Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep tissue massage is used for those who are experiencing chronic muscle tension or injury. As a result of this tension, the muscles, tendons and ligaments may have areas of adhesions (rigid tissue). Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. The technique involves a slow, sinking pressure which helps to break up adhesions, soften muscle tissue, and improve movement and flexibility. Deep tissue can be combined with Swedish techniques during a session.
Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Pregnancy Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a hands-on gentle bodywork technique that utilizes the client's inherent resources for change and healing. BCST helps to balance the craniosacral system (cranium, spine and sacrum), the nervous system, and endocrine system, which in turn helps to balance all the body systems. Challenges to health such as injury, illness, or trauma are held in the energy dynamics in the body along with the physical structure. BCST works in direct relationship to the physiology and structure of the body.
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique involving the laying on of hands on or just above the body. Reiki works with energy, or Qi (Chi), to help redistribute energy and help clear blockages that may be impeding the flow of energy in the body. Reiki greatly helps with stress reduction and triggers the bodyβ??s natural healing abilities.
Energy work includes chakra balancing and energy balancing. These techniques help to release stagnant energy and promote healthy Qi (chi, or energy). Chakra balancing is used to clear the chakra points and energetic pathways in the body, which redistributes energy where it is needed. Energy balancing focuses on the meridians and the physical structure of the body. These methods can be combined with other services.
Disclaimer: While the services at Elements of Wellness contribute to relaxation and an improved state of well-being, they are not intended to replace medical diagnosis and treatment. It is recommended that you consult your physician regarding any illness you may have. I do not diagnose illnesses, nor do I recommend diets, medical treatments or supplements.
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