So far we have reviewed 49 different modalities of massage and we still have over 20 left to delve into. For the casual reader I hope this has given you some information on different modalities being practiced that may be able help you alleviate pain, experience personal and spiritual growth, and even heal body issues that you thought were unable to be helped. For the trained therapist, I hope this overview has inspired you to learn more about your field and possibly study new and different modalities that may be helpful to your clients. If there is an issue that you may have missed you can find all the “Modalities of Massage” listed at www.pivotalhealthblog.com
Last week we finished our discussion with The Rosen Method. This week we will begin with The Rubenfeld Synergy Method. The Rubenfeld Synergy Method is a combination of The Alexander Technique with added components of Gestalt Psychotherapy, The Feldenkrais Method and Erickson Hypnotherapy. Developed by onetime orchestra conductor, Ilana Rubenfeld, The Rubenfeld Synergy Method was born out of her own frustration at finding a therapy for her arm and back spasms. The Rubenfeld Method responds to the needs of the body by using gentle, intentional touch, imagery, movement, active listening and verbal interaction to facilitate the healing of the body and mind.
Shiatsu Massage is the most widely known form of acupressure and in Japanese means “finger pressure” and has been a practiced form of healing for over a thousand years. Shiatsu can be used to treat pain and illness, to relax the body, and maintain general health. To accomplish this Shiatsu uses steady, rhythmic pressure on specific points along the body’s meridians using fingers, hands, elbows, knees and even feet to apply pressure that will unblock and stimulate the flow of energy.
Another ten session modality is Soma Neuromuscular Integration. Soma Neuromuscular Integration was developed by one of Ida Rolf’s first students, Dr. Bill Williams in 1978. Dr. Williams developed this therapy to refine Rolf’s work by creating an easier, less intrusive way of working with fascia and muscles. Soma Neuromuscular Integration incorporates movement training and awareness tools to promote greater access to the functions of both hemispheres of the brain.
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