Stress Management/ Resiliency Training

The HeartMath Institute has developed scientifically validated ways to relieve stress, social anxiety disorder, adrenal overdrive and burnout, allowing one to regain a sense of control and well-being. Their techniques, which involve specific breath patterns along with emotional management, lead to better sleep, better control over anger and depression, and control over impulse behavior such as overeating or drinking. These techniques are easily learned and require only consistent practice for mastery.

They are our “go to” techniques for stress management and control of adrenal dysfunction, as they give the patient a tool that they can use for the rest of their life!

Matrix Energetics

Matrix Energetics is based on the laws and expression of subtle energy physics and the concepts and laws of quantum physics, superstring theory and Sheldrake’s Morphic Resonance. Often you will see and feel a wave like motion when Matrix Energetics is applied, as the person being worked on experiences a smooth wave of transformation and the body seems to drop in a completely relaxed wave instantly. This can happen standing up, sitting down or lying on a table. The participants are taught specific methods of using a powerful, focused intent.

This is combined with application of a light touch method for identifying the parts of the body where the Matrix Energetics “wave” will yield optimum results. What seems to be happening is that the unconsciousness and the biological physical fields are interacting. This technique can be used along with many other forms of healing, such as massage, acupuncture and other forms of energy work.

Rubenfeld Synergy

Rubenfeld Synergy is a system of healing that reminds us how to listen to our bodies and find the wisdom held there. Throughout life, stress, memories and emotions are stored in our bodies and show up as aches, pains and tension. Current research has proven that chronic stress can manifest physically as illness and disease, leaving us feeling tired, emotionally drained and disconnected. The Rubenfeld Synergy Method® (RSM) offers a gentle way to address what is happening both physically and emotionally, by combining talk with gentle touch and compassionate listening.

With the support of the Synergist, we begin to see that our physical and emotional experiences are connected. RSM can help you develop awareness of feelings and beliefs held in your body which result in energy blocks, tensions, physical and/or emotional pain and imbalances. These holdings often control how you feel and behave in the present and affect the choices you make. RSM allows you to access those held feelings and beliefs. This often frees the body from pain, the mind from suffering and gives you the opportunity to live from conscious choice rather than from unconscious patterns.

Shin Tai

Shin Tai is a dynamic form of bodywork therapy that fuses traditional Shiatsu Treatment with more subtle and gentle touch. It precisely focuses on postural and structural misalignment. It restores the natural resonance of the body by recovering space in the body at a cellular, organ, joint and vibrational level. Shin Tai includes specific techniques such as muscle & join stress release and relaxation; including the fascia.

Shin Tai helps to create balance throughout the body emotionally to recover your life force. When life force is recovered, the physical body functions better, the emotions respond more appropriately and the mind is freed from past experiences.  Additionally, Shin Tai accesses the central nervous system creating an increase in overall energy (Chi) along the meridian pathways of the body. By incorporating all of Shin Tai’s components, its’ recipients enjoy being fully engaged in the flow of life on a day-to-day basis.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanic work has a special, nurturing regard for the soul. Some shocks, like the loss of a relationship, an accident, or the experience of cruelty, diminish soul force and can leave people feeling lost. Such intrusions on and losses to our energy can create imbalances that manifest in different ways, such as panic attacks or anxiety; in excessive anger, fear or other emotion; or in physical symptoms.

Shamanic healing works at an energetic level to clear the imprints left by traumas and to create balance by restoring essential energy and repairing injuries to our Luminous Energy Field. It often creates unexpected shifts in our perspective that lead to healing in the most surprising ways. No two sessions are ever the same. Shamanic work is for those who are ready to shed their issues and begin making profound changes in their lives and their relationship with themselves and the world.

Far Infrared Sauna

It’s a fact of life: all of us have issues with exposure to toxic materials. They can include heavy metals (mercury from old dental amalgams, lead from the car exhaust we old folks inhaled as kids, plus what was in our pipes, or even gadolinium used as contrast dye for CT’s and PET scans). They can also include plastics, pesticides, and other human-made chemicals that our bodies have to deal with. We can ingest or inject things to help pull out the heavy metals. Everything else is a bit harder to remove. That’s where sweating comes in: studies have shown that compared to urine, sweat removes much more of these materials.

