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5 things you wanted to know about Reiki but were afraid to ask…

Therapies Posted on Tue, February 27, 2024 02:14PM

Reiki, a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing, offers profound benefits for both physical and mental well-being. This ancient practice induces deep relaxation, allowing the body to release stress and tension while promoting healing and balance. Here’s a closer look at what Reiki entails and what you can expect from a session:

Understanding Reiki

Reiki works by clearing negative or blocked energy within the body, thus boosting energy levels and restoring harmony. Its benefits span a wide range of areas, including:

  • Promoting health and overall well-being
  • Managing pain effectively
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Cultivating feelings of peace and serenity
  • Enhancing the effects of medical and complementary treatments
  • Alleviating side effects of conventional medical procedures like chemotherapy
  • Aiding in post-operative healing
  • Improving mental clarity and focus
  • Calming the mind and emotions, easing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Enhancing sleep quality
  • Soothing digestion
  • Strengthening self-esteem
  • Heightening self-awareness and intuition
  • Balancing emotions effectively

The Reiki Experience

During a Reiki session, clients often report experiencing sensations such as warmth, coolness, tingling, or pressure, as the energy flows through their body. The session typically involves lying fully clothed on a comfortable treatment bed, with soft music playing in the background to enhance relaxation. The practitioner will gently lay their hands on or slightly above different parts of the body, allowing the energy to flow where it is most needed.

What to Expect During a Session

Your first Reiki session begins with a brief consultation, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. Then, you’ll be invited to relax on the treatment bed while the practitioner channels the healing energy. Afterward, you may be offered water to hydrate and reflect on your experience.

Belief and Reiki

It’s important to note that Reiki is not tied to any specific religion, although it has spiritual elements. Belief in Reiki is not a prerequisite for its effectiveness; however, being open and receptive to the experience can enhance its benefits.

In conclusion, Reiki offers a gentle yet powerful approach to healing and promoting overall well-being. Whether you’re seeking relief from physical discomfort or looking to find inner peace and balance, Reiki has much to offer. Consider trying a session to experience its transformative effects firsthand.



Acorn’s Therapist of the Month – Eileen Strong

Personal stories, Therapies Posted on Thu, September 28, 2023 10:00AM

Hi all,

Eileen here.  I’ve been working at Acorn for quite a few years, offering a range of different therapies  including massages, facials, mind-body and meridian-energy healing (Emotional Freedom Technique)  and Meditation. 

I am based in the therapy room directly next to Acorn Reception, which overlooks the Market Place, and am available for appointments and consultations on Fridays from mid-morning to late evening.  On-line therapies via Zoom are also available on Mondays.  You can find all my offerings and availability for either of these via the Acorn website and booking system.  

George, our Sports Massage Specialist, also works from the same room that I use but on different days (obviously!) .. and here we are together, having a chat about therapist stuff in our Acorn setting.

Eileen and George in our shared therapy room at Acorn.

However,  many therapists work outside of a fixed therapy room.  Many therapists are mobile and will visit you at home; I know quite a few hairdressers, chiropodists and reflexologists who only ever work mobile. 

I also have friends who are “full time festival therapists” who only ever work the festival circuit and earn most of their annual income that way.. they might be doing massages from dawn till dusk at places like Glastonbury Festival, very lucratively,  but the downside being it’s very seasonal income; they usually have a home base of sorts for the winter months, or have other jobs to supplement their income.  Some therapists enjoy working the big cruise ships (lots of tips!) too.

Having a therapist skill-set can present opportunities all over the world! And for me, at least, definitely creating opportunities to jump in the campervan and take off on a road trip.  Let me share a few recent examples with you, if that’s ok!

Last month (August 23 as I write this!)  I was invited to teach a 2-day “Learn Quantum-Touch” workshop in Scotland, so I treated it as a bit of a road trip adventure and went up to Falkirk in a campervan, tagging on a day or so either side of the workshop to explore some of the local visitor hotspots. I had a great time up there, and was able to re-connect with some previous Scotland workshop students who have since become great friends.  I’m planning on getting back up there to teach another workshop early next year.   

In September this year I had a more local road trip adventure with my Festival Therapist hat on.  Here’s a short video showing the highlights from that:

I don’t take my full therapist offerings to the festivals as it’s more of a mobile-therapy set up .. otherwise, there is just simply too much equipment for me to lug about! 

My most popular treatment at festivals is a good old “neck back shoulder” massage and “Indian Head Massage”. Also Quantum Touch energy-healing;  these are fantastic for helping people recover quickly from the aches and pains (and stress!) of a night in a tent on a sleepmat .. and to help them relax more quickly into the chill-out vibes. 

