In the relaxed and peaceful environment of our healing arts center we provide hands-on therapies and movement practices to assist your healing and relaxation process. Therapies including chiropractic, acupuncture, Pilates rehab and various massage styles, are all tailored and administered to your specific needs, whether recovering from injury, dealing with pain or de-stressing after a challenging day. In the absence of trauma, pain occurs when the body is unable to adapt to the challenges imposed on it, be it physical or emotional. Though hands-on treatment may be very effective in controlling and reducing pain, ideally, treatment should be given prior to the occurrence of pain eliminating undue suffering. Wellness visits allow for more freedom of activity with less emotional and physical pain and stress, and also help to strengthen the immune system.
Our therapeutic philosophy blends classical and modern disciplines of Eastern and Western origins tailored to the underlying issues of each individual. Your needs are optimally addressed through the experience of each practitioner in concert with the resources of the group. Whether you are dealing with a new injury, chronic pain or you require a new way to manage the many demands of life, our objective is to build long-term relationships based on your wellness goals.
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Chiropractic is best known for its effectiveness in treating back and neck pain, but it can also have positive and balancing effects on a much wider variety of problems. The nervous system is the main pathway to the whole body’s ability to function, and chiropractic works with all of the nerves as well as the muscles and bones in the body to provide comfort and restore balance to the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Chiropractic can have positive effects on organ systems and hormone balance, can relieve discomfort associated with strains, sprains, headaches, carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes, sciatica, and general body aches, pains and stiffness. (Back to Top)
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that has been used since the third century to promote health and alleviate pain. It continues to thrive as a healing art because it addresses a wide range of ailments and disorders. Acupuncture is based on natural laws that describe the movement of energy in nature and the body. This energy, known as the “vital Qi”, is analogous to rivers moving on our planet. Health is promoted when the Qi in the body moves properly, and acupuncture helps to accomplish this through painless placement of thread-like needles to get the vital Qi to flow properly and bring the body back into balance.
Acupuncture beneficially stimulates a number of influential bodily functions -- primarily the nervous system, the immune system, and the endocrine system. It mediates pain relief, promotes relaxation of muscles and stimulates endorphin release. Acupuncture treats underlying imbalances and promotes harmony. (Back to Top)
Microneedling is a procedure that uses many small needles that repeatedly prick the skin in order to generate new collagen and smoother, firmer, more toned skin tissue. Plump and tighten naturally! Decrease wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, sagging skin, and stretch marks. It is mostly used on the face and neck and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
Ideal results take multiple treatments. Plan on 6. It takes about 2 weeks after your first session to see results. After 6 sessions, results should last 3-5 years with no maintenance. Twice yearly sessions should get your results to last as long as possible.
Why choose this over any other facial tightening, toning, or lifting procedure?
It is the safest, most effective, most natural treatment for these concerns
The dangers are extremely minimal
You are strengthening your body - each treatment includes a full body treatment and there is no muscle atrophy involved
The long term expenses are less
There are no toxins, plastics or poisons involved
You will never look abnormally enhanced. You will look like your healthiest self
Your skin will be strengthened vs. potential weakening, thinning and Ph alteration of other procedures
Why would you want to see an acupuncturist for this over anyone else?
