Kriya™ massage facilitates seeing and feeling the energy patterns of movement. There is a magical feeling that goes along with it. People receiving a massage feel it, but are not consciously aware of the possible effect. Kriya™ stimulates change by disrupting old holding patterns of consciousness in preparation for realignment to a polarized state. The affect on the client is a progressive buildup of energy as the practitioner continues.The use of the Kriya™ dance creates a feeling of having received multiple massages. Kriya™ uses energy patterns that are spirals, figure eights and circles. The result is a continuous motion with no beginning and no end. When this type of massage is integrated with other styles, the affect is intensified and may continue for many days. Kriya™ can be a separate massage or an adjunct to any other style.
A very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
Tui na Massagge
What is therapeutic massage (tui na)?
The term tui na (pronounced "twee naw"), which literally means "pinch and pull," refers to a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work.
Tui na is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. As such, practitioners use it for many of the same reasons and according to the same principles as acupuncture. Like acupuncture, TCM uses tui na to harmonize yin and yang in the body by manipulating the Qi in the acupuncture channels.
Tui na includes what is popularly known as "acupressure," where practitioners use finger pressure instead of needles to stimulate the acupuncture points.
When is tui na used?
Tui na is one of the most popular TCM treatment modalities and is frequently used in the treatment of superficial trauma and injury and a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. Tui na is also often used when acupuncture is inappropriate, such as with children, when it is referred to as "Chinese pediatric massage therapy."
TCM practitioners will frequently encourage and instruct patients to do self massage and certain exercises at home. This solidifies and expands the benefits created during treatment sessions.
Self massage and stretching are considered important aspects of self healthcare.
This massage is generally done fully clothed.
Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?
It feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage releases toxins from muscles and gets blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it's important to drink plenty of water after any massage to help eliminatetoxins from the body.
It's important to be realistic about what one massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just won'thappen. In fact, undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.
A type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body’s natural immune function.
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Study shows key role of massage — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps got a massage twice a day in Beijing. His teammate, Dara Torres, had two massage therapists on stand-by.And a bunch of sedated rabbits in Ohio recently had massage performed on their legs after bouts of intense exercise.
Phelps, 23, made history by winning eight gold medals. Torres, 41, became the oldest swimmer to compete in an Olympic event and win a silver medal.
As for the rabbits? They might have proved scientifically what athletes and trainers have long believed: Massage really does help with muscle recovery.
A type of bodywork that generally focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. It also applies to the hands and ears as well. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
A bodywork method that focuses on gently stimulating your CranioSacral system (membranes and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord) to heal the body by improving the functioning of the central nervous system.CST effectively complements your body’s natural healing process, and has been known to help alleviate a wide variety of problems including:
· Central Nervous System Disorders
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage TM
Founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that releases myofascial adhesion and helps repositions internal organs that have shifted. Adhesions and mispositioning restricts the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi. Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to wellness which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal wellness. Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who has been delivering babies since she was 13.
This technique addresses position and wellness of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common disorders.
How does it work for women?
This external massage gently lifts and guides the uterus into its optimal position in the lower pelvis. The uterus is held in position by over 10 ligaments. Ligaments, when stressed or strained cause the uterus to become mal-positioned. If the uterus is mal-positioned, women experience a multitude of ailments.
What could cause a displaced uterus?
- High Impact exercise, running on cement surfaces, high impact aerobics, etc
- Injury to the sacrum or tailbone from a fall, car accidents, etc.
- Pelvic ligaments that have weakened due to overstretching during pregnancy and birth
- Lifting & carrying heavy objects before or during menstruation and too soon after childbirth
- Time and gravity
- Past surgeries
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Chronic muscle spasm around the low back and sacrum
- Emotional armoring from abuse at anytime in life
What are the symptoms of a displaced uterus?
- Painful or irregular periods; painful or irregular ovulation
- Dark or brown blood at the onset and at the end of menstruation
- Headache or migraine with period
- Varicose veins of the legs and/or tired, weak or numb legs
- Low backache; back pain with period
- More serious imbalances including: Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids and Uterine Polyps
- PMS/ depression
- Frequent urination; bladder infections, incontinence
- Recurrent vaginal infections
- Chronic miscarriages
- Difficulty getting pregnant/Infertility
- Painful intercourse
- Chronic constipation
- Difficult menopause
How quickly should I expect a change?
