Cranio Sacral Therapy
Trigger Point Work
Esalen massage stimulates your energies and your self-healing powers. Various techniques such as, long connecting strokes, deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, stretching and sometimes rocking are combined into a nurturing, individually tailored whole body oil massage. (from head to toe). That can be your (body) experience: Blocked energy flows freely again, circulation is increased, tight muscles are softened and tension, anxiety, stress and fatigue reduced or released and you will have a feeling of wholeness and security. Most of the techniques below may be integrated. Back to top
I use acupressure, an ancient Chinese method of healing, in all my massage treatments. Using finger pressure on key acupressure points, it is helpful in treating back pain, headaches, insomnia, constipation, emotional disturbances and many other symptoms of disease. Acupressure will open up areas in the body that initially are not receptive nor responsive to mechanical stimulation. Back to top
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio Sacral Therapy works with the pulse of the cerebral spinal fluid, the fluid surrounding and imbedding the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. The pulse can be palpated almost anywhere in the body. Supporting the movement often strengthens and balances the pulse. Working with the cranial pulse relaxes most people very quickly. It balances the autonomous nervous system, (sympathetic and parasympathetic). If we have a hard time relaxing the sympathetic nervous system is too active. This is very common in our society. In a very gentle way, Cranio Sacral Therapy manipulates and resets the bones of the scull that often are stuck together and therefore not freely moving, as they are supposed to. It also releases deep tension in the spinal column and sacrum. Back to top
Trigger Point Work
A trigger point is an area of local nerve facilitation, hightned sensitivity, in a muscle or associated connective tissue that creates small areas of tension or micro spasm. This points are sensitive to pressure and occur in muscles that are aggravated by stress of any sort affecting the body or mind of the individual. They are frequently found in muscles related to joints that have a limitation in their range of motion, a previously insured shoulder joint, for example. Moving the affected muscle and holding the trigger point simultaneously often releases the tension present and allows the joint to move beyond the current limitation. In other words, a re-education takes place. In addition, the movement of the muscle brings release with less pressure and pain. Back to top
This is a technique where the body's intelligence and self-adjusting mechanisms come into play, supporting the release of deep sitting tension. The practitioner listens, or senses what the body indicates, how it wants to move, and supports what the body wants to do. It may be the whole body, for example twisting of the torso, or as small as the muscles and tissues around your eyes that unwind.
The process of unwinding proceeds in a simple manner. When first experienced, the practitioner induces the unwinding by removing the effects of gravity, usually by supporting the body part in the air. The practitioner can then “listen” for and follow any movement indicated by uneven tension in the related muscles or connective tissue.
Under such conditions one’s body will move to self-correct tension. It may also return to positions associated with trauma to a given body part (be it having fallen on an arm, hit with a ball or the impact of an accident, etc.). In this case, the body can then process the residing memory, and experience relaxed ways of releasing the tensions of the trauma. Some times pain sensation or nausea may temporarily return allowing the recipient to finally process them as well. Back to top
... is a short version of massage that can ease the stress of your everyday life, or may serves as an introduction to massage. It acts as a simple, quick and effective way to release physical and emotional tension. The treatment focuses on back, neck and shoulders and calms and clears the mind. Chair Massage is delivered as you are comfortably seated in an ergonomically designed chair, dressed in your everyday clothing. The massage takes 15 - 30 minutes.
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