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, the 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, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, myoskeletal alignment, active engagement techniques, passive stretching and graded exposure release. All of which aid in the breakdown of adhesive limitations and restoration of free movement.
Qigong is a traditional Chinese method of internal movement and body re-education that helps to promote internal awareness and presence, postural alignment, circulatory improvement, and stress relief (balanced chi). 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 6 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.