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Specializing in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

All About Thepeacefulheart.com

Thepeacefulheart.com is an all purpose massage and spiritual healing practice serving the southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois area for some time now. Run by Carla Gorsky, this healing clinic offers a wide range of personal healing options from structural massage therapy to realigning of chakras and the energies contained within. The healing center is mobile and takes in clients at their office, as well as offering a range of programs intended to improve corporate and small business wellness.

Massage Libertyville

Massage is an ancient practice dating back thousands of years as even early humans learned that something as simple as manual manipulation of bones and soft tissues could do wonders for the body as a whole. Putting pressure on the human body and acting on that pressure sounds somewhat counter intuitive, but the human body is a complex and at time bizarre thing that reacts to outside pressure in surprising ways. One particularly surprising way is that a manual manipulation of its structure, from the feet all the way up to the neck, is an amazing way to promote relaxation and with it, mental well being.

While massage is not a replacement for serious medical treatment, those who can manage a good massage swear by its comforting qualities and the overall effect it has on their mental stability. In these treatments, the client lays or sits down in a specialized seat, followed by the masseuse applying very specific pressure to very specific parts of the body to improve an overall sense of relaxation. Because a good deal of mental pressure is wrapped up in the strains of the body itself, relieving tension and strain in the muscles, bones and joints really does have a noticeable effect on the state of the human mind.

Massage Therapy Libertyville

This is where the field of massage therapy originates. A gentle yet forceful massage session, performed with some regularity, do impressive things to a person's mental well being. At thepeacefulheart.com, Carla's massage practice is based on the Esalen massage techniques, which focus on a wide range of comforting techniques. This type of massage calms the nervous system and encourages the circulation of blood and lymph through out the body, as well as boosting energy levels. While the client will have to give permission first, the massage therapy offered can also become a deep massage, which will tend to muscle aches and pains, in addition to purging lactic acids from inside the muscular tissue itself.

It is something of an all around massage therapy, which is intended to create a more complete healing environment that includes calming, soothing music and scents that calm the mind rather than exciting it. By creating this environment, a good massage therapy session will kick start the body into producing endorphins that cause the brain to feel a sense of comfort and pleasure, as well as subtly energizing the body when it otherwise feels strain. It is an altered state of consciousness that is pleasurable, safe and peaceful, opening the mind to seeing things from a less frantic viewpoint than the hectic modern world typically allows.

Therapeutic Massage Libertyville

A therapeutic massage is a single session of massage therapy intended to provide the client with a bit of peace of mind as pressure and tension is relieved from their body and with it, relieved from their minds. The Esalen therapeutic massage in particular is based on Swedish massage and the work of Charlotte Selver, a noted music educator whose innovations in sensory awareness proved pivotal in a number of health fields. Therapeutic massage, while again not a substitute for serious medical care, can be a powerful supplemental therapy to help make life with a number of ailments more bearable, ranging from chronic pain to depression to anxiety.

This type of therapeutic healing works by gently rocking the body to bring it into a place where it can begin to heal itself. From there, the massage therapist works the body with passive joint exercises to bring the joints into a less strained state and to prepare it for the next steps. From there, the therapist performs a deep structural massage on the muscles and the joints alike to bring both into a better balance that both relieves tension and boosts the energy of the person receiving it. This technique originated in the Esalen Institute of Big Sur, California, a non-profit group dedicated to a wide range of activities intended to boost personal growth and self awareness.

On Site Massage Libertyville

Thepeacefulheart.com offers not only massage services to those willing to make the trip out to their place of business, but the proprieter and masseuse Carla Gorsky is also willing to go out to her clients to give massage therapy at their homes and places of business. While this will cost more, some people do find that a good massage in a familiar place does more for them than a massage in an unfamiliar place. Familiarity is after all more comfortable, and Carla acknowledges that, making her services a mobile operation rather than always expecting her clients to come to her. The full range of services is available both at her office and wherever else a client may need her healing services.

Carla offers her massage services to sections of Illinois and Wisconsin. In Illinois, she is willing to travel to Libertyville, Libertyville, Libertyville, Libertyville, Libertyville, Libertyville and Libertyville. In the state of Wisconsin, she is willing to travel as far afield as Libertyville, Delavan, Libertyville and Fontana, as well as the areas immediately surrounding those locations. While it is a stereotype that the rural midwest is calm and relaxing, daily life anywhere in the modern world can be quite manic and stressful, and Carla is willing to take her work where it is needed most, whether it's to tend to chronic pain, regular anxiety or stress reduction.

