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Holistic Therapy Abbotsford, B.C.

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Healing Anxiety Holistically (Part 3) -The Therapies

In the third and final segment of Healing Anxiety Holistically I will share information about the Holistic Therapies I offer and how they specifically help clients to ease anxiety.

My main focus in offering holistic therapies is to not only address body, mind and spirit (the whole person), but to also encourage the body to kick in with its own natural and innate healing abilities. When feeling physically and emotionally overwhelmed that task can seem insurmountable.Teresa Graham, Holistic Health Practitioner

However with a focus on bringing body and mind to a relaxed state, holistic therapies encourage the body to shift into its optimal healing state. When we breath deeply, we heal. When we relax, we heal. When we take steps to stop the mind chatter and focus turns to our body, we heal.

Sessions I offer and how they address the symptoms of Anxiety.

Teresa Graham, Holistic Health PractitionerSPINAL TOUCH encourages the body to relax into its correct posture. When properly aligned (like our cars wheel alignment) the spine and body are able to better cope  with the day to day stresses placed upon them. We move more freely and without pain, our digestion improves, pressure is taken off of our lungs and respiration moves oxygen through our body with renewed vigour.

 

Teresa Graham, Holistic Health PractitionerWith REIKI clients will often feel such a deep sense of peace that they fall asleep or slip into a deep meditative state. In that perfectly relaxed state the body and mind can easily draw energy into those areas where it is most needed. As within, so without … drawing upon the healing energy around us (that which makes the plants grow) helps to bring balance within. This balance of energy results in a sense of harmony in our daily actions. Stress and tension move aside to be replaced with a deep sense of peace.

 

Teresa Graham, Holistic Health PractitionerTo begin your REFLEXOLOGY session you sit in a reclined and comfortable position. The brain recognizes the signs of relaxation and begins to encourage the body to wind down. As nerve endings are stimulated in feet and/or hands it triggers the release of tension throughout all parts, glands and organs of the body. Respiration and circulation throughout the body improves.

 

Teresa Graham, Holistic Health Practitioner

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is another deeply relaxing holistic practise. Unwinding the Fascia (a thin sheath of fibrous tissue that wraps around and encloses a muscle, organ, joint and the entire body) that wraps us up tighter than it should be, often occurring when we’re anxious, stressed or injured. Craniosacral also encourages the unimpeded flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid (colourless liquid that bathes the brain and spinal cord). As the CSF flows it nourishes the brain and the nerves,  impacting the entire body.

 

Teresa Graham, Holistic Health PractitionerMASSAGE loosens tight restrictions in muscles and ligaments while helping to ease the pain caused. Often there is an area of the body that we hold our stress and tension; the neck and shoulders tighten, the jaw clenches, the legs are restless… Knots, kinks and spasms are eased with massage and the body begins to feel stretched, longer and very much more relaxed. As muscles open up and release tension there is often an equal release of emotional stress that has been trapped in the tightness.

 

Abbotsford Belly DanceDANCE is a total “in the body” experience. During classes I encourage students to breath deeply and dance their body. I’ll share some moves, but you’ll experience them as only your body can. Your age, fitness level or ability to dance don’t matter at all. What you’ll find is your mind becomes so focused on what your body is doing, that anxiety and upsetting thoughts drift away (even if just for a short time). At the same time the physical activity is encouraging your body to release the “feel good” chemicals and endorphins into the bloodstream.

 

In its relaxed state the body turns the tables on anxiety. A different group of chemicals and hormones are released … the ones that make us feel good. In that state both mind and body are empowered. The more often we can reach this state the more we begin to see long term benefits. Anxiety may still be present, but it is often to a lesser degree. and we are able to reclaim a calmer state with a little more ease.

Related Articles
Healing Anxiety Holistically (part one)
Healing Anxiety Holistically (part two) Anxiety and taking care of you in the moment.

What is Spinal Touch?

What is Reiki?

What is Massage?

What is Reflexology?

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

About Belly Dance

 

 

Keeping it cool in the hot weather!

Is the heat making you feel Hot, Irritable and Grumpy? Sun can be drying to our bodies; it can be scorching to our tempers as well!My session room is peaceful and cool.  I invite you to a quiet oasis to relax, breathe and melt onto the table. A mini-vacation for just a little while.

Choose scents of cooling mint or uplifting eucalyptus as an addition (scent optional) as you place yourself in my hands for a soothing session


 

8886495While the weather is hot and dry here are some Cooling Hints for in between your sessions ….*Drink LOTS of extra water to keep your body, mind and spirit hydrated!
* Try to preplan your day and get your energy intensive obligations completed during the cooler times of the day (early morning, later evening)
* Embrace the concept of the afternoon nap. Rest and restore your being during the hottest parts of the day. It is tradition in other, hotter climate countries for a reason.
*Place a pan of cold water and ice cubes in front of your electric fan. It will blow the cool mist out and about your space.
* Or take a cool shower and stand in front of the fan rather than drying with a towel
*Place your feet in a pan of cool water and place a cold, wet cloth on the top of your head
*Practice a cooling breath. Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth but create a tunnel with your tongue and lips and you’ll find your breath out is much cooler!

Ending July …. with a SIGH!

Lets just keep it simple…..

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Spring into Health ~ Mind, Body & Soul!

The ritual of Spring cleaning needs to be a whole body thing! Mind, Body, Soul AND house need a dusting, renewing and refreshing. Here are some things to help with that….

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 What is Reiki? Click here

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Or you may wish to try Yoga….

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Moving Muscles Special!

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Ain’t nothin’ gonna breaka my stride. Nobody gonna slow me down. Oh no! I got to keep on moving. (Photo credit: sidehike)

A MOVING SALE…though it is probably not quite what you might think it is!
SAVE 20% on your holistically healthy sessions
Keep reading for all of the details …

In just under 2 weeks the Langley clinic will be relocating to east Abbotsford!

…and after a power packing weekend it has become a bit of a maze of boxes…except for the session room. That room has been saved until the clinic closes, for YOUR soothing, nurturing sessions.

I invite you into the box maze to enjoy your sessions at a 20% discount (Langley Clinic only) between now and the end of day on November 28, 2013.

Save 20% on any session that you choose and book into the Langley clinic as often as you wish, to receive the savings.
(Please note that this special is for Langley clinic appointments only. It applies only to full price sessions, before taxes, and is not applicable to November’s discounted special

 

Treats for your Feet ~ Sept.24 to 28

Brooklyn Museum - Foot Bath - John R. Frazier ...

Are your feet hesitant to move out of sandals and back into shoes? Let’s do something to make it easier!

 Something Special for your Feet Sept. 24 to 28, 2013


Your session begins with an Aromatherapy Foot Bath to which detoxifying mineral salts have been added. Time for you to sit back, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, sip some water and let the relaxation begin!

Next, sit back in comfort and enjoy a Knee to Toe Massage OR a Foot Reflexology session

And Finally, allow your skin to hydrate as moisturizing lotion is massaged into your muscles from knees to toes, then wrapped up in a soft and cozy towel. Take some time to sit a little longer, relax a little further and sip some hydrating water

Langley ~ Sept. 24th, 26th & 28th
Chilliwack ~ Sept. 25th & 27th

 

Only $50 (plus gst)
(regularly $75) 
A 32% saving!
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