Begin with “H”

From Massage Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


Hakomi Therapy

A body-centered psychotherapy, Hakomi was created by Ron Kurtz. Hakomi utilizes body tensions and sensations to access information about the limiting beliefs, patterns and habits of the person. Hakomi bodywork includes hands-on manipulation to access and change these beliefs.

Hanna Somatic Education

A system of neuromuscular education that needs the patient to recognize, release and reverse chronic pain patterns resulting from injury, stress, repetitive motion or habituated postures. Combining Hanna Somatics with exercise therapy will expand the benefits.


The internal center of gravity of the body, typically located four centimeters below the navel, between this one and the spine. According to the Japanese belief, it is here where vital forces reside, and it is also from this spot where deep breathing must be originated.

Healing Touch

Is practiced by registered nurses and others to accelerate wound healing, alleviate pain, promote relaxation, prevent illness and ease the dying process. The impact of the healing is influenced by the relationship between the giver and receiver.


Method that restores the body’s balance. Combines manipulation of connective body tissue with discussion on effects of mental attitudes on the body. It was created by Joseph Heller.


The practice of treating medical conditions and health issues via the natural benefits of plants and plant extracts. Herbology is also known as herbalism, botanical medicine, or phytotherapy. Herbs are utilized to resolve illness and enhance wellness.

Holostic Health

A philosophy of well-being that considers the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and balanced. Holistic medicine recognizes that the mind, lifestyle, environment and other aspects of a person's existence significantly affect the functioning of the body.


The practice of the employ of active ingredients in minute dosages along with naturally occurring substances in order to provide a healthier balance of internal chemistry. These minute dosages would be viewed in conventional medicine as ineffective.

Hot Stone (Lastone) Massage

Uses smooth, heated stones, most commonly basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The stones come in several shapes and size, from tiny little stones that are placed between the toes to big stones the therapist uses to massage the back. Cold stones are also utilized sometimes.


Treating a disease with hot or cold water, externally or internally to maintain and restore health. Techniques include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation, and the application of hot and/or cold compresses.


The application of hypnosis, trance states, suggestion, or altered states of consciousness to facilitate therapeutic goals, including learning and practicing new skills for relieving symptoms or changing behavior.

Personal tools

Massage Education and Career
Massage Accessory
Massage Guide by City