Massage Therapy, Reiki, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Yoga
AUM Bodyworks | Scott Kover
A customized blend of modalities including Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Integrative Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy.
A customized blend of Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage. Swedish Massage is performed using moderate pressure directly on the skin to stimulate circulation, and relax adhesions in the superficial musculature while assisting the client to relax. Techniques are generally performed using the hands. Deep Tissue Massage is performed using moderate to deep pressure directly on the skin to break up deeper adhesions in the musclature and allow for increased range of motion. More focused work is performed using thumbs, soft fists, forearms and elbows.
A customized blend of Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage strokes & Trigger Point Therapy using basalt lava stones. Not only is the superficial tissue addressed but deeper underlying sore areas are targeted. Releasing trigger points with deep gentle pressure, the warm stones allow me to work deeper without damaging the tissue and decreasing post-session soreness.
Kinesiotape is something you may have noticed in the sports world. Many athletes, including Serena Williams, David Beckham and many Olympic athletes use it for many different reasons (stabilizing joints, helping repetitive use injuries to heal, etc.
Made of cotton and elastic fibers with medical grade adhesive, it is activated by heat and may be worn for extended periods of time (usually 3-5 days) with good skin tolerance, bathe, swim, run a marathon while wearing it. You also keep your normal range of motion as it molds to the skin and is very pliable.
You can feel the effects almost immediately upon application. I have personally used it on my shoulders to keep them down, on my thumbs and wrists, on my knee to stabilize it and even applied it to a bruise to help it heal. (in 24 hours the bruise faded so drastically that it was nearly undetectable (from a deep purple to a very pale pink). Though we are exposed to it mostly through sports figures, 85% of the usage is non sports related. It can be used to treat: muscle imbalance, postural issues, circulatory and lymphatic conditions (my bruise), ligament, tendon and joint injuries (my knee), scars, and pathological movement patterns (my shoulder) and so much more. If you aren't quite sure about the bright colored tape it comes in white, beige or black tape so that it blends in better and there are also blue and red for those of you (like me) who like the conversation starter. The only difference between the colors is that the darker the color, the stronger the adhesive.
Application is usually a quick process and it can be added to any bodywork session or applied on it's own. If you are a new client, I prefer that it is applied as part of a bodywork session as it is important for me to understand just what is going on with your body. The cost includes the tape and my time.
Reiki (pron. "Rey-Key") is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy"flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Daily stress from living breaks down our energy field, leaving us vulnerable to disease and illness. Reiki is a process that allows the Universal energy to fill the aura of the body to bring it back into balance.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - "REI" means present everywhere, or Universal. Another meaning is Spiritual Wisdom or Higher Knowledge. The Rei portion means the spiritual wisdom, which knows how to bring about healing. "KI" means life force energy. Anything that is alive has an energy field with this energy moving through it and around it. This life force energy is in every cell of your body and supports the biological and chemical components to sustain health and well being.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind & spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results.
Some individuals are more sensitive than others. Some things you may experience are warmth or tingling energies, jumping or twitching when the energy is released, getting so relaxed that you fall asleep or just feel peaceful and feeling blocks releasing. Everyone's experience is different.
The Hara Line is the line of energy that runs through thte core of your body where all of the chakras connect to send and receive the life force energy. It enters into your energetic body through the top of the head into the earth's core.
From stress, trauma, injury, illness and intense energy conditions the Hara line can break, bulge, crack, puncture, blowout as well as other dynamics being experienced. If this occurs, the healing work that someone is receiving may not take or hold for long periods. By repairing the Hara line, healing can be facilitated on many levels. Hara & Grid Line Repair is performed as part of a Reiki session and only after an initial relationship has been established.
The often overlooked Lymphatic System plays a huge part in the bodies ability to drain stagnant fluids; regenerate tissues; filter out toxins & foreign substances as well as maintain a healthy immune system.
Between 2 and 4 liters of fluid are processed by the Lymphatic system on a daily basis. In a healthy Lymphatic System, a complex system of lymph vessels and nodes process this fluid which helps to remove the stagnant fluids, bacteria, toxins, and other bad elements that are in the spaces between cells.
The vessels that pump the lymph can be hindered or stopped due to surgery, trauma, burns, infections, substantial swelling, fatigue, stress or even age. When the lymph flow becomes hindered or stopped, stagnant fluids, bacteria, toxins and other bad elements will remain in the body and could cause illness.
Lymph Drainage Therapy is an original hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon.). Created out of his research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a new level of precision in keeping with the latest scientific discoveries and exact anatomical science.
Using gentle maneuvers, a Lymph Drainage Therapist facilitates movement in the lymphatic vessels causing a vacuum effect so that the volume and frequency of lymphatic fluid processed is greatly increased. Using these techniques, a trained therapist is able to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there, they may use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic mapping of the vessels to assess the overall direction of lymphatic circulation, areas of stagnation, and the best alternate pathways for draining lymph and other bodily fluids. For a list of expected results or ailments helped by Lymph Drainage Therapy, click here.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
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.
Visceral Manipulation is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera, their connective tissue and other areas of the body.
Our bodies need movement to be healthy. This same principle applies to every structure in our bodies including the viscera. For an organ to be healthy and have optimal function there needs to be motion.
Tissues lose their normal motion when they become inflamed. The natural healing process involves local disruption of normal tissue fibers and their replacement with relatively inelastic granular tissue. It can be conceptualized as a localized drying-out of the affected tissues. Many factors can cause tissue inflammation including: infections, direct trauma, repetitious movement, diet, environmental toxins and emotional stress.
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