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Types of Therapies & Alternative Medicine Available

ABHYANGA Abhyanga, or oil massage, is an ayurvedic external treatment where one, two, or more therapists use massage and aromatic herbal oils to bring balance to the body. ACROSAG This combination of massage, yoga, and acrobatics was developed by Benjamin Marantz. The client is placed in an inverted pose atop the acrosager s feet, with the head hanging freely. !ith no pressure on the nec" or spine, the client s upper body can be easily massaged. AC!"YOGA Acu#$oga is a system of exercises integrating the "nowledge of two holistic methods of health maintenance% acupressure and yoga. Both relax muscular tension and balance the vital life forces of the body. $oga does this through controlling the breath while holding the body in certain postures. Acupressure does this by directly manipulating body energy through a system of points and meridians. &ach Acu#$oga posture naturally presses and stretches certain nerves, muscles, and acupressure points, awa"ening the meridians and releasing the tension in the points so that energy 'chi( can circulate freely. This energy is the source of all life, and its flow is the "ey to radiant health. The process balances the body and stimulates it to heal itself. AC!#R SS!R Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press "ey points on the surface of the s"in to stimulate the body s natural self#curative abilities. !hen these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body s life force 'sometimes "nown as )i or chi( to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle, but firm pressure of hands and feet. Acupressure, continues to be the most effective method for self# treatment of tension#related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eye strain, sinus problems, nec" pain, bac"aches, arthritis, muscle aches, tension due to stress, ulcer pain, menstrual cramps, lower bac"aches, constipation, and indigestion. *elf# acupressure can also be used to relieve anxiety and improve sleep. There are also great advantages to using acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness. +n acupressure, local symptoms are considered an expression of the condition of the body as a whole. A tension headache, for instance, may be rooted in the shoulder and nec" area. Thus, acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort, as well as responding to tension, before it develops into a disease%before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. The origins of acupressure are as ancient as the instinctive impulse to hold your forehead or temples when you have a headache. &veryone at one time or another has used their hands spontaneously to hold tense or painful places on the body. More than five thousand years ago, the ,hinese discovered that pressing certain points on the body relieved pain where it occurred and also benefited other parts of the body more remote from the pain and the pressure point. -radually, they found other locations that not only alleviated pain, but also influenced the functioning of certain internal organs. '.efinition, in part, from the boo" Acupressure s /otent /oints, by Michael 0eed -ach, director of the Acupressure +nstitute, Bantam, 1223.( AC!#!NCT!R Acupuncture is an ancient oriental healing techni)ue based on the Taoist philosophy of balancing energy meridians within the body, thus allowing the body to heal itself. 4ine needles are painlessly inserted at "ey points corresponding to body organs to relieve pain and cure disease and dysfunction. 0elated techni)ues include the use of low voltage, electric current 'electro acupuncture( or massage at "ey points 'acupressure(. A$%$&O This noncompetitive 5apanese martial art aims to harmonize energy with that of a partner or opponent in order to achieve both physical and emotional mastery through peaceful resolution. Ai"ido literally means the path to the coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Ai"ido is a defensive system of continuous, circular motions,

combining many of the fluid, dance#li"e movements of t ai chi along with more subtle, stylized techni)ues. !hen practiced properly, successful defense is achieved through minimal action. 6riginally seen as a combination of religion and martial arts, ai"ido was created by Morehei 7eshiba in the early twentieth century. A'CH M$CA' SYN RGY .eveloped by 8amala 0enner, Alchemical *ynergy is a process of evolving universal energy patterns and is used as a holistic counseling system that focuses on achieving transformation by utilizing the universal four forces%centripetal, centrifugal, gravitational, and electromagnetical%the consciousness portion of the Big Bang theory relative to the beginning of the universe. ,entripetal force controls all inward movement, allowing us to go inside to observe and reconnect with our inner world, which contains "nowledge of all that is natural for us as an individual. ,entrifugal force controls all outward movement, allowing interaction of the consciousness with the surroundings and other people. ,entripetal and centrifugal force are duality and control all activity that depends on yin9yang, negative9positive balance for its existence. -ravity regulates the action of centripetal and centrifugal forces to ensure universal balance and stimulates the ability to step out of duality to observe the effect of its interaction from a neutral space. &lectromagnetics is the life force that is a catalyst for reproduction to occur, allowing the evolution of consciousness to continue. *ynergy training defines every experience in categories relative to the force from which it originates. AMMA Amma 'sometimes spelled anma( is the traditional word for massage in the 5apanese language. +t comes from the ,hinese tradition of massage, anmo. This form of bodywor" is based on the principles of ,hinese medicine and is more than five thousand years old. !hen anmo was brought to 5apan, the techni)ue was further refined into its own therapeutic art form, amma. The amma techni)ues encompass a myriad of pressing, stro"ing, stretching, and percussive manipulations with the thumbs, fingers, arms, elbows, "nees, and feet on acupressure points along the body s fourteen major meridians. Amma brings to !estern culture the ancient art and wisdom of traditional 5apanese massage. Through the structure of "ata 'choreographed movement(, amma teaches the importance of rhythm, pacing, precision, and form in massage. *hiatsu%a style of bodywor" popularized after !orld !ar ++%was developed from the amma tradition. 7nli"e !estern massage, amma utilizes no oils and can be done through clothing with the client either sitting or lying. This ma"es amma an extremely flexible style of massage suitable to a wide variety of client needs and environments. AN$MA' MASSAG Both pets and performance animals experience soft#tissue damage in their daily lives just as humans do. Therapeutic massage provides significant relief, stimulates healing, and promotes stress reduction and relaxation. 6ther benefits include enhancing performance by increasing range of motion, maintaining muscle tone and joint flexibility, increasing blood and lymph circulation, increasing oxygen to reduce muscle spasms, flushing toxins from muscles and joints, improving disposition, preventing injuries, stimulating areas affected postoperatively, recovering from s"eletal and muscular surgery or injury, relieving muscle pain by releasing endorphins, and relieving discomfort from arthritis, lameness, and hip dysplasia. Animals also can receive pre# and post#event massage for competition. *ee e)uine massage. ANMA *ee amma. A##'$ & %$N S$O'OGY Applied 8inesiology is a healing system that evaluates and treats an individual s structural, chemical, and mental aspects. +t employs muscle testing and other standard methods of diagnosis. Applied 8inesiology therapeutically utilizes nutrition, manipulation, diet, acupressure, exercise, and education to help restore balance and harmony in the body and maintain well#being throughout life. '4rom Alternative :ealing, by :ugh Burroughs and Mar" 8astner, :alcyon, 122;.( .r. -eorge -oodheart, a chiropractor in .etroit, Michigan, discovered the techni)ue in 12<= during a patient treatment. After applying a few seconds of deep pressure on the man s severe muscular dysfunction, he found the problem was eliminated. .r. 5ohn Thie developed a simplified version of Applied 8inesiology called Touch for :ealth in 12>3. A##'$ & #HYS$O'OGY A muscle monitoring techni)ue, applied physiology allows the body to express what is out of balance and provides information to restore that balance. Muscles are put through a normal range of motion, monitored to

Thai massage. etc. collage. stretching. 7se of this techni)ue declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. when released. dimensional integrity. assist the client in achieving the best alignment and dimensional integrity before wor"ing out. *haring attunement with clients invites them to occupy a sacred energetic or vibrational space characterized by stillness and peace. employing spiritual techni)ues 'prayer and meditation( to restore one s naturally vibrant energetic and physical well#being. resin. mind. This life#giving process is the doorway through which an individual may enhance or recover health of body. 7sed as a healing techni)ue for thousands of years by the &gyptians. bones. ASTON"#ATT RN$NG Aston#/atterning is an educational process. Attunement balances the flow of energy through the endocrine glands. to be used during the massage. mind. "i. ART TH RA#Y 7sing the media of the arts 'sculpture. 5ohn s neuromuscular therapy and more traditional :atha yoga that helps clients diminish and9or alleviate pain or discomfort and find homeostasis and e)uilibrium in their daily lives. improve circulation. and then progresses to complex activities. painting. 5in *hin . such as athletics or the performing arts.o. flowers. ATT!N M NT Attunement is a non#touch 'or light touch( approach to healing.@ described as the radiant source of life and healing. and degree of effort re)uired to perform activities. The loosening moves address specific areas of tension that. and fitness training. &ach oil has its own uni)ue characteristics and benefits.( to provide release of symbolic expression. neuro"inetics. AS$AN BO&Y(OR% Monitoring the flow of the vital life energy '"nown as chi. The bodywor" is used to ma"e new movement options available. Toning teaches the client how to address specific areas that are less toned in comparison to the rest of the body. essential oils aid in relaxation. woods. organs. and 0omans. :owever. and arthro"inetics. combining movement coaching. myo"inetics. and spirit. art therapy allows the individual an opportunity to confront inner perceptions of the self. The first part involves instruction in the most efficient way to perform the simple activities of daily living. developed by 5udith Aston in 12>>. utilizing a three# dimensional touch that helps to release functional holding patterns from surface to bone. or )i( is at the heart of Asian bodywor". and identifies the role the environment plays in the current complaint. and tui na. such as almond oil.determine where the stresses lie. and emotions and harmonizing these elements with the ?spirit. where healing at all levels can occur. The movement wor". /opular modalities include shiatsu. The ergonomic training shows the client how environment affects the body s alignment. . AROMATH RA#Y The use of essential oils 'extracted from herbs. amma. -ree"s. Aston 4itness training includes vertical and horizontal loosening. The second part teaches the client how to use movement to decrease accumulated tension in the body. The centerpiece of the techni)ue is using acupoints to as" ?)uestions@ about specific physiological and anatomical stresses. and help the healing of wounds. The client is trained to modify or negotiate with less#than#optimal ergonomic situations. and the sessions are followed with a movement lesson to assist the client in understanding how the tension had been created and how to maintain the changes achieved. either in activities of daily living or complex activities. 7sing physical pressure and manipulation. ergonomics. resulting in an even distribution of muscle tone throughout the body. the 4rench chemist -attefossA revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a boo" on the subject in 12BC. and spiritual components of an individual. ASYMM TR$C BO&Y BA'ANC$NG this is a combination of /aul *t. The bodywor" includes Aston massage. The massage is a specialized form based on *wedish massage. The goal of treatment is to let go of the stress within the body by integrating the physical. mental. prana. the healer evaluates and modulates this energy flow to attain a state of balance. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. *pecific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil. emotional. toning. and roots( in body and s"in care treatments is "nown as aromatherapy. bodywor". and cardiovascular fitness. has two divisions. *tretching is taught in a way that doesn t borrow dimension from an adjacent body segment while wor"ing a specific area. and other tissues of the body%establishing alignment between the body. +t can be helpful to individuals see"ing relief from acute or chronic pain or for those wishing to improve their posture and increase the efficiency of their movement patterns.

This "nowledge allows the therapist to determine not only which ayurvedic massage techni)ues to use. lymphatic drainage stro"es. B BA'$N S MASSAG /ositioned above the client. and bringing both a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace. the Balinese massage therapist performs a combination of "neading stro"es. and a honeylift massage treatment. light physical touch with manipulation and re#patterning of the higher energy bodies and cha"ras using only the hands. but also how to customize treatments by selecting the proper oils and herbs and the rate and pressure of massage stro"es to maximize the benefits for each client.AY!R) &A Ayurveda is the five thousand year#old medical system of +ndia. fire. and at specific cha"ras. air. B$O N RGY . water. and gentle exercise. general detoxification. B 'A)$ *AC '$*T MASSAG A series of massage techni)ues using acupressure points. . The basis for effectively performing all of the various ayurvedic massage techni)ues is a thorough understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements 'ether. These treatments have been modified to meet the needs of the !est and have been powerful in their effects on the mind and nervous system%calming. or energy points. during techni)ues "nown respectively as "arna purana.eveloped by /olish healer Miete" !ir"us. the client has access to healing on all levels of functioning% emotional. The treatment also consists of cleansing. in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins from the system. +t is also a philosophy that offers "eys for creating harmony and balance in life. between the eyebrows. The therapist uses a combination of noninvasive. and mental. balancing. The techni)ues can be done either as stand#alone treatments or in conjunction with the ayurvedic body massage. s"in rolling. and earth( and of vata. Treatment is followed by an application of coconut oil infused with spices. the use of spiritual guidance. BelavD 4acelift Massage is designed to firm sagging s"in. +nstead they adopt elements of ayurveda that focus on positive life choices. shirodhara. enhanced spiritual awareness. and wor" with auras are among the techni)ues used. An ayurvedic massage is one part of the traditional detoxification and rejuvenation program of +ndia called pancha"arma. The objectives are release of physical symptoms associated with disease and stimulation of the relaxation response to relieve stress and tension. and facial massage stro"es. hot towel wraps. physical. The ayurvedic physician studies for five years and is supervised for one year in a hospital. !ith the client s permission. BARBARA BR NNAN H A'$NG SC$ NC The Barbara Brennan :ealing *cience program focuses on clearing bloc"ed energy and balancing the body s energy field through hands#on wor" and deep healing techni)ues. Although there are some spas in the 7nited *tates that are designed as ayurvedic medical centers. relaxation. and "apha%the three basic constitutional types 'similar to the ancient -ree" method of mind9body classification(. healing with color and sound.hanneling. release toxins. &mphasis is placed on enabling the therapist to discover her own healing process and thus personalize her healing approach. . and soften lines. stimulate blood and oxygen. and marma chi"itsa. bioenergy is a form of energy healing. pitta. B$N&$ This bodywor" combines marine algae exfoliation. and light massage. herbal treatment. exfoliating. most spas do not focus on the treatment of disease. spiritual. Through the unbloc"ing and balancing of energy fields. and foot massage. oil is also poured into the ears.

