The John Upledger, DO, OMM CranioSacral Therapy is a hands-on approach to healing which involves gentle non-invasive pressure. This type of therapy is aimed at the CranioSacral system and permits the inner wisdom of the clients to self-correct imbalances, leading to improved functioning of the body.is a gentle yet powerful technique that is effective in releasing neck pain, back pain, and mental stress (among other things). It does this by optimizing the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spine and around the skull. CST provides a very soothing and relaxing healing experience.
I have completed Craniosacral I and II, as well as SomatoEmotional Release I and II.
Referral site: http://www.upledger.com
Myofascial Release, taught by John Barnes, PT, is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain and increase range of motion. Myofascial release is a very effective hands on technique that promotes sustained pressure and a gentle form of stretching, producing a profound healing effect upon the body tissue (especially fascia) thereby decreasing pain and restoring motion. Fascia is a tough, web-like, three-dimensional connective tissue, which encompasses the body from head to the toe without interruption.
The fascia surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, and organ of the body all the way down to the cellular level, including the brain and spinal cord. Malfunction of the fascial system due to trauma, cumulative effects of poor or uneven posture, whiplash, surgery or inflammation can create a binding of the fascia, resulting in abnormal pressures on nerves, muscles, organs, and bones, which can produce pain, headache, and restriction of motion.
MFR is achieved by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Direct Myofascial Release is sometimes known as deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.
Referral site: www.myofascialrelease.com
As a Reiki Master/Instructor, DeeEtte teaches classes locally, in Kentucky, the St. Louis area and on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. She completed her first and second Reiki degrees with Fran Brown, one of Takata's twenty-two trained Reiki Masters, and received her Advanced and Master Reiki degrees locally with Reiki Master and Acupuncturist, Carol Hall.
Reiki is an energy healing modality, which utilizes natural and non-invasive hands-on touch based on ancient Tibetan Buddhist teachings. Reiki was rediscovered in Japan during the mid-1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki cleanses and balances the energy system in the body. As a result, the body's natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum health. During a session, I work directly with your energy field to remove blockages, detoxify your system, and restore your vital life force energy. Reiki utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force between us. The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Thai Massage is the traditional massage of Thailand, and traces its roots to India some twenty-five hundred years ago. It is influenced by both Chinese and Indian healing arts. The techniques used in Thai massage resemble those used in Shiatsu by the practitioner.
I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and studied Thai massage at the Wat Po Traditional School of Medicine. Referral site: www.watpomassage.com
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than most other forms of massage therapy. It's also called Thai Yoga massage, because I use my hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like postures and stretches. My clients say Thai massage is like doing yoga without doing any of the work. No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed during the session. A single Thai massage session will help you release stress and relieve pain, and help you function more effectively at work and home.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Energy work is based on the belief that everyone has a \"life force\", and that the body needs to sustain its balance for optimum health. Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced. I work directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system. And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.
Feng Shui (pronounced Fung Shway), The Chinese Art of Placement, has been a passion of mine since the mid 1990's when companies in downtown Bangor and home owners first began consulting me about the benefits of Feng Shui. As word of my Feng Shui skills increased, I began teaching Feng Shui in both the Glenburn and Bangor School Districts. Additionally I have taught multiple classes at the YWCA, for The Fibromyalgia Support Group, at the Maine Holistic Center in Bangor and at Breast Cancer Survivor retreats. I studied at The Center for Feng Shui and Intuitive Arts in New Hampshire and as a student at Everglades University. I offer classes or private consults in both homes and business offices. As a continued educational instructor with NCBTMB, I am qualified to teach a 12 CE course: "Feng Shui for Your Office".
Acupressure is based on one the most ancient principles of healing - that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm pressure directly to these \"points\" on your body, which relieves your muscle tension and improves your circulation. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants and flowers in healing. This usage dates back thousands of years.
Facelift massage is a pampering, relaxing massage that improves the appearance of the face through stimulation of the underlying layers of skin and soft tissue. Facial massage works wonders as a pre-operative, and post-operative treatment, as well as a regular treatment for maintaining beautiful, healthy skin.
