Each session is tailored to you for your needs and to your aims for the session.
Remedial and Myofascial Massage Therapy
As the name remedial indicates, it is to 'remedy', to 'improve' or to 'set right'.
Deep Tissue Massage is common to remedial massage work. It involves the use of (generally) firm pressure to reach the deeper muscles and muscle fibres to release physically held tension and energy from within the body, increase the circulation of the blood and lymph to the area, assist in rehydrating the tissue and for detoxification purposes.
The 'deep' can also signify the effect that the treatment can have on, not only the restoration and healing of the body holistically, but also on the overall mental, emotional and physical condition of the body.
Myofascial Release techniques focus on the fascia that surround the bulk of the muscle and muscle fibres. The techniques are usually more slow and firm, with the intention of targeting the release and separation of the fascia from the muscle. It is common for the fascia within the body to become restricted and 'stuck down' to bone and other tissues both bio-mechanically and emotionally.
The release of the fascial tissue creates more space within the body, more flexibility and more freedom of movement.
Some of these techniques involve the client performing easy movements and/or stretches to assist in the release of the tissue adhesion and to benefit the overall effectiveness of the treatment.
Relaxation Massage Therapy
In times of mental, emotional or physical stress, or for general well-being and health maintenance, relaxation bodywork is intended to assist in the balancing of the stress response, to assist in calming the nervous system, and to bring a feeling of greater balance and stability.
The benefits of massage for mental health and well-being have been widely and undeniably proven with significant positive holistic shifts within a persons sense of self; mentally, emotionally and physiologically.
Integrative Body Psychotherapy
Integrative Body Psychotherapy (drawing primarily from principles of Core Energetics and Bioenergetics) is a process that focuses on energy and consciousness to integrate and balance aspects of the human personality - on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. It involves the release of emotional energy and trauma from the body; a physical expression that deepens an individuals' contact with their own life-force and deeper levels of feeling. Opening up through these areas of blocked or held energy in the body, opens the individual to a fuller experience of their emotional truth. Core Energetics and Bioenergetics were developed by John Pierrakos and Alexander Lowen respectively, having both studied and collaborated together under Wilhelm Reich.
The body reveals many aspects of our personal history and can often show a theme of where we may struggle. An example of this is the differences where there are areas of overcharge in the body (holding an excess of energy) Vs undercharged (holding too little energy and vitality).
The short and long-term benefits of engaging in Body Psychotherapy are an increase in authenticity, self-knowledge, groundedness, personal empowerment, honest communication (with self and others) and the experience of living with a deeper sense of embodiment and an open heart.
The process is both a body-centred transformational modality and for many individuals, a spiritual journey.
Emotional Release Bodywork
Combining aspects of Remedial, Myofascial and Relaxation Massage Therapy, Emotional Release Bodywork incorporates a focus on trigger points within the body.
Trigger points are taut bands (more commonly known as 'knots') of hyper-irritable, sensitive muscle tissue. They may be active (ie: felt as tenderness at rest or experiencing referred pain) or latent (not felt until pressure is applied to a particular area).
The release of these taut bands encourage the flow of energy from and through the area that is held/blocked. The energy is released from the held tension within the body through the use of applying pressure and movement to the area.
The term 'psychosomatic' refers to the relationship of the 'psyche' (the soul/mind/spirit) and the 'soma' (the physical body). Psychosomatic Therapy, founded by the late Hermann Müller, focuses on a clients' ability to connect with their own sense of self and self-alignment that is guided by the observation and study of the body's shape, posture, and the condition that it is currently in. Our physical body holds our history. Questions are asked of the client to encourage the engagement in self-analysis through the body, honouring life experiences and how their body has formed its current presentation. It is a process where a clients' curiosity, self-compassion, appropriate self-care and connection are key.
It is a modality that is well-coupled with remedial bodywork to assist in postural alignment, the release and relief of tension (mental, emotional and physical) and also provides a unique and individual experience for those who are curious about their bodymind communication on a deeper level.
Sessions can address clients' symptoms and life stressors, aiming to encourage a greater awareness through the body, acknowledge strengths and challenges in combination with the body's communication, release held (redundant/restrictive) psycho-emotional energy, allow for new perspectives and to assist in bringing about a greater overall focus, balance and stability to the mental, emotional and physical areas of the clients' body in a holistic way.
Consultations can include facial feature analysis and face-split analysis, body types and natural presentations of type, postural, gait and bodymind analysis, body split analysis (eg: upper/lower halves, right and left side), energy anatomy, breathing awareness and techniques, and the exploration of personal values and somatic alignment.
The Psychosomatic Therapy process is a valuable modality for growth, facilitating a greater level of personal awareness, providing valuable insights and offers an opportunity to view bodymind communication, and oneself, with a new understanding and appreciation.
Home Visit Massage Therapy
In-home bodywork therapy sessions can be a great way for those who have a full time schedule, difficulties with mobility, or through convenience, prefer a therapist to come to them. Please enquire for further information.
Demartini Method® Facilitation
The Demartini Method, developed by Dr. John Demartini, is a scientific method that balances perceptions and emotions. It is being used professionally by many psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educators, consultants, coaches, ministers, business leaders and health professionals throughout the world.
It is a tool with a thousand uses for empowering and inspiring life and its applications include reducing stress, resolving conflict, and creating new perspectives and paradigms for a more fulfilling life.
The Demartini Method involves a systematic series of questions directed towards the objective of bringing a full state of consciousness. These questions assist in neutralising emotional charges and in balancing mental and physical reactions, thereby, helping to clear the mind, open the heart and bring wellness to the body.