etc. chronic fatigue. free#radical damage. this is a highly organized system of structural therapy9bodywor".entering is a movement reeducation approach that explores how the body s systems contribute to movement and self#awareness. +ts intent is to help the body synchronize and balance its parts 'organs. cross#lin"ing of connective tissue is formed.eveloped by 5ohn Beaulieu. spasms.B$O* &BAC% Biofeedbac" utilizes a system of sensitive instruments that relay information about the physical condition of the body.eveloped by $amuna Ia"e. is a sophisticated system of neuromuscular rehabilitation and reeducation and has been successful with a wide range of muscular and trauma#related challenges. including deep breathing and guided imagery. bodywor". These s"ills. Bio *onics tuning for"s help the client achieve deep relaxation and mind9body balanceG reduce stress and muscular tension. 5ohn Eeltheim. parasites. and hands#on wor". This is the language of the shapes of nature. . and focusing techni)ues. FMT.@ BO&Y"OR$ NT & #SYCHOTH RA#Y Body#oriented psychotherapy see"s to enhance the psychotherapeutic process by incorporating a range of massage. and applied "inesiology. 7sed as a primary therapy or in conjunction with other methods. and more. BodyTal" is based on bio#energetic psychology. and movement techni)ues. impinging nerves. and Australia. +t has been extensively tested and used in clinics and hospitals in the 7nited *tates. offer self#regulation and control over mental. infections. F.eveloped by Bonnie Bainbridge . /roper training is critical in this wor". or body#awareness techni)ues to help address emotional issues. BO&YTA'% . The Bio *ync method releases collagen cross#lin"ing by unwinding these loc"ed and hardened strands. movement. Bio *onic 0e#patterning is a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning for"s and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature. breathing. and mental activities are energy and can be balanced geometrically. the approach also emphasizes movement patterns that develop during infancy and childhood. exercise. and cellular damage. flexibility. &urope. thereby restoring the body s length. Bio -eometry is the way of reading the energy wor"ings in all fields of life. compression.r.hinese medicine. Body#Mind . allergies. reducing joint space. This yoga#based therapy wor"s the joints in every possible position to create length and space. and physical processes. emotional. These threads of connective tissue adhere to adjacent strands.eveloped by chiropractor9acupuncturist . Eitality. emotions. Through trauma 'injury(. pollution. Ac"nowledging the mind#body lin". BodyTal" does not re)uire diagnosis and therefore is within the scope of practice of HMTs and body wor"ers. brain. BO&Y"M$N& C NT R$NG Body#Mind . imagery.entering incorporates guided movement. developed by Mar" Hamm. and function and allowing regeneration and revitalization of the whole system.. The Bio *ync method. . BodyTal" is used to address a range of health problems including fibromyalgia. and generally shortening the body. biofeedbac" provides deep relaxation and stress management s"ills to prevent stress#related disorders and illness.( so they communicate effortlessly and heal themselves. BO&Y 'OG$C . B$OSON$C R #ATT RN$NG . and painG increase blood flow and circulation by releasing constriction around targeted organsG and transcend to higher levels of consciousness and access spiritual insights. endocrine. The principles of biofeedbac" can be traced bac" to the eighteenth century. +t is complementary with existing medical and rehabilitative procedures. lymph. exercise. /h. and adults to resolve movement problems and facilitate the ?body#mind dialogue. breathing techni)ues. dynamic systems theory. tension. thereby decreasing range of motion. addictions. &ach tuning for" is calibrated at a specific fre)uency to address different areas of healing and development BO&Y A'$GNM NT Ferve impingement in cross#lin"ed connective tissue is a major cause of chronic and sports#associated pain. children. B$OG OM TRY Bio -eometry is a design language of shape that balances energy fields. The approach can be used with infants. meridians.. practitioners may use light touch. +t strengthens the body s innate "nowledge of how to repair itself. soft# or deep#tissue manipulation.ohen. . By integrating a series of tapping.

cost#effective recovery and active client participation for long#term relief. mental. and fully#supported postures. BR ATH TH RA#Y Breath therapy. and feelings of the practitioner as well as the recipient. . teaching that we can best support others by being truly present with them. The practice of breast massage should be in conjunction with 'and not a substitute for( regular self#breast exams. noninvasive method of relieving muscle#related pain. +t improves posture. drugless. nerve. stamina.eveloped by 5effrey Budze"y. which ensures the pain is not due to anatomical pathology re)uiring medical attention. The first ninety minute session includes an extensive and vital history. and child development. and joint disorders. Brain -ym prepares learners with the physical s"ills they need to read. education. and wor" and play performance. and alleviates pain in all parts of the body while increasing strength. Breema bodywor" uses a wide variety of rhythmic movements. body. and otherwise function effectively in the classroom or the adult wor"place. As poor circulation to this area can produce uncomfortable symptoms. write. *ubse)uent treatments are one hour and include self#help techni)ues. breast wellness becomes increasingly important.ennison. flexibility. BRA$N GYM .lients are cleared for treatment by a physician. The client is encouraged to breathe deeply while the therapist wor"s the appropriate muscles. is the use of respiratory exercises to open lung passages. BR MA BO&Y(OR% The Breema system places particular emphasis on the experience and comfort of the practitioner. rubbing. developmental optometrists. BR AST MASSAG This techni)ue entails specific "neading. This multi#modality therapy is based on the specific se)uence of twelve different bodywor" techni)ues and addresses eight different aspects that affect the body simultaneously. sleep patterns. Myotherapy relaxes muscles. and cleanse the body by eliminating gaseous toxins. +ts Fine /rinciples of :armony are "ey in this practical approach to self#understanding that nurtures and harmonizes the mind. concentrate. movement. which can ease anxieties and reduce stress.reated by /aul and -ail . gentle stretches. Brain -ym consists of twenty#six targeted activities similar to those performed naturally by young children as part of the process of brain development. and breast scarring caused by surgery and9or trauma can cause painful syndromes and obstruct blood and lymph flow. . improves circulation. gait. +f a lump is found in the breast. Bonnie /rudden Myotherapy emphasizes a speedy. The system includes *elf#Breema exercises that also release physical. Budze" Medical Massage Therapy is designed to relieve acute and chronic pain resulting from muscle. and other specialists in the fields of movement. and emotional stress. oxygenate the blood. and energy. B!&+ % M &$CA' MASSAG TH RA#Y .one with the recipient fully clothed on a padded floor. coordination. and9or s)ueezing stro"es applied to the soft tissue of the breast to increase lymph and blood flow. the area should not be massaged until a physician is consulted. and9or re#patterning to affect structural changes to the body. organize. Brain -ym 'or &ducational 8inesiology or &du#8( is a sensorimotor program based on research by educational therapists.BO&Y(OR% various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation. C . 0F. BONN$ #R!&& N MYOTH RA#Y A hands#on.

including businesses. CHR$STO#H R M THO& The . This type of therapy is often effective for clients suffering from depression or anxiety. and noninvasive. By using differing colors. The therapist would encourage the client to gradually face their fear of heights through experience. The modern chair massage was originally developed . The treatment involves the use of galvanic and high#fre)uency currents from an electric machine to provide electric stimulation in a low#voltage dose. color therapy is based on the notion that organs and systems vibrate at certain fre)uencies. restore and reinforce natural polarity. By applying a particular color ray on an area. Cognitive and behavioral approaches can be highly effective when treating specific problems. A good example of behavioral therapy would be a therapist working with a client to overcome a fear of heights. headaches. this procedure can also be done without any oils or creams. A cognitive therapist may work with a client to change thought patterns. Tiny sound#wave vibrations are passed through the practitioner s aura to the recipient s energy field where they resonate through each of the multiple fields of the body to clear bloc"ed energy. Typically ayurvedic oils are massaged into the scalp. amma. Next. relaxing. +t gradually realigns all levels of energy that run through the body. and align and reinforce proper energy flow. as well as proving to be an invaluable techni)ue for relief of eye strain. thereby contributing to balance and well#being on the emotional. such as social avoidance. . CH$"GONG *ee )igong. the techni)ue only included the head. this techni)ue involves the use of a specially designed massage chair in which the client sits comfortably. however. CH$N S MASSAG *ee Tui Fa. COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY Cognitive therapists tend to focus on specific problems. with some 5apanese bloc" prints illustrating people having just emerged from a nearby bath. cognitive and behavioral approaches are combined when treating a disorder. Today. Along with increased blood circulation. CHA$R MASSAG 8nown as seated massage. insomnia. These therapists believe that irrational thinking or faulty perceptions cause dysfunctions. thus having a cleansing effect. 6riginally.CATH$O& RM$ . The client might first imagine standing on the roof of a tall building or riding an escalator. CO'OR#!NCT!R A system of holistic Acu#light therapy developed by /eter Mandel. the client would slowly expose themselves to greater and greater levels of their fear until the phobia diminishes or disappears entirely. and street fairs. and *wedish massage. however.athiodermi is a rejuvenating treatment for the s"in that provides deep cleansing and oxygenation of outer tissue layers. *eated massage includes bodywor" and somatic techni)ues.avid /almer. either to stimulate or sedate. and face and ears. CO'OR TH RA#Y an ancient system using specific color rays to treat the body and mind. colorpuncture applies different fre)uencies of visible light onto the meridians where needles are typically placed during acupuncture. the correct vibration##bringing with it health##will be restored. removing impurities and stimulating regeneration. stimulating the circulation to the scalp and nourishing the hair roots. ftentimes. psychological. but the techni)ue is centuries#old. lac" of concentration. CHAM#$SSAG . and physiological levels. Behavioral therapists work to change problematic behaviors that have been trained through years of reinforcement. receiving massage while seated on a low stool. and lethargy. -entle. it also stimulates the movement of lymph.hristopher Method *ound#!ave &nergy Therapy was introduced in 122J and is a non#touch therapy that wor"s on the multiple energy fields of the body to reinforce and release energy. this modality usually includes massage of the shoulders.hampissage is the modern +ndian name for the ayurvedic method of head massage. A therapist treating a client with social anxiety may help the client form more accurate thinking patterns as well as focusing on specific behaviors. upper arms and nec". such as shiatsu. energy can be manipulated. chair massage. airports. provided to the fully clothed client in a variety of settings. or on#site massage.

it is considered a medical techni)ue. muscle. generative. core intrinsic. CRAN$OSACRA' TH RA#Y . there are four phases of . and mouth##which ma"e up the cranium##down to the sacrum or tailbone. CONN CT$) T$SS! MASSAG Also "nown as bindegewebsmassage.TM was developed in -ermany by &lizabeth .escription reprinted with permission. *ince this system influences the development and function of the brain and spinal cord. meditation. allowing each one of us to enter into the great mystery of creation as an existential and spiritual unfolding. this manual therapy enhances the body s natural healing processes and has proven effective in treating a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. and biological movement processes of life. 122. eye .TM( techni)ues are designed to specifically affect the connective tissue of the body.ontinuum explores the idea that what we call a body or a brain is actually a creative. there was a related effect at a distant site. .60& is a myofascial.onscious bodywor" is used to treat persistent joint and muscle pain and to treat restriction of movement caused by injury. rather than the mechanistic models prevalent in society.ontinuum provides a nonlinear biological basis for movement education. unfolding event.60& body therapy organized according to the level or layer of fascia. According to core energetic theory. Movement is something we are. CONT$N!!M 4ounded by &milie . Formally lasting ten sessions.onrad. breath. but which goes away without leaving a scar. face.raniosacral therapy is a gentle. 7pledger. and uses the primary perceptions of sensation. 8ousaleos. . *utherland. *he found when she applied light pressure through the s"in and connective tissue in one area of the body.ic"e.AM( incorporates a large group of healthcare practices and treatments that are considered outside of or supplemental to the scope of conventional medicine. sound. The roots of this therapy are in cranial osteopathy. +t extends from the bones of the s"ull. .@ +n -ermany. and structural somatic therapy combining massage techni)ues with client#assisted movement. core extrinsic. combining bodywor". psychotherapy. motor. continuum is a visionary in)uiry into our capacity to innovate and participate with the essential. it is considered a physical therapy techni)ueG in many parts of &urope.r. 6MM. ?The techni)ue consists of the massage therapist subtly hoo"ing her fingers into the s"in and superficial connective tissue while performing a dragging or pulling stro"e that somewhat stretches the s"in. . !illiam -. . +n the 7nited *tates. :alcyon.6. languaging.TM leaves a visible mar" that loo"s somewhat li"e an abrasion or burn. CONSC$O!S BO&Y(OR% This form of neuromuscular reprogramming and therapy combines massage techni)ues with muscle testing in order to help people learn how to use their muscles with greater strength and less effort. by :ugh Burroughs and Mar" 8astner. any imbalance or dysfunction in the craniosacral system could cause sensory. .. Much of continuum explores embryogenesis. and supporting soft tissues that are manipulatedK core massage.( COR N RG T$CS . as well as something we do. . postural.omplementary and alternative medicine '. COM#' M NTARY AN& A'T RNAT$) M &$C$N . connective tissue massage is taught in many massage schools.ontinuum Movement B331 Brochure. All aspects of our functioning## thin"ing. May involve either mental or physical techni)ues. After diagnosis of a serious medical problem. and the very shaping of society##are explored as movement. and core integration. .eveloped by 5ohn /ierra"os. and the spiritual can activate a greater consciousness and assist clients in getting through the varying layers of energy to be able to reconnect with their core and their innate capacity for love. core energetics is the unbloc"ing and releasing of emotion in order to self#heal both physical and mental disorders.eveloped by 5ohn &. These problems may include chronic pain. 4rom Alternative :ealing. . '.onnective Tissue Massage '. and9or massage. or neurological disabilities. COR STR!CT!RA' $NT GRAT$) TH RA#Y 6riginated by -eorge /. she experimented with different types of massage on herself. feeling. developed by . and movement to guide us in both subtle and dynamic explorations. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. and some therapies may include use of herbs. .colorpuncture is sometimes used as an alternative to acupuncture for children and adults uncomfortable with the use of needles. nonlinear. noninvasive method of evaluating and enhancing the function of a physiological body arrangement called the craniosacral system.

learning disabilities. The just#stretched muscles . as well as treat specific physical problems. This position offers complete relaxation. & &ANC . 7sing expressive movement as a tool. +t combines effective verbal counseling therapies with individualized physical care. mental anguish. . Afterward. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system. otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. a form of self#healing. and the techni)ue is used to sustain overall health. The techni)ues used in the degriefing process are intended to ease a person s emotional distress. &O"$N This is a system of self#massage promoted most recently by Michio 8ushi. +t s often possible for the evaluation alone to remove the restriction and allow the system to correct itself. +t helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation#related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep#tissue massage.MO) M NT TH RA#$ S . +t is generally integrated with other massage techni)ues. and physical discomforts. dissipate the negative effects of stress. The goal of degriefing is to unloc" bloc"ages that have developed in the body and shift them to a more harmonious state. the client lies face down on the *wiss therapeutic cushion. the gentle rhythmic motion prompting relaxation and inducing trust. The ear provides information about the body s energetic state. More than five thousand years ago. !ith the therapy stylus. These techni)ues re)uire advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. motor#coordination impairments. . & # T$SS! MASSAG Techni)ues that utilize deep#tissue9deep#muscle massage are administered to affect the sub#layer of musculature and fascia. some of which are more sensitive than others and provide the therapist information.hinese Taoist mon"s observed it was instinctive for a person to touch or hold an injured or painful body part. in the 12C3s. &YNAM$C S#$NA' TH RA#Y . roughly the weight of a nic"el. They developed a system called Tao#$innK Tao meaning the way and $inn meaning a gentle approach.egriefing can be used to unloc" and remove grief from an individual s body. and other dysfunctions of the central nervous system. & GR$ *$NG .egriefing is the process of recognizing the mental and physical pain that accompanies grief and treating it with a combination of somatic therapies and psychotherapeutic tools. resting li"e a person floating in water. A therapy stylus is pressed along specific lines. but mental and emotional wounds as well. and enhance health and resistance to disease.ynamic spinal therapy was developed by 0olf 6tt in 0apperswil. this modality lends itself to treatment of the physically disabled. the pelvis is chec"ed while being rotated.ance9movement therapies focus on personal expression to enhance emotional and psychological healing. and thereby heal not only physical symptoms. as well as clients with histories of abuse and addiction. Therapists generally use only five grams of pressure.. The name has evolved to .difficulties. to test for restrictions in various parts of the craniosacral system.o#+n. .raniosacral therapy encourages the body s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. certain meridians are traced on the s"in surface. Acupuncture meridian harmonization balances the energetic system. +n the second part. scoliosis. The focus is on chi flow to stimulate the personal healing process. and specific stretches are applied. The body is gently roc"ed in several different ways. The techni)ue wor"s with the body s posture and energetic 'acupuncture( system and consists of three partsK The ear reflexology test comes from 4rance and -ermany and is a form of ear acupuncture. *witzerland.

