Active Isolated Stretching: this method of muscle lengthening and facial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep facial planes.
Acupressure: an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. when these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote circulation of blood and the body’s life force (qi or chi).
CranioSacral: a gentle, noninvasive method that enhances the body’s natural healing processes. Conditions that may be avoided or reduced include: osteoporosis, cardiac symptoms, diabetes, headaches / migraines, arthritis, scoliosis, autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s & dimentia.
Feldenkrais, Functional Integration: this method establishes new connections between the brain and body through movement re-education. Habituated responses to problem areas in our lives are ingrained in our movement patterns. These patterns are eliminated and replaced with new skills that improve the physical, mental and emotional function of the body.
Lymphatic Drainage: a unique therapy where practitioners palpate the lymphatic flow and identify the rhythm, direction, and quality of the flow in order to find alternate pathways for drainage. This technique helps with migraines and headaches.
Myofacial Release: a gentle pressure in an area of facial tension is applied in the direction of the restriction for the relief of cervical pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, headaches, etc. See Structural Integration, the Rolf Method
Reflexology: involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Pressure to these zones stimulates body organs and relieves areas of congestion, reduces pain, increases relaxation and stimulates circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids – especially good for stress-related illness and emotional disorders.
Reiki: a hands-on energy healing art where the practitioner is trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (qi or chi). Healing can occur through the return of physical, mental and spiritual balance.
Shiatsu: a finger-pressure technique utilizing the traditional acupuncture points of Oriental healing to unblock the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to help relieve pain and strengthen the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.
Structural Integration: a Rolfing Method used to realign and balance the structural order of the body is directed toward the myofascial system – ligaments, muscles, tendons, and surrounding connective tissues in order to create a more resilient, higher-energy system free of inhibitions due to past trauma.
Trager Approach: a fluid, gentle, rocking movement using motion in the muscles and joints to produce changes such as disappearance and discomforts or pains, heightened levels of energy and vitality, more effortless posture and carriage, greater joint mobility, deeper relaxation, etc.
Visceral Manipulation: enhances the normal mobility and tissue motion of the organs allowing them to be compatible with each other potentially altering and improving the structure and functioning of the entire body.