- Ancient method of divination dating back at least 3,000 years. Coins are tossed six times to cast a hexagram of broken (yin) and unbroken (yang) lines. A reader interprets the
pattern and advises you on how best to proceed, giving you philosophical counsel on what you may still need to consider or reconsider to secure a favorable outcome.
Inner Child Therapy
- an aspect of the emotional level of being, also associated with second level of auric field. Part of each person that maintains the wonder and spirit of a child, which if allowed to mature,
grow and remain intact through out life, will develop into powerful creative visualization in the Adult. Various practitioners may use this concept to help heal early physical, emotional or
spiritual traumas, which have created unproductive patterns for adult clients.
Infant Massage (See Massage, Infant)
is a form of zone therapy or reflexology. In the 1930's Eunice Ingham, a psychotherapist working for a physician, used zone therapy on patients. She mapped the entire body as represented on the feet. At first used to reduce pain, Ingham developed the work into the Ingham Reflex Method of Compression Massage. later known as Reflexology. Only the hands are used to apply the pressure to the reflex points on the feet. (See also Reflexology)
Interactive Guided Imagery (see also Guided Imagery) is a mind-body modality in which the practitioner helps clients explore their own unconscious imagery for therapeutic purposes, rather than merely having clients listen to predetermined imagery scripts. Interactive Guided Imagery is used for a variety of illnesses, stress management, anxiety disorders, depression, pain management, addiction recovery, and as a part of brief psychotherapy and marital counseling.
Intuitive Arts. A general term for various methods of
divination, such as numerology, psychic reading, and tarot card reading. Individuals may consult practitioners to seek information about the future or insights into personal concerns or the
Intuitive, Medical. A growing field in which
practitioners use a variety of techniques to 'connect' with a client's physical, emotional, energetic, or spiritual body either in the office or remotely for the purpose of assessing the
underlying cause of acute, chronic or degenerative conditions which may be eluding a western medical diagnosis. The practitioner may 'see', 'feel' or 'hear' literally
or symbolically what is creating the problem. They may also be able to send healing energy to the client or refer them to an appropriate health practitioner once the cause is discovered.
IonCleanse, Ion Detox Foot Bath, Ion Spa & Ionic Body Balancer.
Is a technique of body detoxification, cleansing and balancing. The client's feet or hands are immersed in an electrically conductive water bath where metal electrodes connected to a direct current (DC) power source create negative (OH) ions, which are absorbed into the body by osmosis. Cell wastes and/or other toxins may be pulled out of the body by the same process. The lymphatic and other body systems are stimulated to detoxify themselves through the urinal and intestinal tract during the next 24-36 hours. Using
this system, cells are energized by the ions to release oils, acids, heavy metals, fats, cellular debris, and other toxins which have accumulated in your body's tissues and joints over your
lifetime. Some people have also reported elimination of pain in their shoulders, elbows and arms by placing their forearm & hand in the spa tub, instead of their feet. Ion Cleansing
detoxifies the body more effectively and faster than any herbal or fasting protocols with little or no stress to the patient. Used properly, the Ion Cleanse provides a comfortable and relaxing way
to rid the body of toxins without healing crises and Herxheimer's reactions.
is a diagnostic system based on the premise that every organ has a corresponding location within the iris of the eye, which can serve as an indicator of the individual organ's health or disease. The practitioner studies the eye, its textures, pigmentation and changes in the iris structure as it pertains to your health. The iris reveals inherent
characteristics of tissues, metabolic and nutritional imbalances, various stages of inflammation and general health level. Nerve filaments in the iris receive impressions from every organ of
the body via the autonomic and cerebrospinal nervous systems. Changes in the body chemistry disturb the process by which iris color is maintained. Discoloration appears as a sign before any
clinical change in the blood or urine chemistry. Iridology is used by natruopaths and other practitioners, particularly when diagnosis achieved through standard methods is unclear.
a form of hatha yoga named for the well known instructor, B. K. S. Iyengar a student of Krishnamacharya. Iyengar style yoga makes extensive use of mats, straps, bolsters, walls, plus wall mounted bars and straps to assist the student to attain proper alignment for asanas.( see Yoga )
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Jin Shin Do
(translated as the way of the compassionate spirit) is derived from acupressure. The technique involves applying gentle fingertip pressure to
thirty specific points along the body to release, smooth and balance vital `chi' energy. Practitioners meditate and try to transfer chi to clients by using knowledge of where energy flows
and patterns meet. According to its practitioners, Jin Shin Do pervades all aspects of our being by affecting general muscle tension, improving circulation, balancing emotions and
raising the spiritual state of being.
