Modalities Linda Combines
Each therapeutic session with Linda Lazar Allen is an intuitive blend of modalities honoring the wisdom and guidance of your body. Linda has training in the following modalities, and may utilize one or all of them in each session.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
Every day you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. But your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord. Unfortunately, this can compromise the function of the central nervous system — and the performance of nearly every other system in your body. CranioSacral Therapy(CST) releases those tensions allowing the entire body to relax and self-correct.
CST is a gentle method of detection and correction of restrictions and imbalances in the craniosacral system. The craniosacral system is a network of interrelated tissues and fluids at the core of the body; including the central nervous system, cerebrospinal fluid, dural tissues, and the bones of the cranium, spine and sacrum. The craniosacral system directly impacts the central nervous system, therefore an imbalance within the craniosacral system can cause any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities. Common causes of imbalances are physical injuries, emotional and psychological stresses, birth trauma and toxicity. CST strengthens your the immune system, calms the central nervous system, improves function of the brain, and releases tissue restrictions from physical and emotional trauma.
CST is is very unique among treatment modalities because it can have a tremendous therapeutic effect on the brain and nervous system. Because CST balances the whole body, many people also include it as a component in their personal wellness and preventative care programs. They report having more energy, sleeping better and being sick less often. Due to its gentleness and effectiveness, CST is excellent for children, and often helps with sensory processing disorders, neurological issues, anxiety, feeding problems, tortocollis, colic, behavior problems, ADD/ADHD, and sleep disorders.
There is no predetermined treatment protocol, the work honors and listens to the body’s innate healing wisdom. A session may feel like a relaxing, recharging, renewing experience of peaceful rest and deep quiet. As a whole body therapy, treatment may aid almost every condition, raising vitality and enabling the body’s own healing process to be utilized.
Advanced level therapy that addresses very specific neurological structures of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. This technique helps identify, access and release structural and energetic lesions. tension patterns and trauma that stress the body. The body often aligns itself around tissue microstructures in the brain and spinal cord, and they are frequently unaddressed key/primary tissue restrictions. Many of these restricted structures are repeatedly one of the most important components of somatic dysfunctions. For this reason, advanced brain therapy is helpful to most people, but specifically helpful for any brain and spinal cord related pathologies, including closed-head injuries, whiplash, headaches, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, cognitive behavioral dysfunctions, learning disabilities, sensory dysfunction, cross dominance, ADD/ADHD, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Emotional Healing and Heart Centered Therapy (HCT)
Linda specializes in safely facilitating the release of emotional traumas of the soul and spirit that are blocking progress or causing physical pain.
Her emotional healing work gently helps us uncover the traumas we hold as well as reveal the gifts within. Therapeutic imagery, dialoguing and soft touch help you reach higher levels of consciousness where old patterns from life’s experiences and relationships are safely transformed without reliving the trauma.
Each time we experience an emotional trauma, trivial or life shattering, it is stored in the body. Tissue holds memory of both physical and emotional trauma. Often, in protection, the body “freezes” this trauma at the position of injury. A specialization of Linda’s practice is working with emotional traumas of the soul and spirit to safely release old patterns in our tissue’s that are blocking progress or causing physical pain. Research has shown that sometimes structural pain will not subside until the emotional components are cleared first.
The depth reached through the therapies Linda practices quickly and gently resolve even the deepest rooted traumas, without reliving the trauma. Heart Centered Therapy is the core therapy Linda uses to facilitate Emotional Soul Healing, integrated with Somato Emotional Release, therapeutic imagery and acupressure to take clients on a sacred journey of healing that lovingly transforms reactions to life’s experiences and initiates change. These techniques promote the discovery and gentle release of the restrictions that contribute to pain and dysfunction.
HCT is a gentle, yet profound tool for releasing trapped emotional and physical trauma and completing stalled healing. HCT helps you connect with the wisdom of your heart to reach higher levels of consciousness. The heart naturally knows how to heal our consciousness and dissolve beliefs that may have held us in pain, confusion and/or separation. Guided imagery and dialoguing techniques allow for the opportunity to safely transform old patterns from life’s experiences and relationships without reliving the trauma.
With HCT, Linda skillfully guides you through soft touch and masterful dialoguing techniques that identify and transform the emotional component of disease and discomfort in the body, the related trauma, as well as the ancestral patterns that have sustained wounding within the immediate family and the family lineage. Inside this gentle and respectful process is a very direct, straightforward approach that pierces straight to the core of an issue.
Limited perspectives and blocks dissolve as one learns to discern the difference between information perceived from the mind that can intensify trauma, and higher information received through the wisdom of the heart that directs the healing and reveals inner truth. As our core being is healed, disassociated consciousness reintegrates. In wholeness, we can reclaim and fulfill our purpose in life.
This process offers the opportunity to reformulate emotional responses, beliefs, and life decisions into newfound insight, wisdom and strength.
Awaken the wisdom of the heart.
Jin Shin do (Compassionate Spirit) Acupressure for Emotional Balancing
Linda has advanced master certification in Acupressure for Emotional Balancing. Using traditional Chinese acupuncture points, this ancient technique uses finger pressure rather than needles to stimulate the flow of energy throughout the meridians and autonomic nervous system. Meridians are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up, creating imbalance and pain. Long known for its ability to alleviate physical pain, the ancient healing art of acupressure also relieves stress and emotional pain. From day-to-day pressures to life’s most significant trails, traumatic events cause the body to shut down and keep negative feelings “stuck,” resulting in physical ailments and emotional imbalances.
Linda opens Acupressure points that release tension from distressing situations and traumatic experiences, and open the body’s vital energy flow for enhancing emotional well-being. Helpful for various emotional problems and imbalances, including stress, panic attacks, anxiety, post traumatic stress (PTS), depression, phobias, grief, worry and more.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)
LDT uses gentle, wave like movements to activate lymph and interstitial fluid as well as stimulate functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The predominant fluid in your body is lymphatic fluid. It carries nutrients from the food you eat and oxygen from the air you breathe. It also carries toxic poisons, bacteria, cholesterol and viruses away from the cells in your body. Our lymphatic system is primarily responsible for carrying disease-fighting material to cells. When the lymphatic system is blocked, we become defenseless against attacks by virus, fungi, and bacteria. LDT has anti-aging effects, helps detoxify the body and regenerates tissue.
John Barnes Myofascial Release (MRF)
MRF uses gentle, sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain, and restore structural alignment and motion. The myofascial system is the connective tissue web that ensheaths every bone, muscle, nerve, system, and organ in our body; it’s our body’s support system. Fascia is very strong, and can pull at up to two thousand pounds per square inch. If this fascia is restricted, it may pull on the bones of the skull or the sacrum and affect the CranioSacral System. When an injury occurs, the fascia can become twisted and rigid, pulling the structure out of alignment, restricting movement, entrapping nerves and contributing to pain and dysfunction.
Energy Healing/Chakra Balancing
Our physical bodies are surrounded by a human energy /electromagnet field. This energy “body” has been verified by scientists and blockages are the origins are much of our reality. Releasing vital energy can accelerate cellular release of past patterns and emotions, clearing the energetic field around and within the body. Energy healing clears, charges and balances the body’s electric system, chakras and energy field. A light touch, gentle manipulation and holding are used in this technique. Pressure is not needed. The change is reflected and experienced in the physical , etheric and astral body.