Mind body medicine uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health. You are your body, so if your life is going to be as full as possible, you need to take care of its emotional and physical health. Many illnesses are impacted by the good and bad moods we have, as well as our attitudes. The key to any mind-body technique is to "train" the mind to focus on the body without distraction. In this state of "focused concentration," a person may be able to improve their health. At the Roots Center of Wellness, you can learn new ways to manage your life and your emotional state which will aid you on the road to recovery.
Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body's functions, such as your heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. With biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). This feedback helps you focus on making subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain.
In essence, biofeedback gives you the power to use your thoughts to control your body, often to help with a health condition or physical performance. Biofeedback is often used in combination with relaxation techniques and is extremely effective with managing the effects of stress.
The body’s natural relaxation response is a powerful antidote to stress. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization and guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, massage therapy, and yoga can help you activate this relaxation response. When practiced regularly, these activities lead to a reduction in everyday stress, anxiety, and depression levels and an increase in feelings of joy and serenity. Relaxation techniques also serve a protective quality by teaching you how to stay calm and collected throughout your daily life as well as in difficult situations.
Learning the basics of these relaxation techniques is easy and enjoyable. There is no single relaxation technique that is best. You will speak one-to-one with a therapist, who will help you choose a technique that is best for you by considering your specific needs, preferences, and lifestyle. The therapist will aid your learning the skills necessary for adequately carrying out relaxation techniques that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
ΤReiki is an ancient Japanese healing method used for stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered through hands on contact and is based on the idea that an unseen life force flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.
Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibration frequency of the body. At The Roots, we offer Reiki treatments, as well as the ability to study the refined healing art of Reiki
There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind through techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.
By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are a group of powerful processes that can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives.
The body’s energy field is manipulated by tapping on acupuncture points (acupressure) in order to alleviate psychological distress. The fingertips are used to tap key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are tapped, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing.
Used in combination with powerful cognitive restructuring techniques EFT has successfully helped thousands of people with a broad range of difficulties. EFT is a simple yet remarkable healing system that reduces the stress that underlies much disease.
Color is a holistic, non-invasive, and powerful tool that has been used for thousands of years. Color therapy, also known as chromatotherapy, can be used for specific problems (physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual), as well as to promote relaxation.
Color, which is simply a form of visible light, is used to balance the body and recharge areas lacking in vibrancy. Each color has its own specific wavelength and vibration, as well as unique healing properties. Certain wavelengths are connected to energies found in specific areas of the body (charkas). When light and color are applied by means of physical exposure, energy is absorbed by the body through the eyes, skin, and electromagnetic field surrounding the body (aura).
Color is everywhere. Learn how to get the most of it and utilize it throughout your everyday life. An assessment of life, feelings, and needs help determine which colors each person needs in his or her life. Therapeutic use of color can promote a life of health, happiness, and wellbeing when properly used within your body, your home, and even your wardrobe.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote psychological and physical wellbeing. Although aromatherapy can be used in different ways, three modes of application are most prominent: aerial diffusion (such as burning essential oils in your home), direct inhalation (for medical uses such as nasal decongestion or psychological effects such as mood alteration or relaxation), and topical application (aromatherapy massages, bath and therapeutic skincare products, and compresses).
Within sessions, aromatherapy may be used to complement treatments for difficulties such as stress, depression, and sleep disorders, as well as physical ailments. In-store products are available, and can be tailored to fit your body’s unique aromatic needs.