Healing Touch for Trauma Recovery
“Be my friend, hold me. Wrap me up, unfold me.”
Trauma often occurs when situations happen so rapidly that there is no time to protect oneself, and the response to trauma often triggers fear and guarding mechanisms in the brain as well as the body and energetic body. Trauma can be from events such as accidents, sudden loss, assault, and can have many faces and many different effects depending on the person.
When working with clients, we can see and feel these patterns in the physical and the energetic body, and we have seen time and time again how healing touch through massage therapy or Reiki can help your mind and body to relearn TRUST.
If you are at a place where you are ready to receive Healing Touch to help move through trauma, then you have already come so very far in your healing. We honor where you are at, and we promise to do our very best to meet you where you are at and move at a therapeutic pace that feels the best for you.
We are trained to hold complete space for you, to listen to subtle and often unsaid cues about when your body says ‘yes,’ ‘no’ or ‘maybe,’ and we keep verbal communication open on that always. These messages in our bodies can change day to day or minute to minute. You are always welcome to communicate with us if you need more or less of something, as something we do may be ok one day and not ok the next. This is all a part of healing, and healing is never linear. This time is for YOU, and we do not have any goal in mind other than to help you on your journey and to provide you with a safe space to explore that. Take as much time as you need.
If Massage Therapy seems like too big of a step, we highly recommend a Reiki session. You can remain fully clothed for these sessions, and they only require light touch or energetic “beaming” to make you feel the most comfortable and to ease in to more graduated steps towards Healing Touch.
While we are not trained psychotherapists, we CAN listen and hold space for you and refer you to our most trusted resources. And we also believe that all healing doesn’t have to just go through talk therapy. We believe in a combination of practices. So much healing can be done when we find ways to release pain and trauma from our body and our energetic holding patterns, allowing more space to heal our minds and our souls.
We are here for You. If you have any questions, need further information about whether we are the right match for you, or need a reference for other local healers, counselors, doctors, etc that may best suit you, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dara Metcalfe, Massage Therapist & Reiki Master Teacher