Natural Remedies

How Reiki and the Chakras Can Help Us Find Our Way

The chakras contain our belief systems and our core programs of operation. We are born and raised into our programming. The chakras run automatically in accordance with the belief systems that are stored in them. They do not change their mode of operation unless they are directed to do so. Making sure these energy centers in our body are in agreement with what we actually believe to be true is vital to living a happy and fulfilled life.

If our base operating system contains things that are not in alignment with what is true for us, many of our actions towards goals and achievements will be undermined. Confusion and apathy in regards to purpose and direction is often a sign that something is amiss in one or more of our chakras.

  • The first chakra contains all our survival information.

  • The second chakra is the center for sexuality, emotions, pleasure, connecting with others, creativity, intuition.  

  • The third chakra represents our action, will, vitality, power of transformation, self worth, self confidence.

  • The heart chakra is the center of love and inner peace as experienced within as a state of being.

  • The throat chakra represents communication, sound, creativity through expression.

  • The third eye chakra represents our ability to see and focus on the big picture, decision making, psychic ability, higher intuition.

  • The crown chakra is related to spiritual connection and enlightenment.

The descriptions above are a general overview of what the chakras contain. The chakra centers actually carry very nuanced energy that are layered and integrated with each other. For some people it could take years of processing to get to the core of each mismatched belief system in a way that allowed them to be free of them.

Reiki is a wonderful way to clear out programming that no longer serves you with much greater ease. Energy follows intention. Through the focused intention of a reiki practitioner, reiki can be channeled into the chakra centers. The high frequency of reiki raises the vibrations of the chakras causing them to be a mismatch for any vibrations that are not a fit for health and well being. Like a sieve, Reiki filters out those energies that are not a match for who you really are allowing you to move forward through life in alignment with your true self. No more clouded thinking. No more self doubt. No more second guessing. Only clarity, ease, and contentment.



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Facial Cleanse & Sinus Rinse

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What is CranioSacral Therapy?

   CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle touch, not using more then five grams of pressure about the weight of a nickel. This very light touch is what sets it apart from regular massage or bodywork. Our bodies are interconnected and when one part is not functioning or moving correctly, it starts to influence the rest of our functions leading to pain and discomfort.   CST can help upwind and release the bodies discomfort allowing space for the body to heal.  Our bodies are self healing mechanisms.  The job of your craniosacral therapist is to allow the space for your body to unwind and self-heal. 

Massage Downtown Portland

We are excited to share that we have recently expanded our massage offerings.  We have two therapists at Vitalize and have appointments available on both Saturdays and Sundays.  Massage options include; deep tissue, therapeutic, cranial sacral, pin and stretch, lymphatic drainage, cupping, and scraping are all available.  

Acupuncture for Migraines

Acupuncture can help redirect blood flow to reduce these patterns of vascular instability.  Acupuncture can also help balance hormones, reduce stress and the inflammation that is an underlying cause.  Then, perhaps with the help of other interventions such as herbs, identification of triggers, and some lifestyle adjustments, migraines can be a thing of the past, or at least greatly reduced. 

Natural Remedies for Colds & Flus

Natural Remedies for Colds & Flus

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about cold & flu prevention, but lets face it, sometimes we get sick.  If you are like me and have a child in preschool, maybe it happens more often then you want to admit.  Here are some tips for bouncing back fast and fortified.  

·      Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant found in many foods, especially brightly colored fruits and vegetables.  It can greatly speed recovery from colds or flus.  In terms of supplementation, avoid synthetic ascorbic acid if possible in favor of mixed flavonoids or acerola powder.  (Vitamins are consistently better in their complex packages, rather than as an isolate.)

Preparing the Immune System for Fall

Preparing the Immune System for Fall

Lets start by clarifying one thing - the body does not have an immune system, the body is an immune system, many parts working together for continued health.  There are a lot of variables to consider – the lymphatic system, which is rich with white blood cells, the skin and mucous membranes, the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature.  So, like with most things, Chinese medicine uses a “whole systems” approach to treatment.  You can use this approach yourself, by first thinking about what you can do for the health of your whole system: