Our therapists provide a plethora of experience, modalities, knowledge and most importantly, compassion.
Myofascial release is a form of bodywork that can be immensely effective in decreasing pain, restoring range of motion and breaking down scar tissue.
The magic of myofascial work is in the breakdown or release of adhesions or scar tissue within the connective tissue that binds together muscles, bones, organs and nerves. When tension is released throughout the connective tissue, it can return to it's normal, flexible state. Thus, the client can feel more flexibility and less pain.
Connective tissue (or fascia) is one contiguous, structural unit, so it's important to keep the "architecture" of our body healthy and mobile.
*LMTs available for this modality: Della, Kirsten, Rob, Jade, Shawnn, Graham, Kim, Renae, Anne, Pearl
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
Ashiatsu is a massage technique that involves the application of the practitioner’s feet, rather than the hands or arms, to a patient’s body. In Japanese, ashi means foot, and atsu means pressure; so it literally translates to foot pressure. During an Ashiatsu massage, therapists use their bare feet to deliver deep compression, long gliding strokes, and/or assisted stretching. If you are someone who prefers very deep pressure and you’ve yet to find a therapist who can go just that deep, try Ashiatsu!
*LMTs specializing in this modality: Kim, Pearl, and Wendy
Lymphatic Breast Massage
Lymphatic Breast Massage is a bodywork modality in which the global breast tissue is palpated for areas of density and the lymphatic tissue is moved towards lymph nodes and ducts allowing areas of density to often reduce over time.This is a deeply therapeutic style of bodywork that can be used as a prevention tool for breast cancer. In this session we use special herbal oils to help with lymph drainage and edema. Lymphatic Breast Massage can be performed by a practitioner in as little as 30 minutes-or can be incorporated into a longer session.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Gabrielle
Certified Maternity Massage
Maternity massage can address different needs for each woman depending on her unique phase in the maternity process. Pregnant women can benefit from bodywork in many ways, including reduction of low back pain, sciatic-like symptoms, and reduce swelling in the joints.
Postpartum bodywork includes techniques that increase milk production, restore muscle tone to abdominals, helps reposition the pelvis and spine after delivery and relieve pain for upper back muscles that newly support heavier breasts and the weight of carrying an infant.
*All LMTs available for this modaility
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage or Joint Mobilization
Traditional Thai Massage is a form of bodywork that involves compression, deep stretching and acupressure. Slow, yoga-like positions are common in these sessions. No oil or lotion is used and the recipient remains clothed during the treatment. Traditional Thai massage work is most commonly done on a mat on the floor.
Thai massage is a great form of therapy for those who want to increase their range of motion by opening up stiff joints and connective tissue. Modifications can be made to implement Thai massage techniques on the massage table as well.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Kirsten and Della
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Vibrational sound therapy can retune your body, mind and spirit, encouraging relaxation, healing and wellness. This one-on-one service uses therapeutic singing bowls placed on the body to create a combination of tones and vibrations that produce a state of deep calm and act as a massage for the nervous system.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Della
Craniosacral therapy addresses the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system has a powerful influence over the nervous system as well as the endocrine and immune systems. The therapist can access the craniosacral system by gently touching bones of the scull, the sacrum (large bone at the base of the spine) and other areas of the body. The list of symptoms and conditions that CST has helped and or eliminated is very extensive. Many people discover CST after trying other therapies that did not work for them. With CST treatments you can expect relief from headache, neck and back issues and temporal mandible joint dysfunction. After your session, you will most likely feel more relaxed and comfortable than you have in some time.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Kirsten, Anne and Jade
The philosophy behind cupping is “Where there is stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, remove the pain.”
Cupping works through the power of suction. As a result, the skin and fascia (in which the blood vessels, glands, nerves, ligaments and tendons are wrapped) are lifted resulting in myofascial decompression. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage - rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Shawnn, Kim, Jade
Visceral manipulation of the uterus : : The intention of this session is to increase the flow of blood and lymph in the pelvic bowl-and if necessary-to gently move the womb back to a central position using massage techniques over the lower belly as well as side lying positioning. The womb or uterus is a free floating organ-meaning that it is unattached to any of the nearby bodily structures except by 14 ligaments that allow it to change and grow throughout a woman's life. This also means that it can be "out of place"-or not in a central position-and adhesed to the surrounding tissues if it has been out of alignment for a long time.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Gabrielle
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy is a hands on bodywork modality which comes into contact with the Central Nervous System and helps to restore balance and harmony using the body's inherent wisdom. This is a slow paced subtle therapy that can offer profound shifts. It's especially helpful for an overactive nervous system such as: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis MS, Perkinson's, anxiety, or high stress environments just to name a few. Many people report feeling "more at home in their bodies" or "calmer" after a session. This is a collaborative healing session in that both the therapist and client are working together in setting treatment goals and staying open to what changes may occur. BCST promotes a Theta brain wave frequency which is a space where we can reconnect with our bodies. In this state we can then sense what may be stuck and is ready to shift so healing can begin.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Jade, Rob, Anne, Gabrielle
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Release
Your masseter muscle is a primary chewing muscle and it's also a muscle that clenches your jaw and grinds your teeth. So it's easy to see how the masseter muscle can become easily irritated, causing "trigger points" to form. These adhesions can lead to myriad issues in the head and neck region such as tension headaches, bruxism, TMJ syndrome, and not as commonly, tinnitus and toothaches.
Fortunately, these trigger points are quite common and relatively easy to treat with massage therapy techniques. Both intra-oral jaw techniques as well as working superficially on the jaw and neck can be very effective treatments for TMJ disorders.
*LMT specializing in this modality: Kirsten, Jade, Anne
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Sandpoint Medical Massage & Bodyworks, LLC is a clinic that provides massage and manual therapy. We offer a variety of therapeutic modalities such as myofascial release, maternity massage, cupping, CranioSacral therapy and more. We offer discounted packages which can help you invest in longer-term treatment. We also offer supplementary services such as a full-spectrum infrared sauna, somatic awareness workshops and classes, stretching and restorative yoga classes and weekly community meditation! You can contact us and get more information on insurance coverage that is available for massage & bodyworks services. Our aim is for you to find an appropriate therapeutic bodywork technique or service that meets your needs.