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Healing Arts


Reiki

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing universal life energy.  It is derived from “rei”, meaning free passage or universal, and “ki”, meaning life force energy, the vital energy that flows through all living things.  Reiki is a natural hands- on healing modality that aids all of the body’s systems in coming to balance, as well as balancing one emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  It has roots in Japan and Tibet, but is NOT tied to any specific religion or nationality. Reiki is used all over the world in many places including hospitals and hospices.  The art and science was formulated and developed in the late 1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui.  Today Reiki ihas been found to benefit people dealing with cancer, chronic pain, infertility, digestive problems, Parkinson’s, stress related illness, and psychological illness, to name a few.

The Reiki practitioner is the conduit between the client and the source of the Reiki energy; the energy flows through the practitioner’s energy field and out through her hands to the client. (The energy does not come from the practitioner, but rather comes through the practitioner from the source.  There is no energy drain on the practitioner). 

Treatments are typically done on a massage table or possibly a chair with the client fully clothed, and can even be done with very little or no physical contact if desired.  The practitioner places her palms on or above the client’s body in specific energy locations.  There is no massage or manipulation. The client may experience a variety of sensations including heat, pulsing, tingling, but sometimes people do not perceive any change at all.  Most report feeling very relaxed and peaceful, and it is not uncommon to fall asleep during the treatment.  

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, people use Reiki for relaxation, stress reduction, and in efforts to improve overall health and well-being.  A Reiki treatment may do the following: bring about deep relaxation, dissolve energy blockages and tension, detoxify the body, support traditional western medicine and treatment of any kind, supply energy to the body, stimulate the immune system, relieve pain, and stimulate bone and tissue regeneration. 

 Reiki is not specific to any particular type of disease or condition.  Because it works on the entire self- mind, body, emotions, and spirit, it may be successful in all types of healing.  Animals and plants respond positively as well.  Even if you are healthy, Reiki can provide routine maintenance, enhancing your ability to respond to toxins and stressors in life.  By promoting the harmonious distribution of energy, Reiki is an excellent form of preventative medicine.

YOU can become a certified Reiki practitioner through us! 
Visit our Special Events page for upcoming classes!


We are blessed to have many certified Reiki practitioners available for treatments on animals as well as people.
Please take a look at Erin, Michelle, Anna, Lyndsey, Sally, Bethany, and others on the "Our Journey" page for more information about
Branches of Wellness' Practitioners.

Shamanism

Shamanism is the most ancient form of healing, practiced by humans worldwide. Through a change in consciousness, Shamanic healers enter “non-ordinary” reality to request healing and advice from compassionate animals, humans, and other spirits. Spiritual healing is complementary to modern medicine, therapy and training. Often it is the missing link, the wind in the sails that allows healing, recovery, and training to rapidly progress. Because we find it to be a beautiful and sometimes necessary marriage of spiritual modalities, most of our Reiki practitioners have been trained to work with Shamanism to a certain degree.  Thus, the client may find a combination of healing methods being used during their treatment. 

*If the client wishes to receive Reiki alone, or would like to know more about Shamanism, please communicate that with your practitioner!

Thai Massage & Energy Work

Thai Massage, or Thai Yoga Massage, is a traditional modality practiced in Thailand for centuries. Based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga, this art form has been handed down for 2200 years. In Thailand, people regularly receive this treatment as a type of maintenance to stay healthy. Thai Massage is a form of energy work and a component of Thai medicine. In Thailand, it is used to treat various illnesses and dis-ease .A complete Thai massage includes acupressure, energy meridian work, and yoga-like stretching for an invigorating experience. Thai massage is different from other forms of massage in that there is little to no oil used, and that the masseur uses a mattress on the floor (instead of a table).  You remain clothed throughout the session. In Thai work, one will experience more stretching of limbs and acupressure and not as much sweeping muscular work, as in a relaxation massage. It is often described as "assisted yoga" or having someone "do yoga to you". It has also been described as a flowing dance between masseur and client, particularly when the client completely lets go, allowing his/her body to be passive while it is being moved around.


Thai massage improves circulation, flexibility, and muscle tone, complimenting any exercise routine. The acupressure and stretching is very helpful to those who are stiff, sore, and tired from over-exertion in work, sports, or arthritis and other disorders. It relaxes sore tense muscles, and helps mobilize joints that have lost their range of motion. It also encourages lymphatic function, strengthening the immune system. Thai massage will stimulate the mind and body, promoting the body's own healing ability. One can receive all of the benefits of yoga or Tai Chi within a Thai massage.


