Shamanic Guidance and Healing ~ Certified Massage Therapy ~ Reiki ~ Polarity Therapy ~ Somatic Emotional Clearing ~ Energy Balancing ~ Meditation and Visualization ~ Classes and Retreats
POLARITY THERAPY / ENERGY BALANCING / SOMATIC EMOTIONAL CLEARING
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 is based on the belief that positive and negative poles exist in every cell. The body is gently manipulated to balance the positive and negative energies. In addition to physical aspects, blockages and toxins are eliminated through a cleansing diet and simple exercises.
When coupled with Somatic Elements, that is, working with emotions that are being stored or remembered within the physical body and organs, powerful, yet gentle healing can occur on a very deep level. Techniques include visualization, specific hand placement, rocking, and vocal toning while avoiding possible re-traumatization through the retelling of personal story. Treatments are suggested in a series of four.
SHAMANIC THERAPY AND GUIDANCE
These sessions are deeply personal and healing on a spiritual level, though it permeates all levels of consciousness. You will experience and learn how to navigate non-ordinary realities, traverse unseen worlds, experience the shamanic journey, align with powerful, benevolent spirit guides and animals, learn how to retrieve unconscious or lost parts of your soul and remember the divine self. Techniques include guided visualization, breath work, toning, drumming and prayer. This type of therapy blends and works well with all types of religious and spiritual backgrounds because it is based in universal principles to the human experience.
MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION
Drawn from the teachings of Vipassana, we practice the art of mindfulness, presence and awareness, slowing the mind and calming the nervous system.
Visualization can be used in many ways to help the client imagine new perspectives, see into and change their own internal experience and open dormant or previously untapped areas of the psyche.
These may be included as part of any session at the therapists' discretion.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force known as qi (pronounced chi) to aid in healing.
Massage or massage therapy are systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. The massage system may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as, stroking, kneading, gliding, percussion, friction, vibration, compression, passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement. The purpose of massage is to enhance the general health and well-being of the recipient through increased circulation, stress and anxiety management and softening of muscle and connective tissue. Massage does not include the diagnosis of a specific pathology, the prescription of drugs or controlled substances, spinal manipulation or those acts of physical therapy that are outside the scope of massage therapy.
This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanical dysfunction, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.
REIKI HEALING USUI METHOD
Reiki is a form of energy healing. It was originated in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who had a life-changing experience of light and energy that he recognized as "reiki," the sacred life force that awakened his innate healing abilities. He developed a system of practices that enabled others to become effective practitioners. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the life force (Qi or chi), places his or her hands on or just above the clients body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioners 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.