October’s Special will make you say ahhhhhhhhhh!

OCTOBER’S Experiential Healthy Session Special

671Indian Head Massage

Said to be the most relaxing form of Massage you can Experience:

  • an  overall sense of relaxation
  • a sense of calm that revitalizes and uplifts the spirit,  creating a more balanced state of being
  • increased blood circulation to the head, bringing more oxygen to the brain, improving conditions of the scalp and easing mental tiredness
  • relief of stress and tension in the muscles of the face, neck and shoulders
  • headache relief
  • improved flow of energy in the upper 3 chakras

October 1 to 31, 2013 Book and receive your session for only $30 (with oil $45)

Please note that your session must be booked and received between October 1 & 31, 2013. Gift Certificates may not be purchased for or used towards monthly Health Session Specials
Book your Indian Head Massage appointment in Langley or in Chilliwack (click here)
Watch a mini session…click here
Learn this beautiful holistic technique!
Indian Head Massage Workshop with Teresa
Saturday, November 2nd 3 to 5pm
For more information, please click here (pre-register by Oct. 26th)
Pre-register with payment by Oct. 15th and receive a complimentary Ayurvedic music selection CD!

Back to Nature…in more ways than one!

We are enjoying a truly fabulous time of beautiful weather. My garden has exploded with greenery!

It doesn’t happen often and it doesn’t stay for long so I want to offer YOU the opportunity to enjoy a natural Holistic Health Session outdoors this week (inside if you prefer).

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Reiki and the Art of Sharing

Whether through individual sessions or classes this amazing ancient healing art is imbued with love and light!

789What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is an ancient Japanese healing art that encourages the natural energies that are around and within us to come into balance. Like the energies that help a plant to grow, blossom and develop Reiki provides a space for our mind, body and spirit to do the same. When our body is in a state of total relaxation it has the opportunity to heal itself, Reiki promotes this way of being and increases the energy within us that is often depleted through stress, trauma and illness. Enhancement of health and reduction of stress encourages the body, mind and spirit to come into a state of harmony and retain a sense of peace within.

Reiki is beneficial for relieving many symptoms that are associated with headaches (whether migraine or stress related), PMS & Menopause symptoms, Depression and Stress, Injury due to accident or surgery, Arthritis, Respiratory illnesses, MS and works exceptionally well to relieve the pain and nausea associated with Chemotherapy and Radiation. It balances, refreshes, rejuvenates and restores!

A Reiki Master since 1996, I follow the traditional Usui method of Reiki in both the sessions shared with clients and classes shared with students. 786 The practice of Reiki has become a daily way of living gently and lovingly upon the earth and is just a natural part of sharing love with my family (including pets), friends, clients and the world around me. One benefit I find to Reiki is the ability (after taking the 2nd degree) to send Reiki to others. On the rare occasions that I do watch the news and witness some of the tragedies that are reported locally and around the world I am able to send Reiki out to hopefully help and heal those that are injured from earthquake, war, tsunami, etc. and I am honoured, that in some small way, I can share the gift that is Reiki. The comment often made is “you seem so calm” and Reiki would be the reason for that sense of peace within.

Reiki ~ The Universal Gift

Learning Reiki

REIKI Level 1 Saturday July 27, 9:30 to approx. 5:30

The first level of Reiki shares the history of this ancient healing art following the traditional Usui method.  You will also:

  • learn how to give a treatment to yourself as well as the hand positions to share a full session with another
  • have the opportunity to practice through sharing a session
  • learn how to share a mini Reiki session with another
  • discover the Reiki principles and ways in which you can work with them to enhance your well-being
  • have 2 attunements in which your ability to channel Reiki energy is opened (gradually) and sealed
  • take home notes with information about Reiki from the perspective of different Masters, the hands on positions for a session, a copy of the Reiki principles and some basic information about natural healing with Reiki
  • learn ways to share Reiki with animals, provide first aid and help plants to grow

840This is a certificate class, certificate will be provided at the end of the day.

Summer classes held in beautiful surrounds of my Fort Langley home where nature thrives! Old growth trees, birds and squirrels all add to the joyful Reiki. Weather permitting we may take portions of the class to the outdoors.

Cost: $200.00 (plus gst) 50% deposit is required when you pre-register in order to hold a space in the class

English: Illustration of the main 7 Chakras, a...

English: Illustration of the main 7 Chakras, as taught by contemporary Reiki masters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

REIKI Level 2 Saturday August 24, 9:30 to approx. 5:30

A further journey that takes you deeper into the practice of Reiki. You will:

  • be provided with symbols that enhance the use of Reiki energy when sharing with others and allow you to send Reiki energy healing long distance
  • have the opportunity to practice with the symbols while giving a session
  • learn how to balance the chakras and the female/male energies during a session
  • take home notes with information shared from various Reiki Masters regarding the 2nd degree, the symbols and ways in which to use them, information about the chakras
  • have 1 attunement sealing the symbols into your natural Reiki energy

This is a certificate class and certificate will be provided upon completion of this level. Pre-requisite: Completion of Reiki Level 1 no less than 3 weeks prior to the beginning of this class.

Cost: $275.00 (plus gst) 50% deposit is required when you pre-register in order to hold a space in class for you.

REIKI Level 3 ‘Personal Mastery’ ~ Advance Reiki Training Saturday, August 31st – 8:30 to 5:30 plus a Reiki Grid creation evening on Saturday Sept. 7th, 4pm start (there is some preparation work to complete and submit prior to the class date, early registration is recommended)

This advanced study of Reiki energy focuses on the practitioner’s connection with Universal energy both conceptually and energetically. Reiki energy is explored through the spirit of oneness and is beneficial whether you plan to continue to the Master/Teacher level or not. It will improve and strengthen the flow of Reiki energy for yourself and assist in developing confidence as a Reiki practitioner. Taking the journey inward to reach and heal our own core is essential to advancing our sharing of Reiki energy. Students often find this level to be one of the biggest steps and an empowering experience in their personal sense of deep inner peace. Prior to the class are a series of assignments intended to be supportive as well as informative to both the practitioner and the teacher, helping both of us to develop further insight into your understanding of Reiki. There are no wrong answers to the assignment questions as we all practice Reiki in an individual way. Reiki assignments will be given upon paid registration.

During the Reiki Class you will

  • Be given the Master Symbol which facilitates unlocking the full potential of Reiki Energy and assists to greatly increase healing
  • Learn meditative techniques to develop a clearer channel of  life force energy, expand consciousness, strengthen the mind and become one with the Master Symbol
  • Take the Chakra balancing techniques taught in Reiki 2 and learn to clear and re-energize those that are “stuck”
  • Learn how to clear, energize and imbue crystals with Reiki energy
  • Learn how to bring Crystals, Aromatherapy and Colour Therapy into your practice to enhance Reiki energy
  • Learn different methods of creating sacred space for Reiki practice and sessions through participating in setting up the space for the day’s class
  • Have the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned through sharing a session and to also experience the increased energy through receiving a session
  • Take home notes with information shared from various Reiki Masters regarding the 3rd degree, the Master Symbol and ways in which to use it, information about chakra clearing, crystals, aromatherapy and colour therapy
  • Receive a Reiki 3 kit that will include crystals, essential oils and a music CD for use in developing quiet sacred space as you delve into your inner Reiki practice
  • Ongoing support in the 6 months following through email or phone sessions.

This is a certificate class. The certificate will be given after completion of pre-class assignments, the Reiki 3 class and the Grid creation workshop. Pre-requisite: Completion of Reiki Levels 1 & 2 no less than 3 months prior to the class date.

Cost: $385.00 (plus gst). A 50% deposit is required to hold a space in class. Class space is limited to ensure a personalized learning experience.

MASTER Teacher Level

“To be a great teacher we need to learn to be not a  sage on the stage, but a guide on the side.” -Author unknown

This level may take 6 months to a year to complete as you are encouraged to work at your own pace. The specific focus at this level is on cultivating the art of teaching Reiki and guiding others in their personal practice. Ongoing self-development in your relationship with Reiki is also required.

