Neuromuscular Therapy is a system of massage techniques that were developed in the 1930's by Dr. Stanley Lief in England. It uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.
AromaTherapy, simply put, is the use of essential oils, delivered topically or aromatically to assist, both, mind and body in the search for balance and well being. We use only the most powerful, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential Oils and blends by doTERRA, which have demonstated profound effects on four conditions that challenge the body's systems to function optimally. The goal of AromaTherapy with doTERRA Essential Oils is to oprovide an extremely rich and relaxing experience on the table and to reach the optimal areas within the body where they are able to combat stress, enhance immune function, decrease inflammation and balance the autonomic nervous system. Highly Therapeutic in nature and portable to your own medicine cabinet, doTERRA Oils and Wellness Lifestyle products are truly a game changer, however you choose to use and enjoy them. Visit www.mydoterra.com/rebeccalavin to learn more about, or to purchase, doTERRA products for health and wellness.
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 and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
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 fairly common after treatment, but should not be more than the soreness one experiences after a good workout. Drinking 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.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue 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 in order to release your trigger points. This process can be painful at times so communication is key. For the best results, inform your therapist if you feel the pressure is beyond your own personal tolerance. The effects of this technique are lasting and can be profoundly transformative.
Invigorating Relaxation is a movable feast of techniques, mainly Swedish and Circulatory, with music and movement being an important component. It is a great technique for reducing stress while, at the same time, revitalizing the circulatory system. Great for 'Desk Jockey's', 'Couch Potato's' and anyone who enjoys having fun while in the pursuit of good health. The music is generally lively but can be anything that works for you. We also encourage clients to bring whatever music makes their day. It's o.k. to 'rock out' as well. Enjoy!
Nurturing Touch is more an intent than a modality. Usually quieter, less invasive to the tissue, less reactive to the nervous system. Much of the time performed without the barrier of oils, lotions or creams. Techniques include: Holding, gentle rocking, breathwork and/or whatever seems to calm the neural receptors. Some applications are: Acute stage injury (first 24 hours), chronic or immediate stress & anxiety, geriatric considerations or simple preference. Remember when mom used to run her hands over your back to soothe you into slumber? Something like that. Little or no pressure. Just soothing touch. Benefits are both neural and fascial. Much the same as deeper, more deliberate work with less obvious stress to the tissue.