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Craniosacral therapy is a form of therapeutic touch that addresses imbalances in the craniosacral system the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Subtle motions are used while looking for any restrictions impeding the free motion of the craniosacral system and various body regions, tissues, organs, and subtle energy systems. Manual techniques using very light touch help release those restrictions. The treatment is very gentle, with an "energy work" component, and should leave you feeling refreshed and balanced. By complementing the body''s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: •Migraine Headaches •Chronic Neck and Back Pain •Motor-Coordination Impairments •Colic •Autism •Central Nervous System Disorders •Orthopedic Problems •Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries •Scoliosis •Infantile Disorders •Learning Disabilities •Chronic Fatigue •Emotional Difficulties •Stress and Tension-Related Problems •Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders •Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) •Neurovascular or Immune Disorders •Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder •Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Deep tissue techniques are generally designed for more focused massage work. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the massage therapist can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. Starting superficially and easing into the depth of the muscle slowly often allows more movement. This is the recommended approach in this modality since each person experiences pressure differently. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Myofascial Release or MFR is different from other massage techniques in that it uses little to no oils and goes into the deep muscle tissue. This modality has been seen to produce immediate, positive, structural change in patients with acute and chronic pain and dysfunction, as well as long-lasting results from regular, long-term care. When receiving an MFR treatment, you will rest in a relaxed position, while the therapist uses different holding techniques to allow her hands, as well as her energy, to sink deep into the muscles. The muscles in the part of the body being treated are held until "releases" occur. Other than the occasional "feels good" pain, which may occur as part of the release, there is usually little or no discomfort accompanying this treatment. These releases can be felt as the reduction of muscle soreness or as relaxation of the muscle. During an MFR treatment the fascia, a thin fiber covering all muscles, bones and organs, is released from its position of tension.
Trigger Point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the client actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may reduce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. The scientific manipulation and assessment of soft tissue for the prevention of injuries and therapeutic purposes, involving the restoration to normal functional activity of the various structures of the body, while maintaining good physical condition and health, through mobilizing and improving muscle tone, promoting relaxation, stimulating circulation, and producing therapeutic effects on all systems of the body. Sports massage consists of a combination of modalities including Myofascial Release, stretching, Trigger point and Swedish for the best results.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may help:
- Make needle sticks less painful for people receiving dialysis
- Improve sleep for people who are hospitalized
- Reduce pain for children undergoing tonsillectomy
Each essential oil has different healing properties. For example, some calm while others energize.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy are typically extracted from various parts of plants and then distilled. The highly concentrated oils may be inhaled directly or indirectly or applied to the skin through massage, lotions or bath salts.
Aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system.
FAR Infrared Sauna
The ideal use of FAR Infrared Sauna is 3-4 times per week, at least, for optimal benefits. When used in conjunction with a clean diet, exercise and massage your body will undergo detoxification and other health benefits.
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories.
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension. The deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
The deep heating from the FAR infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000.
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Cellulite refers to superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common, but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found are the buttocks, thighs, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss.
Since the far infrared radiant heat warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells. Sauna use and far infrared heat can increase heart rate and localized blood circulation, which essentially reverses the above-mentioned trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
EASE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
STRESS AND FATIGUE REDUCTION
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Many customers comment on how much they look forward to their session, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress.
Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in the Sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
Must have current prescription/referral from qualified healthcare professional and/or proof of acute/chronic medical condition.
Nutrition for Wellness
Nutrition is a giant puzzle – filled with health symptoms, lifestyle choices, external factors, and genetics. My goal as a nutritionist is to navigate those for you and put it all together to form real, habit forming, life-long, healthy eating that matches your life. Our world is bustling and busy, filled with so many different diet and food options – but what is meant for your body?
fLashtastic Eyelash Extensions
Standard Eyelash Extensions-
Full Set- $215
3 Week Fill- $75
2 Week Fill- $50