At EarthTouch, our focus is therapeutic massage with an emphasis on specific treatment-oriented work or deep relaxation.
Fascia is the connective tissue of our bodies. It threads itself into organs, muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. It provides support and protection for the entire anatomy.
Fascial tissue can become restricted & adhesive due to overuse, trauma, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and deficient circulation. Irritation of fascia or muscle causes local inflammation. Chronic inflammation results in fibrosis, the thickening of the connective tissue causing pain & loss of flexibility.
Direct myofascial release (deep tissue) works through engaging the myofascial tissue restrictive barrier. The tissue is slowly loaded with a constant force until the deep tissues layers are reached & released.
Thai Massage – Asian Deep Tissue
Thai Massage was developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality over 2,500 years ago. Thai Massage uses passive stretching and compression along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle tension, improve joint health, and balance the body’s energy systems.
EarthTouch offers Table Thai Massage getting to the core of muscles and joints. Preformed on the table vs traditional floor work it can be deeply relaxing, invigorating, and can also naturally align the skeletal system without straining the neck.
Most Excellent! EarthTouch’s abilities to help in bring about relief and pain free joint and muscle motion is amazing. They are especially knowledgeable with sport injuries, acute, and chronic problems. Tailoring each bodywork session to your specific needs at the time. With many years of wear and tear, therapeutic massage has had remarkable effects on my health. I have been to other massage therapists, but EarthTouch however is heads above the most effective and very professional. I’ve even met other massage therapist in their waiting room, waiting for their own massage.
Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage
A barefoot massage using gravitational force that allows for deep penetration to the soft tissue system. Ashiatsu delivers deep relaxation and significant stimulation to the lymph system.
This will be the most comfortable deep massage you’ve ever received. Slow, smooth, rhythmic strokes deliver deep relaxation. Compression movements along the spinal column relieve muscle spasms and increase intervertebral space. Broad sweeping movements increase circulation and oxygenate the blood. Deeply relaxing and incredibly therapeutic. Ashiatsu is the best of both worlds!
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot stones are ancient form of healing. The basalt stones found in the depths of the ocean carry the heat of lava to deeply penetrate warmth and relax the muscles. Calming the nervous system, improving circulation, and being incredibly relaxing. The Stones can be placed on points of the energy centers of the body to rebalance the body and mind.
Ancient Chinese healing has been used for centuries to create more circulation, flexibility in the tissue, and easing musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, increasing mobility and improving overall health.
In this ancient Chinese technique, bell-shaped glass cups are inverted over the skin. Chinese medicine prescribes cupping in cases where “stagnation” of blood and energy (qi) occurs, commonly in the lungs. It can be used to treat coughs, tightness, or congestion in the chest. It draws stagnant qi from deep within to the surface to be released, breaking up adhesions, creating more circulation, flexibility in the tissue, and easing musculoskeletal pain.
Gua Sha is used to promote qi (energy) and blood circulation. Through scraping the skin with a ceramic spoon, toxic heat, stagnant blood, and lymph fluid are lifted and removed from the body. Changes in stiffness, pain, and mobility can be immediate. A miraculous method of improving health. The redness pulled to the surface and rate of fading are both diagnostic and prognostic indicators.
I became a client of EarthTouch years ago at the recommendation of my physical therapist to overcome shoulder problems. The use of various modalities to treat my condition have become an integral part of my life. They have also treated other musculoskeletal problems as they have occurred, and I feel so fortunate to have found this place. I cannot recommend them enough.
Massage catered to changing body of Pregnancy. Focused on relaxation, pain elevation, and comfort. ETM has experience and expertise to create the most condusive environment for expecting mothers; pregnancy body cushions, side-lying options, and consideration for essential oils and temperature. Mindfulness to focused areas, acupressure points, and modalities may differ depending on trimester.
Neuromuscular Therapy focuses on the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal system. Through the application of soft tissue manipulations, homoeostasis is restored between the nervous system and soft tissue.
Neuromuscular Therapy can eliminate acute or chronic myofascial, muscular or osseous (bone) pain, discomfort, numbness, weakness, or other neurological dysfunctions.
Cranial Sacral & Reiki are subtle, yet powerful approach to transformative healing. This work is deeply relaxing, which promotes heightened immune system function and lends to a deeper state of relaxation. Energy work allows space to reconnect to our true selves and the power to awaken to our creative and healing potential.
This process generally unfolds as you relax and reconnect to your body as you are guided into deep stillness.
During the session, while resting in stillness, you may encounter memories, emotional issues, thoughts, feelings, and spiritual insights. When they arise, understand that these are aspects of your consciousness and allow them to arise just as it is. The body also lets go of un needed contractions, holding patterns to ease pain and discomfort. It is also common for the skeletal system to shift and relax.
Being neutrally present to what arises will increase energy levels, open blocked energy channels, promote mental clarity, strengthen immune function, balance the cardiovascular, nerve and hormone systems and more importantly —
Increase the coherent function of your body & heart and tap into your bodies inherit ability to heal.
EarthTouch offers the use of Infared Heat Therapy–Bio Mats exclusively in the Bend office. These mats are in-cased in Amethyst Crystal to promote deep heat penetration, enhance immune function, and supreme relaxation & healing. ET also includes steamed hot towels, cryotherapy-ice massage, essential oils and herbal balms when appropriate.
EarthTouch clients are also offered other self care options, including yoga postures, baseballs, foam rollers, essential oils, Angelina Organic muscle rub, correct toes, wooden foot rollers, still point inducer, fitness and training adjustments, and stretching techniques with an emphasis on passive or active-specificity to culprit areas.