Therapeutic Bodywork

The body has its own language to communicate needs, wants and desires. Pain, tension and anxiety are a messaging system that lets you know when your body (and mind) is out of balance.

Advanced Bodywork techniques enable Chesapeake Holistic’s practitioners to:

  • Analyze the body’s messages.
  • Observe what is happening on very deep levels.
  • Provide individualized services that integrate some (or all) of the approaches below.


Gentle hands-on treatment to identify and release emotional tension from the body. Eases the nervous system, from fight or flight, back into rest and recover mode.

Lymphatic Drainage

Light pressure and gentle rhythmic strokes increase lymph circulation and reduce toxins in the body. May help with detoxification, seasonal allergies, relieving fluid retention, as well as managing chronic conditions.

Therapeutic Massage

Sessions are personalized depending on individual needs and treatment goals. May include a combination of any of the following modalities:

Swedish Massage – provides classic relaxation for muscle and circulation health.

Myofascial Release – improves overall posture and problem areas. Our practitioner identifies and releases restrictions using sustained compression and guided movement.

Hand, Foot and Ear Reflexology – stimulates the body through energetic and nervous system pathways, to maximize the healing response.

Cupping – employs modern use of an ancient practice. Massage Cupping is very effective tissue work for restoring healthy flow and range of motion to chronically tight areas.

Energy Work – explores and heals the body’s energetic field; provides an overall sense of well-being.


These protocols work to rebalance your body’s dysfunctional patterns and alleviate the impact of trauma on the body – to begin your journey of recovery and wellness.

Beneficial for:

  • Managing stress
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Alleviating chronic pain
  • Processing grief
  • Creating a self-care routine
  • Envisioning positives outcomes
  • Developing emotional resiliency

What to Expect

Initial Consultation

During our evaluation, your Chesapeake Holistic natural wellness practitioner will listen to your concerns and the reasons you sought our help.

Depending upon your needs, we’ll design and begin a custom approach, incorporating appropriate bodywork techniques.

Our Approach for Your Sessions

Our goal is to “treat and teach.” After receiving treatment, you’ll learn methods for lifelong healing-tools that can transform your daily life.

Examples include breath-work for anxiety, self-hypnosis and mindfulness practices. These tools can help you to reset body systems to a rest and digest mode. You’ll also learn easy methods for improving posture and flexibility.


  • $125 (60 minutes)
  • $95 (45 minutes)
  • $65 (30 minutes)

Not sure which Advanced Bodywork service you need? Start by booking a free, 30-minute assessment (at our office) to learn more!

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Your Practitioner

Lisa Manning, CST, CHt

Lisa is a Craniosacral and Myofascial Release therapist. She’s also a Master Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in Somato-Emotional Hypnosis to address chronic pain and anxiety.

“For me, holistic wellness is finding peace and balance in all areas of life. Physical ailments cannot be fully understood and addressed without also considering a person’s emotional and relationship health. I have studied natural practices for recovery from emotional and physical trauma my whole adult life and found that I have a natural talent for hands-on healing techniques. I’m really proud to be part of a team of practitioners that have all achieved high levels of mastery in their fields and share a passion for providing excellent integrative care.”

Read more about Lisa and the rest of our talented practitioners and staff.