Michelle A. Jarest, LMT

Massage and Integrative Therapies

Schedule an Appointment: 603‑547‑7310

Therapeutic Massage Services

All ages are welcome
Handicap Accessible

Craniosacral Therapy

The skull is made of 22 bones. Together with the sacrum, there is a very subtle movement that acts like a pump, pumping cerebrospinal fluid up and down the spine. This fluid, via the nerves nourishes every system in the body. Proper restoration of craniosacral rhythm enhances body function. Craniosacral therapy can also be used to take a person who is in sympathetic overdrive (a fight or flight response due to stress, anxiety, overwork, illness/injury) and return them to a more nourishing and healing parasympathetic (relaxed) state.

In addition, it can be used in cases of:

  • Spinal Stenosis and Sponylothesis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Cancer
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • TMJ
  • Concussions/Head Trauma
  • Disc Injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Neurological Degeneration
  • Developmental Delays
  • Learning Challenges
  • Infants: colic, birth trauma that causes the head to be mishaped, difficulty latching on
  • Ear Infections
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Acute and Chronic Inflamation
  • Trauma Release and Recovery
  • Surgical and Injury Recovery
  • Peaceful Transition during the Death Process

Acupressure and Cupping

Energy or Chi flows through channels in the body similar to the way blood flows through the vessels. This energy influences and sustains every system in the body. Improper flow or stagnation leads to pain and dysfunction throughout the body, especially areas of injury, trauma and scar tissue. Acupressure is a way to stimulate acupuncture points along the channels to restore the proper flow of Chi. In cupping, cups are placed on specific acupuncture points or areas of the body by means of suction to also relieve stagnation and pain, restoring the proper flow of Chi and blood. Both techniques effectively reduce pain and inflammation while promoting healing.

Applied Kinesiology Techniques

The process of gaining information from the body using an indicator muscle to challenge a neuromuscular response. A muscle should have the ability to contract and sustain a contraction. If it cannot, there is a break in the neuro feedback loop due to nerve impingement, strain/sprain patterns, stagnation of Chi and/or blood, decreased lymphatic drainage, fascial restriction, craniosacral restriction or nutritional imbalances. Using applied kinesiology the body will tell me where the “break” is and how to correct it.