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11555 Los Osos Valley Rd.
Classroom Suite. 108
Office Suite 207
San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93405
(805) 786-4808

Email address: chi@chieducation.com
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We are currently enrolling for our Fall Session: Evening Classes are 9/5-12/14/17 Day class is 9/11-11/29/17. Please call us at 805-786-4808 or click Register button for application. Thank You!

200 Hr. Practitioner Program - 2017 Schedule

Evening Class
Tues. & Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm
& One Saturday & Sunday each month 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Jan 3 - Apr 6 (closed)
May 2 - Aug 10(closed)
Sep 5 - Dec 14

Day Class
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00-1:00 pm
Jan 9 - March 29 (closed)
May 8 - Jul 26(closed)

Sept 11 - Nov. 29

500 Hr. Therapist Program

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500 Hour Class Descriptions

 

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR FACE & HEAD 

Prerequisite: Swedish massage and basic anatomy.

The face and head are often overlooked in massage. We know that most people hold tension in their neck and shoulders. Many times, that tension is also being held in the face and head and can even be where it is originating from. In this class you will learn techniques from Swedish, Acupressure and Lymphatic massage. The use of hot towels in both therapeutic and spa techniques will also be taught. By relieving tension and reducing inflammation you can help to restore balance. Since many headaches can be relieved by these techniques, it is a wonderful addition to your skill set.

Upon completion of this class the student will have knowledge of the muscles and attachments in the face and head that tend to hold tension. Students will learn various styles to achieve stress release, reduced inflammation and headache relief.

 

ANATOMY & KINESIOLOGY OF UPPER BODY

Prerequisite: 200 hour basic anatomy; or college human anatomy

This hand-on class offers an opportunity to explore more extensively the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.  

Using the text “Trail Guide to the Body” we will become much more familiar with the skeletal structures and the muscles of the body in a way which helps us to understand how those structures normally move and interact so that we may bring that increased understanding to our practice.

We will be introduced to the principles of biomechanics (the study of mechanical principles and actions applied to living bodies) and kinesiology (the study which blends the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics and geometry and relates them to human movement).

Areas covered in Anatomy and Kinesiology I will include the pectoral girdle, the neck and spine, the bony thorax and the arms and hands.



ANATOMY & KINESIOLOGY OF LOWER BODY
Prerequisite: 200 hour basic anatomy; or college human anatomy

This hand-on class offers an opportunity to explore more extensively the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.  

Using the text “Trail Guide to the Body” we will become much more familiar with the skeletal structures and the muscles of the body in a way which helps us to understand how those structures normally move and interact so that we may bring that increased understanding to our practice.

We will be introduced to the principles of biomechanics (the study of mechanical principles and actions applied to living bodies) and kinesiology (the study which blends the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics and geometry and relates them to human movement).

Areas covered in Anatomy and Kinesiology II will include the abdominal area, the pelvic girdle and the legs and feet.  

 

AROMATHERAPY/HERBS INTRODUCTION

Prerequisite: None

Students will receive a brief history of aromatherapy and its many uses. Also students will get to experience a variety of aromas and learn their properties for healing. You will learn about carrier oils and how to make blends with the various essential oils. There will be discussion of how to choose what aromas would be most beneficial for different needs of both the physical body and mental and emotional imbalances. Blends from the Ayurvedic tradition will be experienced (Vata. Pitta, Kapha)

Students will also be introduced to medicinal herbs that are beneficial for skin, muscles and tendons. Demonstration and directions to proper infusion of herbs into oils will be reviewed and students will be given recipes for blends of oils and infused herbs.

