Melanie uses a combination of bodywork techniques to elicit healing in the body. Used for a myriad of conditions, all methods are result based and part of a treatment plan decided upon between client and therapist. Below is a description of the types of work that can be done, but don't get too caught up with any one of them, we will only do what works best for you. Most bodywork is combined with other methods, coaching, and resources to get you where you want to be!
Developed by John Upledger, DO, founder of the Upledger Institute, this work is one of the most research based bodyworks used today. Working with the cerebrospinal spinal fluid system, the spine, and the skull bones, this gentle but effective modality allows the body to correct and heal itself. Great for restrictions in the tissues, organs and bones.
Working with the fascia, the physical and energetic sheath that covers every tissue, bone, and organ, this technique uses a little more pressure than CST and gets a deeper, allowing the body to unwind locally or with the full body. Very effective for the normal body trauma that we all sustain.
Used and researched in clinics and labs globally, guasha is becoming a quickly accepted method of healing in the West. It is used to restore function to the tissues, break up scar tissue and adhesions, detox locally and throughout the body, and allows us to get to the deeper parts of the muscle and connective tissue.
The body, like everything on the planet, is comprised of energy. In this work, I like to describe these systems like an intricate system of wires. Through trauma, injury and stress, we get cinches, blockages, and frayed areas in these wires. Energy work helps to re-connect and heal these wires, which makes the body more communicative and work more efficiently.
The suction cups that are placed on the body draws stagnant blood to the surface of the skin and improves blood circulation through the tissues, which can speed healing, and improve several conditions.