A treatment at Southwind will enhance your physical endurance, mental clarity and overall vitality. Read on to find out more about the unique services and techniques we have to offer.
This soothing, invigorating technique uses four basic strokes; effleurage, kneading, friction and percussion, all of which promote blood flow toward the heart to improve your circulation, and relax your whole body. Oil or lotion is used in most sessions.
After first warming the muscles, the massage therapist uses slow, deep strokes, along with other massage techniques, to release tension from deep muscle groups and help you feel taller, lighter and looser.
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial Release is performed directly on the skin without oils or creams.
Heated basalt stones placed adjacent to the spine encourage release of tension held in the back. Hand held warmed stones are also used to bring a lasting state of deep relaxation.
Prenatal massage caters to the special needs of pregnant mothers. Specific techniques can reduce discomforts and concerns, and also enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and baby. Tailor-made cushions are used so that the mother-to-be can lie on her stomach comfortably through most of her pregnancy. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance a new mother’s emotions and body, helping her take better care of herself and bond with her baby more deeply. We also offer private lessons to fathers or birth coaches in massaging birthing mothers during labor.
Thai Yoga Massage (Nuad Boran) is a unique and ancient healing art combining passive yoga, acupressure, massage and compression. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind and body healing experience. Clients are asked to be prepared by wearing loose-fitting clothing (yoga pants or sweatpants).
Chair massage can be done at our location or yours, with a special massage chair. These massages focus mostly on the neck, shoulders, arms and the back while you remain fully clothed. .
HCT is dialoguing with the heart to release old patterns of thought and uncover insights, wisdom, and strength.
This holistic healing practice is performed with the client fully clothed. Lightly placing hands on “listening stations”, the practitioner tunes into, follows, and encourages the client’s own craniosacral rhythm. It can promote deep relaxation and has found to be helpful for headaches, TMJ, and anxiety.
This gentle hands-on therapy supports the proper movement of lymph through the body. Our therapists have been trained in the method developed by Bruno Chickley MD, DO.
Holistic Nutrition works by supporting the body with whole foods, herbs, supplements, and positive lifestyle changes. Nutrition Therapy is based on the belief that when the body is not given enough of essential nutrients, the body will always function at suboptimal levels. A Holistic Nutrition approach focuses on rebalancing the body through adequate nutrient intake and healthy lifestyle choices.
In a nutrition consultation, you will receive dietary analysis and feedback, a personally tailored diet plan, nutrient and herbal suggestions, dietary education, and a heightened understanding of how emotional health affects eating habits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete health care system with a written history of 2,500 years. It can effectively treat acute and chronic conditions, including muscular, gastro-intestinal, gynecological and respiratory disorders. TCM can also be used in conjunction with modern Western medicine in order to enhance the effects of Western medical treatment or to alleviate the side effects of medications.
TCM includes the use of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and moxibustion. Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points that have been determined to have beneficial effects. Chinese herbal medicines may be used internally or applied externally. Moxibustion is a form of "fire heat treatment" that stimulates specific acupuncture points of the body.
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), established in 1982 as a non-profit organization currently operates under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.