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Brian Salmanson has developed The Wellness Team of Vermont over the last 15 years, in which he learned the ancient technique of Surya Meditation at The Center of Rational Spirituality. He is a disciple of the world-famous Spiritual Master, Michael Mamas. “The Surya Meditation” imposes nothing. Instead, it naturally promotes your spiritual growth and fosters a healthy life. By resting into the source of your being, deep-seated stresses in your mind and body are released. Brian has degrees in Transformational Healing, Massage Therapy, and is a Reiki Master, having studied at the International School for Body Works and John Harvey Grey Institute of Reiki.
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Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
Benefits of Swedish Massage:
Helps increase oxygen levels in blood
Decreases muscle toxins
A type of massage therapy, deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscle).
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage:
Helps with chronic aches and pain
Relieves back and neck pain
Aids injury rehabilitation
Improves postural problems
Improves limited mobility
Aids sports-related muscle recovery
Passive Joint Therapy
Active exercise is that which an individual does for himself, while active-assisted range of motion is achieved with the help of a therapist or individual who aids the person in the movement. Passive range of motion is exercise performed on an individual by another person, therapist or nurse. Passive
range of motion exercises offers a variety of benefits for those
unable to exercise for themselves.
Benefits of Passive Joint Therapy:
Improve Muscle Strength
Thai massage is new to modern spas, but it is actually an ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension, and balance the body’s energy systems.
Benefits of Thai Massage:
Relieve tension headaches
Reduces types of back pain
Relieves muscle pain and spasticity
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviate stress and pain.
Benefits of CranialSacral Therapy:
Restore Natural Position of Bones
Relieve Neck and Back Pain
Relief from Migraine Headaches
Rolfing has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and can potentially resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. It aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Benefits of Rolfing Therapy:
Ease pain and chronic stress
Improve performance in professional and daily activity
Enhances neurological functioning
The most effective type of massage therapy for lower
back pain is neuromuscular therapy. Neuromuscular
therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The
American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this
form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for
back pain caused by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle
Benefits of Thai Massage:
Returns injured tissue to normal function
Balances nervous system
Tui Na Massage
A type of massage that is becoming more and more
popular for both practitioners and clients is Tui Na
massage, or Tuina massage. Pronounced “twee-nah,” Tui
Na massage is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine
that addresses specific patterns of disharmony in the
Benefits of Tui Na Massage:
Can be used to treat specific areas
Uses the principals of acupuncture
It can be used with acupuncture
Relieves a variety of disorders
Can be used with other modalities
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