Simply Grounded Therapeutic Massage
Aligning Mind, Body And Spirit

TECHNIQUES

 

Chair Massage/On-Site Massage

While in the chair, the patient's neck, back, shoulders, arms and hips are all accessible to the therapist. On-site massage refers to a massage therapist that goes directly to the client. The setting can be in the client's home or workplace, however corporate massage (where the employer hires a massage therapist to come into the office a few times per week to perform 10 to15 minute massages right in the work place) is becoming more and more popular as an employee incentive in the workplace.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body system. The CranioSacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which form the fluid-filled sac around the core of the nervous system - surrounding, nourishing, and protecting the brain and spinal cord.  The CranioSacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a small coin, skilled practitioners can monitor this rhythm by pinpointing the source of an obstruction or stress and remove the blockage and promote healing to the body..

Deep Connective Tissue Massage

Deep connective tissue massage is a form of intense massage that aims to release myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the body, and to break up any restrictive scar tissue. It has also been known to help relieve chronic tension, to increase the bodys range of motion, to improve posture and to enhance the natural harmony of the entire body and mind.

Esalen Tissue Work

Esalen tissue work is a style of massage therapy that combines the classical techniques of Swedish Massage with stokes specifically designed to target the muscles and the circulatory system. 

Healing Stone Therapy

Healing Stone therapy, also known as hot and cold stone therapy, is a type of massage that uses smooth, heated and cooled stones to relieve stiffness and soreness, and to restore energy to aching muscles and joints.  Today, a Western-style Swedish massage still employs a series of long, gliding strokes, kneading of the muscles, and vibrational taps that are so common when one thinks of massage.

Healing Touch

Healing Touch is a non-invasive therapy that works with the energy system of the body.  A holistic therapythatis frequently used as an adjunct to medical treatment. Treatments include light touch on specific points on the body with the goal of restoring energy and vitality, increasing well-being and supporting the body's ability to heal.  The Healing Touch practitioner uses a conscious, intentional process of directing energy through their hands to the patient either by contacting the patient's energy field and/or touching the body. Healing Touch utilizes additional specific techniques for direction and modulation of energy. Healing Touch has been shown to elicit a profound relaxation response, enhance wound healing, reduce post surgical pain and use of pain medication, reduce tension headache pain and anxiety, and to enhance mood and well-being in individuals with serious illness.

Hungarian Mud Body Wrap and Massage

A wonderful detoxification body wrap.  Warm, mineral, organic rich mud enriches and nourishes your skin while heat from the wrap releases toxins from your body. Skin is exfoliated with a soft brush, an aromatic mud is applied, and body is wrapped to hold in heat. After 20 minutes body wrap is removed and warm moist towels remove mud. A body Massage follows using a hydrating lotion for skin softness and relaxation.  A memorable spa experience!

Integrative Massage

Integrative massage therapy is a treatment that involves the integration of therapy techniques from a number of different modalities including massage, somatic therapy and bodywork techniques. Some of the other therapy techniques that may be incorporated are touch therapy, psychotherapy, movement repatterning, stress management reflective listening, hypnotherapy, and energy work approaches.

Myofascial Release
                                                                                                                                  The term Myofascial release is derived from the Latin words myo (or muscle) and fascia (or elastic band).  Its no wonder many massage therapists and chiropractors liken the stretching of muscles and ligaments to the stretching of an elastic band.

Polarity Therapy

Polarity therapy, which is sometimes called polarity balancing, is a biofield therapy that resemble Reiki in its emphasis on energy flow, human touch, and the energy centers (chakras) in the human body.  It integrates bodywork with diet, yoga-based exercise, and self-awareness techniques to release energy blockages in the patient's body, mind, or feelings. Polarity theory divides the body into three horizontal and four vertical zones (right, left, front, and back), each having a positive, negative, or neutral charge. Energy currents in the zones are correlated with five energy centers in the body corresponding to the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) of Ayurvedic medicine.

Reflexology

Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body and puts the body back in to balance.

Relaxation Massage
                                                                                                                                     A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effectsor for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A Reiki session treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

 Sports Massage

Perhaps the greatest benefit of a sports massage is that it consists of specific components designed to cut down on sports-related injuries. It specifically alleviates muscle tension and inflammation post-event, and provides a warm-up to loosen muscles for amateur and professional athletes pre-event.

Swedish Massage

Traditional Swedish massage was introduced by Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling, in Stockholm, Sweden in the year 1812. This massage technique is characterized by its firm, yet calming pressure that improves blood circulation, eases muscle tension, and improves flexibility.

Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic touch, or TT, is a form of energy therapy that developed in the United States. It is a noninvasive method of healing derived from an ancient laying-on of hands technique. In TT, practitioners alter the patient's energy field through a transfer of energy from their hands to the patient. A therapeutic touch session consists of five steps or  phases.