George Gantt & Ingrid HarrisBegin our experience with a 30 Minute Acutapping session to fully relax all your muscles. Your stress of the day will gently float away!
A 30 Minute Intuitive Massage session will follow, that both relaxes and invigorates the body.
This ultimate relaxation experience for your body, mind and spirit will leave you de-stressed, detoxified, as well as delighted!
George Gantt & Ingrid HarrisOur popular Body, Soul and Spirit Rejuvenation Service, is now available to be shared with a spouse or a friend.
This is a great experience and is not offered by anybody else in the Upstate.
As with our single service, this ultimate relaxation experience for your body, mind and spirit will leave you de-stressed, detoxified, as well as delighted!
George Gantt & Ingrid HarrisBack problems, Sciatic nerve issues, Knee ailments?
Are just some of the more common ailments we deal with in our daily life, or do you need help to get through a more serious health crises?
This treatment is tailored specifically to individual ailments and the clients needs.
Please call 864.419.2386 or 864.430.3292 for more information.
George GanttIn the primary form of hitting, a bundle of wire rods are used to strike specific lines along the body and limps. The wire rods create vibrations, which serve to open the pores of the bones for the accumulated energies to access the bone marrow. These vibrations also shake any toxins out of the tissue that cover the muscles and internal organs, while breaking up deposits of uric acid and releasing tension from the body, as well as enhancing the endorphins to aid your immune system. The specific lines used for hitting correspond to the known acupuncture meridians that accommodate the chi flow throughout the body. As you hit along each line, vibrations penetrate its respective organs through the associated meridians. The hitting devise also vibrates the muscle layers, separating them while accumulated energy inflates them like cushions to protect the internal system. The resulting increase in chi pressure creates resilience within the organs, enabling them to bounce back from shock waves in the chi flow from each organ, glands and bones can absorb more energy.
Ingrid HarrisAnyone who has ever had the pleasure of a hot stone massage knows the intense feeling of relaxation it provides the recipient. But do you know that there are long term, lasting benefits of hot stone massage?
A hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. The use of natural stones in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to help the patient heal.
Heat from stones also has the benefit of geomagnetism from a Earth source; which has a balancing and healing effect on our systems.
For those who haven't had the pleasure of having a hot stone massage; it consists of both warm and hot stones placed in a formation on directly on the body as well as being used as a massage tool. The localized placement of heat on a particular area increases circulation of fluids, and can assist in alleviating organ congestion and may even dissolve masses.
When placed along meridian points, they can assist in removing energy blockages that lead to the development of disease, illness and cancers.
The stones are heated and kept warm in a crock pot or heating dish before being applied to the recipient. In some cases cold stones are used to stroke the body after the application and massage with the hot stones in order to reduce swelling and pain or to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
The contrast of hot and cold temperatures forces the muscles to dilate and contract. This creates a pumping action for moving fresh fluids through muscle tissue and spaces in the joints. Combining this with deep tissue movements or other forms of massage creates a powerful detoxifying and invigorating treatment.
The benefits of hot stone massage include both medicinal and subtle energy benefits. They can be placed to treat organs or muscular tissue or placed for chakra balancing.
Some of the medicinal benefits of hot stone massage include:
Lymphatic drainage and cleansing
Decongestion of the liver by relaxing ducts
Relaxes colon for better elimination
Detoxifies blood with sweating much the same as a sauna
Helps with hydrating and flushing cells
Relaxes muscles, soothes aches
Increases range of motion in joint movement
Next time you consider getting a Massage or Reflexology, consider treating yourself to a Hot Stone experience.
Ingrid HarrisYour body changes from day-to-day. It has special needs that are uniquely your own. I believe the massage you receive should also be uniquely tailored to you... each and every time. Some expensive spas insist that everyone receive the "same" massage. If you sign up for a Swedish massage at their location, regardless of the therapist, your arms, legs, neck, and back will be done in a certain order and a certain way. They train and judge their therapists by how well they follow this formula. That's fine as long as your body always craves the same work the same way every time. Mine sure doesn't. Does yours?
Intuitive massage often leads us into surprising discoveries about how best to bring relief for you. Using intuition to guide both where to work and how to work, we have the opportunity to relieve stored pain and stress (both physical and emotional) that other types of massage/bodywork would just glide over. You will notice the difference right away.
Are you feeling encouraged that I can help you? If so, trust your intuition and schedule an appointment right now. I will do my absolute best to make it an enjoyable, healthful experience.
Benefits of Massage:
Alleviates lower-back pain.
Eases medication dependence.
Enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
Lessens depression and anxiety.
Promotes tissue regeneration.
Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital
organs, improving circulation.
Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller.
Ingrid HarrisA favorite area for massage cupping is on the broad area of the back. Larger cups are used for this, and a strong vacuum will mimic the rolling action of deep-tissue massage without any discomfort. The movement may be long and intended to drain fluid, or circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue. The skin will turn red with strong massage cupping, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface.
Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols and essential oils immediately after the treatment will facilitate the absorption of the product deep into the tissue. The increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for toxins to be carried away through the veins. Clients often feel deep warmth during the session and a tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.
Massage cupping is not an irritant to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out, yet does not add to it.
Massage Cupping is a simple treatment that gives impressive results. Massage Cupping releases rigid soft tissue, loosens adhesions and lifts connective tissue through negative pressure and suction, it also drains excess toxins and fluids your body is retaining. Massage Cupping increases blood circulation, lymph drainage and the metabolic process. The skin becomes more subtle and the muscles more toned.
Massage Cupping is beneficial to conditions such as:
Fibromyalgia, Bursitis, Tendonitis and other inflammatory conditions, Sluggish Colon (IBS), Stagnant lymph and edema, Poor circulation, Sciatica, Insomnia and anxiety, Poorly nourished skin and muscle tissue, Lung inflammation and congestion, Cellulite, Toxicity, Migraine and Headaches, Chronic Pain, High Blood Pressure, Athletic injuries.
Body Contouring with cupping can eliminate cellulite, and contracted as well as congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of Massage Cupping.
Why spend tons of money in invasive treatments when you can get the best results with ancient techniques that have been used for 5000 years!!
Will I lose weight?
Ingrid HarrisStationary cupping is used in TCM to clear stagnation of blood; to facilitate the release of pathogenic factors; and to dispel internal heat. Cups are placed on the skin and left for five to 15 minutes. Four to six cups may also be applied and then removed cyclically in a technique called flash cupping. Both methods are commonly used for treating lung congestion and for removing heat from the body. The stimulation on the back, over the lungs, activates the ciliary escalator of the lungs and facilitates expectoration of congested material. The other action is to bring heat from the lungs to the surface of the skin to be eliminated. Stationary cupping sometimes results in rings and circles on the back as toxins and blood move to the surface, these rings (marks) are only temporarily and will last about 2-10 days.
Face Lift and Lymphatic Drainage
Ingrid HarrisEliminate buildups of wastes and fluids in face and neck, reduces puffy eyes, fine lines and wrinkles – You will love it!
Ingrid HarrisFull Body Detox with a special Aromatherapy blend that is mixed to your specific needs – your skin will feel wonderfully soft.
Ingrid HarrisWhat is a treatment like?
The treatment is a gentle non-invasive therapy. Face Reflexology is deeply soothing. Often we do not realize the tension and stress that our facial muscles are holding and transmitting to our entire body. This tension is created by everyday activities as in chewing, grinding teeth, tired or straining eyes, even laughing. Our faces are the first locations we exhibit our emotions or suppress them. With Face Reflexology, stimulation of the points and zones trigger release of endorphins and serotonin, so one comes away relaxed and rejuvenated. The deep smooth massage steadily releases the tension and balances the central nervous system helping the body to heal itself. A light oil is applied to the face to assist in the technique.
Who can benefit?
Face Reflexology may be used to assist in the treatment for specific conditions, to maintain ones health, or purely for facial rejuvenation and relaxation. As a complimentary therapy, Face Reflexology does not claim to cure but does greatly enhance and assist in the treatment of many conditions.
- Anxiety & Stress
- Arthritic Conditions
- Bells Palsy
- Digestive Problems
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- and many more...
Ingrid HarrisCraniosacral therapy is a holistic healing practice that uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body, which includes the bones, nerves, fluids and connective tissues of the cranium and spinal area.
The nervous system is built to observe its external environment, it is also able to observe other nervous systems nearby. CST therapists are trained to put their own nervous system into a parasympathetic state and maintain that state at will. The client's nervous system, inherently evaluating the state of the practitioner's nervous system due to proximity, will eventually begin to copy the practitioner's nervous system. An easy way of explain how this is possible is by comparing it to how our mood changes when we are around happy sad or angry people. If we are in the presence of a sad person, we find ourselves feeling sad after a while. If we are around a happy person their happiness is often "contagious". If you are near another person who is calm, you too will feel calm despite having had a stressful day.
Craniosacral therapy is beneficial for headaches, migraines, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, birth trauma, colic, failure to thrive baby, irritable newborn, depression, dyslexia, dental trauma, following dental procedures (such as fillings, implants, crowns, braces, tooth extraction), fibromyalgia, hyperactivity, pre- and post- operative issues, problems during and after pregnancy, sinusitis, sports injuries, traumatic injuries, vertigo, whiplash.
