Jin shin do - Translation: "the
way of the compassionate spirit" Derived from acupressure. Developed
by Iona Marsa Teegarden in the 1970's. Practitioners meditate to
develop their intuition and deeper selves. Gentle fingertip pressure
is applied along points to balance the energy "chi". Focuses on the
deep release of armoring through gentle yet deep finger pressure.
Incorporated Taoist breathing methods, and some Reichian theory.
Jin Shin Jyutsu- means 'creator's art through knowing and compassionate man" Using the lightest of touch or no touch (energy facilitation) to balance the flow of energy in the body. Practiced with the client fully clothed. Uses pulse diagnosis to determine blockages.
Kahuna Healing- Huna is traditional Hawaiian healing. Huna means "that which is hidden" Kahuna means "the keeper of the secret"
Kinesiology- Discovered by George
Goodheart, a chiropractor in Detroit MI in 1964. Uses muscle testing
to evaluate and restore balance to the body. Muscle testing evaluates the
quality of the muscle response not the strength. Muscle groups share energy
pathways with internal organs and therefore every organ dysfunction appears
in related muscles. Muscle weakness can be a result of misalignment, nutritional
deficiencies, and allergies. Uses nutrition, manipulation, diet,
acupressure, exercise and education. Many people have gone on to
develop their own work with different aspects.
Originated in the Hawaiian Islands, based on the traditions of the Polynesians
and Pacific Islanders. One of the most beautiful forms of massage treatments
that looks more like a dance. 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 Power.
Looyenwork-Developed by Ted Looyen,
a dutch born counselor/bodyworker from Australia, whose back problem was
helped by Rolfing. He studied other techniques and went on to develop
his own technique that was not as painful as Rolfing. Uses body reading
to discover the root of problem and movement re-education to increase the
flow of energy. Uses connective tissue techniques to remove adhesions.
Lymphatic drainage- Developed by
a Danish doctor, Hans Vodder when he noticed that swollen lymph nodes and
colds and infections were connected. His wife was a massage therapist.
Together they developed a system to massage the lymph nodes. It was introduced
into America in 1982 and has been used with many types of aliments including
inflammation, edema, arthritis and sprains/strains. Technique uses strokes
that flow with the fibers of the muscles, because the lymph flow follows
that path. Also uses breath and movement to break up the congestion.
Sometimes used in Sport massage applications and injuries.
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