Most of my clients find me through word-of-mouth because they are looking for something different from mainstream medicine/physical therapy that will help take care of the source of their aches. For everyone else who is just looking for options to help de-stress, I still have options that are great for general wellness. Below is a general list of categories of bodywork services that I offer. You can click on links within them or select from the ‘services’ drop-down menu to learn more:
“Oil” Massage: Most of my bodywork sessions are ‘dry’ to allow me to work more efficiently with the connective tissue. For the clients wanting to have a session that is more of a ‘pampering’ session, closer to that of a so-called Swedish Massage, I still have three options that involve very healthy and rejuvenating oils for the skin. You can find out more about those on the Oil Massage and Aromatherapy Options pages of this web site.
Therapeutic Bodywork: At this point, of working with people for over 15 years, there really isn’t any part of the body that I do not have experience working with. The majority of my sessions use a combination of cranial-sacral and myofascial release techniques with traditional Thai massage body mechanics to help everything from head-to-toe.
Personal Injury / Workers Comp. Claims: I am starting to accept clients seeking bodywork for automotive-personal injury and workers compensation claims. Sessions are limited to one hour and require clients coming in 2 to 3 times a week. I am, also, in the process of getting approved for “Community Care” therapy with Veterans. Please contact me for further information.
Cranial-Structural Bodywork: Essentially the same thing as Craniosacral Therapy, this technique uses the range-of-motion of joints within the skull to release tissue restrictions and excessive pressure. Cranial-Structural helps with a wide variety of neurological, cognitive, sinus, jaw, inner ear, scar tissue, PMS, and spinal problems.
Cupping Therapy: AKA, Negative Pressure Myofascial Release. It has an amazing ability to bridge several modalities including MFR (myofascial release), lymphatic drainage, neuro-muscular therapy, and reflexology/acupressure making it one of the most holistic treatments for almost every condition that I can think of.
Men’s / Women’s Health Bodywork: Illinois allows me to do pretty thorough external bodywork if there is a therapeutic purpose for doing so and that I have your informed consent to work with the breasts and/or pelvic floor. Please visit the Reproductive Health and Informed Consent pages for more information.
Reiki / Bio-Energetic Therapy: I am a master-level Usui Reiki practitioner and can incorporate elements of a couple different bio-energetic techniques for working with the vital/life force energies of clients.
Please the following pages/topics to better help prepare you for bodywork sessions with me:
- Informed Consent: An online copy of what I am now giving to people. My licensure requires that I get this from people when treating unusual areas such as inside the ears and mouth. It also is required for areas of modesty, such as for working around breast tissue (for scar tissue release, ‘lump’ releasing, and uneven implants) and pelvic floor work (too many conditions to list).
- Session Preparation & Etiquette and what to expect during a session.
- Two Emotional/Physical body connection articles are recommended readings on the information page for helping people understand what trapped emotional-energetic trauma can start to be expressed and processed by the body as we work with your body.