Massage Works Healing Center
Manipulation of soft tissue to restore balance, relax muscles, soothe the nervous system and increase range of motion. It improves circulation and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells and cleanses the tissue of metabolic waste. Therapeutic massage generally includes the entire body with special attention to areas of restriction.
Outcome-based massage is primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s). The patient presents with a diagnosis and is administered treatment after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and physically breaks down adhesions that block circulation and cause pain, limited movement and inflammation. It releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. Sometimes there can be stiffness or discomfort after a deep tissue massage that can be relieved thru the use of ice.
Body-Work therapies affect muscle tissue by working with other systems and structures of the body.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
A gentle treatment that utilizes the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. It can release restrictions throughout the body, including the head, spine, muscles and organs. A deeply relaxing therapy that relieves pain and reduces stress in both the mind and body. Incredible and magical effects experienced by clients occur because of it's light touch and cellular altering capabilities. Clients may stay fully clothed for this therapy or can combine it with massage. CST is recommended for those who have experienced physical trauma, are in severe or chronic pain, are sensitive to touch or are uncomfortable receiving massage.
Learn more at our CST Anatomy page.
The Brain Speaks
An advanced level of craniosacral therapy which explores the potential for communicating with all aspects of the brain and the possibilities that may be achieved. By tapping into the inner workings of the brain, effects can be experienced throughout the rest of the body. A blow to the head or a difficult childbirth can create restrictions within the brain that can have detrimental and life long effects.
Somato-Emotional Release (SER)
A therapeutic process that expands on the principles of CranioSacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of emotional trauma. Suppressed emotions can inhibit complete physical healing resulting in adverse affects to the body. Have you had emotional experiences in the past that continue to bother you today? Do you have feelings of indecision or feel mentally and emotionally stuck? Releasing trapped emotions can prompt the relief of obsessive thoughts, provide a greater sense of emotional freedom, and allow for more complete physical healing.
Aides the body systems that drain fluids, regenerate tissue, maintain a healthy immune system and filter out toxins. Therapists use flat hands to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
ENERGY HEALING THERAPY
Energy Healing utilizes the various energy systems of the body to raise, balance and strengthen the bodies vibration. Injured, diseased or stressed tissue have a low vibration. By helping to raise this vibration the body is better able to heal itself.
The energy systems of the body include the chakras and meridians. Restrictions occur in the energy body much the same way as they do in the physical body, thru the everyday activities of life. It is also possible for external energy to enter the body from physical or emotional trauma and become stuck there.
A unique approach to energy healing. The goal is to discover significant energetic blocks that are contributing to physical and emotional pain. It relies on the intuitive connection between client and therapist to quickly identify those restrictions in need of immediate attention. During a session, chakras and energy meridians are cleared and the body is grounded, centered and balanced resulting in healing at multiple levels.
Frees energy trapped in the tissues of the body caused by an external force. Once a physical injury has healed, the impact of the force that caused the injury can stay behind as trapped energy, or energy cyst. This is one reason old injuries can linger for years. When the trapped energy is dispersed it allows for more complete healing. Trauma Release is one of the few therapies that can benefit a fresh injury that is extremely painful.