Bindegewebs massage/Connective Tissue Reflex Massage- Developed by Elizabeth Dicke, a German physiotherapist, in the 1930's. The work is based on the theory that any disruption or imbalance in any part of the body affects the entire system. The theory uses reflex zones or dermatomes of the connective tissue to locate problem areas. Certain areas on the body have sensory/motor neuron links to the spinal cord where they reflex with the neurons of the organs. If you search on www.google.com, there are many european sites listed.
Bioenergetics- Developed by Alexander
Lowen who studied with Wilhelm Reich. Bioenergetics is a way of looking
at personality through the body and its processes. The work is based on
the premise that all bodily cells record emotional or energetic reactions.
Movement can stimulate the repressed energy and release the energy.
Breathing, exercise and psycho-therapy is used to heal and release the
blockages that are created in the body.
Bowen Therapy- A subtle and
gentle muscle/ nerve/ connective tissue technique developed by Thomas Bowen
of Australia. The work is non-invasive and performed through the clothing.
Treatment consists of a specific sequence of rolling moves done across
superficial muscles, tendons and nerves. A theory of how it works is similar
to the theories of homeopathy. The therapist is introducing techniques
that act as a microscopic irritant into the system (because they are so
gentle and affect the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system). The nervous
systems is alerted by these moves and reflexively responds, reorganizing
deeper structures. There are specific instructions that accompany this
therapy consisting of many do's and don'ts, one of which states that stronger
application of any massage, heat or ice, after treatment will cancel the
self correcting response. If the irritant has been soothed away, the body
no longer has a compulsion to reorganize for it is the surge of parasympathetic
energy that accounts for much of the healing response.
Breast Massage- Massaging
the breast tissue was once thought to be too sexual in nature, now is a
necessary treatment for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
The ribs under the breasts and along the sides of the breast need to be
cleared of toxin buildup. The sternum, clavicle and armpit area are addressed
to facilitate lymph flow. Massage can also be used to assist in recovery
of mastectomies and breast surgeries.
Breema- Practiced by the Kurdish
villagers of Breemava, where it originated. It was brought to the US by
Malicheck Mooshan who was trained in this technique by his grandfather.
Each generation had one master and passed the work on through generations.
The work activates the body's self healing forces using rhythmic movements,
percussive tapping, gentle stretches, and lean and hold releases.
Breema views the body as an energy system. The goal of therapy is
to revitalize and reawaken every cell. Therapy consists of two parts:
Bodywork and exercises. Training emphasizes the experience and healing
of the practitioner, body-mind unity and touching non-judgementally.
Treatments are done with the client fully clothed and on a padded floor.