New Renaissance Energy Healing

March 30th, 2010

Pebbles and seashellsEnergy healing or energy medicine is often thought of as quackery or new age nonsense.

The latest research, however, proves that there is some truth amidst many of these claims and that styles such as Reiki, Polarity Therapy, and Jin Shin Jitsu have a soothing effect on the nerves and can provide a much-needed stress relief in a contemporary life filled with surges of adrenaline and never-ending lists of things to do.

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Deep Tissue Therapy

March 30th, 2010

ROPE (CREATIVE COMMONS PROJECT)Deep Tissue therapy is a form of massage technique that addresses what are known as “triggerpoints.” Triggerpoints are elaborated upon in the field of neuromuscular therapy and are thought of as the culprits of referred pain problems.

Referred pain is when the source of the pain is not hurting, but a peripheral point (triggerpoint) is acting up and only seems to be the cause. Deep Tissue Massage is effective for hunting down these shadowy unknowns to relieve the symptoms and increase awareness and vitality in the body.

One of the interesting things that happens during a treatment with an experienced practitioner is that one becomes aware of knots and triggerpoints that they were previously unaware of. It is a welcome relief to receive energy back that was tied up in a stress pattern that you did not even know was there!

Working out a point of tension promotes vitality and creates a ground for increased health, better movement and even clarity of mind and thought.

Sports Massage for High Level Performance

March 30th, 2010

Fleet Half-Marathon 2010Massage is highly effective for optimal performance in competitive sport.

One of the most important things for an athlete or recreational enthusiast is the recovery phase. Allowing the muscles to adequately recover and repair is almost as important as ripping them down and working out rigorously to prepare for an event.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

March 30th, 2010

The SilentBiodynamic Craniosacral therapy works with a phenomenon called “Primary Respiration,” the original matrix of nourishment that we were surrounded by as a baby in our mother’s womb.

Long before we had taken our first breath of air, our body was receiving oxygen and metabolic ignition from a complex, slow-tempo fluid exchange both inside the embryo and through the umbilical cord. Our nerves are the only cells in the body that we have throughout our entire life and when our nervous system develops before our birth, its functionality is imprinted with the experience of being in an aquatic environment.

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Cranial Osteopathy – Energy Medicine from New Renaissance

March 30th, 2010

The ScreeCranial Osteopathy is becoming more popular as it continues to stay on the cutting edge of complementary medicine.

Also thought of as “energy medicine,” gentle cranial manipulations affecting the nervous system are validated again and again by those who have received the work as a profoundly effective way to reduce stress and thereby increase efficacy in many areas of life.

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Thai Massage in Auckland

March 30th, 2010

Rama Day SpaTraditional Thai Massage has some similarities to Japanese Shiatsu in that both are performed with the recipient fully clothed on a padded mat on the floor.

The practitioner of Thai yoga bodywork applies gentle joint mobilizations, rhythmic rocking, stretching and pressure point treatment to induce a deeply soothing effect on the client. Like Acupressure, a Traditional Thai treatment addresses the meridians- the energy lines that correspond to organ systems as mapped out and regulated in acupuncture.

As obstructions to these organ systems are cleared, vitality and mobility in the body is increased, stress is reduced and a fertile ground for health is created. In contemporary society most people are severely compromised in their ability to move creatively in their bodies so it is highly transformative to have someone mobilize your joints for you while you relax and surrender!

The body is designed to move and loves to relax as joints are bathed in synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid flows and blood is free to circulate beyond the limited patterns of what they are used to. A person leaving a treatment feels clear of chronic stress patterns and the mind is more spacious to accomplish what needs to get done in a relaxed and easeful way!