|Brooke is a native of Colorado and loves to savor the beauty that the outdoors have to offer with her family and friends. Massage and Touch Therapy has been her best job ever! She loves working one on one with people and having such a rewarding job that involves the healing touch and the smile of relief when they walk out the door.
Brooke graduated from Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins, CO in 1997. There she studied one of her favorite active neuromuscular techniques, Body Insight Massage, which is great for chronic spots or acute muscular pain. Brooke also attended a Cranial Sacral Workshop at the Colorado School of Energy Studies. (Another one of her favorite’s:) She has practiced the massage for 17 years. Brooke has run her own business and practiced in spa, resort, corporate and resort settings. To learn more about Body Insight Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy, please request information from Massage Therapy Book at the front desk. I hope you choose one of our great therapists at Three Rivers Resort to add to your vacation experience. You will not regret it.
- Deep Tissue
- Cranial Sacral
- Hot Rocks
- Sinus Points
- Hydro Therapy
- Sciatic Relief
Cranial Sacral Therapy
In the early 1900's, William Garner Sutherland, DO (1873-1954), below right, top image, discovered a previously-unidentified, very subtle movement in the body. This movement was perceived to have a tide-like quality (welling up and receding) that is polyrhythmic (various pacings embedded in one another). It seems to exist in all levels (bones, soft tissue, fluid) of the system. Despite repeated measurement and extensive study, the cause of the movement has not been definitively determined.
Today, Craniosacral Therapy has been called the fastest-growing touch therapy modality (Massage Magazine).
“Biodynamic” refers to a branch of craniosacral therapy that is less manipulative than other forms. Instead of trying to figure out the client’s problem and move tissues around, the practitioner’s intention is to create a supportive environment so that the client’s system generates therapeutic change from within, using its own wisdom, known as “the inherent treatment plan.”
A skilled craniosacral practitioner listens to the subtle pulsations of the system as the body tells its story. The body speaks through its rhythms, micro-movements and especially through its experience-managing patterns of physical shaping. With deep listening the practitioner encourages revitalization of the inherent healing potential of the system, and facilitates the release of resistance patterns. This approach emphasizes hearing the health of the system and encouraging its expression.
Craniosacral Therapy involves gentle hands-on work that honors the client's own self-healing process. The intention is not to "fix" problems, but rather to encourage the emergence of new levels of order in mind and body. Practitioners know how to recognize the presence of the Breath of Life in many levels and locations of the body, and use appropriate methods to support and nurture its natural expression.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Body Insight Massage
Published on Jul 25, 2013
http://hai-colo.com/body-insight-method/ What we do with Body Insight is we teach our students to observe posture, first of all, and when they look at posture, the way that we look at it, is when people don't stand straight, there's a whole misalignment of joints going on in their body. Their ankles are caved in, their knees are buckled or knock-kneed, or hyper-extended, usually there's one hip higher than another, and so on and so forth till you get to the point where people have headaches or they've got big knots in the back of their neck.
People don't realize that what they're doing is that they're practicing that poor posture 24/7 and what it's doing is over and over that habitual pattern that is inside their bodies is tightening tight muscles and loosening loose muscles. And this system keeps going on and on and eventually what happens is that injury will arise, because the body is not balanced, it's not flowing correctly. Body Insight is a deep massage, it's known as neuromuscular. Which means is that what happens is that we put pressure in, but very gently because we don't want to increase the pain in the individual, but we put pressure into the muscle, and as we do that we ask that the person do some limited motion.
The reason for that is that if you can get the person to move the way that the muscle is supposed to move and you can release the tension in the muscle at the same time, what happens is that the system remembers, it's very interesting, but remembers it's design, and when it remembers it's design, it goes back into it's original function.