I also met 1 lady who was in the middle of scheduled chemotherapy treatments and was feeling pretty grim and tired;  she just wanted a relaxational/massage based therapy so she could “feel a bit more human” again so I was able to offer her a Cancer-Touch Therapy therapy (also called Comfort Touch) which she really appreciated.

I have noticed that  there seems to be a lot more interest in the energy-based therapies at the moment (Quantum-Touch / spiritual healing / Reiki etc).  Perhaps it’s a reflection on how many more people seem to be wanting to take more responsibility for their own health, and take a more “preventative medicine” type of approach (which is how the East have done it for years) rather than waiting until something is “broken” then trying to get it fixed.  

And welcome to the Festival Therapy Room

Next month, I am off up to Buxton for the Health and Healing Festival (aka Mind Body Spirit show on 28 & 29 Oct 2023) where I’m doing a Quantum-Touch talk and live audience demo, and also offering mini treatments all weekend and promoting my next upcoming Quantum-Touch trainings.

So as you can see, as a therapist, we get lots of opportunities to get out there in the big wide world, walk our talk and strut our stuff. And that’s in addition to us having a job that we already love doing, that’s rewarding, fulfilling .. and  really helps other people feel better fast!

Eileen Strong

Holistic Therapies

www.eileenstrongcoaching.com



Quantum Touch: Tapping into the Healing Power of Energy and Intention

Therapies Posted on Sun, August 27, 2023 01:59PM

In the realm of holistic healing and energy medicine, Quantum Touch has emerged as a transformative practice that harnesses the innate energy within us to facilitate physical and emotional healing. Rooted in the principles of quantum physics and the understanding that all matter is energy, Quantum Touch offers a unique approach to promoting well-being. In this blog, we will delve into the fascinating world of Quantum Touch, exploring its origins, techniques, and the profound impact it can have on the body’s natural healing processes.

The Foundation of Quantum Touch

Quantum Touch was developed by Richard Gordon in the late 20th century, drawing inspiration from various energy healing modalities and his personal exploration of consciousness. At its core, Quantum Touch is based on the belief that the body has an inherent capacity to heal itself and that the application of specific techniques can amplify this healing potential.

The practice is built upon two fundamental principles:

  1. Life Force Energy: Quantum Touch acknowledges the existence of life force energy, also known as “chi” or “prana,” which flows through all living beings. This vital energy is not bound by time or space and can be harnessed to facilitate healing.
  2. Resonance and Entrainment: The practitioner of Quantum Touch uses their own elevated energy frequency to entrain the energy of the recipient, encouraging the body to match the higher frequency. This resonance can result in shifts in the body’s energetic and physical state, promoting healing.

Techniques of Quantum Touch

Quantum Touch involves a series of techniques that focus on breathing, intention, and light touch to amplify and direct life force energy. The practitioner’s role is to create a high-vibration energy field, often using their hands, which assists the recipient’s body in rebalancing and healing itself. Some key techniques include:

  1. Breathing and Centering: Practitioners engage in specific breathwork to raise their own energy levels, entering a coherent and high-vibration state conducive to healing.
  2. Intention Setting: Intention plays a crucial role in Quantum Touch. By directing focused intention, practitioners guide the energy to specific areas requiring healing and restoration.
  3. Sweeping and Circular Motions: The practitioner uses sweeping and circular hand motions over the recipient’s body, stimulating energy flow and aiding in relaxation.
  4. Body Awareness: Recipients are often encouraged to become more aware of their body’s sensations and energy flow during the session, fostering a deeper connection to the healing process.

Benefits and Applications

Quantum Touch has been employed to address a wide range of physical, emotional, and energetic imbalances. Some potential benefits and applications include:

  1. Pain Relief: Quantum Touch has shown promising results in alleviating pain, whether caused by injuries, chronic conditions, or emotional distress.
  2. Stress Reduction: The practice promotes deep relaxation and stress reduction, which can have a positive impact on mental and emotional well-being.
  3. Accelerated Healing: Quantum Touch is believed to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes by optimizing energy flow and promoting cellular regeneration.
  4. Emotional Balance: Many practitioners report a sense of emotional balance and increased vitality after Quantum Touch sessions.
  5. Enhanced Vitality: Quantum Touch is thought to enhance overall vitality and promote a sense of interconnectedness with the universe.

Quantum Touch offers a doorway into the realm of energy healing, inviting individuals to explore the profound connection between their intention, breath, and life force energy. With its focus on harnessing the body’s natural healing abilities, Quantum Touch has the potential to create transformative shifts on physical, emotional, and energetic levels. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain, stress reduction, or a deeper understanding of your body’s innate wisdom, Quantum Touch provides a gateway to a world where energy and intention converge to support healing and well-being.

If you’re curious about Quantum Touch, consider experiencing a session with Eileen Strong, our trained practitioner and teacher, and embark on a journey of discovery within the realm of energy medicine: