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Glossary of Alternative Bodywork Modalities

The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ is an external, non-invasive massage treatment on the abdomen, back, and feet that works to soften musculature, align the pelvic bones, and guide the uterus into its proper position.

Astro-K Astrology Reading is a fusion of astrology and transformational kinesiology (TK) muscle/energy testing created by Silvia Guersenzvaig.

Cortical Field Reeducation® is a form of somatic education that renews the brain-muscle-emotion connection. CFR was originated by Harriet Goslins and is based on the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais.

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method that releases deep tensions in the body and improves holistic health by accessing the craniosacral system — the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Feldenkrais® Spinal Awareness is a hands-on touch healing method that combines modern scientific discovery with ancient movement systems to improve general health or help with both long-term and acute problems.

Intuitive Readings / Spiritual Coun “Soul” ing is offered by Esalen's Daniel Bianchetta.

LaStone® Therapy uses stones of varying temperatures applied to the body to reduce inflammation and bring relief to stiff and sore muscles, resulting in alleviation of chronic and acute problems.

Rolfing®/Structural Integration is a system that works on an individual’s web of connective tissue (fascia) to release and realign structural support in the body.

Spiritual Massage is a hands-on healing practice that works directly on the energy body to balance the chakras, cleanse old thought forms, and gently facilitate the release of emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages.

Thai Massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to release tension, balance energy systems, and increase flexibility. Loose clothing is usually worn during Thai massage.

Transformational Kinesiology (TK) is a method of self-discovery grounded in the science of subtle energies. TK uses muscle/energy testing to access and awaken wisdom and recovery. TK was created by Grethe Fremming and Rolf Havsboel.


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