An add on wellness session with our holistic practitioner/therapist to enhance ones emotional mental health further, in the comfort of Uniq Creations.
We blend our practices to serve you the best holistic wellness care possible in the luxury of one space, hopefully within the same timeframe too!
FEATURING - Carly & Virginia Ex: 60 mins massage with Carly then harmonize BCST service with Virginia to restore nervous system health for emotional support, mental focus, sleep habits & lowering stress.
45 MINUTE SESSION - $50 IN ADDITION TO ..
This wellness session is a blend of services to ensure you receive what your body is asking for, what your health is ready to receive and connecting all the dots in between.
Energetically, emotional mental health and cellular/organ relationships to free up sluggish systems so you may soon experience physical weightlessness and ease on a daily basis.
This may include a single holistic wellness session along with essential oils/aromatherapy, sound essence sprays, singing bowls, pendulum testing of chakra energy centers, functional/somatic movement exercises, breathwork & positive thought integration OR any combination thereof.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) is a profound, yet subtle and gentle approach which utilizes the human body’s natural ability to heal itself. The central nervous system has a lot of influence over your health and well-being. Few body systems have more impact on the CNS than the craniosacral system – the soft tissues and fluid that surround and protect your brain and spinal cord. The body absorbs stresses and strains over time and our body's can only endure so much before the tissues begin to tighten and affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in the body.
Since CranioSacral Therapy is so gentle, it is safe wellness session for virtually anyone, including infants, elderly, chronically ill people, pregnant women, and children. There are a few times, however, where CST is not advisable. Please check with your doctor upon proceeding. Contraindications: Any condition where a change of intracranial pressure would be harmful. *Immediately after a recent stroke or aneurysm. *A recent unevaluated closed head injury.
BCST is about restoring the nervous system back into a state of balance with subtle rhythms of movement that are natural expressions of health. A therapists' calm centered presence aids a resourced nervous system to innately guides itself to remember its' optimal function. Sensing this safety, ones' system begins to unfold and reorganize towards a more communicative state. Trauma from pre-conditional forces such as accidents, whiplash, illness, birth affects and psycho-emotional or social experiences can disentangle from the body without disrupting these delicate internal environments. BCST encourages these natural, fluid systems to reestablish a harmonious, whole body flow for improved long term wellness including emotional mental health aspects. The recipient is fully clothed during the session.
After a series of treatments which vary for each individuals system, due to their life experiences, clients report coming into more emotional mental health or a relationship with their own body between 3-5 sessions at a minimum.
* BCST clears restrictions or held energy in the tissues of the body.
* BCST assists better sleep patterns, mental clarity and personal focus.
* BCST encourages physical longevity, emotional stability and energized life.
* BCST improves whole nervous system and immune health with organ functionality.
“When I started working with Virginia, it felt like my life was falling apart. Virginia's Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions really helped me process and work through a lot of stress, mental blocks and panic. Virginia is fantastic, I highly recommend her for self healing, craniosacral treatments.” – Janis B., 26 years Legal Assistant Calgary
Our holistic practitioner applies reflexology and or zone therapy techniques on the feet to encourage the body’s natural healing capability by supporting the following below:
* rejuvenating life force / energy potency
* digestion / elimination / lymph flow
* assimilation / blood circulation
We advise you drink plenty of water after, to continue flushing toxins & clearing the sensation of stagnant energy.
Contraindications: It is advised to check in with your doctor and perhaps a Registered Aromatherapist for further precautions in your individual situation of wellness concern and possible allergic response.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Here is some lineage of the findings of zone therapy technique. Through research, Dr. Ersdal was able to chart the human anatomy as it relates to these “points” on the foot. He charted the entire physiology including the brain, blood and lymph circulation, and musculature. This method utilizes the feet’s natural “signal” system to establish balance, elevate your life energy and renew cells in the body. Now known as Reflexology.
ESSENTIAL OIL INFORMATION: If you are thinking about creating a habit that includes the use of essential oils, keep in mind that you take all measures to assess your wellness needs, to make informed decisions about essential oils, aromatherapy and what benefits essential oils may support you. Ask and be advised by your medical doctor for your personal emotional mental health assurances.
