Customized treatment sessions are made specific to the needs of your body. Integrating multiple treatments can often offer the best results for you!
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
Developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, D.O., CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, manual technique that is used to release tensions throughout the central nervous system, including the cranial bones, spine, sacrum, and soft tissues around these areas. Manipulation of the cerebral spinal fluid flow (CranioSacral rhythm) takes place, which helps to vitalize and balance the nervous system. Many issues with pain and neurological dysfunction are assisted with this work.
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)
Developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly, M.D, hon D.O., Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle technique that works through the body's interstitial and lymphatic system to activate the body circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. An advanced practitioner, Colleen is taught how to “map” the lymphatic pathways with her hands (Manual Lymphatic Mapping – MLM) as well as assesses the client before, during and after a session. She can identify precise areas of the body where there is fluid stagnation or fibrosis, and then find the most appropriate pathways for drainage, called rerouting. This process enhances the healing process in the body. This is often highly warranted after cases of surgery, lymphedema, etc.
This gentle, yet rhythmical technique can be performed head to toe, opening up the lymph pathways, lymph nodes and organs of elimination, which assists the body to release stored toxins and excess fluids retained from inflammatory conditions. As a result, pain and stiffness are reduced, range of motion and posture improved, and the immune system is strengthened. Many systems of the body are regulated with LDT, including hormones, sugar levels, blood pressure and more. LDT is a wonderful adjunct to any treatment session and can enhance your results.
Also developed by Dr. Bruno Chikly, M.D., hon D.O., Brain Curriculum is a powerful, yet gentle way of releasing tension in specific parts of the brain, down to the nuclei and assists in regulating the autonomic nervous system, down regulates the fight or flight response in the body, and more. As a result, many tensions in the neck and spine are alleviated, one's mood is calmer, and overall cognitive function improves.
Utilization of the CranioSacral rhythm to enhance and balance energy flow in the body through via the meridian system and accupuncture points. It assists in energetically setting bones; releases trapped nerves and old traumas, enhances vitality and longevity. As a result, it nourishes one's physical, mental, spiritual and emotional being.
There are 32 Bars of energy that run through and around your head that influence all aspects of your life. These areas store electromagnetic energy of all thoughts, values, ideas, considerations and beliefs you have had about anything in your lifetime or beyond. If any of these Bars are stuck, it is possible to have difficulty moving forward in that area of your life. As one Bar is touched, with intention, the stuck energy and any residual "issues" begin to clear. Access Bars takes you to a place of limitless possibilities. In this place we can all shift into a space of Ease, Joy and Grace.
Vibrational Body Balancing
The Vibrational Body involves centers that we all hold from head to toe. When in balance, we are able to allow all of life's energy to flow through us, including emotions and toxins. In this state, we are able to sit back and witness life and the activities of others to flow through us. When our Vibrational Body is not in balance, we tend to take on unhealthy energies around us, which makes us feel drained and out of sync. As a Lightbody Practitioner, Colleen has learned how to balance the Vibrational Body in herself and transmute it to others, allowing the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and universal body to operate in a healthy state. Many voice a sense of feeling lighter, more peaceful and feeling more joyful after treatment sessions.
The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® (MFR) is considered to be a safe, gentle and effective therapy that produces long lasting results. Fascia is very densely woven and covers every muscle, bone, nerve, vessel, as well as, all of our internal organs, brain and spinal cord. It is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. Every part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia. Adding MFR into a treatment regimen results in lasting and comprehensive results and authentic healing.
Developed by Fritz Smith, MD, Zero Balancing (ZB) is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and structures of the body. This gentle treatment involves finger pressure and traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize. Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of the body that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. As a result, ZB helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment.
Zero Balancing can help relieve body aches and pain, improve range of motion, provide lasting relief from emotional distress and improve overall quality of life. Moreover, ZB can also be helpful with specific goals such as relief from back pain, improving concentration or sleep, relieving unwanted stress, eliminating old behavior patterns, or boosting well-being. A Zero Balancing session leaves you with a wonderful feeling of inner harmony, organization, and alignment.
Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle, intentional touch to assist in balancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Classified by the National Institutes of Health as a biofield therapy and nursing intervention, Healing Touch may be used to address the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA-1) diagnosis of "Imbalanced Energy Field."
Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, noninvasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Healing Touch assists in creating a coherent an balanced energy field, supporting one's inherent ability to heal. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with, is complementary to, and may be integrated with standard medical care.
Healing Touch is beneficial in calming anxiety and reducing symptoms of depression, decreasing pain, strengthening the immune system, enhancing recovery from surgery, complementing care for neck and spine problems, deepening spiritual connection, supporting cancer care, creating a sense of well-being, and easing acute and chronic conditions.
Integrated Massage Therapy
Integrative massage therapy is a treatment that involves the integration of therapy techniques from a number of different modalities combining the principles of massage and bodywork. The specific combination of techniques will depend on the patient, as each session is specially designed to meet the needs of the individual. Based on the idea that not just one massage is right for every person or can solve every issue, individual problems of the body can be targeted and addressed with its own approach to produce optimal results.
Integrative massage therapy has been used to benefit patients with lower back pain, migraines, chronic pain, unhealthy habits, phobias and skin diseases. It has also been shown to help those with depression, eating disorders, sexual difficulties, distorted self-images, and traumatic events. Allow integrative massage to help you transition towards a better life.