Massage is one of the oldest and often simplest manipulative techniques. It can be relaxing, reassuring, soothing or energizing.
Massage is a systematic form of touch that can often promote good health and have an effect on every system in the body. It promotes nutrition to the tissues, and improves circulation, muscle tone and flexibility. Massage therapy often alleviates fatigue.
In the hustle and hurry of our world, we forget we need to be touched. For way too many of us, stiffness, pain, tension, stress and fatigue begin to feel like a normal body experience. Massage can sometimes achieve a balance in the body. With massage therapy you can begin an awareness/discovery of what it actually feels like to relax. A relaxed body is essential for a relaxed mind. By removing stress, the body is better able to focus.
There’s no denying the power of massage therapy. Each individual seeks massage services for different reasons, pain management, stress relief, or relaxation. Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
The craniosacral system includes the brain, spinal cord and fluid, all surrounding membranes, and bony structures in the head and sacrum. This system influences and is influenced by the nervous, muscular, circulatory, skeletal, glandular and respiratory systems. If there are any irregularities in any of these areas, the craniosacral system may be affected.
This therapeutic process involves locating any restrictions within the body by following specific rhythmic motions. A restriction would be indicated by an irregular motion. Gentle, non-invasive manipulations can be implemented to release the blockage. In this way of balancing the body, craniosacral therapy often allows the body to begin a self-correcting, healing process.
Reiki is a natural, non-invasive and safe Japanese technique. It is used to promote healing, improve health, reduce stress, induce deep states of relaxation, relieve pain and enhance the quality of life. This comforting energy work takes place in a warm, tranquil space. Reiki assists you in re-balancing your mind, body and spirit.
At the end of a session, many clients report an unusually peaceful and calm state of mind. They often feel as if they have been taking a long vacation, one that expanded their inner awareness and set them on a path of transformation and growth.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Visceral Manipulation?
The strokes applied in manual lymph drainage are intended to stimulate the movement of the lymphatic fluids in order to assist the body in cleansing. This is a gentle, rhythmical technique that cleanses the connective tissue of inflammatory materials and toxins, enhances the activity of the immune system, reduces pain, and lowers the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Visceral manipulation enhances the mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral system. Hypertonicity, displacement, and adhesions can all cause organs to work against each other, creating chronic irritation and fixed, abnormal points of tension. When they are pulled out of effective positions, they cease to function properly. By freeing each organ to work compatibly with the others, improvement of the structure and function potentially occurs for the entire body.
There is an energy field, a life force, that extends beyond the visual boundary of your body. This energy field or “aura” reflects everything we think, feel and do. Imbalances can result in physical, emotional and mental distortion or weaknesses. When the “auric” field, and chakras or energy centers are energized and balanced, it provides a cushion to better handle the varied environments and influences in our lives.
Clinical evidence now shows that loving, touching, and nurturing contact between caregiver and infant has an early positive impact on subsequent development-both physically and neurologically. Many nurseries are adopting infant massage as a regular part of their parenting education programs. This soothing treatment enhances the loving bonds between parents and their babies.
Massage helps babies develop a mind-body awareness and helps children connect words to their bodies and actions. Moms and dads who massage their baby report feeling improved self-esteem and more confident in their parenting and baby handling skills. Parents also feel more bonded and securely attached to their baby.
Infant massage is all about reading your baby’s cues and responding accordingly. Nurturing touch and massage provide parents and babies with a relaxing activity to reconnect after a long day’s work. Massage can help babies achieve a calm state and help transition them to sleep.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb at around 10 weeks. Babies learn, develop and form attachments through their sense of touch.
Benefits of infant massage include the following:
Helps to strengthen and regulate the respiratory, circulatory and gastrointestinal functions;
Helps to relax and relieve stresses which build up daily from so many new encounters;
Enhances the loving communication between care-giver and baby;
Facilitates deeper bonds through the quality of closeness established between parent and baby.