A multidimensional approach to pain and stress management, health enhancement and well-being.
Stress is a major cause of pain and disease. To recover from stress and to feel fully alive means making a commitment to caring for all aspects of ourselves. The various forms of alternative health care offer natural ways of returning to a sense of wholeness, vitality and balance that can permeate all aspects of being. Massage therapy, Oriental Healing Arts, and Hatha Yoga are some of the many alternatives that provide a healthy and enjoyable means of relieving stress, maintaining vibrant youth and managing pain. They each have deep healing and relaxation effects on the entire human system.
A few of the many proven benefits of regular bodywork are as follows:
- Improve physical and mental health, attitude and performance.
- Slow the aging process
- Release muscle contractions which can cause chronic, often misdiagnosed, pain
- Improve the efficiency of metabolic, circulatory and immune systems
- Release endorphins, which Induce a sense of well-being, enhance creativity and reduce pain
- Stretch and loosen muscles and connective tissue thereby improving overall ﬂexibility, joint mobility, spinal alignment and ease of movement
- Lower blood pressure
- Clear out toxins
- Enhance the efficiency of the nervous system from a state of stress to relaxation and balance
Each individual is a unique combination of genetics, history, culture and life style. A multidimensional approach to creating a personalized health program is critical to achieving a vibrant and harmonious life. For those who are interested in creating long term health maintenance plan, I will help you to design a program based on a detailed appraisal which includes a thorough health history, structural evaluation and Five Elements assessment. This analysis provides the key to the bodywork and movement therapies that are appropriate to your unique situation and challenges. With natural health care practices, you can develop a healthier, more relaxed and enthusiastic way of taking on life.
Rising Sun Healing Arts Services
Japanese Shiatsu and Thai Massage are Oriental Healing arts that have the same energetic healing effects as acupuncture and the deep relaxing benefits of regular massage. They are both based in the same healing strategy as acupuncture but don’t use needles. In Shiatsu and Thai massage the client is fully clothed and lies on a mat. The practitioner works on meridians and energy points with stretching movements and various palm, elbow and finger pressure techniques to relieve stress, free up energy, release muscular tension and to bring organ and gland systems into a healthier state. This massage is invigorating, relaxing, relieves pain and is effective in treating many muscular, internal organ and gland related disorders. Learn more.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes. NMT utilizes a specific type of massage therapy to release trigger points and also uses stretching and take home resources to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and releases endorphins, the body’s own natural pain killers. It can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities. Learn more.
Myofascial Massage works with the fascia to facilitate the release of deep muscular tension. Fascia is a continuous sheet of collagenous material that surrounds everything in the body. By releasing fascial restrictions, Myofascial massage can relieve chronic tension, increase ease of movement, improve posture and enhance self-awareness. These results usually provide immediate relief from symptoms and can benefit almost anyone. Myofascial therapy is useful in a wide variety of circumstances ranging from accidents to illnesses to managing the stresses of daily life. Learn more.
Reﬂexology is based on a theory similar to that of the hologram, which says that each part (of anything) contains the whole. In the case of reﬂexology, the feet, hands and ears each represent the entire body and by working on specific areas or points, one can affect related areas of the body. A treatment might consist of a general massage to ears, hands and/or the whole foot, using techniques of kneading, stretching, rotations, finger pressure and thumb-walking. Then, using some or all or these techniques, the practitioner concentrates on speciﬁc areas or points that are tender or sore which is an indication that the related organ, gland or body area is out of balance. Reﬂexology can re-balance and assist the healing functions of the entire body and has been effective in treating such disorders as anxiety, insomnia, depression, nausea, constipation, hypertension and more. Learn more.
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, an Osteopath trained in the U.S., who then went on to study the Chinese and Indian (Ayurvedic) systems of healing. Stone recognized the similarities in the Ayurvedic and Chinese systems of healing and was able to distill them into his own comprehensive system, which works with the positive, neuter and negative poles of the energy field, the chakra system and the craniosacral system of osteopathy. Simplified, Polarity uses two-hand contacts, like jumper cables, to balance areas of the body that out of sync. This brings the underlying energy ﬁeld back to harmony. Dr. Stone also incorporated moves from craniosacral work to balance the structure of the body. Learn more.
Rising Sun Yoga is a combination of the principles of Kripalu Yoga, somatic movement, Kundalini yoga, vinyasa yoga, and Tai Chi. It is the practice of meditation through movement; of learning to cultivate harmony in all life circumstances. It inspires deeper self-awareness, authenticity, and recognition of the higher potential of each person. A slow flow of postures performed with awareness and based in conscious breathing, invigorates areas of the body that have been deadened by trauma, stress and disease so that life feels hearty and dynamic. Rising Sun Yoga can create a strong, ﬂexible body, smooth the flow of energy and emotions, initiate a sense of inner peace and nurture the wisdom to bring deeper meaning into your life. Learn more.