Depending on the severity of the problem, it may take as little as one session and as long as many months for the uterine position to be corrected and for the ligaments to gain enough strength and elasticity for it to stay in place. 3 sessions are usually the minimum. Women often report a rapid improvement in symptoms and sense of well-being when self-care is performed regularly.
Is uterine massage recommended for all women?
Almost every woman, even those who have had hysterectomies can benefit greatly from uterine massage through improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, and a decrease in the formation of scar tissue.
Uterine massage is not performed: 1) during menstrual bleeding; 2) within the first 6 weeks following a normal vaginal delivery or the first 3 months after a c-section; 3) for a woman using an IUD for birth control; 4) if cancer is present or suspected anywhere in the pelvis, or the client is undergoing chemotherapy for this condition; 5) during the first trimester of pregnancy; or 6) hiatal hernia - gentle touch only.
How is this massage helpful for men?
The massage is done the same way for men. The prostate is a glandular organ that rests behind the bladder it has no ligaments to speak of for support. The prostate gland can become congested resulting in early stages of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), impotence (depending on the cause), decrease sperm count, etc. By applying the massage to the abdomen it supports healthy organ function and relieves congestion.
Does uterine massage support fertility?
It has been estimated that approx 30 % of woman who have been unsuccessful in conceiving eventually conceive after a succession of MAM treatments. Treatments generally consist of massage, diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal therapies to enhance fertility.
Once the uterus is in its optimal position, there is improved hemo dynamics and homeostasis to support and enhance fertility. When including the partner in the process, we find fertility is increased! After all, men need this work as much as women do.
I've had a hysterectomy - how does uterine massage help?
Women who have had hysterectomies benefit greatly as well. The technique improves circulation in and around the area of the scar and allows for proper flow of the lymph, which often becomes blocked after surgery, resulting in swelling, burning and deep aching pains in the pelvis. By using uterine massage techniques on a regular basis, scar tissue will be prevented from forming in the pelvis after surgery. Ligaments and other remaining organs are benefited from improving circulatory flow to the pelvis.
How does arvigo abdominal massage help with digestion?
Many anxieties and emotions through life are stored in our body's tissues and organs. A very common place is in the organs of the digestive system. Those so called "butterflies in your stomach" can lead to constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, and eventually to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gasto Esophageal Reflux (GERD), Crohn's and more.
Stresses and emotions cause the small intestine and colon to be "twisted or kinked" leading the blockages in the flow of peristalsis. Surrounding fascia creates adhesions that mal-position organs and impede proper blood flow and enzyme secretions. Maya Abdominal Massage helps to break down facial adhesions, scar tissue and removes any "kinks" in the digestive tract. Often there is a dramatic improvement after just one session when combined with proper diet and self-care.
What is "self-care" and why does it help?
Each client is instructed in performing the abdominal massage for themselves. By doing self care massage daily for 2 - 3 minutes of daily massage, it provides the individual with the ability to improve their symptoms while working with their practitioner.
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A form of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time in which a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental, and emotional changes. Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced throughout the pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Self-Care breast massage
Something that women should do for themselves daily.
Here are some links to video's on how to perform a simple version of self breast massage
Massaging the breasts helps make the breasts firmer, healthier and aids in maintaining the balance of hormones in a woman’s body.
The female breasts are made up of fatty tissue, milk producing glands and lymphatic ducts and nodes which benefit greatly from being massaged.
The confinement of the breasts, for example,from tight clothing, causes a stagnation of fluids within the breasts which provides the opportunity for lumps, tumors, cysts and cancer to develop. New research suggest that regular breast massage helps to maintain health and prevent lumps, tumors, cysts and cancer.
Massaging the breasts also assists in recovery from surgery.
