Wellspring Centre offers the best therapeutic massage in Southern Oregon.
Our licensed massage therapists have extensive training and experience. We know there are many massage therapists to choose from in Ashland and the Rogue River Valley, and discerning patients choose Wellspring Centre! From deep relaxation to rehabilitation and everything in between, Kasey, Juli and Kaijah can help you achieve your health and wellness goals. See below for a comprehensive list of massage modalities offered.
The Ashland Massage Experience at Wellspring Centre:
We are glad you have chosen Wellspring Centre for your health care.
When you arrive in the office you will be welcomed by the front desk. If this is your first appointment please complete the Massage Intake Form before you arrive. On the day of your massage you will be oriented to the layout of the office so you are optimally comfortable. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for time to take care of administrative duties. At this time feel free to ask any questions about technique, length of time for your massage or cost. It is a good idea to use the restroom and get a drink of water before your session.
The massage therapist will show you to the therapy room. She will review your intake form and ask questions in order to give you the most effective massage for your body. If there is any additional information you would like the therapist to know, now is the time to share that. You will be invited to have your massage in any amount of clothing you are most comfortable. Please note that many sessions include low back work, hip work or upper back and chest work; it may be best to wear minimal to no clothing. The therapist will suggest you begin either face up or down before leaving the room to let you settle onto the table for your session.
The therapist will return to the room shortly to begin the session. Your session will be tailored to align with your health goals. It is always appropriate to voice any requests while on the table. If the pressure is too much or little, if the room is too cold or warm please say so!
After your session the therapist will leave the room, feel free to take your time getting off the table to get dressed. Begin by taking some deeper breathes and slowing bring movement to your fingers, toes, hands, feet, arms, legs and neck. The safest way to get off the table is by gently rolling to one side of your body (without rolling off the table :), let your legs hang off the edge of the table and use your arms to press up to sitting.
When you exit the therapy room please let us know if there is anything you need: water, more resting time, another appointment. There are two zero-gravity recliners in our Resting Room for you to fully integrate the experience of your massage if you would like.
Self care after the massage includes keeping physical activity to a minimum the day of and the day following your appointment. For optimal cell and body function it is recommended to drink plenty of water, half your body weight in ounces daily. When having a massage please increase your water intake by 8-16 ounces the day before, the day of and the day following your appointment. This helps to eliminate any toxins that have been worked into the blood stream during the massage. The potential for feeling ‘sore’ after your appointment is decreased significantly by drinking plenty of fresh pure water. Keeping a calm, unstressed state of mind is recommended to fully appreciate the effects of good body work.
We hope you have enjoyed your time at Wellspring Centre for Body Balance. We appreciate any feedback to ensure your experience is the most enjoyable.
INTEGRATED BODYWORK with Kaijah
Integrated Bodywork, a specialized approach to bodywork created by Kaijah Bjorklund at the Wellspring Center, takes a restorative approach that allows the body to re-balance without excessive force. Slow, focused, present and aware work allows the body a chance to re-align without excessive or painful force. Integrated Bodywork techniques and training that may be drawn from include Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial & Structural Balance, Orthopedic & Sports Injury, Deep Tissue and Maya Abdominal Massage. Chronic pain, acute injuries, accidents, headaches, joint pain, low back and neck pain, repetitive use injuries and chronic stress and tension are some of issues Kaijah specializes in treating with this type of work. If you are working on healing a deep injury, Integrated Bodywork in Ashland, Oregon will get you on track with your wellness goals.
BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
The emphasis in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie and govern patterns of disease and fragmentation in both body and mind. This involves the practitioner “listening through the hands” to the body’s subtle rhythms and any patterns of inertia or congestion. Through the development of subtle palpatory skills the practitioner can read the story of the body, identify places where issues are held and then follow the natural priorities for healing as directed by the patient’s own physiology. During the course of our lives our bodies become patterned, shaped and conditioned according to how we’re able to deal with any stresses or traumas. Common causes of inertia are physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth trauma and toxicity. Due to an accumulation of these stresses, tissues can become imprinted with the memory of unresolved experiences and so act like video tape which may keep replaying whenever stimulated. If stresses or traumas are overwhelming, they become locked in the body as sites of inertia -biodynamic craniosacral work is able to access resources that allow them to be processed and released. This therapy allows the body to maximize its healing potential.
Maya Abdominal Massage
MAYA ABDOMINAL MASSAGE
Maya Abdominal Massage is a noninvasive, external, massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. The technique applies anatomy, physiology, herbology, and naprapathy with Ancient Maya healing techniques to address common female complaints such as painful or irregular periods, varicose veins, lower backache, infertility, and more. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptoms. Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN, developed these techniques after apprenticing with Don Elijio Panti, the last of the traditional Maya shaman in Central America, where she has lived for more than thirty years. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. For pre-natal and post-natal massage in Southern Oregon, a Maya Abdominal Massage with Kaijah can maintain a happy body the duration of the pregnancy and beyond.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY (NMT)
This comprehensive system of soft-tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. NMT is used to locate and release spasms and hyper contraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper bio-mechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.
Structural & Myofascial Release
STRUCTURAL & MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUES
Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial (connective tissue) system in order to eliminate restrictions. First, an assessment is made by visually analyzing posture. Upon locating an area of fascial tension, gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction in order to release postural and structural imbalance. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain, back pain,fibromyalgia, scoliosis, neurological dysfunction, restriction of motion, chronic pain, and headaches.
Orthopedic Massage & Sports Therapy
ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS INJURY
Orthopedic massage involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction. Restoring structural balance throughout the body allows us to focus on both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunction. Specific work to restore range-of motion, balance out muscle groups surrounding the joints to treat pain, and work to prevent and rehabilitate injuries that involve muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. Scar tissue from old injuries or surgery can be significantly reduced with the application of cross fiber friction. Orthopedic massage is also great for performance enhancement for athletes. We know a large population in Ashland, OR are active. Hiking, biking, running, swimming, rowing, etc.; the outdoor activities in Southern Oregon are endless! There is no better way to keep your athletic body on track and free of injury than with routine orthopedic massages.
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique
MYOSKELETAL ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE
A holistic approach to relief of back and neck pain based on concepts and principles from Rolfing, osteopathy, and related physical medicine. Focused on detecting and correcting strain patterns to prevent back/neck pain, this technique combines deep-tissue work with assisted stretching and non-force spinal alignment.
Cupping is the combination of massage movements and negative pressure with the use of a suction device on the skin. A cup is positioned at the area to be treated and, depending on the type of cups being used; a vacuum is created within the cup to draw the skin and underlying tissue into the cup. The produced vacuum creates a suction effect that increases blood and lymphatic circulation systemically and to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and support, draws stagnation, pathogenic factors and toxins out of the body and releases a myriad of pain causing factors.
Reiki healing is an energy healing art. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (chi), hands are placed on the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. Healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. This technique is often integrated into other bodywork techniques.
Range of motion, flexibility, and circulation are enhanced by a combination of long, flowing strokes and pressure point work. Swedish massage is designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. This full body massage helps calm and soothe the body and mind. The benefits of Swedish massage include relaxation, stress relief, improved circulation and an enhanced feeling of over all well being.
Chi Nei Tsang
CHI NEI TSANG
Chi means energy and information, and nei tsang means viscera or internal organs. Chi nei tsang addresses the origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses, and increases the resilience of the body’s defense system. Chi nei tsang work is mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft, and gentle touch to train internal organs to work more efficiently. All the body systems are addressed—digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, etc. Chi nei tsang integrates applied qigong with the art of abdominal massage.