Certified Therapist

Krista Matison

Thai Bodywork

Coaching the Body is an effective treatment for pain issues, utilizing traditional Thai Massage techniques to deactivate trigger points in muscle fibers.

Studies have shown that over 80% of pain complaints presented at clinics are likely to be caused by myofascial trigger points rather than actual tissue damage, arthritis, bone spurs or other diagnosis. These diagnosis can lead to treatment approaches like drugs, steroid injections and surgery. Coaching the Body has a high rate of success with even very serious pain across a wide variety of diagnoses.

Services

You can choose from two types of sessions. All bodywork is done on a traditional Thai mat with the client wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Traditional Thai Bodywork is a full body session, waking up energy pathways of the meridians of the body using rocking, muscle palpation and stretches. It has been referred to as "lazy man's yoga". Coaching the Body is a focused session to solve a pain issue that has been described in detail using a protocol for that body area. The principle of Metta, or loving kindness, is at the heart of the practice in all of Krista's bodywork sessions.

CHI NEI TSUNG (ABDOMINAL WORK)
  • 90 minutes
  • $120/session — cash or check only

A full 90 minute session focused on massaging the area between your lowest rib and the pubic bone. A person's emotional and mental state affects the quality and function of all of the organs in this space and therefore all systems of the body. The importance of this area cannot be under-rated. Chi Nei Tsung is particularly useful in relieving: Intestinal blockages, digestion, cramps, knots, lumps, scar tissue, headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, and many other problems. Chi Nei Tsung is particularly useful in relieving: Intestinal blockages, digestion, cramps, knots, lumps, scar tissue, headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, and many other problems. Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, emotions and excessive heat that cause the organs to dysfunction. Along with other disciplines, Chi Nei Tsang may help to eliminate the need for surgery. It is recommended to have a series of four sessions to be able to get to the deepest levels of this work.

Clinical Thai Bodywork
  • 90 minutes
  • $120/session — cash or check only

This clinical session targets specific muscle fibers that have become dysfunctional and are causing pain patterns in the body. An initial consultation is the first step to identify details in the problem area and includes a postural assessment that may be an important piece to figuring out why the pain exists. This type of bodywork involves compression, movement, and stretch to retrain muscles and joints to contract and lengthen smoothly. The goal is pain-free movement and increased range of motion. During this session, you will lie on a BioMat® infrared heated mat. This mat will warm the muscles, penetrating heat at the cellular level. Your treatment may also include the use of hot Thai Herbal Compresses (Lak Pra Kob). The hot, moist heat is a powerful tool: with it's anti-inflammatory essential oils, it aids in the dispersal of myofascial trigger points.

COACHING THE BODY has many reported benefits: