Melanie Barnum, CH


Melanie's education and certification's in Reflexology and Reiki assist her in working with
physical ailments as well as energetic discomforts. 

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a method used to activate your bodies healing powers. It is a relaxation technique that utilizes "zones" in the feet or hands by applying a light pressure which can trigger an anesthetic effect in other parts of the body. These zones are considered channels for the chi or life force energy and when stimulated can revitalize and rebalance the whole body. Many times energetic or physical ailments manifest on the feet, causing additional and unnecessary discomfort. Reflexology can help by focusing in on the specific areas that show possible inter-relationships and working those zones to move the energy.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is "universal life energy". Reiki is a healing system through which the practitioner facilitates or allows positive, healing energy to "channel" through to the client to go wherever that person needs it, in that moment, and to do what needs to be done, in that moment. Reiki is works on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Research studies have shown that the use of Reiki helps speed wound healing, lower blood pressure, reduces stress and helps manage pain. Reiki can be used as a compliment to conventional medical treatments. Some of the most common reasons to receive Reiki are:

*Pain management    *Chronic Discomfort    *Overall relaxation
*Energy healing    *Compliment traditional medical treatments

What to expect in a Reflexology or Reiki Session

Come in to my office! As you enter you are greeted with a soothing atmosphere; subdued lighting, candles, and calming music. The recliner becomes your cloud upon which you can allow your mind to float away during treatment.  A reflexology session can be 1/2 hour to 1 1/2 hours long depending upon the needs and/or wishes of the client. A typical session includes a gentle relaxation where I can "get to know your feet". This leads into "working the zones" where I manipulate the various channels on the feet to alleviate stress or stressors. Finish this up with a gentle relaxation, a cleansing of the old energy, and a feeling of renewal.

A reiki session can also be 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours long based on the wishes of the client. A typical session begins by allowing you to relax, eyes gently closed. A "meeting of your energy" quietly begins as I channel Reiki energy through myself directly to you. You may or may not feel the energy as your physical and energetic body absorb this positive universal life force, but you will soon feel the affects; total relaxation. We end with a gentle "wrapping up" of your newly charged energy. Click on Services to view what is offered!

 Reflexology & Reiki