Eclectic Injury Treatment
Injury treatment is an umbrella term for a massage that addresses the specific issues of a person’s injuries. Injury Treatment has protocols for both acute (sudden) injury, and chronic. Whatever works is what gets done. So, the protocol is discussed and agreed upon prior to treatment.
The body is full of rhythms. The visceral rhythm can be palpated in every organ in the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis by one trained in visceral. Restrictions in the visceral rhythm can be caused by trauma, surgery, or any form of inflammation. This can lead to pain and/or dysfunction in the organs or trendle out to pain or restriction in other parts of the body. The possibilities are astounding as to what visceral manipulation can do for one’s health and to help prevent future infirmities. Visceral Manipulation can stand on its own for a treatment but is also very complimentary to any kind of massage and especially with Craniosacral.
A subtle but effective type of body work that is great for all kinds of issues. By measuring and influencing the cerebral spinal rhythm, the practitioner can treat the patient with very little pressure. CST is great for headaches, TMJ, backaches, insomnia, chronic pain, respiratory problems, and much more. The patient remains fully clothed, and no oil is used with CST. It can also be incorporated in your massage as it is very complimentary to deep tissue. CST is deeply relaxing and can be extra beneficial for anxiety or insomnia.
Myofascial Release is a specific form of treatment massage that
addresses bound-up fascia in areas of chronic pain. Fascia is connective tissue found in every space of the body. Fascia forms the framework for our body’s shape. A bound-up framework can impinge
every structure that it grows through contorting posture and creating chronic conditions that get worse with time. Pain can be an indication of bound up fascia thus causing constriction and decrease
range of motion in other areas of the body, e.g. A rotated hip can lead to knee, ankle, and/or low back pain. Unwinding fascia can be methodical and occasionally uncomfortable to receive and is
considered clinical massage, not relaxation although there are some people who find the experience quite enjoyable.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue is a technique incorporating slow steady strokes, direct pressure and breath work. It works on the principle that the interstitial fluid becomes solidified in areas of chronic pain. The practitioner finds the right depth of tension within the muscle and dissolves the interstitial fluid with pressure and heat from their hands. Deep tissue is most effective in treating trigger points, area of radiating or traveling pain.
The lymph system is a one-way circulatory system that runs parallel with veins. Lymph starts in the capillary beds of the feet and hands and drains towards the trunk of the body. Lymph nodes are little nodules of lymph tissue that are found generally in the folds or creases of the body (behind the knees, groin, armpit, etc..). These lymph nodes filter out microbes and bacteria when functioning properly. Lymph deals with our body’s immune system and all interstitial fluid that is non-blood. Fluid retention and lowered immune response can be directly related to a sluggish lymph system. Lymph Drainage is a specific routine and technique that focuses on the lymph system. The strokes are slow, rhythmic, and directed towards the main ducts of the lymph system. The results of lymph drainage are: elevated immune response, increased energy and better elimination processes.
Intra Oral Therapy
Why work inside the mouth? Well, several indications for intra-oral therapy may be but not limited to: headaches, dental trauma, deviation of the nasal septum, difficulty swallowing, some forms of whiplash, impacted teeth, tmj dysfunction, and so much more. Washington State has opened intra-oral therapy certification to massage therapists in 2009. Anne and Ed are both certified intra-oral practitioners.
This is a massage routine that incorporates therapeutic grade
essential oils known for their powerful antiviral, anti-microbial, antispasmodic properties. The theory behind this therapy is that many contortions and disfigurements of the spine are due to viruses
and bacteria lying dormant along the spine causing inflammation. The sequence and layering effect of Raindrop Therapy is designed to address this issue. The experience of a Raindrop Massage is quite
often more relaxing and longer lasting than a massage without the oils. The transformation that I’ve seen with my clients who opt for an occasional Raindrop treatment along with their regular massage
program has been remarkably significant. The primary oils used in a Raindrop treatment are: Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram, Wintergreen, Cypress, and Peppermint along with two special oil blends,
Valor and Aroma Siez. These and other oils may be added or deleted from your Raindrop massage according to your needs.
An umbrella term for eclectic energy work. Borrowing from a vast array of polarity, Reiki, sound toning, vibration-energy alignments, color therapy, intuitive healing, feng shui, and the likes. Energy medicine embraces the belief whatever works is more important than the lineage or the certification. Given, it is an on-going evolution and experiment for the practitioner that embraces the term ‘energy medicine’.
Ready to take massage to the next level? Anne is a certified WATSU practitoner. WATSU stands for Water Zen Shiatsu, a form of massage done in a heated pool. It is great for treating all kinds of pain and stress. She is available on Fridays and Saturdays for for sessions in the East Renton Highlands.