frequently asked questions
What is Polarity Therapy?
Polarity Therapy is a system of holistic healing based on the ancient Indian principles of Ayurveda. It combines bodywork, exercises and dietary/lifestyle suggestions to offer clients a way of reconnecting with their own inherent state of wellness. The bodywork uses various techniques such as palpating, rocking, and applying pressure to specific points (polarities) to signal one’s energy to release blockages and reset back into its natural patterns of balance. The exercise & dietary recommendations are intended to encourage the continued flow of energy along a path of wellbeing. Clients often experience relaxation and rejuvenation during and following Polarity sessions, and many undergo lasting positive shifts in many facets of their lives.
What is Reiki ?
Reiki is another healing modality that works with the client’s energy systems to find the natural state of calm and wellness. It can be performed as a gentle hands-on modality, or working with the ‘energetic body’ surrounding the physical body.
What is Elemental Reflexology?
Elemental Reflexology looks at the ways in which our overall health is reflected in our feet, and vice versa. Oftentimes, our physical & emotional patterns of energetic balance or imbalance make their way to our feet via gravity, and can be detected and redirected applying Reflexology techniques. Conversely, the ways we stand and walk often manifest in blockages or imbalances in the rest of the body. Clients are often amazed by the profound beneficial effects on the body, mind & spirit that can be achieved through working with the feet! Most Polarity sessions include at least some Reflexology, and the feet can also be the focus of an entire hour-long session (if requested by client and/or in cases of acute pain or injury in other areas of the body).
What does Elemental mean?
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year old system of health that looks at the ways in which the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air are represented in both our external and internal environments. In an ideal state, these energies are all in perfect harmony within us and we are functioning at our optimal potential. However, due to a number of factors, one or more of them are often out of balance, and Polarity & Reflexology Therapies work to bring them back into their fullest expressions of wellbeing.
What is Sound Healing?
Music and sound have been proven to reduce anxiety, increase motivation, facilitate healing from injury & trauma, combat insomnia & depression, and the list goes on. Sound healing utilizes the powerful vibrations of various instruments to help guide the processes of opening and letting go necessary for uncovering one’s natural state of wellbeing. Singing bowls, in particular, have been used for centuries in healing ceremonies and rituals, and are often an integral part in the wellness sessions I offer.
What is a session like?
Most sessions with me will combine some or all of these modalities, generally take place with a client lying on a massage table fully clothed, and last between one to one and a half hours.
I feel that we are far more powerful and whole than we have often been led to believe. I see the work I do offering individuals, groups, and communities the opportunity to access the brilliant, balanced wellbeing that is our natural state. I believe we can connect more positively with the world when we begin with ourselves. I invite you to experience these offerings that can improve the quality of your life!