Specialized Bodywork

Trigger Point/Rehabilitative Therapy

Trigger point therapy is meant to assist in recovering from an injury or chronic pain. This type of work uses cross fiber friction and deep pressure to bring about release of trigger points in soft tissues. Trigger points are places in muscles that are especially tender and, when stimulated, cause nerves to “fire” pain to other parts of the body (known as referred pain). Research has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain 75% of the time and are at least a part of nearly every pain problem.

Service

30 minute session $45 
60 minute session $75-85 (varies by therapist)
90 minute session $110
120 minute session $145-150 (varies by therapist)

Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening

Much like personal training, the individual actively isolates muscle groups with the intent of restoring endurance, strength, and flexibility. Come dressed in comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

Service

$60/hour

Craniosacral Therapy

This therapy works with body structure, nervous system, and the cranial nerves. It’s a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms. The treatment process can range from relief of symptoms to resolution of the very core of problems. It is usually done fully clothed, but can also be done in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities.

Service

30 minute session $45
60 minute session $75
90 minute session $110

Functional Movement Assessment

An adjunctive treatment to therapeutic massage sessions, this service will bring more consciousness to movement. Through movement in the correct planes, fascial layers will lengthen, and flexibility will be restored. Come dressed in comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

Service

$60/hour

Quantum Biofeedback

Quantum Biofeedback is based on Quantum Physics; a brief explanation of how this therapy works is difficult, however, you can find more information at www.thequantumalliance.com. Simply put, the SCIO (Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations System) is a high-tech complementary health device that assists health practitioners identify issues occurring within humans and animals.

The function of the SCIO is similar to that of a virus-scan on a computer. The device measures vitamin levels, amino acids, nutrients, food substance, minerals, enzymes, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and the health and balance of internal organs. It then compares these figures against a “norm”. The SCIO will detect abnormalities and sensitivities by your body as well as different “stressors” affecting your health. The data offers an understanding of your possible needs, dysfunctions and vulnerabilities. The information is inevitably different from that provided by more standard medical tests (e.g., blood test, X-rays) because it focuses on your energetic body, offering a more complete view of each facet of your health. It’s more than just an analysis tool. After measuring the body’s frequencies, the device feeds back its own frequencies to readdress or neutralize destructive wave patterns.

Service

90-120 minute initial consultation $125
60 minute follow-up visit $75

$60/hour

Reflexology

This therapy involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.

Service

30 minute session $45
45 minutes $60
60 minutes $75
90 minutes $110
120 minutes $145

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism. Lymphatic drainage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system and is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system.

Service

30 minute session $45
60 minute session $75

Polarity Therapy

This is a comprehensive approach to health care, including a synthesis of Eastern and Western healing systems. Energy is seen as the underlying force which creates the structure of our bodies, determines the health of our organs, and establishes our personal well being. Polarity utilizes four modes of healing: bodywork, exercise, dietary awareness, and dialogue.

Service

30 minute session $45
60 minute session $75
90 minute session $110

QIGONG

This traditional Chinese treatment combines hands-on and hands-off techniques that balance the flow of qi (energy) through the body, move and relieve qi blockages, and improve circulation. Qigong is also a combination of timed breathing and gentle flowing movement, meditation, visualization, and conscious intent all working together to achieve an integrated adjustment of mind and body in order to better cultivate, circulate, and balance qi, or life force. Qigong theory is the basis of traditional Chinese medicine and is used to treat many serious illnesses, as well as for relaxation.

Service

30 minute session $45
60 minute session $75
90 minute session $110

Crystal and Gemstone Therapy

After a purifying ritual of burning sage, a nurturing aromatherapy massage is combined with basalt river rocks in a heart-centered therapy. Crystals, gemstones, sound therapy, and flower essences are used in this grounding, holistic therapy that harmonizes the body, mind, and soul.

Service

45 minutes $60
60 minutes $75
90 minutes $110
120 minutes $145

Reiki

This Japanese energy-balancing modality improves the body’s flow of ‘chi’ through energy pathways called ‘chakras’ and ‘meridians’. As the therapist holds these energy centers, Reiki clears the pathways, balancing energy flow and allowing natural healing.

Service

45 minutes $60
60 minutes $75

To schedule an appointment: Call Dharma Wellness & Spa at our St. Louis Park YCM Studio, 612.436.4700, or book an appointment online.