Techniques/Modalities:

I draw from an eclectic mix of modalities catered to the individual needs of my clients in a given session. My training and focus includes:

Subtle Work

oHomeopathy of the Spine: Joints are held with slight compression to allow the body to naturally release a holding pattern. Gentle, simple and very effective.

oCranial Sacral: Tuning into the cranial sacral rhythm provides a gentle “hello” to the nervous system. This recognition is very soothing to reduce the “flight or flight” response which can create hypertonicity (a state of always “on”) in our musculature, allowing deep relaxation.

oLymphatic Drainage: Post acute injury, the body is in a state of inflammation and local work is not beneficial. Gently moving the lymph system flushes areas of inflammation/toxins and replaces it with new blood. Results are pain reduction and a faster recovery time.

oReiki/Therapeutic Touch: Used in situations with high emotional components or traumatic experiences. Often experienced as our vulnerable aspects being held and nurtured.

Direct Work

oTrigger Point: When tissues are trying to compensate for weaker areas, it will contract in dense bundles causing blocks and sometimes pain. Referral pain can be felt a surprising distance away. When pressure is applied, these “knots” relax, allowing the entire muscle to work more efficiently. Bringing breath to the location cue the brain to realize it doesn’t need to hold so tightly.

oPin and Stretch: Our body uses connective tissue (fascia) to stabilize a muscle that is over or under working. Compression is applied to an area while the muscle or joint is taken through range of motion. This technique can be applied broadly to large fascial sheets or pin-pointed on individual muscles or tendons to help them move independently. The result is an increased range of motion, increased circulation and mobilization of restricted tissues.

oStripping: Muscles and connective tissue can get stuck together when, through an imbalance, they bond to increase stability. Separating muscles and connective tissue that have been stuck together allow them to slide smoothly instead of catching on one another.

     •  Testing

               oNKT - Neurokinetic Therapy: Working directly with the motor control center of the brain, we can test the neurological activity of specific muscles and movements. Through the NKT protocol we begin to map the imbalances of the body and how they are connected. We will find what needs to be released and what needs to be strengthened, creating a blue print for your specific treatment plan.

               o Anatomy in Motion: Based off the principle of “finding centre,” AiM expands restricted movement and unwinds stuck patterns through the entire body. Both an evaluative and therapeutic technique, clients gain a greater awareness of their bodies and report standing taller with more freedom of movement.

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