Kari Schwager has been Flow Studio’s in-house Massage Therapist since 2008 and offers our clients the following therapeutic massage services:
Visceral Manipulation (VM) addresses “viscera” the tissue surrounding the internal organs. The organs and viscera just like other structures in the body (bones, muscles, nerves, fascia) are always in motion. When you breathe, walk, stretch and move, your organs have to move in your chest and abdomen. And just like other structures, the viscera to can become restricted as a result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury causing a cascade of effects throughout the body. VM is beneficial for many disorders including back, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, whiplash, seatbelt injuries, bloating, constipation, acid reflux, pelvic pain, incontinence, post-surgical scar tissue.
Gua sha and cupping are ancient healing techniques addressing both acute and chronic pain often caused by stagnation of blood in the area. Gua sha uses a smooth-edged instrument to apply short or long strokes on the skin, typically in the area of pain or on the back parallel to the spine. While cupping uses glass cups and suction to break up stagnation, promote the smooth flow of blood, thereby relieving pain. Other conditions addressed include asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains, and muscle spasms.
To schedule an alternative therapy appointment, contact Kari Schwager directly.
Kari Contact Information
☏ (402) 730-2654