Masseuse Libertyville

The masseuse behind thepeacefulheart.com is Carla Gorsky, a masseuse who has been in the private practice of providing therapeutic massages and spiritual healing since 1979 and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Her specialty is chronic pain and has a number of clients who swear by her work at relieving their constant pain. However, her healing services can tend to a wide range of problems in the mind and body and she stands by her work in not just massage but also in Sufi teaching, energy awareness, spiritual growth, heart meditation and on a more light hearted note, she has also developed a unique mind, body and spirit approach to the game of golf that many golfers in the area are adamant has helped improve their game.

Her qualifications are many. First and foremost, she is licensed in massage therapy in the state of Illinois from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, a non-governmental body intended to provide consumer advocacy and ensure that a number of otherwise unregulated professions have some level of licensing and accountability to consumers. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, a professional association intended to create a level of respect for the public at large for massage therapy as well as provide a means by which a certain standard of care can be maintained among masseuses.

She received the bulk of her training at the Center for Advanced Bodywork, a Chicago institution intended to teach structural therapy massage among other topics. She has also studied at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing as well as the Energy Mastery School where she learned about the use and manipulation of the body's energy's under Robert T. Jaffe M.D. She studied a number of topics under Dr. Jaffe and proudly maintains his teachings in spiritual and medical healing. She believes very strongly that in a fast paced world where everybody is fixated only on the next goal that a certain amount of stillness at some point in one's life is essential for maintaining a balance.

Chakra Balancing Libertyville

Inside a number of Indian religions, the chakra (or cakra in Sanskrit, which translates roughly to “wheel”) is an energy point inside the spiritual body that is unquestionably connected to the physical body as well. There are a wide range of chakras inside the human body, through which life force (called prana in Sanskirt) and other vital energies move through the body. When these energies are balanced, the body feels better and mind is at peace. A number of India scriptures describe a number of different types of chakras. Though there is a dizzying number of chakras inside the human body, seven major chakras stand out. These are the chakras of sahasrara, ajna, vishudda, anahata, manipura, svadhishthana and muladhara. Keeping these chakras balanced is a sizable effort.

Thepeacefulheart.com knows how to keep these chakras in balance in order to give the body, mind and spirit its maximum level of internal stability. Creating a state of total wellness that incorporates all the elements of the chakras and keeping them holding together and functioning like an well made antique pocket watch is a difficult task, but Carla is more than up for the job. Whether it's helping sort through the repressed emotions, dark thoughts or self defeating ideas that will chip away at the individual's mental well being until the body is affected negatively as well, Carla can absolutely help rebalance the chakras of the body through specialized healing techniques.

Energy Healing Libertyville

Rebalancing the chakras is a larger element of energy healing. All things that live are bound to an electromagnetic field unique to each of them. This field, sometimes called an aura, exists as a template of sorts for the physical body and contains all the thoughts, emotions and beliefs of the individual life form that possesses the aura. Damage to this aura and its energies can have a number of negative effects and realigning these energies can be the work of months or years.

Carla's training in energy healing is intended to help her clients improve their energies for a better, less manic life. Her methods may seem unusual to those new to energy healing, but they are actually tried and true techniques for rebalancing a body's energies to function at their maximum potential again.

Spiritual Healing Libertyville

Carla is a spiritual healer, a professional capable of perceiving distortions in the energies and auras of human beings and knowing where things are going wrong. A spiritual healer can also assist the human body in returning to a more stable, healthier state by realigning the energies into their proper place. Carla's techniques are those of most spiritual healers. Laying on of hands provides reassurance and stabilizing of chakras, harmonic resonances even out the out of control energies and an energetic dialogue helps the mind clear itself of unhealthy thoughts.

Meditation Libertyville

Carla also teaches meditation techniques, both in her office and on site, for both personal, family and corporate wellness efforts. Meditation is an ancient practice known to many civilizations across the planet, ranging from ancient Hindu mental awareness to early Christian focusing techniques to a number of pagan faiths that find it a useful tool for helping its adherents find their way. The practice itself consists of the mind being trained to react to certain stimuli in a specific way or induce a certain type of consciousness in the user for a personal benefit to the mind that is meditating.

