EnerChi Massage and Wellness Centre Services

By: Enerchi Massage And Wellness Centre  09-12-2011
Keywords: qigong

Jin Shin Do® ("The Way of the Compassionate Spirit") is a unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure techniques, classic Chinese acupressure theory, Reichian segmental theory, Taoist philosophy and Qigong exercises. Developed by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, M.A., L.M.F.C.C., this sensible therapy outlines tension points associated with common physical problems and with distressing feelings like anxiety, depression, guilt and anger. It teaches points and exercises that help release physical and emotional tensions. Best of all, it helps one learn to transform, rather than repress, painful feelings - leading to a more joyful way of life and the realization of one's full potential.

"Acupressure" refers to any technique using finger pressure on "acupoints" to reduce stress and balance the body energy. An "acupressure" method may be simple and symptomatic, or sophisticated and deeply therapeutic. Jin Shin Do® covers both ends of this spectrum, for it can be used both as a selfhelp tool and as a professional therapeutic method. It brings about pleasurable, deep relaxation and increased awareness of both body and psyche. Jin Shin Do® contrasts with acupuncture in the absence of needles, and because one individual is touched by another in a highly supportive way which evokes the feeling of being held, cradled and safe. It contrasts with Shiatsu in being a more slow & shy paced method and focusing more on deep release of muscular armoring.

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals.[1] The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough". We offer therapeutic, relaxation and hot stone massage at EnerChi.

Reconnective Healing is a form of healing that is here on the planet for the very first time. It reconnects us to the fullness of the universe as it reconnects us to the fullness of our beings and of who we are. It is considered to be able to reconnect us to the universe and to our very essence not just through a new set of healing frequencies, but through possibly an entirely new bandwidth. The reality of its existence has demonstrated itself clearly in practice as well as in science laboratories.

The Reconnection is the umbrella process of reconnecting to the universe, which allows Reconnective Healing to take place. These healings and evolutionary frequencies are of a new bandwidth brought in via a spectrum of light and information. It is through The Reconnection that we are able to interact with these new levels of light and information, and it is through these new levels of light and information that we are able to reconnect. This is something new. This is different. This is real—and it can be entrained in each of us.

Qigong is a combination of two ideas:
"Qi" (pronounced chee), means air, breath of life, or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe. "Gong" (pronounced gung, as in lung) means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement. Together, Qigong means the skill of cultivating vital energy, or the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the body. Qigong is a mind-body practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing techniques, and focused intention. The body is enveloped by Qi or electromagnetic currents, affecting both internal and external organ functions.

Medical Qigong therapy is the eldest therapeutic modality of Chinese medicine. It is a comprehensive system of health care addressing the root cause of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole. The practitioner, drawing upon their ability to sense and manipulate energy developed through dedicated study and self-cultivation, uses qi emission and/or teaches medical qigong exercises and meditations based upon a differential diagnosis rooted in Chinese medical theory to restore health and wellness. Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, Chinese medicine may successfully treat conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Participants are challenged to hone skills in communication, leadership, relationship and more by working through activities with equines. Equines offer non-judgmental feedback through their responses to the participant’s request for action. The facilitator will observe and be there for guidance but not until the participant has exhausted their supply of solutions. If asked for guidance the facilitator will make suggestions for success by asking the participant to make a change of some kind. This change will be aimed at direct success with the equine and will provide a topic for discussion after the activity so that the participant can draw parallels to human challenges. When success takes place after a change is made we can ask where else in their life the participant struggles and how that might change if they were to apply the same change in energy to that situation.

The Aqua Chi is a revolutionary hydro-therapy device that combines the life-giving properties of water with a specialized bio-electric charge, which enhances and amplifies the body's ability to heal itself. Hence, the name Aqua Chi. The bio-charge produced by the Aqua Chi Foot Bath (commonly called a detox foot bath) resonates throughout the water at a frequency specific to each individual taking a treatment. The negative ions created during a session are similar to those found in hot springs and other naturally charged water sources known to be beneficial to the body. The energized water helps to re-balance the body's energy meridians by permeating and realigning an individual's energy field. Many of the benefits of the foot spa can be attributed to the re-balancing of these energy meridians.

