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This gentle, hands-on technique involves the craniosacral system - a system of the body composed of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.  CST is effective at treating a number of problems, including pain, headaches, central nervous system disorder, chronic Fatigue syndrome, stress, tension and more.  Proponents of CST also claim that is aids in improving mental clarity and emotional well-being.

 

CUPPING

Massage cupping is ideal for performing deep-tissue massage and helps to drain toxins, loosen adhesions, facilitate blood flow and stimulate the body. Cups are placed on the body to form a suction of the skin, they can be left in one area or used in the massage by a well-trained therapist to create space between the layers of soft tissue. This ancient form of treatment not only creates a physical change in the body, it is believed that it moves chi.

 

MLD [MANUAL LYPHATIC DRAINAGE]

Uses light, rhythmical, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences and requires the therapist to develop a great degree of skill, having an intimate knowledge of the workings of the anatomy of the lymphatic system. The massage works at a skin level to influence the direction and speed of lymphatic flow, re-directing if necessary.

 

MFR [MYOFASCIAL RELEASE]

Fascia is interconnected to every other part of the body, and actually helps support the body's very structure, including the musculoskeletal system. When injury, inflammation, or physical or emotion trauma occurs, the fascia can become tight and cause pain and/or restricted range of motion. Aims to release the fascia and return it to a state of normalcy by applying gentle pressure to the restricted areas.

 

REFLEXOLOGY

Based on a system of points on the hands, feet and ears that correspond, or "reflex", to other areas of the body. Similar in theory to acupressure, reflexologists believe that applying appropriate pressure to these points stimulates the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or blockage throughout the entire body and to ease stress and promote relaxation.

 

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger points are areas of soft tissue in the body characterized by local pain, tightness, and tenderness. Seeks first to identify trigger points, then apply steady, appropriate pressure to the point to "release" it. Thus is usually followed by massage to the surrounding area to help treat the cause of the trigger point.

 

Thai Massage

This unique system of assisted stretching, gentle movement and acupressure of the entire body while you lay on our floor mat fully clothed. The skilled and caring hands of your therapist, provide you with the benefits of yoga to release tension, increase body awareness and renew your energy. This treatment has been practiced for over 1000 years and creates a wholeness of mind, body and spirit.

 

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

This type of assisted stretch technique is offered on the massage table with comfortable clothes on. It not only targets muscle tissue but deep into the joint capsule and surrounding connective tissue for a full tissue release. It is completely pain free and can help increase range of motion in just one session. 

 

If you've ever heard the concept that everything is connected, FST can help you feel it. FST can be used as a treatment method all on its own or incorporated into a traditional massage.

 

Active Release Technique (ART)

ART is most commonly used by chiropractors and physiotherapists, but increasingly by massage therapists as well. The technique is very anatomically specific, meaning each movement targets only one or two tissues at a time. ART can be used as a treatment method all on its own or incorporated into a traditional massage. ART is used to treat a variety of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, tennis elbow and thoracic outlet syndrome. Anyone with persistent pain, decreased mobility, or new or old injuries would benefit from an ART consultation.

 

  • ART does not glide over the skin and no oil or lotion is used

  • ART is based on precise contact and tension, rather than compression of tissues

  • In an ART treatment, the client is actively involved, moving body parts and positions as needed

  • In an ART treatment, the client wears comfortable clothing such as shorts and a t-shirt