I just completed my fourth level of Advanced Lymphatic Drainage through, the Chikly Institute and it was amazing. I am such an anatomy nerd. I love to learn all the nooks and crannies of the body. The condyles, epicondyles, fossa, sutures, cerebrospinal spinal fluids, lymph and more. Our bodies are a fascinating temple of divine evolution and, it just amazes me how the body ALWAYS has the INFINITE knowledge and wisdom to heal itself!
I have always been an intuitive healer. I feel things with my hands, chakras, and energies. I used to think it wasn't necessary to know the anatomy in great detail to be a good body worker, however the more I learn about the body, the more I crave this deep knowledge. There is a delicate balance between science and intuition. After being a body worker for over 25 years, I am finally learning the melding of the two and, the importance of both. Science without intuition is limited to rigid structures without feeling, and intuition with out really knowing what structures lie underneath our hands leave us guessing. This isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes as healers we won't know everything and that's ok. The body will still heal. However the difference between a good therapist and a great therapist is anatomy and intuition or, the ability to tune in and feel.
I am blessed to be able to live my passion and help people heal everyday in my practice. It keeps me excited and curious as, I unfold in my learning process. My clients have been excited about getting to feel " new " techniques on a deeper level. They are asking questions about what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. I love it that my clients take an active role in participation in their healing. It shows they don't want me to "just fix" them and, they want to be co-creative in the healing process.
In the past few years I have been taking courses on Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (moving lymph and, releasing toxins from the lymph system, to be filtered into the bloodstream and vascular organs) and, Biodynamic Cranial-Sacral Therapy (working with the sutures and bones of the cranium and, the delicate rhythm of cerebral spinal fluid, through the brain and spinal cord, in a physical and energetic manner).
I feel truly honored to be invited to the delicate lymph around the pericardium of the heart or, deep into the intricate ventricles of someone's brain. It is truly a privilege to dive deeply into someone's body, mind, and, spirit. I do not take my job lightly, and I claim a huge responsibility of making sacred space for people to heal and, be heard. Whether they are coming to help their dyslexia, Chron's disease, chronic pain, or they just need some relaxation. I treat everyone as the beautiful child of God they are, and see them in their innocent child-like state, when they are on my treatment table. They are giving their trust to me fully, and I honor the courage they have to bring this vulnerability to my presence.
As I continue in my journey of healing I am presently beginning an eight month Native Plants and Herbal Intensive with Texas based herbalist, Ginger Webb. I am excited about continuing my education in the plant world and, can't wait to see what lies around the corner and, how I can use it to make my healing practice even better.
Read more info on Lymphatic Drainage Therapy at Chikly Institute, Cranial Sacral Therapy at Ryan Halford's Cranioschool, or Ginger Webb and her Sacred Journey School of Herbal Wisdom www.sacredjourneyschool.com.