As an accepted part of many physical and emotional healing programs, massage and manual therapies go beyond the healing of injured muscular tissue to benefit many chronic or systemic conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, PMS and sleep disorders, diabetes, cancer, anxiety, depression, and more.
“Experience has shown that people’s lives feel smoother when they’re getting regular body-mind therapy; it is an avenue toward discovering your true nature.”
Fritz Frederick Smith, MD
Developer of Zero Balancing®
Deep tissue massage refers to both pressure and specificity of the work. This work addresses chronic tension patterns in the body, releases tight, sore muscles, restores movement, eases restrictions and decreases pain.
Myofascial Release: Myo means muscle, and fascia is a supportive web of connective tissue throughout the body that surrounds groups of muscles fibers, entire muscle groups, and organs. Fascia connects every organ and tissue in the body with every other part. Myofascial release techniques are used to coax muscles to relax and break adhesions in the fascia, providing an increased ease of movement.
Zero Balancing® is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. Following a protocol that typically lasts 30 to 45 minutes, the practitioner uses finger pressure and gentle traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Visit the Zero Balancing® website.
Pre-Natal Massage is safe and effective for women during their pregnancy. Certified in pre-natal massage, we use special techniques and positioning to decrease common physical discomforts and emotional distress of pregnancy while enhancing well-being.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese acupressure massage developed around the concept that the body contains and relies upon a vital energy called Qi (chee). This energy flows through pathways called meridians. These meridians are found in the tsubos or acupoints, the same as Acupuncture. A Shiatsu therapist applies pressure along the meridian with the palms, fingers, thumbs, and sometimes the elbows, knees, and feet. This form of bodywork may also involve soft tissue manipulation (massage), stretching and moving the joints, and holding various points along the energy lines. The overall goal is to ease and restore energy flow where it may be impeded by blockages, caused by everyday physical, pathological, and/or psychological stresses. The client remains clothed during the session, wearing loose comfortable clothing.