Modalities

Neuromuscular Reprogramming

Neuromuscular Reprogramming (NMR) is an approach to structural bodywork that engages the motor control center in the brain to rewrite the programs governing coordinated movement. NMR uses muscle testing to assess specific structural imbalances and the dysfunctional relationships within coordination patterns. Muscle testing expands proprioceptive feedback and cues the brain for reprogramming. NMR quickly corrects the dysfunctional postural and movement patterns that result from overuse and injury. NMR is a very valuable therapy that effects rapid healing of acute injuries and offers relief from chronic pain. NMR has been found to be very effective in the treatment of frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic and lower back pain.

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a non-invasive system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health. AK understands that bioelectric energy flows through various pathways (meridians) throughout the body. When the energy flow is unobstructed, we feel our best physically, mentally and emotionally. AK uses manual muscle testing as a biofeedback indicator to determine where energy is blocked and what to do to restore our bodies to optimal energy flow and balance. A muscle tests weak when there is stress blocking energy flow and tests strong when energy is flowing. Muscle testing also gives immediate feedback to confirm that corrections have been effective. AK applies structural, mental, nutritional and energetic balancing techniques to help people alleviate pain, improve physical and mental performance, enhance energy, balance body chemistry and emotions and therefore enhance their overall health and well being.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue is a form of firm pressure massage used to address the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. It helps to release and loosen chronic muscle tension and joint restrictions. Deep tissue has been found to reduce stress hormone levels and blood pressure while boosting mood by triggering the release of seratonin and oxytocin.

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a style of bodywork that was developed in Japan but has it roots in traditional Chinese Medicine. It is similar to acupuncture but uses finger pressure instead of needles. Pressure is applied to specific points along energy pathways (meridians) for the purpose of restoring energetic flow. Shiatsu treatment is holistic, addressing the whole body rather than focusing on the area where symptoms are most obvious.

Swedish Massage

Swedish is a relaxing, soothing style of therapeutic massage using a variety of techniques to release muscle tension, improve circulation and release toxins from the muscle tissue.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient healing art that uses reflex points in the feet, hands and ears that relate to specific organs, glands and parts of the body. Stimulating these points with appropriate finger pressure prompts the flow of energy and blood to these parts of the body. Reflexology has been found to be a good postoperative therapy, speeding recovery by improving blood flow and relieving pain by signaling the release of endorphins which are the body’s own natural pain killers.

My massage and bodywork practice is based in Sebastapol, Sonoma County but I am available for corporate massage services as well as out call massage and body work services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.