Mini Medi: A Moment Before Movement


Reducing stress doesn’t require hours of practice every day.  Studies have shown that brain waves begin to change just after 15 minutes of meditation.  So, whether you are new to the practice or are a seasoned pro with precious little time, it is possible to reap the benefits from just a few minutes a day.

Making time before you start your day is an easy way to set a positive tone.  You don’t even have to get out of bed.  Instead of trying to get 10 more minutes of unsuccessful snoozing, concentrate on your breath instead.  Strong, deliberate breathing with a focus on the exhale, not the inhale will increase energy levels and kickstart body function.


Reiki through therapeutic touch- It’s not magic, but the experience is magical

So what is this Reiki stuff people keep talking about?  

Simply put, Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that promotes balance, healing and wellness for the mind, body and spirit.  

It is becoming more widely accepted in the mainstream as a modality that can help manage numerous emotional and physical ailments, but we’ll get to that in a moment.  

First, let’s talk about energy. 

 It’s important to remember that everything on the planet generates a frequency; this includes the emotions, thoughts, muscles, organs and bones.  Your body requires the use of energy to live, thrive and survive.

Your environment, mood, diet and over-all health affects these frequencies.  

When this happens, it can cause imbalance in your person.  

Being a massage therapist, I’m obviously a very tactile person and believe very deeply in the benefit of touch and that extends to my Reiki practice as well. 

Reiki and other touch therapies promote healing by activating a relaxation response and balances subtly and deeply.  

Scientific studies being done also corroborate this and have found that one of the benefits of Reiki treatments is the brain’s release of oxytocin, the hormone that is released during positive touch such as cuddling.  

It also has been shown to increase the speed of healing and decrease depression.  It also decreases stress, supports and boosts immune health, increases vitality, decreases blood pressure and pain and can also aid in emotional clearing.  It is currently, most often being used in the traditional medicine realm, to help cancer patients through every process of their treatments.

So?  How do I do that voodoo I do?  Very simply.  My job as the Reiki Therapist is to facilitate and co-create relaxation and focus the energies that your body uses to move, feel, love, emote and repair.  By increasing healthy and positive energy flow throughout the body; the body (and mind… and spirit) is able to recover much more easily and quickly.  

If you are interested in more information about reiki in the mainstream check the links below.  Also, I’d love to chat with you if you have any questions about Reiki and what to expect from a Reiki session.

Reiki Really Works

Effect Of Reiki Therapy On Pain And Anxiety In Adults

Administering Energy With Reiki

What Does The Research Say About Reiki