What does Integrative Healing mean?
Why would you need it? How can it help you?
As human beings, we want to live our best life. To a large extent, we are the product of our DNA, a direct result of our parents combined contribution to our creation. It is true that we do inherit familial traits that may determine how we look or what conditions we may be predisposed to. However, genetics aside, our choices also impact the quality of our lives. From what we eat, to where we live, our occupation, our family structure, our social network, our beliefs … how we think, how we react to stress … all of these issues … and many more … can greatly influence the state of our physical, emotional and mental health.
We hear of so many different things we can do to “get healthy” and “stay healthy. Integrative health means utilizing the best of what is available to you. It doesn’t negate one practice over another. You continue to work with your doctors, but you become a participant rather than an observer in your healthcare. Too often we find ourselves being treated as fragments with one body part having no relation to the other. Integrative means you address not only the physical but also your emotional, nutritional and spiritual needs as well.
I believe that optimal health occurs when we have a balance of our mind, our emotions, our body and our spirit. In this modern age, the world has become increasingly chaotic and worrisome. For the most part, we work harder and longer just to achieve and maintain a moderate, comfortable lifestyle. As an integrative practitioner, I offer several modalities to help you achieve your most optimal level of wellness.
- Amma™ Therapy: an Asian massage modality that incorporates not only manipulation into the musculature of the body but also massage and acupressure along the energy meridians which carry vital Qi (energy) to every part of our body.
- Lymph Drainage Therapy: our lymph system is a very intricate network of tissues and organs that transports lymph fluid with infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body; it also helps rid the body of toxins, waste and unwanted material.
- Reiki: a spiritual healing art of Japanese origin. It is a subtle form of energy work using spiritually guided life-force energy. It is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.
- Hypnosis: assists the individual in attaining a highly focused state of attention and concentration with reduced peripheral awareness. In this state, an individual has an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestions. (adapted from Wikipedia)
- Nutrition: it is said “you are what you eat” and it is certainly true. How can we expect our bodies to function at optimal levels when we feed it denatured and over processed food, devoid of any nutritional value?
I am here to help you as you chart a new course to health and well-being … I look forward to our journey together!
Did you know...
A typical hypnosis session can start your journey to better sleep and better coping mechanisms. If you are already working with a therapist, hypnosis is a wonderful adjunct that can enhance your treatment with improved levels of focus and concentration.
Beth Riley, Certified Consulting Hypnotist
Beth Riley, RN, BPS, CH, has over 30 years of diverse clinical experience as a holistic nurse and is an adjunct faculty member of New York College of Health Professionals. She is a certified Amma Therapeutic Massage practitioner and a Usui Reiki Master.
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." -Marianne Williamson, Return to Love