Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
CST is effective for the following issues:
· Migraine Headaches
· Chronic Neck and Back Pain
· Central Nervous System Disorders
· Orthopedic Problems
· Chronic Fatigue
· Emotional Difficulties
· Stress and Tension-Related Problems
· Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
· Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Lymph drainage and activation aids in the proper functioning of the lymphatic system. It is critical to our body's ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances, and maintain a healthy immune system:
· Reduces edema
· Relief of inflammation, acne, eczema and allergies
· Immune system stimulation for preventative and therapeutic effects
· Regeneration of tissues
· Detoxification of the body
· Aids in insomnia, depression, stress and loss of memory
· Reduction in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
· Alleviation of adipose and cellulite tissue
Visceral Manipulation (VM) relates to the internal organs of the body. It is a gentle manual therapy that aid your body's ability to release restriction and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. VM addresses the entire body to find the source of the problem and re-establishes the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health. Benefits those with:
· Headaches and Migraine
· Digestive disorders
· Pain related to scar tissue
· Women's and Men's health issues
Deep tissue massage sessions focus on treating underlying tissues, and often utilize deeper pressure to affect changes In the body. Modalities used may include Trigger Point Therapy (neuromuscular), cross-fiber friction and myofascial release. Deep tissue sessions are best for addressing particularly tense muscles, increasing range-of-motion, and recovering from injury or intense physical activity.
Cupping is renowned for its ability to improve circulation, remove toxins, relieve pain, ease stress, fatigue, sinus congestion and lots of minor ailments. Cupping is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull gently upward and is referred to as decompression. What’s the deal with the bruises? The circular marks are not bruises. They do NOT break open capillaries but bring blood flow to the surface of the skin. This is a normal part of the cupping process. They do not hurt and if done properly will feel rejuvenating, relaxing and even relieve muscle soreness and increase range of motion. Massage cupping uses the cups to glide across the muscles and this method does not leave marks. Stationary cupping will leave marks and will gradually fade depending on the individual and duration of the cups and can last from 3 days to a week.
Sport massage focuses on the needs of the athlete to aid in flexibility, range-of-motion, and workout recovery. Sessions may utilize compression strokes, facilitated stretching, and Swedish techniques aiming to keep the body in the best shape possible.
The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization using specialized tools. Graston is the leading soft-tissue therapy used by 2/3 of NFL, NBA and MLB teams. It is designed to help practitioners to identify areas of restriction and break up the scar tissue. using a cross-friction massage, the practitioner re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation in the area, and in turn increases the rate and amount of blocks d flow in and around area. The theory is that this process helps initiate and promote the healing process of the affected soft tissues.
Myofacial release is an alternative medicine therapy that helps treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. The client should wear or bring appropriate clothing to receive treatment in, such as: bra/underwear, loose fitting gym shorts/sports bra, top, or however you are most comfortable. keep in mind that myofascial release is done on the skin, not through clothing.
Classes designed to teach how to use the rollers to do self Myofacial Release. Classes are taught every month when minimum lists of students sign up.
Ki Chi offers numerous healing therapies. Our therapists are highly skilled and spend time educating the clients to help them in there self care regime. Call and talk to Brean or therapists if you need more assistance.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki raises the energetic vibration and breaks up the negativity to heal, clear and restore the natural flow of the life force. Also, used to accelerate healing, assist the body in cleansing toxins, and balance the flow of subtle energy by releasing blockages and help the client contact the healer within. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance .Recipients of energy work often report dramatic reorientations in how they feel and move in the world.