Anyone can get Thai massage! The massage can be done according to your own needs and flexibility.  Just be sure to tell your practitioner in advance of ANY sensitivities, injuries, or conditions you have! Also, communication is KEY. Feel free to tell the masseur when you need more or less pressure or stretch.


Learn more about our Thai Massage & Energy Work Practitioners Lyndsey Stropkey and Ryan Manista.

Deep Therapeutic Massage

Learn more about Licensed Massage Therapists Al Morgan and Elizabeth Richmond.

Al Morgan offers deep tissue massage, neuromuscular and trigger - point therapy, sports rehab, pre /post surgery massage, Chinese massage cupping, and energetic Reiki healing. He specializes in overused and overworked muscles due to stress, workouts, daily living, raising children, and carrying the world on your shoulders.   He enjoys making the ouchies go away and has a passion for helping to "fix" his clients.  Al works intuitively with a sense of spirit in connection to the individual, providing a deep healing massage with lasting results.

Bethany Soeder is currently enrolled at Harmony Path Massage School, studying and working towards her license in Massage Therapy.



AromaTouch  & Massage Services

This relaxing massage moves slowly and uses luxurious oils and smooth gliding strokes. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the practitioner won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. There are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation, and stimulating the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.


The Aromatouch Technique uses a series of 9 different pure therapeutic grade essential oils to help bring the body back into balance and to relieve stress.  Aromatouch is a relaxing yet invigorating treatment performed in a warm, tranquil room with peaceful music playing. A sequence of therapeutic grade essential oils are applied to the spinal reflex points of the feet and gently applied onto the back . The oils are applied to the spine, and they are then transported throughout the bloodstream. The Vita Flex technique is then used to apply oils onto the feet, gently awakening the nervous system. These techniques encourage circulation and promote immune system function. This select combination of oils used are known to have powerful anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which aid the body in its detoxification process and enable the process to continue for several days post-treatment.
This treatment is approximately 60 minutes long, but the oils continue to do their work within the body for 7-10 days.  Possible benefits of the treatment include, but are not limited to:

Stronger immune system, cold, respiratory, and allergy relief, relief from arthritis or any kind of muscular tension or pain, spinal alignment improving, removal of toxins, increased circulation, and increased metabolism.

Reiki & The AromaTouch Technique

Enjoy this healing treatment which combines Reiki healing energy with the natural benefits of doTerra essential oils. The Aromatouch Technique is a relaxing yet invigorating treatment performed in a warm, tranquil room with peaceful music playing.  A sequence of 9 therapeutic grade essential oils are applied to the spinal reflex points of the feet and gently applied onto the back . The oils are applied to the spine, and they are then transported throughout the bloodstream.   The Vita Flex technique is then used to apply oils onto the feet, gently awakening the nervous system.  These techniques encourage circulation and promote immune system function.  This select combination of oils used are known to have powerful anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which aid the body in its detoxification process and enable the process to continue for several days post-treatment.

Reflexology

"Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands.  These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body's efforts to function optimally.  The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complimentary practice within the holistic health field."
Sometimes known as Zone Therapy, reflexology is performed by applying pressure to specific points on the feet or hands that correspond to the body’s internal organs and systems (Lymphatic, Nervous, Digestive, Circulatory, etc.). The pressure applied to these zones can increase blood and nerve supply which, in turn, will trigger the body’s natural healing process. The whole body is reflected in the feet. The right foot reflects the organs and body systems on the right side of the body, while the left foot represents what lies on the left side of the body. Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care, and has been found to be very beneficial when combined with conventional treatment options. It is also beneficial to keep a healthy person just that!  A treatment is done with the client lying on a massage table or reclining in a chair with the feet elevated. The practitioner uses light to moderate pressure and presses in a sequence on all areas of the feet corresponding with the major body systems. The pressure is often followed by a brief invigorating foot massage. The client receives a full body treatment, just by having their feet worked on! 

"Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands.  These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body's efforts to function optimally.  The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complimentary practice within the holistic health field."
- Reflexology Association of America
  www.reflexology-usa.org


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(440) 639-8181