Healing is not as difficult as you might think. It requires nothing more than what you would give any friend: attention, understanding, compassion, and love. The first step is to see your body as a friend, with its own healing powers and its own self-sufficient system for maintaining health.Lee Holden, QiGong Master

why these modalities?

Science tells us that energy is all around us and in the cells that make up our bodies. To focus only on the physical and tangible is to deny a vital part of our being. All modalities offered have an energetic aspect (direct or indirect) that impact body, mind and spirit to honour you as a whole person. In addition, each modality style works to activate and educate your self-healing mechanisms, essentially allowing you to heal yourself. 
These are all stand alone modalities and can be used that way; however, integrating modalities can at times be beneficial or desired. The most ease and enjoyment happens when both parties have open communication, and are willing to be flexible and present.

Some benefits are greater harmony, function, well-being, ease of movement, and prevention of illness & injury. Some of the greatest changes we experience from energy balancing are actually non-cognitive, meaning they shift things in our lives, realities and bodies on an energetic level that we might not be consciously aware of or can easily understand. In fact, it’s not always necessary to understand everything in order for us to benefit from it. Being willing, receptive and acknowledging differences when they show up can create great change. Feeling lighter, spacious, more like yourself and having a sense of ease and freedom in your body and mind are all signs of change and re-education.

questions about sessions

It happens often and is a sign your body is shifting to Rest-and-Digest mode, a deeper physical and mental relaxed state. The deeper the relaxation, the less control and resistance you use over your body (i.e gas, digestion) and consciousness. Our bodies move and release energy in lots of ways (coughing, yawning, sighing, crying, laughing…etc) so the less resistance the better. Try to allow your body/mind to do what it needs to do and go where it wants to go. You will be gently woken if you’re participation or interaction is required. If you need to leave the room to use the toilet at any time though, please speak up.
Try to keep calm and acknowledge what’s occurring. Sometimes being uncomfortable is a positive thing because it could mean you are moving beyond a pattern or structure (either physically or emotionally) and is often where the magic of change takes place. However, if it’s time to change position, move your body, add/remove pillows, take a break or if you are experiencing pain of any kind, then please communicate with me immediately.
It will depend on what you want to get out of your session and what techniques are being utilized. Ultimately though, it’s your session. I do believe that best results occur when you connect with yourself, your body, and be witness to what’s presenting. Sometimes facilitation (conversation, question asking, instruction) is required and relevant to the word being done and clients are always encouraged to speak freely about their preferences, or anything they are experiencing during the session. You don’t have to worry about your session getting hijacked with small talk. I know the value of quiet and remain focused on your needs.

For more detailed information on the modalities I offer and how they work, click on the links below.