Prana, Chi, Qi, all terms for the same system, the energy system in
your body. Much like the digestive system in your body, the
energy system has several parts that play in to it, and much like the
blood vessel system nourishing every single cell, there are
pathways designed to nourish every atom of your being.
Chakras, Aura's, Meridians, all terms and explanations for the sub-systems and how these systems work. And, much like the
beating of your heart, we can explain what is going on, and much
of the how's.
Your nervous system works via electrical current. Your brain, is the
center of that system. Doctor's use an EEG machine,
electroencephalograph to measure the electrical surface resistance in
the brain, or, in common terms, your 'brain waves".
Likewise, your heart contractions produce measurable electrical
currents, which are measured by an ECG or EKG, electrocardiograph
You, have an electromagnetic field around you. Pseudo-science has
various tools to 'see' aura's, and visual psychics see aura's and
chakra's all the time. But, most humans are content to simply
accept acupuncture meridians because they are inside the
body, have physical points with proven results, and the insurance
company covers it. So, for now, the energy field around you is
still considered woo woo.
So, how does that work, exactly, for healing?
The physical body is stored memory. "Write that to the harddrive
scotty". All of the emotions, thoughts, beliefs that you decide
to keep, are stored in the pyhsical body. Often in the brain as a
memory, or as stress in the shoulders, or as hip pain when you
re-enforce the belief "my hip hurts all the time". Your system
responds, "ok, I can make that happen for you!", boom, constant pain.
Boom, car accident after therapy because you got out of pain and
that does not resonate with your chosen belief. Yeh, "The Secret"
played out and working against you.
(Insert personal opinion here: The Secret, a movie
which took beautiful ideas, removed the highest levels of
integrity and tried to sell you stuff.)
So, recovery is more than just corrections on the physical plane.
The emotional, mental, and spiritual planes need to allign with
the recovery plan as well.
The energy body stores your emotions, thoughts, and beliefs as well.
Sort of like a holographic mirror. Meridian flows become
stuck, chakra's close, auras malform and discolor to reflect the you,
that you are manifesting at the moment.
So, we use Doctors, massage therapists, and proven medical sciences to make the corrections on the physical level.
And we use Reiki, 'AKA Healing, acupuncture, acupressure, chakra
balancing, and cognitive therapies to address the energy
"How" does Reiki flow from "out there" through the practitioner "into"
you and work its magic? Quantum Physicists and Unified Field
Theorists are working on that one for us. But, if it makes you
feel any better, Christians have been using this same mechanism for
hands on ordination ceremonies throughout their history.
So what is a massage with Michelle like?
I have been trained by the best of the best, in both massage and in
energy healing. Before the client arrives the room is
energetically cleared and a general intention is set. Once you
are on the table, I enter the sacred healing space, introduce you into
relaxation, and ask you to think about what you want from your massage
today. If you don't know, just think about some of the common
things "relax", "peaceful massage", "a nice nap".)
Often people report thinking of their favorite serene place during the
massage, or they see energetic colors, or wander off on a meditative
journey. Some take a nap (a high compliment when the goal is
relaxation!) and some, just have a nice massage and go home refreshed,
relaxed, more ready to face life again.
I set the space, and give the best massage & energy work I can, the rest is up
to you, where you are that day, and what your body tells you along the
I am honored
to play a small part in your journey of healing,
on whatever level you decide you are healing today.