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Polarity (Reflexology for the Body)
Polarity Therapy is a holistic approach to achieving optimal health through energy-based therapeutic bodywork, exercises, nutrition, and self-awareness. When the body's energy becomes blocked due to stress, trauma, or other factors, disease and discomfort can result. The purpose of Polarity Therapy is to balance the body's energy to bring it back to a state of well-being through energetic touch, reflex and acupressure points.
In a typical session, the client lies on a padded massage table and the practitioner utilizes a variety of energy holds, shaking, rocking, compression, and acupressure points to release energy patterns. A session may last as little as 15 minutes or may take up to 90 minutes.
The session time also includes intake questions and discussion, and education and suggestions for follow up self-care.
Reiki is an energetic healing system that channels universal life-force energy for healing. "Rei" means spiritual wisdom; "ki" means energy. Reiki was developed in Japan in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit. It is based upon the idea that life force energy flows through every individual. If this energy is low, an individual will be more likely to get sick or stressed. If energy levels are high, an individual will be more capable of enjoying happiness, good health, and well-being.
Reiki treatments involve the placement of hands on the body using a gentle, light, soft touch; it does not entail massaging or manipulation of the body.
A session can be done on a massage table or a chair and can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
Herbal Medicine is the art and science of using herbs and whole plants for promoting health by affecting many of the body's systems that result in changes within the body. Herbs can strengthen and normalize body systems or function and facilitate waste elimination. If administered correctly, herbs treat the "whole person" and not a disease.
Herbalists use herbs and other botanicals, which are substances made from various parts of a plant such as roots, rhizomes, barks, stems, flowers, seeds, leaves, fruits, and nuts. Herbs may be administered in the form of teas, tinctures, salves, oils, and capsules.
Traditional herbal practices often utilize multiple herbs in a custom herbal formula. Multiple herbs utilized to support the whole person will often obtain the best results. Medicinal herbs are stronger than tonic herbs and should only be used with knowledge of dosing and a rationale for their use.
A typical consultation would be the review of a detailed intake form which has been filled out by the client, and then a discussion on which herbal protocols might be helpful. Education on specific herbs, their medicinal qualities, and any contraindications is included.
Intake & Assessment Form and Discussion--Plan of Treament
Essential Oil Recommendations as Appropriate
Herbal Recommendations as Appropriate
Services, as needed
Individually Tailored Protocols/Therapies
Single Treatment/Any Combination of each modality offered
Continued Education and Holistic Healthcare Suggestions
Assessment, Discussion, and Education pertaining to your Holistic Healthcare Needs
Follow up Emails when requested
Follow up Consult/
Relaxation Massage is for relaxation, stress reduction, and the relief of tension; it is not a therapeutic massage therapy designed to work the deeper tissues of the body.
The massage therapist uses gentle to medium pressure on various areas of the body such as the face, neck, arms, legs, and back. Techniques such as stroking, kneading, and compression help to reduce stress in soft tissues to promote a state of relaxation.
Relaxation Massage can be used as a wellness approach, for relief of stress, and to enhance and maintain normal functions of the body.
A typical session takes place on a padded massage table or chair, and the client can disrobe to their comfort. The client is always covered with a sheet and proper draping techniques are used for privacy.
A session may last as little as 15 minutes, or may take up to 90 minutes. This includes a medical intake discussion before the session, and a follow-up conversation afterward.
Essential Oil Massage
The most common Essential Oil Massage I administer includes oils which target Stress Reduction, Immune System Enhancement, Inflamation Reduction, and overall Balance (Homeostasis). Different oils may be chosen in accordance to each client's needs.
A typical session takes place on a padded massage table, and the client disrobes from the waist up. The client is always covered by a sheet and proper draping techniques are used to ensure privacy.
"When I have a bad headache, peppermint on my temples, forehead, and back of neck takes care of it within minutes! Peppermint has also helped with my husband's nausea from chemotherapy."
"The day after my surgery, I was experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder due to gas build-up. Lucy came to the hospital and administered an air-balancing polarity protocol on my feet. The pain immediately left my shoulder and I was much more comfortable."
Aromatherapy is the practice of using Essential Oils to enhance an individual's mental or physical well being. These Essential Oils are concentrated extracts taken from plant materials such as flowers, bark, stems, leaves, or other parts, which contain active ingredients that may be beneficial in promoting physical healing or a state of calm and relaxation.
Essential Oils can be inhaled or absorbed into the skin through the use of water sprays, baths, lotions and creams, or used in a diffuser or massage oil. Aromatherapy can be used as a wellness approach for the relief of stress or to enhance and maintain normal functions of the body.
Before using Essential Oils for working with a specific condition, an individual should consult with a practitioner trained in the use of Aromatherapy. Some oils have a stimulating effect while others a relaxing effect; therefore, proper use is important to achieve the desired results. There are also precautions as to how the oils should be used to reduce the change of allergies and skin sensitivity issues.
It is also important to obtain oils from a reliable source that offers undiluted, unadulterated oils which have been extracted from plants in a natural way.
A typical Aromatherapy consultation would include a detailed discussion of what the client is trying to achieve, a sampling of available Essential Oils, and education and materials specific to the client. An "Introduction to Essential Oils" presentation is also available upon request.
Elemental Reflexology is a specific type of Reflexology which focuses exclusively on the feet and combines reflexology points with an assessment of the Ayurvedic Five Elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth). These five elements are the building blocks of life and must be kept in balance to achieve individual health and wellness. When a person is out of balance in one element, specific protocols are used to balance that area.
By applying pressure to specific reflex points, a practitioner can increase circulation and the flow of energy as well as relieve stress and tension. In Elemental Reflexology, there are many techniques that can be applied to any specific Elemental Reflexology point. This can include finger grips, finger, thumb, and knuckle walking, rotation, tapping, patting, and drumming.
The whole body can be reached and benefited through working on the feet. Reflex points correspond to organs, glands, muscles, and other parts of the body.
A typical session takes place on a padded massage table. An intake and assessment form is filled out by the client and discussed with the practitioner. A specific protol tailored to address the client's needs is then decided on and adminstered by the practitioner. A session usually lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. Education and take home exercises may be suggested by the practitioner.