In addition to training the mind towards absolute concentration, the practice can also train the mind to relax even in the midst of heavy stress and develop more positive feelings towards oneself and the world. By meditating on specific feelings such as kindness, mercy, love, patience, faith and determination, the mind eventually begins to start cultivating such feelings in daily living, providing the user with an improved mind and spirit, which and and often will lead to an improved body. Those who have meditated for some years through a wide variety of teaching both religious and secular have found that such practices give them a powerful sense of well being in daily living.

LINCOLNSHIRE

It has become common to spend more and more time sitting at desks, looking at screens, and forgetting our posture. Over time, structural patterns are created that are not in alignment with our original design! We find ourselves, either stiff or in pain or restricted in our range of motion. Please don't equate these changes to aging when quite possibly they are just an accumulation of neglect! Discover how advanced techniques of massage therapy can release these destructive patterns and return your bodies elasticity and range of motion. As we become more flexible, we feel younger, have less pain, and are more comfortable in our bodies. My home office is designed for your comfort and located just fifteen minutes from Lincolnshire. I take appointments Monday through Friday. Please feel free to call with any questions.

VERNON HILLS

We live in such a fast paced culture that most people find it difficult to be still. As a teacher of meditation I hear that all the time. Getting a massage is wonderful opportunity to just put your life on pause for an hour or more. Something magical happens to our body mind spirit when there is nowhere to go and nothing to do. A healing massage can help you to remember what it feels like to be at peace. The mind settles down, the body lets go and the emotions become more balanced. Feel free to experience this peaceful easy feeling at my home office just ten minutes from the heart of Vernon Hills. I have created the perfect environment to relax and let go of any chaos in the world for an hour or so. You will feel restored to walk back into your life with renewed vigor. I take appointments Monday through Friday. Please feel free to call with any questions.

LAKE FOREST

If you suffer from chronic pain, hopefully you have utilized massage therapy as a modality for healing. However, if you've never experienced a massage without oil or lotion, you may be missing an opportunity for transformation. Most therapists use oil, lotion or cream to allow for less friction and to be able to glide during a massage. Unfortunately, this does not allow them to use myofascial release to address the adhesions that may be contributing to the pain pattern. Working without lotion or cream allows the therapist to release long standing patterns of distortion and other holding patters that contribute to chronic pain. My office is fifteen minutes from the heart of Lake Forest. I take appointments Monday through Friday in my home office that has been designed for a peaceful healing experience. Please don't hesitate to call for more information.

LAKE BLUFF

We are all living in a fast paced society. The rhythm of our lives may be out of harmony with nature and create low-grade chronic tension. You may discover that even on a day of rest or vacation that it is difficult to switch gears to a calmer and slower pace of life. This is where s gifted massage therapist can truly make a difference in your life. I have trained throughout my 35-year career to shift my state of being at will. This includes heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, brain waves and more. Due to harmonic resonance my clients reap the benefits of my ability to "get into the zone". We are both aware of the shift when it happens. Please take advantage of this opportunity located in close proximity to Lake Bluff. You may feel a renewed sense of peace that you can take with you. Please feel free to call with any questions.

GURNEE

If you find yourself suffering from chronic pain, you may find yourself searching for answers. Perhaps you frequent the chiropractor’s office but are unable to “hold” the adjustment. You are the client I am looking for! As a structural therapist, I am able to improve the body’s alignment using postural assessments and advanced massage techniques. As the body becomes more symmetrical, pressure on nerves and joints is relieved and pain is reduced. I encourage you to call with any questions. My office is located within fifteen minutes from Gurnee and has been designed for a quiet healing experience.

MUNDELEIN

The good news is that massage therapy has finally gone mainstream! The bad news is that there are so many therapists it can be difficult to choose! It is best to ask about the training and experience of anyone that you question. I have been a practitioner for thirty-six years now and my experience has taught me valuable lessons. The source of your pain is not necessarily where you feel it so an experienced therapist can save you time and money. I get so much gratification when someone comes if after suffering for years and I am able to help. Perhaps you know someone that suffers from chronic pain. Feel free to call with any questions you may have. My office is located within fifteen minutes from Mundelein and is has a quiet healing atmosphere.

LIBERTYVILLE

Many times our pain is causes by unconscious holding patterns in our musculature. We don’t realize that we are clenching our jaw or tightening our shoulders until there is significant discomfort. This clenching can occur in random places in the body beneath our awareness. When you receive a massage, you become aware of all the places that you have been storing tension without realizing it. Addressing these restrictions can save you a whole lot of hurt in your future. My office is located in the Libertyville area and has been designed for a serene healing experience. Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

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