Sound Healing Technique’s for the Feet
A Tuning Fork Technique for the Feet
Sound is an intricate part of our world. While you probably already provide soothing music or background sounds during your massage sessions, incorporating sound therapy, such as tuning fork therapy, into your sessions can add a serene, spa-like element to a massage and leave your clients feeling even more relaxed and rejuvenated.
My first experience with sound:
I have been fascinated with sound since I was a little girl. I recall my first experience regarding sound, during a quiet school morning. I rushed into my second-grade classroom and observed a blind man very intently using a tuning fork to tune our classroom piano. As I watched how he took an old, broken-down piano and turned it into a wonderful-sounding instrument, an interesting thought came into my mind: If he could fine-tune an old piano using sound, I was sure sound could fine-tune our bodies. Many practitioners use the power of these vibrations to create custom tuning fork techniques.
Sound and healing practices:
I am Native American, and as in many indigenous cultures, sound and nature are often incorporated into healing practices. The combination of my being Mescalero Apache and a massage therapist and instructor has given me the opportunity to develop wonderful techniques that utilize the healing properties of sound.
I have developed training courses for massage therapists and bodyworkers involving sound therapy using tuning forks. Basic training is required; check your state and local laws to be sure you meet the requirements before offering any sound therapy technique.
A tuning fork session for feet:
Sound therapy with tuning forks is very relaxing for clients and allows you to provide an easy, practitioner-friendly therapy to specific areas of the client’s body. In a tuning fork session I designed for the feet, I focus on the sound of om, which is at frequency 136.1 hertz; I have found this sound to be successfully relaxing for my clients.
I start by using warm, moist towels to wrap the client’s feet for a few minutes, to relax the feet. I cover one foot and massage the other foot, using a slow, sweeping stroke. I strike a tuning fork on a rubber striker, and using light pressure, place the tuning fork on the ball of the foot. I continue on the tips of the toes, starting with the big toe and working my way to the baby toe, striking the fork on the striker before applying it to each toe tip. Then, after striking the fork again, using light pressure, I finish the routine by placing the tuning fork on several points of the heel of the foot, working from the left of the heel to the right of the heel. I then cover that foot and begin on the other foot.
Getting trained in tuning fork therapy is one way to add a simple, unique offering to your menu of spa services.
Billie Topa Tate is founder of the MSI Healing Wellness Center (msi-healing.com) in Evanston, Illinois, and an eighth-degree reiki master. She teaches at hospitals, cancer centers and universities. MSI is a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork-approved continuing education provider, teaching tuning fork training for the spine, face and feet, as well as other techniques.
Reiki Training for the Healer in You | Chicago Reiki Courses
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese style of hands-on healing, using healing energy and beautiful Reiki Healing Symbols. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows anyone to improve health and enhance the quality of life.
Reiki is increasingly offered in hospital, hospice, and private practice settings, applied to a variety of illnesses and conditions. Those who receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous health challenges, including mental health issues. Research shows that reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain — the last of which can bring on anxiety and depression, or make episodes worse on.
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Reiki Training For Healers:
At MSI-Healing, we are proud to provide ongoing courses and training’s for those that heal. We are currently offering 3 very special classes this December for all Reiki Practitioners.
Reiki for the Nervous System
The combination of the nervous system and the muscles, working together to permit movement, is known as the neuromuscular system. Neuromuscular disorders include motor neuron diseases, neuropathies and muscular dystrophies.
The brain controls the movements of skeletal (voluntary) muscles via specialized nerves. The combination of the nervous system and muscles, working together to permit movement, is known as the neuromuscular system.
Reiki treatment or training realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic pain
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Autism/developmental delays
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
- Fatigue syndromes
Reiki For Addictions Class
A wonderful opportunity to release ourselves and clients from proclivities, tendencies and addictions with specific Reiki applications and techniques.
- Self Care
- Cravings and where they come from
- Why addictions develop
- Mystical anatomy
- Energy stagnation
A beautifully designed training for patients and family members who are healing from cancer. Oncology Reiki uses the energy of Reiki to help facilitate the body’s own healing systems by promoting relaxation and deep meditative states. The techniques and applications can be done both chair and table.
This technique helps the body facilitate a great sense of balance and peacefulness. This balance and peacefulness has great potential to compliment the healing process. Billie Topa Tate, Reiki Master 8th Degree has designed unique Reiki techniques regarding self care and Reiki table sessions specifically for our cancer patients, family and friends.
Learn how to administer …
- Reiki during the chemo therapy session
- Reiki to ” Port ” locations
- Reiki to areas of pain from chemo treatments
- Oncology reiki to the emotional energy field to help infuse the qualities of hope, faith, and a general sense of well being
- Oncology reiki to the other energetic properties of cancer patients to help alleviate fear, stress, anxiety
- Oncology reiki to modify general thoughts which cause anxiety
Learn how to understand, help and use…
- Understand the energetic anatomy of cancer patients
- How to mentor cancer patients on reiki self care respective to their cancer and cancer treatments
- How to help with specific discomforts regarding cancer treatments
- How to use a Reiki blanket during treatments
- How to use oncology reiki breath during chemo treatments
- How to use oncology reiki to set energetic intentions during doctor visits and sleep time
What is a Light Therapy Infrared Body Wrap
MSI Wellness Center is very excited to welcome our Light Therapy machine which provides an Infrared Body Wrap that can rejuvenate skin, reduce cellulite, assist in weight loss, and detoxify the body. We can also customize your treatment to meet your goals and help you tone the parts of the body you want to focus on. The Infrared Body Wrap helps to relieve pain from joins, muscles, inflammation and arthritis all of this while laying down and relaxing. Our Light Therapy machine is from Barcelona Spain and FDA approved with great benefits for a fit and toned body.
