NMT is a deep tissue massage addressing trigger points in tight and painful muscles to dramatically relieve pain. This can be integrated with Swedish techniques to include the rest of the body. This is especially beneficial for anyone with pain.
Athletes, dancers, and people with physically demanding professions often need specific care to stay fine tuned. Sports massage can address problem areas and energize the body for the optimum performance.
Manual Lymph Drainage
MLD gently flushes the lymph pathways to drain local areas of swelling. It releases stagnant fluids and promotes more efficient circulation. The use of alternating hot and cold stones can be added to this technique to promote even more circulatory assistance. This is especially beneficial pre and post surgery or after acute injury.
Pregnancy, Birthing and post Partum Massage
As a birth coach or doula, I work with Moms (and Dads too), during the amazing and emotionally complex journey of bringing new life into the world. I have attended approximately 100 births offering the laboring mom support with massage techniques and coaching. I am also certified in Infant Massage, and teach that to new Moms and Dads.
This is a remarkable system that stimulates nerve points, resetting the body to heal itself. It is especially beneficial in addressing physical or emotional trauma and range-of-motion difficulties..
Neuro Structural Integration
NST is similar to traditional Bowen work, but employs a different series of nerve stimulating patterns. It can also provide added solutions to problems that don't respond fully to Bowen work.
Active Isolated Stretching
AIS is a complex system of assisted stretching that uses muscle energy principles to effectively open range-of- motion in every joint in the body. This is beneficial for people who have especially tight bodies, and tend to resist stretching on their own. The after effects are as energizing and relaxing as massage.
This system of emphasizes the reflex points on the hands and feet, which directly correspond to other parts of the body in distress. This is especially beneficial for people who work on their feet or have foot problems.
CST is a very light touch technique with origins in Osteopathy. It connects to the deepest rhythms of the cranial and spinal fluids and is most helpful for head injuries and for old traumas that are held in the nervous system.
This is the most traditional form of relaxing massage that increases whole body circulation, relaxation, and awareness.
Hot Stone Massage
Heated volcanic stones in my hands are a wonderfully soothing addition while working with chronicly tight muscles. Please ask for hot stones when you make your appointment.
I teach new moms and dads to massage their new baby as part of the bonding process. It is a wonderful way to help your new child discover their body and learn to relax.
Our animals have the same tendencies to injury and over use soreness as we do. The Bowen Technique for large and small animals is called Equine Muscle Release Technique and Cat and Canine Muscle Release Technique. It has been adapted for horses, dogs and cats, to stimulate their natural healing capacities. As with Bowen for people, it can correct restrictions and misalignments in the connective tissue, restoring balance to the different systems in the body. In situations were both animal and their owner have similar physical issues, and I find it is helpful to give both of you a session at the same time. In situations were both animal and human guardian have the same physical issues, and I find it is helpful to treat both of you at the same time.
SE or Somatic Experiencing
The many forms of trauma overwhelm different parts of our bodies and souls. By bringing awareness to sensation, emotion, images, movements and the meanings we ascribe to these events, things that have been frozen into the past can be released.
Early traumas influence how our bodies and personalities develop. There are ties between developmental stages and certain muscle groups, and working with those areas of the body can help restore missing resources for confidence.
Hellinger Constellation Work
By linking current life situations (like illness, depression, relationship difficulties or career problems) with hidden family and generational patterns, you can separate your story from that of your ancestors. This method provides a living map of the complexity of family and other interpersonal dynamics, and is an exceptionally effective way of helping individuals, couples and families experience new ways of relating.
Tied into the deepest suffering are distorted beliefs about who we are, and whether we belong here. By holding points on the palm, the connections between the negative beliefs and the physical dis-ease can be re-wired for positive potential and freedom.
TRE or Trauma Releasing Exercises
By doing a series of gentle exercises, that stimulate the release of held tensions, you can be empowered to release trauma on your own. The goal of all trauma work is a self-regulating resilience.
Because homeopathic remedies also have both physical symptoms and a distinct psychological profile, these modalities are also very helpful revealing deeper roots to the problem, as well as speeding up your healing process.
Mind-Body Bowen applies the traditional Bowen technique in a slightly different way. Because Bowen works directly with the nervous system, it has a unique ability to connect our emotional issues to our physical discomfort. The trauma can become frozen in cellular memory, and interfere with one of our basic resources: resilliance. The Bowen "moves" provide a catalyst for the body to process the traumatic reactions both physically and emotionally, restoring greater peace and creativity.
