Treatment Options

What is Rolfing?

Rolfing, a brand of structural integration, offers a combination of bodywork and movement education. It manipulates the body’s connective tissue to rebalance the body and bring pain relief from chronic pain, stress, and injury. It is estimated there are 1,250 certified Rolfers worldwide.

What does Rolfing look like?
Rolfing is similar to a massage, but with a couple of key differences — the most important being that it is interactive. The method incorporates movement to stimulate nerve impulses to the brain while breaking up adhesions. It is usually performed while wearing running shorts and a jogging bra and includes some movement analysis. It is common to work on the massage table for a while and then have the client stand or walk to observe and recognize the changes.

Designed to systematically balance the body in a progressive ten-session series, the results of each session are cumulative and each builds upon the previous. Optimum results are achieved by individually tailoring the client’s specific needs. It is not required to complete the whole program; some people start with three or four sessions to ensure it is right for them.

What are Rolfing’s benefits?
Standing taller, sitting more upright, holding the head higher and keeping the chest more open are some of the benefits. Bicyclists will notice the ability to breathe more deeply as their rib cage is able to expand with more ease and overall athletic performance will be improved, as muscles are able to perform their jobs more efficiently. Rolfing also increases ones own body awareness, making it easier to identify which areas are not moving as well as they could, and where power is not transmitting equally during pedal strokes. The benefits and results are long lasting.

Massage Therapy – $75 for 60 minutes or $105 for 90 minutes

Personalized to your requirements.

SomaVeda® Thai Yoga – $75 for 60 minutes or $105 for 90 minutes

What is Thai Yoga?

Thai Yoga Therapy is an ancient energy-based healing system that can be traced more than 2,000 years ago through Thailand to the Ayurvedic teachings of the Vasrayana or Diamond Healing lineage of Tibet. The ancient healers found the traditional medicine healing and restorative. It relieved many of their aches and pains and enabled them to live longer and more fully productive lives.

What does a Thai Yoga Session look like?

Thai Therapy incorporates elements of mindfulness, gentle rocking, deep slow stretching and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience. It combines integrated acupressure (up to 300 points in one session), traction/decompression of the skeleton, palm pressure along major muscles and energy lines, breath work, and assisted yoga postures.

The Thai system focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen. The major energy lines are manipulated, and important pressure points along these pathways are stimulated to help break down blockages, stimulate energy flow and restore balance and harmony. It brings fundamental elements and energy into harmony, creates wholeness of mind, body and spirit. It is suitable for rehabilitation, pain relief, and stress reduction. Nurturing, calming, and enlivening it will expand your ideas of what hands on healing can be.

Thai Yoga Therapy is performed fully clothed, on a traditional organic cotton mat on the floor.

Among the many benefits of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, the following have been noted: 

Enhances the Body/Mind/Psyche connection, effective lymphatic drainage mobility, boosts immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and enhances sense of well being, increases bone density by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones,” balances the chakras and promotes the circulation of Prana and vital energies, increases range of motion, reduces swelling, removes toxins and speeds recovery, reduces back and neck pain, integrates and supports proper alignment of all structural parts of the body, and more!

Acupuncture – $80 a session

Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate the nervous and endocrine systems. Acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones, thus affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions.

This includes immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature. By this stimulation of chemicals and neurotransmitters, acupuncture can alleviate pain, balance emotions, relax muscles, and improve immunity. The NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture states that promising results show efficacy of acupuncture for postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma.

Traditionally through 2,000 years of observation the Chinese found that stimulating acupuncture points stabilized patients’ health. Traditional Chinese Medicine considers the body as a whole, functioning by energy and blood. By treatment with acupuncture points, pain and other dysfunctions are balanced and eliminated.

Crystal Light Bath, By Donation – 60 minute session

Brazilian John of God’s profound crystal healing method balances and aligns chakras, alleviates manifestations of stress, insomnia, depression, and supports lasting well-being.

Feldenkrais® Method – $15 per class, $50 for 4 classes, Private session $85 for 60 minutes 

A revolutionary process that uses movement to help the brain recreate new strategies for effective action. Learn through workshops, classes, or individual sessions.

The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984), a Russian born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator.

The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.

The improvement of physical functioning is not necessarily an end in itself. Such improvement is based on developing a broader functional awareness which is often a gateway to more generalized enhancement of physical functioning in the context of your environment and life.

What Happens in a Functional Integration® Lesson?

As Feldenkrais practitioners guide you through movement sequences verbally in Awareness Through Movement lessons, they also guide you through movement in Functional Integration lessons with gentle non-invasive touching.

Functional Integration is performed with the student fully clothed, usually lying on a table or with the student in sitting or standing positions. At times, various props (pillows, rollers, blankets) are used in an effort to support the person’s body configuration or to facilitate certain movements. The learning process is carried out without the use of any invasive or forceful procedure.

Functional Integration is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The practitioner communicates how you organize your body and, through gentle touching and movement, conveys the experience of comfort, pleasure and ease of movement while you learn how to reorganize your body and behavior in new and more expanded functional motor patterns.

In Functional Integration the practitioner/teacher develops a lesson for you, custom-tailored to your unique configuration at that particular moment, relating to a desire, intention or need you have. Through rapport and respect for your abilities, qualities and integrity, the practitioner/teacher creates an environment in which you can learn comfortably.

Yoga – $10-$15 per class for 60 minutes, Private yoga session $60 for 60 minutes 

Reiki, Healing Energy – $60 for 60 minutes

A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Infrared Sauna – $35 stand alone, or packages of 5-9 for $30 each, 10 or more $25 each

Relax, sweat out toxins, burn calories, relieve pain, increase circulation.

Oxygen Steam Sauna – $50 stand alone or $175 package deal of 5 sessions

  • Relaxes and loosens muscles by reducing build up of lactic acid and increasing muscle flexibility
  • Oxidizes toxins so they can be eliminated through the skin, lungs, kidneys and colon
  • Stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels relieving pain and speeding the process
  • Eliminates bacterial and viral infections of all kinds
  • Speeds up the metabolic processes of the inner organs and endocrine glands resulting in a lose of 200 – 450 calories in a 30-minute session

More Benefits of Steam Sauna and Hyperactive Oxygen

The use of a sauna should be part of any detoxification program. The sauna also promotes healthy skin tone and texture due to increased blood circulation. Using the steam sauna with hyperactive oxygen allows the steam to surround the body and hyperactive oxygen can be introduced through the skin.

Rising body temperature results in the destruction of bacteria and viruses combined with the heavy sweating and a cleansing effect initiated by hyperactive oxygen will result in elimination of toxins accumulated mainly in the lymphatic system relieving the liver from the difficult task of dealing with them.

The combined action of moist heat and hyperactive oxygen cleanses the lymphatic system, which carries 90% of the body’s fluid. The combination of steam and hyperactive oxygen is a natural, effective way to promote a refreshing sense of wellbeing.

Newest research shows Steam Hyperthermia an effective treatment for:
  • Detoxification programs
  • Immune system deficiencies
  • Pain management
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Stress and muscle tension
  • Increasing body metabolism
  • Elimination of toxins
  • Blood circulation

Indigo Quantum Biofeedback – $128 1st Session, 90 minutes / $100 next sessions, 60 minutes

Technology that helps to balance the body’s energies while restoring homeostasis. Indigo reads over 11,000 individual energy frequencies of the body and then can retrain the misaligned frequencies.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) $50 per session (ask about packages)

The PEMF sends an electromagnetic pulse throughout your body bringing about a sense of well-being and grounding with the earth.