Benefits of Light Therapy:
- Helps tone muscle and cleanses the lymphatic system
- Aids in weight loss by metabolishing fat cells in muscle, especially in mid-section, hips, thighs
- Works with muscle and bone pain
- Helps with inflammation
- Detoxifies the body
- Stimulates the metabolism
How Does The Light Therapy Work:
The Light Therapy system uses short and long infrared wavelength 8,000 anstroms penetrating the dermis, hypodermis and the deeper fat layers, to stimulate adipocyte metabolism and to improve circulation. Penetrates the subcutaneous level stimulating adipocyte metabolism and improving circulation. Infrared energy body temperature increases and stimulates metabolism. Thermolipolysis is a fat burning process, the increased thermolipolytic action of the light therapy wroks from the deep fat layers to the superficial tissue (dermis). Each treatment is 45 min and is recommended to be performed twice a week for up to 10 weeks depending on the client’s target goals or problems
What is Light Therapy Infrared Body Wrap?
Light Therapy is a system that uses short and long infrared waves, penetrating the dermis, hypodermis and the deeper fat layers, to stimulate adipocyte metabolism and to improve circulation. Six independently controlled silicone bands house the infrared filaments and the client is bathed evenly with the light therapy. The treatment is very comfortable and relaxing.
What is Thermolipolysis?
Thermolipolysis is the fat burning process, which is activated by the increased body temperature and metabolic rate. The increased thermolipolytic action of the infrared works from the deep fat layers to the superficial tissue layers (dermis).
What are the procedures during Thermo Light Therapy treatment?
By making use of infrared technology, our Light Therapy machine creates thermolipolysis and offers a rapid treatment giving spectacular results in toning the body, weight and inch loss. Each treatment lasts around 45 mins and is recommended to be performed twice a week for up to 10 weeks depending on the client’s expectations or problems.
Is it painful?
Absolutely not. The intensity of the treatment is regulated by the therapist and generates a feeling of warmth, comfort and relaxation.
Does it help when treating cellulite?
Thermo Light Therapy acts on all the different skin layers including the dermis and hypodermis where cellulite is located. Water retention problems causing swelling of the adipocytes are improved through thermotherapy and blood and lymphatic circulation is increased. Light Therapy is an excellent complement to non-invasive mechanical body contouring techniques such as Endomassage®.
Can it replace a diet?
A organic, plant based diet, with a good use of fiber is recommend , plus exercise to keep flushing fat cells and toxins out of the body. It is important for 48 hours after your treatments you drink a lot of water and exercise to see the best benefits.
The pounds lost are from thermolipolysis, (infrared heat penetrating deep into the tissue to break down fats into a more liquid form, as you perspire the blood vessels dialate and allow a waxy yellow body secretion containing excess bodily water, toxins and fats) the resulting weight loss will remain after the treatment. Thermo Light Therapy provides a technological attack on dimpled thighs, tummies, arms, and derrières via infrared thermal energy absorbed through the skin penetrating from between 1.5 to 2 inches of inner tissue.
Thermo Light Therapy Morfologic Body Wrap is also utilized as a complement of therapeutic treatments to relieve pain in bones, joints and muscles. The anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic actions of thermotherapy help to reduce swelling and get rid of toxins, providing a relaxing effect. The dry and penetrating heat is useful in relieving both the cause and the symptom of pain.
Session duration 45 minutes
Session cost $65
5 session package $500
*The Infrared Body Wrap is a fully clothed treatment. Wear a comfortable long sleeve shirt and sweatpants or yoga pants.
How To Help Your Skin This Winter | Guest Post
Professional exfoliation helps activate your cell renewal keeping your skin fresh and young.
One of the skins functions is to naturally exfoliate dead skin cells. We have five layers to our skin, the base layer is very hydrated and plump. As that cell pushes to the surface, it dries out and eventually exfoliates off the skin. This is called the cell renewal process. When we are young, our cell renewal is rapid. As we age, it slows down. Getting facials activates your cell renewal forcing fresh cells to the surface promoting healthy looking skin.
The Benefits of Exfoliating Your Skin:
- Clean follicles allows for your skin to absorb the wonderful products.
- Fresher skin cells at the surface allows products to penetrate deeper into your skin maximizing the most out of your skin care system. By not exfoliating, you risk the product sitting on the surface of your skin instead of being absorbed.
- Hydrating your skin and re-balancing your acid mantle protects your skin from the harsh weather.
- Hand and foot treatments will help release tension from the day.
- Warm towels will relax muscle tensions in your face and décolleté area.
- Gain insight on stress relieving tips to incorporate into your lifestyle.
- Changing the way you view yourself by putting yourself first.
Skin has a mixture of water (sweat) and oil leaving your skin PH slightly acidic. This is called your acid mantle. It’s function is to keep bacteria out and moisture in. When your skin is compromised by weather, diet, hot showers or harsh products, your acid mantle can be stripped letting moisture out and bacteria in. Your body makes adjustments throughout the season adapting to environmental stresses; however, too much activity can be difficult for your skin to keep up.
Your face is the most exposed and most visible feature on your body. It is important to maintain the health and look of your skin. Keep your skin glowing, fresh and happy this winter season and book a facial today.
About the author:
Amanda Peloquin is one of the leading experts in Esthetics for the Chicago land area. She has been a practicing Licensed Esthetician since 2001 and during that time has been contacted repeatedly for her expertise in skin care. She is now servicing clients at MSI Wellness and Healing Center.
As a gift to you, mention this blog and receive 35% off a custom facial. Text or call Amanda to book your appointment at (312) 933-2321
namasté – the divine in me honors the divine in you.