Therapeutic Massage & Body Work
Eastern Energy Work

ENERGY WORK

Illumination and Reiki services including CranioSacral therapies.

 

BODY WORK

Specializing in Massage for Oncology Support, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Swedish Massage

HERBALISM

Guiding clients through the selection of natural herbs with preventative and restorative properties.

Massage Therapy and Oncology Support

 

I have been trained to work with more complex medical conditions, which includes:  detailed interviewing; recognizing massage contraindications and other red flags; research cancer treatments effects; applying massage adjustments to pressure and joint movement; areas of focus; positioning; what massage oils and or lotions to use and when and how to consult the client’s physician.  I have been trained to adapt to a full range of possibilities and customize my work to the individual client’s medical presentations.  In other words, if I don’t know each specific cancer presented by the client, I will research it and see what needs to be done while working as closely with the client’s physician as I can.

Why Massage?

Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple but effective method of attaining and maintaining good health. Its benefits have long been recognized in many cultures throughout the world. 

Therapeutic massage can be utilized to promote general well-being, enhance self esteem and boost the immune system. It can also benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion and skin tone.

Therapeutic massage has been incorporated into many health systems. Various massage techniques have been developed and integrated into complementary therapies.

The benefits of massage extend far beyond pain relief. Massage detoxifies the body by stimulating the removal of metabolic waste. Massage also strengthens the immune system by improving the circulation of lymphatic fluids. It helps the body to be more flexible and mobile by lengthening muscle fibers and loosening connective tissue. Special massage techniques can encourage respiratory drainage and ease digestive problems. Massage has been found to be effective in the treatment of TMJ, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia and many other conditions.

60 minutes $50.00 plus tax

 

 

CranioSacral Therapy & Myofascial Release

 

CranioSacral class - January 2017

CranioSacral class - January 2017

CranioSacral Therapy

I have recently received my certification in CranioSacralTherapy (CST) from the Heartwood Institute of Integrative Medicine.  I have completed 120 hours of CST towards this certification and continue my education in CST.

CranioSacral Therapy was pioneered by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger.  CST is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the system known as the craniosacral system.  It is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch, therapists release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.  Many believe this modality is an intuitive approach to communicating with the body.  The therapist moves his/her hands to assist the natural movement of the cerebrospinal fluid. 

Myofascial Release

Treatment includes structural, soft tissue, and movement evaluations and setting measurable clinical goals. This treatment follows the tissue as it releases into greater ranges of elongation and allows the body to ‘slip into’ positions of past trauma and release protective patterns of tightness and bracing. Upon treatment, one can expect increased biomechanical efficiency of joints, motor coordination, and movement quality in addition to increased metabolic efficiency, strength, power and endurance.

 

“The fascial system surrounds, infuses with, and has the potential
to influence proufoundly every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, organ, 
and cell of the body. Fascia also separates, supports, connects and
protects everything. This three-dimensional web of connective tissue is
alive and ever-changing as the body demands.

- John F. Barnes, RPT

 

Before CranioSacral Transformative Class.

 After CranioSacral Transformative Class.

After CranioSacral Transformative Class.

 

Herbalism

 

For the past 3 years, I have been studying herbalism.  I have been learning how to identify herbs in the wild and in my own back yard.  The classes have helped me to improve how to find the herbs I need and to formulate them into medicines for healing.  I have been able to create a balm for sore muscles.  I have also created glycerides infused with herbs for the healing of aches, pains and the detoxing of the liver.  I have also created tinctures for the use in healing.  My final year in 2017 will be clinicals, in which I will learn to assess people’s conditions and determine what herbs will aid in their healing. 

I am currently enrolled in a correspondent class with Midwest School of Herbal Studies in New Brighton, MN.  The director/owner is Matthew Alfs.  I am also enrolling in my 3rd year of clinical studies with Bonnie Kreckow of Simply Natural in Winona, MN. 

I believe that my herbals studies will not stop here.  As with any aspect of my education, I never stop learning!  The plants will keep teaching me!  

 

 

 

Illumination & Reiki

 

Illumination

Illumination process is the shaman’s practice of energy medicine taught in the Light Body training. It is founded on the research of Alberto Villoldo, PhD., a medical anthropologist who trained with Native American Medicine people in the Andes and the Amazon. lllumination has been practiced for thousands of years and is a powerful tool for personal transformation. Its underlying principle is that our emotional, genetic and karmic history organizes energy, often leaving dense or heavy imprints in our luminous field (energy field), which create emotional and physical dysfunction.

The lllumination process removes energetic intrusions, or heavy energies, from the luminous energy field that surrounds a person. The energy field holds the template for health. Heavy energies can accumulate over the course of a lifetime and interrupt the free flow of energy through the chakras (energy “wheels”). By clearing and transforming these heavy energies, the energy field can re-pattern the body and the soul back to wellness.

Reiki

Reiki is a method of natural healing based on the application of Universal Life Force. Reiki is both an energy and spiritual healing. Energy healing allows relief of pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions.

Spiritual healing connects one with Universal Consciousness, allowing Spiritual growth. Spiritual Healing also allows the healing of core patterns and issues… helping one to remember the fullness of “who they are”.

30 minutes $30.00 plus tax

60 minutes $50.00 plus tax

Contraindications: None