I've had my share of unexpected "stuff" happen in my life. I've been the recipient of unexpected trauma, heartbreak, violence, embarrassment, humiliation, failure, injury, dark times, and more. Everyone on the planet has random forms and varying degrees of trauma to deal with and work through at some point in their life. Despite these things that have … Continue reading Choose Empowerment
After a massage or bodywork session, some clients may go home and potentially experience an emotional response. This is because touch is healing, and we store emotions in the body. Massage and bodywork can affect these emotions as they are stirred up and released. Depending on each individual client's situation, some have a strong … Continue reading Healing Through Journaling
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?
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?