Myofascial Pain Relief
Should you consider receiving myofascial (‘my-oh-fah-shul’) therapies?
Are you in pain?
Have you fallen, been injured, been in an accident, and are you experiencing pain as a result?
Do you have limited range of motion while performing any ordinary movement?
Do you experience disturbed sleep due to headaches or other discomfort?
Is it getting harder and harder to enjoy your hobbies? To do your daily work?
Are you preparing for or recuperating from surgery or radiation therapy?
Do you just want to feel better?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, myofascial techniques may provide you with great relief.
The intent of this therapy is pain reduction, improved range of motion and function. Manual techniques are used to relieve soft tissue restriction and distortion to restore comfort and improve function. The term ‘soft tissue’ refers to both muscle and connective tissue. Myofascial means muscle and connective tissue.
Scar tissue, which is one form of connective tissue, is often a source of restriction and pain. Scar tissue release is very effective for relief from problematic symptoms.
What will your myofascial treatment be like?
Before treatment begins, you will be asked to fill out a medical history form. We will discuss details of your symptoms and pertinent medical history. Your personalized treatment plan is developed based upon this initial interview and assessment.
Clients wear a loose tee shirt and shorts or sweatpants during treatment. You may be asked to stand and move during the appointment to help assess progress.
Manual techniques often involve patient participation, and may be slightly uncomfortable. Most people describe the discomfort in this way, “It hurts, but it hurts in a GOOD way. It’s something I’ve been waiting for, and could not do for myself.”
The number of treatments recommended depends upon the degree of injury and individual improvement.
Your involvement is an important part of this process. Clients who practice recommended changes at home and who establish improved habits often have especially positive results.
Is your body craving energy?
Are you seeking balance in the midst of life's stresses?
Is unfinished business holding you back from reaching your full potential?
Welcome to the spiritual practice of Reiki – the ”all clear” that your body is safe to relax, release and renew.
In a healthy state the flow of energy through our body is even and balanced. Illness or stress can cause the energy flow to become unbalanced or blocked.
Reiki is the universal energy which helps to reinstate the balanced flow of energy in the body, supporting wellness and clarity of mind.
What is a Reiki treatment like?
During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner serves as a conduit of the universal Reiki energy, and will gently lay hands on or above specific points of the recipient's body. The touch is very light and administered over the clothing. Each position is held for 2 to 3 minutes over spots on the head, torso, arms, legs, and feet. It is also possible to have the Reiki practitioner lay hands directly upon a point of physical injury or pain.
Reiki can serve to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and relieve pain. Reiki supports optimal healing pre-and post-surgery, and reduces recuperation time significantly after surgery. It is also helpful for easing side effects of cancer treatments.
Reiki is never intended to replace conventional medical treatment, but it can often enhance such treatment and support wellness in ways traditional medicine cannot.
Please note - dogs love Reiki and benefit greatly from it!
Certified Crystal Healing and Energy Therapy
I am accredited as a Certified Crystal Healer. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) awards18 CEUs to graduates of this fascinating science based and well developed course.
About Crystal Healing Treatments:
They are a deeply relaxing, rejuvenating, clothing on, minimal contact therapy.
Certified Crystal Healing functions in re-alignment of energetic frequencies, removes emotional blocks, enhances soul learning, healing and spiritual growth
Crystal healing assists all areas; addresses energetic imbalances which eventually can/will manifest as physical ailments or emotional issues.
Crystal Healing promotes health via physical and energetic crystal entrainment.
HM Certified Crystal Healers recognize crystals as powerful energetic tools. It is essential that those who use them for healing purposes have had adequate training in order to do so in an effective yet secure and sensible manner.
HM Certified Crystal Healers have an understanding of Human EMF (electro-magnetic field) and how crystals interact with it, and are trained in how to recognize and remedy energetic imbalances or blockages within this field utilizing crystal energy.
Your appointment is as unique as your DNA and may include a number of energetic healing modalities including Reiki, energy balancing, crystals, sound, aromatherapy, light therapy and other energetic approaches.
I recently had the wonderful opportunity to experience a crystal healing session with Elizabeth Hogan. Having been a healing practitioner myself for 30 years, I am very discerning as to who I allow to work on me because I am so sensitive to energy. Having known Elizabeth professionally for some years now and her dedication and commitment to excellence, I knew she would excel at her newest area of study.
The experience of energy healing is difficult to put into words because it takes us to a place that truly is beyond description. During my crystal session, I went to a place in consciousness so deep, far deeper than sleep, to a place where I believe soul healing takes place. It is a place that is nearly impossible for us to reach on our own unless we are very skilled at meditation. Many of us, or may I say, most of us, have been carrying very deeply embedded wounds, issues and belief systems in our energy fields and bodies for a good part of our lives. It takes a modality like the crystals that work with our energy to access these very deep places, allowing us to heal at the root level.
Elizabeth is very skilled and trained in asking the right questions and accessing the guidance to bring about that kind of healing. There are very few healers on Cape Cod with the experience and knowledge of Elizabeth. We are very fortunate to have her.
F. L. Brewster
Comment from a client of many years, who has received myofascial and Reiki regularly, after a Crystal Healing session: "I need a new vocabulary."
Excerpt from a client's note following his first Certified Crystal Healing and Reiki treatment:
I'm not quite sure what "happened" at my session but certainly feel it was beneficial. Very much so. I felt like my energy in the abdominal area was stronger and clearer when the session ended. There have been many times in recent years where I felt my gut area was almost caved in and bent over -- as if I can't stand up straight (even though my physical body is standing straight). I realize the metaphor there is fairly obvious and telling about the many blows I took on the job. While my IBS symptoms have improved a lot over the past year or so, I felt the healing session last week did something uniquely positive. I would not hesitate to do it again & certainly would return for a follow up in late October were I on Cape Cod. I will plan to look for a practitioner in the (area where I live).
It surprised me a bit, honestly. I was expecting a more traditional myofascial session as (my friends who referred me) described and may not have been too keen on a crystal healing/Reiki if I'd known in advance that would be the process. I have done Reiki before without much lasting benefit. I might have thought the crystal stuff it a bit too "woo woo" and not as dependable as a more hands on approach. But I am very glad I did it & am a believer in it now ...
Therapeutic Massage Table
How it works
This therapeutic table employs 3 colors of heated jade balls which move along the body from head to pelvis as you lie face up on the table. Running between the cervical vertebrae and coccygeal vertebrae, the heated jade balls affect points along either side of the spine that vary from person to person. It specifically works on the muscles on each side of the vertebrae.
What it does:
This is an electrically powered, motorized, heated therapy table intended to provide temporary relief of muscle and joint pain and stiffness by applying massage pressure from the vertical movements, and heat from the internal and external projectors.
Its effect is to provide muscle relaxation therapy by delivering heat and soothing massage.
Additionally, the product provides topical radiant infrared heat for:
Temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain stiffness
Temporary relief of minor joint pain associated with arthritis
Temporary increase in local circulation where applied
Relaxation of muscles
Benefits with regular use
Helps relieve back pain, neck pain and joint pain
Effective in correcting posture
Decreases muscle spasm
Relaxes stiff muscles
Aids recovery from injury by promoting blood circulation
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen, heard, understood, and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand, and touch another person.
Virginia Satir, psychotherapist and author (26 Jun 1916-1988)