combines massage and energy work. It assists nerve, muscle and energy
reconnection through the use of select contact points, and employs specific
massage strokes and massage patterns to relax the muscles, increase circulation
and energy flow to the face, neck, shoulders and head. This combined result
allows a realignment of the facial muscles into a more stress-free, relaxed and
Facial Rejuvenation is a
means of reweaving the fabric of energy around our faces through which the world
sees us. Our faces tell it all, whether we like it or not. They reflect with
total candor where we have been and where we are. Tight, tired eyes,
stress-furrowed brows, pursed lips and a sagging chin all hold and bind the
energy of our daily lives. Mentally
and emotionally, we create the faces we wear. If one eases and erases the signs
of yesterday's stress, he or she can put on a new face for tomorrow.
The treatment includes
herbal compressing, cleansing and natural masks. The treatment may also utilize
the art of aromatherapy, with individually chosen aromatic essential oils
helping to move the body into a state of balance.
>Your Face Never Lies--Faces—Hilarion
Nine Skin Care (click name to view
Facials, body waxing, body treatments
Nyack, NY (845)638-9561
This is a technique
utilized to cleanse and detoxify the body of accumulated impurities and unwanted
toxins. There are a variety of fasting programs and philosophies. Some people
undertake a water fast; others will eat just one fruit, vegetable or grain, such
as an apple fast, fresh orange juice fast, or a brown rice fast. Some yoga
traditions recommend that we fast one day each week so as to rest our organs and
restore our energy. Some do a seven-day fast (or longer) at the change of each
season in order to make the transitions to “new foods.” Fasting has been
known to act as a cure for many ailments, while assisting with weight loss. Some
people combine fasting and colonics for better cleansing and restoration.
>The Miracle of Fasting—Paul
and Patricia Bragg
>How to Keep Slim, Healthy,
and Young with Juice Fasting—Dr.
Feldenkrais Method consists of two related techniques: Awareness
Through Movement and Functional
Integration. Both are designed to reorganize neuro-muscular pathways,
break up old habits, and create new patterns of thinking, moving, and
Through Movement lessons are effortless exercises that create
dynamic, immediate improvements in flexibility, posture, and comfort. They
also develop high levels of coordination and improved self-image. This
comprehensive system includes exercises that address every joint and muscle
group in the body while enhancing attention, imagination, and
Integration is a one-on-one method of teaching. The practitioner uses
sophisticated techniques of gentle touch and passive movement to reorganize
posture, movement, and self-image. It is used to alleviate pain and movement
restrictions, and enhance mental and physical functioning.
Have you ever walked into a
room and felt instantly at ease? Have you ever
walked into a room and felt very uncomfortable and edgy? If you have had
either of these experiences, you have experienced Feng Shui.
Shui, translated as "wind and water", is the ancient Chinese art
of placement. It is more than three thousand years old, and is said to
predate both Confucianism and Taoism. In modern terms, Feng Shui is the art
of arranging your environment to enhance your life.
tools of Feng Shui are based on the wisdom of the I Ching, or
Book of Changes. There are several
different schools of practice, but they all share these underlying
is energetically alive.
Everything is interconnected.
Everything is constantly changing.
Feng Shui, we recognize that our environment reflects who we are at any
moment; and that, as we change, our environment may have to change with us
in order to accurately reflect and support our growth as human beings. The
principles of Feng Shui are based on thousands of years of practical wisdom,
and they give us clear guidance on tried and true ways to arrange our
surroundings so that they support us mentally, physically and spiritually.
>The Fung Shui
Handbook—Master Lam Kam Chuen
>The Way of Feng Shui—Philippa
>The Western Guide to
Feng Shui— Terah Kathryn
>Feng Shui for the
Classical Compass Feng-Shui
Feng Shui (Abby Straus)
Empowerment through environment
Pomona, NY (845) 362-5133
Floating is a therapeutic
technique which relaxes the body, relieves mental stress, enhances creativity,
overcomes jet lag and reduces pain.
