Hours By Appointment
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
One weekend per month, usually the 1st or 2nd weekend
Craniosacral Therapy was founded in 1985 by John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. The craniosacral system consists of the bones of the cranium (skull), spine and sacrum (tailbone), and the cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds the brain and spinal column. Because of the creation and re-absorption of the fluid there is dynamic tide-like rhythm which radiates throughout the body. The rate, amplitude, symmetry and quality of this rhythm gives distinct information about the health and functioning of the entire body. As the craniosacral system perceives the support of the practitioner, it spontaneously begins to make adjustments and corrections. This can take the form of physical movement, emotional releases, deep relaxation and tissue unwinding. In this way very old injuries and their pain can be released from the body
Deep Tissue releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted tissue, either by following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Massage for Cancer/Hospice can be very beneficial in reducing the stress and anxiety associated with this disease. A lighter touch with long strokes in a distal to proximal movement (ie finger towards shoulder or toe toward hip). Massage has been proven to help boost the immune system, while not a panacea, can foster peace of mind and comfort for the client.
Touch is utilized for a deep connection of self awareness. Growth and renewal are interwoven to regenerate the body, mind and spirit to become more fluent, free and balanced.
Neuromuscular Therapy (also known as Trigger Point Therapy or Myotherapy) applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" which are painful irritated areas in the muscle tissue to break the cycles of pain and spasms. Usually the client is assisting the therapist with feedback regarding the release of the tissue (sense less pain) and with breathing techniques during the treatment.
On-Site Chair Massage is a short massage 5-10 minutes in length which the professional massage therapist comes to the workplace. No lubrication is used during the treatment and the employee is fully clothed. It usually consists of treatment to the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands and can be adapted to special needs. It leaves the employees feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to return to work. Research at the Touch Research Institute in Miami , FL proven it increases productivity in the workplace. A portable massage chair, designed for comfort and support is used. It is supplied by the therapist and can be set up and dismantled quickly in almost any location.
Pregnancy Massage is useful during pregnancy to ease aches and pains, improve the circulation, aid with digestion, help with sleep dysfunctions, reduce stress, and boost energy. It can help one approach their due date with less anxiety as well as less physical discomfort. Pregnancy massage is different from a regular massage because it involves specific techniques (i.e. side-lying) and necessary precautions to enhance the health of the client and their baby.
Sports Massage is helpful with training purposes for an athlete or one who is actively involved in a fitness program. Specific techniques include range-of-motion, joint mobilization and stretching. Stretching techniques are also demonstrated and discussed to enhance the athlete's training and performance.
Swedish Massage uses a system of long strokes, kneading, and friction, percussive and vibration techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. It is used primarily for full-body treatments and promotes general relaxation, improves blood circulation and range of motion, warms the tissues, and relieves muscle tension. Swedish is the most common type of massage and sets the foundations for all other types of massage amd bodywork.
Zero Balancing was developed by Fritz Smith, M.D. and is the art and science of integrating body energy and body structure through touch. It can be useful to think of the structural body (bone, soft tissue, and all body organs) as the sail of a boat and the energy body (muscular movements, movement of tissue fluids, cellular and molecular vibrations, movement within the body fields, and movement of the life force itself) as the wind. At some point the wind meets the sail. When structure and energy are not integrated, you're like a sailor floundering at sea, not "tacked into the winds of life." Zero Balancing is the integration of energy with structure by creating clearer, stronger fields within the body-mind and allowing for deep alignment, clarity and stability.
"It's a trade secret, but I'll tell you anyway. All healing is self-healing." - Albert Schweitzer