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What is Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy is a very specialized form of massage therapy. A therapist trained in NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy) is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. By definition, Neuromuscular Therapy is theutilization of static pressure on specific myofascial or trigger points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin and fascia) to balance the muscular system with the nervous system.

A Typical Polarity Session

What can I expect in a typical Polarity Therapy session?

In a typical session, the practitioner assesses energetic attributes using palpation, observation and interview methods. Sessions usually take 60-90 minutes, do not require disrobing, and involve soft touch, some rocking as well as point specific touch.
Energetic Touch is the work Polarity Practitioners perform with clients – verbal interaction is energetic communication which has to do with reading the energy in people’s words and staying neutral vs. engaging in the emotions of the patient and verbal interaction. Contact may be light, medium or firm. In the session, the practitioner supports the client in increasing self-awareness of subtle energetic sensations, which are often experienced as tingling, warmth, expansion or wavelike movement. The results of Polarity Therapy sessions vary, and may include profound relaxation, an understanding of energetic patterns and their implications, and relief from numerous specific problematic situations such as hypertension, anxiety attacks and breathing disorders.

What is Polarity?


What is Polarity Therapy?

Learn more about Polarity Therapy on April 25, 2011 from APTA President, Tami Vaughn during this upcoming webinar.What You Always Wanted to Know About Polarity


Energy fields and currents exist everywhere in nature. Polarity Therapy asserts that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health.
In the Polarity model, health is experienced when:

  • Energy systems function in their natural state, and
  • Energy flows smoothly without significant blockage or fixation.

What is Reflexology?

Foot work practices have existed throughout the history of humankind. Remnants of foot work practices span time and place from thePhysician's Tombin Egypt of 2300 B.C. to thePhysicians Templein Nara, Japan, of 690 A.D. The authors have labeled this pattern as a form of archetype or archestructure. Archetypes are "symbolic image(s)...without known origin and they reproduce themselves in any time or in another part of the world--even when transmission by direct descent or 'cross fertilization' through migration must

Q&A on Doulas

1. What is a birth doula?
A birth doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after childbirth.

2. Where does the word “doula” come from?
The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek, meaning “Woman’s servant.” Throughout history and in much of the world today, a cadre of women support a woman through labor and birth, giving back rubs and providing continuous emotional support. Like their historical counterparts, DONA International birth doulas know how to help a woman in labor feel better.
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