Terminology

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Most well-known type of massage.  Focus is relaxation and superficial layers of muscles.

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Neurosomatic Therapy

An integrative manual approach that

analyzes dysfunctional postural and movement(bio-mechanical) patterns to create a comprehensive therapy program that includes the five stages of rehabilitation:

  • Eliminating Muscle Spasm

  • Restoring Flexibility

  • Restoring Proper Biomechanics

  • Increasing Muscle Strength

  • Increasing Muscular Endurance

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Myofascial

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is the prenatal use of massage therapy to support the physiologic, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, movement, and Oriental-based therapies, may be applied throughout pregnancy as well as during labor and the postpartum period.

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Chair Massage

A clothed massage seated in a chair or specially designed massage chair.  Duration is short and focus is on key tension areas that may include neck, shoulders, and lower back.

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Lavender

An oil distilled from lavender flowers, which are small aromatic evergreen shrubs of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. Lavender has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times.

 

Benefits: Anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties, promotes wound healing, neuroprotective effect, relieves stress and anxiety, helps with respiratory disorders,  promotes sleep, relieves pain, improves digestion, bug repellant, improves blood circulation, relieves congestion, helps treat head lice and scabies

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Eucalyptus

Oil from a fast-growing evergreen Australasian tree that has been widely introduced elsewhere. It is valued for its timber, oil, gum, resin, and as an ornamental tree and is chiefly used for it’s medicinal properties

 

BENEFITS:  Improves Respiratory Conditions, Relieves Cough, Improves Seasonal Allergies, Fights Infections, Reduces Pain and Inflammation, Alleviates Headaches, Aids Wound Care, Improves Earaches, Boosts Mental Clarity

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Salt Scrub

Salt is a disinfectant, antimicrobial, and antibacterial.  The level of salt affects energy levels, along with, cell activity and energy.  Used in a scrub enhances the effect of friction, a movement of Swedish massage.

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Smudging

The burning of herbs to purify the surrounding environment.  Has been used in spiritual rituals for ages.

Sage-  is antimicrobial and antibacterial.  Burning sage significantly decreases aerial bacteria.

Lavender- helps induce a state of calm, as it is known to reduce stress and anxiety

Palo Santo- stimulates the immune system and fights inflammation

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Meditation

Helps clear the mind of negative self-talk.  Negative self-talk creates the negative responses we have to stress.  The repeated negative responses to stress increase the susceptibility to chronic pain.

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Deep Tissue Massage

A more concentrated focus on affecting the deeper layers of muscles, where adhesions (knots) and chronic muscle tension reside.

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Trigger Point

Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.

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Acupressure

A traditional Chinese medicine bodywork technique based on the principles of acupuncture. Acupressure is the application of pressure rather than needles on specific points on the body to control symptoms such as pain or nausea

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Hydrotherapy

Therapeutic use of water in treatments and for pain relief

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Tea Tree

Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia.

 

Tea tree oil is commonly found in cosmetics, topical medicines, and household products.

 

Benefits: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti fungal, antiviral (some studies), acne, athlete’s foot, improves dry scalp, soothes skin irritations

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Bergamot

An oily substance extracted from the rind of a dwarf variety of Seville orange, used in cosmetics and as flavoring in Earl Grey tea

 

BENEFITS:  Helps alleviate stress and anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, prevents and fights infections, alleviates pain, boosts skin health, aids in digestion, natural deodorant, may help reduce fever, boosts oral health, fights respiratory conditions, helps lower cholesterol, and smells divine

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Self-Care

The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health

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Dry Brushing

Brushing the skin with a natural brush.  Cleans lymphatic system, removes dead skin layers, boosts immune system, and stimulates circulation.

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Magnesium Lotion

Helps restore magnesium levels that have been depleted by stress.  Magnesium is used in over 300 biochemical reactions, including nerve and muscle functions.

Modalities

Essential Oils

Self-Care Essentials