Myofascial Release is a technique that brings the body back to proper alignment. It is very effective for treating pain and restoring movement in areas of the body that are restricted due to injury, scar tissue from surgery, emotional stress or poor posture. “Fascia” is a network of dense connective tissue that covers every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel as well as our internal organs. It is one seamless web that intertwines the entire body. If you think of the fascia like the yarn of a sweater, you can see that a “pull” or tightness in one area can spread to other places in the body. These restrictions can put pressure on sensitive structures as the fascia starts to bind to underlying tissues, causing pain and limited movement. Through gentle and sustained stretching and massage the fascia is lengthened and the body is brought back to proper alignment.
Swedish Massage enhances circulation, relaxes muscles and soothes the nervous system. Using oil, or cream, a variation of long gliding strokes and deeper more therapeutic strokes are used to soften muscle tissue and improve the circulation of blood and lymph in the body. This increased circulation delivers nutrition to all cells as well as cleanses the tissues of metabolic waste, increasing health and immunity. Muscle tension is released, allowing the body to enter a deep state of relaxation which promotes further healing. Swedish Massage is used as a basis for deeper work.
Reiki is a simple yet powerful healing technique that uses touch to promote stress reduction and relaxation. The word Reiki comes from the two Japanese words: “Rei” meaning the cosmic, universal aspect of energy, and “Ki” for the life force flowing in all living beings. When our “Ki” is low, it feels as though we’re running on empty. We’re more susceptible to illness and injury. The purpose of Reiki is to raise our energy level to its maximum, free-flowing state. When our energy is flowing properly, our bodies are better able to heal and restore themselves. Reiki works in harmony with medical treatment and is being used in hospitals to shorten healing time, reduce pain and facilitate recuperation. Reiki can be used on its own or combined with other massage techniques.