Treatments

Marie Tarentino, a licensed Physical Therapist, has a holistic approach providing a variety of therapeutic treatments to support the needs of her clients within traditional practices.  Marie’s holistic approach includes Myofascial Release therapy, a gentle hands-on soft tissue technique, CranioSacral therapy, a non-invasive therapy to release restrictions within the body, Neural Manipulation a means to identify and treat our body’s communication pathways, Visceral Manipulation therapy that supports the healthy function of the viscera (your internal organs), SomataEmotional Release therapy, a holistic mind-body treatment that releases absorbed memories of past trauma and unresolved emotional experiences, along with Reiki, energy healing.  Each treatment performed is centered around reaching optimal health and well-being.

Treatment sessions will consist of a combination of manual therapy techniques to encourage the release of restrictions within the body, to maximize your healing experience and promote over-all well-being. A session may include a combination of gentle holistic non-invasive light touch therapies such as Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation, Visceral Manipulation, Somatoemotional Release, and other traditional physical therapy techniques, such as Integrative Dry Needling (IDM), cupping and soft tissue mobilization.

 
 
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Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR):

Fascia is a continuous thin sheath of tissue encompassing every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as our internal organs, brain, and spinal cord.  It has an appearance similar to a spider’s web and is connected throughout the body without interruption, thus providing an entire body connection from head to toe.  The fascial restrictions or dysfunction can lead to symptoms such as increased pain, headaches, and loss of motion affecting our flexibility, stability, and decrease our tolerance to withstand stress in order to perform daily activities.

Myofascial Release Therapy is a gentle hands-on soft tissue technique for the treatment of fascial restrictions of muscle skeletal immobility and pain.  It involves applying gentle sustained pressure to release muscular shortness and tightness in order to restore motion and eliminate pain.  It improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates the stretch in our muscles, providing healing with reduction of pain, helping our bodies to reach the goal of optimal health and well being.

 
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CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

Our bodies encounter stresses and strains throughout the day.  These often cause our body’s tissue to tighten and disrupt different systems in our bodies such as our CranioSacral (CS) system, the flow of cerebral spinal fluid from our skull to our spine.  These disruptions to our system form tension around the brain and spinal cord, resulting in restrictions and creating a barrier to the health of our central nervous system.

CranioSacral Therapy  (CST) is a non-invasive, alternative therapy treatment that uses light-touch to locate and release such restrictions within the body.  CranioSacral therapy techniques help to release the stressors and strains deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction, ultimately improving the flow of the cerebral spinal fluid, in order for us to achieve optimal health and functional mobility.

Learn more about CranioSacral Therapy by visiting http://www.upledger.com

 
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Visceral Manipulation Therapy

“The purpose of Visceral Manipulation is to recreate, harmonize and increased proprioceptive communication in the body to enhance its internal mechanism for better health.” – Jean-Pierre Barral, D.

Visceral Manipulation Therapy is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone, and tissue motion of the viscera (our internal organs such as the stomach, intestines, kidneys, and liver ), and their connective tissue.  Our organs lose their normal motion when they become inflamed such as when there is an infection, trauma, poor diet, environmental toxins, and emotional stress.  Visceral manipulation is a gentle technique that will help in the body return to normal function, restoring better physiologic motion, which will in turn improve over-all well-being and optimal health.

Learn more about Visceral Manipulation Therapy by visiting http://www.barralinstitute.com/about/vm.php

 
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Neural Manipulation (NM):

Our nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.  The nervous system is our bodies communication pathway.  When our nervous system is not working properly, dysfunction and pain can occur.

Neural Manipulation: is a way to locate restrictions or dysfunction and their effects on the rest of the body.  The gentle-light touch therapy of NM techniques can help re-establish the communication pathways in the body, to help restore and improve over-all health and well-being.

Learn more about Neural Manipulation by visiting http://www.barralinstitute.com/about/vm.php

 
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SomatoEmotional Release Therapy (SER)

SomatoEmotional Release Therapy (SER) is a therapeutic process that helps release anything unresolved that keeps manifesting itself in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life. Memories of past trauma and unresolved emotional experiences can be “absorbed” by our tissue, hindering our ability to fully heal.  SomatoEmotional Release therapy is a holistic mind-body approach to help heal these residual effects from the mind, body, and spirit.  Through SomatoEmotional Release, you can gain insight as to how trauma and unresolved emotional experiences are influencing your physical and emotional health.  It helps to release emotions such as sadness, anger, depression, anxiety, and fear that you may have had buried within your body, working towards the goal to achieve the grace of ultimate healing.

