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 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.
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.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
By assessing the flow of CS fluid through light touch, gentle manipulations can be made to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, Craniosacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain (i.e. headaches and migraines), sports injuries (i.e. concussion) to stroke and neurological impairment.
Cupping is a technique where a vacuum is created in a cup, drawing the skin up into the cup and separating the layers of connective tissue known as fascia. This technique has an ability to affect the deeper tissue, remove restrictions, breakdown scar tissue, 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.
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.
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.