Summer Lovin

is what I do.

I love all the time.
I love my, eh-hem… job?, all of the time.
I love reiki-massage, and my thirst for life.

I love touching a person gently and not knowing, or caring to discern “why” (relatively).
I love giving a person source-energy and talking with them about life and love.
I love when people tell me that they feel safe with me and no one else.

I love when people fall asleep and wake themselves up from auditory-confirmations of their said relaxed state.
I love when it becomes electric-lightning and suddenly jolts their body into a new consciousness!
I love when a gentle moment is heard in a soft exhalation.
I love my tingsha bells.
I love the vibration of purity and the song it makes in between.
I love your anger and your tears.
I love my own.
I love Palo Santo.

I love the quiet comfort of the northend home in which I practice.
I love the people on foot and bikes outside, and even my occasionally noisy neighbor when he randomly shouts out “belly button,” and I realize its truly a message from above… or beside.

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I love placing stones on you.
I love that you bring your own and I have mine.
I love that we share.
I love that I see you not only here, but there.
I love that this is ours, our city, our experience, our friendship, our Earth-ship!!
Yes! I do love getting carried away in flow…
Oh Boise,
I love our river.

The water, the earth-mother, she blesses us and takes us back into her every time we gently lay our feet near her bed. When we rest our head, near her current, trusting her presence, breathing our blessings.

Thank you great mOther.
In Oneness, we share her.

Om~~*

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Let us meet at our river beds, make art, share love, dance, praise, swim, and sing of our heart’s greatest dreams! Jai!

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Give, Receive, and Repeat.

I recently had an epiphany. I realized, what I already knew; that it is my deepest desire to share my heart with the world. This is not anything ground-breakingly-new for me. Yet, my ah-ha, was that I could easily just start today, by writing.

I am so lucky to have the most fascinating “job” where I continually learn from the opportunity of connecting to another person on my massage table. It is truly a gift.

For many years I was so excited to call myself a massage therapist when I when I first began, but now I see massage as a very limited term and perspective of what I call my heart’s art: healing arts.

I have been applying the art and science of reiki in my life now for 8 years, and as a “Master” in the last 3. Reiki practioners have 3 levels in which their knowledge and experience deepen; master is the highest level.  Yet, it hasn’t been until now that I fully embrace the wisdom and information given to me through this medium, as much as I would a physical cue from a person’s body, such as a bruise.

Energy is information. This is definitely not my own revelation, but that of Einstein and other great physicists and scientists as well. When I am gifted the opportunity to connect by placing my hands on a person, or standing in the room with them as they talk- or don’t talk, and even just by the permission and request of someone I may have never met on the other side of the country; my mind gets a bucket-full of insights dumped right on its head. Just like the old prank of leaving a bucket full of confetti for someone to walk right under, pouring it all over them and the room!

I “see” what a person is holding or carrying, and the beauty of it, is that there is never, I repeat never, anything “wrong” with what their body is telling me. It is continually in flux. It is an ever-changing process. Sure, some aspects are more ingrained, but overall, it is highly plastic and thus, a changeable system. Which is why I find it so fascinating to explore and feel that it is imperative for us all to learn more about. We can seriously, change our worlds with this knowledge!

This information, is not “mine” to hold. It is not something special that only I have the ability to benefit from or explain to you. You have all the power and ability to explore these concepts yourself. It is a long road, because it is a subtle system. Yet we all, already have our vocabulary for understanding… the goosebumps when you witness a miracle, the feeling in the pit of your stomach, the ache in your heart, the voice in your head. I know you know this system, yet I know, we all can explore it evermore.

This summer, I am hereby embarking upon a new project. For me, summer is often a slower period of time as people tend to enjoy the season in nature, and therefore need less pain and stress-reducing treatments. This freedom of time will allow for me to share more seeds of wisdom I receive and experience through my reiki and bodywork treatments in this blog. I will always disguise the personal information & or the timing in which I share it for ethical reasons. Yet, I believe that the information that I give and receive is meant to share for us all, as I find that it comes to me in cyclical waves where we are all feeling and manifesting a personalized experience of a collective energy flow.

In addition to sharing these gifts I am bestowed, I am putting it out there to share my heart’s arts via massage, reiki, and yoga to any and all who wish to receive it. For the summer months, for those in need, I am going to offer sliding scales on a per person basis. All you have to do is talk to me and together, we will determine a fair currency exchange for our shared experience. This of course covers all of the services I have always given. However, I am putting the call out to create personalized yoga for anyone who wishes to receive it.

In my new studies of yoga, I find myself mapping out postures for whomever is on  my table and what their body would benefit from. I also tend to connect meditation practices, or breath-work for a cohesive healing experience. Often before they’re even off the massage table.

The more I learn and practice reiki and yoga, I feel as though it needs to be a part of my everyday massage practice. Otherwise, I truly am just brushing the surface. Which does have its place, but I would love to help you make more radical changes in your life, if you are seeking them.

So, what does all of this mean exactly? 

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  • Given your goals and resources, contact me so that together we will create a custom experience of massage, reiki, and yoga at a cost that makes it a sustainable experience for you this summer.
  • I am offering one-on-one reiki attunements. This will allow YOU to perform reiki on yourself, loved ones, plants, and animals. Raise your vibration for greater health, happiness, and quicken the manifestation of your heart’s desires. Don’t live in Boise? No problem! Reiki energy is everywhere and I can raise your vibration remotely and send you a pdf workbook! For anyone I attune, I am always available as a “reiki mentor” to guide and assist you in whatever way you need. Attunements are on a sliding scale from $80-$200. Pay what you can, and what you perceive its value to be of to you.

And lastly, I’d like to share this video of inspiration that I found today. I am thrilled at how many people I am connecting with on the internet that are embodying the Truths that my heart know to be true and sharing them passionately. Gabrielle Bernstein hit a home-run for me in this video I found this afternoon.

