Integrative Techniques

Although treatment is centered around CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release, techniques are specifically tailored to meet your individual needs.

Related techniques that we often use in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release are listed below. Scroll down for further information regarding each , or click HERE to find out why we are uniquely suited to help you on your path to wellness.

  • Myofascial release
  • Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)
  • Visceral Manipulation (VM)
  • Sensory Integration (SI)
  • Sensori Motor Psychotherapy
  • ETPS : (Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation)
  • Total Motion Release
  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage Therapy

Myofascial Release

Soft tissue manipulation which encourages the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion. Eliminates pain, increases range of motion and restores alignment.

Lymphatic Drainage

A gentle technique that activates the body fluid circulation and stimulates the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The result of these actions can include:

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief of chronic pain
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
  • Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
  • Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite tissue

Visceral Manipulation

“Light, gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera (organs) and their connective tissues. These manipulations have the potential to affect normal physiological function of individual organs, the systems they function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body” ( Upledger Institute)

Sensory Integration

is defined as the neurological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and the environment, thus making it possible to use the body effectively within the environment. Specifically, it deals with how the brain processes multiple sensory modality inputs into usable functional outputs.

When there is a problem with processing sensory information, it can present as behavioral  issues, postural control problems, lack of attentiveness,  disorganization, or learning difficulties. It is often undiagnosed, or kids are labeled as “ADD/ADHD.” This disorder is known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Sensory Processing disorder, and  can be further classified into 4 main types:

  1. Modulation Disorder: may seek or avoid sensory stimulation due to an over or under response to sensory stimuli. Behavior is affected .
  2. Self-Regulation: May display difficulty controlling themselves, especially if challenged. This is evidenced in Inconsistent Behaviors and Skills.
  3. Discrimination: Poor Quality or Quantity of Skill acquisition or development
  4. Integration/ Praxis: “putting it all together” with regard to skill refinement and coordination of sensory inputs.

Activities can be specified that gives a child the necessary sensory inputs that they need to get the brain into better performing sensory integration.

Sensori Motor Psychotherapy

integrates verbal techniques with body-centered interventions in the treatment of trauma, attachment, and developmental issues. Developed by Pat Ogden, and based on principles of mindfulness and mind/body/spirit holism, and contemporary research in neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma, and related fields.

ETPS : (Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation)

“is a hybrid modality utilizing concentrated, low frequency, DC current stimulation to acutherapy points, motor/trigger points and contracted motor bands. ETPS has been reported to provide immediate pain relief, decrease muscle tonicity and accelerate tissue repair for musculoskeletal disorders.”

Physical Therapy

Traditional methods of rehabilitation including evaluation of specific conditions, neuro-muscular retraining, prescription of therapeutic exercise , are incorporated as appropriate to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

Physical therapy helps enable people to use optimal movements and is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being.

Massage Therapy

Traditional Therapeutic massage, specialized and tailored to your specific needs is offered in a variety of lengths and formats.

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