Dr. Lilliane Papin:
Dr. Lilliane Papin is a licensed acupuncturist in Arizona, passed the D.O.M (Doctor of Oriental Medicine) examination in New Mexico in 2003 and holds a Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. She taught Chinese Medicine in two different schools, AUCM (Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine where she was Dean of students) and Daoist traditions in Asheville North Carolina where she taught until her move to Arizona in 2012. Dr. Papin has supervised many students and managed a successful practice, Kwan Yin Medicine, in Asheville, NC, until 2012, when she and her husband decided to move to Patagonia to work with Dr. Cousens at the Tree of Life. Dr. Papin studied macrobiotic philosophy under Michio Kushi, became a certified macrobiotic teacher in 1994 and lived in Japan and China for 6 years. Nutrition, food therapy and their relationship between the physical, emotional and spiritual health have always been at the center of her medical training and practice. Her discovery of live foods and Dr. Cousens’ work and research marked a new step in her professional and personal evolution and brought her to the Tree of Life where she is presently practicing.
Dr. Papin is a regular visiting faculty in Paris, France, where she teaches a variety of seminars on Chinese Medicine theory and practice and, in particular, Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong for seniors as well as women’s health. She has written numerous articles related to health, environment and diet as well as food therapy in which she specializes. She co-wrote a book with a well-known Qi Gong practitioner in Paris, Mrs Ke Wen, head of “Les Temps du Corps”. Their book “Oriental Medicine and Qi Gong for Seniors” is scheduled to come out in February 2013. Dr. Papin is planning on an English translation in 2013.
Michael is a Certified Rolfer, Nationally Certified Bodyworker, Cranial Sacral Therapist, Licensed to practice in Arizona.
Graduate of the Swedish Institute in 1982, the Rolf Institute in 1992.
Rolfing is a clinical hands-on technique that was developed by Dr. Ida Rolf in the 1920's. Her main goal was to organize the human body structure in relation to gravity. Dr. Rolf believed that the imbalances in structure placed demands on the body's pervasive network of soft tissues: muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments, thereby creating compensations throughout the body structure.
Dr. Rolf posed this fundamental question: "What conditions must be fulfilled in order for the human body-structure to be organized and integrated in gravity so that the whole person can function in the most optimal and economical way?"
Her life's work was devoted to this investigation which led to the system of soft tissue manipulation and movement education that we now call Rolfing®. In order to pass along her work to others and to make the education process accessible, she developed an expedient series of ten sessions, which came to be known as the “Recipe”.
Michael offers the Recipe as well as customized individualized sessions according to your needs. He is trained in other complimentary modalities including Myoskeleton Alignment, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Deep Tissue Massage.
Michael looks forward to being a partner in your healing journey.