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Craniosacral Therapy/Myofascial Release

nervous-system-largeCraniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is a method in which the practitioner works toward balancing the body’s natural cranial rhythm. As cerebrospinal fluid is pumped through the spine, it creates a rhythmic motion that can be palpated and evaluated. This evaluation is based on where the rhythm is weak in amplitude, out of symmetry, or too fast or too slow. The craniosacral system is then treated using a light touch (the least amount of pressure necessary to do the work), working to release the connective tissue around the bones of the skull and spine. The technique can also be used anywhere on the body to release restrictions in the connective tissue to bring back rhythm there and to relieve any pain.

Craniosacral Therapy seeks to locate and remove restrictions throughout the body’s systems. Corrections to these systems are addressed through light touch, time, energy and intention.

Indications for Craniosacral Therapy

  • Migraine and tension headaches,
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Neck, shoulder girdle, and lower back pain
  • Posttraumatic injuries of the head and neck and whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Problems with alertness, concentration, or memory
  • Anxiety and stress-related problems

 

sports_massageMyofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a process of engaging the fascia, strong connective tissue that runs throughout our entire bodies like a web. This fascia surrounds every muscle, muscle fiber, and down to the cellular level. Throughout our lives, whether through trauma or repetitive action, restrictions in the fascia can create a “sticking” to our movement, causing pain and effecting our daily lives. Releasing restrictions in these areas lets the body move in a fluid and balanced way, relieving discomfort.

This is more of a structural form of bodywork, with a heavy focus on pelvic balancing. As the fulcrum of the body, the hips must be balanced for any other bodywork to “hold”. If the hips go unbalanced, any work done in other areas can start to fade quickly, as the tensile nature of the body starts to pull it back out of balance. We work towards balancing the base so that what is stacked on top of it doesn’t tip!

Pressure can range from light to deep, with the hope of staying on the lighter side. Trauma that has been around a while can be painful and difficult to let go of. So it is with the body as well. Occasionally treatment can feel a little painful, but we always try use the least amount of pressure necessary. The best attire for a myofascial session is loose fitting shorts and a sports bra for women, and loose fitting shorts for men as contact with the skin is very important.

Indications for Myofascial Release:

  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)

 Deeper work can be done as well. To read more about deep tissue work click here.

Lymphatic Drainage

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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy enhances the efficacy of the immune system, reducing inflammation and working to remove an overload of toxins from the body. Free fluid in the interstitial spaces of the body can accumulate, causing swelling, bloating, discomfort, and can “clog up” the immune system. Lymphatic work helps by encouraging fluid movement through the lymphatic vessels where it can be processed and filtered naturally by the body itself. The lymphatic system does not have a built in pump like the heart to circulate the excess fluid, so when it builds up it can become stagnant and restrict movement, slowing down the body’s disease fighting ability. Lymphatic Drainage is applied with a very light tough, typically using manual techniques to direct the fluid throughout the system. I offer a combination of Craniosacral/fascial release (instead of the typical manual technique) and utilize a machine called the Lymphstar Pro Fusion seen below. This machine has been shown to improve the results of Manual Lymph Drainage by 5x.

Some indications for Lymphatic Drainage are:

  • Sprain, strain
  • Whiplash
  • Hematoma
  • Swelling and post surgical edema
  • Reduces healing time of wounds, surgical procedures
  • Auto-immune conditions (Fibromyalgia, CFS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, etc)
  • Anxiety, PTSD
  • General stress reduction
  • General detoxification
  • Improved immune function
  • Hormonal imbalances and female conditions
  • Digestive and bowel issues
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Allergies
  • Migraine and sinus headaches
  • Tinnitus
  • Reduces scar tissue

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Lymphstar Pro Fusion

The Lymphstar Pro Fusion is a therapeutic, vibrational, massage instrument with a unique combination of energetic modalities. Modalities include physical vibration with sonic, or acoustic waves, an electro-static field and electro-pressure created by the use of multiple treatment points. All of these emissions are extremely low in energy so they are gentle and safe. It is widely regarded as the premier product in the industry. It is vibrational energy medicine – emitting energetic “information” to the body via harmonics of sounds and frequencies of light to the cells. It creates an electro-static field and delivers micro-pulsations to the skin and lymphatic system through sonic, or acoustic, waves. The Lymphstar Pro Fusion is specially engineered to replicate the type of motion used in Manual Lymph Drainage, but with a pulse rate that is far more rapid than one could produce by hand.  An hour session incorporating the Lymphstar Pro Fusion is as effective as 5 hours of manual lymph drainage alone! Read more about it here.