We are well practiced at needling the face and thoroughly educated in clean needle techniques
Your whole body and health is taken into consideration so that you are treated from the inside out
We have the entire Chinese herbal medical base available for our use. We infuse pure hyaluronic acid with Chinese herbs to treat your skin uniquely get you the best possible results. (Back to Top)
Also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that has been practiced for at least 3000 years for beauty in China for emperors and empresses. It is a gentle, effective, and safe way to combat the signs of aging and erase years from your face without the risk, toxicity, downtime, or the expense of surgery and injections. Hair thin needles are inserted in the body and face to increase blood circulation and collagen production in the skin, allowing it to be nourished, oxygenated and moisturized from the inside out. Not only does a boost in collagen production diminish current wrinkles, it prevents new wrinkles from forming. Cosmetic acupuncture can also be used to plump lips, diminish scars, and help with facial muscle problems. (Back to Top)
Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnant blood and lymph, thereby creating an immune response in the body and promoting circulation. It treats respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping is also used on the back and shoulders for pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Though an unusual feeling, patients love it and the release of endorphins and relaxation are delightful. It often leaves painless circular bruises. (Back to Top)
Chinese Herbs are an incredible gift to all of us! They can stop all sorts of pains, hot flashes, lower cholesterol, improve digestion, prevent miscarriages, stop UTIs, prevent colds, calm the mind, improve sleep, resolve eye issues, improve mood, increase circulation, thin blood, and on and on all without organ damage, side effects, or other distressing and life-threatening symptoms that today's pharmaceuticals offer. Quite simply - amazing! These herbs should not be thought of like the herbs we buy at the health food store. These are rigorously studied, time tested for over 3000 years, and are pharmaceutical grade offering strong, life-changing results. The Chinese also know what foods to eat to cure certain ailments and we can prescribe you foods to incorporate into your diet that will help you recover from whatever ails you. (Back to Top)
Acupressure treatment involves physical pressure to acupuncture points located all over the body in order to allow the chi or qi or life force energy to flow through the meridian channels enhancing circulation and flexibility. It is believed that this therapy stimulates the body’s internal regulatory system and nurtures a natural healing response. (Back to Top)
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Distilled from plants, essential oils help us stay physically healthy through their ability to kill microorganisms while supporting the immune system. Each essential oil is made up of a varied chemistry of components. These components give the oil its therapeutic abilities.
During massage various blends of essential oils are used, blended specifically for an individuals needs. The essential oils work down to the cellular level, and support in detoxing, relaxing and reducing inflammation to help restore health and balance. (Back to Top)
Deep tissue massage can be performed on the table or on the floor mat using the feet for deep compression. Its benefits include stretching and resetting tight muscle, improving joint flexibility, releasing trigger points and toxins, increasing circulation and oxygen to cells, increasing energy flow and decreasing pain an stress. (Back to Top)
What is Lymph?
Lymph is a clear, viscous fluid which flows throughout the body tissues transporting nutrients at the cellular level and clearing away metabolic waste products. The lymphatic system is also the highway used by the immune system to transport white blood cells, T-cells, lymphocytes, etc.. throughout the body to fight infections and heal injuries.
Why Lymphatic Drainage massage is Important:
When the body is traumatized by surgeries accidents, injuries or certain medical condition, the immune system quickly defends the area of trauma by delivering necessary antibodies and nutrients to promote healing. Extra fluid is required by the body to assure proper cleansing and elimination. Although it is the body’s way of creating a protective armor, these extra fluids can rob the area of proper oxygen and cellular nutrition. When the lymph fluids become congested with toxic byproducts and dead cell waste, a sluggish condition is created. This edema can inhibit circulation of energy, blood and lymph.
Benefits of Lymphatic drainage Massage:
Lymphatic drainage is a very gentle massage which clears the body of waste products and excess fluids. It stimulates and strengthens the immune system.
Eliminates swelling/congestion after any surgery, including liposuction, breast or facial surgery.
Clears respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and influenza.
Regulates digestive disorders including constipation, spastic colon, bloating, and post-surgical impairment of peristalsis.
Cleanses internal organs of drug residue post-surgery.(Back to Top)
Oncology Massage is a relatively new modality in massage, created over 15 years ago out of a need to empower massage therapist to work with individuals on a healing journey with cancer. Oncology massage compliments all treatment choices for Cancer and can support an individual and symptoms during and after Cancer treatment. Learn more about Oncology Massage. (Back to Top)
Addresses the foundation of attachment through the infant’s significant need for touch. This approach focuses on cultivating presence, love, respect and well being for infants through the art of infant massage. Within a supportive environment, parents learn a systematic, yet simple, technique that strengthens the parent-infant bond, empowers parents with greater attunement skills, improves infant sleep, relieves stomach and colic problems, enhances physical, emotional and brain development, and creates opportunities to learn to relax together. (Back to Top)
Positional Release is an Osteopathic technique discovered by Lawrence Jones, D.O. that retrains dysfunctional muscular responses. This modality challenges the "no pain, no gain" notion of healing by passively placing the body into specific positions of ease/comfort that relieve tension and pain in a brief amount of time.
