Therapeutic Massage- This is a basic full-body therapeutic massage; relaxing; stress reducing; sometimes meditative. Relieves muscle tension as well as mental or emotional stress.
Deep Tissue Bodywork - This session works with the deeper layers of muscle and uses much firmer pressure. Most commonly this session works to free the shoulder girdle and or the pelvic girdle. Because the work moves through the superficial layers of muscle there can sometimes be a bit of soreness the following day. This work is approached with reverence and communication between practitioner and client throughout the session.
Y.A.N.I. Bodywork -Yanni Approach to Neuromuscular Integration- This work is based on the 10 sessions of 'Rolfing,' the sessions vary quite a bit from the 'Rolfing' modality in that it is less invasive and less traumatic to the muscle tissue. Energy work is also weaved in through the sessions as well as some 'Positional Therapy' Techniques. This work is beneficial to those with severe scar tissue build-up or chronic structural misalignments.
Positional Therapy- This Bodywork comes from the Physical Therapy techniques of SCM/MET, a way of working with structural imbalances through slacking muscles to alleviate unhealthy tension, than working to shorten and strengthen overstretched tight muscles that have become weak while lengthening short tight overbearing muscles.
Polarity Therapy- This modality uses bodywork and energy balancing techniques to bring harmony to the wireless anatomy of the individual. This modality was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone; it has been helpful in undoing blockages caused by daily stress as well as mental, emotional or physical trauma that create major blockages to peace and harmony in ones life.
AYT-PT-Advanced Yoga Therapy- This is a private Advanced Therapeutic Yoga Session incorporating hands on assists and energy balancing Protocols that work to undo energy current blocks in the structural and wireless anatomy of the body.
AYT-Positional Therapy & Energy Balancing Sessions are geared toward reconnecting and balancing the body’s ‘Electro-magnetic Field; called the ‘wireless anatomy.’
Sessions take 75 minutes approximately and consist of an energy balancing segment protocol and a hands on PT Yoga segment.
The goal for a session is to unblock energy and smooth out static in the bodies electromagnetic currents, this translates to stress relief and relaxation, while the PT assists help with structural alignment.
There are 6 individual sessions.
Protocol #1 works with the Ether Element and the 5th Chakra, opening a space for freedom of expression, stillness. “Ether is like a mixing bowl for the other four elements” (Randolph Stone). Ether gives us our ability to hear and to speak, it is Sound itself as well as the space for manifestation. When in balance, articulation can flow with precision, wether it be of our words or movements of the physical joints.
Ether is also the space for the cavities of the body, this protocol energetically works with the joints of the body, physically moves the joints and facilitates opening space for the shoulder girdle, torso and pelvis. Ether is also the sattvic energy of our being, the first step down into physical energy from our spirit, (paraphrased from Randolph Stone and also to some extent the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali Yoga Sutras).
Protocol # 2 works with the Earth Element and the 1st chakra, creating a sense of security and grounding; aids at addressing fear and activating courage; connects us to the deepest layer of buried trauma/treasure and to our sense of smell. The Earth element moves through our digestive system and aids in our elimination process, mentally, emotionally and physically. (The Earth element may also contribute to the function of the Enteric Nervous system).Earth is the densest of the elements and holds the roots of our ego-identity through family of origin and early childhood identification processes.
Protocol #3 works with the Water Element and the 2nd chakra, bringing nurturing and a natural “mother’s” energy sense to the work. Water also supports our emotional well-being; our creative and procreative energies guiding the healing energy release of emotional trauma and/or unblocking artistic abilities. Water flows through the body via the arteries, veins and lymphatic system, it also aids in building and maintaining relationships, developing a flair within our personality and, when unrestricted, can help in ‘letting go’ of difficult energies.
Protocol #4 works with the Fire Element and the 3rd chakra, drawing the healing energy of Earth up through the Water and into the Fire for transformation, eventually releasing these energies through the Heart (the Air Element). Fire is Power and Vision, when we connect with our Fire center we begin to empower ourselves and transform negative debilitating energies into expansive, radiating light and clarity of perception is ignited. Fire fosters acceptance and a level of self-forgiveness brining a new enthusiasm for life. Anger and resentment seem to fade away and no longer have power over us. This power rises through the Heart as passion and continues to rise through the throat as ‘Voice” through the eyes as clarity of vision, inner and outer and right to the Crown Chakra, Liberating our Spirit.
Protocol #5 works with the Air Element, the 4th chakra, the Heart. Air guides the innate intelligence, Pranic life force intelligence and our ego-intellect. It abides in the chest guiding the energy of the Heart and Lungs and aids our Nervous system. Air is movement itself, naturally gentle, it fosters the terms, ‘quick thinking’ and ‘light hearted’. It is commonly the first energy impacted by trauma. In recent trauma the energy can be released right away through movement, touch and gentle words, internal conversation or external dialog; horrific, intense or longstanding trauma is often layered through the other fields (koshas), rooting in muscle tissue, organs even bone- this trauma can be slowly, with steady secure nurturing approaches be transformed and lifted to the Heart for release. this release can turn judgmental, critical thinking into compassion and unconditional love for oneself and
Protocol #6 works with each of the elements, as well as facilitated asana and homework asana. This can be used as an introduction method to give an individual a felt experience of the protocols as well as used as a type of smoothing session after one has been through all the protocols, it can also serve as a type of maintenance session every few weeks, months or as an individual feels they would like.
Reiki- The most common description is; universal life energy. In a Reiki session the practitioner uses subtle hands on placement to act as a conduit for this life force energy. Reiki is very relaxing and can lead to physical, mental and emotional healing of the giver and the receiver.
Jin Shin Jytsu- 'is an Ancient Oriental Art of harmonizing life energy in the body. Said to predate Buddha and Moses, it was rediscovered in the early 1900's by Master Jiro Murai, who, after recovery from a terminal illness, devoted himself to the revival of the Art for future generation.' It was brought to the US in the 50's by his devoted student Mary Burmeister.
J'in Shinn Jytsu is a physio-philosophy that involves the application of the hands for gently balancing the flow of life energy in the body; more generally, it is the awakening to awareness of complete harmony within the self and the universe.'
Reflxology- this session works with the reflex points located on the soul of the foot; it is used to release tension in the organs and intestines.