While waiting for the right space I will temporarily be working out of two locations in the Ferndale/Pleasant Ridge area. Online booking will not be available during this time but you may reach me on my cell via phone call or text to schedule an appointment. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while I am in transition.
By Appointment Only
While I no longer offer gift certificates you may purchase one for that special someone the day of their appt. 248) 990 - 5045
General Business Hours:
Monday 12pm - 5:30pm
Tueday 10:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 11am - 7:30pm
Thursday 11:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 5pm
Sat/Sun - Closed
1 Hr Session ~ $70
1 1/2 Hr Session ~ $100
2 Hr Session ~ $145
*CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch approach that involves facilitating or enhancing the body's own natural capacity for healing when traumatic or disease processes become overwhelming to the system. It releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Few body structures have more impact over your health and well-being than your central nervous system and few body systems have more impact on your central nervous system than the craniosacral system which is made up of the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. You endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them but your body can only handle so much tension before the tissues begin to tighten and potentially affect the brain and spinal cord, which can compromise the function of the central nervous system and nearly every other system in your body. CST releases those tensions to allow the entire body to relax and self-correct. Using a gentle touch, starting with about the weight of a nickel, practitioners evaluate your internal environment and then they use light touch techniques to release any restrictions found. By freeing the Central Nervous System to perform at its best, CST naturally eliminates pain and stress, strengthens your resistance to disease, and enhances your health and well-being. It is so gentle that it can be effective for all ages, from newborns to elders. It was pioneered and developed by Dr. John E. Upledger DO, OMM, much of it during his time as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.
What May I Expect from a Session?
A CranioSacral Therapy Session with take place in my tranquil and private therapy room. You are fully clothed, preferably in loose fitting, comfortable attire and will be lying down for most sessions on my therapy table. I begin by grounding my energy and connecting with yours, starting at your feet. My hands listen to your craniosacral rhythm at various stations on your body to locate areas of weak fluid flow or tissue motion that can be traced to the original source of dysfunction, followed by delicate manual techniques to release any restrictions and facilitate the improvement of the form and function of your central nervous system. CST can be used alone or I may incorporate other therapies as needed. What you experience during your session is highly individual but generally a session is deeply relaxing and you may feel warmth, gentle pulsing or other energetic sensations during.
*What Conditions Can CST Help?
- Migraines & Headaches
- Chronic Neck & Back Pain
- Stress & Tension-Related Disorders
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Infant & Childhood Disorders
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Post-Concussion Symptoms
- Chronic Fatigue
- TMJ Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Orthopedic Problems
- And Many Other Conditions
*The CranioSacral Therapy Information above was sourced from the Upledger Institute International 2016. Copyright © 2016 Upledger Institute International
Holistic Massage Therapy
60 Minutes ~ $ 75
90 Minutes ~ $105
120 Minutes ~ $150
For clients looking to relax and release stress I utilize a combination of techniques I have learned in my ten years as a holistic massage therapist, including swedish, myofacial release, cupping (as a massage tool), CranioSacral techniques, pressure points, reflexology, passive stretching, & Reiki to address the mind, body, and spirit. As I evolve so does my approach. I like to use gentle techniques to release tension whenever possible to assist the body's innate healing capabilities. I have been practicing CranioSacral techniques combined with Reiki to encourage the body to release restrictions and muscle tension with ease. A little more patience is required when encouraging the body's own healing process, instead of trying to force it to comply so if you have an acute and/or chronic issue(s) you would like to address and would like a full body massage as well, please select the 90 or 120 minute massage option.
Please note - Deep Tissue work does not translate to extreme or firm pressure. Deep tissue work focuses on a couple of areas where chronic issues reside, realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and breaking up adhesions to restore circulation, movement, and release pain. I do not go above medium + pressure with my hands.
Human and Animal Reiki
*What is Reiki?
*The word "Reiki" means, Literally, "spiritual energy". It refers to the energy that makes up all things in the universe - in other words, the energetic substance that quantum physicists talk about and study. Reiki "the system", on the other hand, refers to a Japanese system created by Mikao Usui in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original purpose of the system was spiritual development, but in modern times the emphasis has evolved as a system of energetic healing, utilizing specific Japanese meditative practices and breathing techniques. Reiki for Humans is successfully utilized as a supportive healing technique in medical settings such as hospitals, cancer treatment centers, hospice programs and AIDS clinics all over the country.
