Energy Therapy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that is based on the belief that there is vital energy flowing through the human body, with the goal to balance that energy flow. There are many methods employed to achieve flow and release, each with their own benefits and sensations to the recipient. One way Energy Therapy is being used is in patients receiving cancer therapy or recovering from surgery or physical injuries as it can improve quality of life, boost the immune system, and/or reduce side effects from treatments.
Reiki is a holistic Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and spiritual healing. Rei means higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness, and Ki means life energy. Reiki, as a whole, is spiritually guided life energy. This therapy is non-invasive with the placement of the practitioners hands over the body or in some cases resting gently on the body. Bodies are susceptible to illness when there is a restriction in the flow of energy and Reiki seeks to restore it. Reiki and other Energy Therapies are used to reduce stress and anxiety and promote well-being.
Access Bars is an Energy Therapy using the gentle touch of 32 points on the head, releasing subconscious limitations, with total ease. Many of these limitation include…Money, Control, Creativity, Aging, Sexuality, Body, Joy, Sadness, Peace, Time, Space, Awareness, Kindness, Gratitude, Communication, Healing and more. The Bars is used as a safe and useful tool by holistic practitioners, massage therapists, body workers, coaches, businesses, schools, teachers, counselors, families, athletes, psychologists, prison wards, artists and many more to bring about effective change in those who utilize this modality. Access Bars is a relaxing and nurturing process that has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of their life and body including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, health, weight, body image, sleep, money, sex, relationships, and so much more!
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. EFT is helpful in treating those with anxiety and PTSD. EFT focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. It’s believed that restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused. By tapping on these meridians while expressing a positive affirmation designed to restore the flow of energy, the physical as well as mental pain and anguish can be greatly diminished or eliminated. It has been an authorized treatment for war veterans with PTSD, and it has demonstrated some benefits as a treatment for anxiety, depression, physical pain, and insomnia.
The natural state of the mind-body connection is one of harmony and unity. When that balance is disrupted, illness can ensue. The science of Mind-Body Bridging (a branch of mind-body medicine) seeks to restore a smoothly functioning connection. It is based on the principle that one can learn to use one’s thoughts to positively influence some of the body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Meditation and Mindfulness are all tools that can be used to bring about positive change in one’s health. When we become aware of our language, thought, and behavior patterns, we are better able to take control of our health and lives. We come to realize that situations don’t happen to us, but rather for us if we choose to reframe our story or flip the script on what we view as negative life experiences.
What you can expect:
Shelly will conduct an initial 90-minute session in which she will get to know you and your emotional struggles, traumas, and triumphs. She will also take into consideration any physical issues you may have that could be tied to emotional traumas or triggers. Shelly will ask the right questions to come up with a treatment plan that addresses your needs and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. She will assess the health of your energy body or chakras to determine where imbalances exist and how to best assist you in becoming a healthier you.
During this initial session, Shelly will also use tools such as aromatherapy, sound (singing bowls and gentle, soothing music) and an infrared crystal mat to assist you in becoming relaxed for your Energy Therapy. Depending on your specific needs at the time of this initial session, you will receive approximately 45-60 minutes of either Reiki or Access Bars.
Clients report many different sensations or experiences during Energy Therapy which include but are not limited to tingling, buzzing or pulsing of the body, a feeling that the body is very light or very heavy (relaxed), seeing many shades of colors, having deep insight or visions about past events, meditative state, falling asleep, constrictions and then feeling of release or lightness in the chest or throat, and overall feelings of peace and calm.
When asked to explain their experience, most people say “it’s impossible to explain sufficiently and that you really must experience it for yourself.” In order to get the most out of Energy Therapy, one must have an open mind and leave all expectations of what you should experience at home. Be open and go with the flow!
Please plan to wear comfortable clothes (because you remain dressed for all Energy Therapy sessions) and drink a sufficient amount of water before your appointments.
After you have completed your initial session with Shelly and have come up with a treatment plan, you can expect an all-inclusive experience that may include Reiki, Access Bars, EFT, Meditation, Mindfulness Training (including NLP), Chakra Balancing, and use of the infrared amethyst, jade, and tourmaline crystal mat.
Shelly is passionate about helping others live a well-balanced life. She has been assisting her clients for 5 years and has had success in treating depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and insomnia. She excels at holding space for her clients and giving them the tools necessary to transform their lives. Her non-judgmental, peace-giving, calm, nurturing and supportive energy has been a blessing to her clients, friends and family.