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Kids Benefit from Massage Therapy too!

Is your child feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or unmotivated due to the current situation with Covid-19? Adults aren't the only ones feeling the stress of the shutdowns and social distancing.  Now that schools are shut down for an undisclosed about of time, your child may be experiencing a lot of new emotions that they don't know how to navigate. In a time where closeness and human touch is being discouraged, massage therapy is a great way to reintroduce positive human connection into your child's life. 


We often think of stress pertaining to adults, but very young children also experience stress and anxiety.  Massage Therapy can help increase dopamine (feel good hormone), and decrease cortisol (stress hormone) to help decrease stress and anxiety levels. 


Have you ever tried to keep up with your kid all day? (LOL) Children are very active little beings and their muscles and joints get tired and sore as well. Massage therapy can reduce muscle tension, pain/soreness, increase range of motion, help maintain tissue and joint health to prevent injury.


Taking the time for self-care for your children may improve their quality of sleep, energy levels and increase concentration. Teaching children about managing stress and body awareness when they are young may help them grow into well-rounded teenagers and young adults. 


At Naturally Wild, we have massage therapy treatments available for kids and teens. If you're unsure how comfortable your little one would be, we suggest starting with a 30 minute treatment, and you could be in the treatment room or bring a book and stay in the waiting area until the session is over. Your child has the right and option to stop the treatment at anytime and we will make them aware that there is nothing wrong with wanting to end the session early. 


If you have massage therapy benefits, your children will likely also be covered and be reimbursed for treatment cost.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or 

Leighann: 705-205-3995

Stacy: 705-205-9411


Reiki

Just for today, do not worry

Just for today, do not anger

Honor your parents, teachers and elders

Earn your living honestly

Show gratitude to everything


What is Reiki?

Reiki is an individual practice of "energy focus." Anyone can learn how to focus this loving energy through their hands in order to bring care to themselves or others. Reiki is gentle yet powerful, subtle yet effective.


What is a Reiki treatment?

Reiki balances and works on four levels of existences:

1. Physical: The body and manifested pain

2. Emotional: What your feeling

3. Mental: What you are allowing yourself to think

4. Spiritual: Your capacity to love yourself and others


Reiki works on cause rather than the effect of dis-ease

1. Treats the dis-ease rather than the symptoms

2. Reiki accelerates healing which may cause initial discomfort. You heal at a faster rate.

3. How does this feel?

*You feel very relaxed as the energy flows through your body. Some may even fall asleep.

*You may experience Reiki energy as colors or pure love

*You may feel peaceful or emotional as old patterns surface.


What do I do during a treatment? What should I expect?

1. Take off your shoes, watch and metal jewelry.

2. You should relax and enjoy the treatment, however talking and asking questions is an individual matter

3. Allow your mental mind to release all the thoughts and fears so you can focus on the present experience

4. A Reiki practitioner only works on the chakras or areas of specific pain

5. You may experience a shift in consciousness. This is an important part of healing.


After the treatment:

1.Your aura is swept front and back

2. Some may feel energized, some may feel incredible peace

3. It is suggested you drink 8 glasses of water a day for 3 days. This flushes toxins out of the body.

4. You may be advised to schedule another appointment to maintain wellness


Source: Reiki, a torch in daylight

By Reiki Master Karyn Mitchell, PhD

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