Jin Shin Jyutsu
is an oriental system intended to harmonize the flow of the energy through the body. The system holds that tension, fatigue, or illness can trap energy in the body's twenty-six "safety energy locks". Practitioners use their hands to restore balance and reduce stress. Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a form of massage, however, as it does not involve physical manipulation of the muscles.
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Kinesiology, the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy related to human body
movement, specifically the action of individual muscles or groups of muscles that perform specific movements.
Kinesiology, Applied ( See Muscle Testing)
- Often employed as a Spa Therapy it consists of a series of cold or alternating hot and cold water treatments on various parts of the body. Herbal extracts are combined with water in an assortment of bathing methods to energize the system and soothe the mind. Certain herbal remedies are used for Detoxification. Father Sebastian Kneipp from Worshofen, Bavaria, is the true father of modern-day hydrotherapy.
Based on the principles of Kripalu Yoga, this bodywork method seeks to promote a deep sense of relaxation and to help recipients reconnect with the healing wisdom of their bodies. Along with specific massage strokes, Kripalu bodyworkers use verbal and nonverbal means to guide recipients into a meditative state wherein physical and mental tension may be accessed and released.
uses classical hatha yoga postures and breathing techniques to help students enter a state of "meditation in motion." The principles of Kripalu Yoga are the foundation for Phoenix Rising yoga therapies and Kripalu bodywork . (see also Yoga)
- The process of self-realization consists of the Kundalini rising energy (Shakti) from the root (muladhara) chakra near the perineum, piercing the spiritual centers or chakras along the innermost channel (Shushuma) within the spine, and emerging from the top of our brain. When this takes place, the union (yoga) of the Kundalini and the
Self manifests. To realize this Self within us is to achieve absolute fulfillment. See also Yoga, Kundalini.
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LaStone Massage Therapy (see Hot Stone Massage)
- A tool for creating sacred space, journeying inward and reconnecting with the Earth and sky. Made as a single winding path, folding back on itself, leading to the center.
Unlike a maze which has multiple paths and dead ends, in a labyrinth you leave by the same path which you enter. Many cultures create labyrinths such as the centuries old design from the
cathedral in Chartres, France.
- Exposure to Whole Spectrum Light. Controlled exposure to sunlight, full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, or laser light as a treatment for chronic pain and depression, or to
stimulate the immune system. Associated with a stronger immune system response, as well as, prevention of cancer, fatigue, carbohydrate cravings, insomnia, bulimia, PMS, SAD, migraines and
memory disturbances. Especially beneficial during the dark months of winter. Also, different colored light bulbs can be used on the chakra system and the secondary vortices. ( See also Color Therapy and Esogetic Colorpuncture )
- A person who has recognized their ability and power to restore and transform consciousness with the highest intent. Someone who facilitates the return of the earthly plane to a healthy, happy state. Someone who is aware of the truth about themselves and the nature of their existence. Someone who finds their powers coming into fuller and fuller expression and as it should be with proper usage.
Lomilomi - Hawaiian massage.
is a course, natural fiber sponge used to slough off rough and dead skin. Body scrub treatments are given using loofahs with gels, herbal soaps, or exfoliating lotions. A loofah scrub
can be a "dry" scrub or a product scrub done with a loofah. The treatment may begin with a gentle full body massage using a blend of almond meal, almond oil, or sea salt to lift dead skin cells and stimulate circulation. This gentle massage is followed by a full body scrub and shower treatment which leaves the skin revitilized, healthy, and radiant.
Lymphatic Therapies. (See Manual Lymphatic Drainage)A range of therapies that seek to affect the body's lymphatic system, which is important to the effective functioning of the immune system.