Natalie offers several types of massage techniques at the clinic:
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
The Aaron Mattes method is one of the methods of stretching favored by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal trainers, and professionals. AIS allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The AIS technique is a method of holding each stretch for 2 seconds allowing a maximal blood flow in and out of the muscles, therefore increasing the elasticity of muscle joint and fascia. The result is instantaneous and clients feel the benefits of Active Isolated Stretching in short and long terms. It is extremely efficient and requires the client’s active participation.
Swedish Massage – The Cayce Reilley Approach
-Pain relief from sore muscles
-Calms anxiety and encourages a good night sleep
-Reduces stress and creates a very deep relaxation
-Activates blood circulation
-Stimulates the lymphatic system
-Increases range of motion as well as tendon and ligament flexibility
-Calms the nervous system
-Helps liberate constipation and digestion problems
-Soothes premenstrual syndrome and menstrual pain
Myofacial Release Therapy (MT)
Myofascial tissue defines the body contour and is ‘the Organ of Structure and Movement’ (Ida Rolf). MT is a deep tissue massage, designed to improve proper functioning of the body structure; to move and stretch the fascia in order to re-establish the muscle shape and reduce pain caused by that pulling on the myofascial due to age, injuries, rapid growth and overuse; therefore causing stiffness and loss of elasticity.
MT is a technique that rejuvenates myofascial by working directly with it, utilizing slow, calculated manipulations and helps restore ROM suppleness and elasticity of the tissue.
MT is recommended and used to assist physically active people (athletes, dancers, children, physical workers etc) as well as chronic pain.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio Sacral Therapy is a more gentle form of helping with pain, emotion, spiritually and physically. It can help relax and let go of everyday life stress and find your inner peace. It helps realign chakras, and re-establish your cerebrospinal fluid rhythm, resulting in a deep state of wellness and relaxation. You will come out of a session feeling refreshed, replenished, and energized.