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In order to answer some of your questions regarding the various modalities I work with, I have collected some information and websites for you to view which may help you to determine which would be the most effective approach to creating wellness on all levels. I have also provided links at the bottom of the page for articles you can download.
Craniosacral Therapy is commonly used for overall release and relaxation for the whole body, as well as being most effective in addressing migraines, TMJ, head and neck issues and low back pain. The practitioner uses contact with various points on the head, neck, sacrum and ankles to allow movement to return to areas that may have become blocked or restricted. The fluid body is brought into a smooth, easy flow of inhalation and exhalation to allow healing in all area's.
"Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. Performed on a massage table, the client is fully clothed and the touch is generally light and still. The treatment is focused on supporting the health of the whole being, especially the nervous system. This is the system that dictates all of the body's functioning, constantly sending and receiving information." -From the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) website.
View these great resources for more information on this amazing technique:
Shamanic energy medicine allows practitioners to go between the worlds and discover the root of trauma, wounding and illness. The "Medicine Man/Woman" has been doing this for thousands of years all over the world, in the villages and communities of native inhabitants to heal and protect their people.
It has been brought to the West as a complimentary service to allopathic medicine, through a variety of well-known people such as Alberto Villoldo of The Institute of Energy Medicine, teacher of Andean/Peruvian methods and Michael Harner who works with the Native American traditions.
"Shamanism ( SHAH-mən or SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world. " From Wikipedia …
Here is a good overall explanation of what shamanism is and where it originated:
An interesting article for people new to Shamanism
Reiki is a form of energy transmission that opens a channel in the practitioner to bring healing energies in for the benefit of the individual client. This provides self-healing and relaxation to the area's of the body that need it most. Reiki is useful in working with the Chakra system to balance the flow of chi in the body and can be used in conjunction with other healing methods to enhance and amplify the benefits of both.
"One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient. This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and psychic body. Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit." — From the Reiki for Holistic Health website:
Reiki Healing Health Benefits
Center for Spirituality and Healing - University of Minnesota
Ancient astronomers looked up into the sky and watched the movement of the cosmos and realized these movements impacted us here on Earth and the art and science of Astrology was born. At birth, there is a snapshot taken of the placement of the Sun, Moon and planets in the sky called a Natal Birth chart. This is a template of possibilities, with potential for gifts and challenges alike. I work with your template to help you decipher how this potential can either be realized or minimized. Using the transits of the current and future celestial bodies, as well as specific points in your natal chart, we co-create a practical, daily plan to maximize the gifts and work with the challenges so the lessons can be learned.
For more information on Astrology:
" The zodiac (which is derived from the Greek word meaning "circle of animals") is believed to have developed in ancient Egypt and later adopted by the Babylonians. Early astrologers knew it took 12 lunar cycles (i.e., months) for the sun to return to its original position."
One of the first and best astrology sites:
Polarity Therapy is an effective way to balance and energize the entire system of the body. It uses the 5 Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether to bring all of your "bodies" – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual – into right relationship with each other through gentle pressure, movement and intention.
"Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature. Polarity Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health. In the Polarity model, health is experienced when:
Energy systems function in their natural state, and Energy flows smoothly without significant blockage or fixation.
When energy is unbalanced, blocked or fixed due to stress or other factors, pain and disease arise…" - From the American Polarity Therapy Association (APTA) website. This is a good site for more in depth information on how this method works: