This is a gentle and specific method of evaluating your organs and their support systems like fascia and ligaments for motility and mobility restrictions. Visceral Manipulation can help to relieve viscerospasms and bloating, and balance pressure systems within thorax, abdomen and pelvis. It may help to fully relieve back, neck pain, abdominal, pelvic pain, and fatigue. The communication within the body is positively enhanced and the nervous system calmed. The developer Jean Pierre Barral is a French osteopath that emphasizes anatomy, specificity and listening of the body.
Nerves hate to be compressed by tight muscles and joints, but love a good stretch. To find and lengthen them, you have to know your anatomy. Nerves are often compressed causing "sciatica" or "pinched nerves" and numbness, or even weakness. Specific portions of the compromised nerves are identified and lengthened, and pain is relieved.
Strain / Counterstrain
This treatment is targeted at very tight muscles, but instead of stretching them, I am giving them slack. The muscle and associated structures are put on slack, and the resting tone of the muscles is "reset" to an appropriate, pain-free level. There are about 275 tender points that can be found in the body and treated. Thanks to Dr. Jones and the Jones Institute for developing and teaching these techniques.
In this treatment the whole body is assessed by evaluating the cranial rhythmic impulse (CRI), the horizontal diaphragms, the cranial sutures/deeper membranes, and, if needed, the hard palate of the mouth. Light touch is utilized and the central nervous system is positively effected. Craniosacral Therapy treatment is very effective for neck pain, back pain, headache, head trauma, facial pain, and extremity pain. Somatoemotional Release may be added if needed.
This direct and firm technique lengthens muscle and fascia with a sustained stretch. Myofascial release can change your structural alignment and posture. It is very therapeutic and has been learned from multiple sources.
Manual Therapy / Osteopathic Techniques
Jin Shin Jyutsu
This is a wonderful Japanese hands-on healing art. Acting somewhat like a jumper cable, the practitioner works to facilitate and harmonize the vital life force energy in the body and mind. Twenty-six "safety energy locks" are opened to alleviate multiple symptoms, such as pain, nausea, fatigue, or emotional distress in the body. The Founder of Jin Shin Jyutsu in the United States, Mary Burmeister, brought this ancient art from Japan in the 1950's. To learn more about Jin Shin Jyutsu, visit the website here.
Womens' Health Issues
Many women suffer from chronic pelvic pain. The most common conditions that I address are related to the bladder, uterus, rectum or intestines. These conditions may be incontinence, bowel disturbances, post surgical scarring and pain, coccygeal pain, endometriosis and pre/postnatal musculoskeletal pain. Just one session can even alleviate the urgency and frequency of incontinence.
DASA Meditation is a vedic chanting form of energy-channeling modality that creates an aura to sustain improved energy and sustained tranquility, expand creativity, still the mind and body, increase awareness, maintain balance and focus, reduce anxiety and stress and relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. To learn more about DASA, visit the website here.