Distance healing

It’s so sweet to see how this new change in direction is turning out!

I’ve now worked with a couple of people whom I’ve never met. I wondered what it would be like.

Doing just one hands-on session with someone creates a relationship, a history, a shared experience, an energy field based on mutual intent for healing. The distance sessions I’ve done with people I know have worked out well, and I’ve attributed that to “Well, we’re familiar. We know each other. We’ve already established a field of trust.”

What would it be like to do a session, over the phone, with someone halfway across the U.S. whom I’ve never met?

I’m happy to report that, just as for hands-on sessions with people I know, these long distance sessions have also worked out well.

I listen with full attention. Sometimes I have a clue about what’s going on in their body-mind system, and sometimes I don’t. Either way, having the person relax and scan their body helps identify a location that wants attention.

From there, I ask questions that help the person engage in listening and communicating with that location.

I’ve recently encountered this quote:

Attention is the most basic form of love. Through it we bless and are blessed.

~ John Tarrant

That’s really the key, giving attention.

Sometimes people may be in pain, which is a signal that something needs attention.

Sometimes people feel stuck emotionally, for example, feeling anxiety before an important meeting.

Sometimes people simply need more resources to help them get through these extraordinary times.

Sometimes memories they’ve repressed emerge.

We work toward some kind of resolution, even if we don’t know what it is at first.

It could be feeling less pain.

It could be feeling some clarity about a situation.

It could be finding new images, even a vision, that gives someone courage and strength to move ahead.

It could be integrating traumatic memories from childhood with the resources of an adult.

However a distance session takes place, it’s always an adventure.

What people are saying about distance sessions

Since working with people over the phone is new for me, and I believe there’s a need during this pandemic, I hope to acquaint more people with what happens in energy sessions.

Every person and every distance session is different. There is no “one-technique-fits-all” way to work remotely. I work intuitively and integratively using my 60+ years of experience in life and experience healing my own issues and injuries; my training in craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Zero Balancing, massage, NLP, biodynamics, anatomy and physiology, and more; my practices in yoga, meditation, and movement; and understanding some basic principles of healing, from Western, Eastern, and shamanic traditions.

One very important principle is that the person I’m working and I create a shared field, in which we both have the intent to facilitate healing, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

When you are really connecting with someone, you’ve experienced this too. It can happen in person or on the phone. Distance doesn’t matter — the connection is energetic. Same with distance sessions.

This came from the first person I practiced on, back in March 2020 at the beginning of the Austin lockdown for COVID. She is someone I’ve worked with many times before who has a lot of inner resources.

We started on the phone, and after she got nice and relaxed, we hung up. I imagined my hands were connected to her body, and I could feel the energy as more (or more than!) when working in person!

I called her back when the session was over, and she told me pretty much what she wrote below. (Sometimes I stay on the phone the whole time.)

This is what she wrote about our phone session. It resembles a beautiful, empowering, cosmic dream.

Thank you so much, dear MaryAnn, for conducting the remote session on me as your test pilot yesterday !


Oh my flippin’ Goddess, it was… well adjectives fail to capture it all!


First I merged with an actively joyous dog running & playing and then 2-3 serenely content cats; I time traveled to all these crystal clear memories, even from my infancy or when I was a toddler… of deep belly laughing (or how an infant or toddler laughs with complete abandon & with their entire body)!


My energy body carried me back physically to my FAV Maui waterfall, Alelele, and all the myriad sounds from the waterfall, pool and stream morphed into the voices of friends laughing; then I saw friends, family… all sorts of moments of laughing together. I was laughing and then crying for a solid 20 minutes as hundreds of memories downloaded.


Near the end of the session, it seemed I felt rather than saw Mom – Amakua Mary- tapping her “magic crystal wand” and I was transported into my internal Sanctuary (created this over 25 yrs. ago as my inner healing, Visioning, energy integrating, clearing Hucha and more “Happy” place). Now I briefly saw the new addition, my Hall of Laughter!!


From the outside it looks like a faceted clear crystal… maybe as if quartz were cut and shaped into a biodome, about the size of a big RV… with no apparent doors or windows.


Suddenly, I simply knew and so thought the magic question and then…


Was inside floating within this Prism with rainbow light streaks everywhere and some diffuse wavy light beams like northern lights.
From the inside all those hundreds of facets acted as reflectors, yet not of light…


Inside the essence of every single moment of laughter I had EVER experienced – within me, generated by me, witnessed as others laughed, ones where groups of folks were all swept into spontaneously laughing together, my many laughing orgasms from ecstatic dance happenings – was simply there.


