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CranioSacral Therapy (IAHP)
CST techniques are gentle applications to “osteopathic philosophies”. CST was developed with extensive research at Michigan State University from 1975-1983. Because CST enhances your own body’s ability to heal, it has been effective in helping a wide range of medical conditions including, but not limited to:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma. SER1 offers applications designed to enhance results using CST and other complementary therapies.
- Assess and mobilize the Avenue of Expression working through more than 10 different body components, including the thoracic inlet, hard palate and hyoglossal tissues.
- Locate and release Energy Cysts.
- Release suppressed emotions that may be inhibiting complete structural releases.
- Refine listening and comprehension skills.
- Improve palpation and whole-body evaluation skills.
SMRT Pain Relief Massage
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique allows clients to experience improvement and relief in just one session.
Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) SMRT is a positional release modality that interrupts pain signals in the body, painlessly resolves trigger points, has an incredibly calming effect on the nervous system, and is highly stimulating to the lymphatic system. This method can be integrated with fully body massage.
By working with all tissues in any given area, SMRT easily and quickly allows the tissues to balance and the joints to realign effortlessly, re-establishing correct posture. All of this is done quickly, with no pain to the client, and in a way that is tremendously easy on your body. Because we have disrupted the pain loops, settled the parasympathetic nervous system, created almost no additional pain, and brought the area back to homeostasis, the results of an SMRT treatment last.
Integrative Muscle Therapy
Integrative muscle therapy is a session customized to your specific needs employing a variety of techniques for optimal benefit.
An integrative session is very open in structure. As a team, you and the therapist will meet and discuss what you are looking for and what techniques will best suit your needs. During the first session, you will also discuss the goals for the treatment and how often or how many sessions will be needed. Usually an initial number of sessions are recommended (usually between four and six) to allow the therapist to gain information about the patient and to determine the best therapeutic techniques for treatment.
This technique has been used to benefit patients with lower back pain, migraines, chronic pain. Integrative muscle therapy has been shown to help those with depression, eating disorders, and traumatic events.
Gentle Massage & Pain Relief
Gentle massage is a form of massage therapy designed to meet the specific needs of clients with sensitivity to pressure, who prefer a light massage, yet desire alleviation of pain or restriction. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. Therapeutic in design, this massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work that cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Raindrop technique with Young Living essential oils. This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The session lasts about an hour however the benefits may last up to a week or more.
There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique. Here are just a few:
- Balance and Re-align the Energy Centers of the Body – The combination of techniques brings electrical and structural alignment to the body. The essential oil blend of Valor helps the body align and is often referred to as "chiropractor in the bottle".
- Non-Manipulative Technique – No manipulation as in chiropractic is performed. The oils help support the body to come back into harmony by opening energy flow throughout the body.
- Reduce Stress and Minor Anxiety - Not only can the oils enhance positive emotions such as joy and happiness, but they can also help us release negative emotions that are subconsciously stored on a cellular level. See the section on stress for more information!
- Aid the Body's Natural Response to Irritation and Injury – Thyme and Oregano support the immune, respiratory, nervous, and other body systems*. They are strong antioxidants.
- Eases Muscle Discomfort after Exercise – Muscles that are tense and in minor discomfort due to exercise will also benefit. Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint essential oils may reduce tension. See the section on oils for muscles for more information!
- Support Healthy Immune System – Thyme and Oregano essential oils support a healthy immune system*.
- Emotional Well Being and Release – Essential oils effect the limbic system where emotions are stored in the "brain's emotional computer".
- Help Detox the Body Systems – The oils that are high in phenols may cleanse cellular receptor sites and enhance cleansing of the body.