"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. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.
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. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction." - excerpt from www.upledger.com
I am currently trained at a CST I level and will attain CST II level training in August 2018.
To learn more, click the following link: CranioSacral Therapy
I offer a range of therapeutic grade oils as a supplementary service in order to enhance your session. I welcome you to peruse through my collection before each massage to choose the ones that you want to experience! If you are interested in learning more about Young Living essential oils, or would like to purchase some to use at home, look under the tab labeled 'Essential Oils.'
Note: I am not a trained aromatherapist, and as such I do not treat or address any specific conditions with essential oils, it is offered as a supplementary service only.
The Raindrop Technique:
A sequence of essential oils are dispensed in little drops along the spine from a height of about six inches above the back, like rain. The oils are then massaged along the spine and back muscles using a light "feathery" stroke. Because the essential oils easily penetrate the skin and muscles, the technique works on deep levels of the body without requiring hard pressure or force. They are also applied to the feet using the Vita Flex technique, an ancient Tibetan form of reflexology that is designed to send an electrical pulse along the nerve pathways of the body. The oils are immune enhancing and support the body's circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils are high in antioxidants, are mood elevating, and are also antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body. The Raindrop Technique was developed by Dr. Gary Young, essential oil researcher and naturopath, due to research showing that many forms of spinal misalignments are caused by muscle spasms and inflammation-producing bacteria and viruses that reside along the spine.
The 7 single oils used include:
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Oregano (Origanum compactum)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
The whole process takes about an hour and may continue to work in the body for up to one week. To learn more clink the following link: The Raindrop Technique.
Hot Stone Massage:
Hot stones can be used as a tool to integrate the innate healing energy of the earth into your massage, thereby deepening your state of relaxation. They are also used as a tool to loosen and work the muscles at a deeper level.
Moist Heat Therapy:
Heat packs filled with bentonite clay are heated in hot water, wrapped in towels, and placed on your back, chest, stomach, or legs. The result is a continuous supply of penetrating heat that loosens and relaxes the body and mind.
Moist, warm towels are offered at the end of each session to pamper and refresh.
It is my goal to offer quality massage at an affordable price so that it can become a part of your preventative healthcare routine. Please check out the Bulletin Board link to learn about special offers and promotions!
Also, please be sure to complete the necessary intake forms at home to increase the time spent on the table!
Therapeutic Massage: incorporates Swedish, Deep Tissue, and CranioSacral teqchniques