All of the aspects of my work are based on natural healing- hands on techniques to help you feel better. Sometimes this looks like massage which is restorative to the mind and body, stretches, and “unsticks” restricted places in the body, relaxing the mind, opening the breath, and resulting in a a more relaxed state of mind, and a more comfortable body. Bowen Therapy is much the same but results from a completely different approach. Bowen Therapy really excels when it comes to chronic dysfunction and deterioration, and neurological issues.
Another system of healing I use is Reiki. Many of you I’m sure have heard of it. It may seem to you one of those “airy-fairy” things that new-agers like to tout. To be sure there is some of that- perhaps even a lot of that. That being said, there is much more tto Reiki than giving new agers something “new” to grasp onto. There is scientific evidence that it works. The mechanism of action is somewhat vague, but the fact is- it makes a difference in how a person feels- it makes a difference in their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. And it makes them heal faster. This comes directly from the National Institutes of Health(NIH) who call it a “Biofield Therapy.” According to the NIH, people undergoing any type of medical intervention whether surgery or a pharmaceutical protocol- those receiving Reiki tolerate the protocol better and heal faster from surgery. They get out of the hospital faster, they require less medication- the whole ordeal is much less of an ordeal for them.
Recipients often report improved sleep and digestion, and a greater sense of well-being. Unlike conventional medicine, Reiki does not attack disease. Rather, Reiki supports our well-being and strengthens our natural ability to heal by encouraging balance. The practitioner laying her hands lightly on the client is not channeling her own energy- she is channeling the energy that runs through all of us- call it chi, qi or prana- it is all the same energy that gives us life. Sound weird? Perhaps, but given the fact that 35% of the hospitals in this country have Reiki programs in place for their patients- well, that’s enough for most people to stop and take notice. This is what is called “integrative healing”- using the best of both conventional medical practices and natural (referred to as “alternative”) healing practices.
And as with every other healing modality I employ in my practice, I teach Reiki as well, and I use it on myself- EVERYDAY.
Here’s to your Exuberant Well-Being!