|What is a 60 Minute Personalized Healing/Relaxation Session Like?
|It is a time for you to enjoy some quality, stress-free time for yourself. This is a
time when you can truly relax and forget the demands of your busy life. Everyone
deserves 60 minutes to themselves, to increase their productivity, recharge their
body, energetically re-align their chakras, and help the body heal itself by eliminating
pain and the release of built up toxins.
On your first visit I will have you fill out paperwork so I have all your pertinent
information. We will then discuss your history and issues at hand before going
into the healing/relaxation session. The first session is usually 90 minutes long.
My sessions begin with soothing music that sweeps you away to your favorite
place within your mind. I start with therapeutic grade essential oils that are
chosen specifically for you and then applied to the soles of your feet. You begin
to feel the stress draining from your body as the oils are absorbed.
Then oil is applied and spread across your back, shoulders and upper arms. The
aroma of the oil and the slow, smoothing strokes to your muscles take you deeper
into your relaxation. Once your muscles have been smoothed and any knots have
relaxed, you are covered with a cotton sheet, or a flannel sheet in the winter
months, and you are now free to drift off and relax deeper into your own
meditative state. I move up to your head and give a relaxing head massage.
As you are relaxing, I will work with your etheric energy field through Reiki and
Therapeutic Touch, to increase the energy flow throughout your body, which in
turn increases the benefits of the oils. I also balance your chakras and may use
crystal therapy or tuning forks, as needed.
According to the pain or issues you are experiencing I will incorporate a
personalized guided visualization releasing the pain from your body and energy
field and then visualizing loving, healing energy flowing through your body,
surrounding and protecting you. At the end I will ground you once more before
you are welcomed back into our space and time. You are now relaxed, recharged,
and ready to face your busy schedule with a renewed energy and attitude.
Please always make sure you drink plenty of water over the next 24-48 hours, as the
toxins that have been released need to be flushed from your body.
The guided visualizations are very personalized to your needs at the time and if
you are going through chemotherapy we will be discussing the side effects that
are showing up each time after your chemotherapy so we can address them and
release them. Soon you may find that you are no longer experiencing side effects
What is Essential Oil Therapy?
Essential Oil Therapy combines the art of aromatherapy with the techniques of
Vitaflex in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. Essential
Oil therapy is a wonderful way to bring balance and harmony to the body -
physically, mentally and emotionally.
Practitioners in all types of healing have used therapeutic grade essential oils for
thousands of years. These oils add oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Using
therapeutic grade essential oils can greatly benefit other natural healing
The overuse of antibiotics and side effects of many drugs are a well-understood
problem. Natural substances often offer more balanced alternatives to one
dimensional drug treatments. Essential oils are particularly suited for gentle and
effective intervention that goes beyond mere symptom management. The
evolving scientific knowledge of cellular metabolism shed light on how plant
molecules are designed to address a multitude of conditions. Molecules found in
essential oils often interact with different physiological target systems at the same
time. It is not unusual that the many molecules found in a single essential oil
interact in ways that even provide for natural feed back mechanisms, thus hedging
against undesirable side effects.
(paragraph taken from Bioexcel)
There are many other Essential Oil uses and introducing them into your lifestyle
can be quite easy and fun, besides therapeutically beneficial. You need to pay
special attention to all safety precautions applicable for each oil that you choose,
or by getting assistance with your choices. Most of all have fun and enjoy the
relaxation and healing properties, either on your own or when seeing a
What is REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also
promotes healing. It is administer by "laying on of hands" and is based on the idea
that the unseen "life force energy" or Chi flows through us and is what causes us
to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick
or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy
and ward off diseases.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's
Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "Life Force Energy." So Reiki is
actually "Spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around
you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, mind and spirit, creating many
beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and
self-improvement that everyone can benefit from. It has been effective in helping
virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect of
relaxation. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic
techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It has been widely used
for helping cancer patients with the side effects of their radiation and
chemotherapy treatments. Reiki emits a range of healing frequencies from 0.3Hz
up to 30Hz. There has been scientific proof that 2Hz creates nerve regeneration,
7Hz can create bone growth and at 10Hz begins to produce ligament repair.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is NOT a religion. It has no dogma, and there is
nothing you must believe in order to benefit from Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not
dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important for the practitioner to live and act in
a way that promotes harmony with the world and others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the
founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice
certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly
universal across all cultures. I follow Dr. Usui's guidelines in my life.
During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Dr. Usui decided to add
the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals were developed to add
spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing
the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the
total Reiki healing experience. In order for the healing energies to have lasting
results, the client must accept responsibility for his or her healing and take an
active part in it by being at least open to it.
Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. The
ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice
for their inherent value.
The art of inviting Happiness into your life is the miraculous medicine for all
diseases and I share with you the Principles that I, as a Reiki Master lives by:
Just for today, I will not anger,
Just for today I will not worry, but my heart will be filled with Gratitude,
I will devote myself to my work, and be kind to all of creation.
Every morning and evening, I will speak those words from my heart,
And chant these words with my mouth as I live my life as a Reiki Master and
By the founder, Mikou Usui
What is Therapeutic Touch?
Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary healing modality drawn from ancient
practices and developed by Dora Kunz and Dolores Krieger, Phd, RN. The practice
is based on the scientific fact that human beings are complex fields of energy, and
that the ability to enhance healing in another is a natural potential in everyone.
Therapeutic Touch is used to balance and promote the flow of human energy. It is
taught in colleges around the world and has a substantial base of formal and
clinical research. This research has shown that TT is useful in reducing pain,
improving wound healing, aiding relaxation and easing the dying process.
It can be learned with a sincere interest and motivation toward helping others and
is taught by persons certified in TT.
Therapeutic Touch was started at Pumpkin Hollow Farm, a family camp and spiritual
retreat center of the Theosophical Society in the foothills of the Berkshires in New
In 1972, Dora and her longtime student and colleague Dolores Krieger, Phd, RN
developed Therapeutic Touch. They developed a program for teaching the
procedures and attitudes necessary for TT. Formal classes began at Pumpkin
Hollow where various physicians referred patients.
Even now there are extensive summer teaching sessions for TT at different levels
at Pumpkin Hollow. Dee and others lead these, as Dora did, until she passed away
in 1999. TT is also taught worldwide in universities and workshops for health care
professionals, as well as interested lay people. TT has become a widely accepted
form of alternative therapy in hospitals and other health agencies. But it all began
at Pumpkin Hollow with two people in the healing arts who envisioned the
possibilities of a wider use of an ancient way of healing.
I received my certification in June 2003 from a first generation graduate, Evy
Cugelman, RN, BA, who was taught by Dora and Dolores at Pumpkin Hollow. She
continues to go back every summer and teach classes there. I am very honored to
be one of her students, and in turn, a second generation student of Dora Kunz and
Dolores Krieger, Phd, RN.