Energy Healing

How To Switch A Bad Mood To Good

Real Simple’s August Issue

Hey there! Sorry I missed you guys last week- I was busy camping and totally forgot to write a blog. But its all about balance, right? Here’s some advice from me via the August issue of Real Simple about how to switch a bad mood to good:

We’ve all experienced it. We’re hoping for sunshine and rainbows and then something difficult happens and we turn dark and stormy. And when that happens we might tend to think our entire day is ruined. But guess what? Its normal to experience negative emotions. They’re not bad or wrong, they’re just giving you important information. We just don’t need to linger in them if they’re serving no immediate purpose. So, here’s some real life scenario’s w/a handy-dandy coping mechanism that may help you turn negative into positive (flip that switch!).

YOU’RE DREADING A LOOMING DEADLINE: Get moving! Your initial urge may be to procrastinate, but low energy begets low energy. Instead of retreating, get active.

SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WEIGHING ON YOU AND YOU’RE CONSUMED WITT WORRY: Write it out. Worry can hijack your day by taking over real estate in your brain, or keep you up at night. Writing helps you work through your thoughts. But also, by putting them down on paper we get them out of that real estate in the brain department.

A BUNCH OF LITTLE THINGS ARE ADDING UP: You’ve spilled coffee on your blouse, traffic…etc. Do anything you enjoy to break the spell. Take a minute to sing along with a favorite song,

YOU’RE TO-DO LIST IS OVERWHELMING: Breathe. Deeply. Refocus. Pick one thing on the list to do.

FRUSTRATED: If you’re so frustrated you could cry, message someone you love, or do something nice for someone else. We get frustrated in situations we can’t control. Doing something nice for someone else takes the focus off ourselves and puts that energy to work in a positive way.

Need to switch your bad mood to good? Just a reminder that I get cancellations on a weekly basis, so it’s always worth a shot to shoot me a text if you’re in the market for a massage! 518-744-2315

Have a great week!

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Reiki for Pain Management

reiki for pain

More info on energy work. People still ask me about Reiki (probably the most popular form of energy work), and I still have a tough time explaining it, but I came across a study done recently that I’m going to share with you: It was published in the November/December 2016 issue of Holistic Nursing Practice, and was conducted to determine the effects of Reiki for pain and vital signs when Reiki was applied for 15 minutes to the incision area of the post-cesarean patient. In a single blinded, randomized, double controlled study, 45 patients were randomly assigned to Reiki, sham Reiki (placebo), and control groups.

Reiki was applied for 15 minutes to the incision area of the body in the first 24-48 hours after the operation and within 4-8 hours of the application of standard analgesics. A reduction in pain was determined in the Reiki group. Patients were also observed to use fewer analgesics throughout the study and not need them as soon after the Reiki for pain treatment as did the sham Reiki and control groups! Cool! I may not be able to exactly explain Reiki, but here’s a concrete study to show that it works!

Definitely something to consider! We don’t always need to know how things work in order for them to be effective.

Massage therapy is another excellent form of treatment for pain. If you find yourself in need of some pain relief, contact me to schedule an appointment at my downtown Glens Falls office. Please remember I’ve never had a week where someone didn’t have to shift their appointment, so give me a call at 744-2315 if you’d like me to contact you in the event of a cancellation!

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