*The Reiki information above was sourced From Okuden and Animal Reiki Training: Advanced Techniques, 2015 Edition. Copyright © Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source. Reprinted by permission of Kathleen Prasad.
Reiki can also support the health of mom and baby, pre through post natal and help create space for calm and groundedness before a big test, performance, athletic competition or when contemplating major decisions as well as emotional upheavals.
As a human Reiki Practitioner Level III, I work as a facilitator and vessel for Reiki wherever I am guided to. I received the Master/Teacher atunement in 2012 but I recently decided that I would go back to calling myself a Level III Practitioner and Teacher because I am a life long dedicated Reiki Practitioner and vessel for Reiki and the title Master belongs to the source of Reiki, in my humble opinion. I surrender and allow myself to be a vessel of healing, connecting through my heart and allowing for whatever is to come, in line with the recipient's greatest good. I typcially begin a treatment by checking and balancing the auric layers off body before working hands on, then gently placing hands or holding them a few inches above the body of the client depending . Sensations of deep relaxation, falling asleep, heat, static, pulsing, or floating may occur to the recipient and they may experience visual images or emotions that were blocked, coming up to be released.
Anytime we experience chronic discomfort or dis-ease it is an opportunity to tune in and ask our body what it is trying to teach us. When we surrender to what is, that can open us up to profound healing. Sometimes the healing has nothing to do with the "curing" the physical issue but everything to do with how we perceive and live with it.
Please note: While Reiki can do no harm, after receving a treatment, especially your first time or when addressing an acute emotional or physical issue, as the mind, body and spirit is moving back towards homeostasis(balance), the symptoms may intensify for a few days. That is a good sign as it means the body is healing. Some examples are cold or flu type symptoms, low energy, amplifying of emotions, and the injury may feel more senstive, etc...That is why it is very important to nuture oneself after a session. Avoid alcohol and caffeine the day of treatment and following few days, drink plenty of water, eat healthfully, and plan for a quiet evening at home to reflect on the experience by journaling, meditating, or maybe taking a sea salt and/or epson salt bath. While Reiki is a great complimentary therapy to most everything, it is not meant to replace your medical provider's professional recommendations. Please see a qualified medical professional to address any health concerns.
Human Reiki Services
60 Minute - 1 Hr Reiki Treatment (My Studio) ~ $70
60 Minute ~ 1 Hr Reiki Treatment (Home, Hospital or Nursing Home Visit in Metro Detroit Area) ~ $95
45 Minute Distance* Reiki Healing Treatment ~ $50
90 Minute - 1 Hr Reiki 30 Min Partial Massage ~ $105
120 Minute - 1 Hr Reiki & 1 Hr Massage ~ $150
You can try or have a mini Reiki treatment (15 mins) as an add-on to a 60 or 90 minute massage for $15
*Reiki transcends time and space so treatments can be done from anywhere at any time, but if this is your first time receving Reiki from me I prefer the first appt is in person unless it is for someone else out of the metro-detroit area, out of state, country, or under a hospital or nursing home's care. In those cases with the recipient's permission and a photograph and name, I can do a distance treatment from my studio or home office.
Human Reiki Packages
In Studio Reiki Package 4 - 60 Minute Reiki Treatments ~ $270
Distance Reiki Package 4 - 45 Minute Distance Reiki Treatments ~ $190
If your intention is focused on a specific issue and you feel you are ready to focus on receiving healing for your greatest good, however it may come, 4 Reiki treatments scheduled within a 2 week period have demonstrated thru practice to be of great benefit. If you are dealing with a chronic or severely acute issue and you find more than 4 sessions would be of benefit, we can discuss custom packages.
*Is Reiki for Animals a "Hands-on" Healing System?
