Doreen Vivian Bakstad, Visiting Practitioner
Doreen Vivian Bakstad has been an authorized international Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure™ practitioner and instructor since 1986. For over 30 years she has been dedicated to wellness education and guiding others to pro-active health and wellness. She has studied and trained in numerous modalities, most notably Jin Shin Do®, Hakomi Bodycentered Psychotherapy, Swedish massage, Reiki, Watsu®, Acutonics®, Hatha yoga and Laughter yoga.
Doreen’s skills and training have helped people recover from traumas and injuries - physical, emotional and spiritual. Her work, in many parts of the world, has inspired others to live more fully into who they truly are and to live happily with vibrant health. Her referrals come from medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopaths, psychologists and other health professionals.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure™
“The Way of the Compassionate Spirit” Traditional Chinese acu-theory, Japanese finger pressure technique, Qigong and western Psychotherapy techniques combine to make this a safe, non-invasive treatment. Finger pressure is applied to specific acu-points and meridians. Recipient remains clothed and reclines on his/her back throughout, making this an ideal treatment for the elderly or physically impaired. Balances Qi(energy). Relieves stress and trauma related problems. Reduces muscle tensions, armoring and pain. Increases mobility and flexibility. Increases self-awareness. Enhances vitality. JSD promotes a pleasant trance-like state, in which one can relax and move out of the head, into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom. Jin Shin Do treatments increase the production of endorphins – the body’s own feel-good hormone.
A Swedish oil massage, along with the application of tuning forks on acu-points and meridians. Balances chakras and realigns energy fields. Brings the whole being into balance – literally a “tune-up”. Supports recovery from injury and illness, relieves emotional stress, encourages optimal health, enlivening.