CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. This includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch no greater than the weight of a nickel, I can release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Physical or emotional traumas the body has been holding on to may be released.
CranioSacral blended treatment
This is the session where all my combined years of knowledge come together. CST can address subtle underlying restrictions, activate the parasympathetic nervous system, and deeply relax, while massage and bodywork can still work on those tight knots and sore feet. This session can include deep tissue massage techniques, gua sha, Lymph Drainage Therapy, fascia work, positional release, or aromatherapy.
Lymphatic Drainage Technique
Lymph Drainage Techniqe (LDT) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. This is recommended for pre and post surgical healing, swelling, allergies, and promoting overall health. I am unable to perform this treatment if you are in your 1st trimester of pregnancy, have had lymph nodes removed or biopsied, or have lymphedema, active cancer, or serious circulatory or respiratory issues.
This is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique often referred to as “scraping”. Lotion is applied to the skin and then special Gua Sha tools are used to scrape the skin on areas of the body that have stagnant blood. It is traditionally used for upper respiratory ailments but I use it for pain management and scar tissue work. Areas of the body that are especially stagnant will produce a rash, or small red bruises called “petechiae” that will remain for several days.
Cancellation: New clients are required to make a 50% deposit for their appointment to be held. I require 48 hours notice prior to the appointment, made by a phone call, to refund the deposit. The remaining balance will be charge with less than 48 hours notice. Regular clients, please let me know 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged. A regular client is someone that has come to see me at least 3 times over the course of a year. In the event of severe weather, if the local school district, MCCSC, has cancelled school, appointments may be cancelled or rescheduled at no charge.
Arrival: Please arrive 10 minutes early to your appointment. Late arrivals will have their massage shortened to ensure the appointment doesn’t extend beyond the allotted time frame.
Inappropriate sexual behavior such as jokes, innuendos, physical contact or exposure will not be tolerated. In the event this should occur, you will be asked to leave immediately and pay for the full scheduled session.