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Therapeutic Touch

 

Jacqui specializes in several manual therapy modalities. She often uses a combination of techniques within one session, but you may also request a full hour of the style which you prefer. 

Craniosacral Therapy

CST is a gentle holistic therapy that assists the body’s natural ability to regulate and repair itself. Using light, skillful touch, especially on the skull, spine, and sacrum, the practitioner deeply listens to subtle movement patterns to locate and gently release any restrictions present in the client’s body.

 

As restrictions, holding patterns or traumas are released from the tissue memory, body fluids (i.e. blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid) are able to circulate more freely, and optimal functioning of the nervous and skeletal systems is enhanced.

This free movement revitalizes and strengthens the body's intrinsic healing forces, dissipating pain and restoring the natural state of vitality and to calm the person’s whole being.

For more general information about CST:  

Resources on CST

Craniosacral Therapy: What Is It Really?

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

 

 

Click here for more information on Myofascial Release.

Available Massage Therapy Styles 

 

 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is used to relax the entire body, relieve stress and pain, and enhance the client's functional ability. It increases blood oxygen levels, decreases muscle toxins, and improves circulation. This massage utilizes five basic types of strokes: effleurage (gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber), and vibration or shaking.

Deep Tissue Massage

Though similar to Swedish massage, this form of massage uses deeper pressure to relieve tension in the muscles located deeper in the body. Benefits are a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, a reduction in stress hormone levels, improved muscle flexibility, relief from pain, improvement in mood - and an experience of deep relaxation.

Myofascial Trigger Point Release

Trigger points are sore, painful spots—also called knots—found in muscles. These knots are sensitive and when pressure is applied, it produces pain in a different part of your body. Muscle knots can happen to anyone because they’re caused by injury, using your muscles too much or too little, and poor posture.

 

A trigger point massage helps work out those knots and reduce the pain associated with them. This release happens by applying various levels of pressure and then stretch to the affected areas.

 

You may experience both discomfort and relief throughout the trigger point treatment.  You may feel tired and have some soreness for a day or two. On the other hand, according to the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists,

some people experience a boost in energy after trigger point massage.