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Healing Modalities With Guest Sarah McGuire INTUITIVE MASSAGE

My mother was a healer; she had natural sensitivity and awareness I have not experienced from anyone else before, and as a result my journey with holistic health started at an early age. In fact, my mothers' people have always been drawn to helping others within their career choices. I moved to a permaculture village in Queensland, Australia in 2003. There was a wide range of natural therapies offered within the community and I became drawn to the idea of learning more about, and working in, natural health. A natural alignment to who I am. The first modality I trained in was shiatzu before moving into remedial (Deep Tissue) and holistic massage. The more I learned the more I became interested in people - their journey, their way of being and how their lives and heritage reflected and shaped their overall wellbeing. It was like putting together a web of understanding of each individual’s expression. This holistic approach to treating my clients led me to also train in Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian Massage), Reflexology, Myofascial Release and Reiki among others. I have created my own intuitive style which draws on all these modalities along with training in Abundance Coaching, Journey Therapy, Face Reading/Physiognomy, and Suggestive Hypnotherapy to suit the client’s needs.

How has this modality changed your life?

Intuitive massage has allowed me to become much more aware of myself and my own intuition. It has brought more presence and awareness to the way I interact with people and allows me to connect with them on a deeper level. I feel a real sense of purpose when I can connect with others through massage and help them with not only their physical needs but also on an emotional level. I also learn a lot from others through these conversations and interacting with such a diverse range of people, it has expanded and enhanced the way I look at life. 80

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About this modality:

Intuitive massage is reading the body and body language, asking questions and listening to what is being said to treat instinctively. It is not a set routine massage, it is a fluid treatment, based on what the body is telling me. I draw on a selection of techniques and follow what I am reading from the body and what the person is expressing. It is about gently guiding a person’s thoughts to bring awareness, in their own time, to make change. It is about helping people to find balance in their life. How do you feel about this modality in healing? It is very powerful for both physical and emotional release. Your physical ailments are linked to your emotions and your body reflects your thoughts, feelings and environment. Allowing yourself the time and space to check in, let go, to heal and be present with your own self and wellbeing is essential in bringing balance to your life and your journey forward.

Who do you think could benefit from this?

The benefits of intuitive massage for healing are that the client is making the changes themselves, feeling nurtured and supported on their journey through touch, meditation, and conversation in a safe space created for them. I have had many clients over the years who have come to me with a physical complaint or who present whole-body aches and pains, stress, headaches and general inflammation. I worked with them to treat the cause; the underlying processes and thoughts (conscious and unconscious) which are contributing to the initial problem. This is often related to work, relationships, diet and past experiences. Using open discussion and putting strategies in place to allow change, creates an opportunity for them to let go and release excess tension, allowing them time and energy to look after themselves and heal their bodies.

Sarah McGuire Wellness New Zealand

www.wellnessnewzealand.co.nz

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