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New Location and Mind/Body Transformation

RaindropI am pleased to announce my new offices in Exeter, NH and Newburyport, MA.  Both locations provide a wonderful space to perform bodywork as well as my growing Mind/Body Transformation practice.  Clients are raving about how effective this transformational energy healing is for them.

Here’s the latest review from a wonderful client in Wisconsin.  We worked over the phone to clear the blocked emotional energy:  “Monica’s kind and loving energy created a safe and nurturing space for our work together. Her techniques are elegant but laser sharp, and I had several significant breakthroughs in our very first session of Mind/Body Transformation together”. Robin R., Wisconsin, Sept. 2015

Together, we can target the origin of emotional blocks that keep you from feeling happy and purposeful.  What type of blocks?  Emotional pain, self-esteem issues, frantic nervous systems, blocked heart walls from past trauma, grief, financial blocks, depression and anxiety.  It is an honor to work with clients to identify the cause of long-standing emotional patterns.

Call me at 603-486-8770 to discuss how Mind/Body Transformation can help you.  We will schedule a free 15 minute Discovery session to see how we can best work together.  Or email me at touchofyourlife@gmail.com.  I look forward to working with you!  Here’s the link to learn more: Mind/Body Healing

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Can CranioSacral Therapy Relieve Trapped Emotions?

Monica’s high quality Craniosacral therapy has helped me clear long standing emotional blocks that are detectable in my body. We have had 6 or 8 sessions together and I continue to release blocks resulting in increased joy & openness for me afterwards. The first session was entirely relaxing, like the results of a great massage, but with subtle touch. Monica is skilled in combining treatment of the body and the mind and is empathetic and supportive. I highly recommend her competent, gentle and loving services. Nancy Fitzgerald, June 2015

This testimonial from a recent client has proved to me how powerful CranioSacral Therapy is in releasing trapped emotions.  The more I work with clients, the more convinced I am that this therapy goes far beyond the physical, and allows for greater freedom of mind and body.

I have witnessed so much release of physical pain, that when people started coming to me for emotional blocks, and were having deeper releases of this trapped pain, I began to realize just how connected the emotional body is to the physical body.  Because we are dealing with the spinal fluid in CranioSacral Therapy, this is the central nervous system’s connective “tissue” or fluid.  Deep restrictions caused by trauma, emotional or physical, are released during treatment and long-standing issues of painful experiences are freed up.

Your central nervous system is intelligent and is always seeking to integrate and recover from past pain.  It could be a car accident, or an emotional abuse, or a fall, or any type of occurrence that impacted your central nervous system.  When stressful things happen and are not released, they build up to a disease or chronic pain condition.  Then, you have a serious problem.

Treatment is gentle, effective and very efficient.  Emotional states are calmed down, anxiety reduced and depression lifted.  Call now to schedule your appointment or discuss with me your condition.

Monica Dubay

Why get Cranio Sacral Therapy?

Cranio sacral techniques are the treatment of choice for backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, injuries, misaligned cranial bones and many other conditions. Many people suffering from loss of strength in their arms, legs or tingling or numbness in these areas can be safely and quickly treated with this method with good results.

What does it do?

Cranio sacral therapy is a very precise scientific method for realigning bones which have been misplaced. This process works with the body to relax muscles which are tight and then works with the central nervous system to correct the problem. In cranio sacral therapy gentle pressure is applied over misaligned bones and tight muscle or fascia, which relax and glide into place as the person breathes.

What does a patient experience?

The patient lies on a bed while the therapist gently exerts pressure on various parts of the body as required. This is a very sophisticated process which acts by allowing your body restore the normal alignment of the different bones and body structures rather than attempting to force them back to place as in some techniques of manipulation.

How does it work?

