"The Body Temple Healing Arts sees the body as a sacred temple that houses our soul. Rather than seeing pain and “dis-ease” as signs of a “broken” body in need of “fixing,” we treat the body with unconditional love - as an ally, deserving of support in all phases of healing. Each therapy we offer, whether massage, energy clearing, meditation or aromatherapy, is offered from this intention - to bring you and your body into loving alignment, and to restore the natural sense of reverence and appreciation you once had for your uniquely sacred body temple."
Massage Therapy There are countless modalities of massage therapy that can improve physical and emotional health. Body Temple's brand of massage therapy is a unique combination of neuromuscular (NMT) and anatomy training, and nourishing touch that instills deep healing and relaxation. Our professional philosophy is that massage should NEVER hurt. Life is hard enough. And if you are coming in with pain, the last thing you want to experience is more pain. We have found, more complete healing can take place when the body and the therapist trust one another. Trust will never be established through pain. Rather, pain biologically causes muscles to tighten in self-defense. So our work is very deep, yet gentle, slow, and specific, honoring the body's limitations for each session. We would rather see our clients return for multiple sessions over time than try to push past what their body can handle in one day, which causes more pain and injury in the long run. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is the skillful application of highly potent plant extractives (essential oils) for the purpose of improving overall emotional and physical health. Natural therapeutic plant oils have been found to balance hormones, bring down inflammation, kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi, shrink cancerous cells, treat depression, anxiety, PMS, and so much more! They truly are our original pharmacy, before the dawn of synthetic medications in the 1950s. Every single client receives hand-made blends that Allison mixes herself, according to their unique treatment goals, whether it be to relax, feel happier, reduce pain, or even fight off an illness. Ready-to-use roll on blends are offered as a take-home therapy for everyday use. Every product we apply to your skin is 100% naturally sourced and mixed in-house, free from all harmful synthetic chemicals. Energy Work Also known as Reiki, vibrational medicine, and energy medicine, Body Temple energy work is a highly intuitive practice of healing facilitation through the human electromagnetic field. Allison received her training through the Barbara Brennan Hands of Light school https://www.barbarabrennan.com/ but she is not bound by any particular tradition or school of thought. This freedom allows her to work with each of her clients as individuals to facilitate the deep release of stored energy, trauma, memories, and emotions that can be found in their chakra system, the aura, etc. Spirit has a unique way of communicating with each person according to their beliefs, gifts, and passions. Allison's energy work connects each person's individual energy fields to that of Spirit, which can be built upon in every session, and also through meditation and other sacred practices at home. Body Temple energy work typically produces extreme states of relaxation, peace, emotional balance, and connectedness, or Oneness. Clients leave feeling supported, more hopeful, and empowered as they face their life challenges with ease and grace. Meditation Meditation is a very effective practice for bringing the mental, emotional, physical, energetic, and spiritual layers of the body into alignment with one another, and with a source of energy outside of ourselves. Whether you call this energy God, Goddess, Source, Universal Consciousness, or whatever name fits your belief structure, we all connect to this same vibration of energy which can manifest as many divine beings like angels, spiritual archetypes from all traditions, ancestors, and even deceased loved ones who wish to assist us in our healing journey. When we meditate (or pray, if you prefer) we open ourselves up to receiving love and support from a benevolent power outside of ourselves. Used in the context of therapeutic body and energy work, meditation is a powerful tool because it opens both the practitioner and the recipient up to loving assistance from the "unseen world", or the world beyond the physical. Meditation is also taught as an optional but highly encouraged self-care practice that helps to balance mood, improve overall health, increase brain activity and so much more! Your therapist will talk with you beforehand to discover if meditation is right for you, and which kind most resonates with your beliefs and values.
*The Body Temple Deep Integrated Bodywork was designed to be a complementary therapy to traditional approaches to physical, mental, and emotional unrest. DIB is not meant to take the place of medical or psychological care and advice. Please consult your physician before you make any changes to medications, lifestyle, etc. You are always encouraged to follow your own intuition when making decisions about your health and wellbeing.