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Most of these techniques involve body awareness and movement reeducation.
However, many massage therapists refer to their work as "body work," thus
there is a crossover in many instances. For the purpose of clarifying
these techniques, we have separated body work from the massage therapies.
The Feldenkrais® Method involves innovative movement sequences which address
every joint and muscle group and all aspects of human functioning. It is
an effective tool for orthopedic and
Developed by Frederick Alexander, these techniques rebalance the body
through awareness, movement and touch. They involve becoming conscious of faulty habits and
postures, so that a new body image is constructed, allowing improved motion, balance,
posture and body responsiveness. The Alexander teacher guides one through
activities with gentle touch and the client's own coordination emerges, resulting in
an experience of kinesthetic lightness. Thinking becomes clearer, sensations livelier,
movement more pleasurable, and feelings more accessible.
A technique developed by Moshe Feldenkrais which imparts a sense of exploration,
experimentation, and innovation that allows each person to find his or her optimal
style of movement. Includes two approaches: Awareness Through Movement, a
slow and gentle sequence designed to replace old patterns of movement with
new ones; and Functional Integration, where
the practitioner actively guides the client's body through individualized
Kiniesology involves muscle testing for functional neurological evaluation,
establishing strengths and weaknesses. Usuallyconducted by a Chiropractor who received
special training in this technique.
Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.)
N.E.T. is a methodology of finding and removing neurological aberrations
(Neuro-Emotional Complexes) in the body. These negative emotions
(conscious or unconscious) have, as a component part, specific emotional
neurophysiological patterns, which may manifest as a spinal subluxation and
a specific imbalance in a muscle or acupuncture meridian. N.E.T. is
ultimately a method of finding and removing vertebral subluxation.
The art and science of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Physical therapists
work with clients in all areas of medicine, such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics,
cardiology, neurology and rheumatology. Therapists focus on areas such as strength, movement,
posture, balance and pain management to assist clients in achieving optimal independence.
There are a variety of treatment methods, such as exercise, hot or cold therapy,
aquatic therapy, hands-on healing techniques, etc. to assist clients.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Individualized yoga sessions in which the practitioner assists the client
in yoga postures according to an individualized program developed between
the practitioner and client.
Technique differs in that it focuses on the connective tissue (fascia, the wrapping that binds muscle and bone). The purpose of Rolfing is to stretch and unwind the thickened fascias, reestablish proper alignment, restore normal relationship between muscle and bones and improve their function.
Addresses the traumas,tensions, memories stored in the musculoskeletal
system. Practitioners utilize a number of therapeutic techniques to
facilitate release work and awareness for further integration/development
of the self. Dr. Thomas Hanna's Somatic exercises, based on the
work of Moshe Feldenkrais®, are body reeducation movements that make changes
in the sensory-motor areas of the brain in order to maintain internal control of
the muscle system. Also referred to as Biokinetics.
A pioneering form of integrated therapy, combining elements of Alexander
Technique and Feldenkrais® Method with Gestalt Therapy. It involves touch, movement and
Trager is a hands-on approach to mind/body education. Gentle, rhythmic body
movement promotes relaxation,mobility, and mental calm, and releases
disconnections in the central nervous system. It helps clients recognize
and release habitual patterns of tensions that are
present in posture and movement.
Unergi Holistic Therapy
Unergi combines elements from the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais® Method,
and Rubenfeld Synergy, with creative expression, the healing forces of nature, the
chakras, dream work and spirituality. Developed by Ute Arnold, training programs for
holistic therapy, and private sessions.
Yoga is a system of self-improvement which includes engaging in various
postures, relaxation exercises and breathing techniques for balancing
energy flow, and lifestyle management. There are a number of types of
yoga,the more popular forms include Hatha and Kundalini. Other popular
forms include Kripalu and Iyengar, named after individual teachers.
The Feldenkrais® Method involves innovative movement sequences which address every joint and muscle group and all aspects of human functioning. It is an effective tool for orthopedic and neurological problems.