Integrative Massage Technique
Each session of our integrative massage is tailored to your specific needs at the time of your visit. Whether you have specific areas that have pain or tightness, or would like a full body relaxation treatment, the various techniques are integrated to provide relief and achieve your goals for each individual session. Each session will cater to your specific and unique needs for the time frame that you choose. The techniques include but are not limited to: Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release/Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Pin and Stretch, ROM and Swedish Massage. I may also work hand in hand with your chiropractor for a total integrative approach to your treatment plan of care.
AromaTouch Technique Massage
AromaTouch Massage improves wellbeing by reducing physical and emotional stressors and supports healthy autonomic function. The technique uses dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience for recipients.
Unlike traditional Aromatherapy Massage, the AromaTouch Massage Technique utilizes eight specific essential oils and blends to promote relaxation and stress relief, offer immune support, decrease pain and inflammation and elevate mood. Essential oils applied along energy lines and on reflexology points stimulate homeostasis and balance in the body. The eight oils are introduced to your back and your hands or feet in a systematic way to achieve these benefits.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. Few structures have as much influence over the body’s ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system – the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord. Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system. By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.
ACE Massage Cupping
During a massage cupping session, small cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The suction causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup loosening the muscles and tissue. By creating suction and vacuum pressure, ACE Massage Cupping is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions and bring hydration and blood flow to the body tissues. The creation of vacuum pressure allows the suction to go deep into the body tissues to bring deep inflammation, excess fluids and toxins to the surface for release. The suction can affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, trigger points, and swelling.
Our office is equipped with a specialized pregnancy table the allow pregnant women to lay face down to achieve the full massage experience. A prenatal massage can help to provide the muscular relaxation to women through pregnancy. Gentle pressure is applied to the areas that a woman feels need to be addressed.
The full body stretching protocol utilizes a gentle stretch technique that your massage therapist will apply with a series of stretch and hold maneuvers to your major muscle groups one at a time. With the help of our massage therapist, a controlled and effective stretch is achieved through your tissues. This is performed to enhance flexibility, mobility and range of motion and to promote a comfortable muscle tone. Stretching is such a valuable tool and we believe it plays a large role in enhancing overall health.