Hello loves and happy Sunday! It has been relaxation station over here at the Whittington Chateau since it is our one year anniversary weekend! We’ve done everything from pedicures, fancy dinner, shopping, and something called a Postural Integration Therapy Massage! I know what you are thinking, “What is THAT?!” But trust me, our massage therapist Jenna Eastersling at Essential Healing Health and Wellness Center made the whole experience delightful!
Tension is who you think you should be, Relaxation is who you are.Chinese Proverb
What is Postural Integration Therapy?
This is the official term for the type of therapy that utilizes Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains model to help in a variety of situations. Whether you have an existing or past injury that still causes pain, have tightness in or struggle with posture, or just are looking for a way to restore and align your muscles and soft tissue. Jenna Easterling is the Massage Therapist on staff at Essential Healing Health and Wellness Center, located right off the highway in Lake Dallas. Her one hour massage consists of stretching and deep diaphragmatic breathing to facilitate that postural alignment. Jenna’s main goal with every session is to ensure your muscles are aligned and stay aligned! She helps get the body unstuck from the old movement patterns and helps increase good blood flow which will assist brain-body connection, relieve pain, and more.
This is what to expect…
When you walk into Essential Healing, depending on your appointment time, you will be greeted by a friendly receptionist. While you wait for your appointment to begin, you can peruse the centers selection of Young Living essential oils and products. This is one of my favorite things Essential Healing does, they strictly only use natural products in all of their offices. No chemicals, at all. The entire experience from start to finish is built on a holistic mindset of ideals and products.
Once you enter into the office where the therapy happens, you get to pick from a variety of oils that will be defused during your appointment. It really helps set the mood and get the mind ready for total relaxation! Since this is a therapy, Jenna sends paperwork over before your session so she can get to know what your goals are with the therapy. Whether its healing an old injury, releasing tension, or just overall better muscle balance, having this idea helps Jenna know how to treat you better!
Once the massage starts, Jenna works from the ground force up. This means, she starts working to realign your feet, to legs, to hips, to back, then shoulders and neck. By starting where we have the most connection to grounding energy, she is able to see where we are aligned, or misaligned, in our whole body. This can be as simple as looking at how your feet naturally fall! My feet had a slight point inward, this was partially due to a past ankle injury, but also because my Superficial Front Lines. After Jenna worked on both of my legs, and some muscles actually popped back into place, my feet were back in normal upright position! My husbands had a large lateral line imbalance, so his feet were at a wide 2nd position. After Jenna worked on him, his feet were resting straight up again!
Both my husband and I felt like we could run a marathon after our therapy session! Jenna worked on a few other injuries I had, from a pulled spiral lines muscle from playing Baritone, to my ankle injuries. And she even worked on my husbands bicep tendinitis, making his mobility in that arm better than its been in years after just one visit! For me, I felt taller, more relaxed, and more at ease than I have in a long time.
I would highly recommend trying at least one session with Jenna Easterling at Essential Healing Health and Wellness center. Your body is realigned in ways you never though possible after just one appointment! Plus, for me, just the mental awareness it provided. I now understand where my body gets out of line due to past injuries, as well as what I can do to keep it in line as long as possible. Jenna does a great job at making you feel comfortable, relaxed, and welcome in the environment. Complete with an after care worksheet with homework for you to do between each session, I 100% recommend Postural Integration Therapy for anyone!
Want to try out a session for yourself? You can schedule an appointment for yourself here. Want to vote Essential Healing Health and Wellness Center as Best of Denton County?! Vote here, in category #63: Best Wellness Studio in Denton County.