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"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."
- James Freeman Clarke

Acupuncture | Therapeutic Bodywork | Sports Massage | CranioSacral Therapy | Myofascial Release | Prenatal and Postpartum Massage


reikiAcupuncture originated in Asia more than 3,000 years ago. At that time, people understood that the body mind and spirit were inseparable. This therapy works with the natural, vital inherent energy in all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself. Working in concert with the practices of healthy living, acupuncture is a cornerstone of the treatment and prevention of illness.

The Ancient Asians recognized a vital force that is the basis of all life forms known as "Qi." Qi flows along specific pathways or Meridians in our bodies. The proper placement of needles along these meridians enhances the flow of Qi - promoting a greater sense of health balance and vitality. The system originated with carefully recorded observations passed from master to student over thousands of years. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points - thus verifying the location of Meridians first mapped by the ancients.

The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recognize Acupuncture's ability to treat over 43 common disorders including: Gastrointestinal disorders, Urogenital disorders, Gynecological disorders, Respiratory disorders, Disorders of the bone, muscles, joints and nervous system, Circulatory disorders, Emotional and psychological disorders, Addictions, Supportive therapy that relieves the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

The initial visit may last one to two hours and will include a discussion of your health concerns, your history and a physical examination. Subsequent sessions will last an hour and are scheduled a week apart for 6-8 weeks. As in any form of healing, your attitude, diet, determination and lifestyle will affect the outcome. You are encouraged to actively participate in the healing process. The goal of treatment is not to "fix" the specific disorder, rather to discover your own inner harmony and balance.

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Therapeutic Bodywork

Massage or Bodywork improves circulation of blood and lymph, thereby lowing blood pressure and enhancing the strength of the immune system. Massage improves general and/or specific muscular relaxation and decreases chronic muscular pain. Massage relieves stress promoting and overall sense of relaxation. Bodywork can be light, moderate and/or deep depending on the comfort level of the client.

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Sports Massage

Massage not only helps to maintain, refresh and recover an athlete’s body while under the stresses of training, but also addresses any specific issue, problem and/or injury an athlete might be facing. As mentioned above, massage improves circulation. Better circulation guarantees that oxygen and nutrients are bought to overworked muscles. Better circulation flushes out stagnant blood and wastes from muscles. Better circulation also brings faster recovery and rejuvenation to tired muscles. Massage promotes an athlete that his or her body will be at its peak performance.

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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Craniosacral therapy (CST) uses light pressure not only to palpate and detect potential restrictions and rhythmic imbalances, but also to release those restrictions to help facilitate balance. The result not only encourages a deep sense of relaxation that helps free the body of stress and tension but also strengthens the body’s ability to take better care of itself through optimum function of all the systems of the body. CST is deeply relaxing. Often times, those treated fall into a deep sleep, while others might feel energized or elated after being treated. Due to the relaxed state that this therapy brings, CST is beneficial in treating stress related medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Temporalmandibular Joint Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Headaches and Migraines, Sleeping Issues and Chronic Fatigue. CST can be a treatment in itself or can also be integrated as part of a Therapeutic and/or Sports Massage.

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Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a bodywork modality used to release restricted or thickened fascia within the fascial system. Fascia is everywhere in the body. It lines every organ, muscle, vessel and bone. It is between every muscle fiber, a muscle fiber being the same size as a strand of hair. Our bodies literally swim in fascia. Fascia can become restricted not only through repetitive movement and/or an injury but also through sustained emotional guarding. These restrictions can impinge on nerves, blood vessels and muscle fibers resulting in a decreased range of motion and/or be cause of chronic pain or tightness. MFR is slow sustained pressure that releases the fascia back to its gelatinous state. MFR is beneficial in treating chronic muscular pain or tightness. This modality can be a treatment in itself or can be integrated as part of a Therapeutic and/or Sports Massage.

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Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

This maternity massage focuses on the unique and specific needs of each mother-to-be and her baby. Some benefits include- mental and physical stress relief, improved postural balance, stimulation of glandular secretions to stabilize hormonal balance, increase lymph and blood circulation which helps eliminate wastes and brings oxygen and nutrients to your baby. Postpartum massage focuses on the recovery after labor- focusing on weight-bearing muscle soreness, restoring postural balance, and overall relaxation and well-being.

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Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using "universal life energy" channeled through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit and offers a path to Higher Consciousness when practiced regularly.

During a treatment, you relax, fully clothed, on a massage table while the healer holds her hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body. There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience!

Reiki can be used for many ailments like reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma - respiratory problems, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many more.

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