Daybreak Massage- Geriatric massage project
Hakomi- Developed by Ron Kurz in
mid 1970's. Hakomi means "How do you stand in relation to these many
realms" in the Hopi Indian language. Body based psychotherapy to assist
clients in accessing their core beliefs that influence their behaviors. Hakomi Integrative Somatics enables people to discover the habitual, automatic
attitudes (both physical and psychological) that form the basis of their
patterns of experience. Full training 1 1/2 years.
Hawaiian/ Lomi- Lomi- Originated
in the Hawaiian Islands, based on the traditions of the Polynesians and
Pacific Islanders. Lomi-Lomi is one of the most beautiful forms of massage
treatments as it looks more like a dance done by the practitioner. There
are many forms of Lomi Lomi that originated with different families.
When giving a massage you are supposedly massaging 5,000 years of ancestors.
A session begins with a ritual asking the client what results they want
from the session. The massage technique itself consists of graceful, sweeping
arm movements and ceremonial music. The elbow and forearm are used along
with fingertip shiatsu like pressure point work. Development of the
practitioner is main focus using breath and acknowledgment of a Higher
Hellerwork- Developed by Joseph
Heller who was a student of Ida Rolf's and the first president of the Rolf
Institute in 1975. He was an aerospace engineer before getting into bodywork.
He also studied bioenergetics and gestalt theories along with Aston-Patterning
before he set off on his own. He devised an 11 session structural integration
process combining it with voice dialogue techniques. Sections
of the body are worked on as you talk about things relating to that area
such as "how do you hold yourself back" when back work is being done.
Homeopathy - Holistic method of
stimulating the body's life force based on Samuel Hahnemann's Law of similars.
Homeopathy means to treat with something that produces an effect similar
to the suffering. Remedies are made with diluted mixtures of plant
substances that when given full strength may cause the problem or imbalance.
The higher the dilution the stronger the remedy. Symptoms are the
attempts of the body to heal itself. Repressing them with drug therapy
causes the root cause to remain. Homeopathy is not the same as Naturopathic
Medicine. Naturopaths ususally practice Homeopathy.
Hydrotherapy- They use of water as therapy. Water can be used in many ways and forms as a treatment method. Ice therapy, heat therapy, steam, baths, poultices are just a few of the ways. Can be done in a treatment or done by the client at home to continue healing.
Infant Massage- Massage that addresses the special needs of infant. Much research has been done to show that touch is very beneficial when done at an early age. It stimulates growth and is nurturing to the soul. Techniques can be done to stimulate digestion and calm an upset baby.
Massage has a positive effect on the baby. When a parent gives a massage to the baby, the caring touch gives comfort and relaxation to the baby’s mind and body.
How to give an Infant Massage
Choose a room that is warm and clutter-free. Do not choose a very bright room because there should not be any harsh lights falling on your baby. The best time to massage your baby is at bathtime or bedtime. Do not massage immediately after a feeding. Make sure your hands are warm and clean. Remove any jewelry like rings and make sure that you don’t scratch the baby’s delicate skin with your nails. It is best to keep your nails short and trimmed at all times. Use some natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil for massaging. Do not use mineral oil or nut oils.
Simple steps to give your baby a relaxing massage :
Massage has a powerful and positive effect on the baby. Massaging calms down the baby instantly. It promotes the baby’s health and well-being. Make it an enjoyable experience for both the baby and the parent.
There are many benefits of Infant Massage like :
Iridology - Eye analysis that detects
warning signs of physical, mental and spiritual imbalances. Started by
Hungarian physician, Ignatz Von Peezlvy and carried on by Bernard Jensen
among others. The various patterns found in the iris correlate to
different organs of the body. Used to detect weak organs, glands
and tissues, lymphatic congestion, poor assimilation of nutrients.