Welcoming Wellness: Holistic Living

Holistic has many definitions — some call it woo-woo, others spiritual, others educated.

Holistic health emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit.

Holistic Health can be defined as an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment.

avi-richards-374974-unsplashOften being holistic has been mistaken with being spiritual. It’s not uncommon for spiritually-enlightened people to be holistic because they generally are more in tune with their action and impact. They get it, that they are part of a bigger picture, that their body is their number one tool, that the mind, body and soul are all connected, and we are all connected.

The overall goal of holistic medicine is entire wellness, not simply a lack of disease or physical pain.

A holistic approach to your body, mind and soul can not only transform your health and well-being, it can benefit your relationships, make your more patient, understanding, loving and generally help you to become more awake as a person in your day to day life.

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Welcoming Wellness: Reiki

Reiki is a holistic system for balancing, healing, and harmonizing all aspects of the person-body, mind, emotions, and spirit-encouraging deep relaxation and the release of stress and tension, and promoting awareness and spiritual growth.

During a healing Reiki session, Reiki flows from a practitioner’s hands into the client. The client is lying fully clothed on a massage table, your Reiki therapist will gently place his/her hands on or near your body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Specific positions may be used based on the client’s needs and/or requests. Each position is held for about three to five minutes. A session can last between 30, 60 or  90 minutes.

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Some clients drift off to sleep while others experience a tingling sensation throughout their bodies.

Each Reiki session is unique to the individual person, and each session varies as the person continues to heal more deeply, however, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. To increase comfort levels, the room will be dimly lit and relaxing music will be playing softly in the background. Essential oils are typically used during the sessions to aid in relaxation and stress-reduction