Body Work

Massage Therapy and Cranio Sacral Therapy do far more than relax the mind and body. At Delson Institute for Wellness we incorporate these therapies to help our patients relive pain and facilitate healing.

An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces high blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins. In addition, massage therapy decreases anxiety and tension, facilities recovery from injuries and eases general aches and pains. In fact, many health insurances plans now offer coverage for massage therapy.

Our licensed massage therapists have extensive experience and knowledge. Each one assesses the needs of each client and uses Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Reflexology, Myofascial Massage, and Shiatsu; combined in certain sequences to bring about results in greater flexibility and pain reduction.

Patients with the following conditions have reported that therapeutic massage has lessened or relieved many of their symptoms:

  • Immune function disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Premature infants and facilitating proper infant position and labor
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Sports injuries (including pulled or strained muscles and ligaments)
  • Stress
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (including spastic colon, colic and constipation)
  • Headache

Massage

Shiatsu or Deep Tissue Massage

Shiatsu is a good choice of treatment for the elimination of toxins. You may consider the possibility of toxicity if you experience fatigue, swelling under the eyes, cysts, edema, skin disorders, headache, joint pain, allergies, PMS, constipation and a coated tongue. Organs of elimination are the liver, kidneys, large intestines and the skin. The main focus of natural detoxification involves the liver.

There are various hybrid methods of Shiatsu in existence today. As a dynamic therapy, it is continuing to evolve, in keeping with modern lifestyle and health issues. Over the years, Shiatsu has evolved into various forms, which emphasize different aspects of approach. All forms of Shiatsu involve influencing a person’s overall health by affecting their internal energy system, and have developed from the wealth of knowledge that is Traditional Chinese medicine. Pressure is determined by your specific needs and tolerance.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient Chinese technique in which specific pressure points (usually on the feet, but also on the hands and ears) are massaged in order to re-establish the flow of energy throughout the body. Relieves stress and releases energy and pressure throughout the body.

 

Craniosacral Therapy

The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other health challenges.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

CranioSacral therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system. It is performed on a person fully clothed, using light touch of no more than a nickel. The practitioner monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances. The benefits include overall health and resistance to disease.

What conditions does CranioSacral Therapy Address?

CranioSacral therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of you. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems
  • Infantile Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central Nervous System Disorders
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Temporomandubular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Orthopedic Problems
  • And Many Other Conditions