Energy Healing

Richard does different types of Energy Healings:

During a CranioSacral session, Richard Popp may hold acupressure points, reflexology points, and use other energy medicine techniques to help facilitate a release and help the body to heal. 

Acupressure and Reflexology


Richard may apply light pressure to acupoints on meridians or reflexology points to stimulate the body's self healing mechanisms.  Great for organ healing and sinuses.

SomatoEmotional Release


SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that helps rid the body of physical and emotional trauma. 

Dr. Upledger and biophysicist Zvi Karni, Ph.D. discovered that the body sometimes retains traumas by isolating them in the body.  These areas of accumulated trauma, called  “energy cysts,” inhibit normal energy flow.

The body has to work harder around these areas and over time symptoms may develop.  SER works to locate and free the body of energy cysts.  For example: the body may need to move into the same position it was in when the trauma was first induced in order to release the energy cyst and restore tissue mobility and function. 


Dr. John Upledger's Discussion on Energy Cysts:

"Energy cysts are essentially regions of foreign energy that are disorganized, obstructing the normal conduction of microelectric currents through these regions.  These disorganized energies may be thought of as entropic.  They are usually from nonphysiological sources such as external trauma, pathogenic organisms or severe emotional shock.  The body, unable to discharge these foreign energies, alternatively minimizes their effects by compressing them into the smallest possible volume.  The CranioSacral Therapist's goal is to discharge all discovered energy cysts." 

 Aviana Touch Therapy 

Aviana Touch Therapy was created by Nancy E. Schmitt specifically for cancer patients and clients where regular massage therapy may not be recommended.  Nancy is a cancer survivor herself.

"Aviana Touch Therapy is based on the concept that the power of touch can have a profound impact on an individual's health and well-being.  It is a unique blend of massage therapies and healing concepts created to support all individuals, including those living with cancer, critical illness, pain, or extreme stress. 

Aviana Touch Therapy is a thoughtful blend of mindfulness meditation, energy bodywork, trigger point therapy, massage therapy, light touch therapy, and intuition awareness and development with influence by the Native American, Hawaiian and Ayurvedic Healing Concepts. 

This healing modality is designed to support medical procedures and treatment programs safely and effectively.  It promotes physical and mental relaxation that helps alleviate the perception of pain and creates empowerment by reminding the mind-body-spirit of its inherent wholeness and healing power.

=>  Improve circulation and reduce blood pressure

=>  Stimulate energy movement and balance

=>  Release endorphins - the body's own pain killers

=>  Strengthen immune function

=>  Discover moment-to-moment awareness

=>  Promote physical and mental tools for relaxation"*

Richard Popp was trained and certified in Aviana Touch Therapy by Nancy E. Schmitt.

*  Description comes from Aviana brochure.