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Body Oriented Physioemotional Therapy:
Transformational Breath TM
Bodywork:
Craniosacral Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Massage Therapy
Myofascial Release
Neuromuscular Therapy
Pediatric massage
Physical Therapy
Prenatal Massage
Reflexology
Shiatsu
Stone Massage
Swedish Massage
Counseling:
Art Therapy
EFT
Hypnotherapy
Life Coaching
Marriage and Family Therapy
Psychotherapy
Sex Therapy
Spirituality
Trauma Education
Energy Therapies:
Aromatherapy
Energy Therapy
Flow Alignment and Connection
Reconnective Healing
Reiki
 
Movement Therapies:
Fitness
Posture Alignment Therapy
Qigong
Spinal Mobility
Yoga
Natural Medicine:
Advanced Allergy Therapeutics
Colon Hydrotherapy
Ear Candling
Yoga:
Hatha
Kundalini
Meditation
Meditation instruction
Postural Yoga Therapy
Qigong
Vinyasa
 

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics

A non-invasive approach for the treatment of the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.


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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and similar aromatic compounds from plants, for the purpose of improving a person's mood, cognitive function or health. Preliminary scientific evidence is growing in all these areas. Because many essential oils are potent antimicrobials, they can be useful in the treatment of infectious disease. They are used as medicines, often in combination with other herbal preparations, by a small group of doctors in France. In nursing, essential oils are increasingly used in pain management, anxiety/depression.  Aromatherapy may be used in combination with other forms of alternative medicine. Terms such as 'essential oil therapy' 'clinical aromatherapy' and 'medical aromatherapy' have been used by some journals, educational institutions and practitioners, in order to distance themselves from association with the commercial aspects of perfumery.


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Art Therapy

Art therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.  It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflict and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

-American Art Therapy Association

 


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Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy is the gentle infusion of warm, filtered water in and out of the colon (large intestine) for complete cleansing and detoxifying. Only FDA approved equipment is used, including disposable tubing characteristic of this closed system. It is entirely inoffensive to maintain the dignity of the individual. Temperature and water pressure are monitored by the therapist, so the procedure is safe, relaxing and effective. A healthy colon is essential to a healthy body, as health is as much a function of the body's elimination process as the quality of food ingested.
Practitioner(s): Patti Hartman, CCHT
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Craniosacral Therapy
A gentle method of manipulating the body's craniosacral system (consisting of thin membranes and cerebrospinal fluid which surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord) in an attempt to improve the function of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress and enhance health and resistance to disease.
Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")

It shouldn't hurt, but it's likely to be a bit more uncomfortable than a classic Swedish massage. You should always feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much for you.

It's important to drink a lot of water after a deep tissue massage to help flush lactic acid out of the tissues. If you don't, you might be sore the next day.

It's possible that you might feel some soreness the day after a deep tissue massage even if you DO drink water. This just means a lot of waste products were flushed out of the tissues. It should pass within a day or so.

It's important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, they can get rid of all their knots in an hour. This just won't happen.

In fact, undoing chronic knots and tension built up over a lifetime is best achieved with an integrated program that includes exercise, work on your posture and ways of moving, relaxation techniques and a regular program of massage.

Finally, while deep tissue is certainly valuable, you should be aware that gentle styles of massage like craniosacral therapy can also produce profound release and realignment in the body.


Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Ear Candling
Ear Candling is an old remedy for removing excess earwax, fungus,bacteria, and yeast/candida. It involves the use of a hollow candle, caoted with beeswax. The small end of the candle is placed in the edge of a person's ear and the large end is lit. THe flame creates a vacuum in the ear and will pull out excess wax, fungus, etc. There is no discomfort during the process.
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EFT

What is EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and How Can It Help ME?

EFT, otherwise known as Tapping or Meridian Tapping, is a combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology. It was developed originally by Roger Callahan in the 1980's and modified and expanded upon by Gary Craig. Since then, thousands of psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, coaches and individual users have adopted this powerful technique for use on themselves, their clients, family members and more.
This simple technique, which literally involves "tapping" on the meridian points of our body while saying certain statements, is providing uniquely powerful results.
For more infomation: www.thetappingsolution.com


