Awaken the Mind, Body & Spirit
Supportive of life’s journey, spiritual massage therapy does not only feel good, but plays an essential role in the process of self-healing and empowerment. Our experiences with massage show just how important it is to be touched; not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
At times, we neglect our own needs and desires placing others’ ahead of ourselves; unconsciously perpetuating unhealthy cycles while leaving us feeling drained and depleted.
By blending the traditional art of massage therapy with the ancient wisdom of energy healing we begin to restore health on all levels while imparting a deeper sense of connected-ness and welbeing.
Traditional An Mo Massage
The An Mo Massage is one of the most beautiful massages you will experience. This massage nurtures and nourishes. It is an ancient Chinese massage from the Taoist Lineage of the White Tigress. The pressing and rubbing techniques relax and strengthen the muscles and joints. Heat and movement of Qi energy (life force) increases and the increase of blood flow stimulates Ching (sensual energy) which moves and flows through muscles and joints enabling Shen (spiritual energy) to awaken.
Ili Ili Lomi Hot Stone Massage
The Lomi Massage is a fluid style of massage that treats the body as a whole; working with a strong connection to spirit.
Basalt Stones that have been collected from the mouths of creeks and rivers that run into the ocean are used. The continual motion of flowing fresh water from the mountain ranges and rolling hills makes the continual washing and grinding of the stones ideal for massage.
The presence silica and oxygen along with heavy elements give the Basalt stones their ability to acquire, hold and emanate a consistent and soothing heat for long periods of time.
The Ili Ili Stone Massage is a very powerful and cleansing massage. Many experience a release of old stored emotions and limiting beliefs. They can often feel completely transformed by the process.
"Reiki is a simple, safe energy healing technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, which was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
The word Reiki combines two Japanese words - Rei which means 'Spiritual Wisdom' and Ki or 'Universal Life Energy'. In a way, Reiki is a special kind of Ki that is guided by spiritual consciousness (spiritually guided life energy)."
Envision yourself as a free flowing river. Imagine stones or rocks are human worries, fear or anger. These stones can build up and the beautiful free flowing river becomes a trickle. This is so with energy in the human body.
During a reiki treatment the flow of energy is realigned within the body. It washes down, clearing obstructions and strengthening the flow of energy. This allows a connection to the understanding of one’s purpose on earth and the easiest most successful way of achieving it.
Chakra Balancing Massage
Chakra Balancing sessions are very gentle and provide an overall calm feeling throughout the body. This deeply relaxing massage restores homeostasis within our bodies, using touch and meditation.
The massage brings an awareness of consciousness to the seven major chakras and creates an energising effect.
The chakras store energy between man and the universe and amongst people and other living things. Everything is processed through this system and can affect the physical body manifesting in imbalances of emotions, hormones and physical illness.
‘Life is an incredible journey, do not look back, always look ahead, there is only love and joy in that direction’.
© Catherine Wood Sanctuary of Ananda
Bella is a qualified Traditional An Mo Therapist, Aromatherapist, Lomi Ili Ili Hot Stone Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and Student of Esoteric Psychology. She is a Heart and Soul focused Practitioner who encompasses a holistic approach to her practice so that her clients are treated and held in a space with respect and compassion.
She has had an interest in Spirituality and Complementary Medicine. Massage has been a passion for most of her professional life, along with being a highly regarded registered nurse.
Bella also works as a Co-Facilitator, Tantric Practitioner and An Mo Massage Therapist at the Sanctuary of Ananda.