Cupping therapy is an ancient practice originating in Chinese Medicine. This treatment draws blood to the surface through suction which allows for greater circulation for blood and oxygen to the muscles. An old Chinese medicine maxim states "where there is stagnation there will be pain, remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain." It detoxes muscle tissue by drawing the toxin filled fluids to the surface which allows your body to remove them more efficiently. Quickly and safely breaks up fascial adhesions. This is a great treatment for those suffering from chronic pain or athletes who wish to reduce recovery time. On a deeper therapeutic level, cupping is very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue, chronic headache, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, provides myofascial release, great for scar tissue treatment (Baguanfa cups), sinus release (facial cupping with the Earth Spa Bells Collection), even has beauty related applications such as cellulite treatment.Contracted, congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of Negative Pressure Massage Cupping.
Magnetic cups are also available to target pain relief. Kangzhu Biomagnetic cups incorporate different traditional therapies producing remarkable results. The interchangeable negative and positive polarity static field magnetic "needles" (non-penetrating pressure-giving points); supplies balanced Biomagnetic Therapy. The magnets provide a continuous magnetic field on the skin when installed.
Reflexology is a science and an art that is based on the principle that there are microcosms (mini-maps) of the entire body mirrored on the feet, hands and ears. Pressure applied to specific points on these microcosms helps to create balance within the body, soothing the nervous system, improving circulation and reducing stress. It works through a subtle energy flow, meridians and zones in the feet. It also works through preventing and clearing venous stasis, realignment of bones, the nervous system, intention and ways still unknown. Some benefits include but not limited to stress reduction and deep relaxation, enhanced circulation, balanced body systems, stimulated creativity and productivity, revitalized energy, preventative health care.
Reflexology sessions are done with clients fully clothed, removing only their shoes and socks. Sessions are typically 45 - 60 minutes long, and clients are positioned comfortably on a massage table (or in a reclining reflexology chair). Reflexology can also be integrated into a longer therapeutic massage session.
To avoid being worked on by untrained and possibly-exploited persons, it is advisable to ask those advertising reflexology where they trained, the number of hours of coursework, and the professional organizations they are members of.
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage
Using heated stones that radiate deep penetrating heat, melting away muscular tension bringing you into a state of deep relaxation. Himalayan salt stones contain 84 minerals, which can be easily metabolized in the body through absorption. Himalayan salt stone has life-generating power for the body and for the nervous system.
Deep Tissue and Sports Massage
Deep tissue massage releases chronic muscle tension through slow deliberate strokes of deep pressure on concentrated muscles, tendons and fascia. Sport massage uses myofascial techniques to break up deep fascial adhesions and scar tissue caused by overuse, therefore increasing maximum muscle performance with less chance of injury. Sport massage has three basic forms; pre-event, post-event and maintenance massage.
Swedish massage promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and relieves muscle tension. Pressure can be light to firm.
Active Isolated Stretching
Safely achieve deep fascial release lengthen muscles while improving circulation and performance.
KI is life force, the nonphysical energy that animates all living things, the primary energy. It is the energy used by all healers and it surrounds us. It is the spiritual consciousness called REI that guides the KI, the life force, in what we call REIKI. So, therefore, Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life force energy. As a Reiki practitioner, I help the body's natural healing process along by enhancing the body's energy. Reiki is an energy based on intent. I firmly believe that Reiki energy flows through a Reiki channel to facilitate a person's healing, not to perform healing.
Yoga can benefit everyone, but not everyone feels ready to step onto a mat in a class setting. This is where one-on-one sessions can be hugely beneficial. Attention is paid to the unique mental, emotional and physical states of the individual utilizing postures/asanas. breathing, concentration and meditation. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to advance your practice, personalized private yoga can be an integrative part of your overall optimal health. Yoga is therapeutic for the body, the mind and the soul. No matter where you are on your journey, this ancient practice guides us to a balanced state. Be where you are and yoga will find you there. Namaste.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are adhesions within muscle tissue/fibers that cause/refer pain in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy uses a number of techniques to release these adhesions. Relief from acute pain can be immediate.
Aromatherapy utilizes inhalation or bodily application (as by massage) of fragrant essential oils (as from flowers and fruits) for therapeutic purposes.
It is the treatment or prevention of disease. Other stated uses include pain and anxiety reduction, enhancement of energy and short-term memory, relaxation, hair loss prevention, and reduction of eczema-induced itching.
Two basic mechanisms are offered to explain the effects. One is the influence of aroma on the brain, especially the limbic system through the olfactory system. The other is the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils.
The Kinesio taping method provides a full range of motion, support, and stability, without adversely affecting the natural range of motion. Kinesio tape is designed for a 30-40% longitudinal only stretch and when applied, it lifts the skin and provides support for surrounding soft tissue. This Kinesio Tape is latex free and non-medicated. Kinesio Tape was designed to be worn for 3 to 4 days without irritation; and an hour after application it will withstand athletic activity and showering without coming off. The water resistant type of taping Kinesio offers is necessary for the taping of hands and feet. Proper application does not require multiple layers; due to location of muscles, an application may cross over another application. What Does Kinesio Taping Do? Kinesio Tape gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and Pain Management. It is a taping technique based on the body's own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name Kinesio.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is being done on a mat, instead of a massage table. Clients remain fully clothed during the session, no massage oil is used and lots of assisted stretching is incorporated.