Entries by Tammy Winkleman

5 Things to Remember After Receiving A Massage

After receiving a massage therapy session, there are important items clients should do to ensure their results last longer. 1. Do homework assigned by therapist. Stretching, strengthening, movement-based exercises, and muscle aid are homework items which may be assigned by massage therapists. The purpose of assigning homework is to present self-care means so clients will […]

Benefits of Massage

It Is Relaxing – When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of the well-known stress hormone, cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body. This enables the body to enter a recovery mode. Moreover, […]

CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release

CranioSacral Therapy affects the layer of connective tissue under the skin, known as the fascia (pronounced “fasha”). Think of a body stocking under the skin that stretches from the head to the tailbone. Fascia also surrounds every muscle, bone, organ, nerve, and blood vessel. It protects the entire body and moves nutrients into the cells […]

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

By Tammy, Winkelman, RN, LMT I am happy to report I have just completed the first level of CranioSacral therapy training and am ready to see patients using this amazing technique.  CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, following research studies that began in 1975 at Michigan […]