Trigger Point Therapy was developed in the
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Trigger Point Release Therapy:
early 60’s by Dr. Janet Travell, President
John F Kennedy’s personal physician during
his years of persistent back pain. It is also
referred to as Neuromuscular Therapy. A
trigger point is a hyper irritable tender spot on
the muscle that refers pain to other muscles.
This is why someone with a trigger point in
their neck will experience a head ache. Active
trigger points can keep the muscles tight, restricting
blood flow and compressing nerves. Often chronic pain that does not
want to leave is a result of a trigger point. By pressing and holding a
trigger point the muscle tension can release as normal blood flow is
Swedish Relaxation Massage:
Swedish style massage can bring a sense of calm and well being. The
main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in
the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage
shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of
lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It increases
circulation without increasing heart load. It also stimulates the skin and
nervous system. It is a great way to reward yourself for a good job well
Deep Tissue Massage:
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension
through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure. It helps to
break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue focuses on the deeper
layers of muscle tissue. It feels good and it is beneficial to your health.
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading
to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. Because
many toxins are released, it is important to drink plenty of water after a
deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
1. Release of fiber and deeply-held patterns of tension.
2. Removal of toxins
3. Relaxing and soothing muscles
4. Both corrective and therapeutic
(also called CST, cranial osteopathy) is a non intrusive method of
alternative medicine used by massage therapists, chiropractors and
osteopaths, who manually apply a subtle movement of the spinal and
cranial bones to bring the central nervous system into harmony. This
therapy involves assessing and addressing the movement of the
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which can be restricted by trauma to the
body, such as through falls, accidents, and general nervous tension.
By gently working with the spine, the skull and its cranial sutures,
diaphragms, and fascia, the restrictions of nerve passages are eased,
the movement of CSF through the spinal cord can be optimized. This
therapy is said to be particularly useful for mental stress, neck and
back pain, migraines, TMJ Syndrome, and for chronic nervous
conditions such as fibromyalgia.
When the craniosacral and central nervous system blockages are
properly aligned, protein, electrolytes, amino acids and other essential
nutrients can be delivered through the Cerebrospinal fluid.
1. A sense of well being
2. Reduction in stress
3. Quality of sleep improved
4. More energy
Qigong Energy Work:
Qigong is energy healing that opens blockages and restores energy to
flow more freely in the body. Acupuncture uses these same principals.
You can think of your body’s energy system like water flowing in a
river. When the water is flowing smoothly in the river, everything is
fine, everything is in balance. When something happens causing a
blockage in the river that’s when problems start. Upstream the water
overflows the river’s banks and there is flooding, while downstream the
river dries up and there is drought. Remove the blockage and
everything returns to its natural balance.
Your part would be to relax in a chair or on the massage table during
the session. Without touching, the therapist detects energy blockages,
then addresses the blockages, removing them and blessing you with
more energy. The benefits of Qigong are a feeling of more energy and
clarity as the healing continues after the session is over.
Clothes On Massage:
For people on the go, clothes on body work can be a nice thirty or sixty
minute tune up.
If you are in need of a nice centering time out and you don’t want to
deal with undressing and dressing or the use of massage oil, the
therapist can give you a nice relaxing full body massage or spend our
time on your back or neck. You have the option of integrating Cranio
Sacral or Qigong Energy work to give you a relaxing energy lift. This
work can also be helpful for trauma survivors who would prefer
keeping their cloths on.
Reflexology is a gentle form of therapeutic treatment applied to the feet
and sometimes to the hands. It was brought to America in the early
1900’s. There are reflex areas on the feet (and hands) corresponding
to all the parts of the body including major organs. Applying pressure
to specific areas on the feet will effect internal organs and body
systems and promote good health.