Aroma Therapy

Aroma Therapy added to massage is a powerful combination for physical and emotional well being.  We offer comprehensive training in the use...Read more

Ebooks

Check out our ebook on Chapman’s Neurolymphatic Reflexes, an approach that can be easily incorporated into your bodywork practice.... Read more..

Spiral Synergy™

Spiral Synergy™ is a perfect painless approach to use with clients sensitive to the lightest pressure...Read more

Intuitive Cranial Sacral

Intuitive Cranial Sacral therapy uses the body’s own healing capacity to bring balance to the body in a gentle way.  Read more

NEURO-SOMATIC BRIDGING™

When under stress of repetitive use, traumatic physical or emotional events,and postural misalignment, the muscular and fascial networks of the body undergo many changes. Loss of cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation, nutrients and removal of waste products from muscle tissue results in cell death, loss of pliability and nerve irritation.  Muscles in chronic contracted positions, even partial contractions, create excess lactic acid in the tissues which irritate the nerve fibers within.  Chronic muscle contraction reduces flexibility and stamina.  General fatigue, weakness and reduced range of motion become a seemingly endless downward spiral.

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CRANIAL SYNERGY™

Breakthrough work in the early 20th century by American Osteopath  Dr. William Sutherland documented the importance of the ease of cranial bone movement on the health of the whole person.  Imbalance and stuck tissues in the cranial sutures were found to be of great impact to the whole health of the human being.  Further documentation by Dr. John Upledger indicated the existence of nerve reflexes in the sutural joints of the cranium which could be part of a self correcting mechanism for maintaining the health of the organism. 

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Chapman's Reflexes

Following is an excerpt from our ebook covering Chapman's Neurlymphatic Reflexes, Essential Oils and massage and bodywork approches to address them:

Chapman’s Neuro-Lymphatic Reflexes describes a system of bringing balance to the functioning of the body by stimulating lymphatic flow through your body’s organs and glands.     They were first observed by an osteopathic physician, Frank Chapman, in clinical practice as he contemplated of the causes of disease in the body.  Dr. Chapman used these reflexes extensively with his patients in combination with traditional osteopathic practices.


His observations, notations and experiences were charted and interpreted by one of his co-workers, Dr. Charles Owens, who compiled them into a book entitled “An Endocrine Interpretation of Chapman’s Reflexes” published in 1937.  While the book was written to a target audience of fellow osteopaths, the material has been studied and incorporated in other forms of health care.  It is not utilized on a frequent basis in mainstream medicine.  Ask you doctor about Chapman’s Reflexes and note their response.  Many chiropractors and some massage therapists have some familiarity with them, but they are not taught in the their required coursework.  Chapman’s work was the basis for a system called Applied Kinesiology (AK) which is widely practiced.  The emphasis in AK is on muscle testing and balancing muscles rather than manipulating the reflex centers to affect the associated organ.

 

Let us take a look at meaning of a neuro-lymphatic reflex.  

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Intuitive Cranial Sacral

In the late 1800’s Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician practicing in Missouri, discovered that human cranial bones are capable of minute movements which are critical to the healthy functioning of the body.  The discovery of the cranial rhythm, a unique pulsing movement distinct from but similar to the heartbeat or breathing rhythms of our bodies, took cranial work to a deeper realm of healing.  Today, many healthcare practitioners are employing cranial work as a stand-alone form of somatic therapy or blending it in with the other forms of manual work they already perform.

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Massage Therapy

While there are only a handful of basic massage strokes that serve as the foundation of traditional swedish massage, the artistic application and combination of those strokes can be transformed into a seemingly endless variety of massage styles.  All of these different styles end up under the catch-all term of Massage Therapy.  It seems as though anyone who practices massage in a professional setting uses the term and answers to the title of Massage Therapist. 

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Fascial Freedom™

Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue in the human body, responsible for maintaining our posture, supporting movement, routing nutrients to the cells and carrying waste away from the cells. When these tissues become stuck or dried out the smooth, pain-free functioning of our body suffers. Connective tissue is a broad term including such diverse structures as blood, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Fascia is further classified as deep, superficial and subcutaneous. These can be misleading since the fibers that make up fascia are continuous and interlocking across the depths of our body structure.

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Spiral Synergy™

Spiral Synergy is based upon the belief that all life forms have the natural, unconditional ability to self-heal. Often, through physical, emotional and or spiritual events we lose our connection with this ability. The distractions of everyday life blur our connection with self, with source and with the universe in which we exist. The self-healing capacity of the body works through a system of self-correcting reflexes. When these reflexes are engaged they continue to integrate change throughout the organism over several days.

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Aromatherapy

Perhaps the first medicinal substances used by humankind were plants in the form of flowers, leaves, stems, roots and sap. Compresses and poultices were prepared from herbs found locally and applied directly to the affected areas to relieve a variety of ailments and pains. In fact, these same treatments were used on the horses and other domesticated animals that were so vital to life in early times.

Humankind began separating out the essential oils from plants thousands of years ago for medicinal and ritual use.

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