How to Choose a Holistic Practitioner

When You decide to book an appointment for a  holistic therapy session, research qualifications of any holistic practitioner. Many will belong to a professional association.
Ask questions. A simple phone call or email will deliver results. What training, background and experience does this person have ? What holistic services are offered ?Word of mouth is still a reliable and popular method of searching for information.
Family, friends or colleagues may offer suggestions. Another option is to search online for reviews on Google Plus or Yelp. Many people research for health online. Investigate everything.. Visit the public library to search for books and DVD’s.  Because holistic therapies are not a substitute for medical care obtain the consent of Your doctor if You have a medical condition.

Book an appointment when You feel rapport with a holistic therapist. Trust Yourself – The decision to heal is part of Your unique healing process. It is important to trust Your intuition. Healing begins from within. Making an appointment for a  session may feel frightening . Many people ignore the body’s need for rest and relaxation until disease comes calling. Never ignore signals and messages the body sends out. Only You know how You really feel inside.  Over time stress creates illness. When You make a decision to reverse this, be patient with Yourself.  Transform old habits and develop a plan for wellness and vitality. This process is could be compared to weeding out the old  clothes You may have in Your closet. Some outfits are old, outdated, or worn out. Other garments no longer fit – physically or emotionally. To create a fresh and new look, You may have to let go of what no longer works. Just as We may form an attachment to a favourite sweater, our regular routines often bring us comfort. Changing this is stressful. We seek comfort out of routine, even if is unhealthy. Healing begins at a point where We no longer accept less for ourselves.

September  18 to September 24 is World Reflexology Week.  Because of this I would like to provide readers with a comprehensive list of benefits reflexology could provide. My intention is to provide valuable information and resources related to reflexology.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic pressure  therapy. Each of the feet contain 7200 reflex points with correspondences  to every organ, gland, bone, and tissue in the body. A light three to five pound pressure is used over the plantar, dorsal, medial and lateral surfaces of the feet. The  pressure used may be used to stimulate or sedate reflex areas as required, according to a Client’s specific health record. A professional foot reflexology session offers many benefits..

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Dorsal Left & Right View

The Benefits of Reflexology

  • Relaxation of the central nervous system might improve the quality of sleep.
  • Stimulation of the immune/lymphatic system could build and improve immune function.
  • Stimulation of the endocrine system might promote hormone production and balance and improved glandular function.
  • Elimination of toxins via the various body systems – urinary, digestive, respiratory, and  the skin.
  • Improved vitality and energy                            Oppulent-2BLiving.jpg
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The Life And Times Of Mikao Usui.

During the month of August, the world observes the birthday of Mikao Usui.  To honour this occasion, I wish to share a brief time line of Mikao Usui’s  accomplishments. As You navigate through this  week take a moment to relax, breathe, and find a moment of peace within Yourself.

  • Mikao Usui was born in August , in the year 1865, in the village of Taniai-mura, in the Yamagata district of Gifu Prefecture.
  • He attended  a traditional Japanese Tendai Buddhist Monastery, learning Samurai  Swordsmanship and Kiko.
  • Usui became a Tendai  Buddhist Monk, living in near Mount Kurama.
  • Mikao Usui studied many topics in depth – history, biographies, medicine, psychology,  the I Ching, Ju Juitsu, along with metaphysical  topics, and theological books like Buddhism Kyoten and The Bible.
  • During a retreat on the holy mountain Kori Yama,  Usui fasted and meditated for twenty one days. As He completed his quest, and prepared to leave, spiritual energy began to flow down through the crown chakra. This light energy was Reiki Ryoho – healing light energy. He returned to Kyoto, to heal and continue His work. He spent seven years in Kyoto.
  • The first process in Usui’s healing system was focused on healing the practitioner. Once attuned to the energy of Reiki, a student could begin to heal others.
  • Mikao Usui attuned  and taught the following students – Toshihiro Eguchi, Dr. Hayashi, Jusaburo Giuda, and Bo Taketomi.  These people went on to heal and teach Reiki.
  •  Through time and space Usui went on to heal people  all over Japan.
  •  Although Mikao Usui was a Buddhist, He felt people of different  faiths and religions should share in the benefits of Reiki.
  • Because of this,  Reiki is taught and practiced  on an international scale.
  • Usui passed away March 9th, 1926, in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The cause of death was stroke.                 Reiki Crystal 1

Mikao Usui and His students went on to heal people all over Japan, and eventually all over  the world. His teachings were profound, yet simple. Reiki is a healing modality which envelopes mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is not a religion, it is a way of being. Along with the incredible gift of Reiki Light and Energy, Usui’s legacy to the world was “The Reiki Precepts”

The Reiki Precepts

  1. Just for today, I will not anger
  2. Just for today, I will not worry.
  3. Just for today, I will do My work honestly.
  4. Just for today, I will give thanks for My many blessings.
  5. Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.

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