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An ancient Asian healing art that uses the fingers to press key
points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's immune
system and create self-healing.
The use of essential oils for curative and rejuvenating effects
to reduce stress and tension, refresh and invigorate the body, soothe
emotions, and clear the mind. After an initial discussion with the
client, specific essential oils are used in conjunction with other
appropriate techniques, such as massage, acupressure, or reflexology.
Used in oils, the essential oil is absorbed through the skin and
into the body to affect physiological change. When inhaled the aroma
directly affects the limbic area of the brain that is related to
emotions and memories.
A massage done while seated in a special chair specifically designed
for relaxation. The client is completely dressed during the massage
so no lotions are used. The massage can take from 5 to 30 minutes,
focusing on the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. Qualified
massage therapists can come to your business for staff or guest
massages upon request.
This specialized treatment approach focuses on a gentle, hands-on
technique used to evaluate and enhance the function of the cranial-sacral
system - the physiological body system comprised of the membranes
and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and
spinal cord. Cranial-sacral Therapy enhances the body's natural
healing processes to improve the operation of the central nervous
system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance health,
and strengthen resistance to disease. Promoted by Dr. John Upledger,
an osteopathic physician and researcher. Craniosacral therapy can
help adults and children suffering from traumatic brain and spinal
cord injuries, central nervous system disorders, motor-coordination
impairments and attention deficit disorders.
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Deep transverse friction, along the grain of the muscle, to restore
mobility and release the fibers of the muscles and remove both toxins
and deeply held patterns of tension.
A therapeutic massage that uses a slow deep pressure to help release
trigger points in affected areas to release tension and return the
muscle to its normal range of motion.
The water cure. A mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent
use of pure water, both internally and externally. Or a system of
treating disease by baths and mineral waters.
This form of acupressure was developed in Japan by Jiro Muraim,
who mapped out a healing system based on his own body’s acupressure
points and how they responded to ki, or energy, flow. A combination
of acupressure points called safety energy locks is held with the
fingers for a minute or more in an effort to harmonize body, mind
A therapeutic technique utilizing slow rhythmic movements and sustained
stretches to help increase and restore normal range of motion to
the joint and surrounding structures while assisting with muscle
A very slow, light touching, rhythmic massage that helps your body
propels lymph forward throughout the lymphatic vessels to flush
toxins, remove edema (swelling, which signifies lymphatic overload)
pesticides and residual chemicals. As well as boost your immunity.
Massage-type techniques are employed to coax muscles in spasm to
relax. Chronically tense muscles restrict blood flow and fatigue
the body. By applying gentle pressure to connective tissues or fascia,
normal alignment and function can be restored and chronic pain eliminated.
Also, a technique that stretches and releases the fascia tissue,
a continuous web-like sheath covering muscles and organs, to release
restrictions due to previous injuries which causes severe pain.
Developed in the late 1960s by John Barnes, myo-fascial release
can treat neck and back pain, headaches and recurring sports injuries,
among other conditions.
The utilization of static pressure on specific myo-fascial points
to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the
body (muscles, tendons, and connective tissue) to balance the central
Polarity is a holistic therapy that combines therapeutic bodywork,
dietary adjustments, counseling aimed at awareness and yoga-style
exercises. It was developed by Randolf Stone, a chiropractor and
osteopath who believed that illness or pain in the body was cured
more readily when awareness and relaxation were included in treatments.
He chose the term "polarity" to describe the basic nature
of the electromagnetic force field of the body. Polarity is useful
in the treatment of respiratory problems, tension and stress.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) exercises involve
a combination of alternating contraction and relaxation of the agonist
and antagonist muscles. There is a 10 second pushing phase followed
by a 10 second relaxing phase. This push-relax sequence should be
repeated three times for maximum results. Research shows that proprioceptive
neuromuscular facilitation stretches are the most effective for
Potent Point Therapy
Potent Point holding is an acupressure technique that requires multiple
acupressure points to be held at the same time by the fractioned
for a duration of a period of time, designed to achieve emotional
release and balance the flow of energy within the meridians.
A gentle massage that helps ease emotional ups and downs as well
as aid in the unique physical challenges of pregnancy. As well as
promoting the health of the mother and baby.
Consists of firm pressure to specific points on the feet, hands,
or ears. Reflexology is based on the principle that reflexes the
areas that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body,
which helps aid relaxation, release of tension, and improve circulation,
while promoting natural function of the body.
Reiki is the Japanese word for "universal life" and is
intended to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Reiki is believed to have evolved as a branch of Tibetan Buddhism.
Reiki practitioners transmit energy by a light touch, placing their
hands gently in specific positions on the body. It is reportedly
effective for most emotional, physical and spiritual conditions,
including some considered untreatable through conventional medicine.
A Japanese massage meaning,
"finger pressure," Shiatsu is a form of physical manipulation
towards the growth of body, mind and spirit. Shiatsu is applied
through a system of energy channels or "meridians" as
used in acupuncture to cover a greater body area.
Soft Tissue Release
A specific compression and precise extension is administered in
a systematic manner resulting in a profound opening effect on all
micro trauma and scar tissue. Muscle memory is engaged and relief
from pain starts immediately.
Conditions athletes before and after activity to loosen and stretch
muscles by using deep effleurage and petrissage. Which help speed
recovery, lower stress, promote greater endurance and flexibility,
prevent injuries, and enhance body awareness.
The use of heated stones along with massage to melt away knots and
tensions within the muscles. A therapeutic and relaxing experience.
A therapeutic massage
consisting of continuous effleurage strokes, deep kneading and stretching
to loosen tight muscles to reduce stress, stretch, and tone muscles,
and help the body maintain homeostasis.
Consists of the movement of myo-fascial tissue through soft, deep
contact with pressure points that help release areas of tension,
chronically troubled areas, toxins, and trauma from connective tissue.
Myotherapy is the diffusion of trigger points in muscles to retrain
those muscles and relieve pain. Trigger points are usually found
in tight bands of muscle that may radiate pain to other areas of
the body. For instance, relieving a tense triggerpoint in the back
could help ease pain in the shoulder or reduce headaches. Myotherapy
is useful in the treatment of addictions, arthritis, backache, colic,
Epstein-Barr, headaches, migraine, sinusitis, sports injuries, tendonitis
Also called nuad bo-rarn, Thai massage is an ancient Siamese (Thai)
bodywork system designed to unblock trapped energy and improve vitality
by applying pressure along the meridians, called sen. Although Thai
massage recognizes 72,000 sen, this system focuses on 10 major pathways.
More than 2,500 years old, it makes up one of the four components
of Thai medicine, which also include diet, medicine and herbal remedies,
and spiritual or magical practices.