Integrative massage is a healing art that reduces stress, relieves pain
and restores function to the neuromuskuloskeletal & fascial systems.
Integrative Massage is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary and blended
approach to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament & fascia)
manipulation. In addition, it treats the individual as an intellectual,
emotional and energetic being.
It is a natural progression and evolution of our combined
education and experience. This type of bodywork matches treatment to the
cause of injury. In other words, if 5 clients come to IT&B for neck
pain, each individual has a different mechanism causing the pain.
Each will be treated differently and accordingly. One may be due to
sleeping patterns, another due to a car accident, another from stress,
the other from poor posture and yet another from vision impairment.
There is no ‘routine’ for neck pain…each will be treated according to
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Integrative Thai Yoga Bodywork
Although it is one of the last of the Eastern healing arts (Acupuncture,
Shiatsu, Yoga) to make it to the West, this modality is creating a stir
because of its multifaceted approach to pain relief, health care and
It combines aspects of yoga, acupressure, meditation, Ayurvedic Medicine,
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and breathing techniques into a unique
system of energetic and manual therapy.
As one of our Integrative modalities, we’ve also incorporated highly
effective facilitated stretching techniques, which produce increased
flexibility (increases range of motion & decrease tension in the joints) as
well as increasing pliability (increases circulation and boosts the immune
Integrative Thai Yoga Bodywork is energizing & deeply relaxing (yin and
yang), restoring homeostasis (balance), vitality and well-being to the body.
Whether you’ve done yoga before or not, Integrative Thai Yoga Bodywork must
be experienced to fully appreciate. It is light-heartedly referred to as ‘Lazy
Man’s Yoga’ because of the passive role the client enjoys during the session. It
is ideal for those curious about Yoga or any form of Meditation.
The first thing most guests notice about this modality is that it is unlike
any other massage they’ve ever experienced. Here is a list of what to expect:
- Thai massage is practiced with the client fully clothed in loose-fitting,
- No massage media or lotion is used during the session.
- Thai massage is administered in a slow, rhythmic and meditative manner.
- Thai massage is a core component of a multi-faceted health maintenance
program; including nutrition, exercise, meditation and spirituality.
- The techniques consist of thumb pressing, compressions, rocking movements
- The Thai Massage practitioner will utilize more than just their hands
(palms, thumbs and fingers) to apply techniques; such as feet, knees, elbows
- Sessions take place on a mat or pad placed on the floor instead of a
- Thai Massage practitioner attains a meditative state that they share
and resonate with the client through touch.
- Although it is viewed as a physical modality, largely due to the
stretching involved, the primary focus of this work is to impart balance
and harmony to the ‘energetic’ body and mind of the recipient.
- The average session is at least 90 minutes long and in Thailand can
go as long as 3 hours!
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Integrative NeuroLymphatic Drainage (INLD)
(patients are encouraged to consult a physician prior to initial visit)
|Good Candidates for INLD include those suffering
- Local Edema (e.g. swelling of hands & feet)
- Weakened Immune System
o Breast Augmentation/Reduction
o Orthodontic Work
o Caesarian Section
- Pre-Surgery: statistically increases positive outcomes and
reduces recovery time
- Headaches or Migraines
- Fibromyalgia (FMS)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Hypo- or Hyper-Thyroidism
- Dermatological/Esthetics (e.g. wrinkles, bags under the
- General Wellness and Relaxation
o Muscle Tension & Stress
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)
- CranioSacral Therapy (CST)
- Brain Therapy
- MyoFascial Release (MFR)
- Swedish Massage
|Specifically for Scar Tissue Reduction:
- Electro Therapeutic Point Stimulation (ETPS)
- Scar Tissue Massage
- Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)
||We are very proud to introduce our newest massage
modality: Integrative NeuroLymphatic Drainage (INLD).
Integrative NeuroLymphatic Drainage is designed from the ground
up to be a unique blend of techniques specifically designed to boost
the immune system by facilitating the fluid transportation systems
of the body; the CranioSacral (Nervous System), Lymphatic (Immune
System) and Circulatory Systems (Cardiovascular System).
“No disease can possibly come to any of these organs while
supply and drainage are absolutely perfect.” –A.T. Still, D.O.
These fluid transportation systems are key components of the
body’s innate ability to heal, regulate, communicate and interrelate with
all other systems of the body. Facilitation of this system guarantees a
strong and competent defense system against harmful pathogens and illness.
Stagnation or restriction of the natural ebb and flow of the body’s ‘deep
seas’ will result, without fail, to disease, discomfort & dysfunction.
Our decision to develop this modality is largely based on
feedback from our clients and referring physicians. Also, our research shows
that there is an ever-increasing demand in the medical community for
competent therapist trained in lymphatic work. We are here to fill that
|The work speaks for itself. Gentle and deeply relaxing to
receive, it has a solid and influential effect on both local and
In the few short months of practice with
INLD, we have had remarkable and often stunning results ranging from
decreased swelling & congestion, improved recovery time, and
increased pain-free range of motion of the limbs.
Make no mistake about it, the ‘Fluid Body’ is a vital component of the physical,
emotional and energetic bodies. The body’s ‘Deep Seas’ hold many mysteries that
scientific community is only now starting to decipher.
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