Therapies

The following list of therapies and modalities are methods that I have found to be effective for various issues and challenges. Please know that you do not have to chose a therapy. You can sign up for a Listening Touch session and we will both talk and decide what modalities would be best for you.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
reduces tension with the use of relaxing strokes and stretches that increase circulation, bringing nutrition to the cells and releasing toxins.  Deeper pressure is used to smooth away tight areas, lengthening and relaxing the connective tissue, reducing stress and relieving pain.

REFLEXOLOGY uses pressure points on the feet and hands to relieve pain and stress through the entire body, leaving you feeling uplifted and rejuvenated.

ACUPRESSURE uses the same theory and energy points used in acupuncture, only in acupressure, stimulation is provided by gentle, firm pressure of hands.  When pressed, energy flow is increased through the meridians in the body, relieving stress, improving circulation, and restoring vitality.

MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE
uses gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to stimulate the lymphatic vessels to carry vital immune system fluid through the body, and remove waste.  It helps the body to heal quickly from injuries, surgical trauma, and edema.  This modality renews and detoxifies the body

THAI YOGA MASSAGE harmonizes the energetic body with acupressure points as you breathe and relax into assisted yoga stretches, enhancing vitality and clearing and calming the mind and body
 

BREEMA® BODYWORK uses mindful rhythmic movements, gentle stretches, and the natural, relaxed weight of the body to actively support the recipient to experience vibrant health, vitality, and inner harmony.  Recipient remains fully clothed, resting on a padded floor and typically experiences profound safety and relaxation of the mind and body.

POLARITY THERAPY
gently balances and harmonizes the physical, emotional and mental bodies.  The varying levels of touch are utilized to balance the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether.  You will experience deep relaxation and feel restored.

CRANIAL SACRAL & CORE SYNCHRONISM
gently synchronizes the cerebral spinal fluid with every bone, organ, muscle, element, and chakra.  This treatment releases trauma and saturates the body with the life force energy that is contained in the fluid.  A light touch is used to listen to the fluid pulse, slowing the body down to an intensely relaxed state, and gently encouraging the body to balance and heal itself at the deepest level.

WISE WOMB & ABDOMINAL HEALING is based on the ancient understanding in the Mayan culture that the abdomen is the center of our being. This bodywork gently and directly supports the alignment of the reproductive organs, intestines and pelvic structure in order to create greater connection to our creative center, resulting in decreased pelvic pain, healthier menstruation, fertility, and spiritual well-being.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE
has been proven to decrease muscle pain and tension, aid in circulation of vital nutrients to the baby, reduce swelling, and relieve stress and anxiety.  Laura Rose is certified in Pregnancy Massage through Kate Jordan Seminars, and incorporates energy work into every session. This deeply nurturing massage will leave the mother feeling relaxed, restored, and calm.  

HAKOMI-INSPIRED BODYWORK utilizes the body as a "doorway" into uncovering core material that is often buried in our subconscious mind.  Some of our formative memories are stored in the body and generate core beliefs that often create unnecessary suffering.  Hakomi creates a safe atmosphere for these memories, beliefs, habits and emotions to surface in order to be discovered, witnessed and studied.  Often, a desire to create a more harmonious way of being emerges, and the new self-understanding and mindfulness assists you in bringing this transformation into your daily life.  


BIO-MAT HEALING SESSIONS use the Amethyst Bio-Mat's far infra-red ceramic heating pad to increase the body's core temperature, deeply calm the mind and body, reduce pain and inflammation, increase immune system activity, detoxify the body, and increases circulation.  The negative ions produced by the mat purify the body increase cellular activity and purify the blood.  And the Amethyst crystals increases the ability of the infra-red rays to penetrate deeply into the body, as well as deeply calm the nervous system. 
Read more about the Bio-Mat here.


If you don't understand this list, try a customized massage, or just let Laura Rose use her "Listening Touch" to create a customized integrative blend, created just for you!

                           

What to expect:
Expect a comfortable, clean, professional office where privacy and confidentiality are maintained.  At your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out a client intake form, and we will both discuss your health history and plan an appropriate session for your body, mind and spirit. 

You can be fully clothed while you are receiving massage, or you may undress to your comfort level and cover yourself with a sheet and a blanket.  You will be asked for feedback about how the massage is feeling and you can always request more or less pressure, to adjust to your comfort level.  Whatever technique is being used, your comfort is a priority, and you are encouraged to communicate about your needs.  After your session, there will be an opportunity to talk about how you are feeling, and I might make some suggestions for improving your health and well-being with self care and follow up appointments. Some symptoms can be relieved in one session, but most people require multiple visits.