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Modalities

Radiance Breathwork/Movement therapy-  The work of Gay and Kathyln Hendricks to resolve birth trauma and release unresolved emotions that are held in the body.

 

Radiance Technique- Supposedly the true science of Reiki by Barbara Weber Ray
Book resources:
Web resources:
Radiance Technique Association International

 

Reflexology- Massage that deals with the feet and hands, treating reflex points. Sometimes referred to as "zone therapy" because of the specific zones in the feet,  hands and ears.  The bottom of the foot and the palm of the hand mirror the body.  The toes reflect the head and neck; the balls of the feet correspond to the chest, lung area and shoulder; the arch covers the diaphragm to the pelvic area;  the heel corresponds to the pelvic area;  the inner (medial) side of the foot reflects the spine;  the outer (lateral) foot reflects the arm, shoulder, hip, leg, knee, lower back; the ankle corresponds with the pelvic area and reproductive organs.  Stimulating certain areas may not directly "cure" the aliment, but the points may increase the energy to the organ or related area to assist in healing. Many experienced reflexologist can predict deeper underlying problems from what they read in the feet.
Web resources:
Reflexology- Link to links about reflexology
Reflexology research project- charts, research.

 

Reiki- Japanese word for "universal life force".  The practitioner channels the universal energy.  The reiki energy enters the practitioner through the top of the head and exits through the hands, and is directed toward the client.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve health and enhance the quality of life.

How Does Reiki Work?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Key Benefits

Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

Capabilities

Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.

Web resources:
Reiki Alliance- Dr. Mikao Usui's system
Angel fire Reiki - Full online manual for Reiki level 1 & 2
Reiki Alliance- Seattle

 

Rolfing- 10 session system of bodywork developed by Ida Rolf in the 1970's. Ida was a biochemist and practiced yoga for 30 years. Works to rebalance posture and balance in the body.  The Guild for Structural Integration was started in 1971 and reorganized in 1989 and became the Rolf Institute.
Book resources:
 Rolfing: Re-establishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body by Ida Rolf
Rolfing and Physical Reality by Ida Rolf and Rosemary Fetis
Bodies, Health and Consciousness; A guide to Living Successfully in your body through Rolfing and Yoga by Rosie Spiegel
Balancing your Body: A self help approach to Rolfing Movement (cassettes) by Mary Bond
Spacious Body: Explorations in Somatic Ontology by Jeffrey Maitland
Web Resources:
Guild for Structural Integration
The Rolf Institute

 

Rosen Method- Developed by Marion Rosen who studied breathing and relaxation techniques extensively.  The work is about transformation by improving alignment and flexibility using non-intrusive touching, verbal interaction and breathing.  The body protects itself from painful past experiences by separating from it's true self.  Shortness of breath and chronic muscle tension are a result of this protective mechanism.
Web resources:
Rosen Method- Rosen Institute

 

Rubenfeld Synergy Method- Body centered psychotherapy developed by Ilana Rubenfeld from many disciplines such as the Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy of Milton Erickson. This method uses many techniques including verbal expression, movement, breathing, posture, awareness and sound to access repressed emotions. The body is the sacred sanctuary of the soul.  Also uses some Aura analysis and dreamwork.
Web resources:
Reubenfeld synergy

 


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