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Celestial Body Work

Dr. Griego uses therapeutic massage and bodywork to help reset the autonomic nervous system and induce a parasympathetic nervous system state.

The autonomic nervous system has two operating modes, one is the Sympathetic the other is Parasympathetic.

The sympathetic nervous system is known as the fight or flight mode which helps us during high stress emergency situations like running from a bear or fighting to defend our lives.

The parasympathetic is known as the rest and digest mode which helps us fall asleep and digest our food. A normally functioning nervous system will be able to move easily between these two states much like shifting gears in your car. Unfortunately the "gears" can get stuck in high gear (sympathetic state) and they have trouble down shifting into the lower gears (parasympathetic state).

How does this lead to pain or anxiety?

Chronic pain and stress are some common causes for getting stuck in a hyper-vigilant state (sympathetic) leading to more pain and even anxiety. Both states of being are important but parasympathetic is especially important in terms of healing pain, sleep or digestive disturbance. The body can only heal when it is in parasympathetic mode, which is why achieving this state during treatment is essential to positive change.

What to expect during a treatment

During each treatment she uses a use multiple hand medicine modalities such as Craniosacral, Core Syncronism, Polarity Therapy, Marma Vital Energy Points, Acupressure points and Medical massage to help the body shift into a parasympathetic state.

She also uses flower essences and essential oils to promote relaxation and healing.

Treatment goals

  • Improve Digestion
  • Improve Sleep
  • Improve Mental Clarity
  • Improve Structure and Function
  • Increase Strength and Mobility
  • Improve Balance
  • Reduce Pain
  • Improve Circulation
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Improve Postural Imbalance
  • Cultivate Inner Peace
  • Reduce Nervous Tension
  • Cultivation of Joy