Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of firm, manipulative practice that focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). The primary goal of deep tissue massage is to reduce pain and discomfort, while improving the body’s ability to heal itself. Manipulative approaches such as deep tissue massage have been proven to reduce chronic pain, lower blood pressure, break up scar tissue, reduce stress, anxiety and muscle tension, improve athletic recovery and performance, and reduce symptoms of arthritis. Deep tissue massage helps to break down adhesions that disrupt circulation, and cause a limited range of motion and inflammation. Deep tissue massage has also been proven to increase oxytocin and serotonin levels in the brain.
Reflexology is an alternative method that involves the application of pressure on specific points in the feet. These points are theorized to be reflex areas that correlate to different body organs, systems, and muscle groups and that by pressing on these points you create beneficial effects in your body. Reflexology can be used on its own to decrease anxiety, asthma, headaches, PMS, muscle tension, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and cancer treatment, while enhancing kidney function, relaxation and sleep. Reflexology can also be used to compliment another modality.
Reiki is a healing touch technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and overall healing. It is based on the theory that an unseen life force energy flows through each one of us and when our life force energy is low we become more susceptible to illness and disease. On the contrary, when our life force energy is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is a natural, simple, and safe method of healing and self-improvement. Reiki treats the whole person, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally and is effective in helping virtually every known illness and ailment. Reiki can be received both on its own or as a compliment to another modality.