Integrative Body Therapy
60 min•90 min•120 min
Sessions are made up of two essential phases, employing three tiers of therapeutic work. We begin with rhythmic muscular work and myofascial release to invite deep relaxation and reinforce the mind-body connection. During this phase, breath work, hot towels, warm flaxseed packs and essential oils are incorporated into the session depending on the individual's session goals and present state.
The first phase prepares the client for the almost meditative state of craniosacral therapy by relaxing the mind-body complex, using the connection of the mind and body to invite the client to be present, and phsyically warming and relaxing the muscles and fascia.
The second phase of the session uses mostly craniosarcral therapy to invite the body to balance, integrate, and heal itself via the mobilization of restrictions in the connective tissue around the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS and connective tissue around it are termed the craniosacral system.
This system is physiologically and structurally integrated with the entire body. By effecting the nervous system, immune system, and connective tissue system, amongst other things, this phase of the session has the capacity to enact deeper and more lasting healing.
Thus, this combination of modalities has the potential to be more deeply relaxing as well wonderfully effective as a therapy for many types of imbalances and complaints.
**60 minute sessions preserve sufficient time for the second phase of by only working on a few focus areas OR only doing a relaxing full-body approach rather than having time for both, as longer sessions do (~20 minutes of the session).
** 90 minute sessions are split into a 30-40 minute first phase and 60-50 minute second phase.
** 120 minute sessions can be split 50/50 between the two phases. Clients also have the option to do 60 minutes of bodywork and 60 minutes of yoga.
60 min •90 min
Craniosacral Therapy uses light touch to assess where the body is congested or out of balance and to invite the body to heal itself. CST does so by releasing and mobilizing restrictions in the connective tissue surrounding the central nervous system, especially those around the cranium and sacrum.
Because the central nervous system and dura (the connective tissue around the brain and spinal chord) are anatomically and physiologically continuous with the rest of the body, craniosacral therapy is a whole body approach. This, in conjuction with the inseperable connection between structure and function, equip craniosacral therapy with the potential to be therapeutic and preventative to the extent that any condition is structurally based (such as mood imbalances or chronic pain caused by inflammation, etc…).
The Upledger Institute website explains:
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Central Nervous System Disorders
Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Spinal Cord Injuries
For a more in-depth explanation see this PDF from the Upledger Institute’s website.
Myofascial release treats the 3D matrix of connective tissue that brings together the entire body. It holds in place and allows our muscles, organs, nerves, skin and vessels to be nourished and it is often where trauma, muscle memory, and restrictions are stored in the body.
This effective technique does not use oil. Rather, it uses light to medium compression and tractioning following the path of least resistence to invite adhesions to release and rehydrate. My practice is based upon techniques taught by the Barnes Institute.
Please contact me in advance for further information and instruction. :)
Private 1:1 Yoga Instruction
60 min • 90 Min • 120 min • or as part of 120 minutes integrative body therapy session
Personalized yoga practice to explore another avenue of the mind/body relearning it’s natural balance and health. Instruction can focus on asana, meditation, or breath work depending on the individual’s preferences.
Option to practice for the full time, or to co-create a daily practice you can take home, practice on your own, and develop your own relationship with.
Classes are followed up with a write-up of the practice.
**Option to record for personal use.
** Option to receive a small amount of craniosacral therapy during savasana.
This service is very complimentary to the bodywork as it is a way for you to continue to realign, restore, and heal yourself on a daily basis.
This time can also be used to go over self-care techniques such as stretching, myofascial stretching, myofascial rolling, self-treatment, etc…
Have any questions about the techniques I practice or logistics? I’m always happy to talk and share more!
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Currently available Mondays and Wednesdays! Clients who schedule far enough in advance may be able to book on other days.
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Integrative body therapy
myofascial release (Barnes)
PRIVATE 1:1 YOGA INSTRUCTION
ACUPRESSURE & REIKI