Willow Healing Better Life Treatments

Myofascial Release (MFR)

MFR releases non-moving or “stuck” connective tissue
throughout the body.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

MFR is often utilized to release “stuck” connective tissue throughout the body. Many times, people suffering from chronic pain, tension, lost range of motion, or have postural imbalances, benefit from this treatment. By releasing restrictions in the connective tissue, muscle tension equalizes throughout the body, which in turn, allows you to experience freer movement with less or no pain. MFR can be integrated into your customized therapeutic session. *It is suggested to wear comfortable clothing; there may be a postural assessment before and after treatment.
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion,
correct postural distortions.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

A technique used to reduce chronic pain, increase range of motion, and correct postural distortions. When certain points of your muscle become tight, there can be blood flow restriction as well as a direct effect on nerves in the body. These points are referred to as trigger or tender points and can refer pain or numbness to other body parts. Pressure is directly applied to the specific point allowing the affected area to relax so the muscle can then be gently stretched and mobilized. Circulation is improved and the body returns to its normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
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Structural Integration (SI)

Structural Integration treatments re-train and restore
postural balance.

Structural Integration (SI)

SI is similar to Myofascial Release (see above) as it assists in the lengthening of connective tissue and allows for freer movement.  SI bodywork can be more specific to a certain focus area of the body; this allows your body to restore postural balance.  With SI, the therapist will help coach the client to re-train his or her body, utilizing repatterning exercises.

*It is suggested to wear comfortable clothing; there may be a postural assessment before and after treatment.

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Craniosacral

Craniosacral treatment releases tensions deep in the body to relieve
pain and dysfunction.

Craniosacral

Craniosacral is a healing therapy which can received fully clothed.  Through gentle therapeutic touch, the trained practitioner will work  to release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction.  Your therapist will administer a light touch (about the weight of a nickel) and work with the spine, skull, cranial sutures and fascia; ultimately, regulating the flow of CerebroSpinal Fluid.
 
Craniosacral focuses on the treatment of core issues instead of symptoms.
 

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

MLD is a gentle, non-invasive manual therapy and
has been proven to encourage lymph flow.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Very effective for post-cosmetic surgery, general detoxification, breast cancer patients, post-cosmetic surgery, helps reduce fluid retention, eye puffiness, cellulite and can yield clearer skin. It helps the body’s “waste disposal system” facilitate drainage of toxins.
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Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Hot stone massage therapy increases blood circulation and
melts away tension.

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

This massage is a luxurious treatment utilizing smooth basalt stones which are heated to 110-130º F.  The stones are gently positioned on your body to allow for increased blood circulation and to melt away muscular tension.  This is a 90 minute session which ensures maximum relaxation.
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Prenatal

Relax and the relieve the physical discomforts
of pregnancy.

Prenatal

A beneficial massage for the expecting mother and her child.  Trained therapists aid in your relaxation and the relief of the physical discomforts during this period in your life.  Most sessions are performed as you lie on your side with pillows.  We ask that you are in your second trimester prior to having your prenatal session with us.
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Sports Massage Therapy

Muscle specific techniques paired with Muscle Energy Therapy (MET)
reduces injury and recovery time.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage is designed for die hard athletes or weekend warriors.  This treatment includes muscle specific techniques paired with Muscle Energy Therapy (MET), which is a type of isometric stretching.  This therapy also works well in conjunction with pre, post and intermittent sporting events.  Sports massage can reduce injury as well as recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow.
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Swedish / Relaxation

Increase circulation, decrease cortisol (stress hormone) output,
and enhance immunity.

Swedish / Relaxation

Swedish massage is the most common and best known type of massage.  It is perfect for those who would prefer to drift away to another world while still getting the benefits of massage including: increased circulation; decreased cortisol (stress hormone) output; and enhanced immunity.  The pressure during a Swedish session is generally light to moderate.
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Deep Tissue

This healing therapy realigns the deeper layers of
muscles and connective tissue.

Deep Tissue

For those who like the style of the Swedish massage but want to have deeper pressure.  It focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  Movements are generally slower and more specific to the muscle group.
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Reiki

Restore harmony to negatively impacted areas of the physical
and emotional body.

Reiki

Reiki is a healing modality; originating in Japan.  This method of energy healing  restores harmony to negatively impacted areas of the body by flowing through these areas in the energy field and charging them with positive energy to restore harmony.  Helps facilitate healing in chronic or acute physical or emotional issues.  It is a beneficial addition to any massage/ bodywork session or may utilized alone.
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Reflexology

Reflexology is a preventative and a natural treatment for
dis-ease in the body.

Reflexology

Reflexology has been in existence for thousands of years. Reflexology incorporates the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all parts of the body, including glands and organs. Reflexologists believe that pressing the reflex areas has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health.
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