What does an Energy Healing treatment feels like?
It depends on the individual. You could feel heat, a release of muscle tension and stress, a magnetic pull, or a tingling sensation … some feel their symptom intensify for a short period during the session, which we work through until it subsides. Mostly, you will feel a deep sense of relaxation. It is very common for clients to sleep during a session because their bodies are so relaxed.
The most immediate result will be a reduction of the impact that stress has had on their body, and an overall feeling of being more balanced, calm and centered.
Reiki and Polarity can release blockages in your system, thus allowing your body to heal naturally. Part of that natural healing process is ridding the body of unwanted toxins that may have contributed to your problems. This process of detoxification may make the symptoms intensify of re-occur after a session.
You can assist your body in the toxin elimination by increasing your water intake. Consider drinking purified water with a squeeze of lemon, having herbal caffeine free tea, and getting rest. Take it easy for a day or two to let the energy settle.
How often should you schedule a treatment?
It depends on the person. If your overall emotional & physical health is well, a session might last a couple of weeks to a month. However, if you are suffering from illness, chronic pain, or are in emotional distress (depression, high anxiety or stress, etc.), treatments will be most beneficial if they are received more frequently. The frequency depends on the client.
Under special circumstances, therapist will travel to you for an additional charge. Please call for more info.
Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a Japanese word meaning “Universal life energy”. Reiki healing is a hands-on energy healing art. Rei meaning universal, present everywhere; and Ki - the non physical force which gives life to all living things. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective healers. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Tissue is not manipulated. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace and well being that also promote healing.
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increase blood flow to treated areas, which helps by quickening the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Reiki also promotes psychological healing including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings and replaces them with self worth, confidence and tranquility.
Use in Hospitals
Reiki is becoming popular within the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the US offering it as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut indicated that Reiki improved patient, reduced pain, reduced nausea and reduced anxiety during pregnancy. In addition nurses report that Reiki has helped patients heal faster with less pain, reduced stress and improved mental attitude, improved appetite and reduced the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.
REFLEXOLOGY 30min / 60min
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas in the foot, hands, and ears that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders. Reflexology is also convenient in cases where an area of the body is traumatized or diseased to the extent that direct manipulation is not appropriate.
When the energetic life force of certain organs and pathways are blocked, every part of the body is affected. The stress today is an increasing and on-going event. As a result, the body is in constant change, never totally being able to relax. Receiving Reflexology on a regular basis is beneficial in reducing accumulated stress, relaxing exterior muscle tension and helping to bring the body back into its natural state of balance.
All reflexology sessions begin with a 10 minute foot soak of Essential Oils and Dead Sea Salts. Their natural healing properties enhance and give additional benefits to the Reflexology session.
POLARITY THERAPY 60min
Polarity therapy is based on universal principles of energy--attraction, repulsion, and neutrality. The interrelation of these principles forms the basis for every aspect of life, including our experience of health, wellness, and disease. With this understanding, polarity therapy addresses the interdependence of body, mind, and spirit, the importance of relationships, and the value of creating a way of life in harmony with nature. Founded by Austrian-born naturopath Dr. Randolph Stone in the mid-1950s, polarity therapy is a clothes-on, noninvasive system complementing existing modalities with an integrated, holistic model. Polarity therapy works from a view of positive and negative polarities existing in every cell of the body, and through the use of gentle holds and the energetic principles of attraction, repulsion and neutrality, it seeks to balance these energy relationships. According to Stone, it is this subtle energy flow that gives life and through which the soul functions. Quite simply, disease occurs when the flow is disrupted. Polarity therapy, rather than treating disease, is focused on reestablishing the natural balance of this flow, which in turn allows healing to take place.
SWEDISH MASSAGE - SPORTS MASSAGE - PRENATAL MASSAGE
This terminology is a bit of a misnomer as massage technique refined and named about 120 years ago was neither invented by a Swede nor developed in Sweden, despite massage history books that say so. It was Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger (1838-1909) who gets the credit for adopting the French names that define the basic massage strokes--effleurage, petrissage, frictions, and tapotement--and systemizing them into what would most accurately be called classic massage. In any case, this technique is the starting point for most massage training today. It involves five kinds of touching and is delivered to soft tissues by the therapist's hands, which are moisturized with massage oil or lotion. The lubricant can serve two purposes: reducing friction between your therapist's hands and your skin, and often providing an aromatherapy experience that supports your relaxation. The kneading, rolling, vibrational, tapping, and percussive movements all work inward toward your heart and will stimulate your circulation. Among many benefits, Swedish massage will hasten healing of injuries, reduce swelling, and help dissolve scar tissue adhesions.
Often integrated with other massage methods, deep-tissue work is exactly what it sounds like. Your therapist can elicit plenty of relaxation for you with traditional massage to the outer layers of skin and muscle, but the benefits of deep-tissue massage can take that one step further ... or deeper. Once the outer skin and muscles have been relaxed with preliminary techniques, it's easier for your therapist to connect to the underlying musculature and deeper connective tissue, called fascia. The fascia is a deep, dense, strong part of your physiology that helps join your body parts together. Deep-tissue work is an excellent remedy for chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation, and reduction of inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis.
The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy. Used as a healing technique for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, essential oils aid in relaxation, improve circulation, and help the healing of wounds. Aromatherapy diffusers are utilized to fill the massage room with the scent of the oils. Specific essential oils are blended by the aromatherapist and added to a carrier oil, such as almond oil, to be used during the massage. Each oil has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Use of this technique declined as the modern pharmaceutical industry developed. However, the French chemist Gattefossé revived the art by coining the term aromatherapy and by publishing a book on the subject in 1928.