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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY- learn more

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light touch therapy applied with precisioin and excellent palpation skills that release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system (environment of brain and spinal cord). CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease (enhances immune system function), and it''s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. CST is extremely relaxing to the nervous system- a fantastic stress management modality.

 

Cransiosacral at Anam Cara Center is provided by licensed health care professionals trained in CST I,II, SER

VISCERAL MOBILIZATION THERAPY

Muscular aches and pains can be resolved and helped to fully heal with the gentle and precise techniques of visceral mobilization therapy. In fact the majority of chronic muscul-skeletal issues begin long before we even notice them, the initial restriction happening within the connective tissue of our visceral cavity.

Visceral Mobilization is based on the specific placement of soft manual forces to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

UTube discussion of Visceral Mobilzation
UTube discussion of emotional component of visceral organs

Visceral Mobilization at Anam Cara Center is provided by licensed health care professionals trained in VM I, II, III(a), III(b) and Visceral Listening Techniques.
MANUAL LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPY

MLDT is a gentle technique that works through the body's interstitial and lymphatic system to stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Learn more about the lymphatic system
My training in Manual Lymph Drainage began in 1997 with Dr Bruno Chikly and consists of MLD I,II.

Check out this UTube demonstration and effect of MLD on the liver to free shoulder restriction.

MLDT at Anam Cara Center is provided by licensed health care professionals trained by Bruno Chikly and offer LDT at level I & II.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a healing art whose origins are traced to ancient Egypt. As a modality it deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can help many health problems in a natural way, a type of preventative maintenance. Reflexology is specific and should not be confused with massage.

CLINICAL AROMATHERAPY- Essential Rule- SAFETY FIRST !
Cinical application of aromatherapy - appropriate essential oils chosen for anti-inflammatory, calming or stimulating, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic and analgesic properties. There is a science and an art to clinical aromatherapy that has an important role to play in healthcare. I am priviledged to be a part of this movement and to bring it to my clients.
Clinical aromatherapy is the controlled use of essential oils for specific outcomes that are measurable. These effects can occur at a physical or psychological level. The choice of essential oil is often based on the chemistry of the essential oil, as the chemistry will indicate the properties of the essential oil and thus the safest method of use. The choice of essential oil will also take into consideration the smell likes and dislikes of the patient.

Essential oils are stored inside microscopic secretory stuctures within aromatic plants and are only obtained by a process of distillation or expression. Essential oils are complicated compounds containing up to one hundred different chemical components


Clinical Aromatherapy at Anam Cara Center is provided by heath care professionals trained and certified in the clinical application of essential oils and understand the chemistry, safety precautions and classical / therapeutic application use of at least 33 oils.


BEWARE of "Raindrop Therapy" promoted by some MLM companies. This  is NOT to be regarded as a best practice!-

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FOLK MEDICINE & SHAMANIC HEALING ARTS-
Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Medicine Carrier
Graduate Apprentice of Heart of the Healer
and Advanced Universal Shamanic Arts practitioner