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, 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, including: head injuries, migraines/headaches, anxiety, PTSD, fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders, TMJ, etc..
It is a deeply relaxing 60 min only session, where the client remains fully clothed, and on his/her back the entire time.
Maori Romi Romi Protocol
Part of our team has been training in Maori Romi Romi with Ana Goncalves from Knoxville, and recently this year directly with Atarangi Muru, Maori Healer and Master Teacher from New Zealand. We are actually getting ready to travel to New Zealand this winter, to continue to learn and practice. As per Atarangi’ s request, we are now offering the Romi Romi protocol that she has taught us. Clients stay fully dressed on the massage table (in loose comfortable clothing). The therapist will use a Raakaauu (stick), hands, elbows, knees and feet to move the body and the energy, and will do deep compressive work and stretches. This allows the body to let go of what is ready to release.
Sports massage is a great tool for anyone with an active lifestyle. Whether you are a serious athlete or just getting started, this modality can help you with both the training and recovery aspects of your specific sport. It is a great way to prevent injury, keep muscles loose and healthy, and recover faster from your workouts.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue massage is a Meadowsweet specialty! It is a powerful modality that works with both the physical and emotional bodies. Our therapists expertly use deep strong pressure to address muscle tension, chronic pain, poor posture and accumulated stress. Stretching and opening the body, and quieting the mind, will leave you feeling lighter and a little taller.
Always with a therapeutic approach, our relaxation massage is individualized to your needs. Our therapists will use a lighter touch, long broad and fluid strokes, stretches, rocking, and energy work in order to relax and open your body, slow down your nervous system, and gently move along toxins and stagnant fluids. So breathe in the essential oils diffused in the room, close your eyes, and forget about everything else.
Most of our therapists are trained in prenatal massage and would love to help you feel great during your pregnancy! They will blend a variety of techniques including Thai Yoga massage, Deep Tissue massage, and Swedish massage, to stretch, lengthen and relax mama’s sore muscles. Past your due date? We know it is hard to relax at this point, but relaxation may be just what will start the process, in addition to some key pressure points that may help move things along.