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New Location and Mind/Body Transformation

RaindropI am pleased to announce my new offices in Exeter, NH and Newburyport, MA.  Both locations provide a wonderful space to perform bodywork as well as my growing Mind/Body Transformation practice.  Clients are raving about how effective this transformational energy healing is for them.

Here’s the latest review from a wonderful client in Wisconsin.  We worked over the phone to clear the blocked emotional energy:  “Monica’s kind and loving energy created a safe and nurturing space for our work together. Her techniques are elegant but laser sharp, and I had several significant breakthroughs in our very first session of Mind/Body Transformation together”. Robin R., Wisconsin, Sept. 2015

Together, we can target the origin of emotional blocks that keep you from feeling happy and purposeful.  What type of blocks?  Emotional pain, self-esteem issues, frantic nervous systems, blocked heart walls from past trauma, grief, financial blocks, depression and anxiety.  It is an honor to work with clients to identify the cause of long-standing emotional patterns.

Call me at 603-486-8770 to discuss how Mind/Body Transformation can help you.  We will schedule a free 15 minute Discovery session to see how we can best work together.  Or email me at touchofyourlife@gmail.com.  I look forward to working with you!  Here’s the link to learn more: Mind/Body Healing

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Can CranioSacral Therapy Relieve Trapped Emotions?

Monica’s high quality Craniosacral therapy has helped me clear long standing emotional blocks that are detectable in my body. We have had 6 or 8 sessions together and I continue to release blocks resulting in increased joy & openness for me afterwards. The first session was entirely relaxing, like the results of a great massage, but with subtle touch. Monica is skilled in combining treatment of the body and the mind and is empathetic and supportive. I highly recommend her competent, gentle and loving services. Nancy Fitzgerald, June 2015

This testimonial from a recent client has proved to me how powerful CranioSacral Therapy is in releasing trapped emotions.  The more I work with clients, the more convinced I am that this therapy goes far beyond the physical, and allows for greater freedom of mind and body.

I have witnessed so much release of physical pain, that when people started coming to me for emotional blocks, and were having deeper releases of this trapped pain, I began to realize just how connected the emotional body is to the physical body.  Because we are dealing with the spinal fluid in CranioSacral Therapy, this is the central nervous system’s connective “tissue” or fluid.  Deep restrictions caused by trauma, emotional or physical, are released during treatment and long-standing issues of painful experiences are freed up.

Your central nervous system is intelligent and is always seeking to integrate and recover from past pain.  It could be a car accident, or an emotional abuse, or a fall, or any type of occurrence that impacted your central nervous system.  When stressful things happen and are not released, they build up to a disease or chronic pain condition.  Then, you have a serious problem.

Treatment is gentle, effective and very efficient.  Emotional states are calmed down, anxiety reduced and depression lifted.  Call now to schedule your appointment or discuss with me your condition.

Monica Dubay

Why get Cranio Sacral Therapy?

Cranio sacral techniques are the treatment of choice for backaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, injuries, misaligned cranial bones and many other conditions. Many people suffering from loss of strength in their arms, legs or tingling or numbness in these areas can be safely and quickly treated with this method with good results.

What does it do?

Cranio sacral therapy is a very precise scientific method for realigning bones which have been misplaced. This process works with the body to relax muscles which are tight and then works with the central nervous system to correct the problem. In cranio sacral therapy gentle pressure is applied over misaligned bones and tight muscle or fascia, which relax and glide into place as the person breathes.

What does a patient experience?

The patient lies on a bed while the therapist gently exerts pressure on various parts of the body as required. This is a very sophisticated process which acts by allowing your body restore the normal alignment of the different bones and body structures rather than attempting to force them back to place as in some techniques of manipulation.

How does it work?

Cranio sacral therapy is a gentle and painless procedure which yields excellent results in expert hands. The treatment takes between thirty and 60 minutes and is usually repeated at intervals of 3-10 days till the skull and spine are perfectly aligned. The whole spine and skull are treated at each session as the spine and skull act functionally as one integral whole in spite of the fact that they are anatomically made up from many different bones

No force is used in the process of alignment and no jerking or “clicking” of the spine takes place. The patient’s spine is positioned in different ways to allow the misaligned segments of the spine to realign themselves into their normal position as the patient breathes. These techniques known as position and hold techniques as the process of alignment proceeds through the physiological movements which occur as we breathe. This makes it suitable for use even in patient’s with a severe neurological deficit as the entire process can be carefully and exactly controlled.

What are the benefits?

Many benefits include: relief of chronic pain, deep relaxation, release of injury, deeper tensions relieved from stress, poor posture, falls, spinal injuries, head injuries, etc.  Every system is affected because the release is taking place in the central nervous system.

Improved relaxation, increase of circulation, deeper breathing, pain relief, lengthening of spine, headache relief, especially migraines.  Anxiety is relieved as well, and children and teens are helped by the release of traumatic events from the nervous system.

