Mind, Body & Spirit
|Massage Therapy is possibly the oldest form of healing known to humankind, as the only tools needed are a set of hands, or feet, and the positive intention to help facilitate healing for the recipient.
Massage Therapy is a series of many different types of strokes that vary in rhythm, length and depth of pressure to help bring optimal health to the recipient. There are many different techniques that are used to accommodate various medical conditions and needs of the person seeking relief from pain or discomfort due to pregnancy, injury, stress, illness, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and general wear and tear on the body.
Therapeutic Massage is highly beneficial for people of all ages, as it greatly improves circulation; thereby increasing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen in the blood throughout the body. For infants born prematurely, massage helps to stimulate weight gain, alertness, and responsiveness. Massage is a wonderful way to help provide general well-being on multiple levels. Studies have proven that, along with boosting the immune system, physical, mental, as well as emotional well-being, are greatly enhanced by touch, especially massage.
There are also times when a lighter touch is preferred. Reiki and other forms of “Energy work” can be performed with hands lightly placed on the body, or even a few inches off the body where there is interaction with the energy field rather than the physical body. The Reiki practitioner has received attunements to have their own channels opened in order to be a conduit for universal healing energy. Reiki and other forms of Energy work induce a state of relaxation, which is most ideal to allow healing to occur; the universal healing energy can then find its way to the places in the body or emotions where the healing is most needed. Often, our stored emotions get lodged in our bodies, and manifest in injury or strains; when released, the pain seems to “magically disappear!”
Here is a list of techniques offered at Full Circle Family Care:
Advanced Prenatal Massage
Combining Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy and western prenatal massage to promote good health, better circulation and strengthening of the uterus, alleviates naturally occurring discomfort or stress on the body from the pregnancy.
A tailored combination of MyoFascial Therapy; slow, steady pressure to “iron out” constrictions in the connective tissue, returning the muscle to a healthier functioning state , NeuroMuscular Therapy; Trigger point therapy which shifts the pain pattern/referred pain by releasing trigger points, Swedish; a series of more superficial strokes, rhythmic tapping, friction across muscle fibers, enhancing circulation, Shiatsu; thumb and/or palm pressure along the acupuncture points and energy channels to remove blockages in the flow of energy (chi) to restore balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit, and Reiki; a vibrational energy therapy facilitated by light touch, on or slightly off the body, balancing the human biofield. It reduces stress, increases relaxation, and promotes healing by channeling the body’s healing energy. These sessions are often enhanced with use of Essential Oils/Aromatherapy when called for.
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT)
A very specific protocol of abdominal massage and pelvic alignment that helps to correct the position of the uterus, and aids circulation of blood, lymph, and nerve conduction; thereby improving general health as well as reproductive and digestive health. ATMAT has been very effective in helping people with fertility issues, painful menstrual cramps, amenorrhea, IBS, reflux, enlarged prostate, heavy leg syndrome and much more.
Raindrop Technique Aromatherapy
Utilizing 9 specific essential oils to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, exhaustion, stress, pain, insomnia, colds, or compromised immune system and much more.
~ For those who may be living with long term illnesses or recovering from surgery, we offer Oncology and Mastectomy Massage, and/or Integrative Therapy; which is a gentler protocol of pain management that incorporates Reiki, guided visualization and essential oils to help with the pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia and constipation that are often present.