Cranio sacral therapy is a gentle and painless procedure which yields excellent results in expert hands. The treatment takes between thirty and 60 minutes and is usually repeated at intervals of 3-10 days till the skull and spine are perfectly aligned. The whole spine and skull are treated at each session as the spine and skull act functionally as one integral whole in spite of the fact that they are anatomically made up from many different bones

No force is used in the process of alignment and no jerking or “clicking” of the spine takes place. The patient’s spine is positioned in different ways to allow the misaligned segments of the spine to realign themselves into their normal position as the patient breathes. These techniques known as position and hold techniques as the process of alignment proceeds through the physiological movements which occur as we breathe. This makes it suitable for use even in patient’s with a severe neurological deficit as the entire process can be carefully and exactly controlled.

What are the benefits?

Many benefits include: relief of chronic pain, deep relaxation, release of injury, deeper tensions relieved from stress, poor posture, falls, spinal injuries, head injuries, etc.  Every system is affected because the release is taking place in the central nervous system.

Improved relaxation, increase of circulation, deeper breathing, pain relief, lengthening of spine, headache relief, especially migraines.  Anxiety is relieved as well, and children and teens are helped by the release of traumatic events from the nervous system.

To be continued…

Monica Dubay, LMT

 

 

CranioSacral Therapy and Autism

This video is a wonderful testimonial to the power of CranioSacral Therapy in addressing children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Please watch if you know of anyone with a child with autism or SPD.    The ADD, ADHD diagnoses of hypersensitivities in children  can also be alleviated using CST treatments.  How?  An overall relaxation of the nervous system and increase in the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid seems to have a great effect upon children’s brain membranes.  The following article explains why.

Massage Today
July, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 07
Autism Spectrum Disorder: How CranioSacral Therapy Can
Help
By Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D; guest author for John Upledger, DO, OMM
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has been shown to help the autistic individual find greater ease, both within
themselves and in the world around them, by decreasing structural stress and strain on their central nervous
system.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect one child in every 150 births. It’s the fastest growing developmental disability, with a diagnosis rate rising 10 to 17 percent each year. ASD is considered to be a result of biological and/or neurological disorders that affect the functioning of the brain. To date, there is no known single cause of ASD.
The CST Model of ASD
Dr. Upledger’s recent model of autism is based on his hands-on experience with autistic children and their responses to therapy. It’s supported by research at Johns Hopkins University showing “increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines, neuroglial activation and inflammatory changes” in the cerebrospinal fluid of
the autistic patients studied.1  Simply stated, ASD is partially caused by a loss of flexibility and probable inflammation of the membrane layers surrounding the brain.
This compromise can create restrictive force on the brain tissue leading to adverse strain on the internal body-regulating components of the hypothalamus, the reticular activating system and the autonomic nervous system; irritation and hypersensitivity of neurons, glial cells and neurological pathways; abnormal pressure change within the brain tissue; adverse affect on the limbic (emotional) system; over-heightened central nervous system immune response; brain tissue congestion and toxicity; and endocrine system compromise.
What is observed as typical ASD behavioral impairment in social relationships, social communication and imaginative thought might be the effects of inner chaos created by the abnormal grasp, squeeze and irritation of the membrane on the brain. Combining the extreme tension caused by an abnormally inflexible brain container with inflammation can lead to a brain confined within biomechanical and biochemical turmoil.
The CST Approach to ASD
The focus of CranioSacral Therapy is to enhance the balanced motion of:
  • The membrane layers surrounding the brain;
  • The fluid (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) moving into the cranium, out of the cranium, and throughout the brain tissue; and
  • The areas of the body that do not show normal response to the craniosacral rhythm, which might be straining the craniosacral system and the brain.
When working with an ASD individual, the initial focus often is on the cranium to locate an area that has the greatest motion response to the craniosacral rhythm. Delicate release and pumping techniques are used to create more motion in that area.
The increased motion is used as a dynamic biomechanical tool – one hand is used to continue to increase motion and direct fluid flow, while the other hand is used to encourage motion in non-moving areas. Little by little, small changes create larger changes that enhance the mobility of the brain’s container, (the
craniosacral system).
Increased balanced motion of the membrane surrounding the brain helps flush toxins and inflammation out of the brain tissue. As this occurs, it naturally can elevate biochemical processing, which increases the function of neurons and neurological pathways.