Our approach to the body came out of the experience of terrible pain and great suffering. Idiopathic scoliosis and a series of terrible accidents had incapacitated our Director Michelle to the point that she was told by the top doctors in Boston that by age 30 she would be in a wheelchair; so she set out on a journey to prove that untrue. Now she travels the world training practitioners and offering private sessions to help people get their hope back and live pain free!
Combining 3 decades of in-depth study and work in both the holistic and medical fields, our approach to healing focuses on listening to our clients unique pain patterns and evaluation of their unique anatomical structure, to free their restrictions and pain patterns.
Each session is customized to each client's unique needs. Some of the modalities that we utilize include:
Combines nerve and artery flossing with Thai massage and deep fascial release. An energetic based treatment complete with chakra energy work which allows clients to receive healing as they are in relaxation. A uniquely personal treatment which begins with a body assessment of each client's particular postural patterns to determine the correct course of action. Deep fascial release of tight connective tissue is combined with neuromuscular therapy and Thai massage techniques to bring about optimal results and true transformation. Recommended for athletes looking to increase their performance and anyone suffering with pain.
Scar Tissue, Nerve and Artery Release
Do you feel tightness around your surgical scars? Do you have scar tissue on your abdomen, causing you to have irritable bowel syndrome? Are you experiencing vague pain or numbness that your doctors can't explain? Michelle specializes in post-surgical scar tissue release, as well as nerve and artery release through very gentle hands-on treatments which can quickly bring results and relief. This is a gentle yet highly effective modality that flosses the nerves and arteries through the tissue to allow for optimal blood flow of the arterial system and to remove impingement from the nervous system. Highly effective for carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, polyneuralgia, neuropathy and sciatica release pressure.
Thai Yoga Massage
A deep yet gentle stretching massage where the patient lies fully clothed on a padded mattress while compression techniques, gentle stretching, and pressure point activation are applied. The therapist will utilize her thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees, feet and bodyweight to facilitate deep muscular releases.
Orthopedic Yoga Therapy
With the combination of movement, manual and neural therapy, Orthopedic Yoga Therapy (OYT) offers a truly holistic approach to healing. Using a hands-on therapeutic approach to utilize both fascial release to remove adhesions and Neuromuscular Re-Facilitation to reconnect the brain to the tissue and integrating the lengthening and strengthening aspects of an intelligently organized yoga practice. OYT provides overall structural balance for the individual, as no two body-systems are exactly the same. Learn how your body works to maintain overall wellbeing.
Your first visit will include :
- 30 minutes of consultation/ postural assessment
- 60 minutes of customized bodywork based on your specific needs
- 30 minutes of developing a customized yoga practice to keep you moving towards optimal results
Subsequent visits will include a quick re-assessment to measure progress, build upon where you left off, and get into more bodywork.
An exceptionally helpful treatment for the expectant mother to help her body transition through the phases of pregnancy and prepare for the journey of childbirth. Tight muscles are gently soothed; circulation increases while fluid retention decreases, and an overall sense of wellbeing are brought to both mother and child. Recommended monthly or bi-monthly throughout pregnancy.
Recent research shows that wrinkles are in fact collagen blockages to hydration. This unique therapy helps to remove internal tissue restrictions that lead to improved hydration and elasticity of the facial connective tissues. Facial rejuvenation massage is a series of 6 sessions that focus on working the head and neck to increase the vitality of the tissues of the body from the shoulders up. The specialized techniques to work on the skin of the face and neck improve the hydration, elasticity and the condition of the collagen in the area through the series. Each session focuses on a different area of the face and neck to ensure that there is sufficient time spent on each area. Individual attention is spent on the usual problem areas such as the space between the eyebrows, jaw, etc.