Christina Joy Awad, CMT
Nurturing healing for body, mind and spirit
This is subtle, yet profoundly deep work. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle form of hands-on bodywork that has its roots in Osteopathy. The focus is on the Craniosacral system (CSS)- the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. The beauty of this work is that through gentle touch and deep listening, I am able to find and release areas of restriction, re-educate holding patterns and calm over-stimulated nerves. I monitor the rhythm of the CSS to detect potential restrictions and imbalances in the body. I then help balance the CSS to free up movement of the cerebrospinal fluid and get things ‘flowing’ again. This improves brain and spinal cord function and, as a result, has a direct effect on the central nervous system. After all the gentle unwinding, clients often remark of how different they feel, and seem surprised it was such a gentle touch to achieve those differences. CST is really good for those overcoming auto accidents or dental work, and effectively helps migraines, neck & low back pain, emotional stress, TMJ, sinus problems, insomnia and fibromyalgia. Gentle yet very effective.
Of Japanese origin, Reiki re-balances the body's energy centers helping the regenerative processes for mind, body and spirit. Also referred to as ‘healing touch’ some individuals experience tingling, pulsing or a comforting warmth with this treatment. Reiki assists the body's natural healing qualities and alleviates stress on emotional, physical and spiritual levels. It helps peace of mind and promotes restful sleep, additionally giving relief from anxiety and depression. In hospitals, it has been shown that surgical patients need less medication and have had shorter stays. This treatment is great for those who are new to receiving massage or find it difficult to relax, or those who are injured and are sensitive to touch. Clients often feel profoundly calm and centered afterward.
Mommy to Be
Mama Mia! How exciting the time is before baby comes! Mothers who receive regular massage during their pregnancy often have lowered levels of stress hormones and report less physical discomfort too. Our session together will help mom relax as her body and life are making room for baby. Therapeutic touch is very important during pregnancy as it helps alleviate aches and pains associated with pregnancy, and enables a time for mom to rest and relax, having that much needed “me” time.
Let Stress Melt Away
Heaven. Relax and let your stress melt away. Also known as circulatory massage, this traditional massage calms the nervous system, increases oxygen & blood flow, releasing toxins from the muscles. It is relaxing, affecting the nerves, glands, and circulation while promoting health and well-being. I use 100% Organic Coconut oil blended with Young Living essential oils of your choice in this massage. They have many healing properties of their own as well. *Testimonial
Raindrop Therapy Massage
Harmonize and revitalize
A deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience, I use nine pure theraputic-grade essential oils in a specific order to help balance the chakras and bring alignment to body, mind and spirit. Each oil holds its own specific frequency, so with this ritualistic massage, you receive the benefits of both the aromatherapy and the designed outcome for alignment on all levels.
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to aid in the healing of many ailments. In our time together, I'm able to give you a brief education about essential oils, the importance of their source, and the three main types of ways they are used. I then make suggestions as to what oils might be helpful and supportive for you, depending on your needs. Wonderful free add on to any service!
Deep Tissue Massage
A slow, deeper massage for those who prefer a firmer touch. I allow the tissue to slowly open as more pressure is applied. Passive stretches are integrated into this massage for your problem areas, opening stiff joints and contracted muscles. Cross-fiber friction is also used to help breakdown scar tissue from old injury sites, along with neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy. This therapeutic massage is good for those looking to release chronic muscle tension. *Testimonial
Craniosacral and Intuitive Integration
This craniosacral session has time built in at the end for clients who wish to integrate the messages we receive together during their craniosacral work. I send you home with recommended oils in an epsom salts blend and a totem card reading as part of the integration.
"The heart of listening requires us to have not only an ear, but to hear with our whole being; it is energy work, and the heat in a healer's hands is a potent form of energy."