Massage and Bodywork

Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND

503-628-6357

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Types of Massage & Services
Massage / Bodywork
Custom Massage--Mix of Styles**
Acupressure Massage
Craniosacral Massage Therapy (CMT)
Deep Tissue Massage
Infant Massage--Parent Training
Lymphatic Massage
Myofascial Release
Neuro-Muscular Therapy (NMT)
Ortho-Bionomy
Polarity (Energy Massage)
Pregnancy Massage
Reflexology
Somatic Re-education
Sports Massage
Swedish Massage
Strain/Counter-Strain Massage
Trigger Point Massage
Naturopathic Medicine
Exercise Therapeutics
Range-of-Motion Stretches
Hydrotherapy
Microcurrent Therapy
Naturopathic Manipulation

Craniosacral Massage Therapy

Definition

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, noninvasive manipulative technique advanced by John Upledger, DO, OMM, in the 1970ís.  It's based on the theories of William Sutherland, D.O. (an American osteopath from the early 1900s). 

Dr. Upledger was a neurosurgeon who discovered that the cranial fluids that flowed from sacrum up around the brain was pumped by a hydraulic system in the body.  If this hydraulic system was turned off, it would create mental/emotional disturbances.  These disturbances could lead to a shock-like out of body feeling.  He took his early students into classrooms of mentally retarded children, and used his technique to turn the hydraulic system back on.  What he discovered was that 50% of all mentally/emotionally dysfunctional children became normal.

By using this gentle, hands-on method of evaluating the body,  enhancing the function of the craniosacral system (the physiological body system comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord), and rebalancing the cranial rhythms,  he encouraged the body to heal itself.

Practitioners today use CranioSacral Therapy to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, eliminate the negative effects of stress, and enhance overall health.

General Benefits of Massage

  • Gives a sense of well-being

  • Decreases stress

  • Decreases aches and pains

  • Speeds up healing time after injury or surgery

  • Helps prevent sports or movement injuries

  • Increases relaxation

  • Increases circulation

  • Increases cellular detoxification

  • Increases range-of-motion

  • Relieves tension headaches

For Craniosacral Massage
Contact Rosetta Koach, LMT, ND
Phone: 503-628-6357
Indications
Pain (Acute and Chronic)
Car Accident Injuries
Fibromyalgia
Prevention or healing of sports injuries
Sprains, strains, and other injuries
Muscle pain
Rheumatic conditions
Nerve pain, numbness, and tingling
Joint pain
Lymphatic congestion
Tension headaches
Carpal tunnel syndrome
TMJ
Frozen shoulder
Post-Surgery
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Parkinson's disease
Diabetes
Stress Relief
Chronic Fatigue
Every senior
Every infant
Need for safe touch