Energywork

Energywork is perhaps the most subtle of all therapies. It utilizes a level of stillness and intuition to work with all of the energetic anatomy of the body.IMG_1626

Energywork is an alternative healing modality in which the practitioner and client work together with the bodies’ own energetic structures. If you have ever experienced a Reiki session, it can feel very similar, as the chakras, meridians, and layers of the auric field are all addressed through the laying on of hands. A session of Energywork can have profound effects on the body, mind, and soul, leading to improvement in all areas of your life. Quantum physics states that everything that has mass has energy, therefore it creates a sort of vibrational field around a particular structure, much like the field around a guitar string after it has been picked. Lower vibrational energies can be old traumatic events, behavior patterns, physical ailments, etc. that are stored in our body and have a significant effect on our daily lives. In the same way a massage can relax and heal the soft tissues of the body and effect the emotional and mental well being of the client, energywork relaxes and opens the chakras, meridians, and auric field, effecting the body on all levels and enhancing ones quality of life. To assess a client, the practitioner will use his/her hands to sense where there are imbalances in the system, and where the current is coming to or going from. People have made intense positive shifts in their lives through this work as it can release lower vibrational energies, freeing up the energetic structures to thrive.

Typically, a person finds Energywork when they are ready to shift an area of their life or are ready to let go of something they have been holding on to for too long. A session may include elements of sound therapy, crystal gridding, Reiki, Craniosacral and fascial work, and a number of other modalities chosen specifically for the person being treated.

This energetic bodywork offers people the chance to discover how our energy bodies operate, how to live in harmony with ourselves, clear old thought and behavior patterns, and become completely self-empowered.

Flower Essence Therapy

Flower Essences for Mental and Emotional Shifting

 

What are flower essences?                                         

Flower essences are a homeopathic remedy used to work on the subconscious mind. They are made from an infusion of the flowering part of a plant with water to be taken for the purpose of changing core belief patterns that run our subconscious programming.

For instance, if you are dealing with issues of anger and poor self image, you might use Star Primrose to assist you with releasing any behavior surrounding this issue.

As we are much more than a physical body, sometimes we must ask nature for help in nurturing our energetic body. Flower essences work by using the signature imprint of a specific flower chosen for its unique properties to work with anything that no longer serves you. Or by contrast if you would like to work towards being more trusting, you might use Compass Barrel Cactus which assists you to let go and trust in the process of life.

Everyone responds differently to taking the essences. Some notice immediate shifts in their behavior, some it may take a few weeks to notice the change. They are incredible for releasing any emotional stagnation that you may be experiencing, whether it is something that is going on currently, or something that you have been holding onto for quite some time.

During consultation, we work through an energywork session to feel out what might be the right combination for you. After the first session, your essence will be mixed and ready to be picked up either at the next visit or at your convenience. It is recommended to monitor your progress through journaling, or any other type of self work you choose, though it is not a requirement. Flower essences will work regardless. It simply depends on what level of involvement you would like.

 

About Nick

My goal is to provide an environment suitable for healing to take place for my clients, so that they may become self-empowered, positively affecting the world we live in.

 

Nick Bradshaw is a certified Energywork Therapist, Reflexology Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Hypnotist, and Licensed Massage Therapist through the OBMT.

He studied at the Califonia Academy for the Healing Arts in Costa Mesa, CA and has been practicing his work ever since. He has also independently studied Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Theta Healing, and teaches  Reiki.

A natural intuitive, Nick uses his inner guidance to pinpoint the root of the issue in both his energy work and massage treatments. Nick is passionate about creating profound and lasting change for his clients, helping them to thrive physically, emotionally and spiritually.

“What I like most about bodywork is that there is always more to learn, and the more you learn, the more intuitive you can become around your own body. You can start to feel things like your own cranial rhythm and organ movement, and this gives you a better sense of your own health.
The effects of Craniosacral on relaxation are incredible, and the profound effect it can have on the rest of the body to reset the nervous system and address physical discomforts is amazing. I feel it puts you in a space to connect with yourself on a whole new level. Health is a very relative term and the more we are connected to our bodies the more self empowered we are to address our own health issues. Lymphatic drainage is also pretty incredible at reducing inflammation, encouraging the immune system to function on a higher level, and also promote deep relaxation.
I’m looking forward to working with you!”

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Contact

Nick Bradshaw LMT

License #21969

9123 St Helens St Suite 275

Clackamas, OR 97015

Feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have. I accept MVA/PIP

(949) 374 – 4930 / nickbradshaw28@gmail.com

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