Body Work

Organic Deep Tissue/Swedish Massage

We offer Swedish and Deep tissue Massage.  Massage has been employed for thousands of years in almost every culture.  Research studies are being conducted to confirm the value and effectiveness of massage through the Touch Research Institute.  Benefits of Massage include: Increases blood and lymph circulation, strengthens the immune system, stimulates the release of endorphins, speeds the removal of metabolic waste, calms the nervous system, reduces anxiety, lowers blood pressure, loosens tight muscles, improves muscle tone, increases flexibility & range of motion, relieves cramps & muscle spasms, reduces chronic pain, reduces swelling, improves posture, and promotes better sleep.  *Our massage lotions, creams or oils are all organic.*

 

PractitionersJessica Ruhl, Kyle Brooks, Brittany Blumenfeld, Christi Wrenn

Low Level Light Therapy – Acup-point trigger with cold laser
Deep Tissue Massage – Deep pressure
Swedish Massage – Moderate pressure
Lymphatic Drainage – Very light pressure used for lymphatic & detox support
Shiatsu Massage – Stretching and Acupressure
CranioSacral – Gentle form with focus on head and spinal column
Reflexology – Massage and acupressure focusing on the feet
Acupuncture/Acupressure
– Balancing energies with needles or pressure

Yoga – Body Strength & Flexibility

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymph Massage is a gentle and effective technique based on scientific research. It has proven effectiveness by stimulating the lymphatic system thereby allowing the body to build connective tissue, enhance immune response, relieve pain, plus sedate and relax the nervous system. This very light and rhythmical massage is used to clear congestion and promote healing of many conditions, including injuries, scar tissue, pre-and post operative care, and inflammatory conditions. Most everyone can benefit from a lymph massage as it has unique therapeutic benefits unlike any other modality, one doesn’t need an medical condition to reap the benefits of (MLD) a lymph massage.

PractitionersJessica Ruhl

Shiatsu

Based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, shiatsu is similar in theory to acupuncture.  Shiatsu looks to balance the flow of vitality in the body and the meridian channels and is both a relaxing and restorative form of bodywork.  A session is received fully clothed and may include touching, pressing, or holding of the body along meridians, stretching, external application of heat or cold, dietary and exercise suggestion. Preparation: wear comfortable clothing – stretchy long pants, tee shirt with sleeves.
 

PractitionersKyle Brooks

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, light-touch therapy that addresses imbalances that affect connective tissue and the central nervous system.  With the client fully dressed and lying comfortably on a treatment table, the therapist locates abnormal tensions, which are the underlying (and often unexpected) cause of pain and dysfunction, deep within the body, and gently supports your body as it works to correct these imbalances.  Because the state of the central nervous system and the strain patterns in the connective tissue can influence every part of your body, it can have a profound effect on the body.


Practitioners: Kyle Brooks, Maria Petrucci

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears.  Science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organ parts and systems of the body. Reflexology helps the body to normalize its functions by promoting detoxification of organs and glands, boosting circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, and releasing tension from head to toe. Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate reflexology may help with pain reduction, increased vitality, more restful sleep, and more balanced moods are common benefits.

Practitioners:  Lorett Chan, Maria DeMayo

Yoga Personal Training

The benefits of having the teacher one on one are so many. Many people are interested in Yoga, and are well aware of the healing, strengthening and stress reducing benefits. It is the duty of the yoga instructor to share the teachings and techniques of yoga in a safe, mindful and clear way and to always support and encourage students wherever they are at. The benefit of having the teacher one on one, or in a small group, is that you have the instructor’s full attention and focus. This interactive style enables the instructor to make personal adjustments and modifications to really customize your yoga experience. This allows for the maximum benefit and natural development of your practice.

Practitioners: Laura Dorsett

Acupuncture

Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing ability, provides pain relief, and promotes physical and emotional well-being. Channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body and nourish the tissue. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up. Acupuncture unblocks the obstructions at the dam and reestablishes regular flow through meridians. Therefore, acupuncture treatment can help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in digestion, energy production, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

 

PractitionersLi Ying (Kathy) Diao, L. Ac.,  Molly Dearstine, L.Ac., Hannah Jefferson, L.Ac., Jefferson Breland, L.Ac, Theresa Moralda, L.Ac.

Acupressure

Acupressure originated as a form of traditional Chinese medicine bodywork. It is often described as acupuncture without the use of needles. Acupressure is the practice of applying gentle but firm hand or fingertip pressure to specific points on the body to regulate and balance the body’s energy system, release blocked energy, release stale blood and lymph from tissue, and improve circulation. Allowing for pain, tensions and toxicities to be relieved before they manifest as illness. The goal of acupressure is a whole-being approach of mind, body, spirit and emotion to release, balance and strengthen all parts of the body and allow the individual to return home within thems to discover their inner soul wisdom and create whole-being harmony.

 

Practitioners:  Christi Wrenn, LMT

Low Level Light Therapy

Low Level Light Therapy is a type of homeopathic frequency that integrates cold laser light with acupoint stimulation. There are 74 protocols programmed into the unit to assist the body with resetting and rebalancing from insults such as sensitivities/allegies, stress or pain, hormonal or environmental issues, and more. BioLight therapy allows the body to detoxify and heal itself much faster.

Practitioners:  Christi Wrenn, LMT

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