As an Energy Therapist, I am dedicated to helping my clients regain and maintain their health using traditional Eastern therapies as well as Western techniques. My energy therapies include:

[ Jin Shin Acupressure ][ Polarity Therapy ][ Reiki ][ Shiatsu ][ Therapeutic Touch ]

These therapies are based on the theory that there is energy flowing in and around a person's body. When a person's energy is in balance, he/she is healthy. When this energy is out of balance, disease manifests in the body itself in a number of ways: allergies, back pain, digestive problems, headaches, mood swings, sciatica, etc. Given the chance, the human body has this innate ability to heal itself. These energy therapies are designed to facilitate this process.

Based on the principles of Oriental medicine, Jin Shin originated in Japan about 5,000 years ago. However, this healing art was rediscovered at the turn of the century by a man named Jiro Murai. He is the one who developed the modern version of this art. In the 1960s, it was brought to the USA by Mary Buremeister and since then, hundreds of people all over the world have discovered and benefited from this energy therapy.

Jin Shin is a gentle, deep, non-invasive, holistic healing art which works with the natural healing energy of the body to promote health and well-being from the vantage point of prevention, maintenance and remedial care. It is a modality that has the ability to heal deeply, at the root cause, often going back and handlingemotional scars one was unaware of that have been causing physical symptoms. Jin Shin is systematic in its structure, subtle in the delivery and effect on the body, but powerful in its healing potential.

In a session, no pressure or body manipulation is used. At the beginning of the session, the practitioner feels the client's energy pulses at the wrists to determine where the energy blockages are in the energy pathways, or meridians. It is the individual pulsing patterns which determine the type of protocol to use on the client. Then, with the client lying fully clothed on a table, the practitioner lightly holds simultaneously two specific acupressure points in specific patterns until the tension or blockage is completely released. This is signaled by the steady and synchronized pulsation felt at both points. Each point can take just a few seconds or several minutes to balance and re-energize.

A Jin Shin session generally takes one hour. Its effects are comparable to those of shiatsu or acupuncture and can last up to several days. By renewing the circulation of energy, Jin Shin relieves symptoms of physical disorders, as well as mental and emotional stresses. It also induces a deep state of relaxation, reduces pain, relieves stress, balances emotions, and gives the client a sense of balance, harmony and vitality. Jin Shin has been used to successfully treat fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and migraines, just to name a few. It can balance emotions, heal spiritual unrest, and facilitate the healing process.

Jin Shin practitioners are certified by the High Touch® Network, which is an international network founded by Betsy Dayton in 1980. The purpose of the High Touch® Network is to support the study and practice of the art of Jin Shin.

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Electromagnetic fields and currents form the human energy field. This energy flow follows an elegant energy anatomy that organizes every level of physical, emotional and mental function. The balance and vitality of the human energy field is the foundation of good health and the focus of Polarity Therapy. Developed by the late Dr. Randolph Stone (D.C., D.O. and N.D.), Polarity Therapy is a unique, comprehensive health building system that promotes optimum health by balancing the subtle, natural, electromagnetic energies and currents in the body. Most importantly, it is a process that recognizes that each individual is responsible for his/her own health and well-being, and ultimately, their own life.

Polarity Therapy is based on the Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese healing systems and affects the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of an individual. Polarity encompasses bodywork, nutrition, exercise and personal awareness to promote health and healing. It is a therapeutic model that recognizes that human beings are energetic creatures, with an electrical nature inherent in our physiology. According to the theory of polarity therapy, there is electrical activity present in every cell, within every tissue, and within each organ system. The electrical flow of energy in our bodies is polarized, that is, there are areas of positive, negative and neutral charge. With an understanding of these polarities, a polarity practitioner can make connections to help re-establish the free flow of energy for optimum health.

In a typical Polarity session, the practitioner draws from a menu of healing techniques that include aspects of acupressure, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, shiatsu and yoga. The techniques used can be very simple or involve more complex sequences. The practitioner also uses a variety of touches, ranging from light to medium to deep, to activate the client's innate healing ability by connecting specific reflex points or areas on the body. Each session lasts about one hour and is adapted to each client's needs. To be most beneficial, Polarity Therapy must be done in a series of ten sessions as this is the amount of time it generally takes to bring about the desired changes. However, it is also possible to do a series of three or five consecutive sessions

Polarity Practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they prescribe substances, perform medical treatment nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical health care professional. At all times, the clients's licensed physician is their primary source for health care.

Among other things, Polarity Therapy relieves chronic pain and tension; improves sleep, concentration and creativity; increases self-awareness; enhances better health and relationships; gives resources and tools to maintain balance and overall health; and restores balance and harmony in body, mind, spirit, and in life in general.

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Reiki is a gentle, safe, non-invasive energy therapy which involves the laying-on of hands over the body's energy centres to bring balance on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of an individual. It is a wholistic modality in which the Reiki practitioner accesses the unlimited potential of the Universal Life ForceEnergy and focuses this energy into the client's system ot his/her own system. Reiki is also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing. This powerful healing therapy does no harm and does not interfere or conflict with other medical treatments, health care, bodywork therapies or prescription drugs. As a matter of fact, it will enhance the benefits and results they provide.

