Massage and Bodywork

FEATURED MASSAGE THERAPISTS -
HEART OF HEALING - CANDACE & MARC BERINGER
www.heartofhealingsedona.com
Contact: 928.301.1204 (c)

Marc Beringer has very special gifts to share along with his 35 years of experience with physical therapy techniques which he learned as a young man. As a graduate of the Northern Arizona Muscle Therapy Institute, Marc combines the science of massage therapy with his heart's passion of assisting clients in remembering their connection to Source. This passion arises out of his 3 near-death experiences, from which he brings back to the client a perspective that is loving, direct, and truth filled.

---- Marc Beringer, LMT ----
Arizona State License # MT-02177P

Candace Beringer has been in the Healing Arts field since 1984. She began her journey in college with a pre-med orientation and found herself drawn to healing modalities that work without surgery or drugs. As a result, she did her post-graduate work in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology & Nutrition. To deepen her understanding of Body/Mind healing she returned to Mueller College of Holistic Studies and began to explore other healing paths.

 

--- Candace Beringer, LMT---
Arizona State License # MT-02103P

Modalities offered:

Swedish Massage - Generally regarded as the most common form of massage, Swedish massage involves a combination of five basic strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, pain relief, and overall health maintenance and well-being.

Deep-Tissue Massage - Deep-tissue massage utilizes slow strokes, direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the fingers, thumbs or elbows. Deep-tissue massage works deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains; its purpose is to reach the fascia beneath the surface muscles.

Reflexology - This technique is based on a system of points on the hands, feet and ears that correspond, or "reflex," to other areas of the body. Similar in theory to acupressure, reflexologists believe that applying appropriate pressure to these points stimulates the flow of energy, thus helping to relieve pain or blockages throughout the entire body. A very pleasurable form of bodywork, reflexology is also used to ease stress and promote relaxation.

Reiki - While not strictly under the auspices of massage, Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is often practiced in conjunction with bodywork. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words - rei, meaning higher power or universal force, and ki, meaning life energy. Loosely translated, Reiki means universal or spiritually-guided life-force energy. Reiki is used as a method of healing illness and reducing stress through light touch or, more commonly, by placing the hands near or above the body in specific positions or patterns. Through these positions, a Reiki practitioner can correct energetic imbalances in the body by removing toxic energy, improving health and restoring a person's energy levels.

Acupressure - Acupressure is an ancient form of healing believed by some to be even older than acupuncture. It involves the use of the fingers (and in some cases, the toes) to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself. Pressing on these points relieves muscle tension, which promotes the circulation of blood and ai (pronounced "chee") -- the vital energy or "life force" -- to aid in the healing process. Stimulating specific points on the body can trigger the release of endorphins (chemicals produced by the body that relieve pain). When endorphins are released, pain is blocked, and the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes healing. In acupressure, as with most traditional Chinese medicine concepts, local symptoms are considered an expression of the whole body's condition. When performed correctly, acupressure increases circulation, reduces tension and enables the body to relax. Reducing tension, in turn, strengthens the immune system and promotes wellness.

Aromatherapy - Many essential oils that are derived from plants, herbs, flowers, and roots have beneficial therapeutic qualities. Aromatherapy involves the "burning" of essential oils to elicit a desired effect; for example, lavender is known to induce calmness and relaxation. When combined with bodywork, aromatherapy can enrich the massage experience immensely. A few drops of essential oil can be added to massage cream or oil and applied to the skin.

CranioSacral - CST - This gentle, hands-on technique involves the craniosacral system -- a system of the body composed of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. CST loosens and releases restrictions or "blockages" in the body that can contribute to pain and dysfunction; removing such blockages improves the functioning of the central nervous system and body as a whole. CST is effective at treating a number of problems, including pain, headaches, central nervous system disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, stress, tension and more. Proponents of CST also claim that it aids in improving mental clarity and emotional well-being.

Manual Lymph Drainage - The technique consists of light, rhythmic strokes to aid lymph flow and proper fluid circulation, and help stimulate the lymph vessels to ultimately drain toxic fluids from the body.

 

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