Berrywork- Developed by Lauren Berry
who was a registered physical therapist . He looked at
the body in terms of a structural engineering problem that could be fixed
and often thought of himself as more of a mechanic. He began learning at
the age of 6 from a neighbor who was a physician and osteopath. He then
worked on his mother with great success. His neighbors all became
clients. At an early age he wasn't really sure what he was doing, but he
began studying anatomy and physiology. He became friends with a boy he
fixed who's dad happened to be head of the coroner's office. He gained
access to autopsy rooms and studied cadavers extensively. His work is carried
on by his students.
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.
by Alexander Lowen
The Surrender to the Body and to Life by Alexander Lowen
Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis
Reich Information- his work, life and theories
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.
Therapy- Bowtech.com founded by Ossie and Elaine Rentsch, students
of Thomas Bowen
therapy- Patrick Rousselot, PT,CBT
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.
Health by Massagetherapist.com
school of massage - Step by step breast massage
Today Article- Massage Therapists and Breast Care: Easing the Controversy By Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (hon)
Today Article by Kate Jordan, The Evolving Practice of Breast Massage
Massage (book) by Debra Curtis
Breema is known as "the art of being present." Breema bodywork and
Self-Breema exercises are safe, nurturing, and energizing, using natural
movements and the relaxed weight of the body instead of force. They create
balance and harmony between mind, body, and feelings, and provide an ideal
opportunity to work with and experience the Nine Principles of Harmony. These
universal principles are the key to Breema’s vitalizing effects on both
practitioner and recipient, and to discovering a new openhearted, open-minded
relationship to life. Breema sequences are received fully clothed on a padded
floor. For more information about Breema visit www.breema.com
or contact the Breema Center in Oakland, California.
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.
Essence of Harmonious Life by Jon Schreiber
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