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Bodywork

The fascia, tendons and muscle tissue are a great indicator of dysfunction. Deficiencies, poor nutrition/absorption, decreased circulation, adrenal/energy fatigue,

hormonal changes, trauma, and excessive environmental conditions can lead to rigid

muscles, inaflammation, atrophy and/or pain. This can inhibit blood ow, lymph, waste

elimination, and eventually internal organ functions. Muscle balance is also important in

pain management especially with lifestyle conditions including sitting, lifting, poor sleep

habits, and long hours of overworking. This is where we begin.


We assess the body using orthopedic testing, palpating musculoskeletal findings,

TCM diagnostics, emotional and environmental factors, trauma, and medical history to

create a treatment custom to the individual, integrating with the patient’s physicians and

current treatment plan. Optimizing the best possible journey to health and wellness.

We treat the mind, body and spirit and its innate ability to heal itself. You are in

control of every session and our goal is to partner in your whole wellness and self care.

These modalities are stepping stones to that journey.


Therapeutic Massage:

Gentle to deep tissue manipulation with attention to areas of strain or discomfort.

Techniques may include:

       • Kneading: manually milking the muscle


       • Myofascial release: Slow shallow but stretching or releasing the fascia

          that lies on top of the muscles


       • Acupupressure : pressure of an acupuncture point to release

         tension or provide that points therapeutic properties


       • Triggor point therapy: similar to acupressure deep pressure


       • Joint mobilization: stretching, muscle resistant exercises,

         relaxed assisted joint range of motion


These techniques aim to bring muscle tension balance, reduce and relax stress by activating 

the parasympathetic nervous system, decrease inflammation and reduce pain.


Cranio-Sacral/Visceral/Meridian therapy:

Gentle manipulation and/or light pressure using the Central Nervous system along the

spine and head with Chinese meridians, overlapping the osteopathic and Chinese 

medicine theories. The compression of areas or holding sends signals to the central nervous

system and/or meridian. This activates the area of the body to harmonize and bring

homeostasis to the area of imbalance. Improving the circulation, eliminating lymph

buildup, reducing pain and/or increasing function. This is safe if the patient has acute or

chronic ailments, recent trauma such as car accidents and sports injury. Cranial work

enhances our rest and digest (parasympathetic nervous) system state reducing the

cortisol levels and side effects of stress in the long term flight or fight (sympathetic

nervous system) state.


This can reduce ailments from migraines, digestion, mental clarity issues, 

traumatic injury, eye strain, vertigo and unexplained nueromuscular pain.


These modalities depending on the patient work well together or individually.