Aromatherapy is how we use plants to enhance our own health on a physical and emotional level. The therapeutic use of aromatic plants seems to be as old as human civilization itself. Essential oils are produced by the plant to prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections, heal wounds, attract pollinators, and deter the growth of other plants and to communicate. Essential oils are a hundred times more concentrated than the plant itself. With their healing properties and emotional benefits they assist our bodies in finding the best way to self-restore.
I use the art of Kinesiology muscle testing when working with essential oils. Sometimes Aromatic Kinesiology is the priority for the session. It is an empowering system of energetic medicine that blends the harmonizing influences of essential oils with gentle healing techniques to balance the emotions and transform stress. Other times essential oils are used as part of Swiss Reflex Therapy where the feet are a way of accessing the meridian system and thumb pressure is applied on the feet to release blockages in the meridian system. In Aromatherapy Massage, the first part of the session is geared towards assessing the symptoms of the client and preparing a mix of aromatherapy essential oils, the second part to using the prepared mix for the treatment.
Swiss Reflex is a specific reflex massage technique that I use to treat each area or body system to bring about balance and the health of the client. It offers very effective techniques for stimulating the immune system to restore the body’s healthy balance. The therapy focuses on the feet to access every part of the body. It is a treatment based on the meridians of energy passing through the body. If one of these energy channels is for some reason temporarily obstructed then health problems tend to occur.
With Swiss Reflex we use pressure from the thumbs on the foot to release blocks in the meridians that also correspond to the locations in the body that are effected. In the first part of the Swiss Reflex session I begin by diagnosing what is causing the energy blockage and the second part involves preparing a blend of essential oils, tailored to the client’s needs and I use this blend with the thumb pressure to release the blockages.
Reiki/Seichem is a hands-on method of healing in which I as your therapist act as a channel for this Universal Life Force energy. During a typical session energy is channeled through the therapist to the client. This energy has an intelligence of its own and will go to where it is needed most. It heals on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Seichem is based on and originates from the same source as Reiki. It activates the elemental healing rays of Fire, Water and Air and allows them to be channeled with the earth element of Reiki.