JFB Myofascial Release ▪ Lymphatic Massage ▪ Reiki
JFB Myofascial Release
Acute or deep and longstanding pain and structural issues are resolved through friction, soft tissue mobilization, and directional application of pressure over time. Experience more freedom of movement and resolution of pain. Liz bases most of her sessions on the principles of myofascial release. Success comes from awareness and feeling cultivated over time as opposed to rote techniques applied in a mechanical fashion. Please visit John F Barnes' website for more information and resources. Let's get to the bottom of the issues in your tissues!
This type of bodywork focuses on the organs and the soft tissues near them. Organs should be pliable and the fascia around them should allow ease of movement. Common applications include bladder issues, digestive and colon issues, lung and breathing difficulties, and female menstrual/reproductive issues.
Liz uses touch and intention combined with her lifelong study of human psychology and philosophy to design sessions that support deeper existential understanding as well as ongoing psychotherapy or other emotional healing methods. This is not a psychotherapy. Liz views bodywork as an essential training for those who have lost contact with their bodies due to trauma and emotional upset. Bessel Van Der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score elucidates the necessity of this style of training. This is a must-read for people dealing with trauma and confounding emotional turmoil.
A highly anti- inflammatory modality, this style of massage is ideal for autoimmune disorders, before and after surgery, lymph edema, detoxification programs, acute pain and swelling, and seasonal allergies. Lymphatic massage is often used in conjunction with myofascial release.
Reiki (ray key) is a non-invasive healing method that promotes relaxation, enhances the body's natural healing abilities, and fosters mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Like Healing Touch, Reiki is based on the idea of an energy field that permeates the human body.
What happens at a Reiki session
The person receiving Reiki remains fully clothed and lies on a comfortable table while the Reiki practitioner lightly places hands in various positions on or near the body. The person usually experiences relaxation and peacefulness during the hour-long session. Shorter treatments can be given to a person in a hospital bed, recliner or chair.
How it's used
Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose energy has become unbalanced. The healing energy of Reiki can be used to provide relief from conditions such as fatigue, pain, anxiety, negative side effects of treatments and medications, joint problems, and other ailments.
Reiki does not replace, but rather is easily integrated with any medical treatment and other therapies to assist in activating a persons inner healing potential. Reiki is now being used in a growing number of hospitals and clinics throughout the United States and throughout the world.
Learn more at the Mayo Clinic website