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Massage Therapy involves manipulation of the soft tissue of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and to promote health and wellness. At Acacia Studios we offer many different types of massage. The foundation of our work includes Swedish massage aimed at relaxation, and stress reduction and Rehabilitative or Deep Tissue massage to provide relief from patterns of pain or tension and/or in recovery from injury such as repetitive use, sports related, or accident related.
“Viscera” relates to the internal organs, such as the liver, kidneys and intestines. Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain/dysfunction. VM does not focus solely on the site but evaluates the entire body to find the source of the problem. The VM therapist feels for altered or decreased motion within the viscera, other restrictive patterns throughout the body and then applies VM techniques, thereby re-establishing the body’s ability to adapt and restore itself to health. For more info https://www.barralinstitute.com/therapies/index.php
Energy Therapy/Brennan Healing Science
Energy Therapy recognizes that everything is energy – bodies, feelings, thoughts, memories, sounds. Naomi works with clients using conversation and hands-on-healing to balance their energy. Blocked energy can show up as illness, confusion, addiction, pain or other symptoms. Experiences, habits and ideas may be discussed to see what is causing the imbalance. After a session, clients often comment that they feel deeply relaxed and have a sense of well being. https://brennanhealingscience.org/brennan-healing-science/
Maya Abdominal Therapy
Tara uses Maya Abdominal Massage as a therapeutic treatment that has been known and practiced by healers for thousands of years but forgotten in this century. So often, modern medicine tends to focus on relieving symptoms, rather than the cause of the disease. Women and men suffer needlessly from a barrage of physical complaints that can easily be corrected by returning the uterus/prostate to its proper position and function using these massage techniques. For more info www.spaschwa.com
Barnes’ Myofascial Release (MFR)
The application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to facilitate the release of fascial restrictions, thereby eliminating pain and returning normal function and flexibility to your muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs. For more info http://www.myofascialrelease.com/about/
Body-centered (Somatic) Psychotherapy
The word “somatic “ comes from the Greek word “soma” meaning the living body in its entirety—muscles, tissues, motions, breath, movement, sensations, emotions and feelings. This form of psychotherapy uses a holistic approach which is based on the theory that we hold our history and emotion in our bodies. This work assists clients to recognize the body has natural intelligence, that when explored offers a new depth of self understanding/awareness to inform the true balance of body, mind and spirit.
Clinical Counseling Hypnotherapy
Mae offers clinical hypnosis to teach her clients to use a deep relaxation state to address issues such as smoking cessation, weight loss, pain relief, or self-improvement.
CST is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system, comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluids that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Soft touch is used to release restrictions to improve function of the central nervous system, promote healing in head trauma and is effective for a wide range of problems associated with pain and dysfunction. For more info https://www.upledger.com/therapies/index.php
Pregnancy Massage Therapy
A nurturing and soothing experience for the mom-to-be. This relaxing massage allows a pregnant mother to be pampered and completely unwind while relieving some of the common and chronic discomforts that develop during pregnancy.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique that opens and assists in the flow of energy called “chi” through the meridians of the body. The chi flows through every part of the body so when the suction cups are placed on the body along these meridians the internal energy is able to flow more effectively through the body. The suction cups penetrate deeply into the tissues to release harmful toxins and blockages promoting healing and well being.
Pelvic Steam, V-Steam (Vaginal Steam) Treatment
Tara offers this ancient treatment that can help those who are suffering from infertility, chronic yeast and bladder infections, cysts, fibroids, digestive issues, scarring from surgeries, prostate issues and back pain.
Ion Detox Foot Bath
The Ion Detox Foot Bath cleanses, balances and enhances the bio-energy present in the body. This process purges and detoxifies the body of toxins, chemicals, radiation, pollution and other materials trapped in the tissues of the body. The less polluted the body is, the more the body will work to its best capacity.
Life Hypno Coaching
Individuals who engage in a coaching partnership can expect to experience fresh perspective on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced decision making, deeper self -awareness and confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life goals. This is done through a 4 session format allowing time to address/understand blocks, old beliefs systems and patterns of behavior, clearing the way to obtain these goals.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi
This ancient Hawaiian healing is performed with long, fluid and rhythmic strokes combined with a conscious compassionate touch to relax the entire being. The Hawaiian’s look at all of life as a flow of energy and when healing is affected on one level the “whole” self, mental, emotional and spiritual can experience healing.
This complementary healing method uses energy-based techniques to balance and align the energy system of the body. A gentle touch is used to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself and come back into balance. Healing touch is endorsed by the Holistic Nurses Association and complements personal growth and medical treatments. Can be incorporated into your massage treatment.
Hot Stone Massage
Stone massage brings the energies of the stones to remind one of their connection to Mother Earth, thus allow a feeling of warmth and ease. The stones are used as extensions of the practitioner’s hands for deep tissue treatment, detoxification, immune boost and promotion of deeper dimensions of relaxation.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
This modality addresses the body fluid systems of lymph, interstitial fluid and synovial fluid of the lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage is a natural function of our bodies. When not working properly, may cause fluid congestion. This modality uses gentle, soft touch repetitive strokes to assist the body in removing toxins, wastes and fluids that create inflammation and discomfort. For more information: http://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/balanced-living/wellness-therapies/lymphatic-massage-therapy/
Meditation is simply turning the mind inward to gently focus on the silence. It is natural and effortless with some instruction. Meditation can help reduce stress, fatigue, blood pressure, pain intensity, anxiety, and depression, and increase energy and mental clarity.
Past Life Regression
Understanding your Life Path. Where you have been. Where you are going. Plus who is with you.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese vibrational healing practice that is used to create balance throughout the body’s entire energy system. Reiki uses light touch and hands above body to work with the subtle chakra/energy fields that surround and penetrate the body for healing.
Sober Life Coaching
Robbin offers a person-centered strength based coaching for persons struggling with an addiction or strengthening their recovery. For those who wish to have additional support in the recovery process from alcohol, drugs or other substances.
Reflexology is an ancient Indian science based on the premise that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears. These areas correspond to all glands, organs, muscles and systems of body. One can receive this work and influence the overall health of their entire body, therefore creating deep ease and increased vitality.
Rosen Method Bodywork
Rosen Method uses gentle direct touch to listen to the body and responsive words that allow a person to become aware of the happenings in their body thus connecting with unconscious patterns of muscular holding, feeling and behavior. Research of this modality by Dr. Alan Fogel has shown enhanced physical health, increased body awareness, reduction of depressed feelings, anxiety and stress: lower perceived levels of pain and fatigue: support for personal growth and increase in ability to self-initiate life changes and transitions. releasing held patterns in the body creating more freedom to be one’s “true self” with more ease. For more information see http://rosenmethod.com/rosen-method/bodywork/
Robbin uses trigger work, kneading and stretching applied along meridians and at effective points to stimulate a healthy flow of energy throughout the body. This therapy, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is effective for addressing a wide range of conditions. It is applied through loose comfortable clothing.
Conscious Breath & Awareness
The power of moving our breath in and out and throughout our bodies is a miraculous healing strategy that had been used for millennia. Breathing practices impact our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Sessions offered for individuals or groups.
Flower Essence Consultation
Tara uses the holistic, medicinal and energetic properties of plants to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to regain and maintain healthy function and balance.
On-Site Seated Chair Massage
Diane offers on-site (10 – 30 minutes) massage sessions, focusing on the back, neck and shoulders, in a specialized chair on fully clothed clients. Longer sessions may also include work on arms, hands and fingers.
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