Deeper Awareness

 
Deeper Awareness

When it comes to distinctive and profound areas of life regarding the awareness of one's mind, body, and soul... I believe true eternal richness is discovered when we continue to seek a deeper and deeper level of awareness...and that is why I have chosen to offer an in-depth writing regarding the range of specialities I offer for you here, At 1 With The Earth.  

The power of touch holds such a profoundly, wondrous presence in this life when it is called upon in a healthy and productively safe nature.  The specialties I offer via the power of touch through massage therapy, bodywork, energy work, and Ayurveda, facilitate in effectively influencing your mind to the positive, your body to a healthy and peaceful estate, and your soul to the infinite greatness of worth that it is...for these are, without any doubt, the most impressive, meaningful, and majestic assets you will ever have and carry with you no matter what you do or where you go.  

Sometimes reading, however, is just not enough.  Sometimes to go deeper into awareness you may require one-to-one, verbal and sight communication on location so that more senses are able to truly feel the positive energy and capture the essence of the knowledge being delivered.  Surely, I know this to be true; therefore...I will reserve time here, 
At 1 With The Earth...as dedicated and productive one-to-one time with you to fully articulate this deeper level of awareness...and furthermore, answer any questions that may come to your mind about the range of specialities I offer.  And...until such a time presents itself, the following writing is here for you to begin the journey into deeper awareness...



Swedish Massage Therapy...

Swedish massage therapy affects all of us differently...from one spectrum to the other.   You see, when I am receiving 60 minutes of Swedish massage therapy, I allow my entire essence to fall into a profoundly deep relaxation state of existence...then, immediately upon completion, and, as I walk away from the treatment room, I tune into and become aware of the energizing effects I sense and feel within my mind, body, and soul, insomuch that my entire essence becomes completely energized and my day plays out as an incredibly productive and creative day...from work to social to exercise to sleep.   I set myself up to escape the world and profoundly relax for 60 minutes of time which then, in turn, translates into a higher level of productive and creative existence.


You may come to realize that Swedish massage therapy could affect you this very same way...or...or, you may find that you fall into a deep relaxation state while receiving Swedish massage therapy, and then after completion, you discover that you continue to hold onto that state of being for the duration of your day.  And you know what, that is the precise beauty of it. Swedish massage therapy gives you exactly what you need...even though you have no idea you need it. Your physical body knows and once it is given the benefit to receive such, the effects of this benefit then translate into specifically needed effects to your mind and soul...incredible, right?


Deep Tissue Massage Therapy...

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy tends to the deep tissue structure of the fascia and muscles referred to as connective tissue.  Of the many different types of massage, deep tissue focuses on the release of muscle tension and chronic adhesions (termed more commonly as knots in the muscle).   The movements I present and deliver for you during a deep tissue massage are similar to those in Swedish, however, more pressure and slower deliverance is offered.   This slow, focused deliverance enables the pressure to signal your deeper muscle tissues to release toxin build-up by loosening the muscles...and my awareness and intention is intuitively tuned in to becoming at one with your muscles so that they release without resistance.  As the toxins are released from your muscles, a healthier flow of blood and oxygen can present itself and even so perform at a higher level of productivity...and the effects that are realized to your mind, body and soul are most fascinating especially if you choose to tune into the awareness thereof. 

Once your deep tissue massage is realized and you leave to continue with your day, I encourage you to find time, at some point during your day, to relax in a warm, full, deep Epsom salt bath; as this bath then becomes at one with the deep tissue work in assisting to pull the released toxins from your body at an accelerated, more productive momentum. 



 
Reflexology...


As I am pondering about Reflexology and the incredible benefits of this ancient healing art...what keeps surfacing to my mind and focus is the word and work of "stimulate".  As you know, we are all here on this Earth to progress...to work...to function...to be active.  So, this leads us to realize that the process of "stimulate" or "stimulation" is of high importance...right?

