Body-Based Therapy is where the therapist moves or manipulates one or more parts of the patient’s body. It may be used to treat pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and general well-being. The therapies involve treatments that address physical anomalies or dysfunctions in the multi-dimensional body.
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Our various Body-Based Therapies services
Breathe℠ Craniosacral therapy (CST)
- 30 min | $60.00 USD
- 60 min | $100.00 USD
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy that uses gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. It is sometimes also referred to as craniosacral therapy.
It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.
CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.
It’s thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
Depending on what you’re using CST to treat, you may benefit from between 3 and 10 sessions, or you may benefit from maintenance sessions. Your healthcare provider will help you determine what’s right for you.
Benefits and uses
CST is thought to relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves.
Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:
* migraines and headaches
* irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
* disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia
* sinus infections
* neck pain
* recurrent ear infections or colic in infants
* trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash
* mood disorders like anxiety or depression
* difficult pregnancies
BREATHE℠ Myofascial Release
- 30 min | $60.00 USD
- 60 min | $100.00 USD
Myofascial Release is a hands-on approach to managing pain and discomfort. The practitioner gently kneads and stretches the muscles and fascia to work out knots and involves applying pressure to tight or sore areas to get them to relax.
Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas. Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic. The therapist will begin massaging and stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure. The therapist then aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing pressure and tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other trigger points until the therapist feels the tension is fully released.
These areas where the therapist is working may not be near where the pain originates or where you feel the pain most prominently. Myofascial release works the broader network of muscles that might be causing your pain. It tries to reduce tension throughout your body by releasing trigger points across a broad section of your muscular system.
Patients with myofascial pain syndrome frequently benefit from this type of therapy. People who experience chronic headaches may also find relief from myofascial release. Gently massaging on tightened muscles in and around the neck and head may reduce headaches.
Myofascial release can be used for people of all ages. It may be part of your treatment for conditions like:
* pain reduction
* mood elevation
* correct muscle imbalances
* relieve muscle & joint stress
* neuromuscular efficiency improvement
* neck pain & stiffness
BEMER Reflexology (in-network)
60 min | $90.00 USD
Reflexology Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. (In-Network)
In traditional Chinese medicine
Reflexology rests on the ancient Chinese belief in qi (pronounced “chee”), or “vital energy.” According to this belief, qi flows through each person. When a person feels stressed, their body blocks qi.
This can cause an imbalance in the body that leads to illness. Reflexology aims to keep qi flowing through the body, keeping it balanced and disease-free.
In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet, hands, and ears to determine where they should apply pressure.
They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.
Reflexology is linked to many potential benefits, but only a few of them have been evaluated in scientific studies.
So far, there’s limited evidence that reflexology may help to:
* reduce stress and anxiety
* reduce pain
* lift mood
* improve general well-being
In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped them:
* boost their immune system
* fight cancer
* get over colds and bacterial infections
* clear up sinus issues
* recover from back problems
* correct hormonal imbalances
* boost fertility
* improve digestion
* ease arthritis pain
* treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)
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