Below are descriptions of some of the services that I offer. When receiving a session, you don’t need to pick any particular modality, rather each modality listed below just shows an example of some of the tools that I may pick from to help facilitate a more complete release when dealing with your individual needs and problem areas.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago using the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood as well as Chi (Qi) or life force – to enhance the body’s natural health and healing abilities.
Using the same points as Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupressure applies a comfortable range of pressure from gentle to firm. Acupressure integrates very well with other healing modalities.
Advanced Cranial Sacral Balancing
Cranial Sacral Balancing or Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is becoming increasingly recognized as one of the most powerful natural therapies, penetrating deep into the central nervous system and releasing long standing patterns of tension and trauma.
Underlying the profound and very gentle nature of its work is a therapeutic and philosophical approach that is concerned with undoing habitual patterns in the body caused by accumulated tension and restoring the natural alignment of the body by working on the whole person rather than just the symptoms.
CST recognizes that within each of us there exists an innate inner wisdom that knows who we are, what makes us tick and what is required to heal ourselves.
Although not proven conclusively from a Western Medical stand point, qigong is accepted treatment option in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Qigong treatment is also used extensively in China as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been included in the curriculum of Chinese universities.
Qigong practice serves both a preventive and curative function. It is considered to be effective in improving the effects of many chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, allergy, asthma, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, cancer, depression, anxiety and addiction.
Qigong works by improving the practitioners’ immunity response, increasing a person’s self-healing and self-recovery capabilities and enhancing one’s self regeneration potential.
Advanced Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy
Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy or Vibe as most seem to call it; is a very special health and healing modality that unites many healing techniques and modalities into one, very fluid and very opening experience.
Upon first glance, many may dismiss this modality based on the name alone, as it is somewhat foreign, if not completely unknown in the world of relaxation where as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Shiatsu seem to rule the kingdom of release. That is, until you have tried it for yourself…
With the gentle introduction to energy work through a simple flow of chi, to its graceful integration of many of the healing arts such as Tui Na, Shiatsu, Swedish and Thai (to name a few), makes it one of the most profound healing experiences that I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. As a receiver, I have felt the benefits of release and openness as my shoulders, neck, back and hips resisted into release and then relaxed into clay.
As a healer, I have fully embraced this modality where the intuition to heal is fully supported and open as ones ability to adapt to the environment, to the client, to the body type and finally into just being one with the experience, has opened me to learn something new with each session. For Vibe is like water, fluid and soft, with an undercurrent of strength and adaptability that changes with each ripple that it creates as it heals and relaxes and flows…
Reflexology is a natural healing therapy based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet that correspond to every part, gland and organ of the human body. By using specific pressure techniques, blockages can be detected through the presence of gritty areas or crystal deposits.
These deposits occur in the part of the foot that relates to the part of the body that is imbalanced. Reflexology techniques break down the crystalline structures and dissipate the blockages. Reflexology is safe for everyone of any age.
Shiatsu massage, sometimes called Zen shiatsu, unifies spiritual, philosophical, and medical aspects of the body. This Japanese equivalent of the Chinese method of acupressure comes from the Japanese words “shi” and “atsu,” meaning “finger pressure.” Some westernized massage techniques are combined with the view that energy, qi or chi, circulates along channels called meridians.
When freely flowing, chi brings fresh, strong energy and carries away spent energy along with toxins. In this view, any number of influences upset our natural balance of yin and yang. Blocked or diverted chi must be cleared and restored. An Eastern perspective doesn’t cite sleeplessness, indigestion, swollen joints, headaches, or depression as sources of discomfort, but sees them as symptoms of either hyperactive or underproductive chi.
Tui Na is a therapeutic massage based on the meridian system that guides acupuncture. It promotes the flow of our vital energy or Chi, along the meridians thus nourishing our organs and bodies. Tui Na is much more than a typical relaxing or circulation enhancing massage as it often involves rigorous push-pull movements and deep tissue work but includes a range of different movements. It involves applying pressure to acupuncture points, meridians and groups of muscles and is particularly well suited in rehabilitation of sports and other injuries.