Stimulate is a word and a work of such incredible value...and one definition of stimulate is this:  to excite, as in the process of increasing functional activity.  And, if you ask me...surely I would tell you that I want my mind, body, and soul to have an abundance of stimulative effects present...how about you?  Would you want the very same?

And, with that said, I believe the ancient healing art of Reflexology is up front along with the other specialities I offer here, At 1 With The Earth...as it is a holistic therapy, here, for you...if you desire to stimulate, capture, and sustain balance.

Capturing and sustaining balance of the mind, body, and soul is a very living entity...meaning that it needs to be fed and protected and maintained to remain in a healthy existence...and this is achieved by the ongoing process of stimulation which can be achieved by receiving Reflexology.

Reflexology offers stimulating and balancing effects on your body...from your skin to your skeletal to your endocrine to your circulatory system and...and, everything in between.  And this is how:  the ancient healing art of Reflexology divides the body into 10 longitudinal zones...five on each side of the body.  Each organ or part of the body is represented on the hands and feet and even ears.  And...as you received pressure that I apply to each of these areas, the pressure stimulates the flow of energy, blood, nutrients, and nerve impulses to the corresponding body zone...not only to relieve the aliments in that zone, but to bring back or further maintain balance in that zone...incredible, right?

I am aware, just as I believe you are...that sometimes our physical and emotional health is affected with a variety of character building situations that attempt to challenge our ability to progress, work, function, and be active at the level we so desire.  And, if you find yourself experiencing this very thing, the ancient healing art of Reflexology may be just what your mind, body, and soul needs to bring you back to balance.


 
Reiki...

Energy work is one of my great passions and fascinations...for as you and I both know, energy is what we are...we live in a universe made up entirely of energy...our thoughts are energy...our emotions are energy...our physical bodies and all physical matter is simply...a form of energy.

I truly believe in and of Reiki...I have felt it for myself to know that it is real and that it works...not only on the receiving end but also on the channeling end...for this energy is felt by not only you in a session...but also by and through me as it is channeled through me to you.  Reiki is felt via sensation...and, it is felt differently from person to person.  The sensation may be warmth, heat, cold, vibration, tingling, and sometimes nothing...a completely peaceful "nothing" kind of a feeling.

Reiki is a transcendental energy that works and corresponds to the four elements of physical (Earth), mental (air), emotional (water) and spiritual (fire).  Reiki is an incredible work and wonder of life force energy; life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings, and it becomes disrupted when someone allows negative thoughts and feelings to reside within...these negative thoughts and feelings attach to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force and this negativity moves onward to cause a diminished function in one or more of the cells, tissues, organs, and bones of the physical body.  (If you discover that Reiki intrigues you but you do not quite understand it in complete detail, I highly recommend that you spend some time with me on location to engage in a deeper level of one-to-one communication.)


 
Warm Earth Stone/Swedish Blend...


The idea of blending earth stones with Swedish massage therapy is of sure brilliance as you engage in the deep relaxation and meditative state of Swedish while at the same time you experience profound deep muscle tension release as heat transfers from the warm earth stones I delicately place for and on you. 

The earth stones that I have for you here, At 1 With The Earth, have been gracefully gathered from riverbeds in Montana and from other lakes and streams throughout the country.  These warm earth stones productively magnify the process of deep warmth and muscle tension release.  

To prepare for Warm Earth Stone/Swedish Blend therapy, you and I will discuss the flow of expectations; once we are satisfied with communication, I will leave the treatment room and close the door behind me so that you may begin to prepare.  For preparation, you dress down as far as you feel comfortable; then you climb onto the warm and comfortable massage table while at the same time into the warm linens and invitingly soft blanket.  

