The healing tradition of Hawaii known for smooth, flowing movements and medium to deep pressure, Lomilomi is healing thru touch and manipulation and is an excellent technique for stress relief and calming the nervous system. Seifukujitsu, a traditional medical massage of Japan, utilizes vibrating pressure, acu-point stimulation, hot/cold treatment, cupping and deep-tissue restructuring as well as many types of Asian herbs and liniments. It is a highly effective system for restoring stiff and over-stressed muscles and joints.
Clinical methods of assessing and treating loss of motion, muscle pain and nerve entrapment. This work is done via orthopedic assessment, treatment protocol and objective evaluation. Protocols include deep tissue mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, structural alignment, positional release techniques, passive stretching and muscle energy technique. All of which aid in the breakdown of adhesive limitations and restoration of free movement.
In order to create a lasting change, clients must also focus on their posture and movement patterns to allow their nervous system to integrate the feedback theyʻre giving it and correct any dysfunction that is delaying a complete recovery. This type of work is highly recommended for people with anxiety and chronic pain due to its ability to effect the limbic system.
In many cases, chronic pain has been treated successfully via the protocols of Dr. John Sarno, MD (TMS) , Dr. Howard Schubiner, MD and Alan Gordon, LCSW (Pain Reprocessing Therapy). Their research has proven the efficacy of treatment options for somatic pain syndromes. PRT has shown to be successful in reducing or eliminating chronic back pain with lasting effect. Learn more about reprocessing options for pain.
Investigating and treating the origin of pain can be riddled with contradictions. In millions of cases, chronic pain (pain that lasts longer than 3 months) is so difficult to resolve it is often relegated to pharmaceutical-based pain management (that has unintentionally lead to a global opioid crisis).
Our approach is to assess the complete issue, then to enhance hands-on therapy ... when needed, with additional therapies that target limbic (muscle memory) patterns as well as pain (neuro-plastic) centers to help clients overcome the obstacles that may be delaying recovery.