Specialized Bodywork Offerings
These options are offered by Carol Syvret Austin who is a deep tissue specialist, with 19 years of full time work in the field of massage & with post graduate training in sports massage, connective tissue massage orthopedic assessment, Alchemical Alignment & Biodynamic Cranio Sacral therapy.
Connective Tissue Massage is a unique type of bodywork that can be intense and can be painful, however if you are in pain or suffering from an injury such as carpal tunnel, post shoulder, hip or knee surgery, this is the modality you need. Connective tissue is the bindings and wrappings of the muscle, it is the support structure for the whole body. This fascial matrix can become dry and shorten, and can trap the muscle fibers, so they are unable to lengthen causing pain & dysfunction. The connective tissues can be rehydrated and lengthened. During this process scar tissue can be reorganized, increasing your flexibility and range of motion.
Carol combines Deep Tissue Massage tecniques with focus on fascia her work is extraordinary there are very few therapists who approach soft tissue at this level. Her work is designed to address injuries & chronic pain. You will have an intake and body evaluation to determine your goals. Goals can be pain relief or increased mobility at a joint. A course of treatment will be discussed to help us reach your goals. A home stretching routine and frequency and duration of your massage sessions will be part of the discussion.
Carol requires a minimum commitment of 10 sessions. The first 4 sessions 1 week apart then we can adjust our spacing as needed to meet our goals. Clients are encouraged to set up a maintainance schedule to support the work and maintain the results. This type of session is usually not full body, the area of focus will be the injured or dysfunctional areas to include any muscles that are compensating. Loose clothing can be worn depending on how focused we need to be.
$160...60 minutes (30 & 90 minutes available when needed)
Alchemical Alignment is for trauma resolution. The emphasis is on creating conditions that orient you to the present time and assist your system to stabilize and then attune my system to yours. The intention is to regulate your system and resolve issues that are holding you back or draining you. This work is for anyone who has experienced trauma of any kind including those struggling with PTSD.
This is not passive, I will be encouraging your participation by asking about your experience of your body at different times throughout the session and slowing down or speeding up the pace of the changes occurring. This is a very empowering option that allows your system to regulate at a non activating pace, meaning that you won't be overwhelmed by thoughts and sensations. You will remain fully clothed and there will be plenty of choices, lying down, sitting in chairs, touch or not, even options on table - lying on your side, on your tummy, sitting up. so choices and pacing and ease.
$160.00...60 minutes ( 90 minutes available)
Oncology Massage is an option specifically for anyone undergoing treatment for cancer. Your therapist has received specific oncology massage training in treatment protocals, including Chemotherapy and Radiation. Has knowledge of the different types of drugs being used and their possible side effects. After a very thorough intake a session most suited to your needs can be planned. Different modalities will be used including Swedish, Craniosacral, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and when appropriate gentle, yet effective scar tissue work can be incorporated.
Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy is a light - touch approach that can create dynamic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in your body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole - body health and performance. your therapist begins by gently touching various parts of your body to monitor the rhythm of the fluid that is flowing around your central nervous system. By carefully listening with the hands to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion, your therapist can trace those areas of weakness through the body to origional source of dysfunction. Delicate manual techniques are then used to release those problem areas and improve the form and function of your central nervous system. Can be used alone or integrated into more structural sessions to create powerful effects.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is especially useful for post breast cancer lymphedema or post surgery edema.
VIBRACUSSOR is a new tool used for soft tissue work, breaking up scar tissue, releasing trigger points, initiating movement and range of motion. When used during a session this tool allows me to be more effective, improve outcome, and significantly reduce pain or eliminate the pain during the session.Cannot be used under certain conditions. Ask about the expected sensations & expectations when calling to schedule your session.
This is a pre treatment option when you are working with one of the other massage therapists at Sanctus. The treatment will be focused on an area of the body which is resistant to other forms of massage.