Clinical aromatherapy is defined as the use of essential oils for specific, measurable outcomes. Aromatherapy uses the essential oils from aromatic plants to enhance and balance healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Aromatherapy has been used for over 6000 years. In Germany and France the use of essential oils is an integral part of the conventional medical system. Aromatherapy is one of the safest and gentlest integrative modalities.
Olfaction is the most rapid delivery method to bring the chemical components of the essential oil to the individual. The effects can be almost instantaneous. Scientific research studies corroborate the wide range of benefits of essential oils to reduce stress, heal skin conditions, respiratory ailments, fight infection, ease digestive discomfort and inflammation, decrease pain and insomnia, hormone imbalance, increase memory, and overall increase a sense of calm and well being.
An aromatherapy consultation can be arranged. There will be an intake appointment, assessment of the area of concern, and the aromatherapist will create a custom blend of essential oils mixed in a unique delivery system to support the client's healing process. Examples of possible essential oil delivery systems include: diffusers, steam inhalation, compresses, inhalers, aromatic baths, spritzers, massage, and direct application of the medicinal oil mixed in a carrier oil. The goal of therapy is to bring the individual to a state of greater harmony and wholeness.
Reiki is an energy medicine practice for stress reduction and healing body, mind, emotions, spirit, and soul. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese works: ~Rei~ which means God's wisdom or Higher Power and ~Ki~which means life force energy. Thus Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. Life force energy is present within us from birth to death. The Reiki practitioner sends Ki to restore balance, remove energetic blockages, and assist the healing process.
A full session last approximately 50 minutes. it takes place in a quiet room with relaxing music. The client lies fully clothed on a table, the practitioner sends/directs Ki through a series of hand positions just above or on the body. The recipient of a Reiki treatment is asked to set an intention and be receptive to the healing process. The Ki will go where it is most beneficial at that moment in time. The healing effect is that which will benefit the highest good of the individual. Recipients of Reiki may experience relaxation, peace, and an enhanced sense of well-being. Ki and Reiki energy can do no harm, is spiritual and positive in nature, moves through all things, is available in infinite quantities, and flows through the body via meridians.
Reiki is practiced all over the world. The practice of Reiki is integrative and complimentary to traditional western medical approaches. The practice of Reiki can be found in hospitals, wellness centers, and in in private practice.
I am a Reiki Master Teacher and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. Therefore I am qualified to teach Reiki and Karuna Reiki classes 1,2,3 and Master level. Contact me for dates and times for my next class.
Recreational music making is an evidence based program developed by HealthRhythms, a division of REMO drums. The positive effects of group drumming as documented in published research include: mood improvement, boost to the immune system, pain reduction, sense of personal accomplishment, increased sense of control over one's life, anger reduction, stress reduction, and restoration of inner harmony and balance.
Drum Circles are catching on throughout the world for the same reason they flourished thousands of years ago. Drumming creates a sense of community and belonging. Drums have been used for physical and metaphysical purposes Rhythm and drumming rituals have both spiritual and healing components. It is a living metaphor of our capacity as humans to work together effectively. Drum circles remind us of our greatest synergistic potential and they are FUN!
One can find drum circles in after school programs, prisons, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, special educational programs, assisted living facilities, staff retreats, therapeutic support groups, wellness center & classes, cancer support groups, staff team building activities, intergenerational programs, on beaches, in parks and anywhere people congregate.
Group drumming and rhythm-based music programs are suitable for all ages, populations, and abilities. I provide the drums and passion, leadership, and percussion instruments. No prior music training or drumming experience is required.