A short moment in time later, you hear my delicate knock on the door and I enter the treatment room and close the door behind me.  I then begin to retrieve the earth stones from the heating device where they have been resting in an warmly heated body of water.   One-by-one, I then begin to place the warm earth stones on key pressure points of your body.  These warm earth stones will each immediately send a signal to your muscles to encourage your muscles to surrender to a deep relaxation state of existence.  As your muscles surrender, the deep warm heat also works to attract increased circulation; and because I rest the warm earth stones on areas of your body that are rich with nerve endings and reflexes, the warmth and vibration of the earth stones also induces a sedation of the nervous system...fantastic, right?

At the same time the earth stones are resting upon you and transferring warmth into you, I begin Swedish massage therapy with warm oil and hand deliverance as well as earth stone deliverance beginning at your head, neck, and shoulders and then moving down to your arms and hands and then your legs, removing the earth stones with the flow of the Swedish massage.  Then, I move to the middle of the side of the massage table to assist you in changing positions...turning over to rest comfortably face down.  Then, once you are ready, I retrieve and place warm earth stones for and on you once again before continuing with the flowing movements of Swedish massage therapy to your feet, hamstrings, and calves...and then your back, shoulders, and neck. As the time you have chosen is close to the final phase, I will bring your awareness to your final moment.


 
Sacred Sea Stone & Sand...


I believe there is not one thing on the Earth that can ever replace the human touch, so when you experience Sacred Sea Stone and Sand therapy, you experience the feel of hand massage deliverance delicately blended with sea stone deliverance...and this deliverance is furthermore a balanced blend of massage and bodywork with the amazing ancient science of Ayurveda.

During Sacred Sea Stone and Sand therapy, you are exposed to the vibration qualities of 29 warm seas stones and crystals as they are positioned at each Chakra 1-7 (root, sacrum, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown).  The sea stones that I turn to for this type of massage therapy are ones that have been harvested from seashores of Rhode Island and Connecticut...and these sea stones continue to exist as they were originally discovered while resting at the seashores.

Prior to the placement of each sea stone, warm oil is poured onto your skin and evenly blended across while I deliver a passive stretch to you.  Then, after placement of each sea stone and crystal, warmed sea sandbags are placed directly on your legs and shoulders as compression grounding therapy.

After placement of all the sea stones, crystals, and sea sandbags, hand deliverance treatment begins at your feet.  First contact is realized with a warmed salted lemon on the souls of your feet that stimulates detoxification. Once I become satisfied with application, warm castor oil is poured onto to your feet and you experience an incredibly comforting massage to each...along with a fantastically, healthy stretch.

After this experience, small sea stones are placed in between your toes to create space, and this placement assists in balancing the right and left hemispheres of your brain.  Then, your feet are individually wrapped with a warm towel and your feet are kept warm throughout the duration of your experience.

After your feet have been warmly wrapped, I move to your upper body and begin massage deliverance on your head, neck, and shoulder area...and from there, I work my way down your arms and hands then your core and legs.  Then, I move to the middle of the side of the massage table to help you to turn over so that you are to lying face down.  And now, I continue to offer the same deliverance to your feet, calves, hamstrings and then back.

Sacred Sea Stone and Sea Sand therapy brings you to become At 1 With The Earth insomuch as vibrations from the crystals and sea stones and compression from sea sand works with you to nurture, balance, and energize your essence.  


 
Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy...


The effects you feel from Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy are dynamic, unique and powerful, yet just as relaxing and comforting as Swedish during and after your session commences.  I deliver Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy to you with my feet, and at times, my lower legs, while at the same time the compression of my body weight. Through my artistic deliverance moves, you will feel sensations such as compressing, percussion, sweeping, and swirling on your skin and through to your muscles...bringing you to an amazingly healthy and relaxing state of mind, body and soul.

I believe Ashiatsu is truly an incredibly fascinating deep-tissue-effect-yet-Swedish-feel therapy...so, naturally, it is of high importance for me to help you see deeper into the flow of the deliverance thereof.  To prepare for your Ashiatsu on location, you and I communicate effectively regarding the flow of the work so that we both fully understand expectations.  Once we are both satisfied with communication, I walk out of the treatment room and close the door and you begin to dress down as far as you feel comfortable...then, you climb onto the warm and comfortable massage table while at the same time into the warm linens and incredibly soft blankets that work to surround you to keep you warm and secure throughout your time here, At 1 With The Earth.  At this time, you find yourself lying in the prone position (face down) with your head resting in the face cradle...and, you begin to turn your focus on taking in and releasing a series of long, productive, deep breaths as your sense of hearing becomes at one with the absolutely beautiful acoustic guitar prelude music.

