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- About Light Touch Therapies  -

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!

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.  CranioSacral, Dennis Adams and Reiki therapies can be combined for a tailored holistic treatment.

Dennis Adams Healing Techniques  Dynamic with an undeniable experience of the mind -body connection.  Our thoughts and feelings can have a profound effect on our body.  Often times thoughts have emotional charges and get 'stuck' in the body. Dennis's techniques  neutralize these thoughts and allow the body to let them go rather than hanging on to them.  This creates more space in the body to allow the body to restore balance.  When we change our thoughts, we change our life.  Best of all, Dennis’s techniques are easy to learn.  Kathryn can demonstrate self-care techniques to empower your own ability heal and restore a sense of well-being.

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.

There are commonalities among the Light Touch Therapies.  The therapist is a facilitator and the client is the "healer".   Our bodies have an incredible desire and ability to balance itself.  It might just need a nudge and a healing environment to do so. In CranioSacral, Dr. Upledger called this the "Inner Physician".  In Reiki, the therapist is a "Conduit" and in Dennis Adams call this "Witness".  Regardless of terminology, the integrity of these techniques is quite unique, allowing the wisdom within the client to express itself fully.