The Alexander technique teaches people how to avoid overworking or stressing our vital muscular and mental functions. Avoiding tension is the central focus of this educational modality. Creating awareness of oneself’ is not a given and therefore must be focussed upon if one is to correct problems caused by repeated misuse of one’s musculature over a long period of time.
The main purpose of Alexander Technique is to help people create wholeness by unlearning maladaptive psychophysical habits. This allows the patient to return to a balanced state of rest and poise, which in turn allows their bodies to function normally.
Aston-Patterning challenges the patients to establish a relationship between the mind and the body for the purpose of well being. The modality has a strong focus on managing pain through ergonomic adjustments, movement, posture and bodywork education.
One of the core beliefs is that we are all individuals and rather than asking patients to work toward ideal body type, the modality promotes the recognition of our own unique needs.
Aston-Patterning helps the individual to access less stressful and more efficient and ways of performing simple movements of everyday life to reduce tension and inflammation in the body.
Finally, Aston-Patterning asks individuals to examine their environment for factors that lead to pain, like seating or sleeping habits, that may be creating tension or stress and which limit movement and body function.
Body Harmony is another modality that asks the patient to heal themselves. A holistic view which includes all aspects of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being and the patients environment.
Body Harmony practitioners help the patient to establish health goals for body posture, movement and functionality, thus creating a unique path tailored to each patient. Body Harmony programs and techniques assist the body in releasing tension and past traumas.
Body Harmony also relieves aches and pains and restores natural body movement to improve function and posture and is touted to accelerate physical and emotional healing and help resolve issues held in the body.
All of which add up to enhanced harmony and vitality. Other results achieved through this modality are increased success and prosperity and improved interpersonal relationships and communication.
The Feldenkrais Method is a modality designed to improve physical function and reduce pain caused by limitations in movement.
Patients are encouraged to increase awareness about themselves and their posture and learn new movements and ways to sit, lay down and exercise that are more in line with good health and well being.
Practitioners believe that correcting habitual movement patterns can help heal diverse maladies and injuries, reduce pain, and physical dysfunction
The practitioner teaches new patterns of movement using gentle, slow, repetition. Focussing specifically on movement patterns which are inefficient or strained.
Rubenfeld Synergy is a fusion of massage therapy and psychotherapy. Practitioners of this healing modality integrate the mind, body and spirit through a series of gentle massage techniques for the purpose of releasing tension and anxiety.
This healing modality is underpinned by the idea that touch combined with talk help patients deal with the stresses in their life. That symptoms of stress often manifest in the body and can show up in various ways like neck and shoulder pain or exhaustion.
Rubenfeld incorporates the elements of a number of alternative healing modalities including the Feldenkreis, Gestalt therapy, Alexander technique, aura analysis and dreamwork.
The Rubenfeld Practitioner provides care in four-stages, awareness, experimentation, integration and re-entry all of which occur simultaneously on all four interrelated levels of mind, body, emotion and spirit.
The frame work of this healing modality draws parallels from symptoms and looks to classify pain and injury in emotional categories for example back pain, means something is troubling you from your past.
Shoulder pain means that you are carrying a heavy burden. Ailment or misalignment in the feet tell the practitioner that a patient may be ungrounded, or that they live in their head.
The main focus of this modality is exploration and discovery between the patient and practitioner. Talking out issues during the hands on therapy and isolating the root causes of ailment.