My practice holds an emphasis on deep Fascial Massage Therapy. I also incorporate Craniosacral Therapy into my practice to better accommodate the many different ways our bodies like to communicate and receive. My goal is to eliminate pain and to untether the body from specific unhealthy patterns of movement. I believe every body has a voice. Depending on well we can hear this voice dictates the volume in which it speaks. I focus on listening to the body's voice and re-establishing connection. With a variety of pressure, I can provide a massage that is individually tailored to your needs. Please enjoy my website and learn about how these modalities can be beneficial for you.
Fascia is a huge spider web that connects the body across joints. It begins at the most shallow layer of your bone, weaving its way through muscle and organ and connects just below the outer layer of your skin. It quite literally looks like a spider web. It is genetically and hormonally influenced. This tissue also carries the ability to "knit" back together with enthusiasm creating "scar tissue". Scar tissue can also form by every day patterns. If these patterns are less efficient, or just purely repetitive, your fascia will adapt. In my mind, this tissue is a very big part of who you are. And I like to treat it with this respect.Studies peformed by Thomas Meyers have revealed twelve fascial merideans. These merideans are lines of connection that span ACROSS joints and they have actually been dissected on the body. In my Fascial Massage, I like to address these lines of connection and strive to understand any miscommunications in order to balance out your movement. Since these lines connect ACROSS joints, a snag anywhere along the connection can create tugging on other parts of the line.
Craniosacral Therapy was created by an osteopath named John Upledger. While performing neural surgery, he was instructed to keep a very dense membrane separated whilst the surgeon worked with the nervous system. In this task, Upledger found the memebrane (the dura mater) was almost impossible to keep separated. In fact, he found that this tissue had a rhythm all on its own, which allowed it to be quite durable and strong. After years of working with this "craniosacral system", Upledger has created a technique to better understand this system and how it reflects the well-being of the body. This technique looks to free restrictrions of the nervous system which in turn can free restriction of the tissue. Although the touch is very light, it is very effective and works well with many different issues including head trauma, anxiety, headaches, TMJ and many more.