The goal of an Osteopathic & Manual Therapy Treatment is to calm the sympathetic nervous system and activate the healing para-sympathetic nervous system through rhythmic soft tissue manipulations. Some deeper work including joint manipulations alongside massage techniques that may be uncomfortable or slightly painful may be included in such a treatment; however, the importance of providing symptomatic relief by treating the system as a whole remains the priority. Osteopathic & Manual Therapy treatments have a myriad of health benefits and are customized to meet the individual needs of every client.
The goal of Massage is to alleviate pain and dysfunction within the soft tissues and joints of the body while stimulating the powerfully healing parasympathetic "rest and digest" system through rhythmic motion. A patient can expect to experience relaxation alongside some mild discomfort as their therapist works within deeper structures of the body. Treatment massage can include deeper massage techniques such as fascial scraping and fascial manipulation, cupping, stretching, muscle release techniques as well as deeper petrissage. Alternatively Relaxation Massage traditionally uses lighter pressure and gentler techniques in order to obtain the greatest healing impact via the parasympathetic response. Your Massage treatment is tailored to each individual and it is important to discuss your goals of either treatment or relaxation (or both!) prior to each appointment in order for you to get the most out of your treatment.
Acupuncture is an effective way to treat tight muscles, chronic pain, anxiety, emotional disorders, fatigue, headaches, stress, sleep disturbances and many other conditions and symptoms of conditions. During your Acupuncture treatment super thin “Hair Like” solid needles are inserted into the body at select points across the body. In ancient Chinese medicine, needling key points on the body promotes the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”) and encourages healing. Your Acupuncture Practitioner may also choose to use electroacupuncture to pass a gentle electric current through the placed needles, greatly enhancing the effectiveness of certain types of treatment. For most patients, acupuncture is a painless treatment that has been proven to provide both immediate and long lasting symptomatic relief.
Cupping is used to treat pain, improve scar tissue, alleviate fascial restrictions, reduce swelling and help remove knots within muscles. During a treatment plastic cups are attached to the body by creating suction via a hand pump. The skin and underlying tissue is drawn up into the cups which are then either left in place or gently dragged across the skin. Your Massage Therapist may also use range of motion or stretching techniques while the cups are applied in order to achieve more effective results. The process of cupping causes surface capillaries to break leaving a mark on the skin that is essentially the same as a hickey. These red to purple marks can last from a few hours to a few days and can be slightly tender. Cupping can be done either as a stand-alone treatment or incorporated into a massage.
This treatment consists of a 60minute assessment massage and a 30minute rehabilitation exercise training appointment. The initial massage focuses on identifying and addressing muscular imbalances which are the leading cause of chronic pain and injuries.
By providing a long term solution to correcting muscular imbalances this rehabilitation program is the ultimate solution to eradicating pain and preventing injury. For more information regarding this unique treatment
Indie head massage focuses on the muscles and connective tissue of the face, neck, scalp, upper back and shoulders. This relaxing treatment has a balancing effect on the central nervous system and is based on the Ayurvedic healing systems that incorporate the use of therapeutic essential oils. Traditionally Indie head massage is used to treat migraines, tension headaches, sinus infections, inflammation and anxiety and is a wonderful treatment to promote relaxation while effectively easing muscular tension.