Self Care

What is Self Care?

“Heath is Wealth”  ~ Virgil

Mastery of self-care is mastery of one’s wellness. When we are balanced in our mental, physical and emotional health we have wellness. Our culture has become saturated with distractions, over-stimulation, instant gratification and quick fixes. We can counteract these diversions and stressors by becoming more mindful, and proactive in our own self care and health care.

How good can we be at taking care of others if we don’t take care of ourselves? Learning self-care techniques empowers you to be able to help yourself without being dependent on others to “fix” you. Practicing mindfulness and awareness are powerful tools to help us stay on track with healthy choices. My goal is to empower you in your self-care with tools and techniques to help you maintain your well-being while navigating the demands of life. To hit the “reset” button, so to speak. Self-care is a practice and should be a regular part of your ongoing self-maintenance program.

When we take care of ourselves we are being PROACTIVE instead of REACTIVE to stress, pain and injury.

Self Care Methods

Massage Therapy

Experience what I call integrative, therapeutic massage, which combines a variety of techniques and modalities that are tailored to meet your needs during an individual session. The goals and intentions are discussed at the beginning of each session and feedback is always welcome. Relief of muscular tension, relaxation and preventative maintenance are just a few examples of possible session goals.

MELT™ Method

The MELT™ Method is a gentle “hands-off” bodywork technique. This simple self-treatment technique uses soft foam rollers and foam balls to restore and rebalance the whole body for improved alignment, reduced pain and inflammation, as well as improved athletic performance and recovery time. The methodology of MELT is what distinguishes it from other types of foam rolling. Rehydrating the body’s connective tissue and rebalancing the nervous system reduces chronic pain, and restores space to compressed joints.

MELT products available for purchase in person.

Fascial Stretch Therapy™

Fascial Stretch Therapy™ is a unique, complete and complementary system of table-based assisted stretching, focusing on releasing fascia and mobilizing joint capsules as integral components in achieving optimal flexibility, strength, performance and pain relief.