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Hi! Welcome to Massage Matters.
If you are looking for a true 1 hour massage, you've come to the right place. My time does not start until I place my hands on you.
So why does Massage matter? Because you matter! Your health and well-being are the most important things you can do for yourself and others. If you are at peace, the world around you is peaceful.
My personal introduction to massage began after I was in a car accident in 2001. I suffered from pain so severe in my back and neck that it was becoming difficult to walk or stand. After three years of frequent visits to doctors and chiropractors my pain was worse than ever. My husband talked me into trying massage therapy. I couldn't get on or off of the table nor turn over from front to back without excruciating pain. I scheduled appointments every week for six weeks. After the third visit I felt my body begin to relax and the tension and pain were much improved. After six weeks I reduced my sessions to every other week for two more months. I have been living pain free, without medication, ever since. Now I schedule an appointment every three to four weeks, as time allows.
What can massage do for you?
Relieves stress Helps manage pain
Encourages relaxation Relaxes the muscles
Improves posture Improves flexibility and range of motion
Improves circulation Relieves tension related headaches
Lowers blood pressure Promotes better sleep
Effects and benefits of Massage:
Why should you get a massage, you ask? Massage has direct psychological and physiologic benefits. Physically, massage increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles and improves the functions of the lymphatic system. It improves circulation of blood, improving delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells as it enhances the removal of metabolic wastes. It is an effective tool in pain management. Psychologically, massage relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system, and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy.
Frequently asked questions:
Do I Have to Take My Clothes Off?
Many people have some level of apprehension about their body type, size or condition, having a suitable answer to this question is important. Most massage sessions are performed with a client disrobed either entirely or partially to access the skin directly. The client is left to disrobe in privacy and is adequately draped with a sheet or towel at all times once on the massage table. Only the body part being massaged is exposed.
How Often Should I Get a Massage?
In some countries, massage is part of the daily routine. The benefits of massage increase with regular use, which may depend on factors such as time management or financial ability to pay for massage. Those who prefer frequent bodywork may use the service once a week, while others choose every two weeks or once a month. Most sessions last for one to one and a half hours. If you are in chronic pain and have clearance from your doctor for massage therapy, I will offer discounts for subsequent massages within the same month.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, I will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
What can you expect from me as your therapist?
After our initial consultation and you are comfortably on the table. I will ask you to inform me of the pressure you prefer periodically throughout the massage as some areas are more sensitive than others. I will not initiate general conversation. (When I am getting a massage for myself I prefer no talking. My goal is to relax!) This is about you. This is your hour!
Before each session I mentally ask the Angels to take care of all of your life's details during our time together so that you may relax your mind, unwind your body and rejuvenate your soul!
(Can be combined with Reflexology for 1 1/2 hr session.)
Relax with Reflexology!
Reflexology is a time honored method of alternative therapy and can be traced back to China and Egypt.
Also known as zone therapy, it involves the application of pressure to the feet, hands and face, with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oils or lotions. By working through specific zones on the hands, feet, face and scalp, it is believed that the organs, glands and systems of the body can be influenced to promote health and alleviate illness. It has been claimed that practitioners can relieve stress and pain in other parts of the body through the manipulation of the feet by sending signals that balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins that reduce stress and pain.
In my practice I use techniques on the face and feet only. By applying pressure to specific zones, the following organs and systems of the body are purported to be stimulated for optimal health.
Thyroid - Two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe, regulates metabolism, monitors pulse rates, and controls the amounts of oxygen in the body. The four parathyroids produce hormones that control calcium and phosphorus levels in the body.
Bowels - Where undigested material moves through the large intestine (colon) and down into the rectum. Good for constipation and dull facial skin
Pancreas - Controls the balance of blood sugar and aids in the conversion of food. Its juices break down foods in the small intestines. It releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood to control blood sugar.
Lungs - Exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen into the blood.
Spleen - It’s located on the left side, between the back of the stomach and diaphragm. With two parts, it cleans red blood cells and filters and stores blood.
Stomach - Mostly on the left side, under the diaphragm. Food moves out of the stomach into the small intestine with digestive juices from the pancreas and bile from the gallbladder. It breaks down food to get it ready for the intestines.
