Often I am asked the question, “What is CranioSacral Therapy?” Cranio refers to the bones of the head. Sacral refers to the tailbone. A craniosacral therapist uses the bones of the head and sacrum to release the central nervous system (CNS) creating relaxation in the body from the inside out. As the CNS relaxes, signalsContinue reading CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY: A TOUCH MODALITY →
Has your body been “speaking” to you lately about the stress in your life? When you stop to rest is there an ache in your shoulder or neck? Is bending over to pick up your child or pet sending pain through your spine? Are you or a loved one having difficulty finding a comfortable way toContinue reading Body Talk: I’m talking to YOU! →
Breath is the most important pulse in our body. Without breath, they say, there would be no life. A wide variety of meditation techniques use breath control as the way into quiet. The teacher reminds the class, “Return to the breath, when your mind wanders. Bring yourself back to the present moment.” When you watch yourContinue reading Body Talk: Three Part Breath Part 2 →
Years ago as a new massage therapist, I found pressing on an aching body created more discomfort, rather than less. A day or two would pass for my clients to begin feeling better following a session in my office. Over time I began to look for a modality which created less pain, deeper release and allowed myContinue reading Body Talk: CranioSacral Therapy – Stillness →
CrainioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands on technique which releases restrictions around the central nervous system (CNS), including the brain and spinal chord, relaxing the body from the inside out. During a CST session, the client will become quiet from within, relaxing deeply into a restful state. As the CNS releases and relaxes, theContinue reading Body Talk: CST and the Brain →
When you consider receiving a massage for the first time, what goes through your mind? Will I have to undress? Will it hurt? Can I trust someone to touch me? Massage therapists are trained to honor your personal space during a session. The massage license requires us to appropriately draped your body during a massageContinue reading Body Talk: Personal Space →
When a client calls in pain and my schedule is booked, I often recommend a hot bath with Epsom salt. As we begin to get out of the house in spring to rake, weed, plant and sow seed, our bodies become achy with the new ways of moving. Taking time to rest and relax atContinue reading Body Talk: Epsom Salts Bath →
When you lay down on the massage table, your body will likely begin to relax into the table. As you continue to lay flat, the breathe may come into your awareness. The inhalation and exhalation of the breath may become the only sensations you feel as your body gives way to gravity. This is aContinue reading Body Talk: Three Part Breath →
Massage therapy is complementary care to your appointments with the physical therapist. Physical Therapists are trained to diagnose and prescribe movement therapies to address the injury as it is presented by the body. Massage Therapists are trained to relax the body, treating tightness in muscles, tendons, and joints. These approaches to the body complement oneContinue reading Complementary Care: Massage Therapy and PT →
Have you or a family member been effected by infertility? Studies have shown that decreasing stress levels with CranioSacral Therapy can improve fertility as much as 60%. Follow this link for more information: CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle technique which relaxes the body from the inside out. Practitioner’s hands gently hold the body, listening forContinue reading Massage in the News: CST and Pregnancy →
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