Based on the principles of Oriental
medicine, Jin Shin originated in Japan about 5,000 years ago. However,
this healing art was rediscovered at the turn of the century by
a man named Jiro Murai. He is the one who developed the modern version
of this art. In the 1960s, it was brought to the USA by Mary Buremeister
and since then, hundreds of people all over the world have discovered
and benefited from this energy therapy.
Jin Shin is a gentle, deep,
non-invasive, holistic healing art which works with the natural
healing energy of the body to promote health and well-being from
the vantage point of prevention, maintenance and remedial care.
It is a modality that has the ability to heal deeply, at the root
cause, often going back and handlingemotional
scars one was unaware of that have been causing physical symptoms.
Jin Shin is systematic in its structure, subtle in the delivery
and effect on the body, but powerful in its healing potential.
In a session, no pressure
or body manipulation is used. At the beginning of the session, the
practitioner feels the client's energy pulses at the wrists
to determine where the energy blockages are in the energy pathways,
or meridians. It is the individual pulsing patterns which determine
the type of protocol to use on the client. Then, with the client
lying fully clothed on a table, the practitioner lightly holds simultaneously
two specific acupressure points in specific patterns until the tension
or blockage is completely released. This is signaled by the steady
and synchronized pulsation felt at both points. Each point can take
just a few seconds or several minutes to balance and re-energize.
A Jin Shin session generally
takes one hour. Its effects are comparable to those of shiatsu or
acupuncture and can last up to several days. By renewing the circulation
of energy, Jin Shin relieves symptoms of physical disorders, as
well as mental and emotional stresses. It also induces a deep state
of relaxation, reduces pain, relieves stress, balances emotions,
and gives the client a sense of balance, harmony and vitality. Jin
Shin has been used to successfully treat fatigue, insomnia, anxiety
and migraines, just to name a few. It can balance emotions, heal
spiritual unrest, and facilitate the healing process.
Jin Shin practitioners are certified
by the High Touch® Network, which is an international network
founded by Betsy Dayton in 1980. The purpose of the High Touch®
Network is to support the study and practice of the art of Jin Shin.
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Electromagnetic fields and currents
form the human energy field. This energy flow follows an elegant
energy anatomy that organizes every level of physical, emotional
and mental function. The balance and vitality of the human energy
field is the foundation of good health and the focus of Polarity
Therapy. Developed by the late Dr. Randolph Stone (D.C., D.O. and
N.D.), Polarity Therapy is a unique, comprehensive health building
system that promotes optimum health by balancing the subtle, natural,
electromagnetic energies and currents in the body. Most importantly,
it is a process that recognizes that each individual is responsible
for his/her own health and well-being, and ultimately, their own
Therapy is based on the Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese healing systems
and affects the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels
of an individual. Polarity encompasses bodywork, nutrition, exercise
and personal awareness to promote health and healing. It is a therapeutic
model that recognizes that human beings are energetic creatures,
with an electrical nature inherent in our physiology. According
to the theory of polarity therapy, there is electrical activity
present in every cell, within every tissue, and within each organ
system. The electrical flow of energy in our bodies is polarized,
that is, there are areas of positive, negative and neutral charge.
With an understanding of these polarities, a polarity practitioner
can make connections to help re-establish the free flow of energy
for optimum health.
In a typical Polarity session,
the practitioner draws from a menu of healing techniques that include
aspects of acupressure, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic,
shiatsu and yoga. The techniques used can be very simple or involve
more complex sequences. The practitioner also uses a variety of
touches, ranging from light to medium to deep, to activate the client's
innate healing ability by connecting specific reflex points or areas
on the body. Each session lasts about one hour and is adapted to
each client's needs. To be most beneficial, Polarity Therapy must
be done in a series of ten sessions as this is the amount of time
it generally takes to bring about the desired changes. However,
it is also possible to do a series of three or five consecutive
Polarity Practitioners do not diagnose
conditions, nor do they prescribe substances, perform medical treatment
nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical health care
professional. At all times, the clients's licensed physician is
their primary source for health care.
Among other things, Polarity Therapy
relieves chronic pain and tension; improves sleep, concentration
and creativity; increases self-awareness; enhances better health
and relationships; gives resources and tools to maintain balance
and overall health; and restores balance and harmony in body, mind,
spirit, and in life in general.
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Reiki is a gentle, safe, non-invasive
energy therapy which involves the laying-on of hands over the body's
energy centres to bring balance on the physical, mental, emotional
and spiritual levels of an individual. It is a wholistic modality
in which the Reiki practitioner accesses the unlimited potential
of the Universal Life ForceEnergy
and focuses this energy into the client's system ot his/her own
system. Reiki is also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing.
This powerful healing therapy does no harm and does not interfere
or conflict with other medical treatments, health care, bodywork
therapies or prescription drugs. As a matter of fact, it will enhance
the benefits and results they provide.
Reiki is spiritual in nature; it
is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It has no dogma, no
doctrines or creeds.
