At AZRI we integrate therapeutic massage by Dr. Caitlyn Dlugas with other therapy treatments to maximize results for our clients. We have seen remarkable results with their integrated treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, sexual trauma and relationship problems.
Dr. Dlugas uses The Graston Technique to provide cranial sacral massage and myofascial release to one partner while she assists the other partner in learning some of the techniques she is using. She provides treatments to each partner, but also instructs each partner in how to provide relief from muscle tension and to use touch as a means of healing each other. Dr. Dlugas provides a full, complex therapeutic treatment to each partner but also teaches them simple ways they can contribute to each other’s healing throughout the week. Partners are explicitly taught these massage techniques to break up the facia, calcifications and scarring that has occurred as a part of the body’s stress response. These simple, but effective, massage techniques give partners a new, concrete way of reaching and receiving physically in a manner that is nurturing and facilitates each other’s healing. Touch then becomes experienced and incorporated into their repertoire of co-regulating, soothing and healing one another. Former fight, flight, or freeze responses to touch become rewired and transformed into a healing release from tension and pain. The partner becomes experienced as an agent of healing and a facilitator of freedom from pain and fear.