Acupressure, Structural Alignment, CranioSacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation

The Blessing Hand of Radha, the Goddess of devotion, service and bhakti. Photo by Arcita Dasa. Deity Dressing by Hari Gana Dasa.

Acupressure is based on acupuncture, an ancient traditional Chinese method of healing, that stimulates points and specific flows of energy (called meridians) with very fine needles. Acupressure, however, is a hands-on form of bodywork that uses finger pressure to stimulate the same points and meridians, thereby balancing and healing the body.

Structural Alignment, CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation are manual therapies stemming from osteopathy.  Osteopathy is a form of treatment that is based on 3 principles: that there is unity between the body, mind, and spirit;  that the body is capable of self-healing, regulation, and maintenance; and that structure and function of the body are reciprocally interrelated.

Structural Alignment work is based on the principle that when the joints in the body are in their proper alignment, the muscles, nerves and organs related to those joints relax and perform more effectively.

Anna Cherekovsky C.M.T., Natural Healing and Acupuncture

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle form of bodywork that detects and corrects imbalances and restrictions in the CranioSacral system (the head, spine and sacrum) encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms to dissipate negative effects of stress on the central nervous system.

Visceral Manipulation addresses the connections between the visceral organs and how they move independently, and in relationship to one another.

The blend of these modalities of bodywork optimizes body function and is appropriate for newborns to the elderly, addressing rehabilitation of new and old injuries (including dance and sports injuries), recuperation after surgery or dental work, headaches, and for the treatment of TMJ syndrome, chronic pain, prenatal and postpartum issues, traumatic birth, and colic

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