Chi - Chinese word for the energy or natural life force which comprises the universe. Also called Ki. There are many types of Chi: external/outer/universal chi and internal (inner) chi which is associated with the human body. When internal chi is balanced and flows uninterrupted, the mind/body will promote health. Chi exists in many forms, from pure forms like light to more dense forms like minerals and rocks. It is said that the interplay of opposites between opposites (yin and yang) creates chi energy.
CranioSacral Therapy - a gentle method of detecting and correcting imbalances or restrictions in the CranioSacralSystem. The CranioSacral System is the physical system that exists in humans and animals that have a brain and spinal cord. The CranioSacral System consists of the bones, membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The term “CranioSacral" is derived from the bones involved - the cranium (skull, face, mouth) to the sacrum (coccyx or tailbone).
CranioSacral Therapists use a light touch - generally no more than the weight of a nickel - to test for restrictions to the CranioSacral System and assist the hydraulic forces within the CranioSacral System. This is done by monitoring the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid as it flows through the system. As pressure builds up, the CranioSacral fluid bathes the brain and spinal cord. The intention of this therapy is to correct imbalances or restrictions in this semi-closed system, restoring balance and healing to the body, mind, and spirit.
Jin Shin Jyutsu - an oriental system for harmonizing the flow of chi by releasing trapped energy, reducing stress, and restoring energy balance.
Massage Therapy - systematic manipulation of the soft tissues. Benefits range from physical, mental, and emotional to most importantly “feeling good.” Massage reduces the effects of stress, relaxes tense muscles, increases blood circulation, decreases chronic pain, strengthens the immune system, improves nerve function, improves skin tone, and helps you to sleep better. Massage goes much deeper than the skin. It can dilate blood vessels and relieve congestion throughout the body. Massage acts as a mechanical cleanser, pushing waste products and toxins through the lymphatic system. It improves muscle tone and assists in helping to prevent atrophy that results from inactivity. Massage also helps break down fat cells in subcutaneous tissues.
Myofascial Release - a form of therapeutic bodywork that works on fascia, the connective tissue that wraps every muscle, organ, fiber, vessel, nerve, organ group. Fascia can store memories and patterns at the cellular level. Gentle sustained pressure helps to release fascial restrictions and frees up the stored energy, eliminating pain and dysfunction.
Reiki - Reiki is a type of energy work that incorporates hands on or off the body, prayer, and the use of symbols as an invocation to Spirit. All energy work uses intention as its starting point with the knowledge that energy follows intention. It is believed that Jesus and Buddha used a form of Reiki.
Sports Massage - a massage specifically designed to increase power, endurance, and flexibility both before and after a sporting event or workout. Techniques such as percussion, deep tissue massage, and stretching are all part of this powerful massage. Performance increases of 20% are common as a result of a sports massage session.