Other Techniques

Reiki

Reiki is a form of hands-on healing that has its origin in Japan. It was introduced by Mikao Usui, a spiritual seeker who lived from 1865 to 1926.  He studied medicine, psychology, religion, and spiritual development. In 1922 he travelled to Mt. Kurama to engage in a 21-day retreat. On the twenty first day he had a life changing experience in which he was blessed with a healing energy. He realized that he had received a gift – the ability to heal others without depleting his own energy. Upon his return, Mikao Usui was committed to practising and teaching his new gift.

Currently there are a variety of Reiki methods taught around the world. Even though methods may differ greatly, they all seem to produce a soothing and healing effect. Reiki practitioners receive their training from a Reiki master, an individual who has experienced the three levels of Reiki. During each level participants are initiated in a new step of healing.

Reiki treatments consist of hand placement on different parts of the patient’s body and the pure intention of the Reiki practitioner to be a healing facilitator and a Reiki channel.

Reflexology

Foot Reflexology is based on the theory of zone therapy. According to this theory pressure to specific points on the feet stimulates corresponding areas in other parts of the body. In other words, stimulation on the nerve endings of the feet sends messages to the central nervous system, and from there, signals are sent to all parts of the body resulting in nerve impulse regulation, internal balance and the release of chemicals such as endorphins which act as natural pain killers.

 

In my clinical experience I also noticed that Reflexology has a strong cleansing effect and some patients experience a temporary “healing crisis” where they feel worse before felling better. Therefore it is important to drink plenty of water after a treatment to help your body flush toxins out of your system. After the healing crisis is over the body returns to balance in a more harmonized way. 


I see a fairly diverse population and I’ve always strived to address the different needs of my patients.