 

AQUATIC INTEGRATION (AI)
Prerequisite: None

Aquatic Integration (AI) is a profound aquatic modality that services a wide scope of population.  Developed from Watsu®, AI holds true to the principles of Shiatsu and T’ai Chi, as well as bridging main stream clinical practices of Myofacial Release, Neuro-Structural Bodywork and Somatic Experiencing®.
AI utilizes body temperature water, gentle to moderate rocking and stretches to open meridians, and 0 gravity to provide a natural lift to the physical and emotional being, increasing the potential  for renewal and physical repair. 
This class will provide an exploration into the world of working in water for those who have not had experience.  And for those who do work in water and land, this class will provide clarity around technique’s that will help with: increasing clients energy, understanding postural patterns, general relaxation and stress reduction.
 


INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
Prerequisite: None

With the phenomenal number of people now doing some sort of yoga we are seeing an amazing increase in interest in yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. So much so, Ayurveda has been named as one of the top spa trends for 2010.
Ayurveda is thought to be the most ancient complete form of medicine on the planet being at least 2500 years old.  Still today it is practiced by 300,000 physicians who form the largest medical organization in the world.
Though generally less well known in the west Ayurvedic treatments and those inspired by this ancient Indian science are fast becoming a main stream.
This class is designed to give students a practical grasp of the basic concepts behind Ayurvedic wisdom.  Learn how to identify Ayurvedic body/mind types by using a variety of questionnaires, touch, observation and discussion.  Then use this information to customize any massage or spa treatment in terms of:
    •    Treatment selection
    •    Type of touch
    •    Type of oil/lotion
    •    Selection of aromas
    •    Type of music
    •    Color type of sheets or covers
    •    Kinds of teas and snacks to serve
We will also cover basic Ayurvedic vocabulary so you will be able to converse with ease with your more “ayurvedically savy” clients.  Extensive notes will be provided so students can concentrate on the learning experience and class participation.  

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ETHICS

Prerequisite: None

Success is a well thought out journey.  In order to achieve it you must understand what you truly want, create a plan to obtain it, and see yourself having it.  This class is about helping you do that. 

We will cover the following topics:

Discovering your core values

Visualizing your ideal future

Creating a detailed plan for success

Business start up

Legal structures, zoning, insurance

Marketing, marketing and more marketing

Overcoming fear and insecurity

Ethics for health care providers


CHAIR MASSAGE

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage

Learn a 15 and 20 minute routine that helps clients feel refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated to return to work or their busy lives.  You will learn massage techniques that relieves stress and tight muscles in the neck and back of the body.  It reduces the potential for repetitive motion injuries in the arms and hands.  Chair massage is one of the fastest growing areas of bodywork nationwide, especially since it is more affordable for people and takes less time than a table massage. And with increased awareness of the need for stress management in the workplace, and the need to decrease repetitive motion injuries, it promises to grow even more.

Chair massage is also an excellent marketing tool to help grow your table massage business.  It allows you to meet new potential customers and an opportunity to build rapport with clients.  During this 8 hour class, emphasis is placed on marketing the modality, as well as proper body  mechanics while performing chair massage routines.  The students will learn a 10, 15, and 20 minute routines and a manual will be given to support the material learned in class.

 

COMPREHENSIVE SIDE LYING MASSAGE
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage


Side lying massage is not just for pregnancy. It is a great way to access areas of the body that can be more challenging to get to in the prone or supine positions. Or for people that are recovering from recent surgeries that limit them.
You will learn a variety of stretches for both the upper and lower extremities of the body and rocking/massage techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on proper body mechanics while applying the stretches and techniques. We will discuss correct draping and client comfort concerns. 

Students will also learn "SLR" which is a release to aide in increased pelvic mobility, relieve muscle spasms and alleviate pain in the hips and back.The last portion of the day will be spent giving and receiving a complete massage. Students will be incorporating techniques learned into their regular massage routine.


INTRODUCTION TO CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Prerequisite: None

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the physiological body system called the cranial system.  Comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  This system effects everything in our bodies from the physical to mental and emotional health.

Craniosacral Therapy seeks to find the deeper reasons for imbalance.  Improper patterns root themselves in the subconscious.  Wounds are brought up to process and release so the body does not have to hold or assimilate them anymore.  


DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage & basic anatomy

Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscles and fascia, also called connective tissue.  Deep Tissue Massage uses many of the same techniques as Swedish Massage, but the focus is very specific to muscle, tendon and fascia structures that need to be released due to acute or chronic holding patterns.  In this class you will learn techniques to treat the following conditions:   Low Back Pain, Whiplash, Sciatic Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Headaches, Psoas tightness, Leg Length Imbalances, etc.  There will also be instruction in PNF stretching, passive stretches, and the use of proper body mechanics. Please note that we also break up this class into four sections for the back, hip, neck and shoulder; each section 4 hours in length (see schedule).

 

HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage

Lomi Lomi, a form of ancient Hawaiian Bodywork was originally done in sacred temples as a rite of passage.  This transformational massage was performed by a “kahuna” (master teacher or medicine man) for many hours, or even days, until the receiver felt cleared and aligned on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Lomi Lomi we will be learning in this workshop is a type of massage that encompasses breath and dance.  The movement is an active meditation for the practitioner, opening up and freeing holding patterns within his/her body.  

Training in this bodywork style can bring about balance, fluidity, and coordination.  It teaches us to work from a place of presence.  You will learn to use your breath with the movement and bodywork.  When both giver and receiver are focused in the movement in a heartfelt way, as well as being attuned in their breath, this experience can accelerate change and create expansion on all levels.

ADVANCED LOMI LOMI
Prerequisite: Hawaiian Lomi Lomi

 
The advanced Lomi Lomi class will review everything from the beginning class and add in new strokes and stretches that are fun and effective.  Because you will have completed the first course, we can focus on detail and correction of previously learned strokes.  But the fun part will be now learning the new strokes and stretches.
     
Lomi Lomi, a form of ancient Hawaiian Bodywork was originally done in sacred temples as a rite of passage.  This transformational massage was performed by a “kahuna” (master teacher or medicine man) for many hours, or even days, until the receiver felt cleared and aligned on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The Lomi Lomi we will be learning in this workshop is a type of massage that encompasses breath and dance.  The movement is an active meditation for the practitioner, opening up and freeing holding patterns within his/her body.  

Training in this bodywork style can bring about balance, fluidity, and coordination.  It teaches us to work from a place of presence.  You will learn to use your breath with the movement and bodywork.  When both giver and receiver are focused in the movement in a heartfelt way, as well as being attuned in their breath, this experience can accelerate change and create expansion on all levels.

 

HOT STONE MASSAGE

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage

This course will introduce the student to the use of stones with massage, including types of stones and varying sizes of stones with their optimal use.  The course will cover safety of working with stones, indications and contraindications to hot stone, as well as sanitation for cleaning hot stones.  The student will learn to safely work with the stones and learn how to use it as a tool to aid in and integrate into their bodywork sessions.  The student will learn to safely give a relaxing, full-body, hot stone massage. 

 

INJURY MANAGEMENT FOR THE BACK & HIP

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage & basic anatomy

In this hands on class will review the anatomy of the back and hip region to include the lumbar spine and hip muscles and nerve innervations. Students will learn the common injuries to the back and hip including lordosis, sciatica, herniated disc, strains and spasms and the appropriate time to treat these injuries. Then students will learn a variety of eastern and western based bodywork techniques to release these conditions such as Meridian tracing, neuro-lymphatic reflexes, origin and insertion techniques, muscle spindle cell techniques, etc.

 

INJURY MANAGEMENT FOR THE NECK

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage & basic anatomy

In this hands on class will review the anatomy of the neck region to include the cervical spine, muscles and nerve innervations. Students will learn the common injuries to the neck including whiplash, torticollis and strains and spasms and the appropriate time to treat these injuries. Then students will learn a variety of eastern and western based bodywork techniques to release these conditions such as Meridian tracing, neuro-lymphatic reflexes, origin and insertion techniques, muscle spindle cell techniques, etc.


