A fall, a car accident, chemotherapy, and emotional distress are just some of the causes of physical and emotional traumas that get stuck in the body. These traumas often show up as migraines, back pain, or reoccurring injuries. Through bodywork these patterns can be cleared, returning you to health and well being.
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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPYCST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy is used to treat stress, neck and back pain, TMJ Syndrome, and chronic pain conditions including fibromyalgia.
ZERO BALANCINGZero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system designed to align your energy body with your physical structure. Simple yet powerful, it focuses on your whole person, even when addressing specific needs. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB moves beyond Western scientific approaches to body structure by incorporating Eastern concepts of energy and healing. This enables the practitioner to work simultaneously with your structural and energy bodies to bring balance.
POLARITY THERAPYDr. Randolph Stone felt that disease was the outward manifestation of blocked energy in the body. Through extensiver research, he developed Polarity Therapy, a comprehensive system of energy-based bodywork. Polarity Therapy seeks to find the blockages and release energy to normal flow patterns.
DR. CHIKLY'S BRAIN WORKDr. Chikly’s Brain Work is an advanced form of manual therapy. This gentle, hands-on technique works to release the restrictions in the brain and spinal cord. Headaches, insomnia, learning disabilities, and vertigo are some of the symptoms. Brain Work will help the body to self correct and increase ease of function.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGEA gentle technique that works through the body’s lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The result of these actions can include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body and regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.
MYOFACIAL RELEASEMyofascial Release is a highly specialized stretching technique used to relieve the pain and posture problems associated with a variety of soft tissue problems. Fascia is a thin tissue that covers every muscle and every fiber within each muscle. When muscle fibers are injured, the fibers and the fascia which surrounds it become short and tight. This uneven stress can be transmitted through the fascia to other parts of the body, causing pain and variety of other symptoms in areas you often wouldn’t expect.
SOMATOEMOTIONAL RELEASESomatoemotional Release 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. The body often retains the emotional imprint of a trauma. Many times this looks like an injury that has not healed.
HOLISTIC SESSIONA Holistic session utilizes Carrie’s nursing knowledge to address the whole person. The focus is to become a therapeutic partner with the client and a facilitator in their healing process. This session may integrate complementary and alternative modalities with medication and supplement discussion.
An example of a holistic session is….. You’ve been in pain for years. You have been to specialists and been prescribed many different medications over time. You have side effects from the medications. Carrie will do a physical assessment, review your medications, clarify your personal goals and provide recommendations.
An example of a holistic session is…..You are considering surgery but are so anxious you are unable to think clearly about what to do next and what choices may be best for you. Carrie will do physical assessment, gather information about your current support system and provide a bodywork and/ or energy work program that can support you through the decision making process.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGEMuscle tissue, tendons and ligaments are manipulated using a variety of techniques and depths of pressure to suit the client’s needs/comfort with the primary intention reducing stress, muscle tension, and pain. It is increasingly thought be an effective compliment to a wide range of medical conditions. Both Swedish and deep tissue techniques are used during this session.
CUPPING (Add on Service)*Must be booked with another service* This is beneficial for many concerns such as headaches, back and neck tension and pain. This technique uses negative pressure rather than the compression of deep tissue massage to facilitate tissue release, break up stagnation, and increase blood and lymph flow. Fabulous to add on to a massage session!
PRENATAL MASSAGEDesigned for women during their childbearing year and at any stage in their pregnancy. A variety of positions are used to ensure you and your baby’s safety and total comfort. Let areas of tension and soreness melt away. Target areas for this special time are the low back and hips, as well as safe and effective foot massage.
ONCOLOGY MASSAGEThis wonderful, modified massage for the oncology patient takes into consideration the complex needs of the client. Through the use of precise pressure, clients will get relief from nausea during treatment, have improved energy level as well as sleep, and decrease in anxiety and depression. Clients have reported that massage can “take the edge off pain” and in some cases alleviate it entirely. They express less cancer related pain, as well as less treatment related pain and muscle tension/pain.
FOOT REFLEXOLOGYDid you know that the foot has over 7,000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles? Foot reflexology is an ancient technique based on the premise that all glands, organs and bones of the body are reflected on the feet. The act of applying pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques to these reflex areas creates a response within the body via the nervous system which can reduce stress, promote balance and improve circulation.