Reiki is a gentle, healing energy or "chi" that flows through the hands of the practitioner to the recipient. A Reiki practitioner channels the energy through the laying of the hands to harmonize and balance the human energy field. The flow of chi clears energy blockages and creates harmony and balance on the emotional, spiritual and physical level.
Schedule a Reiki session with Melissa Gouffray or Diane Troup, CMT.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams - about the weight of a nickel - practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.
* Request a session with Andrea Rakhmanov, CMT or Ashley Crist, CMT.
Polarity therapy is based on the theory that a smooth flow of energy maintains health, while disruptions in the flow caused by trauma, stress, poor nutrition, and other factors lead to energy imbalances, fatigue, and illness. There are believed to be three types of energy fields in the human body: long-line currents that run north to south on the body; transverse currents that run east-west in the body; and spiral currents that start at the navel and expand outward.
Practitioners of polarity therapy identify the sources of energy blockages and disruptions by observing symptoms such as headaches, tight shoulders and back muscles, muscle spasms, pain, abdominal discomfort, and even tumors. The first polarity therapy session includes detailed questions about physical and mental health, diet and exercise, health concerns, work, and more. The patient lies on a massage table while the therapist scans for imbalances and checks energy flow in the body. The polarity therapist may use a variety of techniques to balance and clear energy field paths. Some of these include twisting the torso, spinal realignment, curling toes, rocking motions, and moving the hands along the body's natural energy pathways.
Patients often report feeling relaxed and less tense after a polarity therapy session. Polarity therapy can be used to promote relaxation and range of motion, relieve tension, increase energy, and reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.
* Request a session with Andrea Rakhmanov, CMT.