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THE ADVANCED ENERGY HEALING SESSION
When you are working with Chi you are always balancing expansive and contractive forces. One cannot exist without the other. These opposing and at the same time complementary forces are known as yin and yang. They affect us both physically and emotionally.
When I practice energetic massage and bodywork I like to structure the session so that it lasts about an hour. I do this in one of two ways.
1) I divide the body into four sections: the front right, the front left, the back right and the back left. Each of these sections is given about twelve minutes of attention with a few minutes for the head and the feet.
2) I divide the body into four sections: the front top, the front bottom, the back bottom and the back top. Each of these sections is given about fifteen minutes of attention including the head and the feet.
When using approach #2 special attention should be given to the psoas muscles. This muscle is an important link between movement in the upper and lower halves of the body the muscle is the muscle that stabilizes the spine and allows the hips and spine to rotate.
When the psoas muscle is tight and inflexible, it plays an important role in causing sciatica, lower back pain, and scoliosis. The nerve centers (plexuses) of the abdominal and pelvic cavities are embedded in the fascia of the psoas muscle group. Many people who experience sexual dysfunction can trace these problems to an imbalance of the iliopsoas muscle group.
The Source of Iliopsoas Muscle Group Imbalances:
When using energetic massage/bodywork it is important to remember that all may not be as appears to the eye. Structural imbalances can appear on many levels since the muscles and connective tissue of the body exist in many layers. At the same time a muscle may be over contracted while the muscle below it may be abnormally flaccid and loose or even atrophied. A soft body with little muscle development may be rigid and hard below the fatty surface. An apparently muscular and developed yoga teacher may seem hard and stiff but might be integrated and flexible.
The body is a magnificent unit that is moved through a complex series of muscular expansions and contractions. When these movements are balanced and integrated they form a posturally sound unit that is beautiful to watch as it moves about. When the structure is improperly aligned and out of balance it may appear hardened and awkward.
- Before the session begins close your eyes and relax. This will help you to connect with your client’s mood and flow of vital energy.
Technique 1: Chi Balancing for the Head Cradle.
Preparation: This is the most intuitive and effective Technique for relaxing the entire system and creating a bond of trust and sharing between you and your client. It will bring both of you in touch with your emotional center, slowly release emotional armor and begin a reciprocal flow of vital life energy between you and your client. Close your eyes and take three full deep breaths before beginning.
- Have your client lie on his/her back with legs flat and arms straight at sides.
- While you are standing at the end of the table or mat near your client’s head, gently cradle her head in the palms of your hands, with your fingers gently resting on the base of the skull. Just hold the head. Do not apply any massage/bodywork techniques to the area or apply any pressure. The head should rest in your hands as if on a pillow. In a soft relaxing voice tell your client, “Relax your head completely in my hands.”
- Direct your client to place his/her hands on his/her abdomen breathing deeply and rhythmically into this area three times, inhaling slowly to the count of nine and exhaling to the count of three. Hold this position for about three minutes.
- Now guide your client through this visualization: “visualize the oxygen bringing relaxation into your body and exhale the tension out, feeling your muscles relaxing.”
- Your client may begin to feel your hands becoming very warm. When this happens, coordinate your breathing so it is in the same inhalation/exhalation pattern as your client’s. Close your eyes and repeat this breathing pattern for two to three minutes. Now remove your hands very slowly. If your client indicates in any way that she would like to remain with this contact for a while longer, return your hands. Do not remove your hands too quickly since this may be disquieting to your client. This contact when done properly produces a sensation of having the entire body cradled and is extremely comforting.
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