which flows through and around us. with less pain. eutony was developed by -erda Alexander of -ermany during her wor" in . *ee animal massage. &ach of the seven major centers vitalizes its related endocrine gland's(.erived from eu. -!$N MASSAG The practice of soft#tissue manipulation applied to horses. as it is the channeling of energy and entails laying on of the hands. 4inally. joint mobilizing. . arthritis. &ndermologie is also used as an effective method to treat cellulite. The practitioner wor"s with the receiver. The client remains fully clothed. leaving clients feeling at peace and at home with themselves. but wor"s variable distances from the body. and many more. and other muscles of breathing and to enhance health. stretching tight tissue bands and stimulating circulation to flush out toxins. Tension melts away and yields to a state of harmony. sciatica. thus speeding the healing process. +t is based on the theory that there is a constant interaction between muscular tone and psychic activity. and greater range of motion. A treatment usually ta"es between thirty and forty minutes. !TONY . spinal nerve irritations. meaning good. diaphragm. and cha"ras. N& RMO'OG$ &ndermologie utilizes a computerized machine that massages tissues under suction to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage. and the roc"ing moves the joint helping to build them. migraines. and energy wor". or centers of energy. !CA#N$C BR ATH R TRA$N$NG A techni)ue of guided breathing exercises and training used by somatic therapists in combination with musculos"eletal therapy to release and normalize the function of the thorax. ARTH N RGY H A'$NG *imilar to rei"i. herniated dis"s. practitioners will gently place their hands on the body to facilitate the flow of energy. foot conditions lumbago. while the client lies on a massage table. and tonus meaning tone or tension. +t is possible to map and measure this field and to assist in the restoration of good health through wor"ing to rebalance the energy field. the therapy is applied where necessary for joint problems. stress. Acting on muscle tone can affect the whole . clients experience their own electromagnetic field '&M4( and the patterns within it. this approach melded classic *wedish massage with sensory awareness practice and slow.. scoliosis. increased mobility. stretches.uring some parts of the session.get reprogrammed.eveloped in the 12<3s at &salen +nstitute on the .enmar" in the mid#twentieth century. N RGY *'O( BA'ANC$NG This gentle treatment assists clients in balancing their energy flow. t ai chi#li"e movements. psychological problems. The therapist does not touch the client.oast.alifornia . SA' N MASSAG . The practitioner carries out a series of graceful. 7se of the machine allows the therapist to cover a larger area more )uic"ly and with less effort. &mphasis is given to the cha"ras and the joints. rather than on the client. Therapists have learned to sensitize their hands and inner perception to examine the energy field in detail to find alterations in the flow of energy. Therapists hold a space for clients to ma"e whatever shifts or changes toward balance they deem necessary. M* BA'ANC$NG T CHN$-! +n an hour#long session. SOT R$C H A'$NG This is a healing through the energy field. Today the &salen massage signature flow is punctuated with deep tissue detail. flowing tLai chi.

and craniosacral systems.lients learn how to adjust their tonus through the observation of sensations in various situations. and mobile body within the s"eletal. * *ASC$A' MOB$'$+AT$ON The fascial system is one continuous. and nec". +t facilitates the release of jaw tension. *$) " ' M NT SH$ATS! This techni)ue is based on classical . the last year being devoted to practicum and exams. circulation. . * '& N%RA$S M THO& . and long life##a conscious connection between the outside environment and the world within. mental. fol"lore. astrology. this method establishes new connections between the brain and body through movement reeducation. These same principles can also be applied to the human body 'called min xiang shue( to promote inner character and restore harmony to areas of imbalance. Awareness through movement classes are group sessions in which the teacher verbally guides students through repatterning.lients will explore the body s perceptions##from the s"in to the bones##in movement. the . By retraining the central nervous system through the s"eletal system. . . and self#massage techni)ue integrated with breathing to release jaw tension and other tensions from neuromuscular parts of the face.hinese concept of feng shui blends ancient wisdom with cultural tradition. postural malalignment. The goal of fascial mobilization is to produce a well#balanced. These principles strive for creating balanced. The five#element system views the human body as a microcosm of the universe with the tides of energy and emotions waxing and waning. A composite of mystical beliefs. in relaxation. 4ascial mobilization allows therapists to locate and address restrictions in the fascial system that are causing asymmetries.being and regulate the breathing. happiness. head. during activity. -ood feng shui promises occupants health. abnormal tensions.onnections are made to the vital organs with sound and intention. etc. connective#tissue sheath that spreads without interruption throughout the entire body in a three#dimensional web. RSSAG *tar4ace &xerssage is a facial yoga. a teacher uses hands#on manipulation to guide the student toward new movement patterns. symmetrical. /rofessional training is an individual process lasting four years. +n the one#on#one functional integration session. soft#tissue. laminated. but that these movements represent a mere J percent of all possibilities available to us.hinese medicine s law of the five elements. and at rest. min xiang shue can allow a deeper self# awareness and regeneration. and common sense. prosperity. Through meditation and daily exercises.hinese system of balancing the energy patterns of the physical environment. 4elden"rais proposed that nearly our entire spectrum of movement is learned during our first few years of life. and pressures that can lead to pain and dysfunction. The laws of feng shui provide for positioning homes9businesses and designing room and office layouts in ways that promise to enhance the )uality of their occupants lives and businesses by channeling energy in positive ways. slow motion movement. peaceful dwellings by bringing together the external and internal and living in harmony with natural and man#made environments. unconscious movement is brought into conscious awareness where it may be used as a tool for opening the human potential. . :abituated responses to problem areas in our lives are ingrained in our movement patterns. and emotional functioning of the body. +n this way. old patterns are eliminated and replaced with new s"ills that improve the physical. 6ne of two formats of instruction is usedK awareness through movement and functional integration. . +t is comprised of twenty#four cranial facial yoga postures and a series of rhythmic contouring and acupressure pulsing massage movements. * NG SH!$ 4eng shui 'translated as ?wind and water@( is the .eveloped by 0ussian#born +sraeli educator Moshe 4elden"rais.

addresses the psychological and physiological aspects of aging and its associated diseases. and changed.These energies and emotions are stored in the visceral organs and move through specific pathways or meridians in the body in a regular and cyclical fashion. By wor"ing physically and psychologically. This restores the natural cycle of energy and emotional movement. the transformative shift can ta"e root on both levels simultaneously. images. and deep feelings to stimulate the body s immune system. G!$& & $MAG RY Also "nown as visualization. trauma. and limiting belief systems. ha"omi integrative somatics enables people to discover the habitual. or disease. 6ften involving a process of listening to music or a person s voice. understood. Treatments vary to meet individual needs. as it naturally expands the ?somatic sense of self@ and heals the various forms of dissociation from the body. the participant can ta"e hold of imagery. by which they generate patterns of experience. +t is precisely this awareness that becomes a powerful healing tool. guided imagery is a relaxation system utilizing imagination and thoughts to improve one s physical. or deficient or excessive through stress. Bodywor". automatic attitudes 'both physical and psychological(. with the exception of the heart and lungs##but even these have a reflexive. coalesce and interact here. culminating in a sense of individuality. The first three cha"ras. and movement. *ee dantien. and emotional health. :a"omi uses body tensions and sensations to access information about the limiting beliefs. often limited to a shorter time span. which deal with basic survival needs and ego9personality development. body awareness. fight disease. The hara is the center of ?me@#ness. !hen these energies or emotions become bloc"ed. vitality. +t is an emotional center. ha"omi was started in the mid#12>3s by American 0on 8urtz. and habits of the individual. specifically inner body sensation and patterns. :a"omi bodywor" includes hands#on manipulation to access and change these beliefs. :ands#on bodywor" is used experimentally to help clients gain awareness of inner experience. H HA%OM$ $NT GRAT$) SOMAT$CS 7sing hands#on bodywor". . thus helping the person s natural ability to heal. with its focus on the elderly. symbols. mental. emotions. Many seriously ill patients use this techni)ue to imagine the destruction of their disease and9or disorder. the hara is the physical center of the body. or thoughts. the hara includes all the vital organs of the body. 7nconscious attitudes are brought to consciousness where they can be examined. G G R$ATR$C MASSAG -eriatric massage. this gentle therapy teaches clients to follow the inherently intelligent processes of the body and mind. the five#element practitioner may use carefully controlled pressure on certain meridian points to help move the energy or emotions. . emotional pain. patterns. memories. is often performed in residential care facilities. HARA The source of health. and improve overall health. Bounded by the lower rib cage and the pelvic bowl.lients are educated in the nuances of inner body sensations and learning to trac" the ever#changing flow of wordless information that is the language of the body. HA%OM$ TH RA#Y A body#centered psychotherapy. and power. /articularly helpful in wor"ing with the effects of trauma and abuse. energetic presence here.

Also called the 8omitor :ealing Method. then it can stimulate self#healing of similar symptoms in a sic" person. this approach treats the whole person. evocative music. techni)ues. chiropractic wor". +t relieves pain by restoring alignment and improving myofascial dysfunction. modalities.eveloped by . :ealing Touch for Animals ':TA( is an energy#medicine modality combining philosophies. :olistic practitioners may utilize a combination of conventional treatments along with alternative therapies. surgeries. yet powerful techni)ue for self#exploration and healing based on combined insights from modern consciousness research. and other aspects of a person s existence. focused energy wor". :TA wor"s on physical. illnesses. The acronym :&MM& stands for history. addressing more than just the symptoms or disease. as well as healing. +t utilizes physical medicine. emotional. mental. There are no "nown or suspected contraindications or drug interactions between homeopathic and conventional medicines. and by . and physical therapy. a psychiatrist wor"ing with people in uncommon states of consciousness. Thus. !hen these nontoxic substances are properly administered for an individual s uni)ue symptoms.eveloped by . :&MM& is a soft#tissue therapy designed for practitioners in a clinical setting.r. The method activates uncommon states of consciousness that mobilize the spontaneous healing potential of the psyche.eveloped by 5anet Mentgen.eveloped by . emotional. and9or the etheric fields. *ustained effective breathing. and perennial spiritual practices. and mandala drawing are components of this subjective journey. spirit. 0F. and spiritual health. :ealing Touch is an energy#based therapeutic approach to healing. behavioral problems.lients are given minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body to cure itself. :oshino Therapy was declared an official medical therapy in Argentina in 12JB. This wor" can be useful for artists wishing to facilitate their creativity.arol 8omitor and adapted from the :ealing Touch program. HO'$ST$C M &$C$N :olistic medicine recognizes that the mind. the energy centers 'cha"ras(. manipulation. this is a simple. Eirtually all ancient and native traditions recognize the psychological and spiritual healing potential of states of consciousness that differ from what we call ?ordinary. they can be safely used by infants. Argentine immigrant Tomezo :oshino. The goal of :ealing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system to help the person to self#heal.H A'$NG SO!N&S This practice uses sound to create balance and alignment in the physical body. in evaluating and treating illness and prescribing preventative intervention. wounds. HO'OTRO#$C BR ATH(OR% . :&MM& is a conglomeration of the most proven techni)ues found in these approaches and wor"s successfully in treating chronic low bac" pain and soft#tissue injury. mental. H MM A##ROACH . and applications to promote energy balance and healing of animals. or those see"ing to explore their inner self and9or the transpersonal dimensions.ave Heflet. *tanislov -rof. and based on a ?li"e cures li"e@ principle##that is. HOM O#ATHY Alternative healing method developed into a system by *amuel :ahnemann in the late 1>33s. depth psychology. :oshino is a nonintrusive massage and movement system to relieve and . H A'$NG TO!CH *OR AN$MA'S . and spiritual levels and is used to help treat injuries. environment. significantly affect the functioning of the physical body. osteopathy. and exercise. The )uality and impact of the healing is influenced by the relationship between the giver and receiver. +t may lead to a spiritual opening and transformation. lifestyle. if a substance can cause symptoms in a healthy person.@ :olotropic Breathwor" is a powerful method of self# exploration and healing. :olotropic means moving toward wholeness. The primary )uestion in this field isK !hat are the correct resonant fre)uencies of the bodyM H A'$NG TO!CH . persons see"ing a deep level of healing. and adults. +t is a vibration applied by an instrument or the human voice and can be understood as a field of energy medicine. thus affecting physical. children.eveloped by 5apanese#born. .hristina -rof. evaluation. a transpersonal teacher. and stress#related issues. HOSH$NO TH RA#Y . :ealing Touch uses touch to influence the energy system.

:oshino therapy recognizes two hundred fifty vital acupuncture pressure points directly over the muscles. guilt. $NT GRAT & %ABBA'$ST$C H A'$NG +ntegrated 8abbalistic :ealing is a system of energy healing. when appropriate. peace. H!NA %AN This :awaiian techni)ue espouses that emotions and experiences are trapped in the fibers of each muscle group and organ in the body. :una 8ane allows clients to reexperience that emotion and to clear it from their bodies. roc"ing. +nsight Bodywor" utilizes acupressure and myofascial techni)ues. uses the &nglish language instead of symbols. or altered states of consciousness to facilitate therapeutic goals. and spiritual. movement. found in &astern traditions. $NT GRAT$) MAN!A' TH RA#Y This therapy recognizes that each person is more than the total components of anatomy. awareness. fear. or inner guide.. HY#NOTH RA#Y The use of hypnosis. :una 8ane is practiced on fully#clothed individuals lying on a mat on the floor. emotional. bodywor". suggestion. +t is a wor" that is both playful and sacred in its approach. and advaitic 'non#dualistic( perspectives with the understandings of psychology and the power of healing touch. and harmony become more accessible. +t is the mental manipulation of human energy to affect changes in one s self and in others. and ligaments that relate to the biomechanical functioning of the body. object#relations.prevent musculos"eletal pain and restore vitality. trance states. developed by 5ason *hulman. and spontaneous.e. integrating with soothing brushes and holds. C' CT$C MASSAG This practice indicates a combination of various massage.(. or dropping. $ $NS$GHT BO&Y(OR% +nsight Bodywor". ultimately affecting change on all levelsK physical. as well as bringing universal energy into structures of the body. giving maximum support to the body while mobilizing joints. anger. The goal is personal transformation by changing the fundamental patterns that are "eeping the client from living the life she wants. H!MAN N RGY &YNAM$CS This therapy. A session is approximately one hour in length and consists of discussion. gentle. Therapy is combined with daily exercises called :oshino Action. mental. balance. H!MA TRANS# RSONA' BO&Y(OR% A method of bodywor" that integrates subtle. physics. tendons. including learning and practicing new s"ills for alleviating symptoms or changing behavior. articulate touch and verbal communication by combining the focus of physical and psychological health found in !estern body#based tradition with the deeper self. followed by a hands#on healing based on what has been discussed. /ressure and body warmth are applied by the first joint of the thumb and with full#hand contact to reverse the hardening of the soft tissues. swinging. based on the traditional 5udaic metaphysical path '8abbalah(. brings awareness to embodied experience. 4rom this place of clarity. &arthy. and chemistry . and meditation. $NT GRAT &. and supports the body to find greater ease and ability. and somatic therapy techni)ues utilized by a practitioner in the course of a session. energizing through sha"ing. developed by 8ondaNNa 'Barry 8ap"e(. moving into slow deep stretches. Through a rhythmic massage techni)ue where the practitioner ?dances@ with the forearm softly across their client s muscles while informing the client of the particular emotion being addressed 'i. though similar to rei"i. +t involves setting up and normalizing polarities. its integrative approach to somatic discovery and education facilitates energetic balance and flow. is a floor#based energy wor" that seamlessly integrates massage. and. etc.