To be continued…

Monica Dubay, LMT

 

 

5 Reasons You Need Mind/Body Healing

For people who cannot get to my office, I now offer Mind/Body Healing sessions over the phone 608-432-1966 or Skype (monica.dubay).  This allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home and receive help.

5 Reasons to Receive Mind/Body Healing

  1. Do you feel you can’t get beyond a stuck place in your life?
  2. Do you feel you repeat patterns emotionally?
  3. Are you overly stressed and can’t calm down and feel more grounded?
  4. Do you want to connect more to your spiritual self and become free of fear?
  5. Do you want more peace and less anxiety?

 

Mind/Body Healing Work Can Help You…

I have been doing Mind/Body Healing for over 25 years using A Course in Miracles as my foundation.  I use techniques that quickly release stuck energy.  I teach you to learn to release energy and connect with your inner healer.

How will it benefit you?

You will be transformed from fear to love, from pain to peace, from depression to feeling alive again.  Check out my Testimonials to see if this Healing is a good fit for you.  Each session is unique and offers what you need at the time for healing body, mind, emotions, and spirit. 

How Does Mind/Body Healing Work?

With the discovery of  quantum physics, scientists acknowledge that everything is made of energy.  It is everywhere all the time — connecting all things in a quantum field of photons, waves and particles.  Disease happens when there is a block in your energy which can manifest as a disease.

There must be a free flow of energy for you to be healthy.  Negative thoughts patterns cause stress can be at the root of disease long before the illness is diagnosed.  People often don’t pay attention to early warning signals and just keep pushing through, often ignoring blaring signs of a problem.

If you were able to be alerted to these blocks before they manifest as illness, wouldn’t you want to ?

Mind/body healing can do this as you open to receive information from your energy field.  It may sound weird, but energy is what you are made of even if you aren’t aware of it.  I can help you to pinpoint the blocks and will, along with your inner healer, assist to release them. 

What types of illnesses is it good for?   All illness starts as an idea of disharmony.  Your body knows how to heal itself, and if it isn’t doing this, there is some underlying stress that is causing it to be out of balance.

 

What conditions does Mind/Body Healing help with?

  • Physical dis-ease
  • emotional blocks
  • trauma
  • spiritual blocks
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • Recovery from illness or surgery.

You can expect to feel more relaxed, released and full of energy.  This healing speeds up recovery and increases overall well-being.

Physical, Emotional, and
Spiritual Healing At A Distance

My intention with Mind/Body Healing is the same as it is in workshops and in one-on-one sessions in my office. I help my clients to access the healer within themselves so they may discover tools to help themselves in their healing process long after the session or workshop has ended.

What Can You Expect
During A Mind/Body Healing Session?

A mind/body  healing session begins with a phone call at the designated appointment time. During a session you will be asked to set aside a the full 30, 60 or 90 minutes to relax and lie or sit down with no interruptions.  This will be your time away from your busy life to clear energies and feel more grounded and connected to your true Self.

Depending on the needs of the client and the nature of the issues being addressed, we may either talk or work in silence. In some cases, the client and I will have a brief conversation to activate your inner spiritual connection, then allow for the healing to begin.  You may ask questions and receive guidance during the treatment.

How to schedule:

Sessions are $65 for 30 minutes, $90 for 60 minutes, $125 for 90 minutes.  You can pay by CREDIT CARD or PAYPAL by clicking the BUY NOW button  below.  Then contact me to set it up.  Phone is best, but email works as well:

608-432-1966

Or email me at   Touchofyourlife@gmail.com.

I am so looking forward to assisting you!

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For Moms and Babies

CranioSacral Therapy is especially helpful for moms and babies to rebalance and feel better pre- and post-delivery. I remember feeling overwhelmed, depressed and tired all the time after my second son was born.  It was a very difficult time for me, and if I had known about this very gentle therapy, I am sure it would have alleviated those symptoms.  I see it every day in my practice, how relaxed people feel, just today someone said “this is very powerful, I feel so relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time.”

How does CranioSacral Therapy help with childbirth?  

It significantly helps to relax and calm the mother and baby during pregnancy.  It can release tensions within the baby in utero and allow for an easier birth.  Post partem, CranioSacral therapy, relaxed for a better nursing experience, alleviates anxiety and postpartem depression.  It also speeds post-delivery recovery.

This very gentle touch is famous for assisting newborns with colic, head shape balance, torticollis, and other tension release for greater comfort in body.

What about children?

CST is great for children throughout development.  As children mature, CST can quickly relieve stress, anxiety,  headaches, sports and other injuries, release strain and pain from braces. CST can also assist learning disabilities, autism and sensory processing disorder.   (see Working Wonders: Changing Lives With CranioSacral Therapy, ed. by the Upledger Institute, or email for info.).

