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waiting roomAt Rhea Healing Essentials you’ll find a warm and welcoming team of practitioners ready to assist you on your path to better health. Our highly skilled and well-trained practitioners enjoy sharing their knowledge and working with you to help find care that is right for you. They are caring and compassionate and can treat and help you prevent a variety of ailments— from the common cold, to muscle and joint pain, depression, fertility and pregnancy. Our services are safe and effective and can assist you in living a happier, healthier life.

Massage Therapy

massageMassage therapy is most commonly used to treat back and neck pain and has a wide range of mental and physiological benefits. Using various strokes and pressures, massage therapy helps restore muscles and soft tissue to optimal condition. Massage generally calms the mind as it promotes optimal function of the major body system. A wonderful natural stress reliever, massage can decrease blood pressure, increase circulation and lymph flow, alleviate migraines and headaches, reduce muscle swelling, promote recovery from injuries, and help prevent new ones.

Rhea offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Table Thai, Prenatal, Intraoral, Shiatsu, Muscular Ligament Therapy, Lomi Lomi and Cranio Sacral.

Some Reasons to see a massage Therapist:

  • Increase Circulation

  • Stress and anxiety relief

  • Reduce muscle pain and muscle fatigue

  • Improve recovery from injury

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Sleep better

  • Improve concentration

  • Reduce fatigue

  • Gain emotional balance

  • Facilitate the integration of mind and body

  • Treat a variety of Syndromes and Diseases

  • Stimulates lymph flow (Our body’s immune system)

  • Reduce scar tissue and post-surgery adhesions

  • Improve flexibility and Range of Motion

  • Assist with shorter labor for expectant mothers and can facilitate faster healing post-partum

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Intraoral Massage

Intraoral massage is an effective treatment for clients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction and related symptoms such as headaches or muscle tension causing pain and limited movement in the neck and shoulders by reducing muscle tension as well as improving jaw alignment and range of motion. Treatment consists of massage to the neck, shoulders, face, and the internal muscles of the mouth in order to reduce the stress these muscles put on the jaw and temporomandibular joints. The therapist wears latex-free gloves while working on the muscles inside the mouth.

Some reasons to receive Intraoral Massage:

  • Reduce pain when opening and closing your mouth

  • Reduce popping and clicking of the jaw joint

  • Reduce effect of grinding and clenching

  • Reduce migraines and chronic headaches

  • Reduce ringing or fullness in the ears

  • Correct muscle imbalances caused by prolonged dental treatment and braces

  • Treat all structures impacted by a whiplash injury including neck and shoulder pain

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Reiki, Rei (Higher power) and Ki (life for energy), is an old Japanese form of energy healing that uses a natural, non-invasive method of treatment of laying one’s hands on the recipient. It is believed that when our life force is low, stress and illness are more likely to occur. By simply laying one’s hands in certain areas on the body, a Reiki practitioner can help conduct the natural flow of Life force energy to the recipient to the areas where life force energy is low. Many people benefit from the healing effects of Reiki as it balances the body by releasing physical, emotional and spirituals blocks, and holding patterns in the body’s energy field. Benefits of Reiki include, supporting the immune system, reducing stress, stabilizing emotions, promoting faster recovery from acute and chronic illness and injury, and enabling feelings of well-being and security.

Some reasons to see a Reiki practitioner

  • Release stress and tension

  • Facilitate self-healing in the body

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Free yourself from addictions

  • Removes energy blockages and facilitates homeostasis in the body

  • Supports the immune system

  • Assists with recovery from drug therapy and surgery

  • Helps to free the body of toxins

  • Keeps the body, mind and spirit in balance

  • Reduce pain

  • Assist with acute injuries and chronic ailments

  • Increases the vibrational frequency of your energetic body

  • Spiritual growth

  • Emotional release and cleansing

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Originating over 5,000 years ago in China, Acupuncture is a traditional oriental medicine technique that involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into the skin at strategic points on our bodies called meridians. Acupuncturists examine a person’s life energy or one’s “vital flow” (Qi), and determines where and if the energy flow is stagnant, unbalanced, or blocked. Using a thin needling technique, acupuncturists stimulate and release blocked energy to establish homeostasis of this vital energy flow. Acupuncture relieves common ailments such as allergies, arthritis, anxiety, asthma, weight loss, fibromyalgia, infertility, and hormone imbalances among many other physical and mental ailments.

Some reasons to see an Acupuncturist:

  • Reduce Pain

  • Clear energy blockage

  • Alleviate respiratory disorders such as the common cold, asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis

  • Relieve toothaches

  • Relieve neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such as paralysis, carpel tunnel, tennis elbow, sciatica, and osteoarthritis

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Reduce seasonal allergies

  • Faster recovery of injuries

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increase energy and vitality

  • Facilitate faster post-surgery healing and can reduce post-surgery nausea

  • Assistance with treating emotional and physical disorders such as anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, and obsessive behaviors

  • Relieve physical symptoms associated with pregnancy

  • Facilitate and assist with labor and delivery

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on, whole-person therapy founded on the belief that the body knows exactly how to heal on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.   Stress, injuries, and trauma cause restrictions which lead to a decrease in nerve transmission and flow of vital fluids which then produce symptoms of pain and discomfort, and contribute to dysfunction and poor health of the central nervous system, muscles, and organs.  By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.  During the session, you are fully clothed and the therapist uses a gentle and sensitive touch to feel for and assist your body to release restrictions in the normal movement of fluids, tissues, and bone.  Because CST puts your body in charge of healing, there are no harmful effects from this work.

Some reasons to see a CranioSacral therapist:

  • Support the immune system

  • Reduce stress, tension, and fatigue

  • Improve recovery after injury or surgery

  • Reduce chronic muscle pain, especially in the neck and back

  • Treat headaches and migraines

  • Reduce symptoms of chronic ailments such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue

  • Reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD

  • Treat TMJ

  • Improve sleep

  • Treat chronic sinus problems

  • Reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause

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Nutritional Counseling

During a typical nutritional consult we will discuss your current health concerns, your current diet and your family medical history. We will analyze your diet looking for nutritional deficiencies, excesses, and more subtle ways the food you are eating may be affecting your health. We will talk about how making changes to your diet can help you feel better, prevent or reverse certain disease states, and help you obtain optimal health. Then together, we will come up with a plan to help you make those changes. The plan will always take where you are starting from, where you would like to get, your food preferences, and your lifestyle into consideration. No matter what changes you decide to make, I can help you to come up with a diet that is practical and enjoyable for you.

Some of the many reasons to see a nutritionist:

  • Healthy weight loss and maintenance

  • Control/prevent diabetes

  • Lower cholesterol and blood pressure naturally

  • Lower your risk for developing chronic degenerative diseases including: cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Improve your digestion

  • Optimize your immune system

  • Learn how your diet may be contributing to headaches/migraines, irritable bowel or heartburn

  • Maintain healthy skin

  • Improve your energy level and mood

  • Help detoxify your body

  • Determine what nutritional supplements may be beneficial

  • Make sense of the latest nutritional sound bites/fads

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