Introduction: Hello! My name is Alexis and I have been involved with healing for over 45 years! I am deeply dedicated and commited to my clients and students and use the experience I have gained over all those years to nurture and assist their personal healing and growth on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level.
My Education and Training
Transpersonal Psychology Training-1978-1980
Gestalt Therapy Training-1981-1983
Life Coach, Renaissance Life Therapies-June 2016
Usai Reiki I-October 1981
Usai Reiki II-October 1982
Usai Reiki l, ll, and Master/Teacher-April 2016
Karuna KI Reiki Master-January 2018
Space Clearing Reiki Practitioner-June 2018
Reiki Grand Master Levels 5-20-July 2018
Ataana Method Energy Method-August 2018
Crystal Reiki-March 2017
Animal Reiki-April 2017
Angel Intuitive-April 2017
Plus Heart Facilitator/ Heartmath Institute-July 2017
Reiki and Color Therapy – current
Deepening your Reiki Practice, Pamela Miles-Sept 2017
Health Coach,Institute for Integrative Nutrition-October 2013
Detox Specialist,The Health Science Academy-April 2015
Clinical Weight Loss Specialist,The Health Science Academy-April 2015
Nutrition Therapist-The Health Science Academy-May 2015
Digestive Intensive Graduate, Holistic Nutrition Lab-June 2014
Precision Nutrition Coaching,PN 1-November 2017
Aromatherapist certification, Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oils-Current
Essential Oil Specialist, Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oils-February 2018
Teacher Training, Aromahead Institute-May 2017-February 2018
Anatomy and Physiology for ACP Aromahead Institute-May 2014-February 2018
Aromatherapy For Natural Living, Aromahead Institute-August 2015-February 2018
Body Butters and Lip Balms, Aromahead Institute-August 2015-February 2018
How to Protect Your Family from Colds and Flu Using Essential Oils, Aromahead Institute-January 2018
Online Component Blending, Aromahead Institute-February 2015-February 2018
Frankincense Essential Oil Spotlight Class, Aromahead Institute-August 2017
Lavender Essential Oil Spotlight, Class Aromahead Institute-June 2017
Orange Essential Oil Spotlight, Class Aromahead Institute-November 2017
Aromatherapy Coach, The Essential Oil Institute-July 2017
The Aromatherapy Advanced Training with Master Herbalist David Crow-November 2017
Natural Foods Cooking teacher-1973-1982
Reiki Healing Association
International Reiki Association
International Institute for Complementary Therapists
International Association of Health Coaches
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki (pronounced RAY-KEY) is a Japanese form of energy healing which is now widely taught and practiced around the world.
Reiki is based on the premise that when energy becomes unhealthy, stagnant or blocked, discomfort and disease can occur. Reiki helps the energy to come into greater balance by creating a sense of overall calm and peace. This state enables the body and mind to more easily restore themselves and to cope with their environments. Regular Reiki treatment also enables a person to more readily return to this state.
Reiki works in cooperation with all other healing modalities, including traditional medicine, to create harmony and total well-being. Reiki is non-invasive and can not cause harm. It calms deeply, creating a deep state of relaxation where healing on all levels can take place. Reiki releases energy blockages that accumulate and prevent us from living a life of peace and optimal health. It is effective in providing relief to the discomfort of arthritis and other types of pain, digestion issues, anxiety and other issues, speeding healing from surgery or injury, as well as assisting in transitioning from this lifetime.
Reiki can be performed in person, hands on or at a distance. Reiki is not limited by time, space or distance. Because of this, when a person does not want to be touched, I can still offer Reiki and it will be received. Reiki healing can be transmitted from any distance--even around the world! Touch is not necessary, though most people find hands on Reiki to be very relaxing and healing.
Reiki Energy Healing promotes deep relaxation, healing and strength to any living thing. It stimulates the relaxation response in your brain and body, which then stimulates your system to begin repairing and healing itself. Many hospitals are now offering Reiki treatments to patients as a means of promoting relaxation, accelerating healing and reducing the discomfort and side effects of medical treatments and medication.
Reiki is beneficial for:
Reducing pain and inflammation
Promoting deep relaxation which is now recognized as important in healing
Reducing side effects related to chemotherapy and radiation
Accelerating healing from surgery or injury
Reducing anxiety, depression and related issues
Increasing energy, reducing fatigue
Helpful during pregnancy and childbirth to reduce discomfort, ease fear and promote well-being for mother and child
Easing digestive issues
Calming many chronic issues
Balancing the immune system
Reducing blood pressure
Easing the transition from one life stage to the next, or the transition from life to death
Providing energy and comfort to the elderly
What to expect during a session--
Reiki can be given hands on, hands off or from a great distance--even across the world. You remain fully clothed, though removing your shoes may make you more comfortable. Usually Reiki is given while you are lying down, though it is possible to give a Reiki treatment while you sit in a chair. I will place my hands in a series of positions on or near your head, chest and abdomen. Reiki will go where it is needed.
