Have you ever wondered why you wake up at the same time every night? Or tend to feel sluggish at a particular time? It could be a sign of disharmony.
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved rock shops, learning about the Chakras, and writing affirmations…all of it. (I still have my 9 year old girl journals for proof! Thank you Mom.) Little did I know it would lead me to where I am(strive to be) today.
As a perpetual student I love exploring new and old.
I recently finished a course on Meridian Massage based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. By finishing a course I in no way mean I know everything. In fact, quite the opposite. This is definitely a case of, “the more you learn the less you know.” But it’s just so fascinating! How could I incorporate what I was learning into my life? That’s when I was listening to one of my podcasts, The Inspired Table, whose guest that week was the founder of Hanako, an essential oil company out of Australia that features a Meridian line. I was hooked! The timing! I love when this sort of thing happens. Makes you feel like you are on the right path.
The Body Clock
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine every organ in the body has a two hour peak period, where the organ is in its natural time and dominates the cycle. Using the clock as a reference you’ll find the corresponding blend that can easily be applied at any time of the day or night to encourage the flow of energy.
Hanako uses specific plant based therapeutic meridian blends that are carefully created to complement the 12 main lines of energy-or qi- that flow within the body. “When the body is placed under stress, the auric bodies and energetic lines can become blocked or depleted. If not cleared, these dysfunctions eventually manifest in physical illness, insomnia, or general lack of well being.” Rachel of Hanako
The blends are a self nurturing ritual that work through the use of pure essential oils, affirmations, and acupressure points.
A great one for getting the energy out of the head and down to the feet is the Kidney Meridian Blend. The oils used and points pressed harmonize and balance the energy of the kidneys. When Kidney energy is out of balance we suffer symptoms like anxiety, depression, panic attacks and feelings of overwhelm. Or, even better, check out this video straight from their Instagram on the Heart Meridian.
Let’s learn together! I have already been incorporating them into some of my massages, and my clients love it.
I just want everyone to be able to have a feel of control, no matter how small, of their situation.
Each meridian comes with it’s own affirmation. Before your massage you may choose one and let that set your intention for your time on the table. OR let the Body Clock be your guide if you notice a certain time of day is troublesome; we will use the corresponding meridian blend. Hella relaxing and kinda fun!
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