What Is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic essential oils derived from plants for the purpose of enhancing the well-being of one's physical or psychological health. To create essential oils, the natural oils in certain plants are extracted and distilled, resulting in an extremely concentrated product packed with healing benefits. Essential oils engage a response in the brain that sends messages to the body. By inhaling essential oils, nerves in the nose, trigger powerful brain responses. Similarly, topical application (with a carrier oil) allows these essential oils to quickly enter the bloodstream by being absorbed through skin tissue. DoTerra has very specific quality reassurance process from start to finish, to ensure their products. These may be offered in a Thai Massage Bodywork session also.
The recipients back and feet are exposed in order to apply the essential oils, lying face down on a massage table. As an old holistic system of health, known for its light tough techniques & clinical approach, it enhances emotional mental health through the recipients’ central nervous system, optimal immune system & organ function related to spinal connectivity, whole body renewal & re-balancing, positively supporting the body’s healthy autonomic function, giving wellness opportunity to unwind and let go of residual possible toxic build up that the body was unable to release fully on its' own.
* fluid tissue gains more elasticity, improving blood flow and circulation
* regular sessions offers opportunity for muscles to regain their normal resting length
* tension disappears, joint mobility is restored and gives access to a healthy life with freedom
* muscles are the ultimate target, but fibrotic connective tissue/fascia health is key to vitality
* Visible or obvious conditions - EX; include open wounds, broken bones, skin conditions, open sores, burns, sprains and other injuries, and advanced pregnancy (visible big belly).
* Not visible or less obvious conditions (to you or the therapist) - EX; are cancer, MS or Parkinson's in early stages, high blood pressure, nerve pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, blood clots, first trimester pregnancy, heart problems, implants, joint replacements and others.
A uniq blend of elemental techniques of Acupressure, Therapeutic Yoga, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Physiotherapy, Meditation, Energy healing as holistic therapies for wellness. You lye on a covered mat on the floor or a massage table, fully clothed except for shoes. Sometimes with the use of aromatherapy, although it is less traditional.
'Thais believe that good health and freedom from pain result from the unhindered flow of vital energies through the body's connective tissues and with regular, cumulative Thai yoga massage sessions, muscles resume their normal resting length, which deceives the brain into 'thinking' that all is well and it reduces chronic tightness, increases circulation and for joint mobility restoration. It is said to free the trapped energy vortexes or holding patterns where tension and pain reside'.
This session works hand in hand with Acupuncture, Acupressure or TCM, enhancing emotional mental health.
Fully clothed, your Thai Practitioner Virginia, may use her thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet, knees and even shins to press body parts and connective tissue. When your Thai Practitioner is satisfied that the soft tissues have been adequately pressed, stretching begins. This may be the active participation of a yogic nature that influences the Thai Practitioners training and skill. Virginia is well known for her light touch wellness sessions which host a slow fluid rhythm or flow, so as to allow your natural system to adapt to self activating one's Relaxation Response. Your breathing is monitored and guided at times. Recipients who commit to regular Uniq Thai Yoga Bodywork ( 2x per month ) are amazed at long term results and show excitement to the emotional mental health of their new found body.
Gentle, nurturing yoga postures which support letting go, receiving & offer a sense of grounding while crystal alchemy sound bowls align to harmonize chakra energy centers, led & infused entirely by Virginia.
Alternating Friday's at 5:45 - 7 pm / $35
Mats are provided. Please bring a blanket, pillow & water.
Pre-book 403.918.8474 Doors open 15 mins before. Park behind building in stalls 24/25/27 or Visitor or Street
Led by Virginia, this class offers dynamic movements to encourage your tight tissue/body to create slip, loosen up and lengthen in order to softly, hold and settle into a longer position to which traditional yin yoga is known for. A Lunch time wellness class.
Mats available & sanitized after use.
Pre-book 403.918.8474 Doors open 15 mins before. Park behind building in stalls 24/25/27 or Visitor or Street
Somatic Movements are designed to slowly & voluntarily teach the brain & body to move with ease, freedom and grace. While embracing many rest stages so as to help reset proper functional movements. This helps our brain send out messages of wiring & firing together, in our daily life activity.
Mats available & sanitized after use. Pre-book 403.918.8474 Doors open 15 mins before. Park behind in stalls 24/25/27 or Visitor
While the dynamic movements create an elasticity & length, the longer held postures of yin are much more accessible to rest deeply. Carly & I offer massage techniques within the areas of the hips, lower back, feet, to encourage more blood flow & circulation to nurture your body even more! 75 mins / $30 each for the bundle or $35 per individual class
Mats available & sanitized after use. Pre-book 403.918.8474 Doors open 15 mins prior. Park behind in stalls 24/25/27 or Visitor
Our boutique Calgary studio for Holistic Therapies, Wellness Practices & Therapeutic Movement features a spacious, comfy client lounge, groups 14- 20 seated, 12 standing/mat use & semi/privates. 14 Chairs, Mats + Yoga props available, full kit, WiFi, private baths & 3 parking stalls + Visitor.
