems, improves energy level, foot pain, digestive issues, muscular aches and pains, and quiets mental chatter. It is used to balance mind, body and emotions.
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Visceral Manipulation is a therapy that uses a gentle touch applied to abdominal organs that encourages normal movement within organs, between organs and their connective tissues and other structures of the body. Visceral Manipulation works to find areas of tension and relieve them, thereby encouraging the body to self-correct and improve health and function.