SELF CARE AS PART OF YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY
WELCOME TO BALANCE THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK
Offering a variety of advanced therapies including Lymphatic Decongestive Treatment, CranioSacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage and Reiki. A large part of our focus is on supporting your lymphatic and nervous system by clearing and optimizing detoxification pathways to increase immunity, reduce inflammation, decrease pain and improve overall well being.
Conditions we help support include:
- Fibromyalgia, chronic pain and auto-immune disorders
- Detoxification, cleansing and inflammation support
- Hormone imbalances
- Muscle and tendon strain
- Post surgery healing
- Post cancer treatment support
- Environmental toxicity exposure
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and a vital part of the immune system. It is responsible for collecting and moving toxins out of the body via the flow of lymphatic fluid through vessels and nodes. Unfortunately, lymphatic flow can stagnate due to swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, fatigue, emotional shock, age, and more.
When lymphatic circulation slows down, the regeneration of cells becomes less effective, which allows toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, creating blockages and further restricting the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. This stagnation of cells leads to increased inflammation and pain.
Together we will create a treatment plan to support your health and wellness goals. We are always striving to educate clients in taking control of their own health through diet, exercise, daily habits, at home self care, supplements and regular bodywork sessions.
We look forward to becoming part of your healthcare support team and to help you find balance in your body, mind and spirit.
Our table is ADA compliant.
Born and raised in Spain for the first 20 years of my life, I was exposed to many different cultures, languages and wellness therapies by my mother who has been in the healing and bodywork world for over 25 years.
My initial degree is in International Hospitality Management which provided an incredible foundation to my career path. After many years in the hospitality industry, I decided to go back to school to get my Massage Therapy license. I have been in practice since 2013 and have worked in a variety of different settings including physical therapy, home health, hospitals and end of life support.
My upbringing, my travels and my own continued healing journey have shown me the importance of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, intentional touch and human connection.
Shelby has been practicing intuitive bodywork since 2013. Shelby’s personal journey of healing and wellness practices drew her to massage and bodywork. She earned her massage therapy certification from Sage School of Massage in Bend.
Her practice is an integration of various advanced modalities including deep tissue, myofascial release, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, Reiki, Craniosacral and clinical massage.Each session with Shelby is a personalized experience drawing upon her technical expertise and perceptive intuition.
Practicing and studying yoga for over a decade, and a previous instructor of Barre & Pilates. Shelby sees an ideal balance between realigning the body’s patterns of movement through massage and self-care while rebuilding these habits healthfully through mindful fitness.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"
LYMPHATIC DECONGESTIVE THERAPY
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. It is thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
This therapy is deeply relaxing and beneficial in supporting patients experiencing:
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Fibromyalgia and chronic pain
- Whiplash and neck pain
- Sleep issues
- Anxiety and depression
This signature treatment combines manual lymphatic drainage, lymphatic enhancement therapy using the Lymphstar Pro® and an optional thermal wrapped infrared sauna session to help clear your detoxification pathways supporting your liver, gallbladder and digestive system. We utilize a blend of custom essential oils to support your lymphatic system and incorporate facial and scalp massage in addition to reflex points on the feet to encourage elimination of toxins.
Benefits of Lymphatic Decongestive Treatment include:
- Strengthening the immune system
- Cleanse and detox support
- Reduce inflammation
- Improved digestion
- Healthier skin and reduction of cellulite
Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm. Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Regular massage can enhance health, providing relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and balancing aspects of body, mind and spirit.
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique and is used as a complementary or alternative health approach. Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used as a way to manage symptoms and improve general well-being.
In alternative medicine, Reiki is used as a support for a variety of health conditions, such as: chronic pain, stress, recovery from surgery, side effects of chemotherapy or radiation from cancer treatment, improving immunity, depression, anxiety and enhancing a sense of peace in people who are dying.
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Bend Wellness Collective
19800 Village Office Ct.
Bend, OR 97702
Tel: 541 - 419 - 3343