Sifu Joe Martin: Self-Care Specialist
Here is a list of modalities Sifu Joe Martin has studied and used at the Center for Holistic Instruction (CHI) prior to his retirement:
Healing Tao System
Chi Nei Tsang
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.
These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.
No physical manipulation is involved in the use of our techniques. Only a light touch, if any, when it does not conflict with someone's philosophies or sensitivities.
Your consciousness, your experience of Being, who you really are, is energy. We can call it "Life Energy", "Chi", "Ki". This energy does not just live in your brain; it fills your entire body. Your consciousness is connected to every cell in your body. Through your consciousness, you can communicate with every organ and every tissue, and a number of therapies are based on this communication with the organs which have been affected by some kind of symptom or disorder.
Thus, we have an interesting direction of manifestation shown through what we have
The Touch for Health System is a practical guide to natural health that utilizes acupressure and massage to improve postural balance, and reduce physical and mental pain and tension. It is an approach to restoring natural energies that combines ancient Chinese energy therapies with recent Western developments in kinesiology. It is a very practical tool for the massage therapist: it can be used along with other massage techniques or as a stand-alone methodology for improving health and enhancing health that utilizes acupressure and massage to improve biological recovery.
A more advanced study of Touch for Health developed by Dr. Bruce Dewe. PKP is defined primarily as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the bodys structural, chemical, emotional or other energy, to establish the bodys priority healing needs, and to evaluate energy changes brought about by a broad spectrum of both manual and non-manual therapeutic procedures. The body has innate healing energy and is at all times doing its best to care for itself, but sometimes it needs to be helped into a better position to achieve this care. PKP also recognizes that there are flows of energy within the body that relate not only to the muscles but to every tissue and organ that go to make the body a living, feeling being. In PKP we isolate a specific emotion that may be linked to the disorder or discomfort and
Tai Chi and Kung Fu
Sifu Joe Martin began his training at the age of 13 and has trained and studied with extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe and China. For more information click HERE