Marie Theresa Davis

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger after years of clinical testing and research at Michigan State University where he served as professor of biomechanics.

Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams about the weight of a nickel  practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

How does CranioSacral Therapy Work?

Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.Every day your body endures stresses and strains that it must work to compensate for. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort the craniosacral system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the central nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.

Fortunately, such restrictions can be detected and corrected using simple methods of touch. With a light touch, the CST practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the craniosacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the craniosacral system.

By normalizing the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body's ability to self-correct, CranioSacral Therapy is able to alleviate a wide variety of dysfunctions, from chronic pain and sports injuries to stroke and neurological impairment.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy address?

• Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 
• Migraines and Headaches
• Chronic Neck and Back Pain
• Autism 
• Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
• Motor-Coordination Impairments
• Infant and Childhood Disorders
• Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
• Chronic Fatigue
• Fibromyalgia
• TMJ Syndrome
• Scoliosis
• Central Nervous System Disorders
• Learning Disabilities
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Orthopedic Problems
And Many Other Conditions

CranialSacral Therapy 

The cranialsacral system treatment extends from the skull down to the tailbone & sacrum using cranialsacral rhythm to locate body’s blockages & imbalances. The Healing Power of a Gentle Touch creates dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body, spine and mind to relieve pain, dysfunction improving whole body’s health and performance allowing the entire body to relax and self-correct itself.

CranialSacral therapy has impact on the central nervous system balancing the soft tissues and fluid that protect & nourishes the brain and spinal cord. Giving mental clarity releasing mental tensions & fatigue while nourishing the mind & spinal column with oxygen, blood & cranial sacral fluid. 

Advance Cranial Sacral Therapy techniques as 1) Somoto Emotional Release releasing subconscious blocks within the body’s mind, body & spirit and 2)Unwinding Yin/Yang Meridians Acupressure by Acupuncture principles to open physical & emotional blockages to incorporate together within the Cranial Sacral Therapy.  

The Cranial Sacral Therapy Acupressure, Unwinding of Meridians can become a complete treatment opening each organs’ meridians simultaneously releasing toxins, blockages & emotion for complete balance and creating good health & wellbeing.

Alzheimer’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease
Dementia Migraines & Headaches
Concussions Cancer Support Treatment
Scoliosis Chronic Neck & Back Pain
TMJ Syndrome Stress & Tension Related Disorders
Fibromyalgia Motor-Coordination Impairments
Stroke Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
Learning Disabilities Orthopedic Problems
Rage Management Substance Abuse-Addictions

Cranial Sacral Therapy & Cancer Support Treatment

• Decrease Pain
• Increases & uplifts emotional mood
• Alleviate side effects from chemotherapy, radiation & other treatments
• Decrease or eliminate nausea
• Increase appetite to assist nutritional needs
• Sense of taste &smell return to normal
• Restore energy, vitality and strength
• Strengthens immune system, which may be compromised from the cancer treatments
• Reduce chance of infections
• Improve quality of life

"Beautiful Image" Facial & Body Sculpting

Who says there's no magic want for anti-aging?

The "Lunch Time" Face Lift

& Great Muscle Electrolysis Treatment


According to traditional Chinese medicine the ear is the most studied micro system of the entire body. There is over 200 points on the ear to correspond to different physical & emotional points of the body. The stimulation of these points is called Auriculotherapy. All natural & safe made by the Vicaria plant. Can be used at home safe, effective and non-evasive sitting on surface of ear used for chakra points, physical & emotional conditions & to develop an exciting fashion statement by colored & clear crystal pellets. According to the World Health Organization, the ear is the most studied micro system in the entire body.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

The proper functioning of the lymphatic system is critical to our body’s ability to drain stagnant fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins and foreign substances & maintain a healthy immune system. It is a complex system comprised primarily of lymph vessels and nodes working in cooperation to accomplish these tasks. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a hands-on-technique designed to attain and sustain proper functioning of the human fluid system. Its origins can be traced to 2 traditions published research of Physicians E. Miller (1920) & F. Millard (1922) & E. Vodder, a Danish massage practitioner & Doctor of Philosophy.

It is beneficial to have Manual Lymphatic Drainage 3 to 4 times a years for detoxification and before plastic surgery for preliminary drainage and postoperative for comfort to shorten recovery phase.  Manual Lymphatic Drainage has been tested on 10 groups depict “inclusion that Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Deep Tissue Massage significantly shortens postoperative recovery phase in these patient groups.”

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy : An Integral Component of PostOperative Care in Plastic Surgery Patients by Laurie Casas. M.D., FACS, Northwestern University Medical School Glenbrook Hospital &  Patricia DePoli, MD, St. Francis Hospital  

Bruising Reduction
Edema Reduction
Pain Management
Scar Tissue Prevention & Fibrosis Reduction
Infection Prevention

Massage Descriptions

Oriental Meltdown Massage

The deepest therapeutic relaxation massage that includes neuromuscular, cranial sacral therapy, somoto emotional release & unwinding releasing blockages of Yin/Yang meridians, manual lymphatic drainage, Thai massage, sports, reflexology, auriculotherapy & Reiki. Rehabilitates soft tissue dysfunction that can result from physical labor, lifting weights or sports injuries related injuries & anxiety emotional distress. Promotes flexibility, reduces swelling, detox, relieves muscle tension & alleviates muscle fatigue.

Microcurrent Facial/Body Sculptoring 

This treatment excellent for Facial toning, lifts & removes eye puffiness & gives mental rejuvenation as a separate treatment. 

Sports Massage

Great for those who are physically active, this massage can be performed pre or post activity to enhance performance & body sculpturing. It involves a firm massage combined with range of motion stretching to increase flexibility and the oxygen flow to the muscle tissue to help prevent athletic injuries and facilitate recovery. Rehabilitates soft tissue dysfunction that can result from physical labor, lifting weights or sports injuries related injuries.

Prenatal Massage

Massage Therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal & post pregnancy care.  It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.  Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).

Cranial Sacral Therapy & Prenatal Manual Lymphatic Drainage are excellent additional treatments available for Prenatal Massage.​​

What is Neuromuscular Massage Therapy?

Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is the healthiest form of deep tissue.  NMT specifically locates and releases your tight muscles and trigger points getting to the cause or source of the pain. By massaging each muscle separately giving circulation and identifying the contraction of each muscle by breaking down the tissue in its central location from its origin to attachment location. NMT locates & release five (5) sources of pain as Ischemia lack of blood supply, Trigger Points small knots in muscle and Nerve compression or entrapment of nerve pressure of muscles or bone.

NMT is highly effective for clients who present chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries.

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