During this level you will

  • learn to give attunements for Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • receive the final symbol for Reiki mastery as well as additional symbols to empower your practice of this healing art
  • learn additional advanced meditative techniques to assist your journey as a teacher and practitioner
  • with assistance and guidance develop your own class content and curriculum for teaching Reiki Levels 1, 2, & 3
  • learn the ethics and responsibilities of your role as a teacher
  • assist and observe a Reiki 1 or 2 class
  • host and teach a level 1 class with assistance
  • receive ongoing one on one mentoring
  • receive 4 Reiki sessions at close intervals (optimally 4 days in a row) to clear, balance and charge your connection
  • receive an attunement and initiation to the Master/Teacher level of Reiki

Preparation for this course begins after completing Reiki Level 3 and is the final step towards sharing Reiki as a teacher of this healing art. There will be 4 to 5 full day classes throughout the time that this level is being completed, in addition to a day of observation of a class and a day of teaching your own class. Please contact me for scheduling when you feel ready to begin. Cost: $1800.00 (plus gst). Payment plans available.

If you are a group of people wishing to take Reiki classes and are not in the Fort Langley area please contact me, I’m happy, if possible, to travel to you.

SUPER Special Healthy Sessions

reflexhandThis Friday & Saturday only…

On June 28 & 29, 2013….All 45 minute sessions that are usually $60 will be only $45 (plus gst)
Friday, June 28th in Chilliwack (3 spaces open)
Saturday, June 29th in Fort Langley (3 spaces open) and  it’s also the last Spa Day for June if you want to be super pampered!reiki4

Book in today for your 45 minute Massage, Reflexology session or Foot&Leg or Hand&Arm Massage, Mini Reiki Session… and save $15
June 29th is also our last Spa Day for June and we have a couple of spaces left … for all of those details click here.

imageoverlay3Sessions available Friday in Chilliwack between 12:30 & 3 and in Langley on Saturday between 9:30 & 7:30 so you can be pampered and enjoy a beautiful day in Fort Langley!
handtohealth@gmail or 778.298.7731 to book
(Please note: appointments booked first come first served basis, no gift certificates may be used or purchased towards this limited time special)

June Spa Days! Are you ready to be pampered?

Pampering Spa Days….something new for this month!

Do you need some pampering? Have a friend or relative that could use a little self-indulgence? Well….what are you waiting for?

Wednesday, June 12th Full 9:30 am to 7:30 Additional Date Tuesday June 25th

Saturday, June 22nd  Full 9:30 am to 7:30 pm Additional Date Saturday June 29th

Put yourself in our hands at the beautiful Fort Langley Clinic for a few hours and just relax, rejuvenate and re-balance!

You can book in for the full pampering experience or pick and choose from the menu of offerings…whatever your choices…you’ll love how you feel afterwards!

Scroll along for all of the info and how to book YOUR special day! (click on the pic to enlarge it)


Create your own Pampering Experience by choosing from the following…




What to bring: Yourself and preferably no cell phones or other disturbances so this day is just yours! A friend if you wish, it’s an opportunity to enjoy a spa day lunch together. Clothes that you don’t mind having a little oil on OR bring your bathrobe so that you don’t have to change between services.

How to Book: Space is limited so please be sure to book early! Email: handtohealth@gmail.com or Phone Teresa at: 778.298.7731

*Please note that Spa Days are only available at the Fort Langley Clinic
**Prices shown do not include gst which will be added
***Full payment for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.


Marma Point Therapy is May’s Healthy Session

The Health Session SPECI159AL for May….

MARMA CHIKITSA (Marma Point Therapy)

       Soothing & Calming (like Reiki), Healing & Whole Body focussed (like Accupressure & Reflexology) this healing therapy is based on the knowledge of Marma points, or vital points of the body where structures pulsate and pain exists, and exits.

In ancient Vedic times, Marma points were called “bindu” – a secret dot or mystic point. Like a door or pathway, by activating a Marma point the body’s inner pharmacy is opened. The body is a silent universal biochemical laboratory – operating every moment to interpret and transform arising events.

