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Showing posts with label relax. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Your DNA is NOT your destiny!




YOU can influence your genes

Genetically speaking, we used to think information flowed in only one direction - from our DNA to our genes.   And since our DNA doesn't change, we were stuck with what we inherited.     


Through epigenetics (the study of what influences the flow of information between your DNA and your genes), we now know our genes can be activated and deactivated not only by our DNA, but also by signals directly from our environment.   This means our DNA is NOT our destiny!  We can turn ON the genes of health and longevity and turn OFF the genes of cell decay and death!

 Many things influence how genes are expressed or suppressed:

Source: Epigenetics across the human lifespan

The wellness services I provide fall under the "alternative medicine" category on the above chart.  And while it's only 1 of the 12 ways to positively influence your genes, it's a safe, easy, and cost effective approach.

So relax with a biodynamic craniosacral session, have your muscles tuned up, or balance your energy with reiki.  And know you're doing your body good!

Make an appointment with Earth Dragon Healing

Thursday, September 1, 2016

20%          SAVE!!           20%


Save 20% when you book more than one session with Earth Dragon Healing

Touch for Health Sessions:

One session = $60
Two sessions = $95
Three sessions = $145

Reiki Sessions:

One session = $40
Two sessions = $65
Three sessions = $95

Sessions do not have to take place in September - you just need to book them in September to take advantage of this special pricing.

Payment required at time of booking.   

Offer in effect September 1 - 30, 2016 only.

Book your appointments here

Monday, April 25, 2016

What Type are You?

Reiki and Touch for Health are  different approaches to balancing your energy.   They both leave you feeling your best,  but how do you decide which is for you?

Take a bit of time to think about what you’re looking for.

Soothing music?  A spa-like experience where you feel pampered and oh-so-relaxed?

Then a Reiki session is just the thing.  Enjoy a peaceful hour where your chakras are gently balanced and realigned, leaving you feeling grounded, balanced and refreshed.


Do you prefer to be an active participant? Want to take more responsibility for your own well-being? Learn simple techniques you can do yourself?  Then Touch for Health is right for you.    The dynamic muscle tests, activation of various energy points and simple do-it-at-home touch ups will leave you feeling lively, involved and in charge.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Reiki can help!

Most wellness models in our western culture teach that the body is the foundation for everything in life, that without a healthy body everything else suffers.  I believe this is backwards thinking.  Your body isn't the foundation of your health.  Your body is the physical manifestation of your life experiences.  When your life is out of balance your mind gets stressed.  And when your mind is stressed your body suffers.  The good news is that you can make changes in your life, at any time, that can positively affect your health. 

Unfortunately our medical system doesn't teach doctors, or allow them the time needed, to counsel their patients on the things that ultimately manifest in the physical body. So we need to take this responsibility on for ourselves.  How do we do that? 

Ask yourself what you think might be the root to your medical condition.  Think beyond the conventional answers like "I need to lose weight" or "I am depressed".  These may be true, but they're the symptoms.  You're looking for the underlying cause.  Dig deeper:  Is your marriage on the rocks?  Do you hate your job?  Are you lonely? 

Ask yourself "What does my body need so it can heal?"  Yes, maybe you need antibiotics or some professional counselling.  But maybe you need to finish that novel, hire a nanny, forgive an old injustice, or end a relationship.

This is tough stuff.  

Go easy on yourself.  

Reiki can help.  


Friday, April 4, 2014

Pathways to Health

Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Healing

According to The World Health Organization, "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease."  In keeping with this idea of health, working to create a sense of well-being on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels is what Reiki is all about.

Many people use the terms "healing" and "curing" interchangeably but it's important to understand they do not mean the same thing.  Curing means to completely eradicate an illness or disease in the physical body while healing can occur on many different levels and isn't  even necessarily linked to a physical condition.


