Massage Therapy & Rolfing

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy can achieve incredible results on your health, wellbeing and peace of mind. It can relax, relieve tension, end pain and anxiety, eliminate fatigue and improve circulation.

Be it for relaxation or therapeutic purposes, massage therapy can touch on your overall health in a very profound way. The massage therapists at Integrative combine many massage techniques to deliver the most appropriate treatment.

Massage Techniques

  • Trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Energy balancing
  • Deep tissue work
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Stress reduction
  • Traditional Swedish Massage
“Our muscles and fascia pull on joints and can negatively affect our posture and overall body function.”Stephen Inaba

Stone Therapy Massage

Stone Therapy Massage uses a deep penetrating heat with hot basal stones, sometimes followed with cool marble stones and hands-on massage techniques to create a deep experience of relaxation and well being. Combining stone therapy and traditional massage evoke a relaxing or parasympathetic nervous system response to assist your body in self healing.

Traditional Massage and Stone Therapy is available with Suelina Quan, RMT

What Is Rolfing?

The Rolf method of structural integration is a manual therapy that reorganizes
the body by manipulating the fascial system. This brings about structural and functional optimization, creating a neutral that works with gravity rather than against it.

What Is Fasciae?

The fascial system is a continuous weblike connective tissue covering, that holds the body in a particular configuration allowing it to move in a predetermined way. It is the system that translates movement through out the body allowing fluidity and continuity of motion. Any disruption in the fasciae brings about compensation and adaption, which, if left untreated, summated into pain and dysfunction.

Events which affect the fascial system are many. From the birthing process ie: breach to childhood developmental concerns ie: scoliosis to play ground and sport injuries. Physical and emotional trauma also impact the fasciae, placing further demands on an already overburdened support system.

The role of Rolfing is to decrease compensation and adaptions by releasing the fascial patterns, allowing the body to return to a more functional neutral. This is accomplished via the Rolfing 10-series. Each session addresses a particular area of the body. Each session builds upon the next creating more stability, support and lift. As more order and function are created, signs and symptoms of long standing conditions are addressed. Rolfing can be used to treat more specific restricted tissue giving it more range of motion and decreased discomfort. Once again this is supported by decreasing adaptations that may have predisposed the area to its dysfunction and by decreasing the compensations that have been created because of it. The body is always looking for homeostasis. The Rolfing process is also encouraged with movement cues physically and verbally.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a session?

  • Usually 75 minutes
  • Can be done in 60 minutes, if necessary

How frequent?

  • Generally 1-2 weeks apart

What should I wear?
Rolfing is more participatory in nature. Bra and underwear, or shorts and athletic tops are appropriate.

Does it hurt?
Initial mobilization of restricted fasciae can be temporarily uncomfortable.

Can I exercise after a session?
The body needs time to integrate the changes. If you must workout, do so before.

What can I expect after a session?
It does vary. Some common comments are a feeling of lightness, more space in their bodies, more grounded, and more aware. Fatigue or being totally energized physically and emotionally also have been noted.

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