I offer intuitive healing to women of all life stages. Throughout life the benefits of connecting with your body, mind, and spirit are great. Wherever you are in life, support through Intuitive Healing sessions ease your path.
I first discovered the CranioSacral rhythm while supporting a client through her labor. At the time I did not know what this gentle pulse beneath my hands meant but there was a clear sense of connection. Later I began studying CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute to help me better understand what I was feeling and to gain further skills to offer my doula clients. The journey continued as I learned even more and found Reiki along the way. The two modalities blend beautifully together and each session is truly unique as I follow your own “inner physician” and allow it to lead the way. You can read more about each modality in the text below.
A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer so that you may heal yourself —Maryam Hasnaa.
What Can I Expect From a Session
A typical Intuitive Healing session takes place in a quiet setting. You remain fully clothed as you relax on a comfortable padded table. Using a light touch – generally, no more than the weight of a nickel – the rhythm of the fluid that circulates throughout the central nervous system will be monitored. Delicate hands-on techniques are then used. During this time you may feel nothing at all, or you may feel sensations such as hot, cold, or tingling. You may see colors and go into a dream-like state. A few of my clients have been known to start snoring! Generally, most people feel very relaxed and at ease. If at any point you need to move your body you are free to do so. Because I am following your “inner physician” the session can vary in length. Most sessions last 45 minutes to an hour.
What is Reiki- Reiki is life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. The Reiki practitioner helps to facilitate the flow of energy through the client with the goal of restoring balance, vibrancy, and health.
Proven Benefit- Reiki can have many healing benefits, Several peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated Reiki healing has a markedly positive effect on stress, depression, anxiety, and pain. It has also been shown to help with reducing morning sickness, fatigue, and sleeplessness.
What is CranioSacral Therapy-
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach (generally no more than the weight of a nickel) that can create dramatic improvements in your life. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Benefits of CST
CranioSacral Therapy strengthens the body’s ability to take better care of itself. It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain, dysfunction, including but not limited to:
- Chronic Neck, Back, and Joint Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Morning Sickness
- Stress and Tension-related Problems
- Emotional Difficulties
- TMJ Syndrome
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
How They Help
Fertility – Reiki & CST are wonderful tools for fertility as well as mental and emotional well-being. Inflammation and/or compromised emotional and physical well-being can diminish your chances of fertility. There is a huge link between stress and infertility so I work closely with clients to find relaxation practices that work for them and I am thrilled to be able to offer these treatments as an option. I look forward to future research specific to fertility, but the anecdotal evidence has been very positive. One example would be a case study of a woman with PCOS (Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) who was able to become pregnant and find pain relief through Reiki.
Pregnancy- Receiving treatments during your pregnancy can have many benefits such as better sleep, emotional balance, reduced nausea, less fear surrounding the birth, more acceptance of your changing body, and more.
In Labor- As a doula client you will have the option of receiving Reiki & CranioSacral Therapy during your labor. This can be done throughout your labor in any position that you are in and while still having other comfort tools available. You won’t need to lay still or even think about it, I will provide this to you and your baby throughout the labor helping to decrease your pain and calm your mind. The great thing will be that your partner can benefit from this as well and a calm and positive birthing space can be created no matter where you are.
Through the use of CST during pregnancy and labor the following clinical findings have been noted:
- CST has been able to be used instead of Pitocin to both start and/or augment labor.
- Those receiving CST have not shown any evidence of prolonged labor
- Shorter Second Stage when CST is applied.
Postpartum- Parenthood can be filled with all sorts of emotional ups and downs and those first few weeks getting to know your baby can leave you in a whirlwind. Our Postpartum sessions can be incorporated into your home visit if you are a doula client, or booked separately if you are just looking to add some extra care. These sessions are great for healing your body and processing the emotions of postpartum. This can be of great benefit to someone suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety as well. I love including baby into the session and giving everyone calm and balanced energy.