manual and energy


Teachers: Massimo Cantara – Sara Della Torre

Shiatsu – the art that listens with the heart

Shiatsu is a Japanese-derived art that finds its natural complement in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu means ‘pressure with the fingers‘ and can also be practised with the palm, elbow and knee.


Teacher: Massimo Cantara

Kinesiology represents an interdisciplinary approach that aims to restore and maintain a better state of health in the individual.

It is characterised by the use of postural analysis, walking, and static and dynamic palpation in addition to standard assessment methods. One of the main assessment tools, however, is manual muscle testing, and it is this that distinguishes the kinesiologist from other practitioners in the field of Bio Natural Disciplines.


Teacher: Massimo Cantara

In Cranio-Sacral treatment, the therapist seeks to identify areas of restrictions, compressions or tensions throughout the body that may prevent proper functioning of organs, muscles, nerves, blood circulation and body tissues in general. These restrictions may be the result of damage, infection, inflammation, emotional tension or disease, or may also be caused by compressions that occurred during the birth process.

Food intolerances

Kinesiology test for detecting major food intolerances

Food intolerances or hypersensitivities manifest themselves in a constellation of different symptoms that generally differ from true food allergies in that they do not produce severe manifestations such as anaphylactic shock and usually do not respond to traditional skin allergy tests. Since they do not manifest as immediate and violent reactions in the body, they are not necessarily associated with the intake of the food that causes them. The more the individual is under stress, the less is his or her ability to digest and handle food throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Teacher: Sara Della Torre

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Vodder Method
Lymphatic drainage is a special massage technique that, as the word itself implies, promotes the drainage of lymphatic liquids from the tissues: the manual mechanical action is performed at the level of areas involving the lymphatic system (composed of the spleen, thymus, lymphatic nodules and lymph nodes).
The aim is to direct the lymph towards the lymphatic areas closest to the massaged area: in this way, the superficial circulation of the lymph and its flow is facilitated.

Sound Harmonisation

When we vibrate a bell, or other sound reproducer, near or over the body of a recipient, the vibrations it produces set the water contained in the tissues in motion, thus reaching every cell in the body. A simple example can help us understand: when we throw a stone into a pond, it creates a whole series of concentric circles so that the whole surface is set in motion.  In the Sound Harmonisation technique, we take advantage of this characteristic of water, so that when we play the bells or other sound instruments, close to or over the client’s body, the vibration gently enters into it, creating a rebalancing and harmonising effect, for the life and functioning of the single cells, tissues and organs.

Chakra rebalancing

Teacher: Massimo Cantara

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that has several translations although they all refer in some way to the wheel, the circular shape, the centre, the vortex. In the Hindu metaphysical view, but also in other traditions, the Chakras represent the movement and concentration of Prana, life force or vital energy. These centres generally correspond to vital points in the body: nerve plexuses, arteries, veins and nerves.

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques

Teacher: Sara Della Torre

Mindfulness means being aware of and fully present in what is happening in the moment, stepping into the present moment, in a non-judgmental way.

Mindfulness and its origins The concept of mindfulness has its roots mainly in Buddhist contemplative traditions. The English name mindfulness is in fact derived from the Sati word for ‘awareness’ or ‘present, active attention’.