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Archive for May, 2010

Listen to the voices loud and clear
Come on folks, withstand your fear
Celebrate the joys, it’s yours to choose
Celebrate the news
There ain’t no blues

“Celebrate the News”- The Beach Boys

When Melissa Finocchiaro decided to join the Wood Massott Center I asked her why she wanted to heal. What motivated her? Why do this? The answer was moving and heartwarming. Geri and myself are happy to have her aboard. But allow me to have Melissa talk about her journey and her Thai Yoga practice…

I’ ve always knew I wanted to be a healer from the time I was a little girl

whether I was helping injured birds, or offering a kind word to someone in distress—I knew that I wanted to help, to heal, and to nurture.

In college I bounced around with my major, starting with psychology, contemplating english, and then finally settling into art therapy.

I recall doing an internship that involved painting a large scale wall mural with mentally ill patients. This was a humorous, challenging, and at times eye opening experience. I witnessed a man who could barely speak, paralyzed from the waist down, and with limited mobility in his arms, paint an amazing landscape of a holy city ( Jerusalem perhaps) complete with a brilliant sunset, set against, mountains with crosses set on top of them. I was so taken aback, that this man who honestly I thought, I was going to have to hold his hand through the whole project, teaching me the meaning of not judging a book by its cover. This project was so therapeutic for him, allowing him to release all that vitality and pent up creativity.

Melissa has been doing massage and reiki for over 5 years, and has developed a massage style which incorporates the deep stretches and compressions of a thai yoga massage, with reiki healing, and a classic swedish massage. This massage may sound adventurous but its actually very relaxing and therapeutic. Combining all three really takes the healing to a deeper level. So you have your classic long swedish strokes, combined with gentle yet profound stretches ( always going with the clients breath), and she throws a bit of reiki in there, intuitively working on whichever chakra is calling me. All in all, this creates a true mind, body, and soul, blissfull experience.

This therapy can be done in either 60 or 90 minute intervals. Call 302-373-7720 to set up an appointment at The Wood Massott Holistic Center in Berwyn, PA.

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“Now is the time life begins
Take that simple path
And love will set you free
Live in harmony
And love will set you free”- “Be Still” -Dennis Wilson

What are Chakra’s? Chakra’s are energy centers that we have all over and around our bodies. They are spinning wheels that keep our center’s open and our energy flowing. This keeps us balanced and healthy. When our chakra’s are off- balanced or blocked we can have problems is our life. To keep it simple: we have seven main chakra’s on our physical body.

The 1st is our base chakra. It’s color is red and it represents  our physical world, our personality, self expression, security and survival. The 2nd is our Sacral Chakra. It’s color is orange and it represents sexual energy, creative and pure emotions, feelings. The 3rd is our Solar Plexus Chakra. It’s color is Yellow and it represents wishes, desires, this is where our personality is formed. This is also where the bridge between our higher and lower aspects of ourselves meet. The 4th is our Heart Chakra. It’s color is green and it represents our ability to love, and have an appreciation of art or music.This is also where healing is done. Our heart is the center of our body. It also is the 1st Spiritual Chakra. The 5th is our Throat Chakra. It’s color is blue and it represents our expression of laughter, speech, weeping. All sounds on both the physical and metaphysical levels. It allows us to express emotions and feelings. The 6th Chakra is our Third Eye. It’s color is Indigo and it connects us to Spirit and other worlds. It is God intuition. The 7th is our Crown Chakra. It’s color is Violet, White, Gold and it represents our connections to the Universe. It gives us guidance and knowledge beyond words or intellect.

What I am working to do is connecting and aligning our Chakra’s so that we can tap into our Divine Purpose and Guidance. That is why I try to incorporate Chakra balancing in my practice. This helps us understand our minds, our bodies and our souls. Eastern cultures treat our Spiritual body with our Physical body in the healing of illness and the Ancients treated our Spiritual body before the Physical body.  I just feel that illness and dis-ease starts as an emotion that can be address before we get sick. Use your inner guidance and see if this rings true for you.

Many Thanks To Geri Massott for writing this post …Geri and Rick Wood have joined forces and are opening The Wood Massott Holistic Center in June.

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Geri Massott RM and Rick Wood RMT will be offering a Combination Reiki I and Psychic Protection Class Sunday May 23rd 10-6 (approximate ending time) at their 1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300, Berwyn, PA 19312 location.

This combination class will  focus on teaching you to use  Reiki on yourself and others.  In addition you will learn how to incorporate the use of your own intuition and practical tools for psychic protection while giving Reiki.

The class will cover:

  • Welcome and Brief Introduction
  • Reiki History
  • What Reiki is and does
  • The 3 Reiki Degrees
  • Reiki Principles & Ethics
  • Introduction to Psychic Protection
  • Using Psychic Protection with Reiki
  • The 7 major Chakras
  • Intuition and Hand Position
  • Break/Lunch
  • Attunements
  • Reiki Self-Healing Practice
  • Using Guides for the Direct Healing of others
  • Group Healing Demonstrations
  • Practice

The cost of the class is $150.00 which covers all materials.  You will be certified in Reiki Level I at the end of the class.  This class is open to the first paid 10 registrants.

*To my Arizona clients – this same class will be offered sometime in July. If you are interested please contact me at bchboy@rickywood.net so that I can post a date.*

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