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. A Reiki practitioner helps the body's natural healing process along by enhancing the body's energy. Reiki is an energy based on intent. It's a firm belief that Reiki energy flows through a Reiki channel to facilitate a person's healing, not to perform healing.
Pranic healing is and advanced form of energy healing, which uses life force or prana/ki to realign, balance, harmonize the human energy system to heal the body, promote wellness. Pranic healing is chakra focused but also influences the meridians. Pranic healing is not intended to replace orthodox medicine but rather to complement it. It is fast and effective in treating simple and severe ailments such as headache, toothache, fever, sore throat, arthritis, lung infection, heart problems, hearing problems and others.
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.
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.
Regular prenatal massage is a vitally important part of selfcare a mother can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy and birthing. The benefits are numerous, and include:
Reducing stress, while training your mind and body how to get into a relaxed state.
Allowing the mother to feel supported, both physically and emotionally as she transitions into motherhood.
Helps reduce common discomforts of pregnancy, such as swollen legs/feet, carpal tunnel syndrome, increased blood pressure and lower back pain.
Helps the mother improve her flexibility and connection to her body so she can be an active participant in her birth.
Beyond your first trimester, your prenatal massage will be offered to you in a very comfortable sidelying or semi reclined position (supported by pillows). These positions are advantageous because:
They avoid further strain to the areas in the lower back (lumbosacral area and SI joints) which are the cause of your back pain during pregnancy.
They reduce the risk of your baby experiencing increased pressure, caused by lying on your belly.
They avoid pressure to tender breasts or congested sinuses.
They provide you with a sense of comfort and safety, creating a nurturing environment for you to bond with your baby.
This is indeed a unique experience that every pregnant woman should experience. This makes a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one who is expecting.
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With the stress and strain of daily living, we often succumb to fear, anger, worry, sadness or pretense. The over expression of these emotions/attitudes can throw our bodies off balance, leading to physical illness. This healing art helps to restore balance to these emotions/attitudes in our body, which can then restore the proper flow of life energy and functioning in the physical body. This is accomplished by the practitioner applying gentle acupressure to different energy points on the body, and holding these points until the energy blockage is released. This treatment is done with the client lying fully clothed on the table, and it will leave you with a feeling of deep peace, contentment and grounding.
Craniosacral Therapy optimizes the functioning of the Craniosacral system which support our brain function. It acts as a reset switch for the mind – switching us from crisis mode to restful/peaceful mode. And it acts as a reset switch for our bodies as well, helping to alleviate a host of physical ailments, ranging from headaches to digestive disorders. This is accomplished by gently laying hands on different areas of the head, spine and sacrum and using gentle pressure to release any restrictions in the bones or membranes surrounding the brain or spinal cord which could be impeding optimal functioning of the body. This treatment is done with the
client lying fully clothed on the table, and it will put you into such a profound depth of relaxation, you will not want to get off the table!
This powerful technique works with the Craniosacral Rhythm to help you get in touch with your inner wisdom/guidance that knows what is in your highest and best interests. It can help you access inner wisdom regarding what to do in a difficult situation in your life or why a particular illness has manifested in your body, so you can bring healing to that situation. This treatment is
done with the client lying fully clothed on the table. It is very similar to hypnosis, except that the practitioner will have their hands on your head, gently monitoring and adjusting your craniosacral rhythm to help get you into a state of profound relaxation and inner connection.