Friday, August 23, 2013
Helping the Body Heal Itself
I was not disappointed. Since her Northfield-based practice is devoted to helping parents and kids optimize their health, I brought along my 8-year-old daughter. During my conversation with Samana, I mentioned some problematical issues and concerns I was having, the main one being stress. She also had a separate conversation with my daughter, who identified her own biggest area of concern (several fears).
From there, Samana walked us through techniques she believed would most help us, including visualization and alternate-nostril breathing (it takes some getting used to, but has proved quite effective at calming my body down!). By the way, Samana is a holistic physical therapist, registered yoga instructor and certified in energy healing; with her 25 years practicing the healing arts, I knew we were in capable hands.
In the next part of the session, Samana focused on what parts of my body needed energy shifts. It is a process called BodyTalk and, as a practitioner, Samana softly asks questions of a client's body to determine what area is a priority to address. A light tapping technique (on both the head and heart regions) is used to help the brain balance and restore communication within the body. Once the body has been reminded of the issue, it can initiate the healing process. During the process, I was comfortable laying down, with a blanket over me and a scented eye pillow to soothe me. It was deeply relaxing; my sense of peace at the end of the session continued throughout the day. My daughter also experienced her own BodyTalk session...and it was marvelous to be able to see her body visibly still and relax (something I rarely see unless she is asleep).
Now, several weeks later, I am trying to implement Samana's strategies for calming down whenever I am aware that I'm frazzled by stress. What is nice is that my daughter and I can practice the breathing and visualization we learned together. I'd love to book future sessions at Kidz N Moms, and I also want to attend some of the yoga events and seminars Samana holds (mostly around the North Shore). If you are interested in what Samana can offer, please contact her by phone: 312 256 5662 or visit her family health blog at www.kidznmoms.com.
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary session at Kidz N Moms in order to conduct an accurate review. No compensation was received. Opinions are 100% my own.