Although a human Reiki treatment usually consists of a series of hand positions lightly placed upon different parts of the body, an animal Reiki treatment is approached very differently. When doing Reiki with an animal, it is best to treat from several feet away and allow the animal to come forward to receive hands-on treatment, only if he or she is open to it. Many animals will actually place certain body parts into the hands of the practitioner to show where they need the healing the most. Other animals will simply lie down several feet away and fall into a deep "Reik nap". Because animal Reiki treatments are not dependent upon physical contact for success, they are ideal for use with shelter animals. Animals who are fearful, skittish, abused or aggressive are ideal candidates for Reiki from a distance. Practitioners can offer Reiki quite successfully whether physical contact is used or not.
What does a Reiki Practitioner Do?
Reiki practitioners used intention, focus and meditation to build a sort of energetic "healing bridge". The bridge is built upon the foundation of the practitioner's dedication to his or her Reiki practice, energetic experience and purity of intention. The bridge itself consists of the energetic harmony and balance that is the essense of Reiki. When animals are stressed, sick or injured, you could say that, energetically, they are "imbalanced". By offering an energetic connection and bridge of "balance", the practitioner is offering the animal a support system that the animal can use to relaxe, self-heal and rebalance.
What Does a Reiki Practitioner Not Do?
Reiki sessions are given for the purpose of stress reduction and relaxation to promote healing. Reiki is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe, perform medical treatment nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki practitioners do not manipulate energy or control treatments; animals are the leaders in the process, taking only the amount of energy they wish to receive.
How Can Reiki Help Animals?
In the energetic space of healing, all possibilities exist, and common healing effects are signs of peace, well-being and relaxation during the treatment that lead to physical, emotional and/or spiritual improvement and healing.
- Maintain health and well being on the physical, mental, and emotional levels.
- Induce deep relaxation and stress-relief.
- Accelerate healing in sick or injured animals, or animals recovering from surgery.
- Help reduce pain and inflammation.
- Help reduce behavior problems and aggression.
- Help abused animals heal from past mental/physical trauma.
- Complement conventional and alternative therapies.
- Lessen the side effects of other medical treatments.
- Support the dying process
Why is Reiki an Ideal Holistic Therapy for Animals?
- It is gentle, noninvasive, painless and stress-free.
- It goes to the issues that need it the most, even when unkown to the practitioner.
- It can be given hands on or from a distance and adapted to any problem an animal may face.
- It can do no harm to either recipient or practitioner.
- Animals can control their participation in the treatment, thus becoming leaders in their own process of healing.
What Creates a Successful Reiki Treatment?
A successful Reiki treatment requires just two things: the intention of the practitioner to be an open channel for the energy, and the acceptance the animal gives to this energy.
What does a Typical Treatment look like?
- Signs of relaxation (yawning, deep relaxed breathing, sleeping and so on)
- Ebb and flow movement: The animal may come to and fro from your hands, walk away, then come back, lay down to rest, then get up, and so on. This pattern may be repeated many ties within the course of one 30-minute sesson. Rarely, an animal may choose to reject a Reiki treatment. Behavior such as annoyance, aggravation and/or nervousness will be displayed, along with an inability to settle.
Canine, Equine, and Feline ReikiTreatment Programs
For horses in rehab and dogs and cats recovering from injury/illness/emotional trauma: Begin with a series of at least four treatments on consecutive days, followed by once or twice a week until recovery.
For horses in full training(such as endurance or dressage); working, agility or show dogs; and show cats: Begin with a series on consecutive days, then once a week or every other week for maintenance. Daily treatments suggested on the most demanding of days.
For horses in retirement and senior dogs and cats: Begin with a series of four treatments on consecutive days, followed by once a weekor every other week for maintenance.
For horses, dogs, and cats nearing their transition: Begin with a series of treatments on consecutive days, followed by a few times a week or as needed for support in this process.
Small Animal/Avian Reiki
Health maintenance: Begin with a series of four treatments on consecutive days, followed by once a week or every other week for maintenance.
Recovery from illness/injury: Daily treatment or as often as needed until recovery.
Senior Animals: Begin with a series of treatments on consecutive days, followed by a few times a week or as needed for support in this process.
Nearing their transition: Daily treatments or as needed for support with this process.
*All of the Animal Reiki information above was sourced From Okuden and Animal Reiki Training: Advanced Techniques, 2015 Edition. Copyright © Kathleen Prasad of Animal Reiki Source. Reprinted by permission of Kathleen Prasad.
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