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Acupressure is a form of bodywork similar to acupuncture, with the aim of stimulating specific points along the energy lines (meridians) of the body. Unlike acupuncture however, this modality uses fingers to apply pressure to specific points rather than needling, producing similar therapeutic results. This establishes overall health and vitality by balancing your Qi (chi, energy) flow. See acupressure FAQs for more information.
Jim tutored under Dr. Denis Chang to learn a specific form of acupressure called Tui-Na. This has proven effective in a wide variety of complaints, ranging from frozen shoulder and sinus problems to sciatica and headaches.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a subtle technique that focuses on gently accessing your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system.CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Jim practices Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. For more in depth information, please see craniosacral Q and A.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, MLD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massage that focuses on tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped in the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Jim combines his reflexology treatments with Polarity Therapy. Not only does this combination work much faster than reflexology alone, it becomes a much gentler treatment - often resulting in deep physical relaxation.
For a more thorough description of Polarity Therapy, click on the link below.
Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Reiki is a Japanese form of healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
During a session, I work in energetic connection with you in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy. The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
A wonderful way to unwind at work!
No need to fight traffic, we come to you. We provide a special chair that supports your head, arms and upper body.
Neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands are carefully unwound from the tensions of the day. We can tailor the time according to the needs of your workplace.