Can be used to address specific conditions in chronic and acute stages of many injuries and illnesses. It is particularly effective in maintaining overall health and balance physically and mentally, as well as playing a tremendous role in preventative measure for symptoms brought on by stress and repetitive strain. Massage can help to improve range of motion in restricted muscles and joints, improve postural imbalances, increase local circulation and lymphatic drainage, improve tissue health, decrease stress, anxiety, headaches, and insomnia, decrease restriction and adhesions, and alleviate tension and aches from muscle-related pains.
Prenatal massage is safe and beneficial throughout all stages of pregnancy. In the early stages you can lie on the massage table as normal, then after approximately 12 weeks (varies for each woman) the treatment will be done in a side-lying position with proper pillowing for your comfort and alignment. Pregnancy massage can help decrease stress hormones, increase local circulation, decrease swelling, and eliminate aches, pains, and muscle cramping.
Fascia is connective tissue located throughout the entire body, surrounding all organs, muscles, and bones. It works as a sort of 'netting' that keeps everything in place and gives your body shape and form. Fascia can become tight and immobile from various factors including dehydration, stress, trauma and injury. Myofascial release works with the superficial fascia which lies under the skin and connects to the deeper tissues. It can help to realign and improve mobility in the connective tissue, thereby allowing for greater ease and movement in the deeper tissues.
Is a "focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body that correspond to, and are relative to, all parts, glands, and organs of the body" (Ontario College of Reflexology). Reflexology works with the body's nervous system, it provides a balance between the sympathetic (fight or flight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous systems. It can help achieve the body's state of homeostasis, the point in which the internal systems are working at a stable and balanced level, allowing the body to heal itself.
Silicone cups are applied over various areas of the skin in either a stationary position for 5-15 minutes depending on the reaction, or in a gliding motion. The cup provides a vacuum, or negative pressure, which draws the skin, along with the blood and tissues below the surface, up in to the cup. Gliding cupping is done with the use of massage oil to help move the cup along the skin creating space under the tissues as opposed to traditional massage which compresses the skin and tissues under the therapist's pressure.
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