Body Centered Services
Massage Therapy is the therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. It can be effective for reducing the symptoms of disorders of or pain in the muscles and nervous system, and it is often used to reduce stress. Clients can be treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. The massage subject may be fully or partially clothed or unclothed.
Watsu is a gentle form of bodywork that draws on elements of massage and Zen shiatsu. It is performed in water – an almost weightless, three-dimensional environment – making it possible for to move and stretch in deeply beneficial ways that are simply not possible to achieve on the massage table. The water is kept warm – around 92° – for comfort and to facilitate deeper relaxation.
Acupuncture focuses on correcting energetic imbalances in the body and restoring a healthful flow of our lifeforce energy – known as Chi or Qi – through the body’s energetic system, or meridians.
There are points or nodules along the energetic pathways, called acupuncture points, and stimulated these serves to release energetic blockages and areas of stagnation, encouraging energy to flow freely once more. This stimulation is accomplished by insertion of very fine needles into the points.
Chiropractic treatment emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.