Scientific analysis shows infrared heat induced sweat contains 5-6 times more toxins, fat and impurities than normal sweat. Relax in a Far North Sauna and enjoy its unsurpassed ability to eliminate stored waste (metabolic wastes, environmental toxins, city pollution, fat, cholesterol, heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine - source: Zane R. Gard, MD & Erma J. Brown, BSN, PhN TLfDP, October 1992). One U.S. study has indicated that people using a conventional sauna were eliminating 95-97% water in their sweat. Those using an infra-red sauna, however, were found to be eliminating only 80-85% water, while the remaining 15-20% was mostly composed of undesirable elements such as sodium, fat soluble toxins, sulfuric acid, uric acid, toxic heavy metals, ammonia, and cholesterol.

There are many causes of back pain, including poor posture, weak back and stomach muscles, and misalignments to name a few. Many of these causes can actually be attributed to one force we must all battle: gravity.

Inversion therapy puts gravity to work for you by placing your body in line with the downward force of gravity. Using your own body weight as a natural form of traction, inversion elongates the spine by increasing the space between the vertebrae, relieving the pressure on discs, ligaments and nerve roots. Less pressure means less back pain.

Every nerve root leaves the spine through an opening between the vertebrae - the size of this opening is largely controlled by the height of the disc. Discs that are plump and contained in their ligament "wrappers" are necessary to keep the nerve roots free of pressure and your body free from pain.

Stress and tension can cause muscle spasms in the back, neck and shoulders, as well as headaches and other problems. Tense muscles produce spasms and pain by reducing the supply of oxygen and by reducing blood and lymph flow, allowing the accumulation of waste chemicals in the muscles. Inverting yourself to as little as 25° for even a few minutes can help relax tense muscles and speed the flow of lymphatic fluids which flush out the body's wastes and carry them to the blood stream. The faster this waste is cleared, and fresh supplies of oxygen are introduced, the faster stiffness and pain in the muscles can disappear. A study conducted by physiotherapist L.J. Nosse found that, "EMG (electromyographic) activity, an indicator of muscle pain, declined over 35% within ten seconds of assuming the inverted position."2

Inversion can also help to encourage good posture. When inverted, your body is in line with gravity. Your spine wants to naturally go to it proper form (a gentle "s" curve). A regular program of inversion can help you to maintain proper posture and keep your body in balance. Poor posture is not only unhealthy, it's unattractive.

Paraffin wax treatments are used to help painful hands and feet as well as making the skin smooth and soft.

The Five Tibetans are also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation. This simple set of exercises will raise your energy level and improve your physical health, no matter what age you begin at.

Pal Dan Gum has been used for thousands of years in China and Korea for the curing of disease and the promotion of radiant health.

Pal Dan Gum exercises are often referred to as the ‘eight silken movements’. This is the secret art of Chinese and Korean sages. These exercises have been used by sages and mountain hermits for prolonging life and as an aid to spiritual development. They have been recommended by traditional Oriental doctors simply to cure difficult diseases. They are still used in modern hospitals in China and Korea. But, most importantly, they can be practiced by anyone willing to take five minutes a day for the development of improved health and increased awareness. If performed once or twice a day, the Pal Dan Gum exercises will recharge the inner organs and will purify all the psychic channels and organ meridians. They will promote improved blood circulation to all parts of the body. The muscles and joints will become more flexible and resilient. The posture will improve and many of the common everyday ailments that plague most people will gradually disappear.

Pal Dan Gum may be performed before or after meditation, or the “inner exercises”. Before doing the Pal Dan Gum exercises, walk around quietly for a few minutes. Breathe regularly through the nose into the chest, slowly and gently. Calm the mind and body. Lightly touch your tongue to your palate. As you do the exercises, concentrate completely on the motions, postures, and breathing. Keep your eyes half opened unless otherwise directed. Flow smoothly from one exercise to the next. Do the exercises slowly and accurately. You may repeat the ones you feel a need for. You should complete the series in five or ten minutes, and at the end of that time you will feel refreshed, relaxed, and energized.

Pal Dan Gum is a natural and fun way to keep the body active and fit while increasing the vital force of human energy.

RATES:

Reconnective Healing with Dale or Angie
(including distance and animals) $70 per session
Relaxation Massage with Angie $50 per hour
Aqua Chi $30 per session
Infra Red Sauna $15 per 1/4 hr
Equine Assisted Learning $80 per session
All other treatments
(in 1/4 hour increments) $70 per hour
Students and Seniors 57.75 per hour
GST is included in all prices

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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: qigong

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