In 2017, 234,000 young Canadians between the ages of 15-24 had experienced such severe depression that they considered suicide. In any given year 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness. By age 40, 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age. https://cmha.ca/about-cmha/fast-facts-about-mental-illness
Depression and anxiety has touched many of us; some of you reading this may be struggling with it right now. I have treated and also spoken to many of my clients about the benefits of alternative healing to help with mental illness and I am extremely passionate about helping those who suffer.
With a family member currently going through depression following a trauma and seeing doctors prescribing (in my opinion) very dangerous medication has made me “hyper aware” so to speak.
Ok, I do admit the picture on the left may be a bit harsh but not lacking in truth.
I am NOT saying medication has no place for people suffering mental illness, nor would I ever tell someone to stop taking medications their doctor prescribed.
What I AM saying is that I worry doctors will not look at the root of the problem to help their patients and instead prescribe medications as a “quick fix”.
I would like to see more doctors working WITH Reiki practitioners and other healers. I truly believe incorporating more alternative healing modalities with Western medicine would help on a much greater level. This is why we call treatments like Reiki, Reflexology, and Massage, Complimentary Therapies!
So how does Reiki help those suffering from Depression?
Reiki is such a gentle and yet powerful tool that can be used to deal with mental stress, feelings of failure, loneliness and very high expectations, which are some of the main causes of depression.
When we aren’t feeling like ourselves; feeling lost, distressed, angry, unfocused, etc, it means one or more of our Chakras are out of balance. The energy flow in our body is blocked or stagnant and cannot move freely.
A Reiki practitioner channels energy and uses specific symbols they’ve been trained to use to break up any blockages in the energy system. Toxic energy is shifted with the higher vibrational Reiki energy.
When we remove this stagnation and shift the energy, we are more able to experience a deep sense of well-being, feel more relaxed, our thoughts become more positive on a consistent basis which in turn helps our body-mind to Heal.
Depression has its main location in our Base or Root Chakra and also the Heart Chakra (self worth) but a practitioner will make sure all chakras are balanced and the energy is flowing freely after a session.
It’s important that you connect with your Reiki practitioner, especially when you are looking for help with mental illness. Because this is an unregulated healing modality at the moment, make sure you are actually receiving a Reiki treatment.
Ask to see a practitioner’s certificates, who their Master Teacher was and if they know their lineage.
Reiki doesn’t need to be a mysterious, mystical treatment although I am often still blown away by the experiences I have had with my clients. And they are ALWAYS positive ones.
I think most people have a difficult time understanding Reiki because it works on an invisible energy level.
But I can tell you that EVERYONE who has had a Reiki healing with me leaves feeling calmer, more at peace, lighter and focused.
Reiki treatments allow people to “let go” of the worry, anger and emotional pain that usually are part of the experience of depression. The deep relaxation from Reiki sessions can provide the sense of well being and restore a sense of purpose that is missing for people who are suffering from depression.
Reiki isn’t going to be a “quick fix”. Healing is often like peeling an onion; when 1 layer is healed another surfaces for it’s turn.
But the bonus with Reiki~NO sketchy side effects…only Peace.
AND when you work to Holistically heal your body (and why I choose to help people this way) you are decreasing your chances of Dis-ease manifesting in your body and your life becomes softer, more gentler.
And then can you see, feel and live more joyfully and more compassionately on Earth.
A Better You Means a Better World.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
When you Book your Treatment between May 8-15, you will receive a COMPLIMENTARY GIFT CERTIFICATE worth $20 for your Mom.
**Gift certificate CANNOT be applied to treatments between May 8-15 and you don’t have to give it to your Mom if you don’t want to. I won’t judge or tell! 😉 only 1 gift certificate given per client
Be Self-Less and Show Yourself Care
February Self Care Package~ 1.5 hours
Begin your treatment with a warm Foot Soak of Dead Sea Salts and Lavender. While your tootsies are soaking receive an Intuitive card reading where you receive messages from your Guides and Angels.
