Services

Here at Heart Flowers, I offer each of my clients a wide variety of healing therapies and treatments. They are all "wonderful ways" to assist you in clearing your mind, healing your body and comforting your spirit... If you would like more information please see my hours and fees page..

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  • Swedish Massage -
    is the most commonly practiced form of massage in Western countries. It integrates ancient Oriental techniques with modern principles of anatomy and physiology. Practitioners rub, knead, pummel, brush and tap the muscle groups being worked on.

    Deep Tissue Body Work -
    is a general term for a range of therapies that work to "unstick" the body's connective tissues and muscles in order to encourage them to function properly again. Deep Tissue Bodywork treats whiplash, low back and neck pain, degenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and locked-up shoulders, hips, knees, etc...

    Reiki -
    is an ancient Tibetan healing system, which is commonly used to treat emotional and mental distress as well as chronic and acute physical problems. Reiki also assists in achieving spiritual clarity and focus. Practitioners use light hand placements to channel healing energies.

    Reflexology -
    is based on the ancient Chinese philosophy that we have twelve major nerve meridians or nerve passageways running through our bodies, and that they all end in and around the feet, hands and ears. So, by working these points or areas on the feet, hands or ears, fuller health can be expressed by the corresponding tissue, gland or organ in our bodies. Strong pressure is applied with thumbs.

    Craniosacral Therapy -
    is a manual therapeutic procedure for clearing distortions in the structure and function of the CranioSacral mechanism - the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and the inter-connected membranes. It is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, TMJ and a range of other conditions.

    Somato Emotional Release -
    is a form of CranioSacral Therapy where the focus is on a specific area of the body. Through touch, visualization, guided imagery and therapeutic dialogue, emotionally held tension patterns can be released. SomatoEmotional Release is only available with CranioSacral Therapy and usually only after several sessions.

    Acupressure -
    is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture. It involves the use of finger pressure (rather than needles) on specific acupuncture points on the nerve meridians to treat ailments such as stress, aches, menstrual cramps or imbalances between and within the organs. It is also used for general preventative healthcare.

    Trigger Point Therapy -
    is similar to Shiatsu and Acupressure but uses Western Anatomy and Physiology as its basis. Trigger points are tender, congested spots in muscle tissue that may radiate pain to other areas. Moderate to heavy finger pressure is applied to these points to relieve pain, stiffness and/or tension.

    Myofascial Release -
    is a hands-on technique that seeks to free our bodies from the grip of tight fascia (connective tissue). This restores normal alignment and function and reduces pain. Mild, sustained pressure is applied to gently stretch and soften the fascia. Myofascial Release is used to treat neck and back pain, headaches, recurring sports injuries and scoliosis, among other conditions.

    Neuromuscular Therapy -
    is a technique similar to acupressure but freeing the spinal nerves is the focus. It emphasizes the role of the brain, spine and nerves in muscular pain. The main goal of this therapy is to relieve tender, congested spots in muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body.

    Manual Lymph Drainage -
    is a form of very gentle usually whole-body massage that is aimed at stimulating the lymphatic system to carry away excessive fluid in the loose connective tissue. This non-invasive, painless therapy is intended for conditions such as acute and chronic edema (swelling), neuromuscular disorders, headaches, acne and sinus congestion. Certified therapists also treat post-mastectomy patients pain, edema, fibrosis and lymphedema.

    Polarity Therapy -
    is a form of energy work that balances the flow of energy in the body, which is the underlying foundation of health. Gentle touch, guidance in diet, exercise and self-awareness are used to help clients balance their energy flow, thus supporting a return to health.

    Aromatherapy -
    is another way healing is supported. Essential oils, the hormone-like substances of plants, are used to treat emotional disorders such a stress and anxiety, as well as a wide range or other ailments. The oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled, or placed in baths. Aromatherapy is often used in conjunction with muscle therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology, chiropractic and other holistic treatments.

    Esoteric Healing -
    is really self-healing and remembering that the true self is not the personality. The Esoteric healer helps the patient by application of scientific techniques to lift his/her eyes toward Soul Consciousness. From there, the power of the person's Self can be released according to its plan for that life. It is the Soul alone that can heal the form or physical (personality) body.

    Spinal Touch -
    is a gentle, non-invasive technique that helps the patients spine gain flexibility and reduce pain and tension. Light tough at specific points along the spine from sacrum through the crown of the head opens up the movement to energy and nerve impulses. This frees the system to fuller expression and health.

    La Stone Therapy -
    is a form of muscle therapy where heated Basalt (river stones) and cold marble stones bring the science of Thermotherapy to a new level of healing. Both extreme temperatures are used to enhance the muscle therapy session and bring about physiological response in a clients body and tissue for repair.

    Herbology -
    is the study of the healing properties of herbs that grow all around us. To a herbalist any plant used for medicinal purposes is an herb. Any leaf, flower, bark, root, seed, sap, berry, mushroom or seaweed used for healing is considered a healing herb. I am studying herbs and how to use them to help people...how to use them in as fresh a way, as close to their living, vital, natural state as possible.

    Integrative Massage: Earth -
    The Earth Massage routine helps ground you into a body free from fascial restrictions created from excessive physical and mental tension. Integrating massage techniques from deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, Myofascial release and Swedish massage, the Earth massage routine is a deep, muscular massage designed to release tension held in the musculature which inhibits range of motion and creates postural distortions.

    Primarily using the side posture, the Earth Massage routine employs deep, compressive techniques that soften adhesions and muscle fibrosis, reducing the activity of Myofascial trigger points, increasing the mobility of connective tissue and improving joint mobility and posture.

    Herbal Ball Experience -
    is a therapy where Thai Herbal Balls are soaked and then steamed. The warm bundles are then applied directly to the skin. The major nerve passage ways are followed. The balls are applied using rocking, rolling, stamping or stationary movements. This therapy is used in combination with soothing relaxation massage or as a tool to work on specific parts of the body that need special attention for relief of muscular tightness or pain.

    Sacred Lomi -
    Sacred Lomi (Hawaiian Temple Bodywork) - Sacred Lomi is the traditional massage of Hawaii. The master healers of old Hawaii knew special ways to release the powers of the body so that physical, emotional and mental healing would take place more quickly and completely. Based upon the philosophy that all things seek harmony and love, Sacred Lomi restores balance to the mind, body and soul. Profoundly relaxing, it regenerates vitality, releases tensions, clarifies mind and emotions, restores body awareness and self acceptance. It is hands on healing that is deep and powerful, yet gentle, giving immediate and long-term results.

    Himalayan Salt Detoxer -
    The Himalayan Salt Detoxer is both a pleasing natural work of art and a powerful tool for rebalancing, revitalizing and gently cleansing your body and mind. When the Himalayan Salt Detoxer is lit, both gentle light and warmth radiate from the smooth surface.

    This unique healing device has two parts: a two-inch thick dome of pure crystalline Himalayan Pink Salt and a handcrafted rosewood base, that both supports the salt dome and houses two small light bulbs.

    It is inviting and intriguing, even magnetizing. It is not only a beautiful object but is also an amazing crystalline reservoir of positive energy and healing potential.

    Mu-Xing -
    is a treatment using warm bamboo and rosewood tools to perform deep tissue massage techniques. Using different sized and shaped tools; the therapist applies a variety of massage strokes, which address ischemic tissue and promote a deep sense of overall well-being and relaxation. (Ischemia occurs when living tissue is deprived of oxygen.)

    Mu-Xing Therapy:
    • Increases relaxation
    • Reduces trigger point formation
    • Decreases muscular contraction
    • Helps restore proper posture