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Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) uses therapeutic, soft touch to bring awareness and release to areas of physical, psychological and/or emotional tension. Implementing skilled palpation & listening techniques allows tension to be redirected, enhancing clarity and well-being.
Treatments often include guided imagery and visualization.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Stress and Tension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neuropathy
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Autism

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is the application of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to the body in order to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.

These treatments can:

  • soothe inflamed muscles and joints
  • support immunity
  • fight infections
  • eliminate toxins
  • calm the digestive system
  • decrease chronic pain
  • clear up skin problems.

The temperature of water used affects the therapeutic properties of the treatment.
Hot water is chosen for its relaxing properties and improvement of circulation. Tepid water can also be used for stress reduction and supporting immunity. Cold water is selected to reduce inflammation and help restore vitality to the body. Alternating hot and cold water will eliminate toxins, increase energy and reduce pain. Adding herbs and essential oils to water can enhance its therapeutic value.

At Greenleaf Healthcare, our physicians individualize your hydrotherapy treatment based on your health concerns. You will notice a calming and revitalizing effect during the treatment, and a sense of well being afterwards that coincides with the improving of your health.

Thai massage

Thai massage is a cross between acupressure, yoga , and zen shiatsu consisting of slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body's energy lines. Thai massage concentrates on applying pressure using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet. The therapist works to free tension within the body, softening and relaxing myofascia and improving energy flow. Practitioners also position the body into yoga-like poses and gently rock the body to open the joints and facilitate limbering.


Benefits

The benefits of Thai massage at Greenleaf Healthcare are numerous, with the most predominant being the maintenance of good health and the ability to treat a wide spectrum of health concerns. Traditional Thai massage is known for its ability to clear the energy pathways.

The following are some of the benefits of traditional Thai massage.


  • increases flexibility and range of movement
  • eliminates muscle pain and muscle spasms
  • improves postural alignment
  • calms the nervous system and promotes a deep sense of relaxation with an increased energy level
  • allows for emotional healing through releasing of tension
  • stimulates blood circulation and lymph drainage
  • stimulates internal organs
  • relieves fatigue, swollen limbs, painful joints, and headaches

Preparations

The preparation needed before receiving a Thai massage is minimal. A Thai massage is performed on a soft floor mat-enabling practitioners to use their body weight and to incorporate the many movements that would not be possible with a massage table. The client remains fully clothed, and lubricant for the skin is rarely used. A Thai massage with us at Greenleaf Healthcare lasts 1 hour although is typically recommended from 90 minutes to 2 hours; please inquire before your treatment if you would like additional time.

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