Referral site location: www.belavi.com
Infant Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically to promote the healthy development of your infant. Babies need touch in order to survive and grow. Massage will help your child grow, in mind and body. Starting a massage program for your infant or child is an important step in encouraging strength and coordination in the muscles that support the head, neck and spine as well as preventing future problems both physically and emotionally. Many infants show improved growth and development of the brain and nervous system. Infant massage has also been shown to improve the quality of a baby's sleep, as well as strengthening their immune system.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a gentle, non-invasive, rhythmic style of massage which mimics the motion of the lymphatic system throughout the entire body or a specific region of the body. (LDM) stimulates the immune system, assisting stagnant tissue fluid out of tissues. Lymphatic drainage opens the initial lymphatics and stimulates lymph vessel contraction which in turn reduces and provides relief from edema or swelling, an accumulation of fluids in the tissues.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, LD can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Movement Education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills. Combining problem-solving, guided-discovery, and exploratory methods, this practice inevitably leads to a stronger connection between the mind and body, creating a more natural and graceful experience of movement and interaction with other people. Sign up for DeeEtte's Myofascial and Energetic Motion course and receive 4 CE's.
Myofascial Massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on releasing tension in this important membrane.
Referral site: www.myofascialrelease.com
Developed by physical therapist Bonnie Pruden in 1976, myotherapy involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called \"trigger points\". Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are dissolved by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions of myotherapy, trigger points are eliminated, restoring full function and health to the body.
Shiatsu (Japanese Massage) and Tui Na (Chinese Massage) or just two types of Oriental bodywork. Shiatsu and Tui Na are often considered a "deep tissue" technique. This Japanese acupressure massage restores energy to the body.Oriental bodywork aims to restore and balance the flow of energy (Chi) throughout your body. It uses gentle hand and finger pressure along specific points and energy pathways (meridians) on your body to restore your body to full health. There are many forms of Oriental bodywork, but they all share a common foundation in Chinese Medicine. They simply differ in their use of specific techniques to balance your energy.
Polarity therapy is a type of bodywork which is focused on the energy fields of the body, rather than the physical body itself. This type of body work is also called energy work, because the practitioner attempts to adjust the skewed energy fields of the body and bring them into balance. During a polarity therapy session, the therapist and client usually work together in a very calm, relaxed environment.
Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Prenatal massage not only makes a woman feel pampered, but offers undeniable physical benefits as well. Massage can relieve fatigue, enhance sleep and calm an active baby. When receiving pregnancy massage, you are positioned on your side to give the therapist access to your back, or in a semi-reclined position for massage on the front of your body. Your body will be supported with pillows or special cushions. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, Prenatal Massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.
When receiving Trigger Point or Pressure Point Therapy, your body stores stress in specific areas called pressure points. Pressure points are small painful pockets of energy that are located along a nerve pathway in your body. These pressure points actually block the nerve energy from flowing through your body, causing a variety of discomforts and illnesses. In our session, I apply pressure to these specific points and dissolve them, releasing any blockages and restoring your nerve pathways to optimal health and function.
Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to stimulate more than 7,200 nerve endings in each foot. These nerve endings correspond to all parts of the body, including the organs and glands. This work often includes the hands and the ear.
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Seniors should, in many cases, have a doctor's permission prior to treatment. This is merely a precaution to ensure your good health. Geriatric massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief, and is a beneficial tool in fighting many of the symptoms of aging.
Shiatsu is often considered a "deep tissue" technique. This Japanese acupressure massage restores energy to the body. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - \"shi\" (finger) and \"atsu\" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and encourage the flow of Chi (energy) throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit.
Sports or Performance Massage (singers, actors or musicians) is for the athlete or performer; these techniques apply at all stages of training - post-event, during training to prevent and expedite rehabilitation after injury. Massage is an important part of a regular maintenance program and is widely used by individuals, teams, Olympic and professional athletes as well as theatrical entertainers. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing \"trigger points\" in your body. I began studying with Niel Asher in 2014. I have completed Niel Asher's Access Course, the Niel Asher 40 Hour Masters Course, covering a range of complex shoulder complaints such as Frozen Shoulder, Trigger Point Therapy for Elbow and Wrist Pain and Taping for Trigger Points.
Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These \"knots\" are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Tai Chi is known as one of the most effective exercises for physical and mental well-being. Tai Chi consists of fluid, gentle, graceful and circular movements which are performed in a relaxed and slow tempo. I began studying the Yang style of Tai Chi in 1998. I have studied Tai Chi for Arthritis since the fall of 2011 and completed Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor/Leader's course.