Balancing Touch

Theraputic Massage and Bodywork

Cindy Jordan, BCTMB

Balancing Touch
Theraputic Massage
and Bodywork

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217-741-7704

Balancing Touch techniques include Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, Massage for Cancer or Hospice, Neuromuscular Therapy, On-Site Chair Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Zero Balancing.

Hours by
Appointment Only

Visalia Office
Wednesdays and Fridays
Active Living Wellness Center
428 South Garden
Visalia, CA 93291

Three Rivers Office
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
March-April 2019

Guest Massage Therapist at
Mind Body Soleil
44229 #C Kaweah River Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271

"Balancing Mind, Body & Spirit through Touch."

Techniques of Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Myofascial Release is a whole-body, hands-on approach for the evaluation and treatment of the human structure. Its focus is the fascial system - fascia/connective tissue. Myofascial release improves the vertical alignment and proper functioning of bone structure, nerves, blood vessels and organs. The goal is to remove fascial restrictions and restore the body's equilibrium. When structure has been returned to a balanced state, it is realigned with gravity. When balance occurs, the body's inherent ability to self-correct returns, thus restoring optimum function and performance with the least amount of energy expenditure.

TMJ/TMD Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction protocol is designed specifically for clients suffering from TMJ symptoms: such as headaches, earaches, jaw pain, grinding, clenching, misalign bite, vertigo. TMD can occur from posture, stress, dental work, orthodontics, and whiplash. The protocol consists of at least three ½ hour sessions with the first session an evaluation with treatment. Each additional session includes 1 educational exercise to practice and use between sessions and once complete with treatments. Educational exercise can include breathwork, stress reduction, postural awareness, and manual exercises to be instructed by the therapist and performed as needed by the client.

Craniosacral Therapy was founded in 1985 by John E Upledger, D.O., O.M.M. The craniosacral system consists of the bones of the cranium (skull), spine and sacrum (tailbone), and the cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds the brain and spinal column. Because of the creation and re-absorption of the fluid there is dynamic tide-like rhythm which radiates throughout the body. The rate, amplitude, symmetry and quality of this rhythm gives distinct information about the health and functioning of the entire body. As the craniosacral system perceives the support of the practitioner, it spontaneously begins to make adjustments and corrections. This can take the form of physical movement, emotional releases, deep relaxation and tissue unwinding. In this way very old injuries and their pain can be released from the body

Massage for Cancer/Hospice can be very beneficial in reducing the stress and anxiety associated with this disease. A lighter touch with long strokes in a distal to proximal movement (ie finger towards shoulder or toe toward hip). Massage has been proven to help boost the immune system, while not a panacea, can foster peace of mind and comfort for the client.

Balancing Touch techniques include Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, Massage for Cancer or Hospice, Neuromuscular Therapy, On-Site Chair Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Zero Balancing.Neuromuscular Therapy (also known as Trigger Point Therapy or Myotherapy) applies concentrated finger pressure to "trigger points" which are painful irritated areas in the muscle tissue to break the cycles of pain and spasms. Usually the client is assisting the therapist with feedback regarding the release of the tissue (sense less pain) and with breathing techniques during the treatment.

On-Site Chair Massage is a short massage 5-20 minutes in length which the professional massage therapist comes to the workplace. No lubrication is used during the treatment and the employee is fully clothed. It usually consists of treatment to the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands and can be adapted to special needs. It leaves the employees feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to return to work. Research at the Touch Research Institute in Miami, FL has proven it increases productivity in the workplace. A portable massage chair, designed for comfort and support, is used. It is supplied by the therapist and can be set up and dismantled quickly in almost any location.

Pregnancy Massage is useful during pregnancy to ease aches and pains, improve the circulation, aid with digestion, help with sleep dysfunctions, reduce stress, and boost energy. It can help one approach their due date with less anxiety as well as less physical discomfort. Pregnancy massage is different from a regular massage because it involves specific techniques (i.e. side-lying) and necessary precautions to enhance the health of the client and their baby.

Cindy is a 1998 graduate of LifePath School of Massage Therapy (Peoria, IL). LifePath was accredited by International Massage and Somatic Therapies Accreditation Council (IMSTAC) and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.Zero Balancing was developed by Fritz Smith, M.D. and is the art and science of integrating body energy and body structure through touch. It can be useful to think of the structural body (bone, soft tissue, and all body organs) as the sail of a boat and the energy body (muscular movements, movement of tissue fluids, cellular and molecular vibrations, movement within the body fields, and movement of the life force itself) as the wind. At some point the wind meets the sail. When structure and energy are not integrated, you're like a sailor floundering at sea, not "tacked into the winds of life." Zero Balancing is the integration of energy with structure by creating clearer, stronger fields within the body-mind and allowing for deep alignment, clarity and stability.

"It's a trade secret, but I'll tell you anyway. All healing is self-healing." - Albert Schweitzer

Testimonial

I am very thankful that my and Cindy Groeninger's paths have crossed. She has been a major help to my life and health. She is a very positive person and I always find her with a warm smile and great attitude. I always look forward to seeing her and receiving a great therapeutic massage. She has built her business on quality, professionalism, and service. I am planning on a lifetime relationship.

- Joe W

Balancing Touch | Three Rivers, CA 93271 | 217-741-7704