Practitioner(s): Linda M. Busk, L.C.S.W.
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Energy Therapy
Spiritual healing based on the interaction of the body and the energy field surrounding it. Disturbances in the energy field create disease of body, mind and spirit. Releasing blocks restores free flow energy to the seven chakras, energizing nerve centers, endocrine glands and organs, promoting restored health.
Practitioner(s): Normajean Cefarelli, Nancy Reuben, M.D.
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Fitness
exercise and fitness training
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Flow Alignment and Connection
The client is assisted in opening connection to a transmission of light from their own soul and Greater Consciousness to allow a free flow of life force. Assists contact with the healthy, loving, strong parts of ourselves. Promotes increased health, vitality, and clarity of purpose.
Practitioner(s): Nancy Reuben, M.D.
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Hatha
Slower paced class of breathing and meditation exercises.
Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Hypnotherapy
Practiced by responsible professionals, hypnosis can be a powerful tool for managing pain, stress, and trauma; breaking bad habits; performance motivation as with sports, public speaking and exams; and increasing creativity.
Practitioner(s): Normajean Cefarelli, Betty Hamilton, BSN,MA,CCH
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Kundalini
Breathing exercises and chants lead into energy releasing poses. Poses are done in a sequence along with the breath.
Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Life Coaching
A life coach helps you find the life you love. You will be guided to set goals and then take the steps needed to reach them. Life coaching can help you to hear your inner voice, find your true path, and realize your dreams.
Practitioner(s): Linda M. Busk, L.C.S.W.
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Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that from a systemic approach works with families and/or couples in intimate relationships to make changes within these systems. Marriage therapy is also commonly known as couples therapy, in which of the overall goal is to work on the relationship, to make is more satisfying, productive, and loving. Communication is often a focus in this type of therapy, as well as, intimacy, sexuality, and problems/concerns that maybe putting stress on a couple’s relationship.  Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), are master’s level clinicians and many go on to obtain a license (LMFTs) which allows them to accept insurances.Marriage and Family Therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that from a systemic works with families and/or couples in intimate relationships to make changes within these systems. Marriage therapy is also commonly known as couples therapy, in which of the overall goal is to work on the relationship, to make is more satisfying, productive, and loving. Communication is often a focus in this type of therapy, as well as, intimacy, sexuality, and problems/concerns that maybe putting stress on a couple's relationship. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), are master's level clinicians and many go on to obtain a license (LMFTs) which allows them to accept insurances.  


Practitioner(s): Ashlie Befus, LMFT, M.Ed
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Massage Therapy

Massage therapies available include: Medical Massage, massage for relaxation, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Belavi Facelift Massage, Bowen and Craniosacral.

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue designed to release muscular tension and increase local blood circulation. Therapeutic Massage is relaxing and rejuvenating, easing muscular pain and assisting injury rehabilitation. It is nourishing to the psyche as well.

Massage Therapy:

  • improves range of motion and lower back pain thus easing medication dependency
  • enhances immunity
  • increases joint flexability
  • lessens depression and anxiety
  • promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • improves circulation
  • reduces post surgery adhesion and swelling
  • releases endorphins-amino acids-body's natural painkiller
  • relieves migraine pain

Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Meditation
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction.

Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.

Benefits of meditation

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don't end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and can even improve certain medical conditions.

Meditation and emotional well-being
When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.

The emotional benefits of meditation include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions

Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Meditation instruction
What is meditation?

There are many types of meditation. The one definition that fits almost all types is... "Consciously directing your attention to alter your state of consciousness."There's no limit to the things you can direct your attention toward -- breath, mantras, images, colors, chakras, uplifting thoughts, higher dimensions, etc. Meditation is simply about attention -- where you direct it, and how it alters your consciousness.


What is the purpose of meditation?

Traditionally meditation was - and still is - used for spiritual growth... becoming more conscious; realizing our spiritual Self; unfolding our inner light, love, wisdom and power; becoming more aware of a higher power in our lives; accelerating our journey home to our Spiritual Source.More recently, meditation has become a valuable tool for finding a peaceful oasis of relaxation and stress relief in a demanding, fast-paced world.

Other uses include:
  • Increasing mental clarity
  • Deepening concentration and insight
  • Finding inner guidance
  • Unlocking creativity
  • Self healing
  • Developing intuition
  • Chakra awakening, clearing and balancing
  • Exploring higher realities
  • Manifesting
  • Emotional cleansing
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Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Myofascial Release
Distortion of the fascia which surrounds all muscles and organs can cause pain or limitation in any area. MFR stretches fascial restrictions while compressing trigger points to restore normal function. It is an effective approach to pain-free, active living.
Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Neuromuscular Therapy
A trigger point deactivation technique utilizing compression, stretching, grasping and lifting of dysfunctional tissue. Used to reduce chronic pain, relieve postural stress and rebalance patterns of muscular tension.
Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Pediatric massage
Research from experiments conducted at the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University has been cited for the clinical benefits massage has on infants and children. Tiffany Field, Ph. D., director, noted that the research "… suggests that touch is as important to infants and children as eating and sleeping. Touch therapy triggers many physiological changes that help infants and children grow and develop. For example, massage can stimulate nerves in the brain which facilitate food absorption, resulting in faster weight gain. It also lowers level of stress hormones, resulting in improved immune function."