After a short moment of time, you hear my delicate knock on the door that lets you know that I am entering the treatment room.  As I enter and close the door behind me, I spray feet and legs with wintergreen isopropyl alcohol and take a stand on the feet warmers on the floor surrounding the massage table...thus warming my feet so that initial contact with your skin is just as it should be.  As I step from warmer to warmer, I use my hands and copper kettle to pour warm oil onto your neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, glutes, legs, and feet covering and uncovering only one area of your anatomy at a time so that you continue to feel warm and secure.  All this happens as you also continue to focus on long deep breaths and the absolutely beautiful music.  The perfectly blended combination of the warm room, the warm oil, the beautiful music and your comfortable position with deep breaths, then allows you to drift and surrender from this world into a conscious state of deep relaxation, balance, and harmony.

You now come to realize that therapy is beginning as I lightly touch the back of your head as I take position to sit on the hightop chair just at the front of the massage table.  The deliverance of Ashiatsu begins as I use both of my feet and legs to deliver flowing movements of sliding and compressing down on your shoulders (deltoid muscles); and then, I work my way through a series of movements on your back (trapezius), shoulders (deltoids) and upper arms (triceps).  After this series of movements, I then stand on the hightop chair, step onto the massage table while at the same time reaching out for the bars hanging from the ceiling.  As I move to a stable stance holding onto the bars for balance, I begin the long series of flowing movements effecting your entire back, arms, hands, glutes, legs, and feet.

Then, I move from standing on the massage table, to the hightop chair, and then to the floor and assist you in turning over to the supine position (face up) to complete the series of flowing movements of Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy.  As you are resting comfortably in this position, once again I begin at your shoulder area as I take position on the hightop chair.  You will feel an incredible healthy compression and smooth glide on your shoulders (deltoids), on your upper chest muscles (pectorals major), and on your upper arms (biceps).  Once this series has been realized, I take position standing on the massage table while at the same time reaching for the bars hanging from the ceiling to continue to deliver the incredible flowing movements from your upper shoulders, arms, core, legs, and feet.

The movements I deliver with Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy help to elongate the spine and dramatically stretch the shortened muscles relieving discomfort and help your body to release toxins at an extremely high rate.


 
Stretch...

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Ashi-Thai...


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Chakra Balancing w/Crystals...
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Shirodhara...

Shirodhara is one of my all time absolutely favorite aspects of Ayurveda...I truly, with all my heart, treasure the time that I spend here, At 1 With The Earth, administering Shirodhara to those who are fortunate to have been able to discover this intriguing and fascinating therapy.

And, you know what...I have been around the country studying Shirodhara, this incredibly rich, fascinating aspect of Ayurveda...and I sincerely want you to know, that you will find one of the most relaxing, smooth-flowing, artistic deliverances of Shirodhara right here, At 1 With The Earth, for I have such a deep passion and respect for this work...and this deep passion and respect is so incredibly crystal clear that you too are able to feel it...absorb it...and greatly benefit from it insomuch that at times, you will not want to leave...nor will I want you to leave for the positive energy...the calmness...the peacefulness...the enlightenment...the warmth...the healing...the electrifying sensations are abundant and flowing and just so fascinatingly incredible.

I absolutely love this work...I believe in this work...


 
Abhyanga...


Here, At 1 With The Earth, you experience Abhyanga in an atmosphere that encourages you to completely release the outside world and escape to a place that is serene and profoundly focused in the deliverance of positive healthy feelings...a place where deep meditation can surface...a place where you find insight for progression in your unique state of earthly existence.

