Holistic Bodywork is a synthesis of polarity therapy and subtle osteopathic (manual therapy) techniques including craniosacral therapy, structural mobilization, muscle-energy and positional release techniques.
Polarity therapy is a forerunner in the field of energy medicine, applying the perspective and principles of quantum physics to natural healing. It uses a systems approach to understand the connections between structural and physiological adaptation patterns and physical, mental and emotional stresses. Through hands-on bodywork technique and dialogue, we engage the body-mind’s self healing wisdom to restore balance and health.
Polarity was founded by Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, ND, DC, (1890-1981) from over 60 years of study, travel and medical practice. Dr. Stone synthesized diverse concepts — modern, ancient, Eastern and Western to create a comprehensive system of assessing and treating the full range health conditions. (also see: What is Polarity Therapy?)
Manual therapy uses osteopathic manipulative techniques, first developed by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, DO, MD (1823-1917) and expanded upon by subsequent osteopaths, involving gentle hands-on manipulations to promote tissue repair, normalize structure and restore healthy body function. Osteopathy emphasizes preventive medicine and a philosophy that treatments should focus on addressing the whole person, rather than just a disorder. My treatments incorporate many subtle manual therapy techniques including: myofascial release, muscle energy technique, positional release, craniosacral and visceral therapy.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle whole body osteopathic approach that works with the core of our being: structurally, physiologically, emotionally and spiritually. It influences the central nervous system; brain and spinal column, as well as the fluid it bathes in. This fluid is called cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). The human body is 70+% fluid which moves in rhythm with the tidal motion of the CSF. This fluid motion underpins the shape and movement of every aspect of body's systems; from our musculoskeletal system and the bones of the cranium to each individual organ system. My sessions combine biomechanical and biodynamic craniosacral approaches.
Tibetan Sound Therapy
Tibetan Sound Therapy surrounds the body in a cocoon of healing vibration using Himalayan 7-metal singing bowls and the cleansing power of Tingshas (cymbals). These tools have been used for centuries to help attain deeper meditative states and bring the body-mind system into a healthy balance. During sessions clients lie on the floor while Tingshas and Tibetan bowls of various sizes are played on and around the body.
This ancient system entrains our brainwaves and electromagnetic fields to restore a healthy vibratory frequency. The pure sonic waves generated from Tibetan singing bowls awaken our ability to hear with more than our ears. We feel the sound as much as we hear it. It penetrates deeply into our tissue field, vibrating our cells back to health and realigning our system to the Schumann resonance of the Earth.
After sessions, clients may experience improved memory, clarity, vitality and the ability to take action. Many report out-of-body experiences, a deep sense of tranquillity, enhanced ability to meditate, sound sleep and continue to feel the effects of the treatment for several days.
NOTE: Call to book a 50-min Tibetan Sound Therapy session. All other services can be booked online or by phone.
New in 2017, my Holistic Bodywork sessions will incorporate the use of Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy. I recently began using a PEMF full-body mat at the beginning of my holistic bodywork sessions to magnify the amount of energy moving through the system, increasing its capacity to heal. We may also incorporate localized PEMF applicators to direct therapeutic square-wave energy to specific sites of pain.
What is PEMF Therapy?
You can think of PEMF therapy as a “whole-body battery recharger”.
Working with Schumann Resonances (Earth-based and brain-state frequencies), PEMF therapy recharges your 100-trillion cells, improving ATP production, increasing oxygenation, enhancing circulation, promoting hydration, facilitating detoxification, and gaining a better overall absorption of nutrients. It’s like putting little tiny "jumper cables” on all your cells and “jump-starting” them back to health.
PEMF Therapy re-energizes damaged cells by inducing electrical changes within the cell that restore it to it’s normal healthy state. PEMF Therapy can reduce pain and improve the quality of your life by allowing your body to function as it was designed to do.
More than 10,000 scientific papers have been published about the health benefits of PEMF with more 2,000 double blind studies. Many of the initial studies have been carried out in Russia and Eastern Europe, but more and more research is now taking place in the United States. PEMF is a non-contact, non-invasive, non-pharmacological and effective treatment for many conditions. (see my blog post Discover PEMF Therapy)
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. PEMF devices are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This information may not be used as medical advice and should not be used to replace the advice of your doctor.
"The parts do not exist;
they are expressions of the whole only."
Dr. James Jealous, DO