Our belief starts with the idea that each person has the capacity to heal. We strive to understand the underlying mechanism and source of what is taking place in a persons' body, not just how to "fix" the symptoms. Every PT session is individualized and crafted based on the needs of the person on that given day. Treatments examine what might be going wrong biomechanically, physiologically, and neuromuscularly, and how to return the whole system and person to a place of stability and balance. We believe in educating people about their bodies, if people have a solid understanding of the "what" and the "why" behind their pain, they will be drastically more successful and empowered to heal and return to optimal function.
Treatments combine aspects of : Functional Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release, Pilates and Yoga Based Rehab, Dance Medicine, Postural Assessment and Training, Neuromuscular Reeducation, functionally integrated strength programs aimed at restoring optimal function and balance.
Each massage session is customized based on the individuals needs for that particular treatment. Highly trained and skilled therapists employ a wide range of manual therapy modalities to help you reach your goals.
Dry Needle Acupuncture
We partner with the Bay Area’s first choice for dry needling acupuncture, SF Acupuncture Group. Dry needling is an indispensable tool for treating muscle and fascia pain. This safe and effective technique works by eliminating hyperactive muscle fibers that send pain through nerve, muscle, and connective tissue in predictable patterns.
Dry needling entails the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into hypersensitive muscle and soft tissue trigger points. Studies show that dry needling , relieves pain by promoting local tissue repair and stimulating healing mechanisms in muscle and connective tissues. When trigger points are deactivated, they become less irritable and maintain higher pain and inflammatory thresholds.
Pilates sessions will be tailored to the needs of the individual making use of various equipment including mat work, reformer, cadillac, spring board, and Core Align machines.
Visionary Craniosacral Work spans the physical and energetic realms. It incorporates subtle touch with profound effects. The intention is to create a clear mind, a free body and and open heart. It is relaxing and appropriate for enhancing overall health and wellness and can be applied to people of all ages and abilities. It can help clear emotional and spiritual blocks as well as ease physical restrictions as the client’s system unwinds and releases areas of holding due to past traumas or unprocessed information. This work can feel dreamy and trancelike as the brain enters the alpha state, where access to deep levels of information and healing are possible. Clients with neck and back pain, migraines, TMJ disfunction and tinnitus can greatly benefit from this work. I liken the work to re-booting the system: a welcome reprieve for an overtaxed nervous system
Functional Integration (Feldenkrais and Therapeutic Body work)
This work is unique, effective, and gentle. It allows for re-alignment of the bones and soft tissue structures without the invasive and more aggressive procedures sometimes used in other types of bodywork. Not only will you feel changed to the core, your movement will become more integrated without any further set back. The session includes an individualized plan of home exercises tailored to the needs of your body and your ongoing health and wellness. Every session is individualized, and you may request a follow up check in of your home program a few days following your initial session in order to progress you along your healing journey.
With the emphasis on Functional movement and creating a plan for injury prevention. Wade has been working with movement compromised individuals and high performing athletes for 16 years. You will get a full body assessment and an exercise/movement program that will empower your day to day. Learn how to heal or push yourself to the next level with mastery of your body.
LA Stone therapy (Hot and cold stone, including lymphatic system).
This type massage therapy is rare in the USA and very specialized. You will experience the power of temperature therapy at its finest. This contemporary approach takes you on a journey using warm lava rocks and refreshing cool Italian marble designed to balance out the lymphatic and nervous systems while at the same time decreasing stress, pain, and overall tension throughout the body.
The promotion of a natural healing response within the body
Thermotherapy brings about healing, balance and rejuvenation.
The use of warm basalt stones helps to create relaxation through a combination of stone placement and massage
The treatment helps to restore balance on a physical level. Alternating between hot and cold flushes the body of toxins, cleanses the lymphatic system,
A combination of temperature through massage helps to tone muscles,
The application of cold temperatures helps to relieve muscular tension without the painful after effects of sports massage
The application of cold helps to reduces inflammation, scar tissue and promotes mobility
Alternating temperatures helps to releases emotions
LaStone principles can Work on a spiritual energy level
LaStone® goes beyond the physical experience of typical massage, and enters deeper dimensions of relaxation, health and well being, creating a positive approach to ’Body-Mind-Spirit’ philosophy.
Flower Essence Therapy
Flower essences are vibrational remedies that carry the vital life force energy or “soul signature” of a specific flower or plant. They are taken internally to bring about wellness and address root causes of disharmony within the emotional, mental and energetic bodies. Essences invite the unconscious into the realm of the conscious in ways that support shift and provide opportunities for personal growth and evolution of mind, body, and spirit. They do so in divine perfect timing and never force anything to happen that
isn’t in alignment with one’s soul design. It is a system that works gently yet powerfully, bringing in the light of awareness and the ability to deeply know oneself. Flower essences can bring profound presence to an experience, emotion or trauma, making transformation possible.