What to Expect in a Typical Session
Below is a detailed list of all the services we offer along with a brief description of each service!
A thorough in depth analysis involves measurement from head to feet structural positioning, may include photos against a grid to document structural posture and progression of changes over a set period of time. analysis from front to back and from left to right any imbalances that may indicate muscle compensation and/or strengths and weaknesses.
Rehabilitative taping that helps facilitate the natural healing of soft tissue by supporting and stabilizing joint mobility, lymphatic drainage, and myofascial release.
An exercise systems that strengthens the core promoting movement stemming from the powerhouse. Key points are moving in length and opposition of the muscle, moving through the joint, and decompressing the spine.
a relaxation massage which includes four strokes:
A – effleurage – long flowing strokes
B – petrissage – kneading and separating of muscles fibers
C – friction – generate heat and bring blood to the surface
D – tapotement – hitting type strokes.
Uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish but uses deeper pressure and moves beyond the superficial layer of soft tissue. It is a more focused type of massage to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)
Reflexology (typically foot massage)
Points in the feet correspond with points on the body. In general, the big toe represents the top part of the body (the head) and the bottom of the heel represents the lower part of the body.
Not strictly defined, generally used on someone who has just performed an athletic event or to prepare a person for an event, involves isolated stretching, client is dressed and no oil or lotion is used.
(Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) The muscle to be stretched is under tension and the individual then contracts the muscle for about 5 seconds while the therapist applies resistance against movement. The contracted muscle group is then released and a stretch is applied for about 30 seconds. There is about 15 to 30 seconds to recover and the process is repeated 2 – 4 times.
Massage for the special needs of pregnant women done side-lying and propped with pillows. We are happy to provide services up to delivery date as long as client is cleared by Physician.
Trigger Point Therapy
A hypercontracted knot, involves intense compression paired with deep breathing, and followed by applying cold packs to the area worked to prevent soreness and bruising.
The turning or pressing of the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscle) to allow stretching and lengthening of the underlying muscles.
Cupping is a form of therapy that uses cups to create a suction on the skin, lifting fascia, connective tissue, and muscles to lift adhesions as well as increase blood flow.
Graston is a form of therapy that scrapes the superficial layer of skin to re-align myofascia, creating healthy inflammation, and increasing blood flow and circulation.
There are 7 energy centers in your body:
It is said that these energy centers need to be in balance in order for our body to connect in unity. If any of the chakras are over or under stimulated, we could create stress in our minds that translates into our physical. Incorporating chakra meditation into a session helps to tune into those areas of strength or weakness and work towards finding peace and balance.
Sessions may include one or a combination of:
– Brief structural analysis (10min)
– Hot/cold stone therapy
– Aromatherapy – incorporating scented essential oils into the massage. Various scents trigger different areas of the brain to stimulate certain moods.
– Hot towels
– If applicable, first times kinesio taping is complimentary
What is Pranic Healing
? The concept that your energetic body supercedes your physical body. Unhealthy, dirty, energy can manifest into ailments in the physical and by nourishing and keeping your energetic body healthy, your physical body follows. Pranic healing is a no touch modality to cleanse the aura and balance the chakras energy flow so that both mind and body stay healthy.
– For more info on what Pranic Healing is: https://www.worldpranichealing.com/…/what-is-pranic-healing/
– For Meditation and Pro Bono healing sessions around Austin: www.austinpranichealing.com