Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ 2017-10-07T03:13:50+00:00
Who Can Benefit From A Wellness Therapy Session? 2017-10-07T03:22:05+00:00

Anyone from a newborn infant through an adult can benefit.  When a symptom such as pain, anxiety, tightness shows up, it indicates an imbalance in the body.  The therapies are safe and effective in addressing and resolving health issues like Birth Trauma, Anxiety, Sleep, Stress, Pain and Grief.

What Does A Wellness Therapy Session Involve? 2017-10-07T03:22:11+00:00

Your treatment will be very relaxing and will consist of a gentle touch to release tension and tightness. You will lie on a table full clothed.  Each session is a unique experience and some individuals may experience a physical or emotional release.

Each session will be customized to address your specific needs and may include one or more therapies.

What Are The Different Therapies Used? 2017-10-18T19:37:49+00:00

“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.”  Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality.  This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma related problems.  A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, Jin Shin Do® acupressure was originated by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden.

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Acupressure is similar to Acupuncture but does not use needles.

Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT) involves a light, gentle touch to release restriction and tightness in the body.  In a CFT session, the brain cycle is evaluated at the beginning and end of the therapy session.  The brain cycle occurs as a result of the flow of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain and the nervous system.  As a result the brain naturally expands and contracts.  The brain cycle is the length of time it takes for one expansion and contraction.  The quality and rhythm of the brain cycle reflects the health of the craniosacral system.  The cerebrospinal fluid which flows around the brain, spine and in the connective tissue (fascia) of the body, nourishes and protects the brain and helps the body eliminate toxins.  When the Craniosacral system is open, the cerebrospinal fluid can flow unrestricted and help the brain and the body to perform optimally.  It is not uncommon to note that when the quality and length of the brain cycle increases, one’s health also improves as a result.

Accident, injury, surgery, trauma and a difficult birth are just some issues that can cause tightness and restriction in the body.  The goal in CFT is to help the body release the tightness and restrictions and help the body perform optimally.

Reiki is a gentle, balancing therapy.  Its benefits include an increased sense of well being, reduced pain and a feeling of calmness.

Medicinal Aromatherapy is the use of plant essences to support and create balance mentally, emotionally and physically.

Message Therapy includes Swedish, Deep or Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic, Reciprocal and Subtle Body Techniques. Massage can be beneficial, relaxing, and useful in addressing pain, relieving stress, and reducing anxiety.

All therapies can be deeply relaxing and great for restoring body, mind, energy, spirit, and balance.

What Is The Difference Between Craniosacral Fasical Therapy (CFT) & Massage? 2017-10-07T03:22:29+00:00

Craniosacral Fascial Therapy involves a much lighter touch whereas massage involves a stronger, direct pressure.

Massage involves working primarily with the muscles of the body.  Craniosacral Fascial Therapy focuses on releasing the tightness and restrictions in the connective tissue (fascia) of the body.

What Benefits Can I Expect From Therapy? 2017-10-07T03:22:37+00:00

It is not unusual to experience mental, emotional and physical benefits like

  • Reduced Pain, Stress & Anxiety
  • Improved Energy, Mood & Sleep
  • Improved Clarity & Focus
  • Greater Balance, Flexibility, & Mobility
How Many Sessions Will I Need? 2017-10-07T03:22:43+00:00

This varies with each individual. A recent condition may require fewer sessions and long standing health issues will require more. Plan for 4 – 6 sessions during which time you should be able to notice the benefits.

What Conditions Can Benefit From This Therapy? 2017-10-07T03:22:52+00:00

Infants

  • Birth Trauma
  • Bed wetting
  • Acid Reflux
  • Colic
  • Torticollis
  • Constipation
  • Feeding Issues
  • Sleep Issues

Children

  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Concussion Symptoms
  • Digestive Issues
  • Earaches
  • Learning Issues
  • Sleep Issues

Adults

  • Anxiety
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Constipation
  • Dental Issues
  • Depression
  • Digestive Difficulties
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sinus & Sleep Issues
  • Stomach Problems
  • Pregnancy
  • PMS
  • Post-Surgery Issues
  • PTSD
  • Tightness
  • TMJ
  • Unexplained Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Issues
Is There Any Condition For Which Craniosacral Fascial Therapy Should Not Be Used? 2017-10-07T03:23:01+00:00

In certain situations Craniosacral Therapy would not be recommended.  These include conditions where a variation and/or slight increase in intracranial pressure would cause instability.  Acute aneurysm, cerebral hemorrhage or other preexisting severe bleeding disorders are examples of conditions that could be affected by small intracranial pressure changes.
(Source: Upledger.com)

How Can I Get The Most Out of My Therapy? 2017-10-07T03:23:09+00:00

The more open you are to therapy, the greater can be your benefit.

What Do I Need To Do/Bring To Best Prepare For My Session? 2017-10-07T03:23:16+00:00

–  Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time in order to start your session on  time.

–  Bring your calendar / schedule with you to set up your next appointment.

–  Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing that covers your legs and arms (if hairy) completely.  Jeans and tank tops are not recommended.

–  Bring a bottle of water with you.  Water can aid in the elimination of toxins released  during therapy.

–  Take 15 – 30 minutes post session to integrate the therapy.

–  It is okay to eat a light meal prior to the session.

How Can I Best Prepare My Toddler/Young Child For Their Session? 2017-10-07T03:23:23+00:00

Food is not recommended during a session and presents a choking hazard. You can plan to have meals or snacks for your child before or after the session. Bring a favorite soft toy to make your child feel more comfortable. Dress your child in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.

Will My Baby/Toddler Cry During Therapy? 2017-10-07T03:23:30+00:00

Some children may cry during therapy. While the therapies are gentle, when restricted tissues get released, emotion and trauma stored in the tissues are also released. Crying is your child’s way of communicating to you that they need to be heard.

What Is My Role As A Parent During My Child’s Session? 2017-10-07T03:23:38+00:00

A parent / guardian should be present through out the session.  The role of a parent can be important and integral to therapy, so the parent may be involved in whatever way needed – nursing, playing, holding, etc.

What Forms of Payment Do You Accept? 2017-10-07T03:23:44+00:00

Cash or credit cards (MC, Visa) are accepted.  Insurance billing is not available.

What Is Your Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy? 2017-10-07T03:23:51+00:00

Your appointment will be held with a credit card and charged 48 hours prior to your appointment.

48 hours business days notice (except in an emergency), is required, prior to your scheduled appointment time to reschedule or cancel an appointment.  When you make an appointment, that time is set aside specifically for you and is a commitment to my time and yourself.

Please note that you will be charged the cost of the appointment for a cancellation or rescheduling of an appointment with less than 48 hours business days notice.

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