Now, why did we choose far infrared vs near or midrange infrared? These terms describe the wavelength of light emission, not how close you are to it! Near infrared does not penetrate the body much below the dermis, so it’s used a lot in cosmetic applications and pain control for joint and muscle pain. Midrange infrared penetrates a bit deeper, and is especially helpful in improving circulation. Far infrared heats the body substantially, reaching the cellular level. This is the only level that stimulates the body’s detoxification ability….and reportedly, a 40-minute session burns roughly 600 calories. (no, don’t use this method as your preferred weight loss effort!).

Some detractors of far infrared maintain that this wavelength is too close to that of cell phones and microwaves……although it’s true that far infrared is closer to these than near infrared, it’s not close enough to be a problem. We also sought out a company whose product emits the lowest amount of EMF’s of any other far infrared sauna on the market.

The construction of the sauna is also important. This sauna is made of Canadian Basswood, as Canadian Cedar contains natural chemicals that can be a problem for sensitive people. Also, Basswood matures in only 7 years, so harvesting the wood for construction is environmentally more sound. The sauna uses no plywood, plastic, Teflon, fiberglass, carbon fiber, colored paint, industrial glues or other toxic materials that can be found in other machines.


Thermography (Digital Infrared Imaging) is a technique that uses infrared technology to evaluate the heat radiating from a surface. When used for breast cancer screening, it can be used as a primary or secondary measure in addition to manual exams, mammography or other tools. While mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and other structural imaging tools rely primarily on finding the physical tumor, thermography is based on detecting the heat produced by increased blood vessel circulation and metabolic changes associated with a tumor’s growth. By detecting the minute variations in normal blood vessel activity that occur in order for the growing tumor to get adequate nutrients, infrared imaging may find thermal signs suggesting a pre-cancerous state of the breast or the presence an early tumor that is not yet large enough to be detected by physical examination, mammography, or other types of structural imaging. It does not rely on any radiation and does not require compression of the breast.

Medicine in Balance is pleased to host the services of Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging on a regular basis for the convenience of our patients. This practice is based in Marlton, NJ, and was founded by Philip Getson, DO. He has been a board certified Medical Thermographer since 1982; he is an international lecturer and serves on the executive committee of the American Academy of Thermology.

Please call TDI directly to schedule your thermogram; simply tell them you would like to have it done here at MIB. Note that they also see patients at many other facilities; feel free to choose one closer to you if that is more convenient. For more information, see their website:

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Essences are essentially Homeopathy for the emotions. They were originally created by Dr Edward Bach as a way of alleviating negative emotional states. They are based on the energetic essence of different flowers; a practitioner makes up a personalized combination for each individual based on their current emotional state. They can be used for as long as necessary and are not contraindicated with any other therapies. A very useful adjunct to other forms of healing, they are especially helpful in children and pets.

Massage & Lymph Drainage

In additional to offering traditional massage therapy methods, our therapist Claudia Glugsberger is also certified in Myofacial Release, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy.

While Myofascial Release will help clients with the relief of pain by relaxing shortened and tightened fascia, which is caused by insured muscle fibers and trauma, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapy will help clients with the reduction of scaring and edema, support the reconnection to the entire body, and speed up the recovery process, after having undergone mastectomy, breast and other surgeries.

Rolfing ®

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a holistic bodywork discipline which, due to it’s consideration of the effects of gravity on the human body, is a unique form of fascia therapy. It’s main aim is to improve structure, posture, and movement. Rolfers™ do this through a system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that organizes the whole body in gravity.

Although Rolfing® is considered a deep-tissue approach, it actually works with all layers of the body to ease strain & tension patterns in the entire system. A Rolfer™ will titrate their touch according to need. Research shows that Rolfing® creates more efficient muscle use, it allows the body to be more energy efficient, with more economical and refined patterns of movement. Rolfing® has also been shown to significantly reduce chronic stress, speed up injury recovery, improve spinal curvature and neurological functioning.

There’s more to healing than drugs or surgery