etc. spirit. +ntegrative Manual Therapy '+MT( combines multiple therapies to locate and alleviate health challenges through individual body systems. dietetics. and more. +t is a combination of amma. consciousness.eveloped by . 5in *hin . +MT utilizes the expertise of professionals in many fields##physical therapy. thoughts. recovery. as well as "nowledge of pathology. 0estoration therapy has been practiced in 5apan for more than fifteen hundred years. 5amu massage is designed to energize and increase blood circulation. /$N SH$N &O .o combines gentle. / /AM! MASSAG 5amu massage is a Balinese#inspired modality based on +ndian. The challenge for bodywor"ers is how to respectfully incorporate intuition into their wor" while demonstrating responsibility9respect to the client. and suggestive healing techni)ues. Balancing and strengthening the forty#two major muscles are accomplished by isometric action.hinese. while helping them learn to meaningfully and effectively interact with this process on their behalf. massage therapy. transcending what is considered ordinary thin"ing patterns and reasoning processes. mind. long stro"es.and is instead affected by emotions.harlotte Eandergrift. osteopathic medicine. finger pressure . $NT!$T$) (OR% +ntuitive wor" is a way of incorporating the perceived and received information that extends beyond the five senses. As obvious tools for listening. rolling motions. The four main media by which intuitives receive and perceive information are clairsentienceG clairvoyanceG clairaudienceG and "nowingness##impression or inspirational thought. Beginning slowly and building to a staccato pace. +t helps clients facilitate an enhanced awareness of the unconscious imagery they already have. . To be a successful practitioner of restoration therapy. These three parts of the neurological system are considered the intuitive networ". A forty#five minute to one hour session also includes instruction in creating and maintaining balance and proper postural habits. producing a feeling of lightness and an increase in energy. a thorough "nowledge of anatomy and physiology is imperative. as well as attention to diet and attitude. /A#AN S R STORAT$ON TH RA#Y & O%A+A%$ 'ONG"'$* MASSAG These two practices form an integral part of traditional martial arts training that emphasizes a concern for physical well#being.eveloped by psychotherapist +ona Marsaa Teeguarden. hands touch with the intent to hear and see##information accessed through the temporal lobe. and &uropean techni)ues involving acupressure. soul. social interactions. yet deep. $NT GRAT$) M &$C$N Alternative and conventional 'allopathic( methodologies are combined to stimulate the person s natural healing response. the art aspect of bodywor" focuses on how to touch with care and sensitivity 'information accessed through the right hemisphere of the brain(. shiatsu. 7tilizing a combination of structural rehabilitation 'a manual therapy process of normalization( and functional rehabilitation 'a therapy to restore functional outcome according to the optimal potential of the client(. audiology. +sometric Muscle Balancing is based on the muscle testing positions used in "inesiology. osteopathy. $SOM TR$C M!SC' BA'ANC$NG . innate healing abilities of clients to support rehabilitation. herbal medicine. !hile the science aspect of bodywor" focuses on the techni)ue of touch 'information accessed through the left hemisphere of the brain(. psychology. and health. and percussion#li"e drumming. and herbal medicines. homeopathy. $NT RACT$) G!$& & $MAG RY An effective set of tools that can be used to mobilize the latent.

abdomen. 5in *hin 5yutsu can be applied as self#help and also by a trained practitioner. and emotional well#being. and legs. 8entro movements can be practiced by anyone and are easily integrated into everyday activities for muscular and joint relief. nec". armoring is progressively released in the head. A typical session is about ninety minutes. %$N T$C A(AR N SS . This response will tend to extend after further sessions. The resulting "nowledge of 5in *hin 5yutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister who brought it to the 7nited *tates in the 12J3s. is a synthesis of a traditional 5apanese acupressure techni)ue. and strengthen every area of the body. performed on the fully#clothed client. 5in *hin 5yutsu employs twenty#six ?safety energy loc"s@ along energy pathways that feed life into our bodies. /$N SH$N /Y!TS! 5in *hin 5yutsu physio#philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. This body9mind approach.eveloped by dancer9choreographer &laine *ummers. +f the client is responsive. manipulation of muscles.hinese acupuncture theory. A 5in *hin 5yutsu session generally lasts about one hour. % % NTRO 8entro body balance is a techni)ue of gentle centering and balancing movements that stretch. The client lies on her bac" on a massage table while the practitioner holds ?local points@ in tension areas together with related ?distal points. to harmonize and restore the energy flow.@ which help the armored places to release more easily and deeply. 6n the other hand. This facilitates the reduction of tension and stress that accumulate through normal daily living. eye strain. attitude. menstrual and menopausal imbalances. and allergies. After sessions. :olding these energy loc"s in combination can bring balance to mind. the client is as"ed to consult a doctor. limber. initially the client may feel more tired after a session. practiced by placing the fingertips 'over clothing( on designated safety energy loc"s. clients can gain a . body. After clearing himself of life# threatening illness. 5in *hin . bac" and shoulder pain. +t is a gentle art. 5in *hin . clients typically feel deeply relaxed and may even feel euphoric. +t does not involve massage.o promotes a pleasurable. sinus pain. Burmeister began teaching the art of 5in *hin 5yutsu to others in the early 12<3s and today there are thousands of students and practitioners around the world. classic . chest. the resulting stagnation can disrupt the local area and eventually disharmonize the complete path of energy flow. . gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources including the 8oji"i '0ecord of Ancient Things(.esigned to improve mental image. '!ith medical problems. 4ounded by Angeli"a Thusius. relax. The client determines the depth of the pressure.( 6ver a period of ten or more sessions. tranceli"e state during which the recipient can get in touch with the body and access feelings or emotions related to the physical condition. the art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was revived in the early 1233s by Master 5iro Murai in 5apan. exercise. diaphragm. there will be significantly less tension and pain together with an increased sense of well#being for hours or days. or use of drugs or substances. 8entro is based on her observation of people around the world who move with ease into an advanced age. for horses as well as for people. pelvis. and spirit. +t is advisable to schedule sessions with time to rest and relax afterward. "inetic awareness is a system of bodywor" that aims to increase "nowledge of the human body by understanding tension as a positive and necessary part of movement affecting health. +t is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods. stress#related headaches and gastro#intestinal problems. 5in *hin 5yutsu brings balance to the body s energies. shoulders. Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of 5in *hin 5yutsu. !hen one or more of the paths becomes bloc"ed.o can be used before athletic events to improve performance. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. +n the case of chronic fatigue. and 0eichian segmental theory. which promotes optimal health and well#being and facilitates a profound healing capacity.o acupressure is effective in helping relieve tension and fatigue. inducing relaxation and reducing the effects of stress. Taoist yogic philosophy and breathing methods. because the body is demanding rest.on acu#points with simple body focusing techni)ues to release physical and emotional tension. 5in *hin .

stretches. The healing )uality of 8riya Massage is accomplished by transforming attitudes. 8MT began as self#therapy stretches that were found useful for "eeping warriors in top condition and helping them recover )uic"ly from injury. 4ounder Mary :arrigan drew from the wisdom of ancient healers in using thermotherapy as the basis for her approach. as well as receiving. and somato# emotional release wor" done in a connected smooth pattern. All parts of the body are encouraged to be free to move in all directions in which it s possible. the cha"ras and energy bodies are thoroughly cleansed and balanced by undergoing 0o:un transformational therapy. %R$YA MASSAG 8riya is defined as spontaneous energy movement. 8riya Massage. 8riya Massage is an art form that integrates the universal. or in a chair and may or may not incorporate the use of oils. -entle on the practitioner. This techni)ue.arl 5ung and his theory of archetypes. and balancing male9female energies. including attention to breathing. *wedish. with any classical massage techni)ues integrated into the dance. A goal of "inetic awareness is to free the body so it is always moving away from pain and toward pleasure. . 8orean Martial Therapy '8MT( may be performed with the client on a table. The therapist then performs noninvasive. life#affirming flow of energy between the practitioner and client. !arm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep#tissue wor". a 8riya Massage is a regenerating experience. The stro"es and techni)ues used in 8riya Massage are a combination of energy wor". uses specific massage stro"es and verbal9nonverbal procedures to aid clients in reconnecting with their body s own healing wisdom.old stones aid with inflammation. developed by 8amala 0enner in 12>3. 4irst. based on 8ripalu yoga. emphasizes the intuitive aspect by the practitioner in flowing with the ?"riya@ movement while performing the massage. and 8orean energy wor". and spiritual awareness. *tones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger#point wor". yum yang therapy. the floor. Ha*tone therapy re)uires less effort from the practitioner s own body and delivers healing warmth to the hands. mental relaxation. light physical touch and manipulation of the cha"ras and energy bodies through use of the hands.heightened sensitivity to posture and movement. and a spiritual connection to earth energy. ranging from zero to 1=3 degrees. pressure point therapy. benefitting the therapist. 8riya Massage is a bodywor" dance with the individual creating her own style in harmony with four universal forces. . with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body see"s homeostasis. neuromuscular. %OR AN MART$A' TH RA#Y This is a deep#tissue modality that includes massage stro"es. %R$#A'! BO&Y(OR% The 8ripalu bodywor"er guides the client into a state of deep relaxation and meditation for the purpose of releasing physical and mental tension. moving blood out of the area. ' 'aSTON TH RA#Y *tones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures. level of tension.erived from :ap"ido and traditional 8orean medicine. . There are five phases of awareness. The experience of a 8riya Massage is one of stepping out of time and space as a means of ta"ing inventory of one s condition. and relation to others. speed of movement. the personal and collective unconscious. then allowing the subconscious to shift and adjust programmed responses to life. are used during Ha*tone massage therapy to elicit physical healing. %!N&A'$N$ N RG$+AT$ON This is a form of healing energy in which the objective is to raise the client s 8undalini energy for the purpose of spiritual enlightenment. simultaneous movement of body parts. as well as the client. -iving. body movement. a therapy based on . The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process.

postural integration. An alternative to liposuction and body contouring machines. a critical care nurse. and the principles of structural integration. Magnet therapy is used to relieve pain and discomfort and to aid in healing with a variety of physical and emotional disorders. 'OOY N (OR% . hand. and elbow application of stro"es. 4ixed magnets may also be taped to the body for a period of time. such techni)ues as. lymphatic drainage. is characteristic of lomilomi. this techni)ue is a painless approach to deep#tissue therapy. The massage system may include. broad movements. !iltsie +++. originally involving a material called magnetite applied in a poultice. Two#handed. gliding. classroom situationG previously the training was passed on within the family by 8ahunas or shamans. compression. The feet are utilized considerably in the application of this method.eveloped by . and soul with the source of all life. it is completely reproducible and therefore useful in research. *imilar to *wedish massage in many aspects. The treatment re)uires a series of sessions because the reduction of cellulite is only temporary unless treatment is continued. the expression Mari&H refers to a transformational healing energy that wor"s at the cellular level to help clients discover and release emotional and physical traumas. 6ils are used in the application of cross#fiber friction techni)ues. friction. Homilomi##:awaiian for rub rub##is described by teacher Aunty Margaret Machado as ?the loving touch##a connection between heart. by the client. Because the techni)ue is structured in terms of order and number. MAGN T TH RA#Y The therapeutic use of magnets may be older than acupuncture. philosophy.'OM$'OM$ This system of massage utilizes very large. such as arthritis and stress. The ?M@ stands for manual. used to combat cellulite. MACROB$OT$C SH$ATS! This is a combination of macrobiotic diet. but is not limited to. lypossage produces a lifting effect in areas prone to sagging. identified with a mnemonic name. Macrobiotic shiatsu ma"es use of the classical Asian meridians. The techni)ue was created by 5ane Buc"le.@ Aunty Margaret was the first to teach lomilomi in a formal. and shiatsu. MASSAG & MASSAG TH RA#Y Massage or massage therapy are systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. M M T CHN$-! The ?M@ Techni)ue is a series of stro"ing movements performed in a set se)uence. MAR$ ' . but employs steady or pulsed magnetic fields from either electromagnets or less powerful permanent magnets. "neading. Today s magnet therapy is still applied to the s"in. and Aston#/atterning.eveloped by Ted Hooyen. for the very fragile or critically ill patient and produces a measurable parasympathetic response. this system uses prayer and the ac"nowledgment of the existence of a higher power as an integral part of the techni)ue. vibration. 'Y##OSAG . as in the case of taped magnets. forearm. !hen combined with diet and exercise. &ach movement. is repeated three times. which cover a broad area. lypossage is a combination of manual deep#tissue massage. lypossage enhances firmness and tone and increases s"in resilience and smoothness. wor"ing with the connective tissue and fascial components.eveloped by 0ei"i Master &thel Hombardi. The practitioner often uses the forearm and elbow in the application of pressure. Treatment may be administered by the therapist or. passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movementG . percussion. including 0olfing. +t is a combination of several restructuring systems. stro"ing.harles !.

deep muscle and connective tissue manipulation. this artistic form of breathing education. M$N&*!'N SS"BAS & STR SS R &!CT$ON 0elaxation techni)ues. reeducation. M &$CA' MASSAG /erforming medical massage re)uires a firm bac"ground in pathology and utilizes specific treatments appropriate to wor"ing with disease.r. rhythmic movements with fingers or short rapid movements of sides of the hand(. usually with partly flexed fingers. stro"ing movement. The techni)ues also address male complaints such as prostrate swelling and inflammation. 0egistered practitioners may include graduates of the 4elden"rais Method. *pecific actions. developed these techni)ues after apprenticing with . The therapist may wor" from a physician s prescription or as an adjunct healer within a hospital or physical therapy setting. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion. M CHAN$CA' '$N% Mechanical lin" is a system of evaluation that allows practitioners to locate and release primary restrictions within the fascial system. thermal massage or a massage device that mimics or enhances the actions possible by human hands.F. After observing the client. herbology. and naprapathy with Ancient Maya healing techni)ues to address common female complaints such as painful or irregular periods.effleurage 'either firm or light soothing. and recovery from injury. external. pain. meditation. and other movement#based disciplines. rejuvenation. +t guides internal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well#being. rehabilitation. without dragging the s"in. and easy stretching exercises are combined to allow the client to become mindful in order to access inner sources of power. where she has lived for more than thirty years. The techni)ue wor"s by relieving congestion and bloc"ages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory. lymphatic. MASSOTH RA#Y Another term meaning therapeutic muscle massage. focusing.imensional Movement Arts 'M. patterns. This continuous process of . fre)uent urination. and mobilization in the movement reeducation process.MA(. By being fully mindful and awa"e in life. MAYA MASSAG Maya Massage is a noninvasive. M!'T$"&$M NS$ONA' MO) M NT ARTS Multi#. spinal manipulation or those acts of physical therapy that are outside the scope of massage therapy. the Alexander Techni)ue. and hands#on techni)ues to consciously experience the meaning of their personal breath movement. and spiritual well#being. using either padded parts of fingertips or palms(G petrissage 'lifting or pic"ing up muscles and rolling the folds of s"in(G or tapotement 'stri"ing with the side of the hand. participants use basic sensing. The purpose of the practice of massage is to enhance the general health and well#being of the recipient. MO) M NT TH RA#Y A variety of techni)ues that utilize movement reeducation and proper body mechanics in combination with massage or soft#tissue manipulation. The Arvigo Techni)ues of Maya Abdominal Massage combine modern science with traditional healing and wisdom to produce a holistic path to physical. lower bac"ache. the prescription of drugs or controlled substances. vocalizing. . and waveforms promote reorganization. the therapist will determine which corrective measures are necessary to accomplish specific goals. and more. emotional. relaxation. The techni)ue applies anatomy. and dynamic balance. M$&& N&OR* BR ATH(OR% Through a series of spontaneous movement exercises. the last of the traditional Maya shaman in . infertility. These techni)ues may be applied with or without the aid of lubricants. including the autoimmune system. and impotency. clients may cope more effectively with stress and illness. These gentle techni)ues help reduce structural tensions and encourage the body to adjust itself and regulate its systems.on &lijio /anti. and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease symptomology. massage techni)ue. 0osita Arvigo. hydromassage. Active client participation is important while the practitioner uses verbal instruction. salt or herbal preparations. hypnosis and imagery. developed by /rofessor +lse Middendorf. . physiology. water version. is the art of using movement in the medium of water to create dynamic balance. Massage does not include the diagnosis of a specific pathology. varicose veins.entral America. has achieved international attention for its effectiveness as a somatic healing and growth process. *ince its inception.

