Other Therapies

Reiki Healing

Reiki is an ancient form of hands on healing rediscovered in ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts by a Japanese minister in the late 19th Century.  Pronounced “ray-kee”, the term is Japanese for “universal life force energy”.  Rei means universal, transcendental spirit/mysterious power and essence.  Ki means vital life force energy and is the equivalent of Chinese chi or Indian prana.  It is an energy that can help us on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  Reiki healing enhances other forms of treatment, therapy, medicine or natural remedy.

How can Reiki help me?

Reiki is very empowering.  It is a powerful aid to personal growth and healing but if someone does not want to be healed, either consciously or subconsciously, the energy may not show an immediate physical result.  It is suitable for people of all ages and is safe and natural and adapts to the natural needs of the recipient. It balances the organs, glands and their bodily functions from an energetic perspective and energetically can strengthen the immune system and promote natural self-healing.  Many people also use it to help with pain relief and clearing toxins.  Because Reiki works on an energetic level it is also known to strengthen intuition, relax or reduce stress and cleanse and balance the auras leaving you feeling calm, refreshed and relaxed.

Treatment session

The sessions can last between 30 minutes and one hour, depending on how much Reiki is given intuitively.  The treatment is relaxing and the energy given is always positive with unconditional love and compassion drawn from the universal source, not from the practitioner.  Reiki practitioners cannot claim to heal, they only give their permission to be used as channels for the Reiki energy and act as a kind of conduit.

What is distance Reiki healing? 

Because Reiki works on the energetic levels, it can also be sent at a distance.  The Reiki is still received on the energetic bodies of the recipient and can still promote wonderful healing, cleansing and relaxation.  Very useful if you live at a distance from the practitioner or have no available time for a treatment in person.

Reiki can also be used to enhance meetings, for protection (particularly for long journeys, for example) and for cleansing homes of any negative energy.

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Reflexology

Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage which originated in the Far East thousands of years ago.  It has increasingly become a popular form of complementary medicine and works on the theory that the human body comprises 10 zones and pressure points on the feet relate to the various organs of the body within designated zones.  It is about boosting the body's own healing levels and promoting relaxation.

How can reflexology help you?

The body has the ability to heal itself.  Illness, stress, injury and disease can cause the body to become in a state of imbalance leading to energy pathways being blocked and preventing the body from functioning normally or effectively. Reflexology is used to help restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and therefore encourage self-healing.

Who benefits from reflexology?

Reflexology treats the whole person and therefore most people will benefit from this treatment.  It does not treat symptoms of disease and cannot claim to cure.  The therapy can bring relief to a wide range of conditions, chronic or acute, and promotes a state of deep relaxation. It is safe, natural and an excellent way to assist in harmonising the body.

Treatment session

Most clients find the sensation pleasant and soothing and not ticklish as many assume, although some clients may experience some small discomfort in areas but this generally shows an imbalance which can be explained in more detail following your treatment.

If you have a specific condition to treat then ideally 1 or 2 sessions per week over 5 or 6 weeks is ideal to give your body a chance to really work on the issue.  If you just want maintenance of good health, then fortnightly or three weekly treatments are ideal. 

Some people respond immediately and others take weeks, sometimes months.  Some people just like to have reflexology to experience a deep sensation of relaxation, especially after a busy day or week.  It is your choice.

Are there any after effects?

Everything will be explained when you book a treatment.  There are some after effects but they are only temporary and nothing to be concerned about.  You may experience headaches, hot flushes or frequent trips to the toilet within a few hours of the treatment.  This is merely an indication that your body is responding to treatment by eliminating toxins from your system and it is important that you drink plenty of water to flush them out.  Not all clients get this, however, and many feel very uplifted and full of energy afterwards.  Most clients will, however, benefit from a deep and satisfying night's sleep after a treatment.

Each treatment is between 45 minutes and 1 hour in duration.  The initial appointment will include taking a detailed lifestyle history followed by a shortened reflexology treatment session.  The subsequent sessions will provide longer reflexology treatments.

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Stress Management

What is stress?

“…stress refers to experiencing events that are perceived as endangering one’s physical or psychological well-being.  These events are usually referred to as stressors and people’s reactions to them are termed stress responses.”  Taken from Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology, 2000.

The boundaries surrounding stress are blurred.  We can feel “stressed out” when our jobs become too demanding or for others stress may mean depression or anxiety.  It is an individual response that determines what triggers a stress reaction, so what one person finds stressful, another may not.

According to Dr Hans Selye, a notable Canadian physician who conducted extensive research into stress, it is not stress itself which harms us but distress, and unlike fear or phobias, stress does not have to be linked to anything specific.  It affects virtually all of us and we need to learn how to cope with managing it to our advantage.

It is healthy to have a positive amount of stress in our lives as this keeps us alert, aids concentration and is motivational.  It helps us to perform effectively and can improve memory by bringing just the right amount of stimulation.  It is when we either don’t have enough of this stimulation or too much of this stimulation that it becomes difficult to manage.

Stress responses typically originate from individual reactions to external stressors which are, for example, divorce, job pressures or insecurity, poor communication, bullying, low self-esteem, insomnia, sexual problems, holidays, studying, bereavement, getting married, moving, drinking/smoking/drug-taking, drinking too much caffeine, illness, etc.

Symptoms of negative stress

The typical physiological signs of negative stress are muscle tension, migraines, headaches, palpitations, indigestion, breathing problems, pallor, nausea, heartburn, change of appetite, constipation, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, shaking, teeth grinding, dizziness, back pain, frequent colds and flu’s, foot tapping, nail biting, nervousness, sweating, menstrual irregularity, weight changes, itching, tiredness, low energy, muscle spasms, and so on.

