Irwin Hoenig LMT, CSTCREDENTIALS VERIFIED Advanced CranioSacral Therapy
3909 National Drive
Burtonsville, MD 20866 www.livingcalmness.net
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What would you like to tell us about your practice?
The treatment modalities that I use, work in cooperation with the body's natural self-healing capability.
The therapy I do is not for everyone. I work with independent thinkers who want to be a part of their healing process rather than those who accept the disempowering belief that they need to be repaired like a car. Working with me, they come to understand that
30 years in the health care profession (the first half in conventional medicine - largely invasive cardiology) has taught me that better results can usually be obtained with gentle techniques that help the body regain its balance rather than trying to impose, what the practitioner believes, is best for the body.
My primary modality is CranioSacral Therapy. If appropriate, we may discuss and decide on additional therapies.
What issues are best addressed by your practice?
Because CranioSacral Therapy very effectively addresses restrictions in the Central Nervous System and the continuous web of connective tissue throughout the body that attaches to and influences the function of every structure in the body, there are very few conditions that cannot be helped in some way - whether as a stand alone treatment or in combination with other therapies.
Conditions that I have had major successes are back, neck, and joint (including TMJ) pain and dysfunction, and headaches and migraines.
I will often suggest various training modalities (e.g. Alexander Technique, yoga, tai chi), based upon your needs, to support the positive changes that you experience with our sessions and to help you avoid problems in the future.
What expectations should a patient or client have when coming to see you?
We will discuss your health history, your lifestyle, and your problem and it effect on your life. I will give you a sense of how to get the most from your session. Throughout the entire time we spend together, you will have the opportunity to ask questions so that you feel comfortable about what you are experiencing.
You will then lie on a comfortable treatment table, fully clothed, and I will evaluate and treat what I find by gently holding one or more parts of your body. From time to time I will check in to ask you what you are noticing. This is an important component since it helps bring your awareness to the source of the problem and that encourages the healing process on a deeper level.
After the session, you can expect to feel more centered and grounded. Your symptoms may improve during the session or even up to several days later; or you may need several sessions before you notice an improvement.
What does good health mean to you?
Illness and pain are a natural part of life.
They occur when there is an imbalance of tissue tension or disease causing microorganisms that overwhelms the body. When this happens, the natural self-correcting ability of the body may need some outside assistance to help restore the balance.
Even when a condition or problem cannot be resolved completely, the suffering that accompanies it can often be eliminated, and the person can usually return to a high degree of functioning.
You can actually learn to integrate your (whole) mind and body. Combined with gentle techniques that work with the body to help restore its natural balance, you can experience optimal health and well-being.
What makes a practitioner good at what they do?
In my opinion, a practitioner must patiently listen to the body and respond to its unique needs.
A cookie-cutter approach to symptoms may provide temporary relief, but, unless you address thecause of the symptoms, you are not really resolving the problem.
What is a "cookie cutter" approach?
chiropractors who have each (and every) patient come three times a week (until their money runs out) and address the symptoms rather than the cause of the symptoms.
massage therapists who 'beat up' a stiff muscle without investigating the imbalances that lead to the stiffness.
medical doctors who prescribe the same medications for the same symptoms, even though they are working with different individuals
A good practitioner must also recognize and acknowledge the role of the person they are treating.
Irwin's Credentials VerifiedPending
LicenseMarylandExpired October 2012
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