“If you can help children do well throughout development, it gives them a good foundation for adult life.”  Dr. John Upledger, Founder of CranioSacral Therapy.

I am happy to assist with pregnancy, post partem for moms, and babies, children in both locations, Madison and Baraboo, Wisconsin.  I look forward to treating this very special moment in the early stages of life that can be very stressful, but need not be.

Monica Dubay

608-432-1966

Remarkable Results with CranioSacral Therapy

It has been my privilege to serve the public with holistic health care utilizing CranioSacral Therapy. It is a very powerful therapy for many pain conditions, nervous system dysfunctions, such as TMJ, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, headaches and chronic back and neck pain.  It also calms the nervous system so that anxiety and depression are eased as well.   I share this statement here to encourage people to try this very gentle therapy that seems to work wonders.  My clients  also  include teenagers with ADD and ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, and Sensory Processing Disorder.  Please refer anyone you know who suffers from these chronic pain conditions to a CranioSacral Therapist in your area.

This statement comes from my FaceBook page.  Thanks Joe!

“Before I was led to Monica at Touch of Your Life and to HopeWell Healing Center, I was “done” with Western Medicine. Nothing gave me relief from the church bells ringing in my ears to the pain and swelling of my legs after “recovering” from a massive blood clot. I couldn’t swallow another pill for the life of me. I have been seeing Monica on a regular basis for about two months, and my life has drastically changed (all for the better). The ringing in my ears has been gone a long time. I am no longer limping and walking in pain. I can think, I can actually focus. Thank you Monica, giving me part of my life back”.   —Joe Menard, Reedsburg, WI

CranioSacral Therapy and Autism

This video is a wonderful testimonial to the power of CranioSacral Therapy in addressing children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Please watch if you know of anyone with a child with autism or SPD.    The ADD, ADHD diagnoses of hypersensitivities in children  can also be alleviated using CST treatments.  How?  An overall relaxation of the nervous system and increase in the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid seems to have a great effect upon children’s brain membranes.  The following article explains why.

Massage Today
July, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 07
Autism Spectrum Disorder: How CranioSacral Therapy Can
Help
By Tad Wanveer, LMT, CST-D; guest author for John Upledger, DO, OMM
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) has been shown to help the autistic individual find greater ease, both within
themselves and in the world around them, by decreasing structural stress and strain on their central nervous
system.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect one child in every 150 births. It’s the fastest growing developmental disability, with a diagnosis rate rising 10 to 17 percent each year. ASD is considered to be a result of biological and/or neurological disorders that affect the functioning of the brain. To date, there is no known single cause of ASD.
The CST Model of ASD
Dr. Upledger’s recent model of autism is based on his hands-on experience with autistic children and their responses to therapy. It’s supported by research at Johns Hopkins University showing “increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines, neuroglial activation and inflammatory changes” in the cerebrospinal fluid of
the autistic patients studied.1  Simply stated, ASD is partially caused by a loss of flexibility and probable inflammation of the membrane layers surrounding the brain.
This compromise can create restrictive force on the brain tissue leading to adverse strain on the internal body-regulating components of the hypothalamus, the reticular activating system and the autonomic nervous system; irritation and hypersensitivity of neurons, glial cells and neurological pathways; abnormal pressure change within the brain tissue; adverse affect on the limbic (emotional) system; over-heightened central nervous system immune response; brain tissue congestion and toxicity; and endocrine system compromise.
What is observed as typical ASD behavioral impairment in social relationships, social communication and imaginative thought might be the effects of inner chaos created by the abnormal grasp, squeeze and irritation of the membrane on the brain. Combining the extreme tension caused by an abnormally inflexible brain container with inflammation can lead to a brain confined within biomechanical and biochemical turmoil.
The CST Approach to ASD
The focus of CranioSacral Therapy is to enhance the balanced motion of:
  • The membrane layers surrounding the brain;
  • The fluid (blood and cerebrospinal fluid) moving into the cranium, out of the cranium, and throughout the brain tissue; and
  • The areas of the body that do not show normal response to the craniosacral rhythm, which might be straining the craniosacral system and the brain.
When working with an ASD individual, the initial focus often is on the cranium to locate an area that has the greatest motion response to the craniosacral rhythm. Delicate release and pumping techniques are used to create more motion in that area.
The increased motion is used as a dynamic biomechanical tool – one hand is used to continue to increase motion and direct fluid flow, while the other hand is used to encourage motion in non-moving areas. Little by little, small changes create larger changes that enhance the mobility of the brain’s container, (the
craniosacral system).
Increased balanced motion of the membrane surrounding the brain helps flush toxins and inflammation out of the brain tissue. As this occurs, it naturally can elevate biochemical processing, which increases the function of neurons and neurological pathways.