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Ancient tradition of Africa, Asia and the Middle East that involves staining the skin with a dye made from the crushed leaves of the henna plant. Historically used as part of social and holiday celebrations to paint elaborate patterns on the hands and feet, these intricate designs last approximately 3 weeks. Also known as mehndi.


A Hawaiian religious healing system that uses the natural forces and hidden knowledge of the mind, to accomplish healing, spiritual development and goal attainment.
Much of what is known today about Huna is due to the research of Max Freedom Long, whose writings focused on translating this ancient Hawaiian wisdom. 

Based on the wisdom that there are three levels of consciousness, the “three selves”, the high self (spirit), the middle self (conscious mind) and the low self (unconscious mind), which function effectively when working harmoniously.
A wide range if techniques are used to achieve this, including telepathy, rituals, massage, herbs, meditation.


The trance-like state of altered consciousness and extreme concentration, naturally occurring or artificially induced by a hypnotist. 

A subject under hypnosis is in direct communication with their unconscious mind and is therefore, susceptible to heightened suggestibility, accounting for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. 

The power of hypnosis has been recognized to enhance learning, heal emotional scars, improve performance, change habits and speed the healing process.


This form of therapy uses hypnotism to deeply relax the conscious mind and induce a hypnotic trance during which the subconscious mind is brought into alignment with the conscious mind. 

In this state, the therapist assists in identifying core causes of problems, by uncovering and exploring memories, emotions and events to overcome these issues at the inner level. Used commonly for treatment of emotional problems (i.e. stress, depression), offering pain relief, conquering phobias, relieving amnesia and changing habits.


Used mainly by masseurs and hairdressers to relieve tension and stress by massaging the head, neck, and facial areas, with the purpose of manipulating energy channels. This technique soothes and harmonizes the body’s natural balance, helping to promote physical and psychological well being.


Uses their natural intuitive abilities to “read” the aura or electromagnetic energy field that every living thing possesses, specifically the emotional, physical and spiritual auras. 

They are able to “sense” on a purely material level (not tune into the spirit world). Tools used by the reader, aside from their “sixth sense”, can include tarot cards, numerology, astrology, and palmistry.


The study of the iris of the eye to diagnose disease under the theory that the iris serves as a map of the body and gives warning signs of physical, mental and spiritual problems. 

It states that every bodily organ corresponds to a location within the iris and the relative health of each organ can be determined by examining the iris. Used as an alternative diagnostic tool by some therapists to identify the underlying causes of disease.


One of the most powerful and fundamental laws of the universe which states that we attract all events, people and circumstances into our lives through our thoughts and feelings. 

Widely defined simply as “like attracts like” and “thoughts become things”, which stipulates that our thoughts are energy and act like magnets, drawing to them life experiences of similar vibration. We attract to our lives whatever we give our attention, focus and energy to, whether wanted or unwanted.


The practice of assisting clients to determine and achieve personal goals. A coach works in partnership with a client, enabling them to define personal success and overcome barriers in achieving that success. 

The aim is to increase the client’s power across life’s seven foundations; health, spiritual, work, finances, personal relationships, family and social life. Draws from a number of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, career counseling.

Lomi lomi literally means “to break up into small pieces with the fingers” and is an ancient Hawaiian form of healing massage. 

This technique has the practitioner using the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet and sometimes, sticks and stones, in the traditional “out and away” stroke on the client’s body. 

It cleanses and relaxes the body both physically and spiritually in order to achieve internal harmony. Benefits include increased circulation, relaxation of tension spots, and pain relief.


Communication with the afterlife. The “medium” can contact a spirit through three methods: 

1. intuitive - the most common way where the spirit is sensed and messages are received through clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience

2. trance - where the spirit talks through the medium, who has consciously “withdrawn from themselves”

3. physical - in this fairly rare process, the spirit is able to physically make things occur, such as moving objects or making them appear/disappear.


Naturopathic medicine, originating from Europe, is a form of therapy that depends on natural forces, rather than surgery or drugs, to treat disease. 

