What We Have TO Offer ~
Therapeutic Massage and Reiki
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually. Target tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints and other connective tissue. There are a variety of massage techniques and modalities that we incorporate into the practice:
Trigger Point Release (TPR); is an application of slowly increasing , non-painful pressure over a trigger point until the barrier of tissue resistance is encountered, contact is maintained until the tissue barrier releases.
Myofascial Release (MFR); a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET); improve alignment of bones and joints by harnessing the power of the muscular system, a gentle and active modality.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD); is a procedure is a slow circular and careful pumping massage movements of the hand and thumb. This smooth and harmonic form of massage stimulates the lymphatic flow, it will reduce painful swelling and encourage proper healing of the tissue.
General Swedish Massage (GSM); joint mobilization, compression, rocking, tendon strumming, tapotement; for reducing tension, improving circulation and increasing relaxation of muscles.
Therapeutic Exercise Programs; may include stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy, lifestyle choices for self care management.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Continuous research is informing us that there are enormous benefits to be gained from regular massage therapy. From treating chronic diseases and physical injuries, to alleviating the stress of our fast-paced lifestyle, massage therapy can help.
Some of the Physical Benefits of Massage Include:
- Relief of Pain, Stiffness & Discomfort
- Increased Mobility & Function
- Improved Circulation
- Promoting Relaxation
- Reducing Stress
Some of the Psychological Benefits of Massage Include:
- Decreased Anxiety
- Enhanced Sleep Quality
- Higher Energy
- Reduced Fatigue
- Improve Concentration
Reiki is a Japanese holistic light touch, energy based modality which functions as a support mechanism to the body to enhance and accelerate a body’s innate healing ability. The Reiki Practitioner allows for the flow of energy through their body to assist in the process of healing to the client. Each session is completely unique and specialized to the client. Common feelings of euphoria, clarity and ease are generally noted after a session.
Aroma Touch Technique uses Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. The
oils are applied in a systematic way on the body for the recipient to explore a
deep and relaxing experience. Aroma Touch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils. Essential oils applied along energy lines and on reflexology points stimulate homeostasis and balance in the body. If you are looking for a
treatment to calm the nervous system, then this is
Spend time talking with Sandi to see where you want your Health to be. Experience and understanding of Alternative Therapy and Healing Energy allows Sandi the ability to guide your plan of care. There are four indications to consult with her:
· If you are feeling fatigued in life
· You feel anxiety is taking over
· You feel you are searching for something
· You are ready to open yourself to a new way of living