Please inquire at 403.918.8474
Increased coordination, balance and proprioception
Safe, Self care tools as an alternative to drugs or surgery
Release/management of neuromuscular pain (chronic/acute)
Improve mobility, stability, strength, flexibility, posture, self-confidence
Hanna Somatics® is effective at assisting chronic aches and associations with : headaches / held cranial tension neck, shoulder and back pain repetitive patterns / injuries poor posture and habits, accidents, traumas and whiplash frozen shoulder syndrome
“Somatics” is the study of the self from the perspective of one’s lived experience, encompassing the dimensions of body, psyche, and spirit. - Thomas Hanna
Well-known methods of somatic education include Clinical Somatic Education (also known as Hanna Somatic Education), Gentle Somatic Yoga ( Thomas Hanna Somatics ) the Feldenkrais Method and the Alexander Technique. Many include the use of hands-on movements, guided by a certified practitioner and self-care movements, practiced by the student on a regular basis at home. Our role is to empower students to take responsibility for themselves by repeating the tools so change is sustained over a long term regime, improving their posture, movement and function cumulatively in their lives.
We experience Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA) when the brain forgets how to relax tight, contracted muscles that are, in effect, on “cruise control. ”The Sensory and Motor Cortex" are area of systems in your brain that receive information from the environment and allow us to respond accordingly through movement. As we experience stress in various forms, we develop habits that result in storing pain and tension subconsciously. In effect, the brain forgets how to move the muscles and also forgets which muscles are contributing to the pain, therefore muscles stay contracted. What to Expect : Somatics is incredibly safe with its approach of gentleness, listening to the body’s signals while movement takes place. The important technique we use, called “pandiculation” is very slow, controlled voluntary motion. This slowness is the fastest way to change the signals from brain to muscle and the pace enhances strengthening. Pause and rest after movement flows, encourages the brain to reset and calibrate while repetition solidifies the healthy pattern of movement. It brings the muscles to optimum resting length and function.
“ Hello there, at 34 years old I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease after encountering severe stiffness and difficulties using my arm, as well as noticing a change in my otherwise pleasant disposition. Virginia's name came up via a local support group and the abbreviations BCST. So I looked into this form of treatment called Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and saw her the following week. I was a bit skeptical at first but after the first couple of sessions my mind and body were put at ease by her touch and ability to connect and sense how I felt and where I was not well. I would leave feeling like I had the ability to sleep that night, after not sleeping properly for days during my medication trial and error phase. Overall I felt my mood was elevated, my body was more balanced and I was less tense. I would highly recommend her to anybody looking to improve their quality of life, Illness or not. Her training and genuine concern for your well-being are immediately apparent from the first session and the benefits follow. Keep up the good work; you have a great skill set that has to be experienced. Thank you” - Richard, Former Manager
I am a horse trainer assistant and am always shoveling and taking care of the horses, noticeably from my right side, as Virginia pointed out after assessing my posture. I showed her that my right thumb couldn't fold into my palm, due to repetitive work patterns. I was shocked when Virginia educated me on these slow movements and the effects on brain rewiring. Within 3 minutes of completing a hand exercise with her assistance, she had me rest for a few breathes. I was in complete awe when we retested and that I gained an 80% range of movement of my thumb. Thank you so much for your knowledge and training in Somatics so I can take home these self-care tools. I promise to remember to do a little each day to reprogram my bad habits. - Kendra, 28 year old female Victoria, BC
I am a banking executive who had a car accident 18 months ago and I'm in severe pain on my left side. Virginia explained how my nervous system was likely in hyper-arousal and how the calming affects of BCST and Somatics benefited her system after her MVA. She assessed my range of motion in my left hand and shoulder, then applied a few movements while I concentrated on a smooth slowing exhale. She interrupted me with purpose, had me inhale and exhale again until it was smooth. We paused for regular breaths and then retested my range. Much to my surprise I had more ease and flexibility in squeezing my hand and then the tightness at my neck and shoulder had decreased from an 8 to a 5. All of this in a matter of 20 minutes at a trade show!! Thanks Virginia for making me feel safe and giving me hope. - Vicky, 58 years old