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Rain Drop Therapy

Rain drop technique is a gentle relaxing health promoting process that involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the feet, back and spine. It is a form of aromatherapy developed by D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Oils and inspired by Lakota traditions.

Raindrop combines various aspects of Native American healing techniques with aromatherapy. It utilizes the power of essential oils and feather stroking touch to assist in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment. At least nine highly antimicrobial essential oils are “vitaflexed” (a gentle pressing and rolling movement) onto the feet. In addition theses same oils are dropped and feathered gently along the spine from waist to neck. Within 20 minutes each of the oils is able to reach every cell of the body. The process takes about an hour to complete, however the oils will continue to work in the body for up to one week following a treatment.

Benefits may include: a boost the immune system, detoxification of petrochemical, cessation of cold or flu symptoms, relief from stressor anxiety, alleviation of muscle and verve pain, relief of chronic back pain. Conditions such as viral infections, scoliosis and chronic fatigue also benefit from the technique. Some who have received a Raindrop procedure have reported a release of emotions such as grief and fear patterns.

In rare cases headaches, tiredness, and nausea may be experienced as a result of the detoxification of the body. These symptoms are temporary.

CranioSacral Therapy

Developed by John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., this manual therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the operation of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, enhance health, and strengthen resistance to disease.

The CranioSacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth – which make up the cranium- down to the sacrum, or tailbone.

An imbalance or restriction in the CranioSacral system can cause sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairment, learning disabilities and other dysfunctions.

The gentle use of five grams of pressure – roughly the weight of a nickel – to test for restrictions in various parts of the CranioSacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself.

Lymph Drainage

Lymph is a fluid, which is distributed throughout the body with the blood. As the blood passes through the very tiny capillaries, the lymph seeps out, taking with it oxygen and nutrients. In the tissue spaces, it surrounds every cell and supplies it with nourishment. On its return to the heart, lymph picks up the by-products of cell function, waste products, viruses, and bacteria, and takes them through a separate system of vessels to the blood, called lymphatic vessels. These lead to filters called lymph nodes, where the lymph is treated and filtered before returning to the heart. Lymph also relies on the action of the deep muscles to create compression and move it along its vessels. However, in the layer just below the skin the lymph fluid has to find its own drainage, as very little muscle action exists there. If there is any blockage along the way, or if too much fluid is produced, lymph tends to accumulate create swelling, known as edema. Very light massage strokes help to drain lymph fluid and to reduce edema.

Myofascial Release

This unique form of massage targets the fascia, the thin tissue that covers every organ, muscle and fiber in the body.  Myofascial release is a hands-on technique involving the application of stretches and pressure to the fascia and muscles.  It relieves tension and pain by releasing and lengthening the fascia, which allows muscles to return to their correct position, length and function.

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Emotional Benefits
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Massage can help. Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain and, in combination with other appropriate health care measures can help heal certain conditions and prevent their return. In some cases massage can reduce or even eliminate the need for medication or surgery. Listed below are just a few of the most common conditions massage may help with both therapeutically and mentally.

  • Helps relieve stress and aids in relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension related headaches and effects of eye strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation after injury
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Helps relieve shoulder pain
  • Relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia
  • Helps depression
  • Improves Neuropathy
  • Excellent for chronic pain management
  • Helps relieve neck & back pain
  • Reduces hyper-activity

Swedish

This massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage was developed in the 1700′s be a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.

The main purpose of Swedish massages is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

This massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. It also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.

Chair Massage

Benefits for your company:

  • Encourages employees to take responsibility for good body management
  • Increases employee productivity
  • Decrease sick days and potentially reduce injury claims
  • Creates a healthy atmosphere
  • Increase employee appreciation and loyalty to the company
  • Takes only 20 minutes out of a person’s day

Benefits for your employees:

  • Acupressure ‘best for back pain’
  • Pain relief from sore, tight muscles
  • Health benefits are immediate and increase with frequency
  • Improves mental alertness and concentration though relaxation
  • Effective for repetitive movement Problems (RSI)
  • Gives employees the feeling they are cared about
  • Creates awareness of harmful habits

Company Stress Is Costing You Money

  • Almost 90% of Doctor visits are stress related.
  • Up to 80% of industrial accidents are due to stress.
  • Over 50% of lost work days are stress related.

Great For Any Company Function

  • Customer Appreciation
  • Holiday & Office Parties
  • Sporting Event Parties

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Visceral Manipulation

Organ-Specific Fascial Mobilization

Developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), PT

Visceral Manipulation
Visceral Manipulation was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. At optimal health, the relationship between the organs (viscera) and structures of the body (muscles, membranes, fasciae and bones) remains stable despite the body’s endless varieties of motion. But when one organ can’t move in harmony with its surrounding viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against all the body’s organs and structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. That chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for disease and dysfunction.

Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body’s visceral system (the heart, liver, intestines and other internal organs) to locate and alleviate these abnormal points of tension throughout the body.

VM employs specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. Trained practitioners use the rhythmic motions of the visceral system to evaluate how abnormal forces interplay, overlap and affect the normal body forces at work. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Benefits of Therapeutic Essential Oils

What is all the buzz about therapeutic essential oils?

An essential oil is the volatile lipid soluble portion of the fluids of plants, herbs, spices and flowers; sometimes called the lifeblood! Oils are mixtures of hundreds of compounds that have healing properties’ both for the body and the mind. Therapeutic essential oils differ from aromatherapy oils in that they are a product of steam distillation and contain the beneficial compounds of the original plant. The molecules of essential oils are very small thereby able to travel around the human body penetrating easily into tissues and cells. Additionally, oxygen molecules in the oils assist in carrying nutrients around the body. Oils are very powerful antioxidants and so create an unfriendly environment for cell damaging free radicals. Tests performed on essential oils show that they kill bacteria, fungi and viruses while bringing balance to the body.

The aroma of essential oils stimulates the emotional center in the brain and help promote feelings of happiness as well as release unpleasant emotional memories. Oils are also piezoelectric, they carry a frequency and raise the frequency of the body when applied. Higher frequencies are synonymous with beneficial health and wellbeing.

Essential oils are unlike fatty oils in that they are not greasy to the touch.

There are several ways to use the oils, they can be applied topically, ingested, inhaled and diffused. If an oil is found to be too strong it can be diluted with a pure carrier oil such as olive or almond oil.

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