. muscle bundles. body parts awa"ened. trigger point. MYOMASSO'OGY Myomassology is an integration of techni)ues including basic *wedish massage. aromatherapy. sports injuries. 6ne can move freely without using muscles. followed by the palpation of the tissue texture of various fascial layers. bac" pain. spirals. ear candling. myopathy reduces inflammation and pain. cream. plantar fasciitis. hammer toes. MYO#RACT$C M!SC' TH RA#Y 0obert /etteway developed the Myopractic system after thirty years in the healing arts. noninvasive manual therapy used to normalize joint dysfunction and increase range of motion. biomechanics. and )igong MYO#ATH$C M!SC!'AR TH RA#Y Myopathy is a system of muscular manipulation designed to accomplish relaxation in muscles in which there is progressive and residual tension from physical strain. and chiropractors for more than twenty years to develop this therapeutic model. Travel and movement are distorted and experience is shifted from ordinary which use the myopractic covered thumb and framing techni)ues to clean obstructions from soft tissue 'e. MYO*ASC$A' TR$GG R #O$NT TH RA#Y Based on the discoveries of . scar tissue. neurological dysfunction. 5anet Travell and . myofascial. The li)uid environment changes auditory experience. "nee pain. scoliosis. and much more. sciatica. extension. holding patterns released. These points are defined as localized areas in which the muscle and connective tissue are highly sensitive to pain when compressed. separate fascial planes. and even structural integration techni)ues into one system. Trained practitioners play with the various interconnections and influences of orbiting circles. piriformis syndrome.avid *imons in which they found the causal relationship between chronic pain and its source.g.. spasms. or lotion. trigger finger. which achieves deep relaxation and relieves tension. yoga. and aids in the restoration of normal body functions without the use of oil. *wedish. shiatsu. and infinity signs.attunement leads to heightened states of awareness. pain#free therapy for both client and practitioner. restores circulation and motion. M!SC' N RGY T CHN$-! Muscle energy is a direct. the client is supported by flotation devices and moved in thermal water. acupuncture. reflexology. promoting vitality and health. shin splints. and old bruises(G and separating techni)ues to release myofascial adhesions. 4irst. fibromyalgia. 7pon locating an area of fascial tension. nervous strain. frozen shoulder. :is experience in structural integration. powder. infections. and breath to give therapists a tool to provide relief from pain. iridology. 6riental medicine. M!SC' R ' AS T CHN$-! This techni)ue combines compression. surgeons. and holding patternsG clearing methods. and headaches. This affects a person on many different levelsK memories are jogged. This is .laude :ec"man. The practitioner evaluates the primary areas of dysfunction in order to place the affected joints in precise positions that enable the client to perform gentle isometric contractions. tennis elbow. Myopractic muscle therapy combines three basic techni)uesK compression stretching. accidents. and9or years of declining health. :e wor"ed with physicians. /ressure on these points can send referred pain to other specific parts of the body. treating such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome.reated by . and a wide variety of muscle therapies contribute to the system. . movement. gentle pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction. herbology. . Myopractic muscle therapy integrates its own uni)ue style of energetic wor". trigger points. meditation. chronic pain. and rebalance muscles. Myofascial release is an effective therapeutic approach in the relief of cervical pain.r. Myopractic teaches user#friendly. These directed movements help correct neuromuscular and joint difficulties. MYO*ASC$A' R ' AS Myofascial release is the three#dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress. and craniosacral therapy in conjunction with instruction in nutrition. A body in water is buoyant. myofascial trigger point therapy is used to relieve muscular pain and dysfunction through applied pressure to trigger points of referred pain and through stretching exercises. restriction of motion. sports. chronic low bac" pain. and awareness stimulated.uring a typical session. an assessment is made by visually analyzing the human frame. tendinitis. energy balancing. tai chi.

structural. improving results from exercise and supporting the body in sustaining s"eletal adjustments. Feural "inesiology recognizes and assesses the need for therapies in each of the four primary categories##neurological. NAT!RO#ATH$C M &$C$N Faturopathy integrates a wide range of natural therapeutics emphasizing the healing power of nature to treat the causes of disease. and related physical medicine. NA#RA#ATHY !ith influences from osteopathy and chiropractic. N !RO"STR!CT!RA' BO&Y(OR% Feuro#*tructural Bodywor" 'F*B( is a somatic therapy that combines a variety of techni)ues. As part of a holistic medical healthcare system with an emphasis on education and prevention. including fascial release. natural approach to detecting and eliminating all types of allergies. and sense of well#being. F*B techni)ues restore sensory perception and motor control and allow for new neurological impulses that support postural balance and free range of motion. this techni)ue combines deep#tissue wor" with assisted stretching and non#force spinal alignment. Myopractic treatments focus especially on misalignments in the lower body. nervous. Therefore the seminars focus on clearing the therapist. and psychological. Myopractic posture balancing evaluation identifies the source of chronic pain misalignments in the body s structure and realigns them. rhythmic. loo"ing for rigid. balance. particularly in the feet. and mental attitude. then begins repetitive. neuromuscular reeducation. contracted areas of the body. joint injuries. +t is considered a safe. N !RA' %$N S$O'OGY This techni)ue is a holistic healing system that utilizes the best of American "inesiology and &uropean neural therapy. The practitioner uses palpation to explore the tissue. Myopractic espouses a therapist can clear their clients only to the degree they themselves are clear. focusing mainly on the ligaments near the spinal column. +t also provides a possible alternative to more invasive treatments 'including surgery( in cases where the underlying cause of the problem is fascial restriction and9or loss of . migraines. Addressing lower#body misalignments often relieves tension injuries in the upper body. an"les. and cha"ra systems. rather than suppressing the symptoms. rather than relying on size and strength. MYOS% ' TA' A'$GNM NT T CHN$-! A holistic approach to relief of bac" and nec" pain based on concepts and principles from 0olfing. MYOTH RA#Y *ee Bonnie /rudden Myotherapy. 4ocused on detecting and correcting strain patterns to prevent bac"9nec" pain. F*B helps create a more receptive environment for a variety of other modalities 'especially chiropractic and physical therapy(. this system of treatment uses soft#tissue manipulation to release tension and balance energy flows in the body. and breathwor" in balancing the musculos"eletal. and the hips. TM5. osteopathy. clinical nutrition.iet. biochemical. frozen shoulder. . as well as learning new techni)ues.accomplished using the therapist s body weight and leverage. effective. fibromyalgia. exercise. N NAMB!&R$#A&0S A'' RGY '$M$NAT$ON T CHN$-! This therapy involves light acupressure applied along both sides of the spinal column in an area where the energy flow of a meridian intersects with the nerve roots at acupressure points. including strained muscles. lifestyle. traditional Asian medicine. F*B is effective in treating both acute injuries and chronic conditions. the naturopathic physician see"s to motivate the individual toward a healthy and balanced diet. Treatments such as homeopathic medicines. upper9lower bac" and disc problems. and chronic fatigue syndrome. craniosacral adjustment. and postural adjustments help improve circulatory and nervous system function. *essions usually last thirty minutes. and acupuncture are used to enhance the body s natural healing process. ultimately enhancing one s poise. thrusts to gently stretch the contracted connective tissues.

combined in a total fitness program. and enlivening. . 5ames. and rhythmic compression to create a singular healing experience. +t combines movements from t ai chi. progressively facilitating energy and balancing cha"ra function. Fuat Thai massage may be used for rehabilitation. This was important. /h. the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. N$%%ON R STORAT$) MASSAG 1O%A+A%$ R STORAT$) MASSAG 2 Fi""on 0estorative Massage was developed by /rofessor :enry *eishiro 6"aza"i in :awaii in the 12B3s. rebuild the strength of injured tissues. Fuat Thai massage facilitates and promotes a harmonious state of being. not force. FM0 is easy on the practitioner. mind. N !ROM!SC!'AR R #ROGRAMM$NG FeuroMuscular 0eprogramming 'FM0( uses muscle testing to assess dysfunctions of the coordination system resulting from traumatic injury and overuse. The four principle methods used in Fuat Thai are !ai 8hruu 'prayers and spiritual practice(. and laying#on of hands. and elbows. and subse)uently the Thai. yoga. gentle roc"ing.. carefully recorded various states of disease and imbalances of the body. diet. which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. The result is proper realignment of the body to its highest potential. +t is nurturing. calming. . N!A& BO RARN *ee Thai massage.. FM0 wor"s with the body s organizational intelligence addressing neuromuscular pain at its sourceK the motor control center of the brain. Translated and creatively adapted to the needs of the modern !est by Anthony B. martial arts. assist venous and lymphatic flow. the practitioner literally ta"es the client through a series of specific postures called asanas.eHucrezia. since these imbalances often "ept people from experiencing life in a full and productive way. and :awaiian techni)ues. and restore postural alignment.sensory perception and motor control. Feuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanical dysfunction. O . pain relief. F*B can also be used to stimulate and support emotional release and as an adjunct to psychological integration therapies.hinese. N!AT THA$ This form of traditional Thai medical massage originated in the Eajrayana $ogic medicine of Tibet. and emotions and. herbs. using strategy. This wor". body. deep stretching. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain. +t cues the brain for new learning resulting in the immediate correction of neuromuscular imbalances. forearms. a uni)ue form of Eajrayana yoga. +t is also used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue. devised methods for influencing the course of these imbalances. focuses on balancing energy and creating wholeness of mind. Fuat Thai incorporates elements of mindfulness. and the practitioner level may ta"e up to two years. :e incorporated 5apanese. N !ROM!SC!'AR TH RA#Y This comprehensive program of soft#tissue manipulation balances the body s central nervous system with the musculos"eletal system. and stress reduction. over time. The ancient Tibetans. Training is comprehensive. and spirit in the client and practitioner. eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain. and modern ethnic dances. The goal of 6"aza"i s style was to restore health and pull toxins out of the body through proper application of pressure using fingers. F+A uses a variety of movements blended with the conscious use of mind and energy. N !ROM!SC!'AR $NT GRAT$) ACT$ON Feuromuscular integrative action 'F+A( is an expressive fitness and awareness movement program and a holistic approach to health.eveloped by Fancy . +n the hands#on aspect. and flexibility to the tissues. proper biomechanics.

As the higher self awareness becomes activated. 6nsen includes three "ey componentsK muscle energy techni)ue. stress. coached breathing. and applying )igong from one side of the body through to the other while lengthening.ombining &astern healing philosophy and techni)ues with psychological and spiritual components. to form the basis of this new protocol. all of which creates space in the musculos"eletal system allowing for emotional and psychological restrictions to be cleared. are assessment. *tudying and practicing 6hashiatsu helps to develop a balanced condition of health and well#being encompassing body. /auls combined his understanding and techni)ues of osteopathy with the principles of martial arts and the philosophy of homeopathy to stimulate the organism s self#healing reflexes without needing to use force or painful manipulation. health.eveloper 0ichard /haigh translated it to mean balance.ombining some elements of sports and medical massage. ORTHO# &$C MASSAG . OST O%$N T$CS This therapy utilizes dialogue. an evolutionary healing journey begins.. 6hashiatsu expands awareness of self and others through movement. but specific exercises are also a part of what 6rtho#Bionomy can offer a client. *ince the changes that ta"e place come from within. spiritual autonomy. &mphasis is placed on understanding both the injury and its rehabilitation criteria. but the overall well#being of the client. +t is a state of mind. and transverse friction massage.r. but can also be a state of body. The application of these healing art forms facilitates and increases our ambient energetic vibrations and awareness. /roprioceptive nerve activity and stretch reflex action are stimulated to educate the body about its own patterns and to support the organism s ability to find balance. rather than forcing change from the outside. and touch. meditation. 6hashiatsu emphasizes sensing and wor"ing with the overall energy flow throughout the body to create balance and relieve aches. . and fatigue. in addition to addressing the physical body. moving the client through clarity of understanding. /articipation of the client is always welcome in 6rtho#Bionomy. and sessions are often educational in character. ON '$GHT H A'$NG TO!CH 6ne Hight :ealing Touch focuses on clearing bloc"ages and rebalancing the human energy field by using spiritual and energetic hands#on healing practices and techni)ues. The energetic and emotional aspects of the client are included to facilitate balance and release of mental and emotional holding patterns closely associated with physical imbalance or trauma. As a holistic method. ON"S$T MASSAG *ee chair massage. and ultimately. the results of the wor" tend to be long#lasting and affect not only the body. ORTHO"B$ONOMY 6rtho#Bionomy was developed by the British osteopath . and adaptability of treatment. despite the technical diversity in treatment. particularly length and strength balance in soft tissue. a practitioner of 6rtho#Bionomy uses comfortable positions and gentle movements to ease the body into releasing tension and pain and to reestablish structural realignment. stretching and manipulating the body. . tension.OHASH$ATS! 6hashiatsu is a method of bodywor" offering both giver and receiver a complete experience of self# development and healing. OST O#ATH$C M &$C$N This system of comprehensive medical care goes beyond conventional medical philosophy to include an . ONS N T CHN$-! 6nsen is a 5apanese word meaning at rest or at peace. Arthur Hincoln /auls in the 12>3s and has since been refined into a comprehensive system of bodywor" that includes a person s energetic and emotional well# being. 6ften. but returned to a way of understanding the body and energetic field that had been "nown for centuries. awareness alone will change a pattern. but had fallen into disuse by modern medicine. Three basic elements adhered to. 6n a physical level. and spirit. strengthening the immune system and opening the client to her indwelling god or higher self. The term 6rtho#Bionomy loosely translates from the -ree" into the correct application of the laws of life to indicate /auls did not invent something entirely new. mind. post# isometric relaxation. orthopedic massage integrates ten modalities to treat soft#tissue pain and injury. matching the treatment to the injury. culminating in the fulfillment of her purpose of beingK to heal herself and other human beings and to find her place within the world.

