Category: Body Enhancement

Breath Work – Buteyko Method

The Buteyko Method is a program of retraining breathing that provides sustained improvement for those with respiratory conditions. It consists of a series of safe, simple and effective breathing exercises, which restores natural patterns in the body systems resulting in dramatically decreased symptoms along with eliminating the need for medications. Developed by Professor Konstantin Buteyko […]

Bowen Therapy

The Bowen Technique is a gentle hands-on therapy that is useful in promoting healing where long term muscular pain has been inhibiting to the client’s lifestyle. Although it does involve active bodywork, Bowen work is not a type of massage. The treatment comprises a specific series of vibrational movements applied to muscles ,tendons and connective […]

Body Scan

A body scan can be done in several ways, depending on how detailed the client wants the information to be. Essentially, it requires checking first the energetic systems that support the body, which include the circulatory system, the meridian system and the lymphatic system. The second part of the process involves checking each organ, their […]

Bio Feedback

The word “biofeedback” was coined in the late 1969 to describe lab procedures (developed in the 1940’s) that trained research subjects to alter brain activity, blood pressure, muscle tension, heart rate and other bodily functions that are not normally controlled voluntarily. Biofeedback is a training technique in which people are taught to improve their health […]

Ayurvedic

What is Ayurveda ? Ayurveda means the “science of life”. It originated in India more than 10,000 years ago and is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged. Pronounced “Aa-your-vay-da”, this ancient healing system has three main focuses: 1) Healing illness 2) Prevention of disease 3) Longevity […]

Ashiatsu

What is Ashiatsu? Ashiatsu (ashi = foot, atsu= pressure) is an adaptation of an ancient Japanese form of barefoot massage. Bars are used overhead and used for balance and control. The therapist uses her soft, clean feet to apply deep compression massage and long, gliding strokes over the back of the clients body. Lotion is […]

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is not so much something you learn as something you unlearn. It is a method of releasing unwanted muscular tension throughout your body which has accumulated over many years of stressful living. This excess tension often starts in childhood and, if left unchecked, can give rise in later life to common ailments […]

Acupuncture

Today in most western cultures it is considered a “new alternative” medicine. In reality Acupuncture (and its related Moxibustion) are practiced medical treatments that are over 5,000 years old. Very basically, Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, (sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus), on the body’s surface, in order to influence physiological functioning […]