Humans have long sensed the existence of invisible forces influencing their health and healing journeys. In fact, some among us have always been able to access these less visible realms to help others. Such individuals include indigenous healers, spiritual leaders, and people of good intention who touch with the desire to improve a client’s well being. This is not magic.
Quantum physics has shown us that we are beings of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique energy signature. Our physical body that we use daily to conduct our lives is completely immersed in our energy body, which radiates out from it. The ancients knew that imbalances in the energy body ultimately created imbalances in the physical body, something our busy lives have caused us either to forget or pay less attention to.
Every form of bodywork impacts the energy body. When a therapist places his or her hands on you, those hands descend through your energy matrix or aura to the surface of your skin, where they work to release stagnant energy, otherwise known as stress. Even the most apparently physical of massages —Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Swedish, and Myofascial— affect our energy body although that may not be the focus. Focused energy techniques are found in other modalities, including Reiki, chakra balancing, and guided meditation. Using these and other techniques, we are able to connect our unconscious and conscious minds, our body and spirit, giving ourselves the power to move through areas of life where we might feel stuck or to heal emotional and mental trauma.
During an energy medicine session, you will lie comfortably on the table fully clothed. You may experience warmth or light tingling or simply a deep relaxation as your energy system rebalances on a deep level.
Energy Medicine sessions are typically 60 minutes in length ($115).
Reiki is a 10,000-year-old system of energy healing in which the practitioner places his hands gently and lightly in different positions on a person’s clothed body. The Reiki practitioner is the vehicle through which healing universal life force energy is accessed and transmitted to the receiver to accelerate natural healing and balance of the body, mind, and spirit, thereby heightening energy, relieving emotional or physical pain or stress, and facilitating deep relaxation, personal growth, and enhancement of spiritual awareness.
There are 7 main energy centers in the body, known as chakras. The chakras are akin to battery cells for various physical, mental and emotional functions that, all together, make us who we are as human beings. Universal life energy enters our bodies through our chakras and is distributed to the organs and tissues of the body. Disruptions in the flow of energy through our chakras creates physical dysfunction and weakness and can affect our emotions and mental capacity.
In chakra balancing, the therapist tunes into the flow of energy in and out of these seven energy centers and may use Reiki, visualization, vocalizations, and breathing to help release restrictions in the chakras or provide balance for chakras that are too open. The rebalancing of our energy centers often reduces physical stiffness and dysfunction, brings calm and relaxation and helps us to see ourselves more clearly with compassion and nonjudgement.
Guided Meditation/Breath Work
Stress or anxiety, especially when experienced consistently over weeks or months, leads to a nervous system that lacks the resiliency and resources to cope with change or new stressors. Sometimes our nervous system gets stuck in an activated sympathetic response. Guided meditation accompanied by intentional breath work can release this fight or flight response and return us to a restful, calm state that allows for improved digestion, a more steady heart rate, reduced muscular tension and a more positive outlook.
In a guided meditation session or class, you will learn how to re-center and ground yourself and find more spaciousness within your body and mind. The meditation tools you take home with you will support your body’s own natural healing capacity.