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THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body's resistance to disease and disorder.

Deep Tissue Massage
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.

Prenatal Massage
A gentle and therapeutic massage that focuses on the lower back, reducing fatigue and increasing overall well being, this maternity massage encourages relaxation and leaves you ready for delivery day.

Hot Stone Massage
A gift from our native First People, whose relationship to stones and thermal healing predates the European voyage west. Aromatherapy and heated basalt and river stones alleviate soreness, stiffness, transporting you to dreamlike comfort.

Shiatsu
Focuses on specific injuries and health conditions. Muscles are isolated and rejuvenated. Developed in Japan, shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing traditional acupuncture points. Shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. No oils are used. Please wear loose clothing.

Tui'na
Tui'na facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and qi (vital energy), which controls body function and enhances resistance to disease. The term tui na (pronounced "t-weigh na") combines the names of two of the hand techniques, 'tui' meaning to push and 'na' meaning to lift and squeeze, which are used to represent the system.

Craniosacral Therapy
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. The therapist connects deeply with complex internal rhythms and structures. Developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger in 1985 after more than 15 years of clinical research, this manual therapy enhances the body's natural healing processes. Craniosacral therapy has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health issues.

Craniosacral therapy encourages the body's natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system.

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