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Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing technique based on thousands of years of the ancient wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. Fine needles are placed at acupuncture sites along pathways known as meridians, through which the Qi, or vital energy of the body, flows. When the Qi flow is disrupted because of injury or illness, imbalances occur, leading to pain or dysfunction of the body’s vital organ systems. Acupuncture treatment is known for its ability to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore the body to a state of optimal health and balance.Â
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of back, shoulder, and neck pain, sports-related injuries, sciatica, issues related to women’s and men’s health, stress-related symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety, fatigue and burnout, digestive disorders, sinus pain, and allergy-related conditions. It can also assist with weight management and smoking cessation.
Facial Rejuvenation using Acupuncture tightens pores, improves muscle tone and dermal contraction, while enhancing and increasing the elasticity of the skin. Acupuncture can reduce signs of aging by strengthening and stimulating the circulation of Qi within the meridian pathways, especially those of the face. You will look and feel more energetic, calm, vibrant and healthy. Acupuncture has an accumulative effect. It is recommended to have a series of treatments to receive maximum results.
Chakras are energy centers connecting the energetic (pranic) body with the gross (physical) body. Chakra balancing works on the tangible and subtle energy levels of the body. It aligns the energy pathways and removes blockages caused by emotions, thoughts, and life situations.
Cranial Therapy is a gentle hands-on technique that works with the craniosacral rhythm and the cranial/facial structure. The work is performed starting from superficial and progressing to deep structures, increasing joint alignment and mobility and releasing compression throughout the cranium and face. This technique can have a profound affect on headaches, migraines, head trauma, concussions, TMJ dysfunction, stress release, and mores.
Myofascial Release is a gentle hands-on technique that releases restrictions in the fascial system of the body. Fascia is described as a “tough connective tissue” that provides form to the body enveloping every muscle, bone, nerve, organ, and vessel. It is continuous without beginning or end. There are many causes for fascial tightness and dysfunction. This technique results in freeing the fascia and allowing the tissues of the body to glide appropriately while increasing blood flow, lymphatic flow and joint and visceral mobility. This technique can decrease pain, increase range of motion and help with a multitude of diagnoses.
Prenatal Swedish Massage
Prenatal Swedish massage utilizes Swedish massage strokes—compression, gliding, kneading, and friction—to target the specific aches and pains that go along with pregnancy, such as low back pain, sciatica, round ligament pain, and feet and leg pain or swelling. As with any massage, the therapist will tailor the session to meet the needs of a given client. Prenatal massage is generally done in a side-lying position. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition such as pregnancy-induced hypertension, be sure to let the therapist know before your session.
Prenatal Thai Bodywork
Prenatal Thai Bodywork is a gentle system of stretching and relaxation suitable for the particular condition of mothers-to-be. It is appropriate in the second and third trimesters of pregnancies without complications. Thai Yoga can help to alleviate some of the tension in the back and strain on the legs associated with pregnancy and can increase flexibility in the hips and groin. Most important, Thai Bodywork cultivates a mentally and physically peaceful state in the mother, helping her to reduce stress and build confidence in preparation for the experience of birth.
Why not thank your feet and hands for all they do for you? Reflexology stimulates various points that correspond to the organs and structures of the body, thereby promoting relaxation and internal healing, as well as improving circulation and balance. Gentle pressure is used to wonderful effect while you sit back, rest, and relax.
Reiki is a gentle, balancing, transformational spiritual practice. It is generally experienced as deeply relaxing and refreshing. Reiki’s universal nature makes it suitable for all states of being. Reiki is practiced either through light touch or with the hands slightly off the body. Reiki has no known medical contraindications, and recipients are fully clothed and aware at all times.
Shiatsu is an ancient, non-invasive healing method practiced for centuries to prevent illness. Based on traditional Chinese acupuncture meridians, Shiatsu’s acupressure is also called pressure point meridian therapy. Shiatsu helps keep the body in peak condition, relieves tension, and promotes vitality. It prompts the body’s internal system to flow, helping the body to heal itself. It can work in conjunction with most health regimens prescribed by doctors and other health care professionals. As an option, you can have moxa applied; that consists of heated sticks used at pressure points to treat allergies and colds.
Sound healing combines Reiki hands-on healing with a variety of powerful sound healing instruments and procedures which will be administered in a personalized session just for you. Lying on a massage table, you will receive sounds that are designed to dislodge holding patterns and move stagnant energy.
Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage
A deeply relaxing combination of Western massage techniques designed to ease tension, relieve pain, and improve mobility and muscle tone. The practitioner applies gentle but firm gliding and kneading strokes to loosen muscles and boost circulation and can include targeted techniques to unlock deeper muscles and release knots.
The teachings of Yoga provide a comprehensive understanding of psychology, as well as a path beyond the psychological level of being. With many years of dedicated practice of yoga, especially meditation, Integral Yoga’s counselors will listen deeply and help you explore the way to make clear, balanced, and skillful decisions in your life. The essence of the yogic philosophy is that you cannot blame others for your unhappiness. Blaming yourself is also not productive, but it is possible to learn to take responsibility for how your mind is reacting to the world around you.
Often described as assisted Hatha Yoga, this well-respected and proven healing art born in the temples of Thailand has roots in both the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda and Thai Buddhism. Using his or her hands, feet, arms, and legs, the practitioner gently guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures, creating a harmonious and therapeutic “dance,” which leads to greater physical awareness, grace, and spiritual energy.