Liver - Filters toxic waste, stores vitamins and minerals, manufactures several antibodies, disposes of bacteria, and produces one pint of bile a day. Lymphatic System feeds the body tissues oxygen and other nutrients while removing carbon dioxide and toxins. The 600 to 700 lymph nodes filter waste products and are found in the armpits, neck and groin.
Digestive Process - Helps with the digestion of food
Facial skin and Colon - For toning and brightening of the skin as well as moving waste from the body
Kidneys - Filter waste liquid from the blood which is excreted as urine. They also help regulate blood pressure by controlling the water/salt balances in the cells. Adrenal Glands an endocrine gland located above each kidney. The inner part of each gland secretes epinephrine, a form of adrenaline relaxing the airways and constricting blood vessels and the outer part cortex secretes steroids.
Pituitary Gland - Helps with imagination and perception. The master gland, it releases over eight hormones, including the growth hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and corticotrophin, which stimulates the adrenal glands. It also stimulates production of male and female hormones. Reproductive System develop the female/male hormones, and eggs/sperm
Mental Alertness/Brain - Helps improve thinking capacity, heartbeat, breathing, muscle movement and balance, hunger, sex, pleasure and anger and regulates homeostasis. Assists incoming messages from the nerves, intellect, speech, and sensation.
Nervous System - Helps with the brain and spinal cord, network of nerve cells and nerve fibers that conveys sensations to the brain and motor impulses to organs and muscles.
Ears - Represents and helps the whole body.
Sex Glands - For the health of the testis or ovaries
After an initial consultation, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table in a relaxing massage environment (will need access to bare calves and feet). Reflexology can be performed alone or can be combined with a massage for a 1 1/2 hr session.
Learn to Read the Akashic Records
Learn how to access the memory of your soul and transform your life!
Have you ever had intuitive hits, a ‘gut’ feeling or dejavu moments? Or have you ever had a reading or thought about getting one but then thought, “But this person can say anything and how would I really know?”... That’s precisely what this class is all about. It gives you the power and the knowledge to access divine guidance and information for yourself, for the rest of your life! Give yourself the gift of ‘Knowing’. Learn how to develop your own intuition and to hear the subtle whispers of guidance that are all around us. Learn how to develop and use them to help you live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
So what are the Hall of Akashic Records?
The Hall of Akashic records are an etheric ‘place’, which holds all the memories of our souls. It is a library of records where you can go ethereally and look up your soul record. This is a sacred place and sacred work. Our soul record within the hall of the Akashic records is like a book or database that contains information about the person in this lifetime, in all of their previous lifetimes, between lifetimes and even future lifetimes. All the events, words and thoughts that have even occurred in the history and future of your life as a soul, will be recorded in the Akashic Records. But it doesn't just contain information about souls. It contains information about places, animal souls, and events as well. Think about computers and the internet. There is energy all around feeding and gathering information. Now imagine our brains as a computer and the Akasha as the energy that feeds and gathers information all around us. We were born with an innate ability to access this information. It is ours for the asking. We are always connected.
What You Can Expect When I teach the Akashic Records:
I perform a series of meditations to clear and heal any blockages or forms of resistance. They range from grounding and centering, to inner child work, to balancing and clearing the chakras, to hearing divine guidance.
It is emotional, physical and spiritual work that we do to prepare ourselves to be fully open to receiving guidance from the Akashic Records.
Once we are prepared to get into the records we form a question, say an opening prayer and then listen for the answer. Waiting and listening is the hardest part. That’s why we do several meditations to help prepare ourselves to be in this meditative state. Prayer is asking, meditating is listening.
The answer can come in the form of symbols, full blown two-way conversations, pictures, a movie playing out in front of you, or just a ‘knowing’.
With practice my answers went from symbols, to conversations, to movies playing out, to spontaneous past life recollections. One of the past life recollections actually healed a physical symptom in me!
We then either journal what we are getting as we are receiving it, or we close the records and record our journey afterwards. It’s whatever makes you comfortable.
It takes time. You have to be patient. This is about the healing and understanding of the past and present. It is a love affair with your higher self, your guides and your loved ones. This is a gentle process. Trust your guides and loved ones, they trust you.
With practice you can come to understand:
- What is my life purpose/life lessons?
- Have I had past lives and what lessons am I carrying forward?
- Karma in current relationships
- Your gifts and talents
- Meet your higher self and Spirit Guides
- And so much more. The possibilities are endless!
