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Michele Garrigan
MS, HTCP, EFT-CC, NCTMB

Certifications:

Healing Touch
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
(NCTMB)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Integrative Reflexology ™

Michele is Certified in Healing Touch and Massage Therapy. She also practices CranioSacral Therapy, Tuning Fork Therapy, Zero Balancing© and Emotional Freedom Techniques. Her Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling helps to provide additional supportive care for her clients. She has also worked as a rehabilitation consultant and a medical discharge planner.

The primary focus of Michele's healing practice is working with pre and post surgical clients, as well as support for people who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

What Is Energy Healing?

Energy healing therapy is an ancient practice based on the belief that our life force, or energy, becomes imbalanced during times of stress or physical disease. Physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual illness or injury are believed to manifest in both the physical body and the energy. The intent of energy therapy is to restore the balance of energy to the biofield. Balancing the energy helps to promote health, healing, and general well-being. The therapist works to restore balance to the biofield by using light touch on/over the body, to clear disturbances and facilitate the natural flow of energy. It is believed that this will help enhance the body's own natural ability to heal.

Energy healing is intended to complement, not replace traditional medical therapies, by encouraging the body to draw upon its natural healing ability. Used in combination with traditional treatments, energy healing may help you experience more powerful results from your treatment plan.

The National Institutes of Health is funding numerous energy healing studies that are examining its effects on a variety of conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorders, fractures, cardiovascular health, cancer, wound healing, neonatal stress, pain, fibromyalgia, and AIDS.

More than 50 major hospitals and clinics throughout the United States offer energy healing to patients

What Michele has to say....

I was exposed to energy healing over 20 years ago. Later, I got involved with Healing Touch because of some of my own health issues. I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 17 years, and found little relief. Then I started having energy medicine sessions. Over time, I realized how much better I was feeling! I believe in the benefits of energy work which makes it so easy for me to participate in the practice. It helps on not only the physical level, but the mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well.

CranioSacral Therapy A gentle, yet powerful, form of healing

“Blending CST models based on client need and receptivity, and using bioenergy work, lymphatic drainage and massage has proven most effective in my practice."

Article

Source: Greater Richmond Edition of Natural Awakenings, May/June 2011 issue.

What is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM )?

CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Did you know that almost two-thirds of people aged 50 and older are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)? According to a recent survey approximately 69% of people do NOT talk with their providers about CAM use.

The Dr. Oz Show Discusses Alternative Medicine

April 28, 2011

Many doctors claim alternative medicine practices are junk science and may even be dangerous. Should you be concerned? Dr. Oz explores all sides of this debate, adding his own perspective on alternative remedies.

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/

 






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