We offer therapeutic Swedish massage, as well as deep tissue, hot stone and maternity treatments-combining the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, intuitive hands, and clear communication to create intentional awareness and compassion for the physical, mental and spiritual beings we are.
We also offer Thai yoga massage. This is a relaxing, rejuvenating, and restorative bodywork that will power your immune system, restore physical ease, and increase mobility. Therapeutic for pain and dis-ease, more broadly TYM is a step toward vitality, well-being, and radiant health.
Developed 2,500 years ago, this therapeutic full-body treatment combines supported yoga stretching with acupressure, spinal twists, gentle rocking, and rhythmic compression massage. While there are many varied techniques, most involve palming or thumbing therapeutic points on the body while applying gentle stretches. The massage is performed fully-clothed, without oils, on a comfortable floor mat. Our experts integrate knowledge of physiology and experience with techniques of Feldenkrais, Trager, Shiatsu and Hatha Yoga. Some describe it as feeling like you’ve “had a yoga class done to you”.
We also offer Rolfing in Bend. Through external factors our natural alignment can be lost, and cause internal stress that can result in real discomfort. Prevent or correct the misalignment, and you may eliminate or limit the stress. This is at the heart of Rolfing.
Linking all internal structures within the human frame is the fascial web. This plastic connective tisse unites the structure of the inner form and divides its individual functioning units. Fascia is constantly changing and adapting in response to demands placed on an individual’s body. It reacts to particular physical damage – to a joint for example – by producing extra material to enhance stability and support. However, it can produce more than is necessary. In time, rather than stabilizing movement it can actually reduce mobility, leading to a changed postural position and altered patterns of movement.
Through the Rolfing touch, the elasticity and sliding capacity of the tissue can be restored and the body realigned in such a way that it is can function with more ease. By introducing the influence of gravity on well being Dr. Rolf broke new ground. Scientific research supports her wisdom. After completing ten sessions with a Certified Rolfer™ a client can expect to experience a greater sense of allover freedom. Better posture and improved movement can be expected.
Ortho-bionomy, an osteopath based therapy that works with structure, lymph, fluids, neurology, organs and the endocrine system.
The focus is bones first, and connective tissue second. The principles of Ortho-Bionomy are to work with positions of ease, rather than force, which most people find to be comfortable and relaxing. Whereas Cranial Sacral work addresses the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, Ortho-Bionomy addresses the reflexes and proprioceptors that reside around ligaments and joints. Elizabeth will tend to alternate between these two modalities, depending on what the body is responsive to, at any given moment. Both are considered “indirect” therapies, because healing is initiated from deep within the body, rippling changes outward to the skeletal system and connective tissue, encouraging alignment and better communication through all the systems of the body: blood, lymph, nervous system, organs.