I am a practitioner of healing arts and as a registered nurse have been passionate about integrating a holistic approach to health and well-being. Some modalities of healing I practice are Shiatsu, Reiki, polarity therapy and hydrotherapy. I specialize in energetic tools that allow your body to heal from blockages that disrupt your creative energy, whether music, painting, singing, dancing, writing, bodywork or other artistic endeavors. In addition, I am certified as a diabetes educator and counselor to help set nutritional goals. I enjoy facilitating events for healers and classes that support the community.
Shiatsu translates as “finger pressure”. It works with the body’s own resources and facilitates your body’s ability to release blockages along your meridians. Shiatsu is done through loose fitting clothing and incorporates simple points and holds. Like acupuncture, Shiatsu stimulates the body’s vital energy (known as Qi). Shiatsu is calm and relaxing in nature, yet dynamic in effect; the body begins to restore balance. I apply pressure along the 12 meridians (lines of energy or life force) that flow through the body, allowing the release of dormant pain, helping the body, mind & spirit to integrate, re-adjust itself and heal, allowing your creative center to fully manifest and flow.
In addition to this healing modality I also offer hydrotherapy. The healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It makes use of the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli. Nerves carry what is felt by the skin deeper into the body, where it is then stimulates the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, improving circulation and digestion, encouraging the flow of blood, and lessening the body’s sensitivity to pain. This tool is a simple yet effective modality to use independently or conjunctively with other treatments.
I am also trained in Reiki and Polarity Therapy, which are energetic tools that assist in promoting well-being by freeing emotional, physical and spiritual blockages thereby allowing the body to integrate all healing processes.
Healing takes many forms and I strive to heal myself so that I am better able to facilitate healing in others. As a rule, I always strive to listen while understanding that you are the expert iny our own body processes. Our bodies are nature and interact with the natural world, this medicine is rooted in the philosophy that every living thing is enlivened by a vital energy (Qi), which connects us to one another, and to the world around us. With our busy schedules, it is easy to become disconnected, creating unbalance and disease. Together, we can find a way to help you reconnect and restore balance in your life while supporting all life stages. Let’s work together to heal, be well and foster your creative source. Kind Blessings!