The benefits of infant massage include:
  • Relaxation
  • relief from stress
  • interaction with adults
  • stimulation of the nervous system
The results of several studies showed that infant massage alleviates the stress that newborns experience as a result of the enormous change that birth brings about in their lives after the 6-9 months they have spent in the womb. Both premature infants and full-term babies need the relaxation that comes from massaging and moving their limbs and muscles. In infants with colic, massage provides the relief necessary to disperse gas, ease muscle spasm, tone the digestive system and help it work efficiently. Some techniques even help bring relief from teething and emotional stress. The stimulation an infant receives from massage can aid circulation, strengthen muscles, help digestion, and relieve constipation. The bonding that occurs with massage between a parent and child enhances the entire process of bonding that comes with contact through all of the senses, including touch, voice, and sight. It affords a physical experience of quality time between the parents and the child as well as with any significant others in a baby's life.

Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are licensed professionals who work with people that have sustained disabilities, impairments, or limitations in their overall physical function and mobility. These deviations can be the result of disease, injury, or illness.  Physical therapists may also work with people to help them prevent injuries.

Physical therapists examine, evaluate, diagnose, develop treatment plans, and provide a prognosis for each patient on an individual basis.

They use therapeutic modalities such as exercise, joint mobilizations, hot packs, ice packs, and electrical stimulation to help restore your mobility and decrease pain with the goal of helping you return to your prior functional level.


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Postural Yoga Therapy

If you are struggling with acute or chronic pain, sciatic or other nerve pain, inflammation, degenerative conditions, balance or movement problems, seeking better athletic performance, or wish to improve your appearance comfort and ease in your body posture therapy can help.

In this specialized postural/functional approach to musculoskeletal problems such as chronic pain the body is viewed and treated as a unit. Working the whole body to restore function and alignment comprehensive allows us to address the difficulties and symptoms presented by resolving the biomechanical dysfunction at the root of the presenting problems.

A posture therapy program is based on developing an individual posture analysis and prescriptions of systematic sequences (menus) of simple functional exercises. These exercises are designed and sequenced to provide the optimal therapeutic stimulus to restore balance, eliminate muscular dysfunction and the compensations that create movement problem and bodily symptoms. As greater alignment and function unfolds from head to toe, the true cause of acute and chronic pains is addressed and the body can return to optimal well-being and health.

This custom therapeutic approach brings your posture back into balance, thus returning your body to proper function. With better alignment and function you may expect to feel better, have less or no pain, restore your physical self-confidence, increase your daily energy and just feel good again! It is not a quick fix but rather a focused and effective way to address pain and the limitations it can create in our lives once and for all.

This work is a product of my training as a PAS(Posture Alignment Specialist) trained by the Egoscue ® University and over 25 years teaching Yoga and a variety of therapeutic movement and awareness modalities.



Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Posture Alignment Therapy

If you are struggling with acute or chronic pain, sciatic or other nerve pain, inflammation, degenerative conditions, balance or movement problems, seeking better athletic performance, or wish to improve your appearance comfort and ease in your body posture therapy can help.

In this specialized postural/functional approach to musculoskeletal problems such as chronic pain the body is viewed and treated as a unit. Working the whole body to restore function and alignment comprehensive allows us to address the difficulties and symptoms presented by resolving the biomechanical dysfunction at the root of the presenting problems.

A posture therapy program is based on developing an individual posture analysis and prescriptions of systematic sequences (menus) of simple functional exercises. These exercises are designed and sequenced to provide the optimal therapeutic stimulus to restore balance, eliminate muscular dysfunction and the compensations that create movement problem and bodily symptoms. As greater alignment and function unfolds from head to toe, the true cause of acute and chronic pains is addressed and the body can return to optimal well-being and health.

This custom therapeutic approach brings your posture back into balance, thus returning your body to proper function. With better alignment and function you may expect to feel better, have less or no pain, restore your physical self-confidence, increase your daily energy and just feel good again! It is not a quick fix but rather a focused and effective way to address pain and the limitations it can create in our lives once and for all.

This work is a product of my training as a PAS(Posture Alignment Specialist) trained by the Egoscue University and over 25 years teaching Yoga and a variety of therapeutic movement and awareness modalities.


Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage: massage helps increase blood circulation to the muscles.  Heightening blood circulation will help the body flush out toxins and muscles become more pliable. This creates a relaxation response and aids in preparing the muscles for childbirth.Prenatal massage will also aid in relieving: lower back tension insomnia, headaches, sciatic pain, swelling of hands and feet, legs and calf cramps, and sinus congestion.


Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Psychotherapy
Useful in discerning the dynamics of our situations, behavior and relationships. Helps us understand why things work and don't work in our lives, providing tools to re-pattern for better health and well-being.
Practitioner(s): Linda M. Busk, L.C.S.W., Normajean Cefarelli, Mitzi Allen-Harris, LPC, MS, MA, NCC, Ashlie Befus, LMFT, M.Ed, Ed Cornell, M.Div., M.S, L.P.C, Kristine D. Fornaby, RYT, LCSW, Linda Russell, Ph.D.
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Qigong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment



Practitioner(s): Bob Michael
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Qigong

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.

Qigong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions.

Qigong practices can be classified as martial, medical, or spiritual. All styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others. Practices vary from the soft internal styles such as Tai Chi; to the external, vigorous styles such as Kung Fu. However, the slow gentle movements of most Qigong forms can be easily adapted, even for the physically challenged and can be practiced by all age groups.

Like any other system of health care, Qigong is not a panacea, but it is certainly a highly effective health care practice. Many health care professionals recommend Qigong as an important form of alternative complementary medicine.

Qigong creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs. Most exercises do not involve the meridian system used in acupuncture nor do they emphasize the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. When these dimensions are added, the benefits of exercise increase exponentially.

The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

Those who maintain a consistent practice of Qigong find that it helps one regain a youthful vitality, maintain health even into old age and helps speed recovery from illness. Western scientific research confirms that Qigong reduces hypertension and the incidence of falling in the aged population. One of the more important long-term effects is that Qigong reestablishes the body/mind/soul connection.

People do Qigong to maintain health, heal their bodies, calm their minds, and reconnect with their spirit.

When these three aspects of our being are integrated, it encourages a positive outlook on life and helps eliminate harmful attitudes and behaviors. It also creates a balanced life style, which brings greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment


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Reconnective Healing
Reconnective Healing reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are. It is considered to be able to reconnect us to the universe and to our very essence not just through a new set of healing frequencies, but through possibly an entirely new bandwidth. The reality of its existence has demonstrated itself clearly in practice as well as in science laboratories.

The Reconnection is the umbrella process of reconnecting to the universe, which allows Reconnective Healing to take place. These healings and evolutionary frequencies are of a new bandwidth brought in via a spectrum of light and information. It is through The Reconnection that we are able to interact with these new levels of light and information, and it is through these new levels of light and information that we are able to reconnect. This is something new. This is different. This is real -- and it can be entrained in each of us.

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Reflexology
Pressure point massage that a works on reflex points in the hands, feet and ears to stimulate and balance all systems in the body. It reduces tension, increases relaxation and stimulates the body's natural healing potential.
Practitioner(s): Ingrid Staecker, LMT, CIMI, PT(Germany)
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Reiki
Reiki is a therapy based on universal life energy that serves to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. Utilizes visualization as practitioner acts as a channel for the life energy. It is based on the ancient Eastern philosophy of a universal life force. An energy, which flows through and sustains all living things. During a Reiki session you will lay comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table, (or a Zero-Gravity chair). While you relax, the practitioner creates a powerful flow of the universal life force (Reiki), which then activates your innate ability to heal. The energy may be experienced as warm or cold, as a pulse or a vibration. Know that any experience is not from outside of yourself, but simply a more vital experience of yourself. The practitioner’s hands are one to two inches away from your body, where it is easy to access your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Reiki has proved to have scientific measurable effects, such as; decreased heart rate, improved blood pressure, strengthened immunity, reduced anxiety, pain and depression. It activates the “feel-good” hormone, oxytocin. A therapy based on universal life energy that serves to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. Utilizes visualization as practitioner acts as a channel for the life energy.