Following that you will get cozy on the heated table and receive a DE-stressing back massage and release the knots in your shoulders and neck. End with a luxurious foot and leg massage.
Your time ends with a Gift to take Home!
Your very own Self Love Crystal Bath Kit I designed specifically to help you enjoy a ritual that rejuvenates us, helps to balance our chakras and reminds us to take care of ourselves.
Crystal Energy Baths are fantastic Self-Care rituals that we absolutely need. By introducing certain crystals and their unique healing properties along with specific essential oils, we can absorb the energy easily in water and help to keep our Chakras balanced and our body/mind/soul cleansed and rejuvenated.
Self Love and Care Kit
When you need some help healing your heart chakra, feeling lost or experiencing a break up, this kit is designed to help clear away the blockages. Using the compassionate healing energy of Rose Quartz crystals, and the essential oils of lavender, geranium and rose, help yourself remember the loving and worthy being you are and always will be.
In the kit, you receive 2 rose quartz crystals, 2 bath fizzies, candle and instructions on how to do your Self Care Ritual.
You deserve it!! Time to take care of the most important person…..YOU.
Every choice we make has an impact.
Challenge yourself today by refusing to use throw away cups when you’re out getting coffee and tea.
Use this limited edition and rather stylish mug instead!
Show everyone around you the commitment you’ve made to help our home, Mother Earth.
BE THE CHANGE!
Book a 2 hour Melt your Stress Away Treatment package and your mug is $20
Book a 3 hour Ultimate Healing Package and your mug is FREE.
**quantities are limited so don’t delay
When March and April roll around I feel this need to clear out the proverbial cobwebs, shed my old “skin”; look towards the ever warming sun and come out of my winter hibernation.
Spring reminds us that we can start anew and say goodbye to winter and thank the season (yes, be thankful for winter) for all that if offered us but now it’s time to look forward, to reach new heights like the new buds that will begin to break ground and stretch towards the light.
It’s time to take a good, hard look at your life and decide what you need to change right now. Why? Well because it’s in your best interest to release all that no longer serves your highest good.
During this time of the year we think about spring cleaning our homes, but I want you to also consider doing something else this month~ An Energetic Body Cleaning.
Everything on this planet has a vibration.
Most people walk around never in tune with the energy of their body, what others are sending out and certainly not the actual planet Earth (yes, she actually has an energetic code as well) Folks often believe they are at the mercy of life and wait for it to toss them around and feel struggling is the only way to stay afloat.
That doesn’t sound fun…..and it’s not even true.
Don’t believe me? Well, then consider doing your own experiment. I ask you to really monitor your energy level and more importantly your thoughts throughout an entire week. Be the OBSERVER in your life like a real scientist.
I have talked a lot with my clients and friends about our energy body or spirit and how whatever we put out, we are actively tuning into the whole Universe . And whatever we put out, we will get back. It’s just how it works. (ahem, refer to your experiment)
Our vibrational rate will fluctuate all the time, but the more often we can keep it high, the better our life will be. Whatever we think, say, consciously or subconsciously affects us.
THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS.…so choose the good ones. I know you’ve heard this before.
We can’t control what others do or act, but we definitely can keep our energy clear. We can even choose to spring clean certain people right out of our lives and energy fields. 🙂
So how do we keep our Energy body vibrating high?
By doing things that bring us Joy.
Joy has an extremely high vibration. In fact all angels are basically pure Joy! And that’s a high spirit vibration.
Here is my challenge for you this month.
Do your Energetic Spring Clearing.
I want you to do something everyday that makes you happy. Choose positive words to talk about your life with others. I wish the words you whisper to yourself in the dark are kind. I hope that you forgive the so called mistakes and guilt of the past and release these to the Light.
Use this month for Renewal. It will take time, some more than others, to basically retrain your mind to search for the joy in every day situations. But I promise you’ll get there.
And the more joyful activities you participate in, the more you will attract happy people, more positive opportunities, more love and light. Yes, it sounds like magic because I like to think it is.
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast