Better Being Bodywork Treatments

Session "Menu" and Treatments

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 What is Bodywork? 

The body is comprised of a series 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 work with a hands on approach to remove restriction and restore function. 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 and energetic health and brings about a better state of being.

 Types of Bodywork at Better Being 

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Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

Ashiatsu massage is performed with the feet instead of the hands. The practioner gets up on the table with the client and uses overhead bars as support. This allows gravity to allow 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. 

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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.

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Post Surgical Maintainence

Receiving massage post-surgery speeds healing, reduces scarring and pain and improves blood flow and range of motion. Post-surgical sessions involve Manual Lymphatic Drainage, scar tissue work, myofascial work and, where appropriate, mobility movements. My goal is to work with your doctors and other care team members to get you healed as soon and as best as possible.

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Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is intended for people with cancer. Cancer itself takes a heavy toll on the body and cancer treatment often brings a whole host of new complications. Receiving massage in this state is safe with a qualified practitioner. It can improve many side effects of both cancer and cancer treament, such as fatigue, nausea, depression, anxiety as well as prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Oncology massage sessions are run like a normal massage session but with a longer intake and a close consideration of all the factors at play in the receiving individual.

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Myofascial Work

Every part of the body is surrounded by a connective tissue called fascia. Fascia operates as an interconnected web of fibers that keeps things in place and functioning properly. When one part of the fascial web becomes restricted or adhesed, it causes imbalance throughout the whole system and is often accompanied by pain or discomfort. Myofascial work functions to remove restriction in the stuck areas and restore balance to the body-wide fascial system. Myofascial work is suggested for aches and pains anywhere in the body.

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Visceral Manipulation

Every organ in our body is surrounded and supported by a connective tissue called fascia. The fascia functions to hold the organs in place and allow subtle movements necessary for function. When an organ or its surrounding connective tissue are restricted in movement, function is impaired. Visceral manipulation serves to follow the fascial tension of the body and help bring movement back to the restricted area, thus improving function and feeling. It does not serve as a replacement for treatment from a doctor but rather to relieve tension and restore some balance. I am currently qualified to work with organs of digestion and thus recommend visiting my practice for visceral work for digestion-related issues.

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Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is light touch, hands on work that addresses restriction in the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal chord. It is extremely relaxing, as it taps into one of your body's natural rhythms: the craniosacral rhythm created by cerebrospinal fluid pulsing through the skull and spine. This work is great for headaches, migraines, vertigo, TMJ, nervous system dysfunction, stress, a history of dental/orthodontic work, a history of fainting and much more.​