Welcome to The Fascial Connection!
My name is Helena Bacellar and I am a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. I am currently practicing in the District of Columbia, in the process of moving back to Arizona where I also hold a Massage Therapy license. I will resume my practice in Sedona, AZ in January of 2020.
4545 42nd Street, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20016
What is Fascia?
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption. It connects and supports the muscles, bones, viscera, blood vessels, nervous system, endocrine system, spinal cord, everything. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on these body structures. Addressing fascial restrictions is the link between the healing modalities I offer: Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy.
1. To facilitate the healing of:
Chronic and acute pain
Muscular and skeletal issues
Injuries from auto or other accidents
Fibromyalgia and other connective tissue disorders
2. To encourage integration of physical/ emotional/ spiritual issues.
3. To help promote balance and well-being.
4. To support the experience of deep relaxation.
My sessions are typically a combination of Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy.
Myofascial Release helps release painful restrictions in fascial tissue due to posture, surgery, muscular-skeletal imbalances, or trauma.
Craniosacral therapy focuses on the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, promotes vascular flow in and out of the cranium, and is deeply calming to the nervous system.
As a therapist, I hold space for the intelligence of your body to move towards health. I slow down, listen and follow your tissue. Sometimes there is more “doing” on my part, other times I just hold the stillness. There is a consciousness that is deeply felt in this work, and I like to think of it as your all-knowing and completely healthy nature healing what got in the way of health. In this fashion, the most important ingredient I offer you is my presence.
Since I have received the Reiki attunements, Reiki energy is always part of my sessions. Rei and ki are two Japanese words that mean "universal life-force energy." This energy is transferred from a Reiki Master to a student through an attunement or initiation process. Being attuned to Reiki gives one the ability to access this universal life-force energy for the purposes of healing a living organism or situation. Once attuned, the Reiki energy remains with the practitioner for the remainder of his or her life.