Services & Fees
Deep Tissue Massage
- Is used to release chronic patterns of muscle tension using slow strokes, direct pressure or friction directed with and against the grain of the muscles with fingers, thumbs, or elbow. Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage technique.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system. Developed by John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, this manual therapy enhances the body’s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. The roots of this therapy are in cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr. William G. Sutherland. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face, and mouth—which make up the cranium—down to the sacrum or tail-bone. Since this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord, any imbalance or dysfunction in the craniosacral system could cause sensory, motor, or neurological disabilities. These problems may include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities, and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. Therapists generally use only five grams of pressure, roughly the weight of a nickel, to test for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system. It’s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself.
Gentle Restorative Treatment
- GRT is used when deeper more vigorous massage is contraindicated. After surgery, with certain prescription medications, during first trimester of pregnancy and or if any complications arise at other stages, for bone fragility, during and after illness such as cancer, circulatory and heart related issues. gentle and light pressure is utilized along with an integrated approach from other modalities such as CST or QT.
Myofascial Release Therapy
- Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame, followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
LaStone “Hot Stone” Massage
- Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures, ranging from zero to 135 degrees, are used during LaStone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energy. Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work. Cold stones aid with inflammation, moving blood out of the area, and balancing male/female energies. Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process, with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body seeks homeostasis. LaStone therapy requires less effort from the practitioner’s own body and delivers healing warmth to the hands, benefitting the therapist, as well as the client. Founder Mary Harrigan drew from the wisdom of ancient healers in using thermotherapy as the basis for her approach.
- Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. During the massage, the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.
Stretching and ROM
- Stretching is important to reduce the risk of injury, prevent muscle soreness after exercise, and improve athletic performance. What is actually happening to the body during a stretch is very complex. Each muscle contains stretch receptors which attach themselves to the working part of the muscle called, muscle fibers. The stretch receptors measure the degree of the stretch, sending a message through the spinal cord to the nerves that control the contraction of the muscle where the receptors are. As the runner stretches more intensely the receptors begin to send out pulses harder and more rapidly. These pulses exceed a certain frequency, and the stretched muscle contracts and shortens, preventing overstretching. Range of motion exercises are gentle stretching exercises that move each joint as far as possible in all directions.
Reiki / Healing Touch / Quantum Touch
- Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as reiki—sacred life force—and that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance.
Soft Tissue Release and Assessment for Injuries
- Soft-tissue release (STR) is a powerful injury treatment technique developed in Europe with the world’s fastest sprinters. Recovery rates once considered impossible by traditional therapists and sports medicine doctors were achieved, through methods based on European osteopathy techniques, along with insights from quantum physics. In recent years, STR has been given clinical application for chronic low back pain and whiplash injuries. STR deals directly with the reasons for soft tissue dysfunctions and subsequent referred pain and nerve entrapment. In acute conditions, STR affects the insidious way scar tissue is formed, and in chronic conditions, STR breaks up the fibrotic and adhered mass of scar tissue to quickly allow the muscle to return to its natural resting length. Once the muscle or muscle group has returned to the original resting length, there is an immediate release from the pain induced by the inflammation response. The client is placed in a particular position so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction or plane. When the exact location of the injury has been defined, a determined pressure is applied directly into the affected tissue or along a specific line of injury. At the same time, the client is given a set of instructions that now engage the antagonist of the muscles involved. The muscle is extended from a fixed position in a determined direction under a pinpoint of pressure. Decrease in pain and increase in range of motion are often immediate, offsetting any minor discomfort experienced.
Serious and Chronic Illness
CancerOncology massage refers to massage tailored to the needs of individuals with cancer. This specialized practice requires therapists to be fully educated in and pay close attention to the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of clients in all stages of cancer: diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survivor, or terminal. Training in oncology massage covers appropriate bodywork modalities for cancer clients, includes precautions for radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, and covers physiology and pathology.
Medical MassagePerforming medical massage requires a firm background in pathology and utilizes specific treatments appropriate to working with disease, pain, and recovery from injury. The therapist may work from a physician’s prescription or as an adjunct healer within a hospital or physical therapy setting.
On-Site Corporate / Event Chair Massage
- Usually performed fully dressed in a unique and exceptionally comfortable chair. This massage concentrates on your back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. A chair massage is for anyone who works at a computer, spends extended time driving, lifting or standing. Excellent for workplace employee incentive programs and health care options.
Private Consultations, Lectures, Education, and Special Presentations
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Energy Psychology/EFT Sessions
- Developed by Robert Callahan (TFT) and built upon by Gary Craig (EFT), EFT is a self-help tool designed to influence the body’s energy system. Trigger points located up and down your body are “tapped” to re-connect broken electrical connections similar to a short circuit in a “live wire.” It is a physical version of acupuncture except needles aren’t necessary. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. It is a truly powerful method of eliminating, very often permanently, unwanted thoughts, emotions, relationship difficulties, performance issues, weight matters, phobias, success, pain … you name it! 85% of people experience immediate release from their problem…often within minutes. You can take the power into your own hands and “Tap, Tap, Tap,” your way to resolution. It is easy to learn, and can be applied to most situations – physical and mental.
Workshops in Bodywork Related Topics
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Life, Wellness and Health Coaching
- Working with Tracy is a dynamic process, in which you are an active participant in your own growth and journey. In collaboration with you, she prepares a unique program that will bring you to the best place for you to soar, aligning your heart, soul, and life with your gifts. Tracy’s coaching sessions are best over a longer period of time, although she is delighted to take a short walk in exploration with you. She offers series of packages from 3 months to 12 months, and she works with couples, individuals, and teens. She work’s with clients either in person, phone, or Skype (Google Chat, Face Time, or Skype). To contact Tracy about her services, please email us to schedule your initial consultation.
- 45 min $75.00
- 60 min $90.00
- 90 min $135.00
- LaStone Hot Stone 90 min $150.00
- LaStone Hot Stone 60 min (modified) $115.00
- Reiki / Healing Touch / Quantum Touch $80.00–$125.00
- EFT $80.00–$125.00
- Coaching: 3 months $900.00 | 6 month $1500.00 | 12 months $2400.00
Retreats, Group Programs and Special Talks per event
ADD ON SERVICES
Advanced notice required at the time of scheduled treatment; $25 added to each 60 or 90 min. regular treatment.
- Cupping Negative Pressure Massage
- Mini Stone enhancement (use of a minimal number of stones on a focus spot)
- EFT brief
Please call for pricing on home visits, package pricing and on-site services.