As you experience Abhyanga, you will feel an abundant richness of warm oil flow and rest on your skin.  And, this warm oil is most gracefully guided during artistic massage deliverance.

Before receiving Abhyanga, you and I will talk with one another so that we discover your dominating dosha which is a biological energy.  In Ayurveda there are three...Vata (air and space), Pitta (water and fire), and Kapha (water).  Your dosha is discovered as we consider your body type, your skin type, and hallmarks of your personality.  Knowing your dosha brings forward the specific type of warm oil and sensory stimulation that I offer to you during Abhyanga...

Once we work together to discover your dosha, you and I will continue to communicate expectations; and, once we are satisfied with a thorough understanding, I will walk out of the treatment room closing the door behind me, thus presenting you with time to prepare for Abhyanga.  At this time, you dress down as far as you feel comfortable and climb onto the warm and comfortable massage table while at the same time into the warm linens and soft blankets that work to keep you warm and secure.  You find yourself lying in a supine position (face up).  Now you begin to release all of the activity of your world by taking in deep, long breaths, absorbing the sensory stimulated atmosphere...and, at the same time, your sense of hearing absorbs the incredibly beautiful acoustic guitar music sharing the atmosphere.  You feel the warmth of the massage table and the warmth of the air in the room; and, you begin to surrender to the healing properties offered by the subtle glow of the Himalayan Salt Lamps...and...the perfect blend of all this allows you to begin to drift into serenity.

In a short moment of time, I delicately knock on the door which lets you know I am entering the abundantly peaceful, warm, dimly lit room and atmosphere. I then begin to offer Abhyanga as I reach for a warm copper kettle and then pour the warm oil from this copper kettle over and between the fingers of one of my hands and then onto you...beginning with a light measure of warm oil on your head and face and then a more abundant measure on your neck and shoulders.  I then uncover both of your arms and hands and begin Abhyanga with the pouring of the warm oil then the flowing movements from one side to the other...keeping the repetitions flowing again...and again...and again; then, you experience Abhyanga on your abdominals for a productive duration of time.  After all Abhyanga movements are realized to and on your abdominals, your abdominals are slowly covered with the linens...and then, I offer Abhyanga to your legs and feet, pouring warm oil and a consistently flowing series of movements traveling from one side to the other...and after these smooth-flowing series of movements and repetitions, I will slowly cover your legs and feet once again with the warm linens, and move to the side of the center of the massage table, to assist you in turning over so that you may relax in prone position (face down.)

Now is the time when I pour warm oil on your glutes, hamstrings, calves, and feet; and I begin to offer a series of artistic Abhyanga movements here, consistently traveling from one side to the other for several repetitions...again...and again...and again.  As the flow of Abhyanga has been fully realized on this area of your anatomy, I then slowly cover your glutes, legs, and feet in the warm linens and soft blanket, just as they were before.

Then, I turn my full focus of Abhyanga deliverance to your back, neck, and shoulders.  I again pour an abundant rich layer of oil onto your skin and with slow flowing artistic movements, glide and guide the warm oil appropriately.  I offer productive and consistent repetition of flowing movements that take you to and through the final phase of Abhyanga.  As the time you have chosen for your Abhyanga closes in, I will slowly cover your back with the warm linens and soft blanket and gracefully bring your full awareness to the final moments of your time.

Abhyanga is an incredibly sacred therapy...meant to not only bring your essence to a wondrous state of serenity...but a sacred therapy that works on and within your mind, body, and soul as the warm oil penetrates your skin...promoting a feeling and look of softness while at the same time strength.  And...and...it even graciously offers a pathway to a most healthy, productive sleep.

I believe Abhyanga is endowing and effective...and, I soulfully recommend Abhyanga to you if you desire to enhance productive progression in and of your mind, body, and soul.

 
ShiroAbhyanga...

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Naysa Therapy...

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Lemon and Himalayan Salt Detox...

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