Each week we'll be sitting down with one of our practitioners to discuss topics of interest in the health & wellness industry.
Heather McCutcheon, LMT joins us this week!
Since opening my practice in 2000, I’ve been continuously amazed at the profound physical, emotional and psychological healing I’m privileged to witness. My passions include expanding the reach of Reiki by working with underserved populations, teaching others, and challenging ineffective social systems by combining ancient healing techniques and modern technologies."
What aspects of your practice do you believe relate in particular to men's health?
If Reiki Can Comfort Vets with PTSD, It Can Help You.
While everyone has at least heard of massage, only a small percent of the population knows about Reiki, and even fewer understand its incredible value. I have been practicing Reiki for six years now, and offering it to veterans as a volunteer for most of that time. Reiki is an energy healing modality performed with light touch or hovering the hands in the energy field. We are made of energy and store trauma in our bodies energetically, and Reiki can help move it out. Post-combat vets are able to experience tremendous benefits, even from very short sessions. Don't take my word for it—watch the video and hear it from their own mouths.
And if Reiki can help folks carrying around unspeakable trauma, it can help men (anyone really) suffering from day-to-day job/family/life stress. Less stress equals better decision-making and behavior. We all know it. The volunteers I work with offer Reiki as a service to our country's heroes, and to help the dynamics in their families, communities and society as a whole.
If you have not yet tried Reiki, get it on your calendar."
What are three health & wellness tips that you'd recommend for men's health?
Begin to consider the health and wellbeing of those around you as bit players in your own experience.
Schedule a Reiki session to have a tangible experience of your energetic and spiritual nature, the way you interact with the world at the most basic level.
Any articles or resources that you find valuable for men's health that you'd like to share?
This Reiki Brigade video:
And this article that was published in Massage & Bodywork Magazine in November 2014:
By Heather McCutcheon
A staggering number of American Veterans are coming home from service with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), 228,875 of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the debilitating condition, and new cases are being recognized every day.
Practitioners from a variety of healing modalities feel called to help ease their burden and are increasingly being sought out by individuals, service groups, and the VA itself. Reiki is one of the modalities receiving increased attention, as it can alleviate symptoms for the afflicted and help ease the stranglehold PTSD has on their lives.
Read more here...