postural reeducation. emotional expression. osteopathy has been shown to resolve illnesses resistant to surgery and other medical approaches. feeling.emphasis on structural balance of the musculos"eletal system. wraps. and physical therapy to normalize the body s structure and promote healing. # #*R$MM R & # M!SC' TH RA#Y This techni)ue utilizes deep cross#fiber stro"es applied with the thumbs and fingers. and9or inhalation treatments using natural herbs and floral extracts. repulsion. bloc"ages and toxins are eliminated through a cleansing diet and simple exercises. . 4ounded by Austrian#born naturopath . polarity therapy is a clothes#on. and neutrality. water. Most medical conditions are amenable to osteopathic healing. Treatment begins with cleansing. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life. R$S$NG YOGA TH RA#Y This therapy involves a fusion of hatha yoga. !ith this understanding. These approaches focus on the unity of tissue. plant oils. +t is holistic art based on the ancient science of yoga. including our experience of health. polarity therapy addresses the interdependence of body. 6steopathic physicians use joint manipulation. and seaweeds. headache. +n some cases. Treatments are suggested in a series of four.r. . #HYTOTH RA#Y This techni)ue utilizes massage. and the value of creating a way of life in harmony with nature. Mexico. the importance of relationships. mud pac"s. and steam therapies. The body is gently manipulated to balance the positive and negative energies. and Australia. +n addition to physical manipulation. +t is a totally client#centered process. combining elements of contemporary body9mind psychology with assisted yoga postures. noninvasive system complementing existing modalities with an integrated. The client will experience .eveloped by Therese /frimmer of .iane &aly. and fibrositis. Touch from the practitioner is very light and usually targeted toward areas that re)uire cleansing and clearing. as well as improving joint movement and removal of waste products9toxins from the muscle tissue.anada. baths. and meditation are used in a uni)ue synchronicity. Breathwor".eep Tissue Massage include arthritis. wellness. . and repairing the etheric energy field that surrounds the body and is followed by treatment focusing on connecting major and minor energy points 'cha"ras( in the body. Throughout the thirty#five to forty minute session. #HYS$OH 'AN$CS &nergy wor" designed to address the total person. while energetic integration focuses on melting bands of body character armor. and disease. #HO N$. /hysiohelanics uses the body s own energy systems to enhance healing. but postural integration focuses on systematic wor" with layers of fascia. the techni)ue was discovered in an effort to help herself recover from paralysis. this is a deep muscle therapeutic techni)ue. . /hysiohelanics was developed by . holistic model. #O'AR$TY TH RA#Y /olarity therapy is based on universal principles of energy##attraction. and it establishes inner balance by awa"ening the healing life force within. and psychotherapy. among others.onditions that benefit from /frimmer . and spirit. bodywor".anada. the healer channels energy rather than using her own. balancing. Both are similar methods. The wor" enables free flow of lymph and blood. /olarity is based on the belief that positive and negative poles exist in every cell. deep fascia manipulation. #OST!RA' $NT GRAT$ON & N RG T$C $NT GRAT$ON /ostural integration and energetic integration were developed by 5ac" /ainter in the late 12<3s and have spread to !estern &urope. As with many pioneers. mind. and awareness. 0andolph *tone in the mid#12J3s.. multiple sclerosis.

#SYCHOANA'YT$C TH RA#Y #sychoanalytic therapy is one of the 4ost 5ell"6no5n treat4ent 4odalities7 b8t it is also one of the 4ost 4is8nderstood by 4ental health cons84ers9 *o8nded by Si:48nd *re8d7 psychoanalytic therapists :enerally spend ti4e listenin: to patients tal6 abo8t their lives7 5hich is 5hy this 4ethod is often referred to as . Techni)ues are administered with the therapist s body in a completely relaxed state##no muscular force is re)uired##and without using the hands. and energize with fresh prana. :ealers then seal holes and crac"s. Advanced practitioners are trained to deliver healing down to the cellular level.eveloped in the /hilippines by Master .tal6 therapy9.ifferent levels of training are offered. #ROC SS AC!#R SS!R 3 This integrated therapy combines traditional acupressure with Iero Balancing techni)ues and psychological processing to enhance psycho#spiritual growth. and use of colored pranas. . The /7*: Treatment /lan teaches therapists to eliminate chronic tension using four uni)ue and dynamic therapeutic toolsK treatments that follow specific treatment protocols that ensure consistent resultsG self#treatment methods that help maintain results between treatmentsG /7*: Mobility Training that replaces rigid muscle patterns with new supple patterns and ma"e the positive changes permanentG and specific education that teaches each client how pain and tension develop and how to prevent their return. all while maintaining a completely relaxed state and without using the hands. All wor" is done off the body and sessions are painless. which synthesizes the best techni)ues of the Tibetan. it is a practical. 0emoving devitalized energy before energizing ma"es healing more efficient and helps clients avoid healing crises. easy#to#learn. eleven major cha"ras. . and corresponding minor and mini cha"ras. to correct energetic imbalances underlying most physical. /ranic /sychotherapy focuses on the healing of mental and emotional disorders and wor"ing with the root and web of cha"ras to disintegrate and transmute negative psychic energies. but also major shifts in awareness and feeling. combination. and psychospiritual ailments. /ranic healers are trained to use their hands to accurately evaluate the energetic condition of the aura. psychological. well#being. #RAN$C H A'$NG /ranic :ealing is a new science of bioenergetic healing. The therapy provider 5ill loo6 for patterns or si:nificant events that 4ay play a role in the client<s c8rrent diffic8lties9 #sychoanalysts believe that childhood events and 8nconscio8s feelin:s7 tho8:hts and 4otivations play a role in 4ental illness and 4aladaptive behaviors9(hile this type of therapy has 4any critics 5ho clai4 that psychoanalytic therapy is too ti4e cons84in:7 e=pensive and :enerally ineffective7 this treat4ent has several benefits as 5ell9 The therapist offers an e4pathetic and non>8d:4ental environ4ent 5here the client can feel safe in revealin: feelin:s or actions that have led to stress or tension in his or her life9 Oftenti4es7 si4ply sharin: these b8rdens 5ith another person can have a beneficial #!SH TH RA#Y /7*: Therapy was specifically designed to eliminate pain originating from chronic tension. . Therapists learn *oft /ressure *timulation to treat tissue on a layer#by#layer basis. /ranic :ealing can be performed on its own or as a complementary therapy to modern medicine and other healing modalities. healing art using prana. /7*: trainings modules are dynamic and educational. and is practiced in more than thirty countries. Basic /ranic :ealing teaches seven fundamental techni)ues to heal simple and moderate illnesses. and expanded consciousness. se)uence. +ndia. a vital life force. . clean out devitalized energy. /rocess acupressure offers a hands#on method of influencing the body s mental and emotional systems to stimulate balance.hoa 8o" *ui.hinese. &ach student who ta"es the trainings is taught how to eliminate chronic tension. eliminate pain. Advanced /ranic :ealing specializes in healing severe ailments and teaching the correct proportion. and 4ilipino healing systems.not only extraordinary energy releases and tangible changes in body shape and flexibility. +t too" twenty years of scientific experimentation and research to develop /ranic :ealing. and enhance athletic performance.

along with applied "inesiology. /rinciples behind Ouantum#Touch involve resonance. circulate. bioenergetics. and attitudinal traits with their impact on mental. combining techni)ues and principles from 0eichian and -estalt therapies. and conscious intent all wor"ing together to achieve an integrated adjustment of mind and body in order to better cultivate. which originated several thousand years ago.hinese treatment combines hands#on and hands#off techni)ues that balance the flow of )i 'energy( through the body. behavioral. +n OMT treatments. Fumerical codes that correspond vibrationally with conditions of the energy body are utilized. The rayid method addresses the causes behind symptoms. -$GONG M R$&$AN TH RA#Y Oigong Meridian Therapy 'OMT( is a natural healing system. 7sing various breathing techni)ues and meditations. &ric"son s hypnotherapy. specific hand techni)ues are used to guide healing energy. gentle healing method that wor"s with the energy body to allow disrupted energy patterns to regain their force. RAY$& M THO& The rayid method was formed by results of research on the meaning of the formations in the iris of the eyes. developed 0adix. which stimulates the meridians and certain points along or near the meridians. also referred to as 0adix neo#0eichian education. +t is derived from traditional . noninvasive techni)ue that follows a systematic approach. /h. visualization. and which permeates all of nature. -!ANT!M"TO!CH This hands#on healing method offers spontaneous adjusting of proper alignment of the body. enabling it to perform its functions. and Bates Method of vision training. 0adix teachers include certified professionals licensed by the 0adix +nstitute and adjunct teachers who incorporate this method into their therapy practice. . new experiences of body9soul connection. . The two guiding principles of 0adix areK safety. attention. and physical health are demonstrated in these formations. move and relieve )i bloc"ages.hinese medicine and is used to treat many serious illnesses. The purpose of OMT is to release the innate healing ability of clients so their body can maintain health and resist disease. the unseen life force that courses though the body.. primarily of the somatic experience.harles 8elly. in which the student may explore deep. and improve circulation. and increase their energy. as well as for relaxation. is an instructional method designed to teach the client how to release emotions held within the muscular structure of the body.hinese medicine. *ee Oigong Meridian Therapy. +t is a holistic. Oigong theory is the basis of traditional . -!ANT!M N RG T$CS Ouantum energetics is a subtle. Oigong is also a combination of timed breathing and gentle flowing movement. The OMT treatments serve to remove energy bloc"ages. Oi is vital energy. breath. intention. a light touch is applied to activate the body s own healing process. 0adix. and innate body intelligence. This method identifies an interaction between mind and body. and balance )i. &mphasis is placed on wor"ing through old traumas and moving into uni)ue. or life force. painful issues in an atmosphere of trust and comfortG and exploration. R RA&$. balance the overall )i of clients. meditation. OMT is based and focused on the concept of )i. :ereditary.-$GONG This traditional . so maximum health can be achieved on a longer#term basis. emotional.

and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. R *' CT$) H A'$NG 0eflective healing is a form of energy healing in which the therapist uses a combination of guided imagery and energy body manipulations to heal a specific physical organ or joint. and spiritual balance. 0eposturing dynamics is participatory.OGNOSY 0eflexognosy is the application of appropriate pressure to the leg and feet. The ultimate intent of rei"i#alchemia is to achieve a functional ego state that facilitates unconditional love. joint release. 0ei"i#alchemia combines the traditional rei"i of Mi"ao 7sui with the alchemia process. R *' . trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force '"i or chi(. reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot. +t was originated in 5apan in the early B3th century by Mi"ao 7sui. the theory was to combine the best attributes of several existing modalities with introspective analysis into a ten#session series of treatments.eveloped in the 12>3s by a group of practitioners of various bac"grounds including 0olfing. 0eflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate. psychotherapy. remaining in each position for three to five minutes. R #OST!R$NG &YNAM$CS 0eposturing dynamics is a system of stretches and massage techni)ues designed to restore balance and flexibility to the body. to bring about physiological and psychological changes in the body. :e developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. which creates a passive and active blend of energies in the healing. rebalancing combines energy balancing. healing occurs through the return of physical. *ometimes referred to as zone therapy. hands. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened. the Trager Approach.O'OGY Based on an ancient . Alchemia is a form of bodywor" that incorporates techni)ues that release etheric as well as subconscious energy bloc"ages and stored trauma. R $CH$AN R ' AS This techni)ue utilizes manipulation of the musculo#s"eletal system to release emotional bloc"ages from the body. R $%$ H A'$NG""!S!$ SYST M 0ei"i healing is a hands#on energy healing art. with lots of breathing and many stretch positions. &xtensive intuitive development and energetic training are re)uired by the therapist. an Austrian psychoanalyst.seeing the imbalances and suggesting corrective balancing lifestyles and support activities that enable the immune system to wor" its marvels. +n a rei"i healing session. This techni)ue is used to reduce pain. and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. this bodywor" involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. the practitioner. R *' . R $%$"A'CH M$A 0ei"i#alchemia utilizes "eys of different geometric shapes to trigger states of consciousness that allow healing and vibrational attunements to occur. by the hands of a trained practitioner. *imilar to acupressure principles. who had a life#changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as rei"i##sacred life force##and that awa"ened his innate healing abilities. Foninvasive physical touch of energy centers is important in this process of repatterning the etheric body. mental. +t is especially useful in stress#related illness and emotional disorders. There are exercises or additional stretches available to support the rebalancing process. . and craniosacral therapy. The practitioner s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body. deep# tissue massage. The practitioner facilitates transformation by wor"ing with the universal life force and the four forces that govern all states of consciousness. +t can be intense and . within the client and practitioner. and dialogue to relieve pain and induce emotional healing and relaxation. increase relaxation. pulsation.hinese therapy. +t was established from the wor"s of !ilhelm 0eich. reflexology wor"s with the body s energy flow to stimulate self#healing and maintain balance in physical function. R BA'ANC$NG Hoosely based on a conglomerate of modalities. places her hands on or just above the client s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body.

and muscular aches and pains. chiropractic. The objective of 0o:un is to understand how certain adverse patterns became fixed in the emotional and mental energy bodies and to release the negative effects of these patterns on daily life. :ealing is viewed as a form of learning. this techni)ue utilizes both sensitive manipulation of the soft tissue. using sound.M. +da 0olf in the 12=3s. Alexander and Moshe 4elden"rais. thorax. some noninvasive physical touch is involved. pain relief. *ee structural integration.eveloped by Marion 0osen. and herbal medicines. A fundamental principle of resonant "inesiology is that human bodies inherently have all the resources needed to be healthy. including verbal expression. and caring touch to access reservoirs of feeling. SHA&O( $NT GRAT$ON This modality is based on . 4. :e founded the 8oden"an . 0olfing utilizes physical manipulation and movement awareness to bring head. movement. shoulders. as well as advanced sessions. physiology.arl 5ung s concept of the shadow##those parts of your personality or beliefs that you . nonintrusive touch.r. together with the -estalt theory and practice of 4ritz and Haura /erls and the hypnotherapy of Milton &ric"son. R SONANT %$N S$O'OGY 0esonant "inesiology is a meditative form of educational bodywor".ojo. Treatments are offered in a ten#session series. R!B N* '& SYN RGY M THO& 4ounded by +lana 0ubenfeld. sound. acupressure. Although primarily an energy manipulation method. psychology. it is also used as a tool to promote personal growth. 0osen Method wor"s with held muscles to bring about physical and emotional awareness through relaxation. ROS N M THO& BO&Y(OR% 7sing gentle. A resonant "inesiologist teaches experientially. and communication to promote physical ease. dietetics. observation of the client s breathing patterns. this method integrates elements of two great body9mind teachers. pelvis. RO'*$NG STR!CT!RA' $NT GRAT$ON A method to reorder the major body segments. body posture. osteopathy. and legs into vertical alignment. S S AT & MASSAG *ee chair massage. 0estoration therapy is divided into four age groups. pathology. and touch to create active lessons for the body. as stress is unloaded from each muscle group. and herbal medicines is imperative. 0olfing was founded by American biochemist . The client is always in charge of how fast and far she progresses in any one session. R STORAT$ON TH RA#Y 0estoration therapy has been practiced in 5apan for more than fifteen hundred years and has proven successful in the treatment of migraine headaches.emotional at times. The 0ubenfeld synergy method uses many avenues. "inesthetic awareness. general fatigue. and a deeper contact with the inner self. shiatsu. and to be a successful practitioner of restoration therapy. 5u#5itsu *chool. +t allows more efficient use of the muscles with less expended energy by lifting the head and chest and lengthening the body s trun". a thorough "nowledge of anatomy. nervous tension. imagination. Because the wor" can bring up buried feelings and memories. . A sense of lightness and greater mobility often result from 0olfing. breathing patterns. and Fi""o 0estoration *anatorium in :onolulu in 12B2. RO"H!N TRANS*ORMAT$ON TH RA#Y This is a form of energy healing in which the therapist manipulates the client s energy bodies near each cha"ra. as well as cognitively. /rofessor *eishiro 6"aza"i was the foremost exponent of restoration therapy in America. though these resources may not be consistently available to conscious awareness. The practitioners of this method in 5apan are entitled to the same ran" as doctor. +t is a combination of amma. movement.

