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Karen M. Diefenbach
Holistic Health Practitioner
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Registered Yoga Teacher
Seeking to improve the quality of your life?
Suffering from chronic pain?
Feeling out of sorts, and just know there is something better for you?
Looking to try something that’s free from chemical side effects?
As a Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Therapeutic Massage, Yoga and Classical Homeopathy, I can offer a well-rounded system of alternative therapeutic health care, which can help most anyone achieve optimal health and feel better. Here, clients get one-on-one attention privately in my office or their home. Massage, Yoga and Homeopathy are particularly congruent and harmonious in combination.
Massage Therapy integrates body, mind and spirit helping to support one’s ability to thrive by relaxing muscle tension, relieving physical pain, reducing stress, healing injured tissue, along with many other healthful benefits that act on the body like a tonic. My General Massage is a combination of Swedish, Medical & Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy and Guided Meditation artfully targeting your specific needs. A regular routine of massage therapy is a perfect component in your wellness program, complimenting many other modalities including two others offered here, Yoga and Homeopathy. For General Information on Massage Therapy click here.
Especially for Medical Massage, treatment includes stretching, so I have chosen Yoga for this purpose. Another one of my aims for incorporating Yoga into my work is to help anyone who wants to develop a routine Yoga practice for themselves to do at home. This is especially useful to those you need to do something daily in order to help feel good on a day to day basis. Yoga can help correct poor movement patterns from repetitive motion or from old injuries that can cause chronic pain, while creating more strength, flexibility and endurance in the body. On an energetic level, it is a more active approach to healing than massage but can be an adjunct to Massage Therapy, especially if you are recovering from an injury and need to go a step further and strengthen the area being addressed. As Yoga innately teaches balance between effort and ease, it promotes self empowerment and realization of the the body/mind connection, through one’s own energy force and sense of purpose. Instruction is taught with gentle yet profound stretches, which are at most times assisted to encourage alignment, stretch of a particular part and self awareness. Included with this approach is deep relaxation, deep breathing and meditation. My style of teaching yoga is enhanced by my background in Neuromuscular Movement Therapy Training and by my sensitivity as a Massage Therapist to the body. My experience of how the body feels and functions with a solid and extensive knowledge of pathology that comes with my Massage Therapy training, gives my teaching a confident and comprehensive hands-on approach. Additionally, my own yoga practice of many years from various styles of holistic yoga teachers and trainings has served me well in expanding my insight. My most recent course of study to add to this is Yoga for Arthritis and Therapeutic Yoga. To learn more click here.
Classical Homeopathy has been merited by many to help rid the body of many acute and chronic conditions. My own personal story of how homeopathy has profoundly enriched my health is why I would sincerely like to share this healing alternative with you. Homeopathy is an energy medicine that works with the laws of healing mainly, like cures like, without being toxic to the system. It mirrors the disease extinguishing it at the cause. Therefore, homeopathy can be a very effective and greatly rewarding way to deeply reconstruct your health and possibly eliminate certain conditions like pain and anxiety and more…even what you think are peculiar symptoms. For more information on Homeopathy, click here.
Whatever lifestyle or requirements, a healing strategy can be developed to fit individual needs through any combination of these methods. Please refer to my rates and services page.