"Energy work is used to help balance the systems of energy throughout the body to alleviate stress, ailments, and disease," explains Gamarra. "There are different approaches through different traditions. Essentially, when one feels unbalanced either physically, emotionally, or mentally, energy work aids to restore and realign the body's subtle vibrations." While Reiki is one of the main ways to practice energy work, there are many ways to integrate energy work and healing into one’s life.
Colon hydrotherapy is the gentle rinsing of the colon with warm water, to remove encrusted fecal matter, gas and mucus. This allows vital nutrients to be absorbed more easily and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and healthier.
What is Colon Hydrotherapy?
Colon cleansing for health can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. The enema, most basic form of colon hydrotherapy, was said to have been passed down from the god Thoth. The first-known recorded use of enemas is in the medical Ebers Papryus dating from the sixteenth century B.C. The papyrus describes the use of purges, enemetics (medicines which induce vomiting) and enemas for stomach and gastrointestinal ailments. The Egyptians believed that human beings were born healthy but were susceptible to disorders caused by intestinal putrefaction and strong emotions and used enemas routinely for health. Colon cleansing was a part of many spiritual ceremonies; the use of enemas for religious rituals and/or to treat disorders and maintain health has been practiced throughout the history of most cultures.
In the beginning of the twentieth century, Dr. John H. Kellogg, inventor of the corn flakes that bear his name, was also a physician and enthusiastic advocate of colon hydrotherapy. By his account in the Journal of the American Medical Association he successfully treated thousands of gastrointestinal patients with colon hydrotherapy along with diet and exercise, without resorting to surgery. Colon cleansing, which declined in popularity around the middle of the twentieth century, has regained popularity within the past thirty or so years. Today colon hydrotherapy, or colonics, is administered in two ways. With one method the therapist controls the flow of water into and out of the colon from the device. A second method delivers a flow of water into the colon and the client is positioned so that the colon releases the water aided by gravity.
Colon hydrotherapy helps maintain a healthy colon. A brief summary of some general benefits:
- Sends water through the entire length of the colon, relieving constipation and cleansing it of accumulated toxins. Prevents waste material from being absorbed into the body.
- Breaks down and removes any mucoid plaque – hardened mucus with trapped undigested food, bacteria, parasites, and other toxins.
- Reshapes a distorted colon – over time, with the accumulation of fecal matter and other toxins, the colon may become misshapen. Removal of the toxic matter along with massage can help return it to healthier form.
- Promotes a sense of well-being.
- Strengthens immunity.
$95 / 45 min
What is Therapeutic Touch?
Somewhat similar in practice and theory to Reiki, Therapeutic Touch relies somewhat on connecting to a deeper, usually spiritual energy.
Incredibly effective for people wishing to tune into a sort of emotional healing, this form would work well in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy or spiritual advancement.
Some view this technique as more metaphysical than physical or scientific. Even energy workers themselves can’t fully explain how or why this technique is found to be effective by recipients who swear by it. However, if this practice still sounds too New Age or hippie-dippy to explore, take heart that the concept is not so far from the abstract mathematical theories behind quantum physics.
Albert Einstein explored concepts of quantum physics (also known as quantum mechanics or quantum theory) by analyzing the idea that several energies are connected and invisibly functioning at the same time all around us. But beyond deja vu, kismet, or synchronicity, science is able to qualify many of these ideas. The theories behind electromagnetic energy, traveling light and atomic particles, as well as the concepts behind how energy can directly affect matter, all make this form of massage a worthwhile and important part of the field.
Similar to the ideas expressed in the film What the Bleep Do We Know and metaphysics in general, this form of therapy aims to further connect the client to their spirit, chakra energy fields, and emotional healing. In this way, it is quite different from the better-known forms of massage such as Swedish or Shiatsu and may therefore be beneficial to receive in conjunction with those or with Aromatherapy Massage.
This type of massage lends itself well to someone in need of emotional and/or spiritual wellbeing. For instance, someone suffering from PTSD could benefit from this sort of energy healing technique. It can enhance ones spiritual practice and aid in achieving an attitude of openness toward long-term healing. Therapeutic Touch is somewhat similar to Aromatherapy Massage, in that it is less about physical manipulation and more about mindfulness and sensitivity.
Healing Touch and Reiki are similar alternative medicines, but there are important differences between the two. They are both considered to be a type of alternative medicine known as energy medicine. In both Healing Touch and Reiki, blocked energies can be released which can help encourage the healing of many basic diseases and ills. The theory behind both is that the practitioner can channel their life energy into the patient to encourage the healing process to begin. Many believe that these practices encourage the body to heal itself without other medical intervention. While there are no clinical findings to prove these claims many patients swear by the results of Reiki and Healing Touch.
$100 / 40 min
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