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Visceral Manipulation

Our body is in a constant state of motion from the cardiac and breathing cycles to the Craniosacral rhythm and even minute cellular pulsations.

Jean Pierre Barral discovered that organs are also in constant motion, moving forward and away from the midline of the body at a rate of 7-8 cycles per minute.

Harmony and health exist when motion between the organs and their connective tissues is free and open. Restriction can occur due to surgery and scar formation, stress and trauma.

Visceral Manipulation uses very specific soft manual forces to encourage normal mobility, tone and motion of the internal organs and their connective tissues.

Information provided by
Charlotte Stuart LAc, M.Ac., Dipl., NCCA, RN
Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation
Corelink Head and Back Center
10522 Lake City Way
Suite C101
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 417-4785



Watsu (Water Shiatsu)

Watsu is a form of aqua therapy developed by Harold Dull in the early 1980s. It combines stretching and Shiatsu techniques with dance- like movement applied on a client or partner while He/Her is passivily floating in warm water.


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Yoga is one of the oldest system of physical and spiritual healing. Although it date back 5,000 years is still so actual that even the most updated Breath Therapy techniques used in Rehabilitation has drawn from Hatha Yoga as well the holistic forms of Breath Therapy like Rebirthing ect... Hatha Yoga techniques are also used by deep diver to enhance their breathing capacity and self control on the body metabolism allowing them longer under water perfomances.

Hatha Yoga is just but one forms of Yoga focused mainly on body's postures and breath control techniques. The other are: Raja, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Tantric Yoga.
Raja Yoga focuses on the mind using meditation.
AshtangaYoga combines Hatha and Raja.
Kundalini Yoga concentrate on the awakening of the suble energy referred as a coiled snake located at the base of the spine.
Tantric Yoga uses the sexual energy as means of awakening the dormant Kundalini in order to heighten awareness.