Join me on this fascinating journey! Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have. I teach both weekday and weekend classes in Humble and Galveston Texas. Click on the Class Schedule for Akashic Records and reserve your spot today!
Crystal Therapy/Chakra Balancing
Chakra Clearing and Balancing with Crystal Therapy
What are Chakras?
According to Hindu tradition, the chakras are wheels of light or energy centers running along the spine up to the top of the head. Each chakra corresponds to a certain part or system of the body.
Stress, poor diet, illness, pollution and other outside influences often cause our bodies to become unbalanced and therefore unhealthy. The chakra system, made up of seven main chakra points, is connected to our body not just on a physical level, but on an emotional, spiritual and mental one as well. Therefore, if your emotions are in an upheaval, for example, then not only will your emotional being suffer, but the physical as well.
Recognizing blockages in the Chakras
Childhood traumas, cultural conditioning, limited belief system, bad habits, physical and emotional injuries, or even just lack of attention all contribute to chakra blockage. Difficulties abound in life, for each one, we develop a coping strategy. If these difficulties persist, these coping strategies become chronic patterns, anchored in the body and psyche as defense structures, all of which can cause discomfort and dis-ease, which can eventually lead to disease.
What to expect:
Together we will determine which chakras are out of balance and if they are over or under developed. A selection of crystals specific to the energies that require attention and balancing will be placed on and around the body.
After our initial consultation, you will remove your shoes and may sit or lie on your back with a pillow under your knees. If you prefer to sit in a chair, the crystal placement on and around the body may be modified. The session includes clearing and balancing with various crystals and guided meditations, in a calm, soothing, massage room atmosphere. Each session can last one to one and a half hours.
After the session, you may feel a greater sense of well-being and joy. Your outlook towards others, towards yourself and situations you are in, may shift so that your perception is more positive. Chakra healing is subtle. As with all energy healing, it asks that you be aware of yourself and notice how you are feeling.
The key to wellness is to ‘Be Present’. Be present in your body. How do you feel, emotionally, physically, and mentally? It talks to you all the time. You only have to be present and listen. Check in with yourself and ask! It’s the best ‘Present’ you can give yourself. Notice the inner changes and then watch the external shift around you. It’s an amazing experience to witness.
Restore with Jikiden Reiki!
Jiki = direct Den = teaching
Jikiden Reiki is different than Western Reiki as Jikiden Reiki has been handed down and taught directly through students of the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui and has kept its original and purest form. I have been taught Jikiden Reiki through the lineage of Chiyoko Yamaguchi who taught my mentor Arjava Peter, who directly taught me. Western Reiki has added new practices and ideas. Both are equally healing and restorative.
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative energy medicine. Its benefits can range from the release of habitual mental/emotional stress to alleviating chronic pain. Reiki also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Designated hand positions are performed on the front and or back of the body, sometimes hands are held away from the body. Reiki is not massage. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. A Jikiden Reiki session combines relaxation and balancing with specific physical and or emotional healing, covering major organs and systems of the body.
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
With prayer and intention, energy is directed for the specific purpose of improving the state of mind and body. When a person is psychologically restored and spiritually healthy, physical health naturally follows.
Come and lay in a calm, quiet, massage environment, fully clothed. Drift away as you allow the energy to flow, relax and rejuvenate.
Reiki Share or Reiki Circle
Seeking Reiki Practitioners!
A Reiki Share is a gathering of Reiki practitioners who congregate for a combination social/healing session. A share can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours or be an all-day event. It depends on who is hosting the share and how many people are in attendance on how long a share lasts.
The primary purpose of having a "share" is for practitioners to participate in giving and receiving Reiki within an atmosphere of friendship and love. Participating in a share is also a beneficial way of honoring one another as healers.
A Reiki share consists of many healing hands on one person at a time. One person lays on a table while the participating practitioners gather around that person, laying their hands upon him/her facilitating a massive flow of Reiki energies. Group energies are often very strong and can be more penetrating than individual sessions.
This type of Reiki treatment is a wonderful and often profound experience! Please join me in my home as we raise our vibrations and share our experience and knowledge.
** Must be an attuned Reiki Master or Practitioner.
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I also offer a $10 discount off of any subsequent service within the same month. It doesn't matter if you schedule the same service or two different ones, you will get $10 off each subsequent service within the same month.
$10.00 Discount off of any service, for Retirees (60+ yrs and older) and First Responders! (TDL and Badge required.)