CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY (UPLEDGER INSTITUE TECHNIQUE)
A light touch holistic therapy that releases tensions deep in the central nervous system, and the body, so that every other system can relax and self-correct. CranioSacral Therapy can create dramatic improvements by releasing those deep stressors, tensions, pain and dysfunction naturally, strengthen your resistance to disease, and improve whole body health and performance.
CranioSacral Therapy can be effective for all ages from newborns to elders, and is performed on a padded massage table, with the client fully clothed.
- Craniosacral therapy has been used effectively for such issues as:
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Orthopedic problems
- Central nervous system disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Emotional difficulties
- Chronic fatigue
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome ( TMJ )
- Post – Surgical dysfunction
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Motor-Coordination impairments
- And many others conditions
Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of immobility and pain due to trauma, posture or inflammation. Connective tissue called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves and organs of the body. Points of restriction in the fascia can place a great deal of pressure on nerves and muscles causing chronic pain. This alternative medicine therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles in order to balance tissue and muscle mechanics and improve joint range of motion in order to relieve pain.
This modality uses the inherent connection between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems as the basis of its technique, which includes deeper touch, static pressure on specific points to relieve pain, and manipulation of muscle, tendon and connective tissue. Injury, postural distortions, repetitive stress and trauma can cause the nerves to create an imbalance in their message transmissions sent to the tissue, which makes the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. This technique therefore helps break the cycle of pain.
Offered to pregnant women after the first trimester, and with permission from their OB/GYN. An important and wonderful time for mother (and baby too!) to receive the benefits of this wonderful gift of touch!
This modality uses very specific pressure and techniques applied to points on the feet in order to effect positive changes in almost all our body systems. In addition it is extremely relaxing. You will be amazed at how fabulous you feel!
CLINICAL ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPY
Using a wide range of reputable, high quality, unsprayed, non-GMO, and organic essential oils, combined with the SCIENTIFIC understanding of PLANT CHEMISTRY ( backed by solid and recognized education ), clients have an INDIVIDUAL and SPECIFIC blend/product created for them for their physical, mental and /or emotional health and well being. Such blends are then used in office combined with any of the modalities offered, and/or applied by the client at home with directions for use.
AROMATHERAPY EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
NCBTMB Approved Provider Course:
“Introduction to the Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Massage” – 2 days, 14 CE hours.
Non-credit workshops including:
Your Epic An Aroma Journey
Green Clean Your Home
Aromatherapy First Aid Kit
Aromatherapy for Cold and Flu Season
Infant massage provides many benefits for the infant. A caring touch is good for everyone, but especially for infants who are new to the world and need the reassurance of someone special being there for them. However, there are some major benefits for the massage givers as well. They gain an increased awareness of the baby and his or her needs while enhancing the bonding process between care giver and baby. Research from experiments conducted at the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University has been cited for the clinical benefits massage has on infants and children. Touch therapy triggers many physiological changes that help infants and children grow and develop.
Studies have shown that infant massage alleviates the stress that newborns experience as a result of the enormous change that birth creates. They have just spent nine months in a home that fed them; kept them warm; brought them the oxygen they needed; took care of waste products; and provided a gentle rocking motion to soothe them. Now, the outside world has taken over, and things are not as simple as they were. Massage enables a smoother transition from the comfortable womb to that of humankind. The benefits of massage for the infant include:
- It helps baby learn to relax.
- It improves immune system.
- It promotes bonding and communication.
- It promotes positive body image.
- It decreases the production of stress hormones.
- It promotes sounder and longer sleep.
- It helps to regulate digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems.
- It helps relieve discomfort from gas and colic, congestion, and teething.
The benefits of massage for parents include:
- It improves parent-infant communication.
- It helps parents to understand and respond appropriately to baby’s nonverbal cues.
- It eases stress of parent who must be separated from child during the day.
- It promotes feelings of competence and confidence in caring for baby.
- It provides a special focused time that helps deepen bonding.
- It increases parents’ ability to help child relax in times of stress.
- It is fun and relaxing for parents to massage their children.
There are additional benefits that can be derived from infant massage to elicit positive outcomes for premature infants and disadvantaged mothers. They include:
- Cross-cultural studies show that babies who are held, massaged, carried, rocked, and breast fed grow into less aggressive and violent adults who demonstrate a greater degree of compassion and cooperation.
- Recent research demonstrates benefits for premature infants, children with asthma, diabetes, and certain skin disorders.
- Mothers with postpartum depression have shown improvement after starting infant massage.
- Teenage mothers have shown improved bonding behavior and interactions with their infants.