Modalities used within each treatment are dependent on the needs and goals of each individual client. To accommodate these variables, Krista is trained in a variety of techniques including:
Intra-Oral Massage – Clients presenting with Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction and / or pain (popping, clicking, locking of the jaw), clench or grind their teeth, wear a bite plate or had extensive dental work, have headaches / migraines, had a concussion(s) / whiplash / fall on head or tailbone, and have had sports related injuries are all good candidates for this type of treatment.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) – CST is a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. Through gentle manipulation of the bones of the skull, spine and pelvis, as well as the four diaphrams, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized, thus removing . ‘blockages’ and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. CST has been proven effective in treating head, neck and jaw issues, pelvic dysfunctions, reducing stress responses, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
Structural Myofascial Therapy (SMFT), Indirect Myofascial Release, Myofascial Trigger Point Release – All of these modalities are to treat the connective tissue webbing that is interlaced with the muscle fibres, tendons and ligaments themselves. They are done by hand contact with the client, using a degree of friction (rather then massage lotion) and are incorporated within each treatment as required.
Cupping, Guasha Treatments – Both of these modalities are performed using tools: either a silicone or plastic cup or a jade stone tool. Cupping uses suction while Guasha uses a light scraping of the skin to alleviate compressive forces in the Myofascial network, improving circulation and drainage, reducing tension and pain, and improving tissue health and movement. These techniques are incorporated within treatments as deemed required.
General Swedish Massage (GSM) – GSM is New Brunswick’s required diploma standard technique ‘toolbox’. Almost all treatments Krista performs incorporates these valuable techniques.
Yin Yoga – Krista is a certified 200 hour Yin Yoga instructor. Yin is a passive style of yoga that requires no strength, agility or balance. All poses are performed either lying down or sitting on the floor and targets primarily the spine, hips and legs. The intent is to allow both gravity and time to lengthen the connective tissue network of the body, thus improving mobility of the muscles and joints, increasing blood flow and decreasing ‘fight or flight’ responses. Contact Krista regarding class times.