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Botanical Therapeutic massage

Herbal medicines are the foundation of my massages. With me you won’t find separate prices for Swedish, Deep Tissue, or other modalities because what you need is provided during any session.

As a professional herbalist and someone who has struggled with pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, I have dedicated my life to finding the best herbs to work with in these situations. In a botanical therapeutic massage, I will specifically blend different herbal medicines to form an oil, liniment, or other preparation to massage into your muscles during the session.

Spinal Reflex Therapy

 

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Do you have chronic pain? Do you have a lot of areas that hurt and you just can’t get them to go away? Have you had an accident that left you with whiplash, or do you have frozen shoulder? Spinal Reflex Therapy is for you!

In a nutshell, Spinal Reflex Therapy (SRT) is designed to help with long-term chronic pain that is caused by involuntary muscular contractions. I will find out your most unstable spinal facet joint with the help of a laser scanner and proceed to fully release muscles and ligaments by focusing on their attachment points.

Spinal reflex therapy is a method developed for people with chronic issues – this could be due to trauma, injuries, accidents, or even daily activities. What does spinal reflex mean? Everyone has reflexes one such reflex is the spondylogenic reflex (spinal reflex) that originates from the spinal facet joints. This reflex exists to help us respond quickly when when we are threatened. This is a good thing, however, the reflex once fired is supposed to be turned off. When the spondylogenic reflex is activated it causes a predetermined set of involuntary muscle contractures. The muscles that contract are determined by the particular facet joint that has become unstable. What does this mean? For as long as the spinal reflex is activated, you have chronically contracted muscle fibers that cause stress on the body.

The good thing about spinal reflex therapy is that it is a way of turning off issues at the source of the problem. Trigger points, chronic tension, and joint tracking dysfunction can all be caused by the continually firing spondyloenic reflex – causing a long-term cascade of pain and dysfunction. Spinal reflex therapy is a way of creating a highly individualized treatment session for each client


 

 

Spinal reflex therapy and massage questions

Q: What kind of clothing do I wear? Will I need to undress?

A: For a 90 min SRT session you will need to undress for the massage portion. If you are uncomfortable with this, I am willing to work around clothing but it will be less effective. You can wear clothing during the massage if you feel uncomfortable but I do not recommend it.

Q: Should I book an appointment with you?

A: If you would like assistance with a particular condition (whiplash, scoliosis, anterior compartment syndrome,) or just pain (low back pain, shoulder issues) then you should book an appointment with me. I am trained to work with these conditions and more. You should not book with me if you are looking for a quick miracle fix or if you are unwilling to do your homework (stretches).

Q: What does SRT feel like? What will I experience?

A: The first portion of the appointment is a spinal reflex therapy session, and the second portion is massage. Spinal reflex therapy will feel only slightly uncomfortable.  I will be pressing on tender points on your muscles. It will feel like I am pressing on a bruise. This is never meant to be an intense pressure and I will be asking you many questions during SRT to make sure the pressure is great for you. The massage portion will include stretches, deep tissue, some Swedish, and other appropriate techniques.As someone in need of healing you have probably run into people who did not really listen to your problems. Pain is different for everyone. I promise that I will strive to create a plan that leaves takes you from where you are now to the place you would like to be.

None of these statements or products have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This products and/or statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This is for educational purposes only and it is not meant to replace the care or advice of a medical professional in any way.