Bodywork sessions are holistic in nature, and tailored to the individual receiving them. Various modalities are used to identify and address areas of imbalance in the body, mind, and soul. When proper balance is restored in all three of these areas, a renewed sense of well-being is achieved, and the bodies own capacity for healing is stimulated — helping clients live life to their fullest potential.
Regular bodywork sessions can promote faster healing, reduce inflammation and swelling, improve concentration, increase overall health and vitality, among a multitude of other things. In order to receive the greatest benefit from a bodywork session, clients must be open and willing participants. If you are unsure of what kind of session you may be interested in, or what modality may suit you best, please do not hesitate to reach out to me here.
Manual Lymphatic Technique
The lymphatic system is comprised of: lymphatic nodes, fluid, and vessels. Proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our bodies ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system (Asdonk, 1970, Adair & Guyton, 1982). Without synchronization of the vessels and nodes, your overall health suffers. Manual Lymphatic Technique (MLT) is a modality, also referred to as Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), which incorporates a series of gentle manual strokes to detect the direction, rhythm, quality, and depth of lymph flow and helps to resolve fluid imbalances in the body.
MLT is helpful with various conditions — some of which include (but are not limited to): chronic pain, chronic inflammation, subacute inflammation, detoxification, tissue regeneration (such as post surgical inflammation, swelling, scars, burns, etc.), traumas, recovery from sports activities, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, and memory loss. MLT also assists with metabolic function, immune system stimulation, promotes deep relaxation, and is historically known for its anti-aging effects.
Esogetic Colorpuncture is a modality that uses a system of colored acu-lights to combine principles of Chinese medicine with biophysics of light and esogetic principles — developed by Peter Mandel, a German Naturopath and Acupuncturist. In an Esogetic Colorpuncture session, an acu-light wand with glass tips emitting different colors (frequencies) of light is applied to points on the skin. Each color of light transmits different vibrations in a patterned sequence, having a specific effect. Light and color not only restore proper cellular communication; they also have a unique capacity to unlock the connections in the bodymind.
Esogetic Colorpuncture sessions may help balance and destress the nervous system, detoxify the body, relieve pain, tonify and strengthen specific organs, and much more.
The central nervous system (CNS) is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The human brain is only 1-2% of the total body weight but utilizes: 40% of nutrients, 30% of water, 30% of oxygen, and 25% of blood. Trauma on any level affecting the CNS can disturb the the process by which sensory messages are received and how a response is produced. Physical traumas (such as a fall, a strike, surgeries, anesthesia, etc.) can not only create a physical dysfunction — but can also create an emotional trauma response on a cellular level, referred to as cellular fear response. When this is present one may remain trapped in the "fight or flight" response. A good example of this would be someone with PTSD. Brain Therapy can address this, and you do *not* need to sustain a physical injury to benefit from brainwork! Any form of autonomic nervous system dis-regulation may benefit, such as: balance issues, endocrine issues, anxiety, depression, headaches of known origins, memory issues, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues to name a few.
During a Brain Therapy session various tools of assessment are used to find and address the primary and secondary restrictions in the brain. After a Brain Therapy session, clients typically report feeling lighter and able to function with less effort.
Bowen Therapy is one of the most eloquent, simple, and yet profound modalities I have had the honor of giving and receiving. It is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body and can be used to address musculoskeletal or related neurological problems — including acute sports injuries as well as chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle, relaxing and safe to use on just about anyone — from newborns to the elderly, and tends to have a detoxification effect. It addresses the whole person and aims to work with the cause of problems, rather than just the symptoms.
The treatment uses light, cross-fiber maneuvers of muscle, tendon or ligament with no forceful manipulation. It is not an ongoing therapy, though many choose to book maintenance sessions. Clients may experience relief after just the first session, and significant resolution or recovery within three to five sessions. However, chronic or long-standing conditions, or repeat injury, may require additional treatments.