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My name is Steven Padgen. I have been a practicing therapist and teacher for over twenty years. I founded The Padgen Institute with the mission to educate the public on the healing power and benifits of Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork.
The Padgen Institute of Healing Arts is a Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork Studio.
The Padgen Institute offers a variety of healing and therapeutic modalities. Our goal is to meet your health and therapeutic needs. We believe that education, consistency, and awareness are the foundation for a long and healthy life.
We are committed to provide effective, affordable Massage and Bodywork Therapies for every member of your family.
Learning the Art of Massage, we offer classes for couples interested in taking their health into their own hands.
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The Padgen Method of Massage Therapy
The Padgen Method is a fusion of Structural Integration Theory, Craniosacral Therapy, Swedish, and Esalen style of Massage. Each session lengthens fascia, aligns the muscular skeletal system, decompresses the joints, and unwinds the cranial membrane (RTM) and related structures. This increases circulation of blood, lymph, and cerebral spinal fluids; restoring balance to the biodynamic and bioelectrical field.
Signature Massage Therapy Session
After thousands of hours of practice, I have created a healing methodology that works for people of all ages, needs, and body types. The Padgen Method leaves you feeling longer, looser, and lighter.
Our signature session is a great way to introduce yourself to the healing power of Massage Therapy. If you are a veteran of Bodywork and Massage, I trust you will be pleased. It is deeply relaxing, and long lasting. Our signature session is a seventy-minute session.
The Padgen Method of Deep-Tissue Bodywork
Deeper, Slower, More Specific
Deep-tissue bodywork: when your body needs more than a Massage. True deep-tissue work demands more time; “the deeper you go the slower you go”. These sessions address specific and common structural problems; lower back pain, head and neck pain, sport related injuries, and overuse syndromes.
Structural Integration Therapy
Where Science, Art, and Healing Become One
Structural Integration is the grandmother of all deep-tissue or deep fascial work. A series of ten eighty-minute sessions received over a ten-week period. Dr. Ida P. Rolf created Structural Integration, also known by the trade name “Rolfing”. The Rolf system or “recipe” lengthens and organizes the many layers of fascia. Dr. Rolf discovered that she could achieve remarkable changes in posture and function of the muscular skeletal system by manipulating the body's myofascial system. Dr. Rolf observed that all structures, organic and inorganic are affected by gravity. That form and function, pain and dysfunction, are intertwined with the bodies’ relationship to gravity.
Structural Integration Three Series
Girdle, Girdle, Line
The three session series are post Structural Integration tune-ups. The objective is to balance the horizontal lines of the shoulder and pelvic girdle around the vertical line. This supports and refines the balance and organization established in the ten-sessions of Structural Integration. Recommended six months to a year after completion of the series.
Decompress, Unwind, Healing, Stillness
Craniosacral Therapy work is a holistic healing practice that uses extremely light finger pressure to optimize a movement pattern within the body known as the “cranial wave”. Craniosacral work differs from most other modalities by its lightness of touch, and the long attentive duration of each contact. This therapy is based on a belief that focus and gentleness are the foundations of healing.
Craniosacral work is one of the most respectful of all bodywork techniques. While Craniosacral Therapy focuses on helping the cranial wave flow freely through the head, spine, and pelvis, it is not limited to those areas, and is helpful with painful or restricted conditions anywhere in the body. In fact, many practitioners find that craniosacral work helps the client access their own clarity and insight.
It is used not only to relieve pain, but also to help empower the client to deal successfully with many different life situations.
Visionary Craniosacral Therapy Series
A unique approach to healing body, mind, and spirit. Created specifically to your needs this series of sessions combine breathwork, guided imagery, and shamanic journeywork. Explore your inner landscapes and make corrections that manifest in the outer world. Visionary Craniosacral Therapy can facilitate sensitive psychic states such as past-life regression and personal visionary states.
Massage Classes for Couples
Fun, Educational, and Therapeutic
Join Steven and Holly for an evening; learn to give a professional massage to your partner. During this massage class for couples, you will give and receive a massage from your partner with guidance and instruction. Small classes, lots of fun, a great way to be with the one you love!
Couples Classes Available
Introduction to Couples Massage (level one)
Intermediate Couples Massage (level two)
Craniosacral for Couples (level three)
Deep-Tissue bodywork for Couples (level four)
Hours of Operation
By appointment only 801-355-1983
Appointments available five days a week
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.