Better Being Bodywork Treatments
What is Bodywork?
The body is a collection of intelligent systems, each with a particular structure and function. The structural integrity of each system supports its function. As life is lived in a body, factors around and within us compromise structure--become stuck, stagnant and painful--and impair function. Bodywork helps the body remove restriction and restore function through a variety of modalities, or styles. Taking into consideration the intricacies of each system, my role as a bodyworker is to listen and feel where the body needs more movement or more stability and work with the individual to create those changes. Bodywork supports physical, mental, emotional and energetic health and brings about a better state of being.
Types of Bodywork at Better Being
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
The lymph system is part of the immune system and plays a large role in maintaining the fluid balance of the body. It is comprised of lymph fluid that flows through vessels to groups of lymph nodes that filter out waste for excretion. Manual Lymphatic Drainage helps direct the flow of lymph fluid. This work expedites healing time, reduces swelling and helps relieve pain. Manual lymphatic drainage is suggested for those with acute injury, recovering post-surgery and with chronic lymphedema.
Post Surgical Work
Receiving massage post-surgery speeds healing, reduces swelling and scar tissue and will help you feel happier with your surgery results sooner. These sessions intend to decrease swelling and inflammation, creating a healthier environment for cells to heal in. I recommend coming in for at least three sessions after most surgeries to allow the effectiveness of the treatments to stack up and create lasting change.
Oncology massage is intended for people living with or in treatment for cancer. Cancer itself takes a heavy toll on the body and cancer treatment often brings many more complications. Receiving massage with cancer or in treatment for cancer is safe with a qualified practitioner. This work can improve many side effects of both cancer and cancer treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety as well as prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Oncology massage sessions are just like a normal massage session but with special precautions taken and a longer slightly intake to ensure safety and comfort.
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashiatsu massage is performed with the feet instead of the hands. The practitioner stands on the table or nearby supports and uses overhead bars as support. This allows the foot to sink into the tissue and create broad release. This style of massage is deep, smooth and full. Intended for healthy individuals who enjoy deeper pressure.
Craniosacral therapy is gentle, hands on work that addresses the nervous system, the fluids and tissues of the body and the energetic rhythms therein. Craniosacral tends to be quite, as it taps into many of the boy's natural rhythms. Sometimes patterns of pain or emotion may come up that can be addressed in the session, so long as the client feels safe to do so. This work is great for headaches, migraines, vertigo, TMJ, nervous system dysfunction, trauma, stress, a history of dental/orthodontic work, a history of fainting and much more.