- About Light Touch Therapies  -

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During Light Touch Therapies, client remains fully clothed.  A session can focus on one or all of these Light Touch Therapies based on the client's specific goals.  The session time may include discussion, table work, and education on techniques the client can do at home.  Therapeutic Massage will not be performed during Light Touch sessions. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and enjoy your session!

Usui Reiki  Reiki translated from Japanese means Universal Energy.  It is a light, hands-on touch focusing on twelve areas of the body, as well as areas of specific pain or discomfort. Reiki balances the energy system of the body and encourages a deep relaxation, so that the body can work most effectively to heal itself and to relieve stress.   According to research done at Hartford Hospital, Reiki has been shown to decrease pain and anxiety, and improve sleep.

Upledger's CranioSacral Therapy  Researched and developed by Dr. John Upledger at Michigan State, CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch therapy that effectively communicates with the central nervous system by way of the fascial system (connective tissue).  The fascia encases the brain and spinal cord and connects to surrounding bones.   Any adhesions or injuries to the fascia effect the placement of cranial bones, vertebrae, and sacrum.  Injury elsewhere in the body can also negatively impact the nervous system.  When the body is injured and not able to fully heal, the fascia wisely encapsulates the area of trauma so we can get on with our life.  We can manage this way for quite some time...until we can’t and start developing symptoms.  The nervous system can become hypersensitive or develop a chronic loop of “fight or flight” affecting us physically, mentally, and emotionally.  CranioSacral Therapy releases the fascia and relaxes the nervous system so that the body can heal itself from the inside out. 

Self Care Techniques  Simple techniques that empower clients to experience mind -body connection.  No certifications or expensive seminars needed. Self Care techniques are chosen based client's goals at the time of the session and can change from session to session. Techniques, can be used to increase energy as well as decrease anxiety and stress. Breathing, visualizations, somatic movements, and vagus nerve techniques are some examples. Self Care Techniques can be used in conjunction with Light Touch Therapies as well as Therapeutic Massage and prolongs the health benefits of the sessions.