Corrective body massage
Our Corrective Body Massages realign body posture through the use of a wide variety of therapeutic services. These services include active and passive stretching, active release therapy, muscle stripping, trigger point therapy, and breaking of fascia adhesions. Our massage is quite different from most massages, it really focuses on each individuals problems, and creates a modality plan to improve overall health.
Gyrotonic Expansion System
The Gyrotonic Method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and improving strength, and movement efficiency. The Gyrotonic Method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a qualified Gyrotonic Trainer. With Gyrotonic exercises, each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
The human body is designed to work as one harmonious system, to follow arcing and spiraling paths of motion, and to transition from one movement to the next smoothly and efficiently. Gyrotonic Method creator, Juliu Horvath, designed a specialized line of equipment around these natural movement patterns. Because Gyrotonic equipment is highly adjustable, it can be customized to fit each persons unique physique and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm/leg length and range of motion
Fascia is the head to toe, arm to arm, inside-out connective tissue. It divides our muscles and penetrates them like the internal skin of an orange. It also surrounds virtually every structure of the human body.
When fascia is tight, it pulls down on the fascial sheath below the skin. Fascial adhesions look like a chain link fence. When fat is present, it pushes through the fascia like a marshmallow pushing through a chain link fence. This causes a dimpled and puckered effect.
Tight fascia restricts blood flow. Little veins and arteries flow through the fascia delivering oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Fascia is so adhesive that it can block blood flow entirely to certain area, cause swelling in others, or just make it harder for blood to pump.
It also restricts the nerve signal. Nerves are the messengers that send signals from the brain to the muscles. When the signal is interrupted, or choked out, the muscle output is lessened. Fascia also can encase muscles, not allowing the cuts to show through. If you are big enough, you can actually outgrow your fascia and limit the size of muscle growth.
Lastly, it can torque and tighten joints and is often a pre curser to more serious issues such as strains, ligament problems, back pain, swelling, limited range of motion and more. Overall tight fascia can cause head aches, full body aches and rob us of vitality.
Incorporated as needed into the massages are as follows:
Hot Stones - Relax and soothe achy muscles
Cold Stones - Soothes inflamed muscles and relaxes the face.
Peppermint: Anti Inflammatory
Eucalyptus: Clears Sinuses
Lavender: Calms Nervous System
Tea Tree: Antiseptic, Good for skin
Herbal Steatmer - Good for sinus congestion
Organic Raw Natural Cooling Pain Relief Lotion, and oil- Cools & numbs the area of discomfort.
"The Edge", Cupping, and Fascia Blasting- Breaks up connective tissue to elongate the muscle from it's retracted state.
Ice and Heat Therapy Massager: Massager penetrates cold or heat into the muscle tissue after being relaxed.
Neck Roll: Heated towel to help elongate the cervical spine, and stretch out the neck muscles and relax the body.