What is Subtle-Body Support & Energy Medicine
Feeling depleted, overwhelmed, out of balance,
or emotionally drained?
Guided meditation technologies and body wisdom exercises are used along with subtle-body and energy coherence methods such as Therapeutic Touch and Reiki creating a very personalized session to support your body's own innate healing capabilities. The focus is on supporting the integration and balance of the body's whole system for general vitality and well-being. The primary focus is to assist the person in finding his/her own inner capacities to meet his/her difficulties with inner presence, peace, and strength.
NOTE: Subtle Body services are administered by the use of hands above or lightly touching the body while a client sits or reclines fully clothed and invites deep rest to mind and body.
Everything we do in life takes in and expends energy. Our bodies are electromagnetic and energetic vessels that respond to subtle energy changes in the mind and body.
This is not a "belief" but rather our biological science that can be measured and detected. Our lives are intertwined with the universal energy manifested into form and back again. In this way, we all are connected. When one of us heals, it moves all of us towards well-being.
Intentionally tapping into this level of being can help to calm mind and body and, more importantly, create an environment where your body can access and utilize its own natural and innate healing capabilities to restore and re-balance yourself on the deepest levels.
This then creates a foundation where your other healing efforts, such as medicine, healing foods, essential oils, exercise, therapy, spiritual practices, and body work can generate greater healing results. Very seldom does one find a single miracle cure. Finding complimentary practices can provide a sustainable lifestyle for healthy living.
While many forms of "energy medicine" work to channel or direct what is often called "chi" "prana" "ki" "life force" "breath" "wind" or the universal life force, there are other methods that utilize even more subtle techniques such as yin-holding techniques, silence, felt-sense guidance, prayer, presence, and intuition to tune into subtle-body wisdom. These practices do not direct energy but rather bring loving attention to a person in totality or an area of weakness in the person and "hold space" for the body to respond. The trust is in the body's wisdom to know what to do when given the space to do so.
Supporting the physical body without focusing on causality, symptoms, or pathology creates a spaciousness that expands our true range of choice and motion. Honoring whatever phenomena we are experiencing as natural impulses to stimuli in our attempt to adapt and survive reduces resistance and creates a point of entry for insight, growth, and healing. Remember "healing" and "curing" are not necessarily synonymous. Acceptance and surrender allow new wisdom and guidance to arise.
For my purposes, the heart (outer and inner regulator) and pathways for coming into resonance with heart-centered space is a primary focus.
Therapeutic Touch, developed by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz, is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being in all aspects of the individual: body, mind, and spirit. Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch techniques often are promoted and taught through nursing programs. Lori studied Therapeutic Touch at Trocaire Nursing College.
Reiki is an "intelligent universal energy" that goes where it is needed for restoration and transformation. It is a Japanese technique of energy healing, that is used for relaxation and stress-reduction. Dr. Mikao Usui was a Buddhist medical doctor in Japan who developed the practice of Reiki in the 1920's. The practitioner holds the space and intention while bringing attention to and calming the body through light touch. Lori obtained First and Second Degree Reiki training in the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition in Buffalo NY in the late 1990's.
NOTE: Lori is not a doctor and does not diagnose or treat any illness or condition. Her belief, however, is that any method that induces deep relaxation and internal normalization can be complementary and beneficial to any wellness or recovery plan. You should contact your medical health professional for any clinical concerns or before engaging in complementary wellness services if you have any questions or concerns.