CST is a subtle technique that works with the craniosacral system to help alleviate a wide array of pain, illness and dysfunction. The craniosacral system consists of the cerebrospinal fluid and the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Restrictions caused by trauma or inflammation can decrease the efficiency of your body’s own natural healing and other processes. This technique is performed with a client fully clothed on the massage table using very light pressure that is designed to uncover and resolve any adhesions to allow your body to function normally.
Deep Tissue / Trigger Point
Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy are more intense, but are provided within the client‘s comfort level. Hot stones are usually added for increased comfort for the client. If a muscle has been injured (actual injury, overuse, under-use, etc), the body keeps the two parts of the muscle being healed close together. This process makes you hold your body in different positions to avoid pain. This is why you may not feel discomfort for many years after you first hurt yourself and after an accumulation of many injuries.
Deep Tissue is used to access deeper muscles, break up scar tissue and to separate muscles that have become “glued together,” to allow your body to move naturally. This technique is favored by athletes to obtain peak performance or other people who seek more relief than Swedish Massage can provide. It includes deep muscle work as well as joint mobilization and stretching.
If a hypersensitive area within the muscle is created, Trigger Point Therapy can be used. By calling your body’s attention to the area, increasing blood flow and breaking up the adhesion, the body is allowed to return to its normal resting state, with great relief for the client.
Thai Massage (also called Thai Yoga Massage)
Massage is one of the four branches of Thailand’s medical system. It focuses on energy channels that run through the body. Wind (breath) is very important in Thai Massage as it sets all the other aspects of the body in motion.
Due to space restrictions, this technique involves the recipient lying fully clothed on the massage table. The therapist applies compression while providing deep stretching and joint mobilization while the client concentrates on breathing deeply. The result is a feeling of complete relaxation, increased mobility and flexibility, yet completely revitalized.