A Time for You Wellness

“Our body is our Earthly resource; 

do what you can to find balance.”

Give yourself a chance to heal

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 Sandra’s Technique...

A Time for You Wellness ~  4 Foster St, Wakefield MA 01880
781.279.0700 ~ 781.307.1605 (cell) ~ info@atimeforyouskinandspirit.com
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 Sandra’s philosophy...

Sandra Acquaviva... 

began her journey in 1989 at the Massage Institute of New England in Cambridge, MA.  Then in 1990 she became certified in Sports Massage at the Honolulu School of Massage, Honolulu HI.  From there Sandra enrolled at the school of Self-Healing in San Francisco, Ca. and became a Self-Healing Practitioner in 1994.  

  It includes:    

  • Swedish
  • Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue
  • Facial
  • Neuromuscular
  • Sports
  • Acupressure
  • Shiatsu
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Reflexology
  • Kinesthetic Awareness and Re-education

For massage descriptions, see... 

 Massage Therapy Techniques 

Today Sandra’s on-going continuing education in many different parts of this country in various techniques encompassing, Natural vision improvement, kinesiology, energy healing techniques and many other methods of practice.

When Sandra became a Self-Healing practitioner, it redefined how she works with the human body.  This unique method of evaluation and treatment can be applied to the minor ailments like chronic back pain, repetitive injuries, headaches as well as major difficulties such as fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, minor and major vision impairment, just to name a few. 

This work transformed and opened Sandra’s scope of just what can be done with problems even doctors have no answers too.  This Self-Healing method is designed to give you the power to find how to help yourself and teaches you a way of understanding your needs through discovering what works best for you in the framework of self-massage, visualization, exercise and most of all relaxation.

​Inquire about adding 15 minutes of one of our special programs before or after your wellness treatments (skin or massage) to use as an introduction or to support your own home practices including relaxation techniques, breathing practices, meditation, body work, or yoga poses.  

Taking this extra time will help to deepen your sense of self-awareness.

Massage Therapy Techniques

These massage techniques are used, in part, in all her therapy sessions. Here are a few descriptions of some of the massage techniques Sandra uses.

Relaxation Massage - Long, smooth strokes to flatten and widen muscular tension, increasing circulation, and overall rest for the muscle.  (Oil massage on skin)

Neuromuscular Massage -  a more pinpointed work exciting the motor nerve to release deeper tension with greater relaxation.  (Oil massage on skin)

Sports Massage - This technique is primarily used to warm and cool the body at sporting events. Long term usage can give the athlete greater range of motion and increase performance.  (With or without oil)

Natural Vision Improvement - These techniques are based on the Bates method of eye exercises. Relaxation techniques, self massage, stress free exercises all teach the eyes to receive light promoting optimal vision naturally.

Trager Massage - A gentle rocking motion supporting the body’s natural rhythm allowing the ligament and tendons to soften.  (No oil)

Trigger Point Massage - A deeper pressure on trigger areas where the tissue has created a small lump of tension to release and smooth the muscle.

Alexander Technique - A postural alignment process practiced while lying supine on the table fully clothed.  (No oil)

Positional Release Massage - The body is placed in positions for 2 - 3 minutes while working with the nervous system to shorten the muscles, creating a changed response to tension.  (No oil)

Build-Up Massage - This technique is used for clients with muscular dystrophy working the tissue gently with the thumbs to plump up the muscle.  (Oil massage on skin)​​

​Skin ~ Body ~ Spirit