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Bodywork Modalities

Acupuncture

A Chinese medical technique using the insertion of needles into points along energy meridians (channels) to effectively treat chronic and acute diseases and dysfunctions of the body.

Acupressure

Ancient Chinese technique to stimulate or reduce energy flow along meridians (channels) for the purpose of relieving pain or normalizing the functions of the body.

CranioSacral Therapy

This therapy focuses on the cerebral spinal fluid in the body and releases connective tissue blocks by working with the pulses in the cerebral spinal fluid. This is done through the clothing and is very gentle and subtle.

Exercise Consultation

Facilitates the achievement of fitness and performance goals through individual and specific lifestyle and exercise program suggestions. Improvement can be achieved regardless of initial fitness or ability level.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

An advanced manual therapy technique to promote fluid movement and optimal functioning of the lymph system. MLD effectively drains primary and secondary edemas (swelling), promotes healing of acute trauma, moves metabolic wastes and toxins from tissues, and reduces pain.

Combined Decongestive Therapy

Combines remedial exercises, respiratory therapy, skin care and bandaging techniques with MLD to treat primary and secondary lymphoedemas resulting from disruption, injury, or surgical removal of portions of the lymphatic system.

Lymphology

Through education in the role and mechanisms of the lymphatic system in the maintenance of health, lifestyle (diet and exercise) choices can be made that optimize the health of this system.

Neuromuscular Intergration Structural Alignment (NISA)

NISA is based on “Soma Therapy”. A softened version of Rolfing. NISA works to stretch, free and soften the facia, the fibrous connective tissue beneath the skin or around muscles and other organs of the body. This enables the layers of fascia to regain their elasticity and fluidity, permitting improved alignment and body mechanics.

Neuromuscular Intergration Structural Alignment (NISA)

NISA is based on “Soma Therapy”. A softened version of Rolfing. NISA works to stretch, free and soften the facia, the fibrous connective tissue beneath the skin or around muscles and other organs of the body. This enables the layers of fascia to regain their elasticity and fluidity, permitting improved alignment and body mechanics.

OnSite Chair Massage

A 15 minute seated massage applied through clothing. Based on a traditional style of Japanese acupressure, this massage is ideal for the work place, leaving one relaxed, refreshed and re energized.

Pre and Post Natal Massage

Moms to be can use massage therapy as a means of reducing the stress and discomfort of a growing baby. We can relieve the pain and swelling associated with pregnancy and new moms can enjoy a speedier recovery from labour and delivery by post natal massage.

Reflexology

The art of manipulating the reflexes of the feet and hands. These reflexes are associated to every part of the body. Stimulating these zones gives the body an ability to heal itself, creating a sense of well being.

Reiki

A Japanese term for Universal Life Energy”, Reiki enhances one’s natural healing processes, bringing wholeness to body, mind and spirit. Applied by laying hands directly on the physical body, Reiki provides deep relaxation and a sense of inner peace. This modality can be used by itself, with other body modalities, or support western complimentary health approaches.

Relaxation Massage

Applying massage techniques such as effleurage, petrissage and trigger point release to relieve accumulated stress, this in turn creates a sense of relaxation and well being. It promotes a higher degree of tranquillity and vitality, and reduces muscle tension and fatigue.

Rolfing

Rolfing is a system of body restructuring and movement education. It releases the body’s segments (legs, torso, shoulders, neck, etc.) From chronic patterns of tension and bracing. Rolfing’s ten session series is designed to uncover overall ease in structure and movement that is unique to each client.

Rolfing Benefits:
  • pain reduction
  • increased mobility
  • options in movement
  • increased breathing ability
  • ease in visceral function
  • relief of random thought
  • ability to focus
Quotes re Rolfing:

The human body is like a house. It’s structured so that each part has its proper place and each place interlocks to balance the load of the others.

A typical Rolfing mental exercise is to imagine that the pelvis is hanging from the rib cage like a swing hanging from a tree limb.

After being Rolfed, you’re encouraged to look within your own body for new ways to use the changes that Rolfing creates.
Shiatsu

A traditional Japanese bodywork involving the application of pressure from fingers, palms, sometimes feet, to acupoints on meridians or energy channels.

Sports Massage

Pre and post event massage can be applied to reduce the potential of injuries, enhance athletic performance, and increase recovery rate from competition and injuries.

Stress Management

Regular massage or bodywork can become part of one’s stress management program, assisting the body and mind to remember their relaxed state.

Therapeutic Massage

The application of massage and other techniques including exercises to enable the client to recover from acute and chronic injuries. This enhances greater tissue health, eases pain and promotes function of muscles, joints and other tissues.

TragerĀ® & Mentastics Movement
This subtle, rhythmic form of body work explores our capacity to move freely, effortlessly and gracefully. Utilizing light gentle non intrusive movements, areas of tension, holdings, and blockage are encouraged to feel their natural state of liquidity and elasticity. As each part of the body responds with greater freedom and ease movement becomes whole and the experience is one of unity.

Mentastics Movement
is a system of simple effortless movement sequences, to maintain and enhance the sense of lightness, freedom, and flexibility that is instilled by the Trager approach. Clients can use these movements as a basic approach to movement in everyday life, for daily stress relief, to gradually release and reverse negative results of the past, chronic stress and restrictive patterns.

Trauma and Abuse Recovery
Individuals recovering from abuse or trauma can benefit from the efforts of a massage therapist who gently and progressively helps them to reconnect with their body by learning to receive and experience touch in a safe, nonthreatening way.

Trigger Point Therapy
This modality focuses on the reduction of direct or referred pain within muscles and other soft tissues. The therapist will use a variety of massage techniques and stretches to achieve the release of muscle tension which causes pain and discomfort. This can help to build muscle strength, increase flexibility and the range of motion of the joints.

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