Each session is unique and individualized to address pain and promote relaxation, balance, well-being and mind/body connection. Many clients come for Craniosacral Therapy, others for massage, some clients like a combination of both.
A light-touch, whole-body treatment technique developed
by Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM in the 1970's during his research at Michigan State University. This gentle therapy works with the body's wisdom to release tension in connective tissue and balance the central nervous system thus improving overall health and well-being. It is a complementary method of hands-on bodywork which gently addresses the natural and unique rhythms of the different
body systems to find and address problem sources. CST helps to alleviate the aches, pains and strains of life;
improves coping mechanisms to allow for better management
of stress. It improves the body’s ability to self-correct and can produce
profound, positive changes. More information can be found at www.upledger.com.
SER is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help release the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma and negative emotions. Tissue memory is an important concept in SER. Body tissues and cells can store memories related to our traumatic experiences. By combining gentle touch with therapeutic imagery and dialogue work, residual emotions and stress patterns can often resolve and improve overall health and well-being.
Cupping (at West-side office only)
The use of suction cups to soften tight muscles, lift connective tissue, remove congestion and increase blood flow. This is a gentle, relaxing way to accomplish deep tissue work without pain. May leave a temporary discoloration on the skin due to toxins and old blood being brought to the surface.
I integrate a variety of techniques to provide a light to firm pressure massage. A typical combination may include massage, myofascial and trigger point release, cupping and CST to relax and balance body, mind and spirit. A 90-minute session works best for this.
Conditions Massage and Craniosacral Therapy can help:
Anxiety and Stress
Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders
Neck, shoulder and back pain
Jaw pain and TMJ
Post surgical healing
Migraines and other headaches