A deep tissue style massage. Painful tissue is targeted in order to address any dysfunction that may be the cause of pain. Deep tissue does not always mean aggressive. The majority of my treatment sessions tend to be slow moving and with varying degrees of pressure in order to allow for my clients to relax so that I can get to a deeper level of muscle tissue. It is important during a deep tissue massage to stay relaxed and avoid tensing, otherwise maximum benefit cannot be achieved.
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CranioSacral therapy is a very gentle and light touch type of therapy. There is not a lot of friction, the touch is more of a light hold over certain areas of the body that help to assess and restore cerebrospinal fluid rhythm and flow.
Why is this important?
Cerebrospinal fluid is what your nervous system is floating in. It acts as waste removal for neurons, and if the cerebral spinal flow is blocked, symptoms such as fatigue and lethargy tend to be present. There are many reasons to have a craniosacral therapy session, but here are some that I have treated in the past:
chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, adjunct therapy for oncology patients, post concussion syndrome, migraines, TMJ, chronic low back pain lingering >6 months, and autoimmune disorders.
This therapy is scheduled for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for rest and recovery after the session.
This massage is a medium to firm touch. It focuses on more superficial tissue layers, with the intent to move and improve the flow of lymphatic fluid. Lymphatic fluid is the waste removal system for the rest of your body outside of the nervous system. All cellular waste is meant to end up here, and then travel on to exit your body. Lymphatic fluid is heavy as it accumulates, and left untreated, a number of medical complications can arise due to the excess fluid in limbs (arms and legs).
Most deep tissue sessions require a small amount of lymphatic drainage in order to get to the deeper layers of tissue. I encourage at minimum, one lymphatic massage per year, especially after an illness or injury that requires your body to work hard at recovering.
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This is the massage you want, the pain relief you need, and the safety you require for peace of mind. Pillows and positioning are key here, and I have everything you need to find the most relaxing position. As the baby grows and your belly grows with it, your center of gravity moves forward and challenges most of the posterior muscle chain to work constantly. It is a lot of change to try to keep up with, but massage can help you navigate for a more enjoyable pregnancy experience.
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Due to required equipment, at home prenatal
massage is available on a case by case basis.