Proprioceptor nerve endings are the structures of the body that report body position to the brain. They also can sense distortion of tissue that is present due to stress, tension, injuries, holding patterns, or other conditions. What is accomplished in passive positioning for comfort is to reprogram and reset the neuromuscular mechanism to a more neutral state. The brain gets the right input thus allowing the muscle to relax. This is done without force or added trauma to the troubled body part. Even after many years of existence, persistent muscular pain can be relieved almost immediately with Positional Release, and by repeated and adequate treatment, a harmonious function can be maintained until its tendency to recur is inhibited indefinitely. (Back to Top)
Massage is a wonderful way to relieve the discomforts of pregnancy, relax and increase energy. It increases circulation, bringing energy-producing nutrients to cells and carrying away metabolic waste products that can cause listlessness. It also can reduce excess fluid retention.
Massage can help prepare for the birthing process in several ways. Regular massage to the lower back, abdomen and inner thighs can release chronic tension in these areas for minimal resistance during labor.
Postpartum massage reduces pain and stress from the delivery experience as well as enhances healing of the perineum or abdominal incision. It also can ease the physical and emotional demands of caring for a newborn. (Back to Top)
This type of massage involves long, sweeping strokes and is done on a table using oils or lotion. Some of the many benefits are improved circulation and flexibility, deep relaxation and pain relief. (Back to Top)
Tibetan Reflexology is believed to be the oldest surviving form of Reflexology and is based upon an ancient Tibetan system of healing which can be applied to the feet and lower leg to aid rapid healing. It works in conjunction with the nervous system using the 'Vitaflex' technique (Vita Flex simply means vitality through the reflexes), which stimulates and heals the body, mind and spirit. (Back to Top)
Bodysattva Healing Arts Centers offers a wide variety of massage therapies. Each practitioner brings their own style and experience to their technique and is focused on and acutely sensitive to the individual needs of the client. Listed below are different types of bodywork we offer. (Back to Top)
Bodysattva is pleased to offer an imitate studio offering a variety of classes including a wide selection of yoga classes, belly dance classes, dance, meditation and assorted workshops. Our class sizes are smaller than the average studio allowing more personalized attention.
Learn more about our studio and all that it offers. See our online schedule for current class offerings. (Back to Top)
Borrowing from a variety of dance styles, belly dance cultivates greater body awareness by inviting you to tune into and explore various parts of your body though isolated movements or body isolations. Develop body awareness, musicality and personal style for performing or a great and fun workout.
Pilates is a physical fitness and movement training program developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates to improve rehabilitation of World War I veterans. Based on yoga postures, calisthenics and other movement disciplines, he concentrated on conditioning the entire body, but because he believed in the importance of using the mind to control the body he called this system ‘Contrology’.
Pilates exercises focus on deep, core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and support the spine and organs. They integrate the awareness of breath and alignment of the spine in support of flowing movement.
The principles of Pilates’ system include alignment, centering, control, and effective breathing. Proper alignment promotes efficiency of movement. Centering allows for the energy to originate from what Pilates referred to as the ‘core’ or ‘powerhouse’. Control of the body enables smooth, efficient mastery of muscles, which leads to precision of movement. Finally, breath rejuvenates the blood, which keeps the body from stagnating.
At Bodysattva, we stay true to Joseph Pilates’ vision of rehabilitating the human body and optimizing its functions. Since each person’s body is unique, we design programs to enhance strength, flexibility and control in each individual. Unlike cookie-cutter gym programs where all bodies are treated the same, we dedicate our expertise to meeting personal goals and needs. Joe’s philosophy of ‘Contrology’ aligns perfectly with Bodysattva’s objective and mission: to understand and master our bodies. (Back to Top)
On Second Thought
Are you ready? Are you really ready? If you have ever been in that place where you find yourself butting up against the same resistance, telling the same story again and again, growing tired of the storytelling, feeling stuck, yet ready for it to change, but have not been successful with making that breakthrough... your time has come. Inspired by Byron Katie’s “The Work”, Julie Kundert will guide you through your own unique process, opening your thoughts to new possibilities, softening the resistance around these blocks, leaving you with new conclusions and possibilities for action. Experience how working with your mind, your thoughts, and conditioning that you may be unaware you have, can be turned to reduce self-suffering. Without the weight of burdensome, stressful thoughts you may find yourself feeling more joyful, energetic, light and peaceful. What have you got to lose? If you are ready, Julie is here for you. This service is donation based. Call our office to make an appointment. (Back to Top)