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Vibe Shiatsu

You want results.

 

And I don’t blame you. Pain robs your joy, saps your energy, and turns you into a person you didn’t want to become.

That’s what I designed my manual therapy treatments to fix. I use an innovative blend of the most effective techniques to resolve the source of your pain, whether it’s a large pattern of tension or a small but influential restriction.

So what should you expect when you come to this type of treatment?

The key to getting results isn’t knowing the greatest amount of techniques or anatomy. The key is knowing where to treat. That’s why I always start with a thorough assessment. I look at your posture, breathing pattern, and the movement of your arms, legs, and spine. Most massage therapists don’t even assess beyond asking a few questions and feeling some tight muscles once they’re already working. That’s why you might feel better for a day or two before your problems return – they treated the symptoms, not the cause. A proper assessment gives me a picture of how your body is held, so that instead of chasing pain I can improve the function of your body.

After the assessment, what is the treatment like?

It’s probably different than what you’re used to. But if you haven’t gotten results, that might be a good thing. My treatments are primarily composed of two types of therapy – Total Body Balancing and Visceral Manipulation. Both are techniques developed by European Osteopaths.

Total Body Balancing is a whole-body protocol that uses rhythmic and gentle motion to free restriction in your body. You’ll be on the table in five different positions: face-up, face-down, on each side, and sitting. The goal is to release large patterns of tension that are influencing many parts of the body. For instance: maybe you have a shoulder issue, but tension from your hip is pulling all the way up into the shoulder, preventing  it from healing properly.

Visceral Manipulation focuses on the connective tissue surrounding your organs. I work directly on your abdomen, pelvis, or thorax to free up restricted fascia (connective tissue) in those areas. The viscera are often overlooked areas of dysfunction that can have wide-ranging effects when ignored.

While my focus is on those types of treatment, I also have training in various types of trigger point therapy, positional release, and fascial release. If the need arises to use one of those modalities, I’ll throw it into the mix.

Ready to try it? Schedule an appointment, my contact info is in the sidebar to the right, near the top.