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"Aromatherapy is... the skilled and controlled use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being." Valerie Cooksley
"Aromatherapy conveys the concept of healing with aromatic substances." Robert Tisserand
"Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul." Robert Tisserand
"Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing." Gabriel Mojay
Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual's innate healing process.
As a holistic medicine, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease. It is a natural, non-invasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.
"Aromatherapy is essentially an interaction between the therapist, client and essential oils, working together to bring forth the healing energy which will help the client regain their sense of well-being and vitality." Jade Shutes
Oncology Massage is a special type of massage developed specifically for cancer patients. Cancer patients have unique needs which must be addressed to make sure that a massage is beneficial to their health. I focus my attention on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for you to relax into.
CranioSacral Therapy CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functions of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system, composed of the membranes and cerebralspinal 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 function of the central nervous system by completing the body's natural healing processes. CST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster the 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
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Emotional Difficulties
- TMJ Dysfunction
If you have any additional questions concerning CranioSacral Therapy please click on the link listed and you will be taken directly to www.Upledger.com for more information. If you would like to add additional massage modalities to this session please scan down to Trigger Point Therapy.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. If you are elderly, geriatric massage can help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness or depression.
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the
healthy development of your infant. Caring human touch is crucial for a healthy
thriving baby, and the benefits of massaging a young child are many, including:
- Improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system
- Strengthened immune system function
- Regulated sleeping patterns, leading to deeper sleep
- Greater levels of trust and intimacy between parent and child
Myofascial Release is based upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain and headaches.
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.
Pregnancy Massage is a form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Specialized techniques are also designed for expectant moms from the second trimester through their third trimester. The benefits fo massage are also passed along to the baby in the form of healthier nutrition and a calming physiological environment in which both mother and baby relax. The benefits are profound, including:
- reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance
- improved breathing and relaxation
- relief from uncomfortable digestive and sinus issues
Your body stores stress in specific areas called pressure points. Pressure points are small painful pockets of energy that are located along a nerve pathway in your body. These pressure points actually block the nerve energy from flowing through your body, causing a variety of discomforts and illnesses. In our session, I apply pressure to these specific points and dissolve them, releasing any blockages and restoring your nerve pathways to optimal health and function.
(60 minutes - $75, 90 minutes - $130, 120 minutes - $145)
Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Swedish techniques facilitating advanced methodologies of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue. These modalities are used to obtain targeted results that help relieve special conditions of pain and discomfort.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that relies heavily on client-therapist interaction including verbal and nonverbal elements. Trigger areas (warehouses) are located in every muscle in the body. These areas become filled with toxins that the body can not displace through either the client drinking enough water or the body's systems (such as the liver, kidney, blood and lymph systems) working together to rid the body of harmful environmental and/or synthetic toxins. The therapist encourages the client to be personally responsible for their improvement, with attention to factors such as nutritional and water intake, along with proper stretching techniques, moist heat and the elimination of possible inflammation within the body's system.