Oncology massage is based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer. Sessions are modified per the individuals cancer-related issues: the physical, and emotional consequences of cancer as well as the side effects of the cancer treatments and individuals goals. Scientific literature indicates oncology massage helps improve quality of life. Benefits include improved relaxation, sleep, and immune function as well as relieving anxiety, pain, fatigue and nausea.
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Deep-tissue / Myofascial Release Massage:
Fascia is a three-dimensional uninterrupted network of thin, and dense fibrous connective tissue that permeates the human body, covering and investing muscles, tendons, bones, vessels, organs, ligaments, joint capsules and nerves. It provides support for most structures in the body.
When there is a strain, injury, disease or lack of movement, fascia responds by forming adhesions, restrictions, and scars. When fascia has become overly connected, my goal as a massage therapist is to restore a balance of fascial continuity and differentiation. To separate fascial structures and reestablish their ability to move independently from one another
This hands-on technique involves gentle sustained pressure to the restricted tissues. The result; tissues soften, lengthen and separate; harder and denser areas relax, release and become more pliable. Improved motion, better alignment of muscles, improved joint mobility and proper function is restored. A 1-hour session may not cover the entire body as careful attention is spent on specific areas of restriction and problems.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
The craniosacral system includes the, nerves, cerebrospinal fluids, and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area. Using a soft touch restrictions are released in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
CST is used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
This is a specialized yoga methodology tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer and its treatments. This is not just gentle or restorative yoga, but focuses on how to stimulate the immune system through movement, improve flexibility and strength, reduce anxiety and boost overall well being.
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Originally, yoga was taught by one teacher directly to one student. This allowed the student to experience the benefits of yoga in a safe, personal way, meeting the needs of the student. My private or small group (maximum 3 student) class allows for a more intimate view into your practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your practice, work on areas of interest, address goals or spend time working with an injury or condition. Private/small group classes can help you gain confidence, answer questions and provide guidance.
Please be advised of the policies for this office.
A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation of an appointment, or the client will be charged in full for the appointment. Payment is due before your next appointment.
Appointment times are as scheduled and cannot extend beyond the stated time to accommodate late arrivals. Please be on time to your appointment. Pennsylvania. Parking is metered. Please give yourself enough time to find parking along the street. – This info is repeated at LOCATION because it is important.
Massage is not appropriate care for infectious or contagious illness. Please cancel the appointment as soon as you are aware of an infectious or contagious condition, or skin condition. If it is within the 24-hour notice period, the cancellation fee may be waived.
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