*hin"i"o is a type of medical )igong that increases levels of energy. the client is given a set of instructions that now engage the antagonist of the muscles involved. the solar plexus. The muscle is extended from a fixed position in a determined direction under a pinpoint of pressure. A naturally occurring energy flows from the practitioner s hands through the emotional centers of the client s body in a precise way to discharge debilitating emotions. learning to "eep that vibration present within you and continually heightening the vibration. The practitioner ascertains the locations of somatically held emotions and determines an appropriate physio#emotional release plan. The client is placed in a particular position so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction or plane. communication. +n recent not give a conscious place in your life. and spirit( and the physical world 'illness and environment( as experienced through mind. financial. A scientifically researched form of energy healing. This process emphasizes the personal and professional development of health professionals 'ethics. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. there is an immediate release from the pain induced by the inflammation response. or yourself. *T0 brea"s up the fibrotic and adhered mass of scar tissue to )uic"ly allow the muscle to return to its natural resting length. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body s resistance to disease and disorder. a determined pressure is applied directly into the affected tissue or along a specific line of injury. at four main sitesK the heart. SH$ATS! . offsetting any minor discomfort experienced. along with insights from )uantum physics. without physical training or exercise. the practitioner applies pressure with the finger. leading to freedom from pain and tension. 0ecovery rates once considered impossible by traditional therapists and sports medicine doctors were achieved. spirit. *T0 deals directly with the reasons for soft tissue dysfunctions and subse)uent referred pain and nerve entrapment. they will then turn against your family. +n acute conditions. shiatsu concentrates on unbloc"ing the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self#healing. SH N TH RA#Y *:&F is the acronym for *pecific :uman &nergy Fexus and was developed by American scientist 0ichard /ave". At the same time. shiatsu is a finger#pressure techni)ue utilizing traditional acupuncture points. !ith the client reclining. 6nce the muscle or muscle group has returned to the original resting length. your clients. By synchronizing personal vibration with the healing vibration of "i. or "nee to specific zones on the s"in located along the energy meridians. *:&F teaches that most emotions are held in the torso. +t is usually facilitated in groups of eight to twenty or in one#on#one sessions. The practitioner places hands in paired positions on the fully clothed client who s lying on the table. elbow. SOMA *6MA is a uni)ue development of the holographic body reading techni)ue. and consciousness through meditative#li"e "i harmonizing. SH$AT"S!R* This is a hands#and#foot#on therapy system designed to create space and unbloc" restrictions in the body via gravity. energy. The theory is that by putting your emotions in shadow. . and the root 'the perineum(. and in chronic conditions. palm. thumb. therapeutic relationships. body. !hen the exact location of the injury has been defined. or ethical problems. intuitive sense.ecrease in pain and increase in range of motion are often immediate. in which participants give voice and flesh out the conflicting beliefs and feelings that sabotage their professional and personal lives. SH$N%$%O A system of healing based on the study of the relationship between the non#physical world '"i. pulses. *imilar to acupressure. and life. and body9mind dynamics(. *T0 affects the insidious way scar tissue is formed. *hadow integration involves creating a ritual container in a group setting. *:&F aims to release emotions trapped in the body. *hiat#*urf wor"s with the body s breathing. you can heal yourself and others. :olographic body reading . through methods based on &uropean osteopathy techni)ues. the "ath 'below the navel(. resulting in health. and nervous system. heart. SO*T T$SS! R ' AS *oft#tissue release '*T0( is a powerful injury treatment techni)ue developed in &urope with the world s fastest sprinters. *T0 has been given clinical application for chronic low bac" pain and whiplash injuries.eveloped in 5apan.

*omatic &ducation considers the body as one of nature s gardens and facilitates self#healing by wor"ing with flower essencesG maps and calibrationG and environmental. chimes. the use of Tibetan singing bowls. The three brain model theory and holographic body reading. +t consists of prayer.recognizes that each person has an individual blueprint. and design the session for each structure. /ractitioners also focus on the soft#tissue release procedures for the nec" and bac" as they help identify curvatures of the spine and other dysfunctions. SOMAT$C #SYCHO'OGY This is a body#based orientation that facilitates the client s therapeutic process. +t is the practice of oneLs religious faith and conscience. journaling.@ *tudents in *omato&motional 0elease learn how to help the client physically identify and expel the energy cyst through reexperiencing and resolving unpleasant incidents. S#$R$T!A' MASSAG H A'$NG *piritual massage healing is a form of divinely inspired and divinely guided religous healing. assist the practitioner to analyze each individual blueprint. and movements derived from the laying#on of hands. and drums. etc. energy. and other mind9body integrating tools( for training bodywor" practitioners and for educating clients. S#$NA' R ' AS *pinal release allows therapists to correct distortions of the central nervous system and restore the body s center of gravity.P This wor" has been applied to combat veterans.r. as part of the *6MA theoretical framewor". and design the sessions to correspond to those individual needs. love. rattles. *omatic &xperiencing is Pbased upon the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of traumaP and Prestores self# regulation. drawing interpretation. The therapist shifts the content of the session to the here and now process of the client. personalize needs. relaxation. as developed by . /eter Hevine. *6MA neuromuscular integration wor"s the fascial networ" to release chronic. SOMATO MOT$ONA' R ' AS *omato&motional 0elease is a therapeutic process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effects of past trauma and associated negative responses. and even to infants after suffering traumatic births. sound therapy enables the realignment of natural body rhythms. and returns a sense of aliveness.traumahealing. rape survivors. SOMAT$C .r. SOMAT$C &!CAT$ON *omatic &ducation is a healthcare modality based on co#creative science. personalize its needs. SOMAT$C TH RA#Y Meaning of the body and often used to denote a body9mind or whole#body approach. and other processes.# R$ NC$NG *omatic &xperiencing is a body#awareness approach to trauma. SO!N& TH RA#Y 7sing the media of sound 'music. injury. tension.( as tools for healing. acutonic tuning for"s. 4ollowing trauma. anointing with 5ohn 7pledger and biophysicist . tones. !ithout prayer. According to the 4oundation for :uman &nrichment 'www. The *6MA practitioner wor"s with the fascia and musculature to restore circulation and return the body to its original perfection. vibrations. auto accident and post surgical trauma.r. the body isolates the ?energy cyst. stored structural aberrationsG to effectively realign the entire bodyG and to facilitate the change process. A client session is directed to the body experience that references the body as a resource. Therapy may include. . *6MA wor" includes extensive guidance tools 'movement. :olocaust survivors. *ee *6MA Feuromuscular +ntegration. The therapist wor"s with techni)ues that address the eight muscle groups of the lower bac". SOMA N !ROM!SC!'AR $NT GRAT$ON A ten#session system of bodywor". Ivi 8arni discovered the body often retains physical forces as the result of accident. which opens the client s awareness of her own experience of sensation. there is no spiritual massage . but is not limited to. and evo"ed thoughts. +t is therefore taught and practiced in a co#creative partnership with nature. or emotional trauma. as distinguished from a physiology#only perspective. and it is a mode of worship. chronic pain sufferers. allowing for the practitioner to analyze this. response. relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals who have had these precious gifts ta"en away. breath.

The many benefits of *wedish massage may include generalized relaxation.CO!NT RSTRA$N . rolling. *&T is a client#centered therapy that treats the specific needs uni)ue to each client by addressing particular injuries and conditions as they relate to the structural distortions. percussive. S#ORTS MASSAG *ports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. through the clothes. dissolution of scar tissue adhesions. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athleteK pre#event. which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury . /ost#event massage is also delivered on site. By using palpation and passive positional procedures. *&T integrates cranial9 structural techni)ues.eveloped in 12C.uring the massage. . body#restructuring therapy that addresses chronic and acute pain and dysfunction. myofascial unwinding. allows a balanced weight#bearing pelvis to support the entire spine and facilitates the unwinding of all other structural distortions.healing. both cranially and structurally. which may vary from one client to another. post#event. this noninvasive treatment helps decrease protective muscle spasms and alleviate somatic dysfunction in the musculos"eletal system. Therapeutic intervention is directed toward the myofascial system##the ligaments. *ee 0olfing. all flowing toward the heart. The client is often as"ed to bend or twist li"e a contortionist to secure a comfortable position. are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. attention is given to hormonal balance. 5ohn s neuromuscular therapy see"s out the cause of pain. "inesiology. nutrition. the athlete generally focuses on visualizing the upcoming event. enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. 4ive basic stro"es. *tructural &nergetic Therapy '*&T( is a deep#tissue. and elimination of toxins. and improved circulation. trigger points. /re#event massage is delivered at the performance site. muscles. The intent here is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. tendons. practitioners perform spiritual massage heling in uni)ue ways. The release of the core distortion pattern. focusing on creating a balance between the muscular and nervous systems. STR!CT!RA' $NT GRAT$ON Based on the wor" of .r. STR!CT!RA' N RG T$C TH RA#Y .. This bodywor" focuses on five basic principles##biomechanics. STRA$N. Also. free of inhibitions due to past trauma. After resuming the original position and pressing the trigger point. s"illful massage therapy can often speed and improve the )uality of healing. in which different angles and degrees of physical pressure are used to stretch and guide fascia to a place of easier movement. myofascial restructuring. to reduce friction on the s"in. /ost#event massage can reduce recovery time. postural distortion. The process is not intended to cure symptomsG its goal is to create a more resilient. 4ast#paced and stimulating. and postural analysis to address client symptoms and problems as they relate to body structure. it helps to establish blood flow and to warm up muscles. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet. the referred pain is gone. the therapist practicing strain9counterstrain therapy can help restore pain#free movement. higher#energy system. and nerve entrapment and compression##that are important factors in the body s physical homeostasis. with the application of oil. Therapists use a combination of "neading. The goal of *&T therapy is to have clients return to life activities pain free. ST9 /OHN0S N !ROM!SC!'AR TH RA#Y *t. :owever. with only the area being wor"ed on exposed. 0olf. and injury treatment. *wedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. This therapy is used to treat soft#tissue pain throughout most of the body. structural integration is based on the idea that the entire structural order of the body needs to be realigned and balanced with the gravitational forces around a central vertical line representing gravity s influence.eveloped by osteopath Hawrence 5ones. The position that relieves the referred pain is held for ninety seconds. and surrounding connective tissues. emotional energy release. usually with the athlete fully clothed. vibrational. !hen an athlete sustains an injury. +da /. S( &$SH MASSAG 6ne of the most commonly taught and well#"nown massage techni)ues. and tapping movements. A practitioner of structural integration has a ten#session cycle of wor". ischemis.

Most obviously characterized by the slow motion manner in which its choreographed movement patterns are carried out.SYNTRO#Y $NS$GHT BO&Y(OR% A combination of neuromuscular reeducation. Tantsu brings !atsu s in#water nurturing and power bac" onto land. even in the midst of activity. A noninvasive practice. Oigong breathing from the hara. Hearning to give a Tantsu session involves the giver in a process that leads to a deeper connection with others and with one s own centers and flows of energy. Taoism.hinese martial and healing art. or cha"ras. and taiji)uan postural efficiency. rhythmic movements. martial application. TA$%YO SH$ATS! Tai"yo shiatsu is a style using ancient Taoist yin9yang and taiji)uan principles combined with the gentle stretching of Ien shiatsu. regardless of age or physical condition. or any other activity for which economy of motion and efficiency of effort desired. while the giver "neels or stands beside the person. Hi"e shiatsu. and expanding 'distribution( the energy##is used in this modality. )igong. non#strenuous movements "nown to relax the body and refresh the mind. T0A$ CH$ CH!AN T ai chi chuan is an ancient . This efficient transfer of force reduces stress on both the body and mind. t ai chi chuan is more accurately defined by its attention to correct body alignment and structural detail. . opening channels to induce flow of stagnated energies. +n a Tantsu session. reaching the highest crest. The application of the Taoist principles enables the therapist to generate and utilize optimum energy to perform the shiatsu efficiently. A uni)ue wave techni)ue##visualizing an ocean wave forming 'potential(. The following Tai"yo essentials achieve optimum shiatsu efficiency and transmission as well as distribution of energyK spiritK state of beingG intentK volition or plan of actionG calmK state of mental stillness to perceiveG postureK proper body positioning for optimum operational efficiencyG presenceK the sum of the previous above essentialsG intuitionK ability to perceiveG breathingK )igong modeG and simplicityK unpretentiousness. falling '"inetic(. T T0A$ CH$ CH$H T ai chi chih is a series of simple. the giver cradles the receiver with their whole body. hands#on application. this shiatsu focuses on stretching and palming the meridians. is one of the "eys to generating efficient energy output. or water shiatsu.hinese medicine. *yntropy can be used exclusively or as an adjunct therapy. Moves can be performed by anyone. 4rom the !estern perspective. Tai"yo shiatsu emphasizes philosophy. and helps relieve daily tensions and stress based. 4rom the &astern perspective. Fo oil is usedG the receiver lies fully clothed on the floor. T ai chi chuan principles apply globally to wal"ing. bodywor". sinews. and muscle flexibility and enhances mobility. traditional . and supplying circulation 'oxygenated blood( to the organs. or dantien. T ai chi chih can help individuals feel calm. Tantsu focuses on connecting the cha"ras and freeing the natural movement of energy along the spine. stretching increases bone. opting to rely instead on exact positioning of the body s structural components to facilitate the transfer of force through the body. and meditation. essentials. who also created !atsu. breathing. The practitioner helps to access and empower the client s innate healing ability by focusing on what is functioning well in the body and expanding on it.ull. on principles of relaxed breathing. and e)uilibrium of weight. Tantsu is based on point wor" and powerful stretches to release chi 'life force( along the body s meridians and in the energy centers. *yntropy +nsight Bodywor" acts directly on the nervous system to dissolve chronic patterns of pain and tension. TANTS! TANTR$C SH$ATS! Tantsu Tantric *hiatsu was invented by :arold . T ai chi chuan practitioners move slowly and with a minimum of overt muscular effort.

