Presented By Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa: The Power of Body Work

BY David Whaley of Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa | September 7, 2018 | Lifestyle

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David Whaley is a master when it comes to the practice of bodywork and complementary medicine. He began his journey of study in 1997, and has continued to add new skills and certifications to his practice ever since. He is not only a Reiki master and Polarity Therapy practitioner but also versed in Table Top Thai massage, Oncology massage, Deep Structural Release, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue massage, Integral Transformative Bodywork, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, and Energy Healing work.

Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying on hands. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, whereas on the contrary if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. https://www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html

Polarity Therapy
This unique form of energy healing enables you to look at what you’re carrying as pain, stress and disease. It provides an opportunity to access and unwind the origins that create physical, mental and emotional symptoms. In addition to working with your body, you are supported with verbal communication and reflective listening. https://polaritytherapy.org

Energy Healing Work
Hands on application of ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic principles to shift energy, remove energy blocks, open chakra and cleanse your energy . This is a great complementary tool for self assessment and self-growth.

Table Top Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and is still used as a form of medical massage to treat numerous diseases. Many of the techniques used in the ancient healing art of Traditional Thai Massage can be used on the massage table. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-table-top-thai-massage-margie-meshew

Oncology Massage
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. https://www.s4om.org/oncology-massage-overview

Deep Structural Relief
Structural Relief Therapy (SRT) is one of the advanced massage techniques that helps control involuntary muscle contraction, improves range of motion, and relieves pain, usually at the first therapy session. SRT is a combination of many massage techniques, which create a release of pain and a return of normal functioning of muscle tissue. http://www.massage-education.com/structural-relief-therapy.html

Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques, sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. and is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of your muscles, tendons, and fascia. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same stroking and kneading movements as Swedish massage, but there is far more pressure. Deep tissue massage is best suited for athletes, runners, and people with injuries.
https://www.healthline.com/health/swedish-massage-vs-deep-tissue#swedish-massage

Integral Transformative Bodywork
Based on Myofascial Release techniques, ITB treats a variety of conditions including PTSD and anxiety disorders, Fibromyalgia, Recovery from surgery, Chronic and Acute injuries, and many more. ITB was designed to treat trauma that is held within the psychosomatic constructs. http://www.embodyingitb.org/about-itb/

Reflexology
Reflexology finds its roots in the Chinese focus on balancing the flow of qi, but primarily targets the hands, ears, and feet. Different locations on our feet and hands are thought to have direct connections through the meridians to different organs and systems in our body that can be detoxed and positively influenced. Through a targeted and sometimes intense massage, reflexology frees up blocked energy through stimulation, muscle relaxation, and the encouragement of lymph flow. https://www.gaia.com/lp/content/5-methods-for-energy-healing/

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