Each massage session is a unique healing experience guided by an intuitive, nurturing and caring touch. We support injury recovery, pain management and preventative health care, Our massage modalities include deep tissue massage, sports massage, myofascial relase and crainiosacral therapy. Sessions include advice on mobility exercises and self-care programs to continue at home. LifeThyme Wellness works closely with physicians, physiotherapists and chiropractors in Bermuda.
Cranial Sacral Work
Cranial Sacral Work is a gentle but powerful modality that has proven beneficial for a variety of conditions – including headaches, chronic pain, sinus conditions, IBS, anxiety and more.
Osteopath Dr. William Sutherland developed the modality we call Cranial Sacral Work in the 1930s when he realized that there is a small degree of motion allowed by the beveled cranial sutures, allowing them to move or “breathe,” pulsing with the body. This motion occurs in relationship to the tissues and cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system, the membranes surrounding the central nervous system and the sacrum.
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites. Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Cupping) is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups as suction devices that are placed on the skin. There are several ways that a practitioner can create the suction in the cups.Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.