80 Worcester Road, Sterling, Massachusetts 01564,
An integrated approach customized to your body's specific needs. During your intake we will discuss the matters you wish to have addressed, the different ways to address the matters. Together we will create a plan for your session to best support you and your body's needs to feel your best!
The therapeutic methods used in your session will be based upon the knowledge of your therapist and their specialties.
Sessions may include Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Polarity, Neuromuscular, SMRT, Reiki, Energetic Clearing , Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Aromatherapy, Visceral Manipulation, Core Stones, Cupping, IASTM, and many other techniques.
A total body, mind, spirit treatment positively affecting every organ system in the body at a cellular level. Several essential oils are applied directly to the spine, then worked into the body using a combination of bodywork techniques. The positive effects of this treatment can last up to a month.
This therapy has an amazing ability to detoxify, boost the immune system and stimulate and sooth the central nervous system, help with circulatory matters and over all offer inner peace by allowing you to go deep in to a meditative state .
*For more on the details of this therapy go to the blog section of this site*
The therapy itself takes up to 45 min. Then the remainder of the session is geared to releasing the muscular structure of the back and Craniosacral Therapy holds to end the session and create total balance.
This therapy is also offered in a foot reflexology session. The same technique is used and applied however to the feet and not the back.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation and much more. While some of the strokes may feel the same as those used in Swedish massage therapy, deep tissue massage isn't a stronger version of a Swedish massage. At the beginning of a deep tissue massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prepare the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied. The intent is to reach the deeper layers of tissue/muscle hence deep tissue, this does not mean it will or should hurt. Although you will feel some areas as we work these deeper layers, there is a difference between it hurts so good and it just hurts, and it should never just hurt!
I do not believe "more pressure or aggressive deep tissue" is good for the body. Therefor the deep tissue I offer may be different from most sessions you may be used to. Again....Deep tissue is not meant to hurt, it is meant to reach the deeper layers of muscle with in your muscular system. However there are times when the body is more sensitive than we realize so when the pressure is to much it is important for you to let me know so i can accommodate for you..
Facia is our richest sensory organ, more so than the eyes or skin, as it has over 250 million nerve endings (found to be at this time, 5 years ago it was found to be 100 million). Facia is a multi layered tissue. Each layer has a purpose and there are different densities depending on the layer and its properties and purpose. When we have "muscle Soreness" it actually is not the muscle spindle it self that is "sore" it is in fact inflammation the facia causing the discomfort. Myofascial work is what will help reduce the inflammation and return the facia to a healthy state where it is functioning as it was intended.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. " John F. Barnes, PT. LMT.
For more information here is a link: https://www.anatomytrains.com/fascia/
Professionals all swear by this ancient restorative therapy. The practice of cupping originates from traditional Chinese medicine, where it’s used as a rejuvenating therapy for thousands of years – long before celebrities were Instagramming their cupping bruises.
Advocates for cupping therapy claim that the practice reduces stress, speeds up recovery from strenuous exercise, and reduces inflammation. The therapy involves using cups made from silicone, glass, plastic, or bamboo to draw out toxins from beneath the skin’s surface.
Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is sometimes also referred to as craniosacral therapy. It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.
CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.
It’s thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
SMRT emphasizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology, including how tissues work with or against one another, how skeletal muscle tissue extends and contracts, and how compensation patterns might run through the body.
Passive contraction is applied to break up or relax adhesion/congestion between tissues, which quickly removes pain and tenderness and, in turn, allows the therapist to contact deeper tissues. Because there is little to no resistance or physical pain, the nervous system holds on to the information given to it through the treatment and continues to re-balance the tissues long after the treatment.
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A complete intake before your session so that I can plan for your needs and explain them to you, so please arrive a few min. early to allow adequate time for this.
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