The ultimate in bodywork designed to maximize your health/wellness journey. This blended technique combines elements of myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu, trigger point, and traditional massage. Essential oils may also be used during this treatment. (90 minute treatment session length recommended).
Cranio-sacral therapy (CST) is a light touch treatment technique designed to release tensions in the central nervous system. The therapist applies gentle pressure to parts of the skull (cranium), spine, sacrum and pelvis to release restrictions and maximize mobility of the important nervous system structures (brain, nerves, soft tissue and the fluid that protects your brain and spinal cord).This allows the entire body to regain a more relaxed and efficient functional state. When our nervous system can function optimally, our bodies are better able to fight disease, cope with stress and experience overall improvement in health and wellness. These techniques allow your body to self correct which may allow for longer lasting benefits.
Myofascial release is a form of bodywork intended to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. This is done by applying a low load of pressure on the tissue over a longer period of time. In so doing, it stretches the fascia, releasing the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles, bones and internal organs. Fascia is the connective tissue that covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. For many, this type of treatment provides greater long term benefits than a traditional massage.
‘Viscera’ is the term used to describe our internal organs (stomach, liver, gallbladder, etc.). This technique focuses on the internal organs and their surrounding structures. Like MFR, visceral manipulation (VM) evaluates the entire body to identify the source of pain or dysfunction. Your session begins with hands on ‘listening’ to your body and feeling for restricted or diminished movement patterns anywhere in the body. Using specialized stretches with gentle pressure, VM techniques facilitate the body's ability to adapt and restore healthy function.
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Watsu® is a specialized style of bodywork that is performed in a warm aquatic environment. Sessions are performed in a body of warm water where you are gently supported and guided through the healing waters. While you are supported in the water, stretching and shiatsu techniques are provided to stimulate specific pressure points along the energy pathways of your body. The release of old physical, mental and emotional tension has profound and lasting healing effects.
Graston Technique® incorporates the use of specially designed stainless steel tools combined with massage techniques (referred to as instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization). This is an evidence based approach that allows both the client and the therapist to identify areas of restriction and successfully break down fascial and scar tissue restrictions. An excellent intervention for both acute and chronic conditions.
Raindrop Technique® utilizes 9 different pure, authentic Young Living essential oils. The oils are applied with a proprietary technique that combines specific bodywork with the application of each oil. The origin of this technique draws from Native American wellness traditions and nurtures harmony in body, mind and spirit.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These "knots" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release your trigger points.
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, firm pressure is applied directly to points along different Acupuncture meridians in your body. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to be very effective in treating many issues including stress/anxiety, headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Orthopedic massage is a style of massage therapy focused on treating painful conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. Because orthopedic massage is designed to treat medical conditions, it requires extensive training. It involves releasing tense muscles, helping to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and tendons, and decompress rigid joints. My goal is to restore full health to the soft tissues of your body, both treating your specific conditions as well as improving your overall well-being.
Are you in training for or ready to participate in your 'big event'? Make sure your preparation includes Peak Performance bodywork. This treatment includes several treatment styles designed to enhance your overall wellness and performance abilities. Treatments can include traditional massage, myofascial release (MFR), trigger point/accupressure and stretching. All Peak Performance sessions include some craniosacral therapy to help balance the nervous system and prepare you to be at your best for your life event. Peak Performance bodywork can also be very helpful for recovery following a big event.