Tui Na- A comprehensive system of
therapeutic massage and passive/ active joint
Therapeutic Touch- A healing form
developed by Dr. Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., Professor Emerita of New
York University and her mentor Dora Kunz. Unlike most other modalities,
it does not involve any physical contact. It utilizes the human energy
field or human aura that extends beyond the skin.
The idea is that the aura is abundant and flows in balanced patterns in
health but is depleted and/ or unbalanced in illness or injury. Practitioners
believe they can restore health by empathetically sensing and adjusting
such fields. It is a consciously-directed process of energy exchange
during which the practitioner uses their hands as a focus over the patients
body and gently manipulating the body's energy flow thereby stimulating
and enhancing the patient's own natural healing abilities. Nurses
have been drawn to this therapy as it is easy and safe to perform on patients
in hospital settings.
Touch For Health- Type of Applied
Kinesiology developed by John Thie, DC. Uses Muscle testing to determine
weaknesses in structure. Treatment is to strengthen the weakness
and/or release the tightness in the opposing side.
Trager Work - Developed by Milton Trager
(1908-1997) who was a boxer, acrobat, physician and an initiate of Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi. He was training as a professional boxer at 18 and his
trainer gave him a rub down after each treatment. One day he offered
the trainer a rubdown and the trainer was a amazed at his hands.
Based on gentle, non-intrusive movement to facilitate the release of deep
physical and emotional patterns. The hook up was his trade mark.
It was a natural state of being similar to a meditative state to connect
the practitioner with the energy of the client.
Visceral Manipulation- Soft tissue
manipulation of the internal organs to separate adhesions.
Watsu- Shiatsu done in a warm pool
of water. The water allows for movement that is not possible in gravity.
This also allows client to feel supported while moving. The technique
uses gentle stretching, rocking, rolling, and swaying.
ZentherapyŽ- Developed By William
"Dub" Leigh, from his experience and training with Rolfing, Feldenkrais,
and Zen training in Hawaii. Regular trainings held around the world. There
is a 5 weekend training to learn the 10 session series and a 4 weekend
Triggerpoint AnatomyŽ training.
Zero Balancing- Developed by Fritz
Smith, in 1975 after years of studying. He is an Osteopathic doctor,
a Medical doctor, and acupunturist. He studied Rolfing, Yoga and eastern
meditation techniques. The method works to align the physical body
with the energetic body. Treatments are done with the client fully
clothed andis done in a seated postiton progressing to a reclining postiton.
The energy of the body is evaluated by the practitioner. The skeletal
system is the main focus of the treatment as this is where the deepest
and strongest currents of energy exist. The session lasts aproximately
40 minutes. Training in Zero Balancing is a 100-150 hour program.