Bodywork includes a range of modalities and techniques, depending on your needs.
Ellen Falconer has received post graduate training in advanced massage techniques such as Structural Release Therapy, Chinese Cupping, Movement Education techniques, and Deep Tissue modalities. These bodywork and massage techniques can be used to treat chronic pain, tender points, adhesions and "trigger points" found in muscle, fascia, tendons, and ligaments -- to release, allowing muscle fibers to loosen and lengthen, restore joint mobility, and decrease pain.
Structural Release Therapy (SRT)
Structural Release Therapy is an effective technique for the client with complex and chronic medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, thoracic outlet or carpel tunel syndrom, whiplash, 'tennis elbow', low back pain, etc.
SRT stops involuntary muscle contraction by reprogramming jammed neurological signals of the muscles to and from the brain. SRT quickly restores joint function and range-of-motion, and dramatically decreases pain in the first treatment.
Massage cupping can be integrated into a regular massage session, or it can be included with manual lymphatic drainage for a wonderful immune-system detox/mobilization treatment!
Cupping employs negative pressure on our skin, underlying fascia, muscles and interstitial space- similar to skin rolling. show+
Cups can pull up stagnant cellular debris, static blood, pathogens and toxins from deeper tissues to the superficial circulatory system, including the lymphatic system which can process the waste and promote healing.
Cupping releases superficial adhesions, loosens scar tissue and lifts connective tissue.
Cupping feels great! It has similar benefits to ‘deep tissue’ massage, without the discomfort-although there are always sensitive areas where cups can be used with light suction, such as the hamstrings.
Cupping engages the parasympathetic nervous system,allowing overall relaxation as well as decreasing systemic inflammation (such as gluten intolerance).