January 11

About Reiki….. by Marcia Welch, Reiki Master Practitioner

MASSAGE THERAPY

ALL BODYWORK SERVICES ARE $105 PER HOUR  

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Therapeutic Massage is a full body customized massage which includes the use of various techniques to include trigger point, deep penetrating hot/cold contrast, deep tissue, and swedish techniques (based upon individual assessment).

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MANUAL THERAPY

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology – The principles of reflexology embody techniques designed to keep the body’s systems operating at peak efficiency. Providing gentle pressure along points in the feet can help achieve balance in the body by normalizing the function of the internal organs and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.

TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Trigger Point Therapy – A trigger point is a tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referred pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point massage therapy is specially designed to alleviate the pain at the source through cycles of isolated pressure and release. You can experience a significant decrease in pain after just one treatment. Receiving massage with trigger point therapy on a regular basis can alleviate a lot of stress associated with chronic pain.

GERIATRIC MASSAGE

Geriatric Massage is designed to address the specific needs of the elderly. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques with oil or lotion to permit your muscles to be worked on without excessive friction to the skin. Geriatric massage has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.

 

About Reiki …

As a Reiki practitioner, I often am asked about the practice. Although becoming more mainstream—a number of hospitals now make it available to patients—Reiki does not lend itself to a simple explanation. As I understand it, Reiki is conscious energy that is provided through a hands-on healing technique. Some would say that Reiki has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being. Others might say it’s a matter of faith. In any event, the proof is in the pudding.

My own experience after receiving several Reiki treatments in the early 2000s was that my aches and pains and chronic anxiety significantly lessened. I was feeling better. I was coping better. Those improvements were enough to persuade me to enroll in my first Reiki class and led to the realization that I wanted to share this gift with others.

Since that time, I have continued receiving and sending Reiki. The clients, family, and friends I have sent Reiki to tell me they, too, are feeling better—many a lot better.

Perhaps you have heard of Reiki and would like to know more about it. I offer the following to introduce you to the practice and let you know what to expect if you experience Reiki for yourself.

What is Reiki?

While a precise translation from Japanese to English is difficult, the word “rei” refers to spirit and/or universe. “Ki” means vital or life force energy. A basic understanding of Reiki is that this universal life force energy can be accessed and channeled to support healing. Reiki energy promotes relaxation, diminished stress and pain, and healing at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing, Reiki is believed to be an ancient practice, which Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered in Japan in the early 20th century. A Japanese-American named Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West after extensive training in Japan.

What happens during a Reiki session?

When you first arrive for a 60- or 90-minute Reiki session at Flourish Counseling & Wellness Center, I will ask you to complete a brief intake form. The information you provide will acquaint me with any health concerns you may have, specific areas you would like me to focus on, and what you hope to accomplish from the session.

During the Reiki session, you will lie down, fully clothed, on a comfortable treatment table. A blanket and pillow will be available to provide added comfort. If you wish, soft music will play in the background.

I will lightly place my hands in a series of positions on or just above your face, head, front and back of your torso, and on your arms, legs, and feet. Be sure to let me know if any hand positions are uncomfortable for you and I will hold the position a few inches above you. Reiki energy can flow to you whether or not the practitioner’s hands rest directly on you.

You may notice a warm or even cool sensation coming from my hands. Sometimes, a client will notice tingling or even a twitching muscle. Some clients might not notice anything. All of this is completely normal. Although the Reiki experience is most often a subtle one, you likely will find yourself more relaxed and feeling less stressed. Some clients fall asleep during their session, which is perfectly fine. Others will experience an emotional release, which can also be part of the healing process.

What can I expect after my Reiki session?

After the session, you will likely feel more relaxed and centered than before. You also could feel a burst of energy, or you might find you sleep better than you have in a while.

Reiki’s effect may be dramatic, or seemingly uneventful. Some clients report an “aha” moment a day or two later when they discover a chronic pain has subsided, or a recurring aggravation is less irritating than before.

Over time, clients have reported that Reiki has helped them to think more clearly, reduced or eliminated their chronic pain, and alleviated their anxiety or depression.

If you are ready to give Reiki a try, I offer 60- and 90-minutes sessions at Flourish on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I look forward to sharing Reiki with you!

Marcia Welch
Reiki Master Practitioner


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About Reiki …

As a Reiki practitioner, I often am asked about the practice. Although becoming more mainstream—a number of hospitals now make it available to patients—Reiki does not lend itself to a simple explanation. As I understand it, Reiki is conscious energy that is provided through a hands-on healing technique. Some would say that Reiki has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being. Others might say it’s a matter of faith. In any event, the proof is in the pudding.

My own experience after receiving several Reiki treatments in the early 2000s was that my aches and pains and chronic anxiety significantly lessened. I was feeling better. I was coping better. Those improvements were enough to persuade me to enroll in my first Reiki class and led to the realization that I wanted to share this gift with others.

Since that time, I have continued receiving and sending Reiki. The clients, family, and friends I have sent Reiki to tell me they, too, are feeling better—many a lot better.

Perhaps you have heard of Reiki and would like to know more about it. I offer the following to introduce you to the practice and let you know what to expect if you experience Reiki for yourself.

What is Reiki?

