Since everyone experiences life through one medium?their bodies?professional Rolfer Jed Bentley uses his hands-on skills to ensure those bodies are in good working order. As a certified Rolfer, Jed has studied the ways in which all parts of the body are connected, and he knows how to correct ailments with manual adjustments of the fascia?the body's connective tissue. When fascia constricts, it causes bodily pain and poor posture. Once it has been adjusted during a Rolfing session, the body can stand taller and straighter without any additional effort and with less pain. Jed emphasizes that Rolfing addresses emotional troubles as well as physical ones?clients should be open to long-lasting emotional change as well as physical, usually within a few months. Clients who wish to better acquaint themselves with the Rolfing process can peruse the FAQ here.
Acupuncture is a 2,500 year old form of medicine from China which in the United States has become a leading choice for the treatment of pain and hundreds of other conditions. During a typical treatment very thin, solid, hair like needles are placed with little or no sensation at specific points on the body. The stimulation
Rami Kouhana has devoted the last 20 years of his life healing others using holistic therapies. He combines bodywork, energy work, therapeutic movements, and meditation practices into custom sessions that combat chronic pain, both physical and mental. Sessions can include a shiatsu massage or yoga poses supplemented with spiritual life coaching. Rami also is well versed in tai chi and dance.
At Vitality Health Services, patients achieve their health goals with the help of Dr. Rishi Shahani's cadre of considerate, professional chiropractic professionals. During the eight-point chiropractic consultation, a trained therapist delves into your health history with an emphasis on events, conditions, and poorly executed cannonballs that could be affecting the well-being of your hindside. The ensuing 60-minute Swedish massage is tailored to tame specific symptoms using a combination of five different strokes to tap, knead, lift, and vibrate cantankerous columns. Relax as muscles are soothed, stimulated, and encouraged to try spot-on Slinky mimicking down stadium stairs.
Vital Body Therapy's studio makes every class feel special. Inside the spacious house that’s been turned into a boutique studio, natural sunlight streams onto the hardwood floors of the long room where yoga and core sessions are held. The intimate classroom space is limited to just 10 students, which allows the experienced instructors to focus on each participant. Vital Body Therapy also offers skincare, such as facials and waxing, along with bodywork, such as massage therapy and Rolfing.
Lead by Dr. Tonya Fleck-D'Andrea, N.D., an all-female team of naturopathic doctors and massage therapists at Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center soothes bodies with holistic care in a nurturing environment. First-time patients create a personalized treatment plan during a two-hour consultation with a licensed N.D. (naturopathic doctor). In these sessions, the doctors review lab work done in the past year, go over current medication, and discuss the client’s health concerns to establish a regimen designed to treat these issues and prevent conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and turf tonsils. The Center's specialists strive to establish an open dialogue with patients when tailoring therapies by performing physicals and ordering new lab work only as necessary. Precision healing also comes from the hands of licensed massage therapists, whose cross-training in Swedish massage, Craniosacral therapy, and acupressure create a single super-modality sent from the future to terminate knotted muscles and release stress-induced tension.