Alpine's Holistic Healing,
located at the Sunflower Inn Bed & Breakfast, offers a wide range of holistic therapies, from Healing Touch and Craniosacral
Therapy to Energy Medicine in a serene and welcoming environment. The broad range of therapies helps ensure that each treatment is tailored to individual needs, and we work with each client to ensure that they can work towards their goals for health in a gentle and caring manner.
Kathleen Smythe, BSc, CHTP. is a certified Healing Touch practitioner with years of experience in both traditional and holistic forms of patient care. Kathleen is experienced in the craniosacral techniques of the Upledger
Clinic and Energy Medicine Partnerships. She is certified in Healing
Touch and is skilled to the advanced level in Craniosacral Therapy (for
adults and children), she has been a teaching assistant in several
courses including the pediatric course. She also has learned
several Energy Medicine Partnership techniques. Kathleen continues to upgrade and develop her skills to ensure she delivers high standards of care. At Alpine's Holistic Healing these methods
facilitate the client to meet their goals of physical, emotional and spiritual
well-being in a caring and peaceful atmosphere.
Individual sessions, group class sessions, and retreats and conferences for small groups are available. If you wish you may have a session/day over several days and stay at the Sunflower Inn B&B at the same time.
Certified Healing Touch Practitioner (C.H.T.P.)
is a method of healing through touch adapted
from many ancient techniques from the Australian Aborigines to the North
American Hopi Indian. It uses the East Indian Chakra System and some
ancient Chinese techniques such as lymphatic drainage. Healing Touch
is a different and often complementary mode of facilitating the healing
process, but functions from an energy perspective rather than a strictly
physical one. The Healing Touch Practitioner re-aligns the energy
flow, re-activating the mind/body/spirit connection to eliminate blockages
to self-healing. Healing Touch offers help with promoting physical
healing, emotional balance, mental clarity and a deepened sense of
spirit. Healing Touch is recognized as nursing practice by CRNBC,
Canadian Holistic Nurses Association, American Holistic Nurses Association, and Healing
"Hands emit energy, as do
Hands of Light,
Healing Touch can help with:
acute and chronic pain
anxiety reduction, promoting relaxation
heart and lung disease
chronic fatigue syndrome
helps to prevent and eliminate cancer;
helps decrease side effects from chemotherapy and radiation
headaches and migraines
pre-operative and post-operative surgical care
hypertension (high blood pressure)
promotes wound and fracture healing
helps alleviate skin problems - such as rashes and
alleviates neck and back problems
promotes general well-being
other advanced energetic techniques can be used to
assist changing family patterning, healing the heart, changing beliefs
that are no longer functional for the client (abuse patterns).
Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing
the functioning of the craniosacral system (a physiological system like
the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) - comprised of the membranes
and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal
cord. Cranio comes from cranium meaning the head, and sacral comes
from sacrum meaning the 5 fused bones just above the coccyx. This therapeutic
technique uses light touch of 5 grams, working with the natural
and unique rhythms of the different body systems to pinpoint and correct
source problems and improve the functioning of the central nervous
system. Craniosacral Therapy utilizes techniques developed by Dr.
John Upledger at the Upledger Clinic based in Palm Beach, Florida.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly
used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster
resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical
problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Craniosacral Therapy has helped people with:
Headaches and Migraines
Head Injuries (falls off bikes, hitting the boards
or ice in hockey or skating, diving, concussions)
Soft Tissue Injuries (whiplash)
Birth trauma (cord around the neck,
shoulder dystocia, overriding sutures)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Reading calculation problems, and other
learning disabilities (dyslexia and dyscalculia)
Release (SER) helps release old toxins (physical crystallization, old
stored emotions, old unprocessed pain) from the tissues of the body,
allowing the tissues to soften and circulation and nervous system
function to be restored. Heat release from the tissues, a pulsing
sensation, and a change (deepening) in the breathing pattern can all be
felt by the client and observed in the client by the therapist.
Therapy (VM) is a method of therapy that uses gentle hands-on techniques
to restore balance and function to the body's organ systems after injury,
illness, surgery and stress. It uses manual touch to release
restrictions in the body's organ systems (lungs, heart, spleen,
intestines, bladder, pancreas, etc.), helps dissipate the effects of both
physical and emotional stress and enhances general health and resistance to disease. VM employs
specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal
mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective
tissues. Trained practitioners use the rhythmic motions of the
visceral system to evaluate how abnormal forces interplay, overlap and
affect the normal body forces at work. These gentle manipulations
can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems
the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire
Energy Medicine focuses on personal transformations and healing of
body, emotions, mind and spirit. It promotes optimal health by
reducing stress, preventing illness, maintaining and/or regaining health,
assisting with relaxation and promoting a renewed sense of spiritual
well-being through a psycho-spiritual energetic process.
Medicine Healer is trained
to assist his/her client to heal by initiating changes in the energy
system based on an identified issue(s). From an in-depth energetic
assessment, an energetic diagnosis is made with interventions specific to
desired outcomes to bring balance and harmony in the energy
system. The healing experience is a co-creative process between
client and practitioner supporting the client's cultural/spiritual
background and personal goals.
The goal in Energy
Medicine is to
clear, balance, heal and/or energize the body, emotion, mind and spirit
with a special focus on psycho-spiritual process.
Lymph Drainage Therapy Bruno Chikly has developed the hands-on method of lymphatic drainage that I have learned. Specific rhythms, direction,depth and qualility of lymph flow are palpated by the practitioner's hands. Deep states of relaxation are induced with this therapy. Fluid flows of the body are recirculated through the lymph channels called lymphagions. Manual Lymphatic Mapping can be done to assess the direction of lymphatic circulation. Areas of fluid stagnation can be detected and alternative routes for draining lymph and other body fluids can be determined. Lymph Drainage Therapy is a good preventative health therapy. It is good for maintaining breast health, and youthful looking skin. It is great therapy for deep relaxation. Lymph Drainage helps the body fluids recirculate, increases the immune system's functioning for preventative health measures and therapeutic health measures. Lymph Drainage promotes a state of relaxation and balance for the autonomic nervous system, detoxifies the body, decreases edema, and promotes tissue regeneration. Reduction in chronic pain symptoms, fibromyaglia symptoms, and chronic fatigue symptoms have been observed with the use of Lymph Drainage Therapy. Lymph Drainage Therapy has also been known to reduce and alleviate symptoms of insomnia, depression, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory. Adiposis and cellulite tissue can be alleviated with this therapy also.
Heart Centered Therapy helps the client process work for the inner
child, process emotion in the body's tissues, and realeases SE viruses
(spiritual-emotional viruses). Original trauma's are identified
with their related emotional, mental and spiritual components.
Healing of the collective ancestral and cultural patterns is emcompassed
as well. Alaya Chikly has developed this work. Click here to
read article regarding this work. http://www.massagetoday.com/
Inn Bed & Breakfast
Alpine Inn Road
Christina Lake, B.C.