Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been well researched and used effectively by over 20,000 patients at a clinic of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It relieves tension, stress, anxiety, depression, and negative self-talk.
At Integration Massage, I encourage body awareness and being present with the feelings that are held by your body, as well as a meditative focus that is grounded, calming and centering. Mind-body work can involve several techniques. Some are to release the Sensory Motor Amnesia and awaken proprioception, others are integrative, to connect memory and emotions with your body; others are to achieve self-confidence in your body and posture:
- Body Mapping and mindfulness-based Movement Education;
- Breath work to release pain and tension;
- Emotional Tone Scale for specific points of physical pain that have emotional resonance
- Qigong breathwork for acute pain;
- VMCE (Voluntary Muscular and Cortical Effort) of Stanley Keleman with Emotional Anatomy where you learn the connection of body, emotion and posture
- Ortho-Bionomy®, especially Phase 6 and Phase 7
- Postural awareness associated with Body Metaphors;
- Myofascial Release massage techniques of Ortho-Bionomy®’s Positional Release;
- Functional neurological assessment to determine areas of the brain and nervous system that might benefit by gentle, therapeutic massage and take home exercises for building new neural pathways.
Any of these may be useful for new habits of self-love, self-compassion and self-acceptance, release of pain, anxiety and stress, better access to your inner resourcefulness and coping skills, and cognitive improvements.