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Past Life Regression

A method which accesses the memories stored from previous lives to see how one is influenced in this lifetime by past life experiences.

Pet Therapy

A therapeutic approach based on the idea that expressing affection for a pet helps people feel happier, maintain a positive outlook, and therefore improve their health. According to studies, having a pet can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and ward off loneliness and depression. Many nursing homes and some prisons have developed pet therapy programs, with excellent results.

Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy

One of the early forms of deep muscle massage, it was developed in the 1940s by Therese Pfrimmer who had studied at the Swedish Institute in New York. Her discovery, which led to the reversal of her own paralysis, uses strong strokes across the muscle fiber rather than along the length of the fibers. This technique frees adhesions, improves circulation, both lymphatic and vascular, and causes corrective changes in the muscle on a cellular level. Working to correct and prevent serious muscular conditions, it also alleviates sports injuries, trauma, tension, and stress.

Polarity Therapy

Developed by chiropractor and osteopath Randolph Stone. He combined his knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, yoga, acupuncture and shiatsu techniques to outline his system. Stone saw the body as an electromagnetic energy system with each part of the body carrying electrical-like charges. By placing hands on various parts of the body, the practitioner connnects the positive and negative poles to improve the flow of energy through the body and assist healing and relaxation. To maintain well-being, diet, yoga, and self-awareness are encouraged.

Postural Integration

Dr. Jack Painter developed postural integration after studying various forms of bodywork. His ten-session system consists of deep tissue techniques, movement, and breath-work. Recognizing that the body traps negative emotions, Painter's technique pays special attention to the fascia and the release of emotional blocks in a psychotherapeutic manner with the aid of intentional deep breathing.


The yogic concept of a cosmic energy or life force, similar to the Chinese idea of chi, which enters the body with the breath. Prana is thought to flow through the body, bringing health and vitality. It is considered the vital link between the spiritual self and the material self.


A term from Yoga and Ayurveda meaning breath control.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy places strong demands on a woman's body and is a time for the body to be nurtured and pampered. This massage not only relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and shift in the center of gravity to the body, but it reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue, and enhances energy.

Psychic Healing

A psychic receives information from Spirit, and in accordance with universal permission, and the permission of the recipient, is able to provide information and guidance to the recipient. There are also occasions where the psychic can also be a catalyst for the stimulation of the innate healing energy within the recipient. The psychic healer is also able to receive information from spirit about the causes of a person's challenges in life, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. Normally, it is the healer's intent to assist the recipients to utilize and maximize their own innate healing potential.

Psychic Readings

Are given by someone (called a psychic) who is able to receive information through the development of expanded awareness, heightened perception and intuition. These spiritual abilities include clairvoyance (seeing), clairsentience (feeling), clairaudience (hearing), and mental telepathy (thought communication). Psychics may, in accordance with universal and individual permission granted, and spiritual law, access levels of information that may be of practical and spiritual guidance for the recipient. This would possibly relate to oneís occupation or relationship concerns, and provide spiritual insight and understanding of an individualís life path, and karmic issues. Psychic readings may tell you about your past lives and what bearing they may have on the present. They can clarify the present and relate what might happen in the future. Remember, every psychic can only see the potential, as each and every one of us has free will at any given moment, to alter our reality anytime. Individual psychics reflect their own individual style and personality, which invariably are influenced by their own karmic path, training and spiritual beliefs. Readings can be done in person, in a group, or over the phone. In the United Kingdom there is the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain, with affiliated centers all over the country, and similarly, there is such an organization in the United States of America.


The science and discipline of how life functions; include