Life Healing Center offers several optional adjunctive therapies that may be incorporated into a person’s customized care. Depending on your unique needs, your team may recommend certain adjunctive therapies to augment the care you are receiving at Life Healing Center.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST)
Biodynamic craniosacral therapy is a noninvasive technique that can help bring the body into an improved state of well-being. Practitioners use an educated, gentle touch to engage with the expressions of health in the body and facilitate healing. While not a manipulative therapy, it has roots in osteopathy and has been influenced by human development, prenatal and perinatal psychology, trauma resolution, and recent advances in neuroscience. BCST supports the balance of the nervous system and promotes healing from trauma and stress.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Explore the potential benefits of craniosacral therapy at Life Healing Center in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM, area
Craniosacral therapy is a hands-on technique that is designed to release deeply held tensions within the body. CST practitioners use gentle touch to promote ease of motion within the soft tissues that surround the craniosacral system (the fluid and membranes that surround and support the brain and spinal cord).
When you take part in CST sessions, you may experience the easing of physical pain as well as improvements in movement and overall well-being.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Learn about the benefits of adjunctive EMDR for adults who are receiving treatment for PTSD or other effects of trauma.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a therapeutic technique that has proved to be extremely effective at helping individuals heal from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of trauma. During EMDR sessions, clients recall past or ongoing sources of distress while simultaneously focusing on an external stimulus. EMDR sessions also involve the use of positive imagery and the development of stress reduction practices.
The repetition of these processes can quickly ease or eliminate the client’s emotional pain while also helping them make beneficial cognitive and behavioral changes.
Massage is an ancient technique that works with the muscle tissues of the body, lymph system, fascia, and circulatory system to increase blood flow and enhance overall well-being. It is widely accepted as an integrative part of the healing and recovery process.
Massage is a technique that can be used by directly working on the skin and muscles using oils and lotions, or by working on top of one’s garments, if preferred. This hands-on practice works the structure of the body by using friction, deep compression, or gentle, relaxing pressure.
Numerous research studies have indicated the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of massage. The many benefits of massage include stress reduction, decreased anxiety and depression, pain management, the release of toxins from the body, enhanced sleep, and improved concentration.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning “universal life force energy.” It is a specific form of energy healing that comes to us from Japan and is widely used in medical and therapeutic facilities throughout the world as a complementary modality in treatment and recovery.
Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive healing practice that addresses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual imbalances, helping to harmonize body, mind, and spirit and accelerating the body’s natural ability to heal.
Receiving a Reiki treatment can be deeply relaxing and can have many benefits, including stress and anxiety reduction, better sleep, physical and emotional relief from shock and trauma, and helping to calm and align all systems of the body.
There is no belief system attached to Reiki, and anyone can receive and benefit from a Reiki treatment.
Enhance the mind-body connection through adjunctive somatic experiencing.
Somatic experiencing is a therapeutic modality that focuses on the mind-body connection. Studies on the effectiveness of somatic experiencing suggest that this method may be beneficial for individuals whose lives have been impacted by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other effects of untreated trauma. During somatic experiencing sessions, clients are guided through a process that addresses their physiological responses to trauma.
The general goal of somatic experiencing is to identify how the client’s body may be reacting to sensations that are linked to past trauma so that they can better regulate how their nervous system alternates between periods of rest and moments of alertness or vigilance.
Explore healing sound therapy, an adjunctive service for adults at Life Healing Center in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.
Sound therapy, which is also referred to as sound healing therapy or music therapy, uses vocal and instrumental music to improve your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being. Sound therapy may involve singing, listening to music, playing an instrument, dancing or otherwise moving to a beat, and meditating while music is playing.
Various forms of sound therapy have been linked to benefits such as an easing of stress, diminishment of physical pain, enhanced focus, and improved sleep patterns.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in the East and was designed to bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit. It incorporates regulated breathing, moving through various postures, mindfulness, and meditation to achieve physical and emotional health benefits.
Extensive research has shown that consistent yoga practice has both physical and emotional benefits and can be a powerful resource in working with addiction, mental health, and trauma.
Yoga invites the practitioner to learn to listen to their body and enter into a kinder and gentler relationship with themselves. The benefits can be immediate and long-lasting.
If you would like to learn more about our adjunctive therapies, please contact us at your convenience. Our staff is ready, willing, and able to help you determine if whether Life Healing Center is the right place for you or your loved one.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Life Healing Center.