CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a more focused type of massage therapy that aims to release areas of tension, or “knots,” in the deeper levels of musculature. It is generally used to target a specific area of pain, stiffness or reduced function, primarily by breaking down adhesions that often form as a response to injury.
Some of the conditions for which deep tissue massage may be helpful include: fibromyalgia, sports or other injuries to muscles such as strains, sprains or pulls; pain from osteoarthritis or other bone conditions; or repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage is a form of massage therapy that uses specialized stones called basalt stones. These stones hold heat, helping to create a deep tissue massage to work tight, knotted muscles and release tension. Hot stone massage is relaxing and is known to have some health benefits.
Placing and kneading hot stones over muscles helps increase an area’s circulation and blood flow to stimulate healing to painful or damaged muscles. Hot Stone massage promotes relaxation along with aiding the body's removal of built up toxins.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such
as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). In addition, massage reduces stress on weightbearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension-which aids in better sleep-and can
help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. It is safe for a women to start receiving massage from 12 weeks right up to delivery!
Most of the massage is done in the sideline position with supportive, soft cushions which alleviates the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back pain and discomfort. Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, your therapist may utilize such massage techniques as Swedish
massage or certain techniques that address your specific requests and needs.
Children’s therapy addresses a variety of parents concerns, creating a safe healing environment in order to assist each child to achieve Harmony in all areas of their lives. Each session is uniquely designed combing techniques such as but limited to cranial sacral, reiki, and essential oils. Working with children at an early age can prevent long term issues from illnesses, injuries, and other traumas experienced. For more information and for specific concerns please contact Amanda directly. A parent is required to be present during sessions.
Raindrop Technique® combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex and massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This collection provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body - physically, mentally, and emotionally. We incorporate Seven Single Oils: Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress and Marjoram, as well as Two Blends: Valor and Aroma Seiz. Some reported Benefits, Removal of back pain, Stopped cold /flu, Euphoria, Felt energized, Relieved stress or anxiety, General reduction of pain, Experienced detoxification, Correction of scoliosis, Relief of sciatica, Lower blood pressure, Relief from arthritis, Helped alleviate migraines or recurring headaches, Lowered cholesterol, Helped insomnia, Relief of allergies, Relief of asthma and respiratory congestion, Relief from depression, Increased bodily movement, Mitigated side effects of chemotherapy.
Reflexology is a holistic medicine practice that involves massaging the feet. Practitioners maintain that the areas they massage contain reflex points that form a map of the body, and by using finger and thumb massage techniques, they achieve results in corresponding body parts or organs. Holistic medicine promotes healing with little use of surgical procedures or drugs.
The benefits of reflexology have been seen as lower stress levels, pain relief, lower blood presure and lower cholestrol.
Reiki is a Japanese word, which means “universal life force energy.” Plants, animals and all humans need universal life force energy for living, growing, and healing. It surrounds us in our daily lives. Since conception, humans have the ability to take in and/or release this energy within and throughout their being. However, problems in one’s life such as: difficult family background, school, work, environment, and but not limited to physical weaknesses can cause a block in the flow of energy. A decreased flow of life force energy results in dis-ease and a slower healing process.
In a Reiki session the therapist will place hands over the body to allow the energy within the body to recharge and balance. A typical reiki session is one hour.
Shamanic healing technique used for many purposes. A spinal clearing is very deep energy work, to assist you in releasing the past and moving into the future, clearing out residual energy from the central nervous system.
It is used in healing for those under stress, anxiety, with-holding release and holding tension in their back (the will centers). Can assist in healing fused discs & vertebrae. It can assist in allowing the natural curves of the spine to come into balance. It is known to support the release of depression, low self-esteem, low immune systems, kidney/bladder problems, as well as, healing for coccyx pain and sciatic nerve disfunction.
Any open skin lesions or wounds should not be massaged. In times of illness it is best for the body to rest, so if you are sick with a contagious condition please reschedule your appointment for when you are well.