The typical psychological and behavioural signs of negative stress are: depression; crying; loss of humour; onset of fears and phobias; inability or difficulty in relaxing; obsessive thinking; over or under activity; mood swings; aggression; loss of focus or concentration; forgetfulness; indecisiveness; impotence; decrease in sex drive; over sensitivity; feeling unable to cope; low self-esteem; compulsive worrying; loss of interest; social withdrawal; increase in the need to smoke, drink, drug-take, drink more caffeine; eating disorders, craving for junk foods; denial, irritability, and so on.

Why do we experience these symptoms?

Stress reactions tend to stem from the ‘fight or flight’ response.  This originated from our ancestors as a method of survival in prehistoric times and it is something which we haven’t, as yet, evolved out of but we can control it. 

The fight or flight response is actually composed of three responses: fight, flight and freeze, and these are all reactions within our autonomic nervous system.  It is a way of preparing our body to run away, fight or become very still to avoid being seen by predators.

The autonomic nervous system regulates emotional responses and releases hormones, which are governed by the endocrine system.  It is the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system which prepares us for action and leads us to physical symptoms of stress.  It stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete hormones such as adrenaline and cortisone which prepare the body for action.  As a result of the release of these hormones, the typical reactions are listed above.

Because these hormones are constantly being released in the body, it can weaken the body’s defences and suppress the activity of macrophages (heal and repair tissue within the blood) and white blood cells (T-cells and Natural Killer cells).  Both the macrophages and Natural Killer cells get rid of foreign matter and damage in our systems without asking for other resources in the body, so a depleted source of these puts additional pressure on the rest of the body through an impaired immune system.

Some stress-related conditions

The following conditions are those that are recognised as being caused or aggravated by stress.  They may also be as a result of an underlying medical condition and should always be checked with a medically qualified practitioner first:  hypertension, angina, circulatory problems, migraine, IBS, peptic ulcers, headaches, back pain, asthma, hay fever, allergies, alopecia, menstrual irregularities, anxiety, eczema, psoriasis, anorexia nervosa/bulimia, insomnia, chronic fatigue, ME, etc.

What happens when I go for treatment?

Negative stress can be addressed through any of the treatments offered under TARA Health Solutions.  Therapies are frequently combined in order to achieve the maximum, effective results.  There are many ways to approach these feelings effectively and Caroline will be able to guide you through the best course of treatment to enable you to regain control of your life and bring some fun back into it again!

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Intrusive Energies

Intrusive energies are those energies which do not belong to the individual's own energy system.  They can take many forms which can be what is known as spirit attachment, e.g. entities, or can be negative thought forms, including curses.  For a variety of reasons they can attach to an individual's energy system, sometimes for a specific purpose and sometimes as a result of what is called psychic attack.  Most of us aren't even aware of any "attachments" of any kind but sometimes we are aware we are "carrying" behaviours or something which does not feel right or is "out of character".  In addition, some individuals, in dealing with their everyday lives, can "detach" a part of themselves sometimes as the mind's best way of coping with a situation and so their own energy becomes "fragmented".

Mention spirit attachments to most people and they will either think you are "off your head" or been watching too many horror movies but actually this phenomenon has been recognised or theorized by many different cultures and societies - particularly in the East, for many hundreds if not thousands of years.  In fact, many religions have technical rituals dating back to ancient times for clearing the "energetic pollution" that can be created when someone passes over.  Much of the traditional lore and ancient perceptions is lost these days resulting in energetic chaos and a large number of people suffering with entity attachments.  Entities are not something made up to frighten people and in most cases these very real energies are harmless and have attached to a person for a specific reason that resonated with them before their own passing.  Most people when they "die" pass onto the next dimension peacefully and easily but for some, for a variety of reasons, remain "earthbound" and can be confused, frightened or bewildered and sometimes are not aware that their own body has died and wish to remain close to the earth for a variety of reasons and will attach to others with similar experiences to their own before passing.  For example, someone who died of a drug overdose may well attach themselves to someone who takes drugs on a recreational basis now in order to maintain the same sensation of the habit.  As a result, the conditions suffered by the earthbound spirit are often taken on by the individual who is alive sometimes without realising it.

This can also follow suit for negative thoughts that are sent with intent to others.  All thought is energy and therefore it carries with it a power.  If a particularly negative thought or a curse, which in itself is a negative thought with the extreme power of intent, is sent to an individual, this can attach to the individual's own energy field causing a disruption to the energy flow and a blockage.

All these intrusive energies can, in some cases, bring confusion, ill health, changes in habits, speech and vocabulary, concentration or memory problems, sudden cravings, etc.  They can deplete one's own energy and can even result in sleep disturbance.  In extreme cases it can lead to thoughts of suicide.

As with all the above, it is always wise to see a GP first to rule out any obvious mental or physical disorders or disruptions before embarking on treatment.  However, intrusive energy treatment can be highly effective and has resulted in some people who have been mentally detached or suffered severe physical problems that cannot be medically explained, to literally change back to their normal self literally overnight.

Intrusive energy treatment is not normally a first port of call and is usually tested using muscle testing techniques once all other avenues have been tried.  Spirit attachment can also be released using hypnotherapy techniques and the therapist will always ask the permission of your higher self to release any attachments prior to treatment commencing using muscle testing techniques; some attachments can serve a positive purpose by bringing something for you to learn before they move on therefore it is NOT as you see in horror films and some do serve a positive purpose and therefore not something to be frightened of.  It is estimated that as many as 70% of the population throughout the world has been subjected to spirit attachment or thought attachment at some point within their lives.

Charges for this treatment will be discussed with the individual concerned depending on what needs the individual has.