What does it mean to heal on these different levels?
  1. Physical - healing on this level might mean eliminating an illness completely, or could simply mean alleviating the symptoms for a while , allowing time to address any underlying root causes that might be found on the emotional, mental or spiritual levels. 
  2. Emotional - emotional healing might result in calming fears or coming to acceptance of the effects of life-events such as illness, bereavement, job loss, etc.
  3. Mental - the deep state of relaxation assists with the mental release of negative thought patterns or attitudes that might be interfering with relationships or achieving life goals.
  4. Spiritual - healing from a spiritual level could result in a more compassionate attitude towards self, others and the natural world.  Or it might assist in releasing restrictive belief systems to support greater self-expression and creativity. 

The Body Heals with Play
The Mind Heals with Laughter
The Spirit heals with Joy


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Relax into Healing

We all know we should relax more. 

 And we all know how difficult it can be to relax.

But here's something we don't all know:

It has been proven that relaxing can fundamentally change your health.

According to Mario Beauregard, author of "Brain Wars", the Harvard Medical School conducted a study which showed that more than 2200 genes were activated differently between people who practiced relaxation and people who didn't.  Perhaps even more interesting, they discovered a gene that is turned on or off by stress is turned the other way during relaxation.   Wow!

Relax with Reiki

Understanding that relaxation can change the way your body operates at this most fundamental level helps to explain the benefits of reiki.  During a reiki treatment you achieve a state of deep relaxation, which is usually accompanied by increased energy and feelings of well-being.  Well, no wonder!  You're giving those stressed-out genes a chance to express themselves in a more balanced way.

There are many ways to relax and trigger the body's innate ability to heal.  If you're not sure which approach is best for you,  why not try reiki?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Reiki for Health & Wellness

R is for Reiki

Here are 4 really good reasons to give Reiki a try:
  1. Reiki can never do harm.  The Reiki practitioner acts as a channel for the energy and your body does the rest.  You and your body are in control of your own healing.   
  2. Reiki is not a religion.  Although Reiki is spiritually guided, Reiki has no religious affiliation.  You do not have to "believe" in anything for Reiki to work.   
  3. Reiki does not interfere with your current medications or treatments.  Reiki is a complementary healing technique that  is used in hospitals and hospices.
  4. Reiki works on both chronic illness (e.g. stress related complaints) and acute conditions (e.g. sports injuries). 
The benefits of Reiki:
  • pain relief
  • reduced stress
  • improved sleep
  • increased energy
  • feelings of well-being

People who have regular Reiki treatments feel more balanced and report an increased enjoyment in life.  So what are you waiting for?  Why not try Reiki today?  All you've got to lose is your stress.

Click here to find a Canadian Reiki Association registered Practitioner near you.

"It is good, I think, for our hearts, our minds, our imaginations, to be stretched; but body, nerve, endurance and life-span are not as elastic."   Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, April 2, 2012

Breathe Easy

B is for

There is nothing more natural than breathing.  It's the first thing we do when we're born.  It's the last thing we stop doing when we die.  Somewhere between the two we change the way we do it.  Watch a baby and you'll see the belly expand on the inhale.  Ask  an adult to take a deep breath and you'll see the chest expand and shoulders raise instead.  I'm not sure why this happens.  What I am sure of though, is that oxygen is essential to life and health and our habit of shallow breathing robs us of this vital energy source.

I offer you two really simple breathing exercises.  One to help you relax when you're feeling stressed.  The other to energize you when you're dragging.  For both exercises focus on where the breath goes.  Visualize the air going to the bottom of the lungs first to expand the belly,  then filling the top of the lungs last.  Do this in a relaxed way - don't force the breath in any way - just allow it to flow.

Inhale and exhale slowly through the nose.  Count to be sure each inhale and each exhale are the same length.  Start with a count of 4, then as your breathing slows down and your body starts to relax, increase the count to 6, and then 8.  Do this for 3 - 5 mins. whenever you're feeling stressed.   You can also use this technique as a sleep aid - continuing breathing like this until you slumber off.

Inhale slowly through the nose, exhale quickly through the mouth.  Count to be sure each inhale is twice as long as each exhale.   (Try a 6 and 3 count to start and adjust to what feels comfortable.)  Be sure that you fully exhale each time, your lungs should be empty before you start the next inhale.  Do this for 3 - 5 mins. whenever you need an energy boost.