Cranio Sacral Therapy
CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly 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.
Visceral manipulation is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera, their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired. Motion is a sign of life itself. Everything in the universe is in motion. Everything moves in space and time and humans are no exception to this rule. Our bodies need movement to be healthy. This same principle applies to every structure in our bodies including the viscera. For an organ to be healthy and have optimal function there needs to be motion. Tissues lose their normal motion when they become inflammed. The natural healing process involves local disruption of normal tissue fibers and their replacement with relatively inelastic granular tissue. It can be conceptualized as a localized drying-out of the affected tissues. Many factors can cause tissue inflammation including:infections, direct trauma, repetitious movement, diet, environmental toxins and emotional stress.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a very gentle hands-on technique designed to activate and cleanse our immune system.
The therapist can detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymphatic flow with the light touch of their hands and fingers. LDT’s many benefits include the reduction of swelling, enhanced body detoxification, tissue regeneration and relief of chronic pain.
Restorative Exericse™ is all about learning to properly align the body for optimal health- its a biomechanical method of preventive medicine. , Many common ailments are a result of poor motor skills and modern habits. Foot issues, low bone density, cardiovascular disease, pelvic floor disorders, and joint degeneration can all be a result of poor posture/alignment of the body’s structure and therefore fascia as well.
Erica became a Restorative Exercise Specialist – Certified Personal Trainer™, to ensure she is delivering the most scientific approach to your alignment and wellness’. (See website under link tab) You will learn how to properly align your body through education, movement & stretching, and how to apply these alighments to your daily living activities to engage optimal posture & health!