Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together contributes to our Spiritual Wellness.

Chakra Balancing

The Human Energy Field or Aura is an energetic, multi-dimensional field that surrounds, penetrates, and is the human body. It has rivers of energy called meridians that nourish every organ and cell in our bodies. These rivers are supplied by seven cone shaped, spinning vortexes of energy called chakras (pronounced “Shock-ra”). These chakras, in turn, collect energy from the Universal Energy Field that is all around us. The seven chakras carry the colours of the rainbow spectrum. Reflexology is a method used to balance the chakras. It is a non-invasive technique used to channel healing energy to the client through the practitioner’s hands. Using certain reflex points on the body, the energy centres/chakras are rebalanced, and a new level of awareness is reached. Back to top

EFT

Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.

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Energy Healing

Energy Healing is associated with spiritual healing within the energy layers surrounding our physical bodies. Starting nearest the body and moving out the layers are physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. These therapies adopt a holistic approach by addressing the cause of the suffering to release this from wherever it as settled in your energy field. Energy healing techniques relieve obstructions within our energy field or aura that has accumulated through difficulties or stress, within our life. When the body finds these situations hard to cope with, this negative energy builds up in our aura and can lead to distress and ill health. An energy healer through their skilled hands-on approach can free these obstructions and by doing so can facilitate the healing process within all aspects of your health and wellbeing. In addition during the session a healer may guide a client into a method of deeper understanding as to the source of their situation. This method of deeper understanding promotes and supports the client into establishing, their own path into improved health and wellbeing. There are many modalities that sit under the energy healing umbrella.

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Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method, often referred to simply as "Feldenkrais", is a somatic educational system designed by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984). Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, to improve physical function, and to promote general wellbeing by increasing students' awareness of themselves and by expanding students' movement repertoire.

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Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is very safe and effective when taken as prescribed by a fully qualified Medical Herbalist. Self-medication of herbal remedies is not recommended. If you are taking any other medication or drugs it is important to tell your Medical Herbalist. Benefits of liquid herbs are: • Liquid extracts work faster than other forms of supplementation by being absorbed directly into the blood stream. Assimilation by the body ensures the herb’s optimal therapeutic benefit. If there is a gut imbalance, liquid herbs will absorb quickly for faster action • The taste and aroma of a herb often increases its therapeutic benefit. For example, the taste of certain bitter herbs increases the body’s digestive juices, and this helps improve appetite and digestion • Liquid Herbal Extracts allow the option of conserving the herb in its fresh or dry state • Liquid herbal extracts start with fresh herbs that are picked and processed the same day so that the active constituents can be preserved • Liquid Herbal Extracts can be used for Drop dosing which is more effective for clients who are sensitive including children and the elderly. Drop dosing is also more cost effective and the remedy lasts longer • Liquid Herbal extracts will offer a choice to the customer of herbal supplementation form, ensuring compliance with any offered health advice. A newly added flavouring mix will also ensure pleasant tasting and easier compliance • Some customers and children are unable to swallow capsules and tablets – Liquid Herbal Extracts will ensure easier ingestion and absorption Back to top

Hormonal Balancing

The endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones, chemical substances produced in the body that regulate the activity of cells or organs. These hormones regulate mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and sexual function and reproductive processes and blood sugar balance. Many different hormones move through the bloodstream, but each type of hormone is designed to affect only certain cells. The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the: • hypothalamus • pituitary gland • pineal body • thyroid • parathyroids • adrenal glands • pancreas • reproductive glands (ovaries and testes) This balance is done through the feet using Reflexology. It works by reducing stress and balancing cortisol levels. Reflexology is beneficial in eliminating toxins, boosting the immune system, improving circulation and stimulating reproductive glands.

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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a professional therapy technique where the body’s Lymphatic fluid is moved up through lymph nodes located at various sites throughout the body e.g. ankles, knees, upper thigh, groin, abdomen, upper chest, armpits, above collarbone, neck and face. This fluid is then re-entered into the circulation system awaiting elimination. One method of lymphatic drainage is via Reflexology The lymphatic system consists of organs, ducts, and nodes. This system sits just under the skin and its highway transports a watery clear fluid called lymph (the clear fluid you would see if you had a blister). This lymphatic fluid goes into the cell tissues and picks up toxic acids, removes excess fluid, waste, debris, dead blood cells and pathogens from these cells and the tissue spaces between them. As well as exchanging healthy nutrients into the cells. If the lymph system is blocked, this elimination process becomes sluggish and dysfunctional. Lymphatic Drainage also drains oedema (fluid retention) from the body, which may be a symptom of faulty heart, liver or kidney function. Oedema can also result from pregnancy, allergies and medications. Back to top

Mindfulness/ Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a western, non-sectarian, research-based form of meditation derived from a 2,500 year old Buddhist practice called Vipassana or Insight Meditation. It is a form of meditation designed to develop the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion.Back to top

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a holistic healthcare medical profession. It is the study of Natural Health medicine. A New Zealand registered and qualified Naturopath is a Natural Health Medical practitioner with 4-5 years training in a NZQA registered professional training establishment. Natural health is more than just taking vitamins, minerals and eating healthy food. Naturopathy is a holistic method of delving deeper to treat a person’s underlying cause of an illness, be it either physical, mental/emotional or both. What is holistic Naturopathy? I believe there are 3 main levels to a person’s wellbeing – their personal passion for life, mental/emotional and physical. When these 3 levels are in sync with each other, true wellbeing is achieved. This is achieved by supporting the healing process with advice on nutrition, vitamins and minerals, herbal medicine, flower essences, body work (reflexology) life style and mind/energy therapies, this allows the body’s own natural healing ability to take over and facilitate its own wellness.

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Reflexology

Reflexology therapy is based on the belief that the internal body is mapped on the feet. Reflex points are stimulated on the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to the body’s brain, organs, glands, structural support and muscles. The thumb or finger is used to apply pressure to these reflex points using either foot creams/wax, powders and tools. Reflexology assists in (to name a few): • Assisting the client’s body back into a balanced state of wellbeing and preventing dis-ease. • Iincreasing circulation (nerve & blood supply) • Reducing stress and tension, relieving pain • Cleansing toxins and impurities • Weight loss through decreased oedema • Women/Men’s reproductive health • Headaches/Migraines Your professional Reflexologist will discuss with you prior to treatment any safety considerations e.g. Pregnancy, elderly, debility, babies. Pressure and duration of treatment is adjusted to meet the individual’s needs. Back to top

Yoga

Yin Yoga targets the deep connective tissue & the fascia of the body and creates new pathways to re-energise joints, connective tissue and increase mobility & flexibility. Muscles in Yin are unengaged, encouraged to soften so that the deeper tissues can create space and strength. Postures are held for a minimum of three minutes to allow softening and releasing. There are three tenets: 1) “Find an appropriate edge”: The practitioner moves slowly and gently into the posture, to where the sensations are felt in the body. 2) Stillness: the practitioner consciously releases into the posture, and to remain still, without shifting position; 3) Hold the posture using breath, releasing the mind. 4) Release mindfully out of the posture.

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