Reiki is spiritual in nature; it is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It has no dogma, no doctrines or creeds.

Reiki can be traced back thousands of years ago to the Tibetan healing system called Medicine Buddha. It was rediscovered in the mid 1800's by Dr. Mikaomi Usui of Japan. Dr.Usui practiced and taught Reiki throughout Japan. He developed the Usui System of Natural Healing, incorporated into Reiki the five principles set forth by the Meiji emperor and made use of the Reiki symbols. Shortly after his death, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, one of Dr. Usui's students, became responsible for passing on the Reiki knowledge. Reiki later came to the Western world through Mrs. Hawayo Takata, an American lady of Japanese descent living in Hawaii. She trained hundreds of people and initiated 22 Reiki Masters. Since Ms. Takata's death, Reiki teaching techniques and methods have undergone many changes, and several branches of Reiki have emerged.

In a Reiki session, there is no pressure applied nor is there any body manipulation or massage. The practitioner places his/her hands lightly on designated areas (energy centres) of the client's body. The energy fills the Reiki practitioner's body first and then flows through his/her hands into the person receiving the healing. The practitioner is just a facilitator. The quantity of energy received and its distribution is governed by the client's own body wisdom. The energy is self-dispersing, flowing naturally into the area under the practitioner's hands as well as into surrounding areas which are deficient. A Reiki session generally lasts one hour, and is done with the client fully clothed lying on a table. Because Reiki is very gentle, many clients do not necessarily feel anything happening during the session, but do feel the full effects afterwards.

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. It can be used for energy balancing, stress and pain reduction, disease prevention, clearing of emotional blocks or, on a spiritual level, for enhanced awareness, growth and personal development. In its long history of use, it has aided in healing many conditions such as anxiety, cancer, colds and flu, headaches, heart disease, insomnia, etc.

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Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese healing therapy that involves the application of comfortable, sustained pressure on energy points throughout the body using the fingers, palms, elbows and sometimes the knees. Gentle stretches, percussion and rotation can also be used. In terms of physiology, Shiatsu affects the body primarily through nerve reflexes, causing muscles to relax and organs to function better. Shiatsu is natural, drug-free and does not use oils.

People of all ages and conditions, including young children, pregnant women and seniors, can experience the lasting, beneficial effects of a Shiatsu session. Shiatsu is done on a floor mat to allow for total body support. Clients are asked to wear loose and comfortable clothing.

Shiatsu helps to treat a wide variety of conditions and is very effective for stress-related problems. It is especially beneficial for the management of many acute and chronic conditions, including: arthritis, asthma, back pain, constipation, depression, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines, neck and shoulder stiffness, etc. Shiatsu helps to prevent disease, strengthens the body and maintains health.

Shiatsu can be done in 30 minutes or one hour, and is done on a floor mat to allow for total body support. In a session, gentle pressure is applied to the acupressure points of the body wherever the flow of vital energy (Ki energy) is blocked. This induces a deep internal relaxation and relief from pain and discomfort. Regular Shiatsu sessions are a good way to prevent disease and maintain good health.

Everybody is different and therefore, reacts differently to a Shiatsu session. After a session, some people might feel so energetic and overjoyed that they will rush out and do a million things. Others might feel so relaxed, the only thing they want to do is sleep. Occasionally, some people feel some tiredness, headaches, muscular soreness or any other unpleasant physical sensations. There is nothing to worry about as these reactions are a normal part of the healing process. Drinking lots of water and having an Epsom salt bath will help the body move through that process faster.

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Therapeutic Touch, also called TT, is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices that are based on learned skills for directing human energies using the hands as a focus for facilitating healing. More specifically, it is a healing modality by which the practitioner uses his/her hands, working directly on the client's energy field to consciously correct any presenting deficiencies or blockages. This healing modality was developed in the early 1970's by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D and R.N., and the late Dora Kunz, a gifted healer and clairvoyant. Since its development, TT has been used principally by nurses but also by numerous individuals both in and out of the medical profession.

TT is a process that is always individualized. The TT practitioner works directly with the client's energy field, never touching the body. The practitioner's hands scan the client's energy field for deficiencies, congested areas, etc. Using consciously-directed energy, he/she then corrects whatever problems were found and re-balances the body’s energy. Much of the work that the TT practitioner does arises from a centered state of consciousness that focuses on the natural dynamics of the human energy field. TT can be used alone or in conjunction with all traditional and contemporary healing modalities.

The effects of TT are powerful. It quickly elicits profound relaxation; it reduces and even eliminates pain; and it accelerates healing of injuries and many acute or chronic conditions. It is particularly helpful in treating wounds, infections, burns, headaches, stress, psychosomatic ailments, emotional upsets, and in giving comfort to terminally-ill patients.

Because TT works directly on the client's energy field, thus bypassing the physical body, a session lasts only 30 minutes. TT can be used alone or in conjunction with all traditional and contemporary healing modalities.

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