Many times, the gentle non-invasive manual techniques of Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Neural Manipulation, and Visceral Manipulation, facilitate a SomatoEmotional Release of the tissue memory in order for the greatest gift of healing to reach optimal health and well-being.

Learn more about SomatoEmotional Release Therapy by visiting http://www.upledger.com

 
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Reiki Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation promoting healing. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy to the patient by means of touch, activating the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Learn more about Reiki by visiting https://www.reiki.org

 
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Integrative Dry Needling (IDN):

Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of Physical Therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.  Unlike acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), IDN is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.  The mechanical and neuromuscular effects of Integrative Dry Needling provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

Learn more about Integrative Dry Needling (IDN) by visiting http://integrativedryneedling.com

 
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CUPPING:

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine to dispel stagnant blood and lymph to therefore improve qi flow and blood flow.  It is believed to promote the removal of harmful substances and toxins in the body to promote healing.   The technique consists of special cups being placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.  This suction creates a vacuum causing your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand.  The cups can be left static  in place or dynamic by moving them along the skin such as for the purpose of a deep tissue massage for a muscle spasm.  

Purpose: help with pain, inflammation , blood flow, relaxation and well-being, as a type of deep tissue massage.

 
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Traditional Physical Therapy Techniques:

Traditional physical therapy techniques may be indicated at any point during a session.  This may include treatment techniques such as: muscle energy techniques, strain-counterstrain, positional release, soft tissue mobilization, cupping, biomechanics and functional stretching and strengthening exercise, along with KinesioTaping techniques as indicated.

Treatment Sessions:
Initial Evaluation Visit: Adult: 60 mins, Child (0-12y/o): 45-50 mins
Subsequent Session:  Adult: 50 mins, Child (0-12y/o): 30 mins

Upon arrival, you will enter into the beautifully renovated shared suite of 4 independent office spaces with a common waiting area.  My office is the first one on the right-hand side.

Your first one-on-one session will consist of an initial evaluation intake and assessment.   You will fill out the paperwork only during the initial visit.  The initial evaluation will also include the beginning of your light-touch, hands-on treatment sessions.  The full initial visit will last a total of 60 minutes for adults, and 45 minutes for children.  Subsequent treatment sessions will be similar to the initial treatment session, consisting of a combination of therapies to encourage the release of restrictions within the body, to maximize your healing experience and promote over-all health and well-being lasting 50 minutes for adults and 30-45 minutes for children.

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Any treatment session may include a combination of gentle holistic non-invasive light touch therapy techniques such as Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy techniques, Neural Manipulation, Visceral Manipulation Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, and other traditional physical therapy techniques, such as IDN, cupping, soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, positional release, and general stretching/exercise as indicated.

Please come dressed in comfortable loose fitting clothing such as yoga pants, shorts, or sports pants, a sleeveless shirt or tank top, and a zip sweater, just in case you become cold.  If I am in a session, my door will be closed with sign indicating I am currently treating.  When the session is complete, the client has left, and room has been prepared for you, I will come and  welcomed into a warm, calm, safe environment to begin your journey of healing to achieve optimal health and well-being.

 

How Treatment Will Help?

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Treatment will: 

  • Locate and release dysfunctions within the body that lead to pain.

  • Help alleviate aches, pains, and strains improving the body’s ability to self-care

  • Decreased stress within the body by increasing relaxation of mind and body.

  • Assist and enhance the immune system

  • Improve over-all health and well-being with helping to maintain good physical and mental health

 

Who will benefit?

Anyone who has and is suffering from unresolved, persistent pain/muscle tightness/fatigue/anxiety/depression and more, where traditional therapies may have plateaued or failed.  Anyone who is seeking a non-judgmental, gentle hands-on approach to healing.

Anyone suffering from these examples of physical conditions: 

  • MS/Parkinson’s Disease

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Post-Mastectomy

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

  • Pre & Post Reconstructive surgery

  • Pre & Post-Partum Issues

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • TMJ

  • Women’s Health Issues

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Adhesions/Painful Scars

  • After Trauma

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Autism/PPD

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Connective Tissue Disorder

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches/Migraines/Concussion

  • IBS

  • Joint Pain

And many other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and dysfunctions, or simply for over-all, optimal health

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