While a precise translation from Japanese to English is difficult, the word “rei” refers to spirit and/or universe. “Ki” means vital or life force energy. A basic understanding of Reiki is that this universal life force energy can be accessed and channeled to support healing. Reiki energy promotes relaxation, diminished stress and pain, and healing at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing, Reiki is believed to be an ancient practice, which Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered in Japan in the early 20th century. A Japanese-American named Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West after extensive training in Japan.

What happens during a Reiki session?

When you first arrive for a 60- or 90-minute Reiki session at Flourish Counseling & Wellness Center, I will ask you to complete a brief intake form. The information you provide will acquaint me with any health concerns you may have, specific areas you would like me to focus on, and what you hope to accomplish from the session.

During the Reiki session, you will lie down, fully clothed, on a comfortable treatment table. A blanket and pillow will be available to provide added comfort. If you wish, soft music will play in the background.

I will lightly place my hands in a series of positions on or just above your face, head, front and back of your torso, and on your arms, legs, and feet. Be sure to let me know if any hand positions are uncomfortable for you and I will hold the position a few inches above you. Reiki energy can flow to you whether or not the practitioner’s hands rest directly on you.

You may notice a warm or even cool sensation coming from my hands. Sometimes, a client will notice tingling or even a twitching muscle. Some clients might not notice anything. All of this is completely normal. Although the Reiki experience is most often a subtle one, you likely will find yourself more relaxed and feeling less stressed. Some clients fall asleep during their session, which is perfectly fine. Others will experience an emotional release, which can also be part of the healing process.

What can I expect after my Reiki session?

After the session, you will likely feel more relaxed and centered than before. You also could feel a burst of energy, or you might find you sleep better than you have in a while.

Reiki’s effect may be dramatic, or seemingly uneventful. Some clients report an “aha” moment a day or two later when they discover a chronic pain has subsided, or a recurring aggravation is less irritating than before.

Over time, clients have reported that Reiki has helped them to think more clearly, reduced or eliminated their chronic pain, and alleviated their anxiety or depression.

If you are ready to give Reiki a try, I offer 60- and 90-minutes sessions at Flourish on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I look forward to sharing Reiki with you!

Marcia Welch
Reiki Master Practitioner

 

About Reiki …

As a Reiki practitioner, I often am asked about the practice. Although becoming more mainstream—a number of hospitals now make it available to patients—Reiki does not lend itself to a simple explanation. As I understand it, Reiki is conscious energy that is provided through a hands-on healing technique. Some would say that Reiki has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being. Others might say it’s a matter of faith. In any event, the proof is in the pudding.

My own experience after receiving several Reiki treatments in the early 2000s was that my aches and pains and chronic anxiety significantly lessened. I was feeling better. I was coping better. Those improvements were enough to persuade me to enroll in my first Reiki class and led to the realization that I wanted to share this gift with others.

Since that time, I have continued receiving and sending Reiki. The clients, family, and friends I have sent Reiki to tell me they, too, are feeling better—many a lot better.

Perhaps you have heard of Reiki and would like to know more about it. I offer the following to introduce you to the practice and let you know what to expect if you experience Reiki for yourself.

What is Reiki?

While a precise translation from Japanese to English is difficult, the word “rei” refers to spirit and/or universe. “Ki” means vital or life force energy. A basic understanding of Reiki is that this universal life force energy can be accessed and channeled to support healing. Reiki energy promotes relaxation, diminished stress and pain, and healing at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Also known as the Usui System of Natural Healing, Reiki is believed to be an ancient practice, which Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered in Japan in the early 20th century. A Japanese-American named Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West after extensive training in Japan.

What happens during a Reiki session?

When you first arrive for a 60- or 90-minute Reiki session at Flourish Counseling & Wellness Center, I will ask you to complete a brief intake form. The information you provide will acquaint me with any health concerns you may have, specific areas you would like me to focus on, and what you hope to accomplish from the session.

During the Reiki session, you will lie down, fully clothed, on a comfortable treatment table. A blanket and pillow will be available to provide added comfort. If you wish, soft music will play in the background.

I will lightly place my hands in a series of positions on or just above your face, head, front and back of your torso, and on your arms, legs, and feet. Be sure to let me know if any hand positions are uncomfortable for you and I will hold the position a few inches above you. Reiki energy can flow to you whether or not the practitioner’s hands rest directly on you.

You may notice a warm or even cool sensation coming from my hands. Sometimes, a client will notice tingling or even a twitching muscle. Some clients might not notice anything. All of this is completely normal. Although the Reiki experience is most often a subtle one, you likely will find yourself more relaxed and feeling less stressed. Some clients fall asleep during their session, which is perfectly fine. Others will experience an emotional release, which can also be part of the healing process.

What can I expect after my Reiki session?

After the session, you will likely feel more relaxed and centered than before. You also could feel a burst of energy, or you might find you sleep better than you have in a while.

Reiki’s effect may be dramatic, or seemingly uneventful. Some clients report an “aha” moment a day or two later when they discover a chronic pain has subsided, or a recurring aggravation is less irritating than before.

Over time, clients have reported that Reiki has helped them to think more clearly, reduced or eliminated their chronic pain, and alleviated their anxiety or depression.

If you are ready to give Reiki a try, I offer 60- and 90-minutes sessions at Flourish on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. I look forward to sharing Reiki with you!

Marcia Welch
Reiki Master Practitioner

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