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Integrated Therapies

When we read of Bernie Sigel, M.D. and author, commenting that ‘our experiences are stored in our tissues’, we all know what he means, but we may not relate to just how true that is until we remember a sparky discussion that resulted in a headache or indigestion. In acknowledging any truth to that statement, we would logically then accept that hands-on therapy should assist to release ‘stored experiences’ as it softens the tissue it’s stored in.

Integrated Therapy can be the catalyst that accelerates your move into a healthier functioning state with ease. It differs from massage in that there is not as much direct skin contact nor focus on skin manipulation. In fact, clothing is sometimes left on. Integrated therapy draws on different components of all therapies studied, selecting for each individual’s session what is most appropriate. That may mean techniques from Swedish massage therapy with trigger point release and acupressure points, myofascial release or use of body movement and breath, reflexology, tissue unwinding to dissolve stored patterns, body contacts for polarization and balance of subtle systems, or perhaps balancing of craniosacral rhythms. Suggestions for home-care often help to reinforce new habits for optimum progress. This work can sometimes be more lasting as it may access patterns underlying chronic discomfort.

For those with conditions where massage is not appropriate, integrated therapy, with emphasis on polarity balancing, can be an excellent option to assist with easing stress levels.

The ancient Druids held the interesting philosophy that from the point of greatest imbalance, comes the point of greatest stability. It’s in the concept of attaining balance, that Integrated Therapy can sometimes encourage us to make changes in our perspective and lifestyle more easily.

 


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