Craniosacral Therapy (30 or 70 min)
Extremely gentle technique, developed by John E. Upledger, DO, enhances function within the system of membranes and fluids surrounding the central nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) facilitates the body’s natural healing process helps to ease pain. A few of many symptoms successfully treated with Craniosacral Therapy include: migraines, chronic pain, scoliosis, colic, SPD, strabismus, TMJD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, traumatic brain injury and paralysis, post-adoption and attachment issues. More…
Lymphatic Drainage (30 or 70 min)
Lymphatic drainage is a powerful way to improve the flow of the lymphatic fluid in the body and enhance its production. Often forgotten about, the lymphatic system is the chief system for eliminating tissue and cellular waste. It can become backed up just like a sewer system. Backed up, fibrotic, and dirty lymph can register as dull, achey pain, can account for certain swellings in knees and ankles, and can be responsible for certain heel pain ( like when pressure is applied when standing). It can also be cause for some headaches, post nasal drip, and sinus pressures.
Therapeutic Bodywork (30 or 70 min)
Craniosacral therapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, traditional swedish massage, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, and aromatherapy are combined to individualize your session. Because the body functions and acts as a unit, sessions often require working areas that are seemingly not associated with a condition. The therapist, upon assessing your need, will administer the best, most accurately applied bodywork to address your concerns.
Raindrop Therapy (50 min)
Unique aromatherapy treatment using eight 100% therapeutic grade essential oils to stimulate the central nervous system thereby influence every body system and boost the immune system, enhance wellness and peak performance, and promote detoxification. More…
4 Hand Massage (50 min)
Ultimate relaxation – two therapists. 72hr advance scheduling needed.
What Is Massage?
Massage is manipulation of soft tissue (skin, facis, muscle, ligaments, and tendons) in order to restore function and range of motion and to release stress and pain. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, and deep tissue. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet. Oil or lotion is often used. Massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, a technique called “draping”. One part of the body uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body. A person can lay on their back, front, or side to receive this massage. Some forms of bodywork, like Craniosacral Therapy, are done fully clothed. Those with fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, jaundice, internal bleeding, acute phlebitis, and thrombosis are not good massage candidates. NOTIFY THE THERAPIST ABOUT ANY HEALTH CONDITION YOU HAVE so that massage is administered to you in a way that is most beneficial.
My Professional Opinion Regarding “Deep Tissue”
The effectiveness of pressure is based on your body’s need not the amount of restriction. For example, an individual my suffer from a frozen shoulder that has been restricted for years, but their body may only NEED a little bit of pressure to alleviate the conditon. The reason for this is that other things like somato-emotional components, pain tolerance in general, and the body’s ability to adapt and overcome all play a part in healing. It is for this reason that I do not charge more for deep tissue work and for using other massage syles/modalities. I do not know what the person will need until I get to an area. And one area may require one thing and another area something completely different! During treatment, I will monitor tissue and apply appropriate pressure and massage techniques to release restrictions. Though deep work does have its place and is administered when needed it is NOT always better or more effective.
Stuffy Ear and Sinus Treatment with Ear Candling (70 min)
Treatment begins with ear candling in both ears. The remainder of the treatment is a gentle and soothing craniosacral and lymphatic treatment specifically geared toward the nasal and sinus area. Work around the chest cavity and inside the mouth might be invloved should it be indicated. Please allow 10 minutes for each addiional candle.
Candling is painless and relaxing. A beeswax covered muslin cone is gently inserted into the ear and lit at the other end.
Candling may help with chronic headaches or sinus conditions, ear infections, and allergies. Minor hearing loss due to excessive earwax build up might also be helped. It is not beneficial if you have any damage to the eardrum, ear tubes, congenital hearing loss, acute mastoiditis, or recent surgical procedures to the ear. For those who have experienced relief from candling, enough can’t be said about its effectiveness!
Suspect ear infection? Get a diagnosis. Ear candling isn’t a substitute for a doctor’s advice.
Ionic Detox Foot Bath (40 min)
Water with its innate ability to contain and conduct electricity can either be ‘ionized’ (negatively charged and full of energy) or ‘depleted’ (positively charged and empty of energy). The foot bath is a bioelectrical device that uses electricity and water to energize the body and promote detoxing. The feet have large pores and points all over that represent all areas of the body. Accomplish a full body detoxification that will leave you feeling alive and leave your feet feeling rejuvenated!
Diseases, bacteria, infection, etc. are associated with positively charged ions. Immersing in negatively charged water together with the body’s ability to conduct this negative energy creates an unwelcome environment for them. Fluid systems carry living and dead bacteria, etc. out via the dermal layers of the skin and toward the module.
“I recommend Monica’s massage packages. They are a great way to alleviate chronic issues that occasional treatment cannot adequately address. Monica built on the therapy she’d performed the previous week, thus achieving long term relief…”
– Joan (Clermont, FL)
Water Craniosacral Therapy (70 min)
Amazing treatment done in water and fantastic for treatment of old “stuff,” both physical or emotional. As the recipient, you will float on the surface of the water while being gently support from underneath. Due to the 360 degree motion capability, clients may turn and shift in the water as their body releases restriction.
Clients and therapists wear bathing suits for the treatment and ear/nose plugs might be helpful for some. Clients need not know how to swim as treatment is carefully administered in shallow water at all times. Noodles are always available if they are needed by the client, though they seldom are. (Onsite pricing applies)
“I finished the marathon. The tape really helped. The swelling in my leg went down too.”
– Jenny (Miami, FL)
“When leaving Florida for the long ride back to PA, Monica used kinesiotape on my neck and upper shoulders. It gave me hours of relief from pain and supported my neck while driving and into the next day and pffering relief from the pain.”
– Marlene (Swathmore, PA)
“My daughter, a dancer, had a severe sprain in the middle of competition season. We kinesiotaped to treat the injury. Initially, it encouraged the swelling and bruising which was pooling in her foot up to the lymph nodes in her leg. We noticed in less than 24 hours a reduction in both and in 72 hours it was dramatically better. Later the same tape was used to support the injured ligament. My daughter said it also helped with the pain. Amazing stuff!
-Amanda (Windermere, FL)
Infant Massage for Caregivers
Group and Private Classes
Infant massage classes are offered in group settings at various location throughout Central Florida. If you are interested in a class for your group meeting, please call to schedule. i am glad to structure a class to your specifications! 407.566.8852
Classes are also offered in the comfort of your own home either with immediate caregivers and child or as a small gather of close friends and their babies. Call today for availability! 407.566.8852
Onsite Massage and Aromatherapy Parties
Get a group of ladies together, share a bottle of wine, talk about spa and create a project with essential oils. Groups are limited 10 or fewer are best. Purchase oils to create project and enjoy after the gather too. Other supplies are provided. Call for details! 407.566.8852