The following are some of the modalities that Jesse may
use in your sessions.
Specific Deep Tissue
Massage - This is a very specific massage technique utilizing
focused and precise pressure. Looking for shortened muscles and/or distorted
postural patterns and using deep strokes, the therapist works to lengthen
the muscle fibers, to restore balance, and to reestablish structural and
functional integrity to the greatest degree possible for the client. This
type of massage is oriented toward specific muscle groups and chronic stiffness
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage
- is a non-invasive, external, massage technique.
It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum
health and well being. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages
to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous
systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology. Maya
massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion
from the abdomen. This massage is effective for both men and
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
- is a specialized form of manual therapy that uses static
pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain. This technique
manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective
tissue) to balance the central nervous system. Conditions such as chronic
pain, sciatica, rotator cuff dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and migraines
are helped through this technique. It is said that neuromuscular therapy
is one of the most effective types of massage therapy for lower back pain.
NMT is also used to locate and release spasms and hyper
contractions in the tissue. It aids the healing process for injured tissue,
assists in venous and lymphatic flow, restores postural alignment, and imparts
flexibility to the tissues.
It disperses the lactic acid, so the deficient muscle
can begin to accept a clean supply of oxygen and blood flow. Often clients
will experience some muscle soreness following a neuromuscular therapy massage.
However, like with exercise, the muscle soreness will disappear within
a few days and the client's body will feel more relaxed for about a week
following the treatment.
Deep Connective Tissue Massage
- Deep connective tissue massage is a form of intense massage that aims to
release myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the body, and to break
up any restrictive scar tissue. It has also been known to help relieve chronic
tension, to increase the body's range of motion, to improve posture and to
restore the length and flexibility to the fascia (the fibrous tissue that
surrounds the muscles and organs), by normalizing the tissue and by improving
the strength and overall health of the entire fascial system (connective
tissues throughout the entire body).During a session, the massage therapist
will focus on releasing tension from the deeper tissue structures of the
muscle and fascia (or connective tissues) with deep, intense strokes. When
a therapist locates a chronic knot (also referred to as an adhesion), they
will often recommend that a client adapt a total lifestyle change - which
may include exercises to help improve posture, balance, movement, and
is a great new addition to the area of western medicine,
as it is finally being understood and utilized as a necessary step towards
injury recovery! It is designed to address the discomforts of a client. The
purpose of the massage is to deal with any dysfunctional areas or problems
in the soft-tissues of the body. It differs from therapeutic massage as it
does not focus on relieving tension or stress from the body. It is usually
used for patients who are recovering from injuries or surgical procedures.
The doctor will inform the client if he or she could benefit from massage
therapy as it is often used to help speed healing and recovery. Medical Massage
therapy is used to slowly rehabilitate the unused muscles that have become
stiff from disuse following an injury.
Massage consists of rapid strokes with the intention of
helping to release any built up tension and lactic acid in the overworked
muscles so that blood and oxygen can return to the muscle and effectively
promote muscle repair. Sports massage, if received as part of a sports program,
can help an athlete prevent injury due to overuse.
consists of a finger-pressure technique that utilizes the traditional acupuncture
points of Oriental healing. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates
on unblocking the flow of life energy (or chi) and restoring the balance
in the various meridians on the body. When these meridians are unblocked
the major body systems and organs they represent are encouraged to heal and
attain perfect balance. The benefits of Shiatsu massage may include pain
relief, feelings of euphoria and a strengthening of the body's resistance
to disease and disorder. However following the first Shiatsu massage, many
clients complain of cold or flu-like symptoms, aches and pains, and headaches.
These symptoms are a side-effect of the deep relaxation that occurs after
all of the major systems in your body are stimulated and encouraged to heal.
These symptoms never last longer than 24-hours, and they decrease with each
additional Shiatsu massage.
- Developed by Randolph Stone, Polarity attempts to balance
the flow of life energy within the human being. The Bodies energy system
has positive, negative and neutral poles and currents, by tuning in to the
energy patterns the therapist is able to understand where blockages and
congestions may be and utilize techniques of touch to help restore balance.
is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in
the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts
of the body. By stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands, you
are increasing circulation and promoting specific bodily and muscular functions.
Therapy - (according to Oliver Nash) Craniosacral Therapy
is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of
a physiological body system called the Craniosacral system. The Craniosacral
system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which form the
fluid-filled sac around the core of the nervous system - surrounding, nourishing,
and protecting the brain and spinal cord. Like the pulse of the cardiovascular
system, the craniosacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout
the body. Using a touch generally no heavier than the weight of a small coin,
skilled practitioners can monitor this rhythm at key body areas to pinpoint
the source of an obstruction or stress.
Once a source has been determined, they can assist the
natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body
self-correct. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction.
Other times, CST may be combined with other complementary therapies to help
restore the body to its optimum functioning level.
- The "Harmonyum Healing System" activates the original seed and awakens
the threefold soul, born of the threefold spirit, from the threefold body
into self consciousness and self knowledge. During a Harmonyum treatment,
the spiritual force is transmitted to activate the divine fire within the
recipient. It is a gentle, healing, and non invasive process that releases
a huge amount of divine love, peace and light healing energy in the recipient.
This release of divine healing love creates a wonderful feeling of cosmic
peace along with a healing relaxation in those who are receiving this treatment.
Harmonyum brings the mind into an agreeable state. This will help you along
greatly on your path with meditation!
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Last updated: September 27, 2011