Reiki can be traced back thousands
of years ago to the Tibetan healing system called Medicine Buddha.
It was rediscovered in the mid 1800's by Dr. Mikaomi Usui of Japan.
Dr.Usui practiced and taught Reiki throughout Japan. He developed
the Usui System of Natural Healing, incorporated into Reiki the
five principles set forth by the Meiji emperor and made use of the
Reiki symbols. Shortly after his death, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, one
of Dr. Usui's students, became responsible for passing on the Reiki
knowledge. Reiki later came to the Western world through Mrs. Hawayo
Takata, an American lady of Japanese descent living in Hawaii. She
trained hundreds of people and initiated 22 Reiki Masters. Since
Ms. Takata's death, Reiki teaching techniques and methods have undergone
many changes, and several branches of Reiki have emerged.
In a Reiki session, there is no
pressure applied nor is there any body manipulation or massage.
The practitioner places his/her hands lightly on designated areas
(energy centres) of the client's body. The energy fills the Reiki
practitioner's body first and then flows through his/her hands into
the person receiving the healing. The practitioner is just a facilitator.
The quantity of energy received and its distribution is governed
by the client's own body wisdom. The energy is self-dispersing,
flowing naturally into the area under the practitioner's hands as
well as into surrounding areas which are deficient. A Reiki session
generally lasts one hour, and is done with the client fully clothed
lying on a table. Because Reiki is very gentle, many clients do
not necessarily feel anything happening during the session, but
do feel the full effects afterwards.
Reiki is both powerful and gentle.
It can be used for energy balancing, stress and pain reduction,
disease prevention, clearing of emotional blocks or, on a spiritual
level, for enhanced awareness, growth and personal development.
In its long history of use, it has aided in healing many conditions
such as anxiety, cancer, colds and flu, headaches, heart disease,
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Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese
healing therapy that involves the application of comfortable, sustained
pressure on energy points throughout the body using the fingers,
palms, elbows and sometimes the knees. Gentle stretches, percussion
and rotation can also be used. In terms of physiology, Shiatsu affects
the body primarily through nerve reflexes, causing muscles to relax
and organs to function better. Shiatsu is natural, drug-free and
does not use oils.
People of all ages and conditions,
including young children, pregnant women and seniors, can experience
the lasting, beneficial effects of a Shiatsu session. Shiatsu is
done on a floor mat to allow for total body support. Clients are
asked to wear loose and comfortable clothing.
helps to treat a wide variety of conditions and is very effective
for stress-related problems. It is especially beneficial for the
management of many acute and chronic conditions, including: arthritis,
asthma, back pain, constipation, depression, digestive problems,
fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness,
etc. Shiatsu helps to prevent disease, strengthens the body and
Shiatsu can be done in 30 minutes
or one hour, and is done on a floor mat to allow for total body
support. In a session, gentle pressure is applied to the acupressure
points of the body wherever the flow of vital energy (Ki energy)
is blocked. This induces a deep internal relaxation and relief from
pain and discomfort. Regular Shiatsu sessions are a good way to
prevent disease and maintain good health.
Everybody is different and therefore,
reacts differently to a Shiatsu session. After a session, some people
might feel so energetic and overjoyed that they will rush out and
do a million things. Others might feel so relaxed, the only thing
they want to do is sleep. Occasionally, some people feel some tiredness,
headaches, muscular soreness or any other unpleasant physical sensations.
There is nothing to worry about as these reactions are a normal
part of the healing process. Drinking lots of water and having an
Epsom salt bath will help the body move through that process faster.
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Therapeutic Touch, also called
TT, is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing
practices that are based on learned skills for directing human energies
using the hands as a focus for facilitating healing. More specifically,
it is a healing modality by which the practitioner uses his/her
hands, working directly on the client's energy field to consciously
correct any presenting deficiencies or blockages. This healing modality
was developed in the early 1970's by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D and R.N.,
and the late Dora Kunz, a gifted healer and clairvoyant. Since its
development, TT has been used principally by nurses but also by
numerous individuals both in and out of the medical profession.
TT is a process that is always
individualized. The TT practitioner works directly with the client's
energy field, never touching the body. The practitioner's hands
scan the client's energy field for deficiencies, congested areas,
etc. Using consciously-directed energy, he/she then corrects whatever
problems were found and re-balances the body’s energy. Much
of the work that the TT practitioner does arises from a centered
consciousness that focuses on the natural dynamics of the human
energy field. TT can be used alone or in conjunction with all traditional
and contemporary healing modalities.
The effects of TT are powerful.
It quickly elicits profound relaxation; it reduces and even eliminates
pain; and it accelerates healing of injuries and many acute or chronic
conditions. It is particularly helpful in treating wounds, infections,
burns, headaches, stress, psychosomatic ailments, emotional upsets,
and in giving comfort to terminally-ill patients.
Because TT works directly on the
client's energy field, thus bypassing the physical body, a session
lasts only 30 minutes. TT can be used alone or in conjunction with
all traditional and contemporary healing modalities.
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