For many of us pain, stiffness and stress are a way of life to which we have become accustomed to.. It is not until we receive a body treatment that we experience a body that can breathe, stand, and move freely without pain.
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the body including muscle, tendon, ligaments and connective tissues. It not only targets the problem area, but indirectly benefits other systems body systems including respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous, enhancing balance in the body, restoring mobility and decreasing pain.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy which is aimed at treating the body as a whole. Osteopathy emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body. Osteopathic manual practitioners are functional anatomists who look beyond the symptomatic area for the cause of pain. Osteopathic treatment involves manual therapy to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and the circulation of body fluids. Affecting all layers of the anatomy and physiology, improving overall functional movement through the body.
FREDERICK (FASCIAL) STRETCH THERAPY
FST is a form of table-based assisted stretching that focuses on the fascia and joint capsule to achieve optimal strength, flexibility, pain relief and performance. It is a pain-free method of stretching, typically performed on a massage table, that can provide almost instant results.
FST focuses on your fascia (the connective tissue that runs the length of your body and holds your muscles, bones and joints together). Instead of stretching isolated muscles, FST targets multiple lines of fascia at a time. This comprehensive approach not only provides immediate pain relief and a drastic increase in mobility, it also relieves anxiety by resetting the nervous system.
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of plastic, silicone or glass cups. This technique helps separate the layers of connective tissue known as fascia. This technique has an ability to affect the deeper tissue, remove restrictions, breakdown scar tissue, ease pain, improve blood flow and improve range of motion. This modality works well on the back.
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.
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.
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.
HOT STONE MASSAGE THERAPY
This is the ‘ultra’ massage using smooth heated stones as extensions of a therapist’s hands. Heat elicits a therapeutic response in soft tissue and provides a deeper level of relaxation for ultimate stress relief.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian head massage is generally a 30 minute treatment that involves treating the shoulders, neck, face and scalp. The therapist uses warm oil and slow rhythmic movements to promote ultimate relaxation.