During Reiki, you will become deeply relaxed, and many people fall asleep. You may find laughter or tears coming to the surface as your body and mind release stress and toxins. You may also feel in a dreamlike state as you become more deeply relaxed and you may fall asleep. This is normal and part of the process for many people.
What to expect after a session--
Some people find that they need a bit of extra rest over the next day or so after a Reiki session. Others are full of energy right away. Things will balance out for you after a few days. You may find your appetite decreases or increases. This does not happen with everyone, but again, this is your body balancing itself out. Follow your best judgement and your doctor's advice regarding diet.
Occasionally symptoms will temporarily become slightly worse in the first day or two. This is because your body is working to release old toxins and adjust itself into balance. This should pass after a couple of days. Please contact me if you are concerned or have questions. I am here to support your healing process and help in any way I can.
Reiki will continue to do it's healing work for up to a few days after the Reiki session ends. Be kind and gentle with yourself as your healing takes place. Call me if you have any questions at all.
How is Reiki done?
An intake will be done prior to the start of the session to assess your pain level and any health issues or major stressors you may have in your life so that your comfort level may be most appropriately addressed. Any questions that you have about Reiki will be answered prior to beginning.
During a Reiki session you will lie fully clothed, with your shoes off, on a massage table, with your head on a pillow, your knees on a bolster for support and a sheet and a blanket over you for warmth and comfort. If lying on your back is not comfortable for you, other positions work just fine, such on your side or on your stomach. You can even receive Reiki in a chair if you are most comfortable that way. If you like, a table warmer will be turned on to ensure your comfort.
The session is performed by the Reiki therapist gently laying her hands on your body (head, abdomen/torso, legs, feet and sometimes the arms and hands) in a series of hand placements. In each hand placement, she will direct energy flow into your body in order to open areas of blockage. There is no pressure applied or manipulation of the skin, muscle or tissue as there is with massage. Reiki is not massage. You do not get undressed and no force or pressure is ever applied to any part of your body.
What will I feel during Reiki?
This varies somewhat from person to person, and even with the same person from one session to the next. However, there are some basic similarities that seem to link most sessions together. Most people experience a deep sense of peace and relaxation within a few minutes of the Reiki session starting that lasts for several hours after the session. Most people say that they feel a lot of heat coming from the Reiki therapist's hands during the treatment, though occasionally someone will report extreme cold. Feelings of vibration are frequently reported to be coming from the therapist's hands as well. Some people say they see colors or lights while they are deeply relaxed during the session, though this isn't the case with everyone. Many people fall asleep during the treatment. All of these things and many others are perfectly normal experiences during Reiki and are all part of the relaxation and the release of blockages due to stress and held negative emotions.
What will I experience after my Reiki session?
Again, this varies between people, and with the same person from one session to the next. Often, when you first begin having Reiki you will have some form of a healing response. This is the body and mind releasing and flushing out the various forms of negative energy that may have been trapped in your system, which the Reiki session helped to break free. Not everyone has a healing response that is noticeable, which is fine. Shifts may take place in the first 24-48 hours after your session, such as increased urination or mild flu-like symptoms. Some people feel emotional shifts take place instead of physical ones. Most everyone sleeps better in the days following a treatment, experiences less pain and more easily returns to a state of calm than usual, though for a few, these things are not noticeable until a few days after treatment when the healing response has fully subsided.
How does Reiki work?
When we experience stress of any kind, our body releases hormones into our system to prepare us to take action to change something that is problematic or dangerous. Everything constricts and shuts down during this phase. This is a normal and healthy response that helps to keep us alive. Our body has a balancing response that it goes into once the stressful event has gone away. In that balancing response, our body's send healing hormones and everything that was constricted and shut down becomes open and functional again. When we remain in a state of stress much of the time, our system never gets a chance to return to this natural state of healing and rest in order to open itself back up and repair. Reiki very quickly triggers this response and opens the pathways that have been closed by stress by inducing deep relaxation and decreasing pain.
Does Reiki hurt? Can it do harm?