Jai!

A Recent Epiphany

Just a few days ago, I had a revelation, thanks to one of my clients. She gave me the gift of “Ah-ha!” while I gave her the gift of “Ahhhhh!” I felt ultimate gratification and joy for my profession. I get to help others and continually take my knowledge and understanding of massage, bodywork, and the mind-body connection to higher levels. It is a beautiful gift that we give each other, the “client” and myself and I hope to share it with you one day. But first, I’d like to talk to you about how my consciousness was first touched by these gifts of touch.

I was ten when my family moved into the foothills. My father built a house and we had enough land to keep our horses with us as well. I recall watching my Dad shoe our horses and as he walked around the horse, he kept his hand on the horse’s hip. I asked why and my Father said that it helped the horse know where he was at, since he couldn’t see behind him. This way he could feel my Dad’s movement and the horse would not get frightened. At that moment, I realized that touch communicates, that it builds trust, and a sense of safety.

It wasn’t much long after that I got wise enough to start using the skills I had started to acquire to earn a little bit of money. My brother loved getting his back scratched and rubbed. He often got sunburns and I would keep his back well-hydrated for him with aloe or lotion. After becoming annoyed with his constant requests for these favors, and my lack of funds for the candy machine at school, I decided to charge him ten cents a minute for these services. Not long after, my sister caught wind and sure enough, I was giving her foot massages & exploring foot reflexology for TCBY or jewelry.

Back then, five minutes made me feel like I was a slave to my brother’s back. But in my boredom, my fingers got curious. I can faintly remember the moment: “You mean it hurts here? When I push like-” “Ow, yeah, right there!” My brother asserted, interrupting my question. “Hmm, interesting. I can feel it in here. Under your skin, your muscles feel really tight, hard, and lumpy in that spot.”

Many years later I started deepening my understanding of muscle tension through relationships in the body. I was fortunate to get my massage education from The Institute of Massage Therapy in New Jersey. The founder of my school received her education from a very prestigious institution in New York City- The Swedish Institute. She had horror stories of what the students had to endure to pass tests and the New York State licensing to practice massage therapy.

This of course, was a valuable benefit to me for she passed this knowledge on to us and our exploration of therapeutic massage included not only what certain conditions felt like in the body, but the relationship, the yin-yang of the body and how, when out of balance this creates pain.

Three main factors that I have now spoken of heavily influenced my epiphany: 1. Communication 2. Reading sensation in the body to uncover “the mystery.” 3. Relationships.

Granted, these are factors that influence cascading realizations ten times over, but what makes this particular epiphany so special is the first factor, communication. For communication in its most naked form is an exchange of information. When someone comes to see me for massage, I of speak with them to gain information first, but much more information is given to me when I am able to explore and “read” their body with my hands. I read the sensations which then lead me to the relationships, a cause and effect if you will between muscles, tendons, and ligaments. However, when someone comes to see me for bodywork, specifically Reiki, I explore the body’s communication as a sensation of flow. The closest association if this is your first time thinking of energy flow, is visualizing how water flows. Energy can flow through the body very rapidly, if one area is very “open” or another could flow very sluggish if there is stagnancy or as I often say, congestion.

Typically when I am sought out as a Reiki practitioner, I have some time to discuss the session with my client after to let them know what sensations or imagery I experienced during the session. During these times I rarely discuss overly contracted muscle patterns or give stretching or strengthening homework and this is because I have been paid to explore the body’s communication through the energetic language, not the physical. Even though, they do indeed go hand in hand.

What I found to be so imperative for this particular epiphany to occur is that my “client” (I use quotations because I am not 100% favorable of this word but do not have any other to use) asked me to do massage with her typical reiki session that day. Since we had less time than I would typically do a massage with reiki I offered a suggestion for the most simplistic yet effective massage techniques to be layered with reiki.

To speed the story along, I will just say this: It was as if I had two complete, fully functional brains that through the application of a “new language” they synergistically evolved into a new super-human double brain! Words cannot describe the awe that I had stumbled into. At the same time that this “super-human double brain” happened it was a no-brainer as well. For one, I was not seeking it out so it naturally lead itself to discovery, and the adage to take the “path of least resistance” comes to mind. I was using the least amount of force to receive the highest amount of gain. I accessed her deepest levels of tension and in no way was it painful for her nor did my body feel any sort of fatigue whatsoever!

This process could have felt rushed, in fact, it should have. She wanted massage to relieve serious muscle tension in her hips from a 3 hr mountain bike ride the day previous along with reiki for only an hour. Let me tell you this, releasing muscle tension in the hips and legs through massage can easily take an hour all by itself. Yet, we had the sensation of all the time in the world and she felt as if it was the most indulgent session she’d ever had with me, and possibly ever and I felt as if I did all she wanted, and more. She shared with me after the fact that she previously would visit a physical therapist to put a rib back into place and it was often a painful process yet I did it for her that day effortlessly (and without any knowledge on my part) and it did not hurt her one bit.

I am really excited about this experience because it inspires me to do so much more for my clients. It also does not have to take away from the massage experience that my clients have come to be accustomed to, in fact if anything, I believe it will make them feel as though their body had its own newfound epiphany.

If you are in the Boise area, I would love to share my new/old skills as a Reiki Massage Therapist with you. I would also love the opportunity to talk to you on a deeper level about Reiki and will be offering workshops in the near future. Please contact me at heidipuckett@gmail.com or 919-0391 to schedule. For the month of November, my 60 minute Epiphany Reiki Massage will only cost you $50, $10 off the regular price.

Thank you so much N for this experience, and for the last year of getting to know you, your body, and our infinitely wondrous world together. 🙂