Higher Alignment Relationship Coaching
There are many layers of our personality that can be defined in a relationship profile. This gives a couple a way to see their differences in an objective way that does not place blame, but names different styles of perception and character. Co-creativity in many areas of life can be cultivated with communication skills, empathy and trust.
What are the origins of Homeopathy?
The roots of Homeopathy go back to Hippocrates, the ancient Greek "Father of Medicine". In his writings Hippocrates mentioned two methods of healing: one by "contraries", and one by "similars". Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor (1755-1843), translated many ancient medical texts, reviving the methods of "similar" medicines into the modern system we know as Homeopathy. It is a highly respected system of holistic science that has been practiced throughout the world for centuries.
How do "similar" or "contraries" work?
Homeopathic remedies are "similars", and are comprised of minute dilutions of substances that subtly imitate the problem, stimulating the body to heal itself, thus the phrase "like cures like". Allopathic medicine employs "contraries", using different types of medicines and surgeries to suppress symptoms. The use of a "remedy" or a "similar" helps stuck symptoms move through the natural stages of healing rather than stopping them.
How does Homeopathy define disease?
Symptoms of disease pose limitations to our mental, emotional, and/or physiological well being. Homeopathy recognizes these symptoms as expressions of the body in distress; if properly listened to, they can provide clues to the cure. Acute diseases produce fever, pain, discharges, and often a change in disposition, and are easier to address. Chronic dis-eases produce symptoms that are degenerative, and require greater effort and more time to unravel their layers because of their complexity.
How does Homeopathy define health?
Health is freedom on all levels of our being: Physical, psychological, and emotionalwhen all components of our being are working in sync to optimize the quality of our lives.
What does "constitutional" mean?
Our "constitution" is our inherited body type, with patterns of strengths and weaknesses passed down from previous generations. A "constitutional remedy" is a remedy that attempts to cover the individual patterns of your condition as well as what stands out about you as a unique individual.
What is a Homeopathic Remedy?
Homeopathic remedies originate from substances extracted from the natural worldfrom animals, plants, and mineralsmany of which have proven successful over centuries of practice. They are prepared in a special process of dilution and succussion (shaking), that changes the properties from bio-chemical (as in herbal tinctures) to bio-energetic. They are highly diluted to remove any possible toxicity. Altogether, there are more than 2,500 Homeopathic remedies. A well chosen remedy, working on the principle of "like cures like," can be very powerful and long lasting.
My unique approach to the use of Homeopathic Remedies:
I work with you, paying close attention to your difficulties in an attempt to discover the ideal remedy. Together we look for the unique patterns expressed in your condition. What circumstances produced the problem? When did it begin? What makes it better or worse? Your dreams, your habits, your thoughts and feelings: all these may reveal something about your discomfort, and help me discover the right remedy. Using massage and mind-body therapies together with Homeopathy is another way to discern the roots of problem and to help alleviate it.
How is a Homeopathic remedy different from conventional medicine?
Rather than using modern diagnostic techniques, and disease labels employed by allopathic medicine, the homeopathic practitioner is more interested in the patient's subjective experience of the problem. Homeopathic treatment addresses both the common and unusual symptoms a person is experiencing. The person's attitudes and emotions can be integral components of the problem and may also provide valuable clues to discovering the correct remedy. After careful study, each Homeopathic remedy is custom selected for you, to address the totality of your symptoms and constitution.
What can I expect?
You can expect to feel better. When the correct remedy is given, it can work very quickly and dramatically to help your body heal the problem, especially when the problem is acute. If your difficulty is chronic, the process may take more time. In either case, it is not uncommon for the remedy to intensify the symptoms before they are neutralized. This is followed by gradual improvement as the body does what it needs to do to clear up old unresolved issues, and re-establish balance and wholeness.
How many sessions are required for results?
An acute remedy can take hours, or even several weeks to produce desired results. A constitutional remedy may require a second session within six weeks to evaluate progress. Subsequent treatments may be necessary depending upon results. There are many factors that influence the rapidity of healing: your hereditary vitality, the severity of the condition, the nature and quality of previous drugs taken, and persistent lifestyle choices that can present obstacles to healing. Homeopathy can also work with you as a complementary support if you are under Allopathic care for the condition.
My goals and commitment as a Homeopathic practitioner:
I do my best to respectfull address your difficulty in the context of you as a whole person, to help your body heal itself, using the best possible choice of Homeopathic Remedies, supported by Massage therapy, Body-Mind Psychotherapy. . .and prayer for the blessing of Almighty God, the Great Physician.