JIN SHIN ACUPRESSURE

Prerequisite: None

"Jin Shin Do" means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes teach the use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension and balance the "Qi" or energy. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems. A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM & AOBTA among others).

Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, JSD promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.

 

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE INTRO.

Prerequisite: None

This two day workshop instructs basic principles and practices of MFR therapy, which is based on the understanding that fascial restriction is an underlying component of all physical pain. The participants will have a understanding of the function of fascial and its role in chronic pain. The focus is on identification of fascial restriction through visual assessment and palpitation.

Participants are instructed in basic foundational MFR therapeutic techniques, including the awareness of subtle changes in fascial tissue during treatment. There will be both a lecture and lab portions. The hands-on lab will focus on instructingand practicing proper technique and body mechanics.

 

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE UPPER BODY

Prerequisite: None

This class expands information taught in Teaching Series class,“Introduction to Myofascial Release”, with a focus on assessment and treatment techniques specific to the upper body. 

Focus: techniques for treating the shoulder girdle, thoracic spine, cervical spine and jaw and common upper body symptoms.

Lectures and labs deepen the understanding of how fascial tissue responds to conditions/injuries. Lectures cover client assessment and skills needed to integrate MFR techniques into practice. Labs include hands-on practice of MFR techniques including discussion of proper body mechanics for the practitioner.

Students will practice identifying fascial restrictions through both palpation techniques and visual cues.

 

Physiology & Pathology for Bodyworkers

Prerequisite: Basic anatomy

This class will begin with an overview of the body as a whole and an understanding of the mechanisms of health and balance.  We will gain some understanding of the concepts of metabolism, homeostasis, and biorhythms.

We will then review the anatomy, physiology and pathologies of the following systems:  musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive.  

We will be learning these systems with particular attention to how they are impacted by massage and bodywork, and how they function to maintain health and balance.

Polarity Therapy

Prerequisite: None

Polarity Therapy incorporates a systemic knowledge of energy mapping based on the five natural elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth) and the 7 primary energy centers or chakras. Polarity is based on orthodox anatomy and physiology as well the energy anatomy of humans. 

Polarity Therapy involves the skillful application of bodywork techniques to promote harmonious life functions. With intuitive sensitivity, the practitioner’s hands locate and help to free blocked energy caused by distress on any level.  With gentle yet penetrating therapeutic touch, free-flowing balanced energy movement is restored as the body’s natural self-healing powers are stimulated.  Physical manipulations, gentle stretching, light reflex contacts and hand movements off the body comprise much of the Polarity art form. In creative combination with other therapeutic styles, (e.g. visualizations, breathing variations, awareness counseling, and other forms of bodywork), balance in the system is achieved.

PREGNANCY AND INFANT MASSAGE
Prerequisite: Swedish Massage

 
Prenatal massage can help alleviate some of the stresses and discomforts that women experience during pregnancy. This class is designed to show students how to meet the special needs of pregnant clients. There are pregnancy related conditions that require caution or are a contraindication for massage. These cautions as well as the many benefits of prenatal massage will be discussed. You will learn proper positioning for the comfort of the client as her body changes throughout pregnancy. What is occurring in a woman’s body during each trimester of pregnancy and the baby’s development during these times will be covered with a session dedicated to each trimester. Students will then learn and apply bodywork specific to each of the trimesters and labor. The final class session will focus on infant massage.
The supplies needed for class are linens, oil and a notebook for lecture. Starting on the 2nd night of class students will need a bath towel and a few pillows also.
 

REFLEXOLOGY

Prerequisite: None

  
In this course we will cover the feet, hands and ears. You will learn locations of the reflex points and the techniques used for applying reflexology. This incredible healing art produces relaxation throughout the body as we work the corresponding reflex points. Benefits include stress reduction, increased circulation, and detoxifying. *Please bring a foot spa, towel, fitted sheet, lotion, pillow and/or blanket.