Reiki is not painful. In fact, it has the opposite effect for most people and greatly reduces their pain. Many hospitals and cancer centers across the United States and other countries are now offering Reiki to their patients to help reduce pain and anxiety. Even the famous Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic now offer Reiki to patients. Reiki does not do harm and will offer the support your body needs. Like some other healing modalities, it may trigger a mild increase of symptoms in the first 24 hours after a treatment. This is a healing response and is a signal that your body is releasing blockages and getting better.
Is Reiki a replacement for my doctor?
No! Under no circumstances is Reiki meant to replace your doctor or your therapist! It works along with all other healing modalities and programs, including other alternative therapies. There is no need to discontinue anything you are currently doing to support your health unless your doctor tells you to do so. Reiki therapists do not diagnosis or treat any illness, nor do we offer counseling.
How much Reiki do I need?
The answer to this depends upon your personal needs. In most cases, having regular Reiki treatments is more helpful than having only one. Generally speaking, the effects of Reiki can be seen immediately in pain and stress reduction. However, the cumulative effects of Reiki are of even greater benefit. It takes many years for the effects of stress to build up the layers of physical issues in our bodies and for most of us, the stress keeps coming. It seems logical that it would take some ongoing assistance to re-balance that, particularly if we have developed an illness or ongoing problem. You may also wish to consider becoming trained and attuned in the first level of Reiki so that you are able to treat yourself, your family, and your pets anytime you wish.
We offer Reiki Sessions in person and distance sessions:
3 sessions 5% Discount- $200.00
6 sessions 10% Discount- $378.00
10 sessions 15 % Discount- $595.00
15 sessions 20% Discount- $840.00
Reiki 1,2 and Master/Teacher Course
$225.00 for each class
10% discount if you buy more than one class at a time.
Wouldn't you love to:
Eat better, without dieting or feeling deprived.
Get active, no matter what shape your in now.
Ditch the food rules, dropping the fad diets and conflicting advice.
Build fitness into their life, without it taking over.
Achieve, and maintain, their goals, even when life gets busy.
Build physical strength and confidence in your body.
Gaining mental confidence, no longer hiding their gifts and talents.
Letting go of food confusion, learning what to do, how to do it.
Getting off the diet roller coaster once and for all, and never looking back.
Are you tired of looking for perfect diet to lose weight? Research is proving it is in our daily habits and instead of looking at foods you shouldn't eat (which than you can't stop thinking about how much you want to eat all those bad foods) you crowd out the bad with health choices and don't feel deprived. Nourish and Thrive offers a number of programs online that you can either DYI or with different levels of coaching assistance.
Please feel free to write us with any questions you might have.
3 sessions-5% - $200.00
6 sessions 10% - $378.00
10 sessions 15% - $595.00
15 sessions 20% - $840.00
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants. Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or blossoms of the plant. Essential oils can be used for therapeutic purposes, natural cleaning products, and natural personal care.
Nourish and Thrive offers individual Aromatherapy consultations, as well as classes in; An introduction to Essential Oils, Healthy Home with Aromatherapy, learning to make your own natural cleaning products. Personal Care Products with Aromatherapy, learning to make your own lip balms, deodorant, and foaming hand soap. In all classes, you will learn to replace your commercially purchased cleaning and body products with products you can make yourself, reducing your exposure to chemical products that tax your immune system.
Aromatherapy for lifestyle issues such as stress, anxiety, pain, etc
Schedule an Aromatherapy Consultation
Aromatherapy Consultations can be in person, over the phone, or via SKYPE for long-distance clients.
The Consultation begins with a health history intake form.
We will review your specific wellness goals, and discuss aromatherapy applications with you, based on your lifestyle and needs, initial consultation takes about 90 minutes.
All information provided by you is held confidentially.
INITIAL AROMATHERAPY CONSULTATION
Education Individualized for your specific needs
Exploration of aroma and essential oil preferences
Development of overall health and wellness plan
Custom aromatherapy product formulation, and education regarding use and safety*
90min / $105.00*
Cost for the custom blend product is additional and varies**
The aromatherapist will create the blend especially for you, and then it will be available for you to pick up at a later designated time.
The charge for the custom aromatherapy product is not included in the cost of the consultation. The cost for the custom blend is dependent on the type, size, and what ingredients were used (typically an additional $10-20). This can vary due to the cost of the ingredients and current market availability. Based on your consultation, the aromatherapist will formulate the custom blend for you. It will then be available for you to pick up at a later designated time.
Initial Consultation 1-1/2hrs – $105.00
30 minutes – $40.00
60 minutes- $70.00
I would say I love working and serving others to help facilitate Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Change. Helping people grow into who they see themselves as, is the greatest gift of all.