Illuminating The Soul provides a holistic approach to health through the use of massage, cranio sacral therapy, body somatics, intuitive massage, chan-ri, and more.
She also holds a variety of workshops that empower your body, mind and spirit, such as, Usui Reiki Certification, Introduction to Shamanism, Hand Reflexology, Retreat~Release~Renew, to Drum making, Chakras, how to use Crystals and more.
Browse her services, below, and please contact Tammy with any questions.
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Swedish Massage. The term Swedish massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation, stretches the ligaments and tendons (keeping them supple and pliable), stimulates the skin and nervous system, reduces stress (both emotional and physical) and is suggested in a regular program for stress management and relaxation.
Intuitive Massage is a form of massage that allows the therapist to follow their intuition, as to where the clients mind, body and spirit need to be harmonized and balanced. The therapist may integrate a variety of modalities that create the greatest avenue of healing. Essentially, allowing the spirit to lead and the body and soul to follow.
Relaxation Massage is set apart as a unique style because it reflects an attitude about touching, caring, energy awareness and emotional, spiritual healing besides the physical manipulation. Relaxation Massage is signified by long flowing strokes and often one stroke goes all the way from the head to the toes giving the body a deeper sense of relaxation and peacefulness. Getting in touch with one's own body leads to a more effective way of loving and relating to others, and that healing comes from within as well as from outside.
Shamanistic Massage. This massage integrates essential oils, crystals, feathers, drums, rattles - any tool that can connect with mother earth and the elements of air, fire, earth and water to bring about healing in a very nurturing and loving way. The therapist may journey to connect the client with their guides, angels and power animals for healing, insights and direction for their body, mind and spirit.
Accupressure Massage.This massage integrates acupressure point therapy in helping stimulate, sedate and balance the points along the meridian channels of the body. This healing combination of massage and acupressure aids the body in reducing inflammation, pain and helps restore the bodies natural abilities to heal itself.
Raindrop Therapy is an essential oil massage technique based on Lakota Native American healing. Raindrop Therapy is the application of powerful antibacterial, antiviral oils along the spine. In Lakota Native American healing practices, healers sweep a feather upwards along the spine in imitation of the Northern Lights, which are revered for their healing energy. The oils are gently massaged in with the Lakota “feathering” motion. After the essential oils have been applied, a towel soaked in hot water is applied to the back to drive the oils further into the body. This technique is designed to bring physical, mental, and emotional balance to the body. Nine essential oils are used in this one-hour raindrop Therapy session.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace and security.
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral area - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its' ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Infantile Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
Chan Ri is a healing modality that incorporates the use of the pendulum, aura/chakra clearing and balancing, tarot or oracle cards, plus, intuitive messages along with hands on body work integrating Cranio Sacral Therapy, Intuitive Bodywork and Reiki. It is a technique that provides the clearing of emotional pain from your body through the use of healing bodywork, chakra balancing and dialogue. Chan Ri helps rejuvenate your soul and brings balance to your life by clearing obstacles that may be blocking your life purpose.
Reflexology therapy, (an ancient art practiced by early Egyptians), is also a science founded on the basis that areas of the feet, hands and ears are comprised of zones and reflex areas that correspond to all glands, organs, and bodily systems. Reflexology therapy is a technique whereby pressure is applied to these areas resulting in stress reduction by using thumb, finger and hand methods.
Using reflexology therapy promotes physiological improvements in the body.
Working with your root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras ~ we integrate tuning forks, crystals, reiki, cranio sacral therapy, drums, rattles, essential oils and other tools to harmonize, renew and revitalize these sacred energy centers in your body.
Body Somatic Therapy works directly with the cause of structural body problems through releasing congested, constricted muscles and fascia. It is about restructuring, re-aligning and reeducation of our bodies in order to bring about healing and wholeness. Body Somatic Therapy frees constrictions from the body, removes pain and restores natural movement and balance. Body Somatic Therapy is multifaceted; composed of spiritual, emotional and physical aspects that must be recognized and appropriately balanced.
Tammy begins by connecting with your inner spirit and guides around you, asking them to bring forth any information, insights and relevant information you need at this time. Please provide any questions you would like to have answered including where you need clarity or guidance in your life, for example: family, relationship, career, life purpose, etc. and who you want to connect with on the other side and why.
Tammy does in person consultations and readings, Skype, e-mail or phone readings.
Chakra Balancing Healing Session
This unique healing session uses a blend of crystals, energy work, light and vibrational therapy to help heal and balance your 7 chakras or energy centers. You will feel a sense of peace and calming energy along with feeling more balanced and centered. During your session Tammy will also share any intuitive insights they receive in helping you keep your chakras healthy and happy.
Intuitive Bodywork is a healing modality that incorporates the use of the pendulum, aura/chakra clearing and balancing, tarot or oracle cards, plus, intuitive messages along with hands on body work
integrating Cranio Sacral Therapy, Energy Balancing, Intuitive Bodywork and Reiki. It is a technique that provides the clearing of emotional pain from your body through the use of healing bodywork, chakra balancing and dialogue. Intuitive Bodywork helps rejuvenate your soul and brings balance to your life by clearing obstacles that may be blocking your life purpose.
Oracle Card Readings
Tammy answers your questions with the use of Oracle Cards and her own intuition. She does in person consultations, Skype, e-mail readings and phone consultations. Pictures of the Tarot and Oracle cards are included in the e-mail readings. Various life questions can be answered using the tarot, such as, relationships, family, career and personal empowerment.
Shamanic Healing integrates sacred soul healing practices that have been around the world. With the use of drums, rattles, incense, essential oils, crystals, feathers and any tool that can connect the body and soul with mother earth and the elements of earth, air, fire and water to bring about deep healing in a very nurturing and loving way. The therapist may journey to connect the client with their guides, angels and power animals for healing, insights and direction for their body, mind and spirit.
Crystal Healing Session
Crystal Healing is a natural healing method using therapeutic crystals and gemstones. The crystals and gemstones are placed on specific energy points on or around the body to release stress, congestion, physical and emotional tension allowing the person to release, heal and come back to the natural rhythm and harmony of the body. Each crystal has a unique healing frequency ranging from spiritual enlightenment, helping heal physical and emotional ailments and grounding and balancing our mind and body. Crystal therapy is non-invasive, gentle and restores harmony to the body, mind and spirit as it clears away negativity, fear, depression, and disease patterns to achieve feelings of well-being and wholeness. The use of crystal healing dates back over 5,000 years ago and continues to be used as a holistic healing treatment to this day.
New to Massage?
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic.
Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
Help Yourself to Health
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and over used muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.