Within this magic space, I floated on streams of Laughter of every intensity and form … big, whole body laughs with and without tears to chuckles to giggles to tiny titterings!!!


I could hear the harmonics and FEEL the vibrations of each and ALL while I simply floated there… so relaxed, blissful… FULL, an embodiment of the sweetest JOY!

~ L.M., 3/22/2020

Who doesn’t love a head massage? Check it out and help me name it!

After spending 4 days recently taking a class called “Addressing the Skull,” I want to get you onto my massage table so I can practice, practice, practice! It’s the best way I know to integrate training into, well, my advanced integrative bodywork practice.

I also need your help naming this new addition to my repertoire. I want to describe it separately from a Zero Balancing session. In my view, a ZB session addresses the whole body, including the head, whereas a skull/cranium/crown session spends most of a 45-minute session on the head.

This was a class in Zero Balancing, which aligns your structure and frees your energy, but most of the session will be spent addressing your skull. I learned lots of secrets of the skull, including that working on the outside of the skull affects the inside, i.e., the brain. And it’s not exactly a massage. It uses artful touch and knowledge of anatomy to find those places that release tension you may not have even known you had.

For instance, there is a place behind your ears that is similar to that place where dogs love to be petted, behaving as if they could never get enough, leg twitching and groaning with pleasure.

There are several special places on your skull where two or three or four bones come together that just love to be touched.

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I imagine that everyone in the class experienced several releases of tension in their skulls that they were not aware of before. We can get so habituated to stress that it gets normalized. Guess what? Normal can be better. (Thanks to San Antonio ZBer Jamie Carmody for making “Make normal better” her tagline.)

I suspect this work may prevent headaches and migraines.

After four days of training, which included many trades, my friend and I noticed that we could see better. When looking into our training room, the 3D-ness of everything was in sharper relief, and everything had more clarity. Working on the head affects all the senses.

This is your brain, on ZB.

I plan to run this special for a couple of weeks, and may consider extending it after that. I’ve lowered my price by $25 for a 45-minute Zero Balancing session. Go here to book yours.

Your feedback appreciated!

I recently heard from someone who received a TMJ session from me, which includes craniosacral therapy, that after our session, her left ear “opened up”. She said her hearing in that ear had had a muffled quality to it for years, and that the session with me had restored her clear hearing. She was delighted. So was I. She came in for jaw tension.

Transformation continues to occur after a bodywork recipient leaves my office. Their mind may turn to other matters, but I wonder what else they experience in the hours and days after a session that improves their quality of life that I may never learn about, because next time they come in, they’ve forgotten.

I love to thank my clients for coming in for a session. I am so grateful that I get to do this for a living. It’s an honor to be trusted and a challenge to live up to that.

I’m changing the day that thank-you email gets sent. Instead of sending it the day after the session, I’ll be sending it two days later.

Besides conveying my gratitude, I hope to learn whether the work helped someone sleep better, improved their performance at work, increased mental clarity, affected their mood, improved their sensing abilities, resolved a different physical issue, balanced their energy, deepened their sense of self, or anything else — whether it was the goal of the session or not.

My business is transformation, and I am endlessly curious about it. The human body/mind/field/system is so complex, it’s like the flap of that butterfly’s wings in Brazil contributing to a tornado in Texas. I can’t always take credit for what actually happens, but I do like to know about it, as much as we can know.

 

 

Treating TMJ issues: what acupuncturists do to help

When I asked members of some FB groups what they did for TMJ pain and dysfunction, several responded that they got acupuncture.

An acupuncturist examines your body’s energy patterns by reading pulses at your wrists and by examining your tongue. Then typically they insert needles into pressure points to restore a balanced flow of energy. They also may prescribe herbal medicines.

Acupuncture is known to relieve pain and stress, two major issues that accompany temporomandibular disorder. Someone trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine will also be aware of particular points and meridians to work with in treating TMD.

The linked article cites multiple studies of the benefits of acupuncture for TMD and recommends weekly 30 minute sessions.

If you’re an acupuncturist who works with TMD, or have received acupuncture for your TMD, would you please share in the comments? Thank you.