Massage helps us to feel into and remember our bodies by calming and slowing the nervous system. On the biological level it clears out stagnant tissues to allow for increased circulation and nourishment. On a more subtle level, we find our "issues are in our tissues". We physiologically store traumas and unprocessed emotions in our cells. Given space to experience themselves, these unprocessed emotions begin to unwind from our tissues.
Part of the Ayurvedic system of medicine originating in India over 5,000 years ago, the Marma points are said to be reflex points of major junctions where blood vessels, lymph vessels, muscle tissue, connective tissue, and energetic channels all cross. Accessing and stimulating these points help normalize the regular functions of our organs, immune system, energetic channels and musculo-skeletal system.
Marma points have some similarities to acupressure/acupuncture points in Chinese Medicine but do not travel along meridian lines, instead, they travel nadis, or energetic pathways. Each of the 107 major marma points originate at one of the seven chakras.
Craniosacral theory holds that health is innate in every cell in the body and aims to reconnect the body with its natural healing potential.
Craniosacral work involves the bones of the cranium, the sacrum and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid traveling from the center of the brain all the way to the sacrum. This work is both precise and subtle in it's approach as my goal is to listen or feel for any disturbances in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by the movement (or lack thereof) of the cranial bones and make adjustments as needed.
This work is excellent for treating nervous system dysfunctions, stress, sleeplessness, headaches, acute and chronic injuries, jaw pain/TMJ, tension/pain in head/neck/shoulders, and an overall increase to general wellness.
While this work is very subtle in nature, it can also be very profound. Some say the breath of life enters the physical body through the cerebrospinal fluid. As I tune into this rhythm, more often than not, knowledge of your life patterns unfold and are made available for me to dialog with you in order to remove energetic blockages.