Swedish Fusion Massage
This is a light and relaxing massage that utilizes long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. This soothing massage aids with circulation, recovery and lymph movement.
Therapeutic & Trigger Point Massage
Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, your therapist can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. Therapeutic massage is designed to reduce injuries and alleviate inflammation.
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat pain and restriction of motion due to fascial disfunction. The direct myofascial release method works on the restricted fascia throughout the body. Practitioners use slow, deep pressure to change the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep connective tissues are reached and released. Myofascial release can help with injuries, scar tissue buildup and pain.
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. (from upledger.com)
Emily has been certified by the International Cupping Therapy Association. The ancient art of cupping has been used for millennia to treat chronic and acute conditions. Cupping can be beneficial in treating orthopedic conditions, neuromuscular dysfunctions, sports injuries, TMJ disfunction, fibromyalgia, trigger point pain, traumatic injuries, and chronic conditions. Cupping therapy can used for detoxification as well as to reduce cellulite, scar tissue, stretch marks, spider veins and wrinkles. The affect of cupping on the lymph system can boost immunity, help eliminate cellular waste, and aid in recovery from surgery.
Emily has been trained by the Barral Institute. “Viscera” relates to the internal organs of the body, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation, or VM, does not focus solely on the site of pain or dysfunction, but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, as well as restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques. VM therapy re-establishes the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health.(from www.barralinstitute.com)
Emily is an Usui Reiki Master. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results. (from Reiki.org)