HealingRoom22 September 2021 2022-04-26 10:56
The Healing Room
Mind ~ Body ~ Heart ~ Spirit
Clinical-style, one hour sessions of healing are not what you will find here. That’s not how we heal. It’s a process that takes time, energy and a conscious approach from all involved.
Set and Setting
The set includes the mindset and intention. Mindset is defined as our emotional and psychological state in any given moment . Much of the healing industry is based on moving people through a system of prescribed solutions. When you come to us it’s time to take a breath, relax, and slow down. Healing is done in the parasympathetic nervous system; not as an attack on your sympathetic nervous system.
An intention is your statement of motivation to heal. Discerning our intention means taking the time to clarify our motivation. It is the why, not the what.
Setting means the external factors: our environment. This may be in the comfort of your home, out in nature, or in our Healing Room. Another important part of the setting is the human component. We want you to feel safe and comfortable, whether you are here for Fascial StretchTherapy , Thai Massage, or a sacred journey.
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)
Pain in our body comes from many different sources. Physical trauma (direct or repetitive strain) can leave lasting pain and discomfort due to scar tissue and altered movement patterns.
Emotional trauma manifests itself as physical pain within the body too.
Our fascial net is intimately connected to our emotions and memories. Often we disconnect ourselves from sensations in our bodies when we are not ready to face the pain.
Through Fascial Stretch Therapy we can begin to feel our bodies and connect with the pain that is stuck within. Many of my clients have returned from a plant medicine experience and have discovered this physical manifestation. Through the fascia we are able to release the trauma.
A typical session involves some talking to get to know each other, guided breathwork, a Hape ceremony (if called), and then into the stretch therapy. In the booking program the sessions are 90 minutes long, but healing doesn’t work on a convenient 90 minute schedule. Please schedule yourself some extra time regardless of the session clock.
Friday to Monday the Healing Room in High Park Toronto is open for your visit. I can also come to you any day of the week.
As you explore your healing you may want to include plant medicines to guide you deeper into healing. We will discuss this when the time is right.
Imagine this ancient form of massage as me doing yoga to you, while you just relax.
Thai Yoga massage evolved alongside the old ayurvedic traditions of healing and includes all the elements of your yoga practice: breath, movement and awareness. The difference is that I move your body into yoga positions without any effort of your own. I use massage techniques like palming, thumbing, chopping, stretching and compressing, to assist you to relax and release any tension, physical or emotional.
You don’t need to have any yoga experience or special equipment to enjoy this massage, simply bring your body. You’ll remain fully clothed and no oils or lotions are needed. I also offer a selection of plant medicines to enhance the massage experience (e.g. cannabis, Hapé tobacco)
You have probably participated in the public Stoic Breath class – either live or on Zoom. In a private session for you or your group we design the meditation specifically for you.
Starting with a simple observation of your breath you will notice a shift away from the distractions of your mind and become aware of the subtle rhythms of your body — Breath, Heart, Life.
The way your body and brain work, and the way you perceive the world is affected by the quality of your breath. Combined with guided meditation, specifically suited to you, this journey takes you deep within the darkest corners of your psyche to connect with the parts that need your attention and healing.