Category: Body Enhancement

Herbal Poultices

Making Herbal Poultices Poultices are similar to compresses, except the whole herb is applied rather than a liquid extract, providing effective first aid treatment. Poultices are simple herbal preparations that can be made at home. Moist, hot herbs are pasted onto the skin to give soothing, healing relief from small wounds or painful muscles. Fresh, […]

How to make Herbal Tinctures

Making herbal flower remedies and herbal tinctures Tinctures can be stored for a long time, making them the perfect way to harness the restorative if power of flowers and herbs. Tinctures are made by steeping fresh or dried herbs in pure alcohol. The plants active constituents are dissolved in the alcohol which acts as an […]

Theory of Aromatherapy

Essential Oils are absorbed into the body either through the skin during massage or by inhalation through the nose. Molecules in the oils enter the nervous system through the blood stream, influencing emotional and physical well being. History of Aromatherapy Herbal oils have been used for centuries in many cultures to treat illness and promote […]

What is Osho Rebalancing?

Rebalancing was developed in the 1980’s by a group of health practitioners of different disciplines, such as Rolfing postural integration Heller Work Cranio sacral balancing Tragering Physiotherapy and massage. They were working under the guidance of Osho to develop Rebalancing Deep tissue massage therapy. The idea was essentially to create a new form of bodywork […]

What Is Massage?

Massage is the manual manipulation of tissues to improve health and well-being by relaxing muscles, relieving tension, and improving circulation. Massage has been around for thousands of years. It is probably one of man’s earliest remedies for pain relief. The word “massage” comes from the Greek root of “masso,” which means “to touch”. There are […]

Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic Therapy By Ray Cralle, RPT A new tool is available to patients and rehabilitation specialists in the United States, thanks to the growing demands of alternative medicine. Most everyone today is aware of some of the changes in medicine, especially as it relates to finding cost-effective means of providing care and treating ailments. Clinicians […]

What is Kinesiology

Conventionally the word Kinesiology (kin-easy-ology) means the study of motion, in particular the study of how muscles act and coordinate to move the body. However, in the natural health field, the term kinesiology is seen and used in a different way. Here, muscles become monitors of stress and imbalance within the body where ‘Muscle Testing’, […]

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the scientific analysis of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye which locates areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. The iris is the portion of the eye showing color. It reveals body constitution, inherent strengths and weaknesses, health levels, and transitions that take place in a person’s body according […]