Women who have undergone breast surgery often experience pain, tightness, swelling, edema and, in the case of mastectomy, feelings of grief and loss. The ways massage therapy aids breast-cancer patients are varied, and includes relaxation, pain relief, emotional support, reduction of both swelling and tightness,softening of scar tissue, and alleviation of edema. Massage can also help "reconnect" mastectomy patients to their own bodies.
Massage is a powerful tool assisting in a persons overall health, healing and recovery process. Breast massage as a normal part of any massage treament greatly enhances the overall benifits of the massage and ones health.
Benefits of Breast Massage
Reduces breast pain and discomfort. Decreased congestion and swelling.
Reduces post surgical symptoms
Shapes and tones the breast
Increases lymphatic circulation
Decreases menstrual cramps
Reflexively massages your whole body
Moderates PMS symptom
Decreases hot flashes
Affects entire glandular system
Balances menstrual flow
Balances your energies
Beautifies your skin
Enhances your immune system
R E S E A R C H
Massage Benefits Women with Breast Cancer
Research was conducted by the Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology Clinics, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine."Breast cancer patients improved immune functions following massage therapy." Massage therapy reduced depression, anxiety and anger in women with breast cancer, and increased their levels of dopamine, serotonin, natural killer cells and lymphocytes, according to recent research. Results of the urine tests showed that serotonin and dopamine levels for the massage group increased, and the blood tests showed that there was a significant increase in their natural killer (NK) cell numbers and lymphocytes.Natural killer cells (also known as NK cells, K cells, and killer cells) are a type of lymphocyte (a white blood cell) and a component of the immune system. "NK cells spontaneously destroy a wide variety of cancer and virus-infected cells and are involved in eliminating metastases."
Although rare, men are also subject to breast cancer.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you are considering breast massage make sure you have a clear understanding as to what is involved. As a client you need to give consent to any treatment you are receiving.
Your perception of the professionalism and integrity of the practitioner is very important. Massage therapist are trained to be flexible and versatile. Building trust is key to achieving the best treatment possible. Breast massage can be very sensitive issue for some women. Your comfort level is of the utmost importants. Draping will be utilized when receiving a treatment. Usually the most effective way to perform some of the work will be undraping the breast. Options are available to accommodate for your level of comfort if you feel uncomfortable about having your breast undraped. Communication is vitally important in creating a safe and trusting environment. Speak to the therapist about any concerns you have. You can say yes or no to any part of the treatment and at any time make adjustments to feel more comfortable. The massage therapist is a skilled professional who can support the routines of healthy breasts and overall health monitoring.
Massaging of the breasts is a practice that has been done for centuries in India, the Orient and other parts of the world. Such a practice is documented in Ayurvedic medicine, a medical system that originated in India and has been around for generations.
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A head massage is designed to improve the energy flow by massaging the head, neck, shoulders, upper body, and face.
A Japanese form of energy healing that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in the body. As a result, the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms strengthen, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.
During a session, an energetic connection is created in order to remove blockages, detoxify your energy system, and restore your vital life force energy.The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to conduct the necessary energy force connection.The benefits of Reiki range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain.
Tong Ren Energy Healing
Tong Ren energy healing was developed by Tom Tam, Chinese acupuncturist, as a therapy for internally healing a patient’s energy system by using the collective unconscious, as defined by Dr. Carl Jung, for internally accessing that energy system.Tom Tam Tong Ren Therapy is an energy healing technique which has been used to treat many difficult conditions such as Cancer, MS and Parkinson's with great success. The technique comes from the larger Tam Healing System as developed by Tom Tam. The system is based on Tom Tam's years of clinical practice and research and utilizes both western and eastern medical thought. Tong Ren can be used by practitioners and lay people for self-help or to help heal others.
Tong Ren Healing Class
Classes are group-healing sessions using Tong Ren therapy. The basis of energy healing is that energy removes blockages in the body that cause illness. Removal of these blockages restores the natural flow of 'Chi' energy so that the body naturally corrects itself and therefore functions properly and heals.
The major benefits of Tong Ren Therapy as a method of promoting healing are:
Can be done in person or at a distance
Easy to learn - can't do anything wrong
Can be done by "professionals" or "anyone else"
Effective with many conditions.
Wonderful way to support the healing process of someone you care about.
Doesn't diagnose the illness - works on the symptoms and the source of imbalance.
No side effects.
Can be used with other "therapies" or medications at the same time
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The basic approach to Biological Medicine is expressed by its name: bio-logic—the logic of nature. By working with the innate wisdom of the body and the natural forces around us, Biological Medicine frees our natural healing systems to do what they were intended to do: rejuvenate, replenish and restore. And because every person is unique, Biological Medicine treats individuals and not merely the disease.
In 1997, The Biological Medicine Network was created as a program of the Marion Institute. As part of the Marion Institute, BMN is a non-profit organization and believes deeply in bringing critical awareness and support for this most essential and alternative approach to health and healing.
The Marion Institute, located in Marion, MA was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to identifying, promoting and incubating programs and serendipity projects, both on a global and local level, that seek to enhance life for the Earth and its inhabitants.
The Marion Institute is committed to uniting people who want to heal the planet—and themselves—by encouraging a deeper understanding of the past, a dynamic experience of the present, and a passionate vision for a healthy future.
BMN is committed to fostering sustained dialogue and collaborative relationships, and will utilize its resources to expand the concept and precept of Biological Medicine through networking, informational gatherings, comprehensive trainings and educational seminars. Our goal here at BMN has always been and continues to be, educating people about and spreading the principles of health and healing through Biological Medicine
As a Biological medicine consultant, John will assist in finding some solutions to root causes and make suggestions as to what would be the best approach to better health
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HEALING THE LIGHT BODY
This healing modality is based on a holistic view of health and well being as practiced by shamanic healers around the globe. A person’s health is assessed through tracking the alignment of body, mind and spirit. This balance is essential for internal as well as external health.
Rather than focusing on a cure as in western medical traditions, shamans relate to the whole person and track the origins of the symptom to its source. Illness is believed to have an energetic origin based in a traumatic event that the person has experienced. This event can be recent or long ago and beyond immediate recall. The trauma leaves an energetic imprint that if left unattended and unhealed, can develop into a chronic emotional, mental or physical condition. Therefore the shaman tracks for and addresses the origins of this trauma at the energetic level, thereby removing the imprint and its influence on our health and well being.
Who Could Benefit from a Light Body Energy Session
Light Body energy sessions focus on the following aspects: Power loss, Soul loss, Intrusions, Spirit releasing, Ancestral work and Energetic imprints in the luminous energy field. People experiencing any of the following are candidates for Light Body energy work:
• Repetitive negative behavior patterns
• Emotional or health issues related to your ancestry
• Past emotional traumas that continue to haunt you
• Apathy, numbness, lack of vitality or fatigue
• An unhealthy attachment to any individual
• Chronic illness or weak immune system
• A propensity toward addictions and destructive behaviors
• Feelings of emptiness
• Feelings of watching your life from the outside
• Inexplicable mood swings or personality shifts
What to Expect in a Light Body Energy Session
THE ILLUMINATION PROCESS
The Illumination Process is an energy medicine healing procedure that deals with clearing heavy, dense energies within your Luminous Energy Field, or aura, allowing for healing to occur at a blueprint level. This approach is very useful for people who feel 'stuck' in their current life situation and can intellectually understand what they are doing is harming them but do not know how to stop it. It enables them to get 'unstuck' so that they can get on with their lives and actually enjoy it.
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I work with my clients to get in touch with their body’s needs because I understand that life happens and your needs will change. I want to equip you with the self-awareness to make the best decisions for yourself in any given circumstance. I believe each person is fully capable of making well-informed decisions as their own expert, not the latest magazine article or fad diet book.
Let’s define what you value most from your well-being. We’ll use these visions to motivate specific goals that bring you closer to where you want to be. As your coach, I will not dictate a diet for you, but together we will explore why some foods make you feel better than others and how to strategically use that feedback. Together we’ll co-create your health goals within reasonable time frames and actionable objectives so you know exactly what you’re working toward. .
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these primary foods are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
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