George GanttQiGong is the father of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is over 5000 years old. When the Yellow Emperor spoke about his secrets of longevity, his students listened and wrote them down. He fathered 25 children and was vital and powerful even at the age of 100. Aside from the use of high energy foods and herbs, the Yellow Emperor's main secret was 1i Gong. Many QiGong practitioners show profound anti-aging effects, often looking decades younger than their actual age. Some also possess an incredible ability to heal other people. Most notably QiGongis used for improving digestion (bigger bowel movements / enhanced detoxification), strengthening blood circulation, keeping a strong immune system and overall - extending life span. How does QiGong accomplish this? Simple... Qi moves the blood. It improves microcirculation to the brain, vital organs, intestines, endocrine glands and moves blood to avenues of microcirculation that most people are not realizing. This increased Qi or blood flow leads to the accumulation of what Chinese Medicine calls "Jing" or special fluids (hormones). And although this may sound like a QiGong commercial, this leads to an increased sex drive, higher levels of secretion of growth hormone and extraordinary muscular endurance. It is quite possibly the most powerful for of exercise on Earth. Its recent surge in popularity has been a result of QiGong's fun and dynamic movements of practice. Magnetic energy fields are formed and created in a slow graceful manner. The Qi literally throbs and pulsates in your hands. Some say it's the most tangible experience of the spiritual life force energy.
Ingrid HarrisReflexologists consider that all parts of the body are connected by subtle energy, which flows down the body from the head to the feet through 10 zones (sometimes called channels or vessels). When there is illness or discomfort the channels become blocked and the flow of energy is disturbed. Working on the hand and/or feet unblocks the channels, allows energy to flow and restores the balance, all of which relaxed the body, enhanced the circulation and relieves the uncomfortable symptoms. Relief can be almost immediate, but long-standing conditions may take some time to heal, since the healing begins on a deep level. Reflexologists believe the body heals itself from the inside to the outside. If symptoms have been suppressed by medical treatment they may return briefly in the order in which they were suppressed, which is why symptoms sometimes become worse for a while after the first few treatments.
Ingrid HarrisThe human body is said to have an auric body and seven energy chakras, crown chakra, third eye chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra and root chakra in the physical body which dispenses Life Energy to the entire body. They are independent vortex like energy centers in the body, each having a color of its own and spinning at specific speeds. Reiki heals by healing the chakras in the body and restoring them to their original energy level. Reiki functions on the belief that every disease is an outer expression of an inner disorder. Until and unless that inner disorder is recognized and healed no physical cure can be complete and permanent. 90-95% of diseases are psychosomatic and stem from an emotional imbalance arising from some disturbing experience in the past or a nagging sorrow, irritation etcetera.
Ingrid HarrisAn ionic foot detox machine is a modern energy therapy device which balances the body's natural energy system. Ionization and osmosis, create a positive cellular environment and enable the body's natural detoxification processes to function at their peak.
Potential Health Benefits
Symptoms or conditions which may improve from an ionic foot bath:
Joint Pain, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Foggy Brain, Poor concentration, Sleeplessness, Poor Circulation, Heavy metal Toxicity, Allergies, Eczema, Psoriasis, Parasites, Candida, Obesity, Hormonal Imbalance, Low Sex Drive, Weak Immune System, Cellular Acidosis (PH is too high).
Why is it important to Detoxify?
The Human body has a unique capability to heal itself. When functioning properly, it can kill invading viruses and bacteria, destroy cancer cells and prevent virtually all disease. Current western medicine is attempting to treat symptoms and not the underlying cause. Natural health care practitioners and physicians who specialize in integrative medicine, recognize the need for detoxification. Although the human body was designed to handle a relatively large amount of toxins, our modern environment is contaminated to the point that most people need assistance to regain and maintain optimum health. Regular foot detox sessions can improve your over all health and well being.
Ingrid HarrisRehabilitation specialists, massage therapists, and the spa industry have endorsed paraffin therapy for its therapeutic properties. Physicians have long known that paraffin therapy is a veritable way to speed healing and soothe muscle and joint pain. In fact, the healing qualities of paraffin wax therapy have been known for centuries. The use of paraffin wax therapy can be traced all the way back to the Roman Empire. In those ancient times, the Romans would pour hot waxes on the body in preparation for massage therapy. In modern times, paraffin therapy is quite commonly used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as the following:
Arthritis, Bursitis, Eczema, Fibromyalgia, Inflammation, Muscle Spasms, Overworked/Fatigued Muscles, Psoriasis, Scar Tissue, Stiff Joints, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow.
Paraffin therapy is widely used to treat sports related injuries and other conditions where heat therapy and exercise therapy are needed. It also soothes and moisturizes the skin, opens pores, increases circulation, and promotes a sense of calm in the patient. Paraffin wax occurs naturally as a component of crude mineral oils. Paraffin is heavy in molecular weight, it increases the blood supply to the area being treated and traps moisture from underlying layers of the skin, resulting in rejuvenated and nourished skin. Paraffin therapy reduces pain and stiffness around joints by removing excess fluid from surrounding tissue while providing lubrication.