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Basics Massage Services

  • Therapeutic Massage--Modern Massage Therapy is comprised of many hands-on healing techniques. The most popular is Swedish Massage, in which the muscles are stroked, kneaded, rubbed, and the joints are stretched to increase range of motion and circulation. This is the classic massage that most people think of when they think of massage. This type of massage is both therapeutic and feels good.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy--is a whole body approach to stress, tension and pain in which the deep structural muscles of the body are released and balanced.

  • Neuromuscular Therapy--includes structural evaluation, soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, and muscle reeducation-very effective deep muscle work for pain & biomechanical dysfunction.

  • Craniosacral Balancing--balances the structure and function of the spine and cranial bones through the nervous system, fascia & cerebrospinal fluid

  • Oriental Bodywork--hands-on healing based on meridian therapy from Asia (similar to acupuncture); includes Shiatsu, Acupressure & Pointing Therapy, and Barefoot Doctor Techniques.

  • Reflexology--reflex points on the hands and feet are massaged for healing effect.

  • Pregnancy Massage-- is an adjunctive therapy that reduces the typical strains of pregnancy on the hips, low back, neck, and shoulders, in addition to stabilizing hormonal levels, reducing leg cramps, reducing varicose veins, reducing red blood cell count, and preparing the mother for delivery.

  • Lymphatic Massage--gentle massage that helps reduce swelling, infections, colds, flus, and lymph stagnation

  • Myofascial Release--stretches fascia or connective tissue to increase range of motion, balance body structure, and reduce pain.

  • Hydrotherapy--use of hot and cold water to influence circulation for healing effects; Contrast Therapy, Constitutional Therapy, and Foot Baths are typical methods.

Advanced Massage & Manual Therapy Services:
  • Onsen Technique -- "The Treatment of Pain," uses range of motion and structural evaluation, combined with cross fiber massage (Cyriax Technique) and spinal/whole body alignment (Muscle Energy Technique); an elite Sports Massage therapy to improve performance and relieve pain.

  • Myoskeletal Alignment Technique -- integrative therapy using Myofascial Release and structural alignment (Muscle Energy Technique) to increase range of motion and decrease pain.

  • Chapman’s Reflexes -- an Osteopathic soft tissue technique that uses neurolymphatic reflexes in the ribs, back, and neck to assess and improve organ function, inluence musculoskeletal structures, and establish lymphatic homeostasis (healthy balance).

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation -- a group of integrated neuromuscular (Osteopathic) techniques that address pain and dysfunction:
    • Positional Release/Counterstrain
    • Orthobionomy
    • Muscle Energy Technique
    • Neuromuscular Technique
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • INIT (Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique)

  • Myokinesthetic System -- a soft tissue therapy developed through Chiropractic principles to treat nerve problems.

  • Craniopathy -- a collection of "direct," and "indirect" soft tissue cranial techniques drawn from Osteopathic and Chiropractic medicine.

  • American System of Lymphatic Therapy -- lymphatic manipulation originated by Naturopaths and manual therapists in the early 20th Century.

Herbal Services & Nutrition

  • Herbal Consultation -- personal time with a certified clinical herbalist; learn about how herbs work, and how they can help you improve your health, and balance your metabolism.

  • Herbal Therapies -- clinical and home therapies such as herbal packs, poultices, fomentations, ear candling, essential oils, and more.

  • Herbal Services -- special services including "medicine making," formulation, research, prescription fulfillment, and special orders.

  • Wholistic Nutrition -- learn about healing foods, and appropriate application of vegetarin foods, macrobiotic diet, Chinese food therapy, biodynamic concepts, and other healing diets.

  • Resources & Support -- we can help you put together a personalized healing program integrating herbs, diet, home therapies, breathing techniques, etc.

Energy Medicine

  • Attunement -- non-touch energy balancing and centering, using specific contact points through anatomical structures such as the endocrine system, nervous system, bones, digestive organs, etc.

  • Therapeutic Touch -- non-touch smoothing and balancing of the human energy field; uses chakra system; popularized by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz, and introduced to the nursing and wholistic communites in the 1970s.

  • Polarity -- touch-based energy healing using specific contact points; balances "wireless" network underlying physical structures, also known as the "structural-energetic" connection; Polarity technique is derived from Osteopathic and Chiropractic principles.

  • Esoteric Healing -- non-touch healing which aims to restore balance and harmony in the energy system placing the client in a position to self heal.

  • Reiki -- gentle laying-on-of-hands, also known as palm healing; originated by Japanese teacher Mikao Usui; Reiki incorporates many of the principles of Buddhism and oriental philosophy.

Holistic Health

  • Fitness & Function -- a wholistic approach to rehabilitation and fitness; integrates therapy with Basic Stetching and Stengthening, the Mattes method, also known as Active Isolated Stretching and Strenthening, energy exercises such as Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Pranayama (Yogic Breathing), movement therapy–Somatics, and select Yoga Postures

  • Holistic Practices -- advanced Wellness Modalities, Health Education and Integrative Therapies which address stress, activities of daily living, belief systems, and other factors which affect the health of the "whole person."

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