Flashcards in 25 - Modalities Deck (50)
A technique during which a muscle is stretched to resistance and held for 10 seconds, followed by the client contracting the muscle for 5 seconds.
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
Treating the reflex points found on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond to internal tissues and organs.
A method in which the practitioner channels universal energy directed at the healing of the client.
Deep structural realignment that takes place over the course of 10 sessions.
Breathing and relaxation techniques accompanied by rebalancing alignment and increasing flexibility using nonintrusive touching, verbal interaction, and breathing.
A body/mind/spirit approach combining psychotherapy with movements, postures, talk therapy, dreamwork and other techniques.
A form of Japanese acupressure traditionally performed with the client fully clothed on a mat on the floor.
A sports massage technique aimed at breaking up scar tissue and stretching the muscles. Developed by Stuart Taws.
A body/mind/spirit modality that combines bodywork and psychotherapy.
The massage of athletes, with attention to their special needs and contraindications
Also referred to as Rolfing; deep structural realignment that takes place over the course of 10 sessions.
Therapeutic massage focused mainly on relaxation. Charles Fayette and George Henry Taylor are credited with bringing it to the US.
Work performed on the floor that consists of many assisted yoga-like positionings of the body, along with gentle rocking and stretching.
Hydrotherapy using heated seawater
Energy work focused on balancing the body's aura through gentle above-the-body manipulations of the energy field. Developed by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz.
A form of applied kinesiology using muscle testing to determine weaknesses in structure. Treatment is to strengthen the weakness and/or release tightness in the opposing side by performing balances on the meridians. Developed by John Thie, DC.
Touch For Health
Gentle rocking and other nonintrusive movements to facilitate the release of deep physical and emotional restrictions. The hook-up, a natural state of being similar to a meditative state, is used to connect the practitioner with the energy of the client.
A technique directed at returning the body to a state of structural balance; also referred to as neuromuscular therapy. Developed in Europe by Leif and Chaitow, popularized in America by Paul St. John and Janet Travell.
Trigger Point therapy
Gentle soft tissue massage of the internal organs to release adhesions
Shiatsu performed in a warm pool of water