Energy work, with Massage.

I woke up this morning thinking about presence in massage, and how I believe it makes for a great massage. On Facebook Tom C. posted

Healing Presence: One of four attributes of the Heart Center as explained by Ann Marie Chiasson, MD. In her book “Energy Healing”

Healing Presence
Is the longing and desire toward healing. When I write “towards healing,” what I mean is that the longing and desire moves energy in the direction of healing. Healing presence is love in action. The body is wired to heal itself, and much of this impulse comes from the energy of healing presence. Healing occurs in the presence of love and the desire for healing.

So good! I ordered the book. 

From the Quantum Touch web-site…

Quantum-Touch is a powerful, yet easy to learn, energy healing modality.

The Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy (known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit) by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises. When you learn to direct the life-force energy, the possibilities are truly extraordinary; our love has more impact than we can imagine.

Massage Therapists can easily combine Quantum-Touch with their massage work. Sometimes energy can work at a greater depth than massage work, especially if the client is injured. Because energy healing uses a light touch, (and sometimes no touch) energy healing can also be applied where massage work may be contraindicated. Also, massage therapists can use energy healing during the massage to increase the therapeutic work of the massage and allow the client to go into deep states of relaxation and connection.

My training in CranioScaral Therapy taught me to talk to the body. I have a conversation with the client first, and then with body. It all happens in my head, but I ask questions like…

What do you need? How can I help you? Where is the best place to work with this issue? 

I say things, (also in my head) like….

I’m here for you. Relax. You can trust me. You know how to fix this, let me help you.

The more I’m able to find presence, the more blissful it becomes for me. Time goes away. I’m in the the Big Love.Image

More Ashiatsu

We took some pictures when we made the video. There will be more to come.

It is not really my intention to crack the back when I do Ashiatsu, however if it is out of alignment, it will happen naturally. ImageImageImageImageImageImageAshiatsu

Chakras

Root Chakra – 1 – Red
The Root chakra is connected to your physical vitality and endurance, mental perseverance and it is the center that gives you your life’s passion. The root center is also your connection to your existence. This physical, tangible reality. Your connection to tribe. Your feelings of support. Feeling centered, or grounded. Boundaries. Element – Earth

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are you physically fit?
  2. Was there or is there currently any abuse (physical or verbal) in your life?
  3. Are you able to put your thoughts into action?
  4. Do you accomplish most of your goals?
  5. Are money and a home very important to you?
  6. Have you had any recent thoughts of self-destruction?

Sacral Chakra – 2 – Orange
The Sacral chakra is your emotional chakra, connecting you to your feeling sensitivities. It is the center that allows you to live consciously, in the “now.” The spleen center is also the link to your enthusiasm, happiness and joy—your inner-child. Element – Water. Your ability to go with the flow. On the other side, the need to control.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are you emotionally stable or do your emotions go from one extreme to another?
  2. Do you try to hide or control your feelings?
  3. Is your inner child still alive, enthusiastic and uninhibited?
  4. Can you think outside of the box or is your creative perception restricted?
  5. Are your sexual relationships mutual and respectful, and can you be totally comfortable with your partner with no limitations such as frigidity or impotence?
  6. Do you feel disconnected from reality and do you have a difficult living in the present moment?

Solar Plexus – 3 – Yellow
The Solar Plexus is your conscious mental awareness center, which connects you to your mind power. It is the center that governs your ability to learn and comprehend. The solar plexus center is known to govern your ego and your will power. It is the sun center that emits optimism and confidence. Sense of self. Courage.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are you too flexible and are your focus and concentration abilities poor?
  2. Do you lack confidence that you are overly concerned with what other people think?
  3. Are your thoughts clouded so that you have a difficult time making decisions?
  4. Do you take on too much responsibility because you think you know best?
  5. Are you a perfectionist and prefer to do things yourself?
  6. Are you afraid to be alone?

Heart Chakra – 4- Green or Pink
The Heart chakra is your heart energy center. Love. Balance, and balancing giving and receiving. It is the center that allows you to love and give unconditionally. The heart center governs your relationships. It is the energy center that integrates one’s physical reality to one’s spiritual connection.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Do you accept yourself for who you are or do you lack self-love?
  2. Do you feel that you are not worthy of living life fully or do you feel stifled (feel a lack of freedom in your life)?
  3. Are you indecisive because you can’t make up your mind?
  4. Do you have a hard time saying “no” to people?
  5. Do you have a fear of being rejected or abandoned?
  6. Are you envious and jealous of what other people have?

Throat Chakra – 5- Blue
The Throat chakra is your communication center. It is the center that handles incoming and outgoing messages. It is through this center that we voice our opinions and our truths.


Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are you able to express yourself and your beliefs (voice your inner truth)?
  2. Do you have the ability to trust others without doubt?
  3. Do you have good organization and planning skills?
  4. Are you able to free yourself of old family values, beliefs and commitments especially regarding their relationship to responsibility?
  5. Are you concerned with financial security and having nice possessions?
  6. Are you shy and have difficulty communicating yourself or are you too talkative?

Third Eye – 6- Indigo
The Third Eye chakra is your intuitive intelligence. It is the center that connects to the subconscious mind. Imagination, and dreams. Vision, and symbols.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Do you trust your intuition and insights?
  2. Are you able to develop your psychic and intuitive abilities?
  3. Can you release your fears and anxieties or do you hang on to negative thoughts?
  4. Are you able to balance your imagination and fantasy realm with reality?
  5. Do you tend to feel lonely or are you often depressed?
  6. Are you unable to give yourself credit because you lack self-pride?

Crown Chakra – 7- Violet
The Crown chakra is your spiritual connection. This chakra links you to the cosmos so you can reach your higher potential. It is the energy of knowingness and enlightenment.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Are you dedicated to the Divine consciousness?
  2. Do you trust the universe and your spiritual reality?
  3. Are you able to equally balance your spirituality with your ability to stay grounded?
  4. Do you allow the universal energy to flow through you so that you have an unlimited creative energy source?
  5. Are you able to integrate you intuitive energy with your intellect—your feminine energy with your masculine energy?
  6. Do you lack faith because you prefer to believe in your own abilities?

Foam Rollers

I’m so excited about how foam rollers are loosening up my muscles, I’m ordering them for the Place! I will start by adding a few poses into the yoga classes, but when I put together enough, I will do a class focused around the rollers. They are great for myofascial  release.  Take care of yourself between professional massages ;).