What is Reflexology?
What is Reiki?
Reflexology is an ancient, holistic duality traced back thousands of years to Egyptian, Chinese, Indian and Native American civilizations. Modern day reflexology was originated by Dr. William Fritzgerald in 1917 and further expanded by Eunice Ingrahm shorlty thereafter.
It is based on the premise of reflex points located on the feet and hands. These reflex points correspond through neural pathways, zones and meridians to the entire body. The desired effect being a promotion of relaxation and balance brought to all organs and systems of the body.
Reflexology is a non-invasive, theraputic modality which assists in activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System, often refered to as "rest and digest", vs. our Sympathatic Nervous System refered to as "fight or flight".
This balancing is believed to be brought about by the maunual techniques used such as alternating pressure (thumb and finger walking) and the holding and stimmulation of specific reflex points.
Reflexology has been proven to be an effective complementary therapy for clients with a variety of health concerns including anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, sinusitis, sleep issues and overall stress relief... just to name a few!
Reflexology has become more widely implemented into hopistal settings and other estableshed institutions, especially in Europe.
While science still serches to fully understand reflexology, the benefits are still experienced by many.
Keep in mind that many studies done on the benefits of reflexology include frequent regular sessions as opposed to a single session. Reflexology is a great modality to use on yourself for more frequency as well!
Please reach out if you have any concerns about possible contraindications for recieving a reflexology treatment.
Current day Reiki was founded by Mikao Usui in Japan in 1914, althougth it is beleived to have been practiced by many cultures for over 2,500 years.
Through fasting, meditation and prayer, Usui became attuned to this Universal Energy and came to an understanding on how to promote healing in himself as well as in others. From there Reiki was passed down through a lineage of Reiki Masters.
Reiki and other 'laying of hands' modalities are begining to be more widely implemented into hospital settings and other established institutions. While science still searches to fully understand Reiki, the benefits are still experienced by many.
They include relaxation, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being as well as possible pain relief.
In Reiki the Universal Energy is not passed directly from practitioner to client. The practitioner can be veiwed more as an open channel for Universal Energy to pass through.
Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion.
Please reach out if you have any concerns about possible contraindications for recieving Reiki.
What is Coaching?
Health Coaches coach clients to be experts on themselves. They serve as guides on the side by letting clients take the lead. Health Coaches provide solid structure for organic transformation, whatever that means to each particular client. They coach clients to find their own answers, empower clients to build and continually adapt unique wellness lifestyles, and use experiential strategies to help clients figure out what works for them. Health Coaches view health holistically and support clients with a variety of lifestyle habits. They take a more preventive approach and help clients make connections between issues and obstacles. Health Coaches meet clients where they are and allow clients to determine areas of desire focus. They have no expectations for their clients’ health and wellness journeys and aren’t attached to particular outcomes.
Health Coaches coach clients during the ongoing process of transformation, coaching clients on how to make lifestyle shifts that they can adapt based on what’s working or not working at the time. They offer sustainable wellness strategies that increase overall quality of life long-term and approach wellness as a lifestyle, not a short-term solution.
Health Coaches do not prescribe nutrition and lifestyle wellness plans or programs, help manage symptoms nor focus primarily on nutrition.