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Massage Therapy & Craniosacral Balancing


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Massage Therapy & Craniosacral Balancing
Maya Abdominal Massage
Breast Massage
Deep Tissue Massage

"Touch as a way of remembering"

Craniosacral Balancing
Craniosacral Balancing is a gentle and subtle hands on listening and assessing of the flow, rhythm and vitality of the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) which circulates, nourishes and protects the brain and spinal cord, thus affecting our entire being. When the flow of CSF is interupted or comprimised from birth, an old injury or trauma, symptoms of pain or discomfort can occur. For example:

  • Migraines, Headaches
  • TMJ-jaw problems
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Recovery
  • Stress and tension related symptoms

Body memory can help release emotional energy related to trauma (known as Somatoemotional Release). The release of tension and the effects of trauma from our core system allows vital energy to flow fully again, supporting the system to self correct & heal.

"A soft touch with a deep and profound effect"

Maya Abdominal Massage
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage are centered around the ancient Mayan technique of uterine massage which is an external non-invasive massage for guiding the uterus into its correct position. Uterine displacement causes restricted flow of blood, lymph, nerve supply and chi, causing many of our female complaints such as:

  • Painful periods
  • PMS
  • difficult menopause
  • bladder and yeast infections
  • constipation

This massage includes an entire holistic approach including dietary and lifestyle assessment, herbs and emotional healing. Self care massage is taught and is to be practised daily until symptoms resolve, then weekly to maintain a healthy uterus. This massage is included in a modified Therapeutic Massage session upon request. For more information about Maya Abdominal Massage see http://arvigomassage.com/

Breast Massage
Breasts have many meanings in our lives. They are symbolic of our femininity,sexuality and our ability to nurture children. The experiences and sensitivities that result from this symbolism can cause us to overlook the fact that our breasts are body tissues with ordinary tissue needs. Some indications for Breast Massage are:

  • congestion and swelling
  • discomforts of pregnanacy, breastfeeding an weaning
  • premenstral and menopausal tenderness
  • post surgical scars and symptoms
  • assisting in breast monitoring
  • learning self breast massage and building a more positive relationship with ones breasts

The current statistic is one in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. With the rising levels of breast cancer, breast health monitoring and practises can help prevent breast cancer and promote overall health. Breast Massage is included in a Therapeutic Massage session upon request.

Deep Tissue Massage
The foundation of most of my massage training is in Swedish Massage. My massage has evolved into a slow gentle and deep touch that helps release tension in muscles and connective tissue, relieving pain, stress, tension, tightness and restricted mobility of joints. Each session is tailored to your specific needs.

Remembering Wellness
Touch can awaken body memory which includes an old injury, trauma, thought patterns that affect our posture and way of being in the world, blocking us from flowing freely and living with abundant and vibrant health and energy. Touch and the release of tension can help us awaken that remembrance of clarity, wisdom, inner silence and stillness, and of being at home within ones body and being.

I offer a safe and sacred space with respectful and deep listening that you may remember.

Lorie-Ann Martin (Cheendana) MT is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 1985. Osho Craniosacral Balancing in India at the Humaniversity 1992 and has studies with Rosita Arvigo from 1998-2002. Ongoing studies in womens health, herbology, osteopathy and healing. Workshops are being offered in Maya Abdominal and Uterine Massage aswell as Breast Care. Call for more information.

139 Union Street Berwick at Valley Naturopathic Clinic
1199 Russia Road at my home

For an appointment call 902-538-8544

Fees: Sessions are $75 for a one hour session and $100 for an hour and a half session.

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Avalon Gardens
Tel: 902-538-8544   Email:
1199 Russia Rd, Canada Creek, NS, Canada  B0P 1V0