Balance ~ a state of equilibrium, steadiness, or stability.
Every body strives for balance. A shoulder muscle tightens to support a weakened area (often caused by injury or overuse), and the opposite hip may tighten to maintain balance. Over time this response becomes habit, creating poor alignment and chronic pain.
We also crave steadiness in our lives. We work too hard, sleep too little, fuel our bodies with poor nutrition, and keep ourselves going with sugar and caffeine. Treating ourselves more kindly not only improves our health, it can help us function better.
Functional Bodywork is more than just a massage. It meets you where you are and works with you to facilitate positive change. It not only relieves pain and tension, it increases your flexibility and range of motion and decreases your chance of injury. No matter what you do for work or play, your body will feel better and perform better with regular bodywork.
Each session combines a blend of different techniques tailored to your particular circumstance. A typical session may include deep Myofascial work combined with heat, Neuromuscular Therapy, cupping, and stretches to release restrictions in a tight shoulder. On the other end of the spectrum, it could include breathwork, gentle yoga, meditation/visualization, and nutritional and lifestyle suggestions to help support fatigued adrenals and relieve anxiety.
Our goal is to help relieve your pain, rehab from injury or surgery, improve your response to stress and anxiety, and increase your quality of life!