There are hundreds of massage techniques-all very valid and valuable for addressing musculoskeletal tension and pain. As therapists, we believe that although technique is important, presence is more important than technique. The therapist has to have an extraordinary ability to be present and highly aware of what their fingers and hands are feeling as well as what is being felt with all the other senses and channels of awareness.
We recognize each client has individual preferences and tolerances of pressure. The client is encouraged and empowered to direct the therapist's level of pressure so that it is just right for each individual.
Trained and certified in Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, to name a few. We offer 60 and 90 minute massages.
This is a type of bodywork that releases tensions, blockages in the whole body, especially the head and entire spine. The work is very gentle, deeply calming and profound.
There is a closed circuit system in the body called the Craniosacral System. The brain and spinal cord float in a fluid similar in chemical content of sea water and thickness to blood plasma. The cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) acts as a cushion for the central nervous system. It feeds the brain with nutrients and helps remove waste. CSF is produced in the ventricles of the brain, then circulated around the brain and spinal cord within a sack called "dura." As pressure builds the sack becomes stretched. The brain knows when to stop making more CSF and when to start making more. The movement and rhythm of CSF is like the pulse of a heart beat but it is much much slower and less perceptible.
A Craniosacral therapist is trained to feel and listen to this rhythm and to sense when and where there are blockages and to engage the area and system using light pressure to balance and align the cranial bones, sacrum and rhythm to assist the body's ability to make correction.
Craniosacral Therapy is very useful for resolving problems and can assist in normalizing the structure of the head and body and balance the nervous system. Although the primary system is comprised of the head, spine and pelvis, Craniosacral Therapy may be useful for pain and restriction anywhere in the body.
Catee Ingwersen is certified by The Milne Institute in Craniosacral Therapy.
A science that deals with the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that correspond to every gland, organ, and part of the body.
Reflexology has been around for thousands of years. The evidence is shown by Egyptian hieroglyphics of a foot therapy dated at 2350 B.C.
Reflexology is a unique method of using finger pressure to stimulate the different reflexes of the hands and feet. By working all of the reflexes of the feet we can improve blood supply to every internal and external system of the body. A sluggish gland or organ can be excited or an overactive gland can be inhibited. This is the perfect modality to help areas of the body return to homeostasis without working directly on the area. Scott Kingsbury, Reflexology therapist and expert, says "Reflexology can help with 90% of the ailments in the world today."
The benefits of Reflexology are: Reduces stress and tension, resulting in relaxation. Improves blood supply to every part of the body and promotes unblocking nerve impulses. Helps the body return to homeostasis Improves circulation to every internal and external system of the body Improves how the feet feel following a Reflexology system
Reflexology is available from Catee Ingwersen, LMT, PAS