The term “ holistic health ” has its roots in ancient Ayurvedic Medicine. Briefly stated, it implies that health has many facets and influencing factors and because of this, restoring and maintaining one's health requires many approaches. The ancients considered everything from what we ate and drank to the amount and type of daily exercise, prayer, learning, relationships and social activities as all contributing to our health or dis-ease. Today's idea of “holistic” includes those activities that support our mind-body-spirit in health and wellness.
Natural Comfort features holistic services and support that will exceed your expectations. Our services are provided by Pat Antoniak Registered Nurse and Registered Aromatherapist and Reiki Practioner who truly believes in the importance of a mind-body-spirit connection for the establishment and maintenance of good health and wellness. She specializes in the promotion of Relaxation ~ Reflection ~ Rejuvenation ~ Balance through pain relief, detoxification, rest, discussion and meditation.
Full information on her Services can be found at the Centre. To get you started, here are some details.
ESSENTIAL OIL THERAPIES
Essential oils are the collected aromatic molecules from plant materials. They are derived from the woods, flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and fruit peels of plants. They are unique because although they are in liquid form, they have the ability to evaporate quickly into air. This means that they can be applied to the skin when added to oils, creams, lotions or gels, or left to aromatize the air via sprayers, inhalers, tissues or commercial diffusers. Essential oils have therapeutic properties and have been used for health and healing for thousands of years. These gifts from Mother Nature are waiting for you here at Natural Comfort.
Examples of our Essential Oil Therapies include:
Aromatherapy Massage – after consultation with the therapist, a unique blend of Essential Oils is created for each client based upon the client’s specific needs. This is then added to a vegetable-based Carrier Oil and applied to the skin in massage fashion.
Shirodara – an ancient Ayurvedic treatment where warm, aromatic oil is gently poured over the forehead to induce a deep state of relaxation and illumination. Added to this experience is the playing of Tibetan Singing Bowls, which create tones and vibrations for a state of Samvahan, or Vibrational Healing. Often described by clients as “blissful”.
L'Aroma Intensive Care - dry heat, filtered/slightly pressurized air and nebulization of essential oils. Reaction to L'Aroma increases with each session. So timing and Frequency of each session is important to the final outcome. Treatments are given in quick succession as benefits increase over time. There are 5 programs to choose from. Relaxation, Detoxifying, Muscle/Joint Stiffness, Breathing problems and Exhaustion.
These sessions recognize and utilize the subtle energy forces around and within us all. Until recently, most energy workers could not explain the how's and why's of what they did. Now, with the science of Quantum Physics and related studies, words like resonance, frequency, coherence, biological matrix and vibrance are becoming better known and helping explain what the mystics and healers have known for thousands of years. The presence of vibrational energy from colour, sound, aroma, magnets, meditative practices and healing hands all help with health and wellness.
Energetic Therapies include:
Reiki - was discovered in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk. He went on to develop this practice and pass it on to many students. Reiki is often translated as meaning, “Universal Life Energy”, although William Rand describes it as, “spiritually guided life force”. Reiki treats the whole person including body, mind, emotions and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
The Chakra Ballet - Pat has developed an energy session based upon the Chakra system. Chakras are energy vortexes associated with specific body areas, functions, endocrine glands and emotions. The client is enveloped in the colours, tones, crystals and aromas associated with each chakra. Upon completion, the client is kept in this energetic cocoon for as long as is wanted. The experience proves to be powerful and illuminating for most.
Lemurian Crystal Healing - Using a variety of Lemurian Quartz Crystals in traditional body layouts and geometric configurations to help release, rebalance and recharge human energy field. Additional crystals may be used if deemed necessary. This is a situation where quantum physics meets ancient healing traditions.
HOLISTIC CONSULTATION AND SERVICES
In addition to our regular services, we also offer One-on-One Consultations for personal exploration and growth. These include:
AromaGenera Emotional Release Work – developed by British aromatherapist and author Valerie Ann Worwood, this treatment combines the use of specifically designed essential oil blends which are inhaled throughout the session. These 9 blends are instrumental in allowing clients to access thoughts, feelings, memories and imagination that they might not otherwise do. Accessing, exploring and releasing these items are helpful in obtaining insight into one’s self and life patterns. For best results, a series of 6 weekly sessions is recommended.
Customized Aromatherapy Products - Pat would be pleased to create a customized blend for any health concern or situation you feel needs aromatic attention. Blends can include applications using creams, lotions, oils or gels or inhalations using nasal inhalers, personal or environmental sprays, cold/hot misters, or diffusers. Aromatic gargles, compresses or bath salts are also available.
Nursing and Holistic Consultation - Pat combine her nursing and holistic therapies training to assist those preparing for hospitalization or for those recovering from a hospital stay. The basic packages are customized to meet client’s specific needs. The connection between fear, worry and anxiety and increased recovery times, lowered immunity and slower wound healing has been documented in medical and nursing literature. With holistic approaches,we’ll help to improve your hospital and recovery experiences.
Aromatic Kinesiology – developed by Robbie Zeck, an Australian N.D. and aromatherapist and incorporating her 25 years of clinical experience, is a gentle approach to bring balance and facilitate positive change. Muscle testing is used to determine the essential oil, the Heart Blossoming Point (acupuncture point) and time line for the application. Aromatic Kinesiology can be used for Balancing Meridians; Alleviating Stress; as an Emotional Stress Release Technique , which assists in diffusing past, present and/or future events that are stressful; for Time Tracking to help identify and defuse the original point of emotional reference,where the feeling was first experienced and provides a safe passage back to the subconscious through positive emotional reinforcement and helps to initiate positive change and as a Healing Endeavour Process , which can be viewed as a desire that you would like to achieve, your next step in life, a healing intention or simply a goal.
Heart to Heart - Feeling confused, unsure, sad, overwhelmed or just not quite yourself these days? Is your world changing too fast. Sometimes you just need someone objective to hear your story and help put the piece together with you. Pat has worked as a nurse therapist with individuals and groups for almost 40 years. Her compassion, practicality and humour can help you find you way back to comfort and joy.
Aqui-Chi Biomagnetic Footbath – no other treatment evokes the types of responses we hear than during an Aqua-Chi footbath! The water starts out clean, but depending upon your body’s level of toxicity, inflammation or tiredness, the water takes on many different colour changes! This treatment is especially recommended for those working on body detoxification programs, especially those for Candida (yeast) and for those with inflamed, sore joints and muscles. Many use this treatment on a regular basis as a barometer to gauge their overall cellular efficiency.
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