It focuses on the concept that the body is a self-healing organism and will heal itself given the right stimulus. This science treats the whole person rather than the afflicting problem. 

Naturopathy is essentially the practice of using natural agents and physical means to provide a healthier balance of internal chemistry. This holistic system of healing includes herbs, vitamins, massage, counseling, as well as diet and nutrition.


NPL practitioners examine the relationships between how we think (neurology), how we communicate (linguistics), and observable patterns of behaviour and emotion (programs). 

The neuro-linguistic therapist analyzes the words and phrases you use, along with your facial expressions and body movements, to describe your ailment. 

Based on this information, they will determine the problems in your perception of your disorder, and assist you in understanding the root cause. Once this is accomplished, they will then help you remodel your thoughts and mental associations and replace them with positive thoughts and patterns.


The study of numbers, date and year of one’s birth to determine their influence on one’s future life. All words, names and numbers may be reduced to single digits which correspond to certain characteristics that influence one’s life.

Numerology is used to analyze a person’s character; assess weaknesses, strengths and natural gifts; predict one’s future and fate; and discover the best times to make decisions and take action.


The science of food and nutrients, their action, interaction and balance, in relation to health and disease. Nutrition is important to sustain life and for optimal performance of the body, including body growth, health maintenance and reproduction. Everything you ingest has an affect on your health and well being. Therefore, basically, you are in control of how you feel...simple.


Medical science that deals with orthoses designed to improve posture, function and mobility. This practice specializes in designing, making, fitting and teaching the use of orthopaedic appliances needed to support a disability, correct a weakened joint or limb, or straighten the body.


Also known as chiromancy, this practice consists of evaluating a person’s character or future by “reading” the palm of that person’s hand. 

It is believed that the size, qualities and intersections of the various “lines” and “mounts” in a person’s hand can be analyzed to foretell their future or reveal their past. Also examined, are the characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints, skin, shape of the palm and flexibility of the hand.


PLR is a therapeutic technique in which the patient is hypnotically regressed back in time to a previous life. Performed by a trained hypnotherapist to diagnose the ailments of the patient by bringing to consciousness and resolving past life traumas or emotionally charged events.


The practice of reading energy vibrations of an object or area. 

Historical Information can be related by physically touching or simply being in close contact, including the characters, surroundings or events connected with the material object. 

Some psychometrists (one who possesses this psychic ability) are able to sense mental problems or physical illness by touching an object belonging to a patient.


A person with the ability to see, hear and feel by use of senses other than the natural senses. 

A psychic is sensitive to the electrical, magnetic and other energies emanating from an individual, known as the aura. Psychic faculties include such extra-sensory perceptions as clairvoyance, clairaudience, precognition, psychome and others.


An ancient Chinese technique based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the feet, hands and ears. 

The therapist applies pressure to acupuncture points in these areas, restoring balance and opening blocked meridians, to enhance the flow of energy throughout the body. Promotes relaxation and healing, improves nerve and blood circulation, and encourages the body’s immune response.


Reiki means “universal life force energy”. 

It is a gentle Japanese energy-based modality. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. 

The client’s body then draws off the amount of energy that is required. This hands-on healing results in a relaxing spiritual state of being which then allows cells to heal and replenish.


Sometimes referred to as Structural Integration. Rolfing is a deep massage technique developed by Dr. Ida Rolf that involves optimally positioning the body’s organs, bones and tissues. 

By manipulating the deep fascia and muscles, as well as educating about body position and posture, improvements can be made to a person’s physiological and psychological processes, in particular relieve stress, treat chronic pain and increase energy. Also improves balance and flexibility.


Samagra is a part of enrichment to fully integrate with self, family, culture, country, earth, and nature. 

Using the tools of archetypes, meditation, yoga, and dialogue, insights into integral action, awareness, and living, are explored. Samagra seeks to promote wholeness, respect, interconnectedness and spirituality.


Chanting is the process of rhythmically repeating or singing a mantra, a religious or mystical syllable, or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. Playing chants before or after performing yoga postures has many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and slowing the heart rate.