Touching a Marma point changes the body’s biochemistry and can unfold radical alchemical change in one’s make up.070

” Stimulation of these inner pharmacy pathways signal the body to produce exactly what it needs, including hormones and neurochemicals that heal the body, mind and consciousness. This deep dimension of Marma Therapy has the potential to unfold spiritual healing.” ~Dr. Vasant Lad
reiki4A Marma point is a juncture on the body where 2 or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Resembling acupuncture points but extending to larger areas of the body. Yet much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids they are intersections of vital force and prana, or breath.Marma points bridge the gap between the physical and energetic bodies by carrying energetic information between the mind and the body’s organs and tissues.


For the month of May explore the benefits of Marma Chikitsa during your health session appointment, reflexhandwhich includes:

  • Peaceful surrounds with Ayurvedic music specific to balancing & harmonizing body, mind and spirit.
  • Essential Oils (if you choose) that relax, soothe and harmonize.
  • Guided breathwork and relaxation techniques at the start of your session to ensure you are comfortably relaxed
  • Quiet time after your session to slowly and gradually come back to your day, sip some water and stretch.

May Health Session Special $75 (plus gst)
Plan for your session to last 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Wear comfortable clothing.

203Please note that your session must be booked and received between May 1 & 31st, 2013. Gift Certificates cannot be 226purchased for or used towards monthly health session specials.

For other happenings in May please click the link here and read Teresa’s monthly Enews!

Empowerment & Bliss…powerful words!


Tribal Bliss…not just a belly dance workshop that I took on-line over a 4 week period. With the themes of “Bliss” “Empowerment” “Soothe” & “Wish” (links for this course are at the bottom), I came away from this experience a little surprised by the realization at how these themes crossed over into so many aspects of both my professional and personal lives. As a Natural Health Practitioner and Dance Instructor they are key words in the ‘essence’ of what I would like clients and students to take away from classes and sessions.

Part of the process was to journal about what words like “Bliss” and “Empowerment” meant to me and when I really contemplated upon that I discovered that they are so much a part of my life on a daily basis. When I lose myself in dance (which can happen often and I will find that 3 hours have passed in what feels like 1) is when I find myself in that state of total Bliss, Joy and Oneness. No sense of time, space or awareness of anything other than the movement, the music and the rhythm. It’s that feeling that I wish for my clients…that they just allow themselves to receive and in that relaxed state they open up to allowing their body and mind to heal.

~ Relaxing after a session ~

~ Relaxing after a session ~

Bliss is really an easy experience…if we’re paying attention.

Some kids live next door to me and are often out in the back yard. The little boy has a laugh that rings through the neighbourhood, that seems to vibrate through his whole being. I can’t help but smile every time I hear him and in his state of laughing bliss he unknowingly draws me into that same state. This time of year is a truly blissful experience with the smells of the different flowers that are beginning to bloom, the birds singing, people are smiling more and the grass, as you walk upon it, is warming up. You really don’t ‘have to “do” anything to ease into that vibration of Bliss, just be aware.

Xmas 2012 210Empowerment…I love that word! It flows through my vocabulary so much easier than the word “power”.  For myself, it is being in that space in my life where what I do for “work” is not really a job but a purpose and that it is exactly what I’m meant to be doing. The sense of being in the right space, right now, flows through most areas of my life and yes, that feels empowering! It is a feeling that I see reflected in the eyes of students who take my dance classes. They say that they feel more deeply connected with self and feel good about who they are because of the freedom and empowerment that dance gives them…I completely agree. One of the meditations that was a part of the workshops was about Empowerment, and instructor Paulette Rees-Denis sums up the “feeling” of the word perfectly at the end, with the statement “you are beautiful”.

A hovering Rufous Hummingbird on Saltspring Island

It is my intention to be more aware and focussed on the experiences of Bliss and Empowerment. They say that what you pay attention to is what will flow more powerfully through your life. I don’t know how much bliss one life can experience but I intend to find out!

To experience Paulette’s workshop visit http://paulettereesdenis.com

What do the words “Bliss” and “Empowerment” mean to you?

Are you aware of the areas of your life where you experience them? Do you cultivate those experiences?