I have worked in the service industry in Southern California for most of my life. In the last 10 years, I've had the pleasure to work in the massage and bodywork field, which I absolutely love and I am wildly passionate about. I consider myself blessed to do work I truly love to do, and … Continue reading Gratuities And The Art Of Receiving
What is this thing called a Healing Crisis? Have you ever had a massage or energy session and then afterward felt "off"? I'm talking about the sort of feeling like being uber-emotional, or angry for no reason, or lethargic, or just plain yucky.. Maybe you had a headache that wouldn't go away, or you felt … Continue reading Healing Crisis
Before I begin any massage or bodywork session, I will ask the question "what would you like to accomplish today?" This sometimes seems silly to clients. But it's an important question, and not one I hear a lot of therapists ask. Obviously, if you are visiting a massage therapist or healing practitioner, you probably want … Continue reading What Would You Like To Accomplish?
The therapeutic work I practice... Massage Therapy, Energy Healing, Aromatherapy, Holistic Wellness, et al.. is highly spiritual in nature. For the record, and for the specific purposes of this blog post, you might be interested to know that I see spirituality and religion as two separate things. I'll write more on this subject another time. … Continue reading There Was A Buddha In My Office
As both an Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and Karuna Ki Reiki Master, I am often asked to explain what Reiki is. The short answer is that Reiki is "healing energy". But what does that mean, really? Let's break down the concept of Reiki Energy for the purposes of learning and understanding the basics: Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is a … Continue reading What is Reiki?