Deep Tissue/Therapeutic Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and may reduce inflammation.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, you should feel better than ever within a day or two. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
Somato Emotional Release
Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of emotional trauma. Memories of past traumas (pain, emotional insults, accidents, illnesses, injuries, sexual, verbal or physical abuse, war, traumatic birth process etc.) may reside in the body tissue. This is called somatic memory, or cellular memory.
SER is designed to identify and diffuse blocked emotional energy patterns within the body. Upon freeing these energies, client’s usually feel as if a weight has been lifted. They feel more optimistic and relaxed and have more energy for life. This therapy is often used in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy.
Used primarily for the serious athlete who trains continuously. It focuses on the muscles relevant to the particular athletic activity. It can also include pre-event, post-event and maintenance techniques that promote greater athletic endurance and performance, lessen chances of injury and reduce recovery time.
Reflexology is a form of massage which applies pressure to certain parts of the hands and feet in order to promote relaxation and healing elsewhere in the body. It is based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet.
The therapist stimulates specific reflex points in the feet to bring nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body and achieve homeostasis.
Chinese Fire Cupping
Cupping is believed to extract body toxins which can contribute to many ailments and pain. It draws non-circulating blood to the surface which then enables healthy blood to enter the tissue. Thus restoring balance and healing.
The energy field surrounds and permeates all living beings. Within the energy field are seven major centers, the Chakras. They are located at or near, major nerve centers or ganglia within the body. Each of these Chakras energizes its related nerve center, endocrine gland and internal organ system.
It is within this energy field that the cause of disease can be located. The practitioner identifies weaknesses within the energy field and uses techniques to bring balance and harmony to the system.
No physical contact is required. The therapist reads the client's energy field and seeks out imbalances with the goal being to restore balance. Some individuals may feel nothing while others may experience deep relaxation, or movement. Since our mental and emotional states affect the energy field, thoughts and feelings may arise either during the session or even days later. Esoteric healing works on the physical, emotional, mental and Soul levels of the body.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. It is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch, the practitioner release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Migraine Headaches, Chronic Pain, Scoliosis, Chronic Fatigue, Post-Surgical Dysfunction, Auto-Immune Disorders, PTSD, Orthepedic Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries and many more.
Swedish massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, and remove metabolic waste products. It helps the recipient obtain a feeling of connection, and a better awareness of their body and the way they use and position it. It improves circulation without increasing heart load, and stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system while at the same time relaxing the nerves themselves. As it can help reduce emotional and physical stress it is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.
Raindrop therapy combines soothing aromas with the application of essential oils through light massage and reflexology. The oils are applied to the bottom of the feet and along the spine to aid in structural and electrical alignment. This technique gently facilitates the healing process.
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