Welcome to Serenity’s Gift Reflexology

Foot & hand reflexology is a scientific art based on the idea that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all parts of the body.  The physical act of applying specific pressure to specific points on the hands and feet result in stress reduction; which causes a physiological change in the body. 

The Aim of Reflexology is to relax tension, improve nerve and blood supply, and bring the whole body back into natural balance. It is never meant to be used instead of traditional medicine, but rather in conjunction with traditional medicine as an aid to healing and healthy living. 

The goal of Reflexology is to eliminate toxins from the body.  The body naturally gets rid of its waste salts via the skin, urinary system and the digestive system.  If the body is not functioning 100%, then some of these waste toxins stay in the body.  They collect in the nerve endings related to the part of the body that is mal-functioning.  The toxins crystallize in the nerve endings. The job of the Reflexologist is to help the body rid itself of these crystals. By carefully working over the whole area of the feet and hands they are able to break down the crystals.

 The Lymphatic system, the body’s cleansing system, washes out the dissolves toxins. These toxins are then excreted in the normal way.  The patient is advised to drink extra water, six to eight glasses a day, for three days after the treatment to help with the cleansing effect.

Reflexology is not a new fad; it was used by the Ancient Egyptians and Asian Indians over 5000 years ago and by the Chinese over 10,000 years ago where it was used as a maintenance therapy along with Acupuncture.

In addition to Reflexology, Healing Touch and Reiki are other therapies used by natural practitioners. These use the layers of energy that surrounds the body.  This energy is redirected back to the body.  It improves the blood circulation and increases the oxygen supply to the body, thus improving the healing of the body.  The energy layers around the body also relate to the spiritual, emotional and mental well-being of the patient. These treatments treat the whole person rather than just one part.  After a treatment patients comment that they feel at peace, have improved concentration, and are better able to cope with the demands of life.

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Healing Touch

What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

Healing Touch is therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.

Healing Touch uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.

These non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together  to facilitate the client’s health and healing.

The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.

What are the benefits of Healing Touch

Healing Touch is done without the use of invasive procedures such as injections, inserting tubes, medication or surgery

Research has shown that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and enhances the healing process.

Medications can cause side effects and must be monitored. Healing Touch restores balance and harmony to our natural biofield without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Healing touch does not require the use of equipment or substances and can be done in any setting. An open heart, a set of hands and a willing spirit is all that is needed.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A HEALING TOUCH SESSION?

The first session involves a consultation in addition to the Healing Touch session.  The provider will ask a series of questions about your physical, mental, and emotional situation, and will answer questions about Healing Touch. Then you lay fully clothed on a massage table while the provider gently places his or her hands slightly above or on the body. The session generally lasts 40 to 60 minutes, and people frequently report feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful during and after the session. Because there may be a cumulative effect of using Healing Touch over time, regular sessions are recommended.

WHERE IS HEALING TOUCH USED?

Healing Touch is used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, private practices, hospices, and spas.  Healing Touch was founded in 1989 as a continuing education program for nurses, massage therapists, other health care professionals, and lay persons.  Today, Healing Touch is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools, and other settings around the world.

Healing Touch Research

Healing Touch Research has been conducted in a wide variety of settings and with a number of different problems and situations including:

Cancer, Cardio-vascular disease, Endocrine/Immune function, Pain, Patient satisfaction and experience, Psychotherapy/Psychology, Post operative recovery, Stress

These studies demonstrate that there is support in favor of considering Healing Touch for providing integrative care. Healing Touch research has been supported and/or funded by hospitals, universities, colleges, professional organizations, private foundations, and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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