Well I have to say a huge thank you to the Weather Angels for the spectacular weather this weekend. My youngest daughter, Leah, married her gorgeous fiance Andrew on Saturday. They had a very relaxed, intimate ceremony in the Yarra Valley with just 20 guests. They hired a stunning house with magnificent views, gorgeous gardens, a swimming pool, playground, lots of bedrooms and a big lounge with an open fire. Everyone stayed for the weekend which was so lovely. We literally had a wedding breakfast on Sunday morning. You can pop over to our Facebook Page to see some pics if you like. www.facebook.com/SimplyNaturalPage
Leah is now having a couple of days off on her “Mini-moon” but will be back on deck this Wednesday while Kathryn, (our shop manager) heads off to Thailand for a couple of weeks. We have lots of things happening over the next few weeks so stay tuned.
Although this Friday is officially a public holiday for the Grand Final Parade we’re not really into the Footy so the shop and clinic will be open along with a number of other shops at Tunstall Square.
We actually have quite a few massage bookings already for those people that would normally be working. If you have the day off then it might be a good opportunity to pop in a have some nurturing. I highly recommend a “Top to Toe Treatment” with Etsuko Constable, our Reflexologist. Her signature treatment is a combination of Indian Head Massage and Foot Reflexology. It’s really amazing. I was talking with Etsuko last week and she said that most people underestimate the health benefits of Reflexology.
Like Acupuncture, Reflexology can be helpful for pretty much all health conditions including insomnia, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance, menopause symptoms, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety and depression. Etsuko also works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. She’s kept very busy doing Reflexology for patients going through cancer treatment. According to their website “Reflexology massage can be an effective way of reducing stress and tension. It can relieve stress and anxiety related to coping with cancer and its treatments.”
Maternity Reflexology is very effective for fertility, morning sickness, fluid retention through pregnancy, natural induction, a more comfortable birth and post natal recovery. A 1992 British study of 64 first-time mothers showed that Reflexology during pregnancy reduced the need for additional pain relief during labour and resulted in quicker, problem-free births. It also seemed to help other symptoms such as heartburn and increased blood pressure.
During a Reflexology session the practitioner will locate specific points on the feet that relate to certain organs and systems in the body. These points might feel crunchy or create some pain when pressed. This is an indication that the energy meridian related to that point is blocked. Stimulating the point with Reflexology can release the blocked energy and ensure that the Chi Energy is flowing to all the glands, systems and organs in the way that it should. Although I’m generally pretty healthy but my first few Reflexology sessions with Etsuko were quite uncomfortable. For a tiny woman she sure knows how to get to the deep spots. It’s actually like a deep tissue massage (for your feet) without taking your clothes off.
Did you know that there are also Reflex points on the head, face, ears and shoulders. During an Indian Head Massage these points are stimulated to release tension and correct the energy flow. This is also quite intense but it feels sooooo good. You actually have to experience it to know how exquisite it is.
Of course if all the Chi Energy in our body was flowing freely through all the meridians as it should we would literally experience radiant health. It’s really only when this energy is blocked or depleted that we experience pain, dis-ease and fatigue. This depletion or blockage occurs as a result of stress or trauma… and there are hundreds of ways to safely and naturally correct this flow.
I have this fantasy that Healing Centres like ours existed thousands of years ago in ancient Atlantis. Plato wrote about Atlantis around 360 B.C. saying that it existed 9000 years prior. According to Livescience.com “Atlantis is a legendary “lost” island subcontinent often idealized as an advanced, utopian society holding wisdom that could bring world peace.” Whether Atlantis really existed or not is up for debate but there’s no doubt that very advanced, peaceful civilisations existed long before ours and that they had ancient wisdom and very powerful healing techniques. Believe it or not, many of today’s Healers and Light Workers actually have past life memories of Atlantis or similar ancient cultures and this ancient wisdom is being remembered.
Anyway, I’m not sure whether I’m about 11,000 years behind the times or if I’m ahead of my time but I imagine a healthcare system that focuses on the health of the subtle energy field around and through us. I imagine people regularly coming to a Healing Centre like ours to get an “Energy Tune Up.” Whether that’s with Reiki, Sound Healing, Kinesiology, Reflexology, Crystals, Colour Light Therapy, Acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Technique or Massage doesn’t really matter. The goal is simply to ensure the Chi Energy is healthy and then the physical body will be healthy. Viola!
If we shift our paradigm to incorporate Quantum Science and the understanding that all matter is the result of consciousness then it’s clearly possible to alter the physical body with our thoughts. This is because the link between our thoughts and our physical body is Chi Energy. Once we acknowledge this everything changes! The way we currently practice medicine by aiming to fix the structure and chemistry of the body will be redundant. It will be as big a shift as realising that the world is round not flat.
If you’re curious to learn more about the future of the planet then join me at Kindred Spirits at 10.30am on Thursday Morning. We’ll be watching a powerful movie called “Bought” which will amaze you. It explores the science and politics behind vaccines, GMO’s, pharmaceuticals and lots more.
So until the rest of the world catches up, you might just like to play with some of these beautiful Energy Healing techniques and explore how they affect your health. This Friday Night we’re running a VIP Sacred Healing Night to give you an experience of a range of techniques that we may well have remembered from Atlantis. We only have 4 places left so be quick to book. Take a look HERE to register for our Sacred Healing VIP night.
A couple more things…
This Saturday Christine Long is running a Workshop called Excel and Succeed. Take a look HERE for more info and next Thursday night we have one of our famous VIP Pamper Parties. You can BOOK HERE for that one.
Have a fabulous week and enjoy this gorgeous Spring weather and the start of Daylight Saving. Yey!