Individual Services

 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

A very gentle but powerful way of resolving stress and pain, this therapy utilizes an essential quality in each person that we call Inherent Health. Our practitioners use their hands to follow subtle rhythms of expansion and contraction in the client. These rhythms point the way to the places in the client’s body that hold stress and pain. The practitioner helps the client to move into a state of relaxation (stillness), in which stress and pain decrease or disappear.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy for Babies

Babies often suffer from structural and nervous system traumas resulting from their birth experiences. Gary and Bonnie Peterson have special training in prenatal /birth therapy to help them help babies resolve these traumas. Gary and Bonnie respect the instinctive intelligence of babies, and bring unique skills to the process of listening to babies and helping them restore the full measure of their inherent health.

Settling Touch and Resourcing (STAR)

Developed by Gary Peterson, this is another gentle, hands-on way of relieving stress and pain. Our practitioners uses specific contacts with the client’s body to follow the client’s nervous system into a discharge (decompression) process. Sometimes the practitioner also coaches the client through a relaxation sequence which enhances the discharge process.

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)

Gentle, rhythmic massage with precise hand movements that provides a safe and effective approach to cleansing the body’s tissues. MLD alleviates pain, removes wastes, relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, supports and enhances the immune system, helps the body heal more quickly from trauma, and helps minimize scar formation.

Pre- and Post-Surgery MLD

Widely used in leading European hospitals, this gentle, rhythmic massage helps cleanse the connective tissue in the area of the surgery, which results in a quicker recovery time and less swelling (edema). Pre- and post-surgery MLD improves circulation in the area of the surgery, reduces bruising, and removes waste products from tissue so that more nutrients can get in to help the area heal.

Combined Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema

(swollen limb)

Also widely used throughout Europe, this four-stage therapy, carried out over a four-week period, can successfully reduce the swelling, repeated infections, limited mobility, cosmetic embarrassment and distress of this chronic, progressive condition. Unlike surgery, pumps, and other treatments for lymphedema, Combined Decongestive Therapy is gentle and non-invasive. CDT can allow sufferers to return to normal activities and clothing, and can bring long-lasting relief.

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