In your session with Tamar, you may experience several different bodywork modalities. Tamar assesses your situation and designs your session to best address your needs.
- Spiraling Deep Tissue Massage: The Aston-patterning® approach to massage is to respect the three dimensionality of the body. Aston massage is specific, accurate and flowing. It is deep without being compressive.
- Connective Tissue/myofascial work: These are hands on techniques that specifically address the connective tissue in the body or fascia. Fascia is everywhere in the body and can become restricted in ways that effect the entire structure. Working with the fascia can be very gentle or more intense, but always within a client's tolerance.
- Cranial work, visceral and neural work: Just as a fascial restriction in your shoulder can affect the whole structure so can restrictions in the head or abdominal cavities or in and around nerves. These areas can't be ignored if the goal is to find whatever tugs and pulls in the connective tissue matrix may be affecting the whole.
- Movement coaching, ergonomics and fitness consulting: Tamar may teach specific exercises. She may discuss with you how you sit in your car or at your desk and give you suggestions as to how you may make changes in these activities or other activities. She may also look at stretches or exercises you are currently doing and give alternative options for achieving the same goals.
- The Aston approach: No matter what technique Tamar is using, her hands are always shaped by the influence of Aston-patterning®. That means emphasizing accuracy. Tamar's work involves feeling which areas need to be addressed, superficial or deep, and contacting those places in the most effective way.
- Active Isolated Stretching: Active Isolated Stretching is a facilitated stretching method developed by Aaron Mattes. This approach involves repetitive and specific targeting of various muscle groups. The "Active" in Active Isolated stretching means that the client is doing a lot of the work in this method. Is it extremely effective in increasing the resting length of the muscle, thereby reducing tension and muscle imbalances.
- Lymphatic drainage: Lymphatic drainage is an extremely gentle and slow technique which facilitates the flow of lymphatic fluid through the body.