New Healing Modalities
Meditation & Reflection Session
Self-care Workships & Classes
Health Education & Prevention
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle method of releasing restrictions in the central nervous system in order to enhance wellness and improve resistance to disease. The technique was developed by Dr. John Upledger, an internationally-recognized osteopathic physician and member of the Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine. Both Daniel and Claire trained at The Upledger Institute where their mentor was Bruno Chickly, M.D., prominent lymphatic system clinician and research scientist.
This hands-on approach focuses on the craniosacral system, a circuit of membranes filled with cerebrospinal fluid which envelops the brain and the entire length of the spinal cord. “Craniosacral” refers to the cranium (the structure surrounding the brain) and the sacrum (the five vertebrae which form the back wall of the pelvis). When the body is functioning optimally, cerebrospinal fluid moves continuously through this area (the dural tube) in a slow, rhythmic wave; restrictions in the flow cause disruptions in the rhythm, accumulation of toxins, and a multitude of symptoms.
Craniosacral Therapy is a safe, relaxing way to relieve the restrictions, balance the rhythm, and synchronize the body and mind. It calms the central nervous system and balances emotions, strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and fatigue, and prevents disease.
It rids the body of stale or negative energy as it prepares the patient for healing. Harmonization is joined with massage therapy techniques for a well-rounded therapy session.
The combination of Myofascial Release, Unwinding, and Energy Therapy provides a profound healing experience, as it treats the entire being – body, mind, and soul.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
Lymph Drainage Therapy is a very precise hands-on technique developed by Bruno Chickly, M.D. of France to activate lymph circulation and cleanse the system. “Lymph” refers to the clear tissue fluid that circulates throughout the body and promotes healing. Based on anatomical science, this technique allows the therapist to detect the direction, rhythm, depth, and quality of the lymph flow. By improving lymph circulation, the therapist stimulates the immune system to flush waste such as damaged cells and inflammatory toxins; it promotes general wellness and facilitates healing. This is a very gentle, relaxing technique.
Benefits of Lymph Drainage Therapy
•Reduced swelling (including lymphedema), tightness, and bruising in post-operative patients.
•Improved regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds, and wrinkles.
•Detoxification of the body.
•Decreased sinus congestion and allergy symptoms
•Relief from chronic pain and fatigue, including symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
•Reduced cellulite formation
•Reduced stress and insomnia
Through a variety of techniques, Daniel can help relieve stress and muscular tension, as well as assist the balance of the immune system, to increase the overall sense of well being.
Myofascial Release and Unwinding
The John Barnes Method of Myofascial Release is a safe, gentle, state-of-the-art technique that is highly effective in relieving pain, restoring mobility, and promoting overall wellness. This technique generally provides quicker, more lasting results than traditional hands-on therapy. Myofascial Release and Unwinding is a whole-body approach that focuses on relieving restrictions from all layers of the fascia.
Myofascial refers to “myo” (muscle) + “fascia” (soft tissue). The fascia is a vast web of interconnected soft tissue that extends from head to toe and envelops all muscle, bone, nerves, organs, and blood vessels in the body; its network extends from the superficial fascia just below the skin to the dural fascia covering the brain and spinal cord. It is vital for the healthy functioning of every cell within the body, and serves as a pivotal interface between the body and the mind.
Fascial restrictions impede vital transmission of information from cell to cell; this disruption of communication leads to disease and abnormal cell development as in cancer. The fascia constricts to protect the body from physical or emotional threat (e.g., surgery, injury, chronic stress, poor posture, disease); this initial response is an integral part of the body’s survival mechanism. If, however, the body forgets to “turn off the alarm” once the threat has subsided, the fascia remains stuck in emergency mode, and normal cell function is impaired. Since the fascia is one continuous circuit, a restriction in one area frequently affects distant regions of the body as well. Myofascial restrictions can cause pervasive symptoms such as pain, misalignment, stiffness, nerve impingement, impaired circulation and digestion, anxiety, agitation, and depression.
Myofascial Release Therapy involves gentle, sustained pressure and stretching to interrupt the tissues’ dysfunctional cycle and to allow release of painful holding patterns; sustained pressure is the key to achieving long-term results by, in essence, re-wiring the fascia. In the process, memories, emotions, and belief systems that had obstructed healing rise to awareness and can be released as well. Both the body and the mind are rebalanced, and healing occurs.
Myofascial Release Intensive Treatment Program
The Myofascial Release Intensive Treatment Program is designed for individuals with complex chronic pain and/or difficulties with mobility. Patients receive multiple sessions per day for one or two weeks. The intensive treatment approach provides the most effective, long-lasting relief of chronic symptoms.
This specialized protocol includes a comprehensive whole-body evaluation to assess range of motion and soft tissue restrictions. Therapeutic techniques include Craniosacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Myofascial Rebounding, and Myofascial Unwinding. Patients also receive individualized instruction in self-treatment techniques they can perform at home.
The Myofascial Release Intensive Program is particularly recommended for:
• Back Pain
• Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Chronic Pain
• Disc Problems
• Menstrual Problems
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
• Neck Pain
• Sports Injuries
• TMJ Problems
What are the benefits of treatment?
One or a combination of the therapies we offer may help:
- Relieve stress, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, whiplash, chronic pain, headaches, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, sport injuries, muscular tension.
- Detoxify the body and diminish cellulite.
- Improve circulation, sleep, vitality, and memory
- Alleviate allergies, eczema, chronic inflammation, and sinusitis.
- Regenerate burned or scarred tissue; reduce swelling, bruising, and edema.
- Prevent lymphedema.
- Enhance rehabilitation.
- Balance the immune system and increase overall sense of well-being.
“The body process is not linear, it is circular; always, it is circular. One thing goes awry, and its effects go on and on and on and on. A body is a web, connecting everything with everything else.”
−Dr. Ida Rolf