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Sex Therapy

Sex Therapy is a type of psychotherapy, conducted by master level clinicians (or even nurses or doctors at times), that have special training in human sexuality. The goal is to help clients from a sex positive frame to work through the complicated processes, emotions, and experiences that shape our own unique sexual selves.  Sex therapists work with people of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship styles (monogamy, polyamory, open relationships, etc), on sexuality and intimacy concerns, and this is done in talk therapy with couples, partners, and/or individuals. Some common topics that sex therapists work with clients on are as followed; affairs, desire discrepancies of partners, exploration of sexual, gender, or relationship identities, work with sexual trauma, some sexual acting out/problematic behaviors, learning how to develop intimate and sexual relationships, men and female individual sexual concerns (which includes issues of sexual dysfunction like; Premature ejaculation, Erectile difficulties, inability to orgasm, low desire, and pain during penetration), and polyamory, fetishes, kink, BDSM, are also topics that can be explored. Sex therapists often will work with medical providers in a collaborative way to help rule out any biological origin or contributing factors to one’s sexual concerns.


Practitioner(s): Ashlie Befus, LMFT, M.Ed
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Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of acupressure bodywork based on the same principles as acupuncture, but uses the thumbs to press upon tsubos (energy points)  along meridian lines to create energy flow and health.
Shiatsu can be very helpful for postural and musculoskeletal problems as well as stress related conditions. There are gentle body stretches and massage incorporated while treating the meridians.  Shiatsu
is performed on a 2’’ futon mat on the floor while recipient is fully clothed in loose comfortable clothing. 

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Spinal Mobility
This class is for non-movers, closet dancers and people who are recovering from injuries, as well as more active people, dancers and athletes who want a slower class in which to work on individual problems and goals--- these classes combine exercises, imagery, movement explorations and simple combinations designed to increase body awareness and improve patterns of daily movement and alignment.
Practitioner(s): Alan Franzi
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Spirituality

Spiritual counseling is basic supportive counseling for the patient's belief and value system; support of the essence of the person and facilitation of spiritual growth. The goal of Spiritual Counseling is to help you to find your spiritual self. Spiritual counselors are said to teach a Divine Understanding of Life that self-empowers you the individual eliminating the need for advice in many areas of your life.

Spiritual counseling has also been referred to as spiritual companion, spiritual friendship or spiritual direction.  Simply stated, it is about being a loving witness to the client allowing them the space to share their life stories, voice their current issues,as well as address their inner callings and longings.
 
The job of the counselor is to be present to the spirit within themselves as well as being present to the wholeness client.  The counselor is not there to analyze, fix or judge. However they may ask questions or make some suggestions when they feel called upon to do so.

Practitioner(s): Ed Cornell, M.Div., M.S, L.P.C, Kristine D. Fornaby, RYT, LCSW
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Stone Massage

Heated or cooled stones used to perform massage or trigger-point work or placed on the body for energy balancing or to elicit a physiological response.  The direct heat relaxes the muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage. The healing stone experience relieves pain, promotes harmony, balance and peace.


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Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common type of massage at the spa. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions.Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.

Swedish massage is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist who lubricates the skin with massage oil and usually takes 50 to 60 minutes to massage the whole body.


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Transformational Breath TM

Transformational Breath TM is a self-empowering technique that allows better health and increased energy, clearing of subconscious emotional and psychological, negative, contracted energy patterns, and spiritual connectedness.


Practitioner(s): Roxy Pickering, TBCF, LMT
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Trauma Education
The Trauma Education Process is designed to be an education about trauma in general, and an individual’s situation, response, and recovery options, in particular. The clear intention is to restore internal balance and love of life. Respecting the complexity of the human experience, various “tools” are used, including touch techniques specifically developed to work with trauma survivors. The power of self awareness and interaction is engaged to work specifically with the individual’s nervous system. People who have suffered trauma with a physical component (for example: sport injuries, accidents and falls, physical and sexual abuse, breathing issues, and medical procedures) respond particularly well to this work.
Practitioner(s): Kristine D. Fornaby, RYT, LCSW
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Vinyasa
Also known as flow yoga, Vinyasa combines breath with movement.  It is somewhat like Ashtanga, although not as repetitive, and  the poses are easily modified for multi level students.
Practitioner(s): Terri Cain
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Yoga
Yoga classes of all varieties & methodologies.  Yoga employs physical poses, asanas, and breathing exercises to bring peace to your mind and body. The consistant practice of yoga increases flexibility and helps with Pain and movment problems, balancde, sress management, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and anxiety.

Practitioner(s): Terri Cain, Kristine D. Fornaby, RYT, LCSW, Alan Franzi
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