manipulation was one of four major branches composing traditional Thai ceremonies or magical practices. The therapist uses a light touch or holds the hand above the body. *eawater baths may include massage with strong. As many as five practitioners are used to hold pressure points on the client for up to two hours. THA$ MASSAG Also called nuad bo rarn. Therapeutic Touch is based on ancient energy healing methods. with the client generally seated. Touch for :ealth combines methods and techni)ues that include acupuncture principles.eveloped by . THA'ASSOTH RA#Y This treatment uses the therapeutic benefits of the sea and seawater products##vitamins and minerals##to restore health and vitality to the s"in and hair. noninvasive approach. :istorically. this approach activates healing from sexual abuse. including the care of premature infants and emergency room patients.TARA A##ROACH . After the muscles have been strengthened. who was the personal physician of the Buddha and Magadha "ing. incorporating physical manipulation of soft tissue as well as dynamic interaction with the body s . neglect. of which ten hold top priority. battering relationships.evelopers of this techni)ue affirm that everyone has the potential to heal with Therapeutic Touch and may be taught the methodology in one day. are trained to feel or sense energy imbalances in the client and to use laying on of hands to disperse bloc"s and channel healing forces to the client s body. +t is "nown to induce a state of relaxation within minutes. fire 'sa"ara( and water 'sophi#el(. Tera#Mai *eichem translates from *ans"rit as action of compassion. meaning it acts as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. T RA"MA$ S $CH M This is an ancient art of healing using the universal elemental energy rays of earth 'rei"i(. &xcept for the feet. *hivago 8omarpaj. the TA0A Approach is a holistic system for the critical transformation of psychological. The method of treatment re)uires a second person who performs muscle testing. and illness. improving vitality and the ability to maintain good health. T$B TAN #O$NT HO'&$NG .eveloped in 12C2 by 8aren /eterson and 5ohn !alsh. TH RA# !T$C TO!CH . massage. instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner s body weight. Although the origins are somewhat vague. This is based on the theory the body is made up of seventy#two thousand sen. TouchAbilities &ssential . the client remains fully clothed. The treatment may include a seaweed and algae paste spread on the body and being insulated with sheets or blan"ets.eveloped by +ris Burman and *andy 4riedland. This determines which muscles are strong or wea". and emotional shoc" and trauma. muscle testing. TO!CHAB$'$T$ S . Tibetan point holding focuses on prolonged holding of acupressure points to generate emotional release. a variety of methods are used as part of a muscle strengthening program. acupressure. air9ether 'angelic light(. Therapeutic Touch is considered safe because of its gentle.eveloped through the collaboration of a nursing professor and a spiritual healer. indicating if a physical problem or organ malfunction exists. so draping is not necessary.ombining the ancient oriental healing art of 5in *hin with therapeutic dialogues. Thai massage also involves peripheral stimulating. Touch for :ealth theory states that energy then flows through the body. TO!CH *OR H A'TH . /ractitioners.eveloped by chiropractor 5ohn Thie. Therapeutic Touch has been applied in an assortment of medical situations. credit for Thai massage is given to a famous +ndian doctor. This point serves as the main division between Thai and !estern massage. or energy lines. *uch techni)ues include finger pressure on neuro# vascular holding points on the head and pressure on the acupressure holding points.onnections is a universal s"ill set and philosophy for bodywor" practitioners. 6nce wea" muscles are determined. *tephanie Mines. Treatment needs are assessed through iridology or "inesiology. and dietary guidelines. . underwater jets or manual hose massage by the therapist. physical. . primarily nurses.r. This s"ill set includes the core techni)ues that are common to all modalities. Thai massage has been taught and practiced in Thailand for approximately twenty#five hundred years. *ee "inesiology. Hengthy holding allows the client to address internal thoughts as they arise. abusive family environments. Meditation is used by the therapist to center herself and strengthen her connection to the client s energy system. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table.

Milton Trager. TRAG R A##ROACH Trager is an approach to bodywor" developed in the 12B3s by American medical practitioner . at the . These elements protect the client from delayed diagnosis. The practitioner wor"s in a relaxed. endurance. The client wears a swimsuit or underwear and lies on a well#padded table in a warm. 4ocused on empowering the client. TouchAbilities encourages an ?in the moment@ dialogue between bodies to support optimal function. . which are the concerns of first order. to maintain and enhance the sense of lightness. The treatment goal is achieved through a systematized approach. A Trager session ta"es from sixty to ninety minutes. !hile traditional . battering. comfortable environment. and are more receptive to further positive change. or criminal violence. stress. roc"ing movements.hinese system of manual therapeutics with a wide range of techni)ues and indications. the trauma of war. become more permanent. passive stretching. nonintrusive hands#on wor". or painsG heightened levels of energy and vitalityG more effortless posture and carriageG greater joint mobilityG deeper states of relaxation than were previously possibleG and a new ease in daily activities. tui na facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and )i 'vital energy(. gentle. Treatment consists of trigger point compression. &xtreme pressure and rapid thrusts are not used and pain is not necessary to ma"e this approach effective. waves. or ?mental gymnastics. +t is a powerful means of teaching the client to recall the pleasurable sensory state that produced positive tissue change. mental. the practitioner ma"es touch#contact with the client in such a gentle and rhythmic way that the person lying passively on the table actually experiences the possibility of being able to move each part of the body freely. The term tui na 'pronounced t#weigh na( combines the names of two of the hand techni)ues. including fluid.uring the session.@ a system of simple. /hilosophically based on the idea that the body is a multidimensional blend of physical. the client is given instruction in the use of Mentastics. The approach consists of simple exercises called Mentastics and deep. freedom. and flexibility. and spiritual )ualities.olorado *chool of :ealing Arts. every time the feeling is clearly recalled the changes deepen. The trauma touch training program was developed in 122. tui meaning to push and na meaning to lift and s)ueeze. The pace of therapy is determined individually according to the client s need. including sexual and emotional abuse. surgery. delayed treatment. TR$GG R #O$NT MYOTH RA#Y Trigger point myotherapy is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. which controls body function and enhances resistance to disease. and flows are obstructed or distorted and to apply techni)ues that reestablish a more functional dynamic. with attention to such factors as nutritional inta"e. Because it is this feeling state that triggered positive tissue response in the first place. effortless movement se)uences. Tui na techni)ues range from those that are light and soothing to those that are strong and invigorating. strength. or contraindicated treatment. and a regime of corrective exercises. proper exercises. and other physical components.mental and energetic fields. . effortlessly. +t ma"es extensive use of touch#contact and encourages the client to experience the freeing#up of different parts of the body. freedom. Trigger point myotherapy is an integrating approach to myofascial pain and dysfunction.hinese medical precepts form its theoretical basis. *uccess may be measured subjectively by the level of pain reduction experienced by the client and objectively through increased range of motion. and flexibility instilled by the table wor".r. The idea is to use motion in the muscles and joints to produce positive sensory feelings that are then fed bac" into the central nervous system. The goal of treatment is the client s recovery from or a significant reduction in myofascial pain. and gracefully on her own. mechanical abnormalities. clinical experience governs its application. The result is a feeling of lightness. TRA!MA TO!CH TH RA#Y Trauma touch therapy was developed to address the needs of clients affected by trauma and abuse. and other measures of improved function. 0efined over the centuries. this techni)ue combines therapeutic movement and breathwor" with psychotherapeutic elements to bring body and mind together in holistic healing. emotional.hanges described have included the disappearance of specific symptoms. After getting up from the table. T!$ NA Tui na is an ancient . The myotherapist encourages the client to be personally responsible for their improvement. Trigger point myotherapy relies heavily on client#therapist interaction. including verbal and nonverbal elements. discomforts. Fo oils or lotions are used. 0elearning touch from a healthy perspective is a major focus of the therapy. meditative state of consciousness. +ts objective is to identify areas where actions. myomassage. which are .

/resent in our every experience. These patterns of dysfunction are palpable once the proper awareness and sensitivity have been developed. therapists are trained not to define or project their perceptions or expectations onto a client s experience. these patterns form the very fabric of our reality. using the body s system of light energy. The s"illed practitioner can readily access even the deepest layers of soft tissue by wor"ing with the associated patterns. . rubbing. . no matter how deep within the body. All physical. clients must define for themselves how their consciousness integrates and changes as a result of this wor". 4or this reason. will. practitioners place their hands on various parts of the client s head. The therapist then begins to evaluate. not on the body. and integrate fields of consciousness surrounding and permeating the client. /atterns are infinitely variable expressions of soft#tissue dysfunctions that are synergistically related to the dysfunctions. The term ?tui na@ first appeared in the Ming . !NT$ 7FT+& was developed in the 7nited *tates in the early 12C3s as an alternative to exerting force into soft tissues that may already be painful to the touch. although they can be generally placed in the category of pressing. This dynamic. ! !N$*$ & *$ '& TH RA#Y 7nified field therapy '74T( has discovered that beyond the body. waving.hanges in the patterns are stimulated by the presence of the practitioner s fingers and determined by the body s natural desire to reach homeostasis. +t is a procedure for wor"ing with the body. This techni)ue brings about a feeling of deep relaxation as it releases the energy bloc"s causing mental and physical distress. it readily deals with the uni)ue patterns of the individual. allowing for more complete. The fingers respond to the changes without any application of force. This can be done in a hands#on or hands#off application. or manipulating.ynasty text /ediatric Tui Fa . shoulders. the patterns are affected. The hands move gently in concert with the changes. sha"ing. 7tilizing this "nowledge. emotional. mental. This field is called the unified field. ever expansive matrix forms a single field from which all conscious life flows. Accordingly. beyond energy. The most subtle shift or change in these patterns can yield immense expansion in our consciousness and bring enormous transformation to one s life. or preconceived routine. 74T directly accesses the unified field to initiate shifts within a conscious system. can be felt in the s"in. since there is contact with the s"in as soft tissues are manipulated. The more thorough the method used. the soft tissues are reevaluated to confirm they have normalized and musculos"eletal integrity has improved. . Because the foundation of 7FT+& is sensitivity. long#term change. palpate.lients remain fully clothed and are as"ed to lie face up on a massage table in a comfortable position with eyes closed and attention focused internally. +t is basic to 7FT+& that soft#tissue dysfunction.<J hand techni)ues. Turaya also unloc"s creative potential at the cellular level. bac". and abdomen.lassic in 1<31 T!RAYA TO!CH SYST M !ith Turaya Touch.used to represent the system. Therapists often re)uest that new clients follow up within forty#eight to seventy#two hours after the initial visit to discuss any additional shifts that may have occurred in the interim. percussion. 6nce the patterns release. /ractitioners of tui na claim there are more than . the more li"ely it is that the patterns will be released. and energetic patterns "nown to our world originate from this single source. lies a matrix of consciousness that permeates every aspect of our world. *essions last approximately forty to sixty minutes. Although other approaches may not specifically address soft#tissue patterns.

which allow for fully#connected and communicative bodies. )$TA*' . By freeing each organ to wor" compatibly with the others. These concepts are.H A'$NG N RG T$C TH RA#Y Eortex:ealing is an energetic healing art from the Merlin lineage that wor"s solely with divine light and consciousness. Based on the piezoelectric properties of the human s"in. for the practitioner can channel not just the divine energy and light of the Eortex. and tor)uing are some of the techni)ues that help clients become aware of where they have been holding. spea"ing. ac"nowledging and honoring the fluid. abnormal points of tension. we are causing and accessing healing and transformation to happen. and connect the body so tensions can reverberate freely. The 4luid Body Model##a body of "nowledge where we experience being in our bodies in a whole new way. an ancient modality originating in +ndia and Tibet. so that when we spea". ( . moves energy and emotions. loosen. )$SC RA' MAN$#!'AT$ON Eisceral manipulation enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs of the visceral system. massage can be used as a modality in and of itself but also wor"s well as an adjunct to aromatherapy with the application of essential oils. The visceral organs are dependent on their ability to move freely in the visceral cavity to then wor" correctly and efficiently. a therapist can potentially alter and improve the structure and functioning of the entire body. using the pads and nails of the fingers in a rolling motion to produce therapeutic electrical voltages and currents.isease as a *trategy##a self#responsible way of thin"ing that allows us to access self#healing and growthG and The Hanguage of :ealing##a way of spea"ing responsibly about our bodies and lives. freeing pain as we have "nown it. they cease to function properly. E:MT includes new distinctions of awareness in thin"ing. :ypertonicity. standing. as well as to release the deepest "armic issues we hold as human beings##they are transformed directly by divine consciousness. which is composed of seven divine beings whose sole intention is to manifest healing. +t derives its name from a particular energy#vortex that interfaces our physical world and a special divine healing realm that is accessed in this art. but also new circulation of their basic metabolic fluids flowing to once#rigid areas. but also the consciousness of this special realm. )ORT . &ven a musical instrument is magically and directly transformed by this divine consciousness. and helps in the release of chronic pain or stiffness. E:MT wor"s with the physical structure to free up past tensions and stresses that have been held in the body. +t is li"e massage therapy. As they listen to people s body rhythms and fre)uencies. Eitaflex massage.) )$BRAT$ONA' H A'$NG MASSAG TH RA#Y Eibrational :ealing Massage Therapy 'E:MT( is a bodywor" therapy designed to restore one to fluidity. creating chronic irritation and fixed. and adhesions can all cause organs to wor" against each other. Eitaflex is also a part of the raindrop massage protocol. displacement. /ractitioners and recipients ali"e begin to feel not only their vibrations move within them. providing touch techni)ues and distinctions that help people live in their bodies as a li)uid process. evolving processes that we areG . *pecial sensitive stretching. and sitting. improving its sound remar"ably. practitioners of E:MT facilitate a clothes#on massage therapy that is rhythmic and fun. This enables Eortex:ealing to perform extraordinary healings on the physical and emotional level. wal"ing. vitaflex is a specialized form of manual stimulation at specific reflex points throughout the body. There are approximately sixteen basic techni)ues that serve to align. This reawa"ening of the nervous system restores circulation to injured areas. rebounding. !hen they are pulled out of their effective positions. This healing realm is what ma"es Eortex:ealing uni)ue.

providing relief from pain. and stress. 4or the massage therapist or bodywor"er. + N SH$ATS! This style was developed by *hizuto Masanuga. and meditation. and is helpful in the reduction of stress. roc"ing. . !hen the whole body is in continual movement. Iero . each move flowing gracefully into the next. !arm water and the continuous support it provides are ideal for freeing the spine. who proposed the treatment of meridian extensions beyond those recognized in the classical . This techni)ue provides clients the possibility of healing by addressing the energy flow of the s"eletal system. improves muscle tone. which consists of gentle acupressure focusing on joints and bones. applying pressure. :e also developed the widely#accepted two#hand style.ull found the effects of Ien shiatsu could be amplified and made more profound by stretching someone while having them float in warm water. acupuncture. anxiety. $oga most commonly involves a series of stretching postures 'called asanas(. generally ta"es thirty to forty minutes and is done through the client s clothing while they lie on a massage table. M. 0olfing. thereby encouraging physical and mental well#being. and meditative practices. YOGASSAG This is a massage modality that enhances the free and natural movements of the body through gentle. A Iero Balancing session. and moving the whole body while stretching a leg or arm. + RO BA'ANC$NG Iero Balancing was developed by 4ritz *mith.. $ogassage has been compared to Thai massage on a table. $oga increases flexibility. Iero Balancing integrates fundamental principles of !estern medicine with &astern concepts of energy. -entle vibration and energy wor" with the cha"ras is integrated into a gracefully flowing se)uence. . while the other provides stationary support. By wor"ing with bone energy. Ien shiatsu incorporates stretches that release bloc"ages along the meridians##the channels through which chi or life force flows. By supporting. zero balancing see"s to correct imbalances between energy and structure. as it blends elements from both the &astern and !estern cultures of bodywor". began at :arbin :ot *prings where :arold . and has its roots in osteopathy. yet energizing. sustained stretching and applied pressure. or a)uatic shiatsu.hinese view. there is no way to resistantly anticipate what s coming next. !atsu lessens the resistance there is when a limb is wor"ed in isolation.iet is also considered important to this discipline. where one hand moves.(ATS! !atsu. 0elaxing. breathing exercises.ull brought his "nowledge of Ien shiatsu into a warm pool. Y YOGA The word yoga describes a variety of :indu practices developed in ancient +ndia to unify body and mind with universal spirit. 7ni)ue positioning with props is incorporated to facilitate myofascial stretching without strain. + + N BO&Y TH RA#Y This techni)ue integrates Ien training with &astern teachings of the circulation of vital energy or essence of life.

Balancing may enhance other modalities and open new avenues of energetic and structural balancing through touch. .