One floats on top of ten
inches of body temperature water, in which 800 pounds of Epsom salts have been
dissolved to provide special buoyancy. Some choose absolute quiet or soft
background music. By eliminating outside stimuli you can concentrate your
attention on meditation, self-improvement or problem-solving. A one hour float
provides the equivalent of four to eight hours rest. The effect lasts a week and
Flotation frees the body
from the force of gravity, enabling it to heal, rejuvenate and come to a state
of natural balance. Flotation increases the brain states associated with deep
levels of meditation and triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural
>The Book of
Essences work from the premise that diseases of the body are symptoms of
disturbance of the mind, the hearts and the spirit. Leaf twig or
flower-essence remedies directly correlate to specific moods or mental
attitudes, and serve as catalysts for the subtler levels of the healing
process. Dr. Edward Bach, pioneer of flower, found that patients with
similar personality traits responded to the same remedy, although their
outward manifestations of illness differed. Capturing the essence of a fresh
flower may involve gathering the plant at sunrise and placing it in a bowl
of pure, undiluted water with in direct sunlight for several hours.
>The Bach Flower Remedies – Dr. Edward Bach Healing Center
>Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing – by Gurudas
Reflexology is a natural
healing art based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet and
hands which are actually “reflections” of body parts. Their location and
relationships to each other follow a logical anatomical pattern which closely
resembles that of the body itself.
This ancient healing
technique involves a steady pressure on the reflex points which correspond to
areas throughout the body. Reflexology accelerates the body's natural healing
abilities. The gentle stimulation upon the points or reflexes directly acts upon
particular organs, glands and body parts.
Hand/Foot Reflexology is a
pleasant, soothing, preventive health care measure.
>Complete Guide to Foot
Kevin and Barbara Kunz
>Better Health with Foot
>Stories The Feet Can Tell—Eunice
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is a holistic therapy which stresses the appreciation and integration of all
parts or aspects of the person. The here-and-now experience receives full
attention, emphasizing the development of greater awareness so that present and
past hurts which interfere with everyday functioning can be healed, thereby
promoting growth and change. Dreamwork is not analytical, but rather
experientially re-lived for clues to the basic integration of the emotional and
intellectual message. Freedom and total integration of the person is the desired
Approach and Eyewitness to Therapy, Gestalt Verbatim,
Dr. Elide Solomont
"Learn the psychodynamics of communication"
(Dr. Solomont also speaks French & Italian)
Author of: "You Are Who You Hate: Healing with Music" --
available at Nirvana Bookstore.
New York: (212)861-6318
G.I. Gurdjieff (1866–1949)
teacher, musician, author and choreographer of his “Sacred Dances” has been
the one most influential forces in the Twentieth Century in bringing esoteric
spiritual knowledge from the Middle and Far East to the West.
Born in Alexandropol on
the Russo–Turkish border, he was exposed at an early age to the “crossroads”
of the major religions. His contacts with the Russian Orthodox Church, Muslim
Dervishes, Buddhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism, instilled in him a strong
passion for finding the original and lost sources of these religions. On this
quest, in his early manhood, he traveled widely with like-minded friends to
countries including, Egypt, Palestine, Afghanistan, Turkestan, India, Tibet and
In 1912 he appeared in St.
Petersburg and Moscow. Using the knowledge, discipline and understanding learned
on his apprenticeship he founded his first school “ The Institute for the
Harmonious Development of Man.” World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution
forced him to move his Institute to several areas across the Balkans, until he
finally emigrated to France where he taught at Fountainbleau and finally in
Paris until his death.
His method for self–
development from “semi-sleep” and “autonomism” to consciousness and
conscientiousness is still continued both as an oral tradition and through his
books, music and “Sacred Dances” by the students of his disciples. One such
group stemming from one of his students a Dutch Chemist, Dr. W.A. Nyland (1890–1975)
has been carrying on his
“work” in the manner
originally indicated by him.
For information or books
about his work, contact:
Institute of Religious Development
Warwick, NY 10990 (845)258-4655
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