Yoga Therapy, derived from the yoga tradition of Patañjali and the Ayurvedic system of health, refers to the adaptation and application of yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition. This includes reducing the symptoms of suffering that can be reduced, managing the symptoms that cannot be reduced, rooting out causes wherever possible, improving life function, shifting attitude and perspective in relationship to life’s challenges.
Thai Massage Bodywork Therapy is an ancient form of massage thought to have been developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand 2,500 years ago. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension, and balance the body’s energy systems.
Holistic Counseling is an approach which helps clients to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. In other words, where traditional counseling methods consider the psychological ramifications of issues and behaviors; holistic counseling assesses and treats from the mind, body and spirit contexts--taking into consideration the entire person!! Methods can include traditional dialectical behavior therapy, talk therapy as well as Reiki, Bodywork and therapeutic coloring! Your unique needs and goals are taken into consideration.
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, slow pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This allows fascia to elongate. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create these restrictions that can produce pain. A multitude of techniques- teaching proper body mechanics, movement, self treatment, strengthening, flexibility, postural and movement awareness are used to affect a change.
Reiki feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. An ancient Healing method, this technique reduces stress and promotes relaxation and healing. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. . Simple, natural and safe for spiritual healing and self-improvement. It has been beneficial and effective in helping treat every known illness and malady. In conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques, Reiki relieves side effects and promotes recovery.
Holistic approaches are key to healing trauma which is beneath every form of dis-ease and dis-comfort. The Somatic "mind-body" connection is key. Traditional therapy uses the higher cognitive functions of the brain. This is useful, however, the parts of the brain active during and after trauma are not the thinking parts of the brain. Somatics integrates the body, emotions, thinking and meaning making into the healing process. Through the body, we can access the parts of the brain involved in trauma , corresponding chemical and muscular responses. Without shifting the trauma that manifests in the physical body, people have a hard time healing. Holistic methods to release the trauma from the body, mind and spirit!