MASSAGE MODALITIES in THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK
Offering many different modalities to suit the needs of all walks of life. Below you will find information on some of the styles we specialize in, if you are interested, or want more information, call or email today!
A great percentage of us suffer from minor to severe postural distortions that disrupt our daily lives and cause pain and discomfort as well as a host of other problems. I take photos and use a software tool to assess the distortions in your body, and monitor the success of the treatments. I use manual therapy such as Structural Integration and Neuromuscular Therapy to treat and reduce, if no get rid, of those distortions. The result is your body being able to move through gravity with comfort and ease in as little as three session.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle form of massage that helps circulate the lymph of the body. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (very light) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow in the direction of normal movement.
It is a great addition to any detox program as the lymph system of the body is like a waste management system, clearing our body of unwanted toxins. This type of bodywork is also very helpful for Lymphedema management, and to reduce genereal swelling and Edema in ones body. In addition to all the vast health benefits, it is extremely relaxing.
Asian Healing Arts
Shiatsu & Tuina
A system of bodywork and assisted stretching developed in Thailand, and influenced by the more traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia. As the client receiving Thai work, you will wear comfortable clothing (something that you would wear to exercise in or go to Yoga in), which you will keep on throughout the entire session. Most sessions will take place on the floor on a Thai mat that is very comfortable. There is no oil used in this modality, but I do often incorporate some essential oils into my practice if the client likes.
In Thailand, Thai massage is one of the branches of Thai traditional medicine (TTM), which is now recognized and regulated by the government, and is widely considered to be a medical discipline used for the treatment of a wide variety of ailments.
Asian culures have been using Therapeutic Massage Modalities for thousands of years. It is common practice to receive some form of manual therapy in the treatment of all Disease. Both Shiatsu and Tuina use common chinese meridians in the treatment of ailments, by applying accupressure to points along the meridians. I incorporate these treatment protocols in almost all my sessions, and alo can dedicate entire sessions to treating points and working with the meridians to bring balance and chi back into the body.