REIKI - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: None

 
WHAT IS REIKI?  Reiki is a vibrational healing practice that promotes systemic balance. It is light touch that can be given to a clothed recipient as a treatment on its own or integrated into a massage or other treatment. It is also a self-care practice.  

WHAT ARE THE COMMONLY REPORTED BENEFITS?
anxiety, reduced depression, improved sleep, improved digestion and a greater self- Clients most frequently report positive changes in relaxation, pain management, reduced awareness. (Those practicing self-care also report these benefits.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN REIKI CLASS?
    •    Introduction and discussion about what Reiki is.
    •    History of Reiki.
    •    Attunements: Opening up to the Reiki energy. Each student receives his or her attunement from the teacher.
    •    Hands on experience. You will have the opportunity to both give and receive a treatment.
    •    Sharing and questions will be encouraged throughout the class.
    •    You will receive a certificate as a First Degree Reiki Practitioner.

 

REIKI - LEVEL 2

Prerequisite: Reiki - Level 1

Reiki, being a vibrational healing practice has many layers. In Reiki 2 we will practice connecting to the mental and emotional bodies and wellbeing of our clients. Using the Reiki symbols as tools and a second attunement, our focus will be on facilitating somatic emotional release and the opportunity for our client to release holding patterns in the body.  We are always looking to bring the client into homeostasis and the ability for the body to self correct. 

 

SHIATSU - INTEGRATED
Prerequisite: None

 
Integrated Shiatsu - Shiatsu translates as "finger pressure".  It is a traditional Japanese style of bodywork.  This course will introduce students to 14 meridians, or energy (chi) pathways in the body.  Students will learn alarm points (Mu and Shu) for each meridian and a full Shiatsu sequence designed for a 1 hour session.  Points for common ailments and specific Shiatsu techniques are included in the routine.  Integrating these techniques and points into a Swedish Massage will be the final aspect of the class.

 

SPORTS MASSAGE

Prerequisite: Swedish Massage & basic anatomy

 
Sports Massage techniques are used with clients ranging from serious athletes to the moderately active for injury prevention, performance enhancement, and faster recovery. This course will cover the main applications of sports massage (pre-event massage, post-event massage, maintenance, and rehabilitative), assessment of clients (verbal, visual & palpation), range-of-motion, and P.N.F. stretches. We will review common sport injuries, and discussion on the psychology of working with athletes. You will learn how to use these tools effectively to benefit clients of all activity levels.

Techniques reviewed: Applications of various techniques from Western Massage (i.e. tapotement, vibration, petrissage, etc.), Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Massage, Hydrotherapy (heat & cold), PNF and stretching.

 

STRETCH & RELEASE THERAPY ("SRT")
Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in 200 hour program with anatomy requirement fulfilled

 
You are invited to spend two full days learning a very simple yet powerfully effective tool to get the maximum results with your client’s.  Stretch & Release Therapy (“SRT”) will change your view of injury and healing rates, the way you work, and your results forever!    

The techniques you will learn work quickly to affect all soft tissue dysfunction.  The training is hands-on and you will learn to adapt the concepts and principles to your current practice, and will maximize your effectiveness.

“SRT” works on an array of chronic conditions, such as back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatic, etc…. to name a few.  It also is very beneficial for athletes and prevention of injuries.

Also included in the training is several “self-help” hand tune-ups to save your own hands  and arms!


TOOLS FOR LONGEVITY

Prerequisite: None

This class is designed to give you tools for being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in balance in your massage practice. It is important to stay healthy in all of these aspects if we are going to not only be successful but joyful in our work. The client can tell the difference!

We will spend the day:
1. Discussing intention and quality of touch.
2.How to set boundaries.
3.Being present in your work.
4.How to shift when you are feeling tired or bored in your massage work.
5.Grounding and clearing tools and strategies.
6.Review of body mechanics, with a massage exchange. I will help with any issues you might be having.
7.Self care, we will have a morning meditation as well as a Qigong class before lunch.


This is a great day to take care of yourself, gain some new tools to use in your work and to make a commitment to be the best therapist you can be while having lots of fun along the way. This is a day to replenish your practice and yourself!

 

TOUCH FOR HEALTH - LEVEL 1

Prerequisite: None

Touch for Health is extremely user friendly.  It was developed by John Thie to be utilized not only by health professionals, but also by anyone interested in helping others feel and function better.  Touch for health can be experienced fully clothed, sitting, standing or lying down.  It is a respectful, self-empowering, cooperative venture requiring active participation of both the giver and receiver.  

Touch for Health is a method of Kinesiology muscle testing merged with both eastern and western techniques to improve both muscular and energetic balance leading to improved both muscle and energetic balance leading to improved posture, accelerated recovery from illness and injuries, relief from many different kinds of pain, increased energy, and emotional balance.

Touch for Health can be used as a stand-alone method, or it can be used with other healing modalities…such as massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, cranio-sacral, psycho-emotional counseling, etc.  Professionals using Touch for Health may be able to find and unlock their patient’s “stuck” conditions, often enabling their client’s to become more self-maintaining.

After attending the Touch For Health Fundamentals class, you will have learned basic principles, testing and balancing methods, and how to use your good reference book or chart.  You will NOT need to rely on memory to immediately use the method effectively.  You will be prepared to do the basic Touch for Health energetic/muscle balance!  And many of you will have some new friends who will be eager to stay in touch to exchange balances with you.

TOUCH FOR HEALTH - LEVEL 2

Prerequisite: Touch for Health Level 1

In Touch for Health level - 2, students learn 14 more muscles to test to balance the system. We review the 14 main Chinese Meridians from level - 1, discuss the “Chinese Clock” by learning the peak energy cycle of these Meridians.  We assess energy patterns in the 24-hour cycles & Five Element (seasonal) cycles and find a single key-point to balance the energy system working with charts. We continue with learning food testing and discuss foods that are energizing and draining to our system. Also, acupressure holding points and a variety of other balancing techniques are covered in this level.

 
TRIGGER POINT (BACK/HIP; NECK/TMJ; AND SHOULDER/TORSO)
Prerequisite: Completion of 200 hour program

 
Do you want to be a “Rock Star” Deep Tissue Therapist?  Well this is the class for you!
Do you want to learn how to break up the “viscus cycle” of sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpel tunnel, low back pain, headaches, TMJ?
This class will offer you a modality to address soft issues in the body from stress, injury, repetitive/overuse, and restore hyper-contracted short muscles into a healthy restorative state.  You will learn how to detect what and where a Trigger Point is and disperse them using a combination of specific techniques.  The foundation of this work is releasing the fascia, stimulating the pro-preceptors in the origin, insertion and belly of the muscles with a specific intention.  These deep tissue moves will always be addressed by “making nice” (lymph drainage) to the tissue addressed, passive stretches, traction, PIR, CTR and follow up care for your clients to take home after treatment.


ZEN TOUCH SHIATSU

Prerequisite: None

ZT shiatsu, a form of energy meridian acupressure, is both an effective form of health assessment and therapy as well a nurturing form of body/energy work that mutually enhances the health of both the receiver and practitioner..... Yes, Zen-Touch™ Shiatsu is equally beneficial for both practitioner and client. The theoretical background is founded on balancing or integrating  our health condition with the  forces  of  nature described in Eastern Philosophy as t Yin/Yang and the 5 Movements or Elements. People most frequently report enhanced vitality, pain relief, and heightened health awareness accompanied by a sense of freedom and peacefulness. 

ZT practitioners draw from a wide range of improvised techniques that make each session a uniquely personalized experience. When appropriate, a session can resemble a yoga- like dance that is choreographed by the practitioner to initiate increased range of movement for body mind spirit. At the opposite extreme a session may look very simple and passive when the practitioner finds it necessary to hold "points" for extended periods of time.

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