AOHMassage Membership Club 2021

AOHMassage Membership Club 2021

Welcome to AOHMassage Membership Club Nov 2021

January 2022 Price increase from $85 Hr to $100.

Lock-In Current Pricing by purchasing a package for yourself or as a gift for your guest. Expires 12/31/22.

LIMITED TIME OFFER!! This offer is good until 12/15/21.

All Membership Levels include

** 75 Minute Signature Session includes

Individually Designed Holistic Massage, Warm Himalayan Salt Stones, Relevant Gentle Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Zero Balancing, Somatic Movement, Stretching, AOHMassage Signature Organic Massage Oil

** Free Recording Dr. Aminah Raheem’s Chakra Tai Chi for Self-Care

** Invitation to One-Hour Monthly Unique Self-Care Acupressure Class

** Pop-Up Classes like Chakra Tai Chi on the Beach

** Notice of any specials or discounts for the duration of membership

** Locked-In 2021 Price $85 PLUS DISCOUNT

** First Choice Appointment — Book Now!!!

>>One Bundle Per Person

>>Non-Refundable

>>Non-Transferable

3 Session Bonus Extra $250

6 Session Bonus Extra $500

12 Session Bonus Extra $1000

Alvina Quatrano, L.M.T. 30 years practicing in the field and teacher of massage therapists and acupressurists.

Chakra Tai Chi

Chakra Tai Chi

Chakra Tai Chi was created by Dr. Aminah Raheem a transpersonal psychologist from California and the founder of Soul Lightening International Acupressure. It helps to clear and strengthen our energy field including body, emotions, mind and spirit…opening our potential ability to connect with our own soul messages.

I teach a Chakra Class both online and in person as part of my Art of Holistic Massage Foundation 1: Subtle Body Class. If you like I can send a card I use to keep handy while I do it for learning the moves and relevance of the chakras. Write me at alvinaq@me.com to receive that.

Chakra Tai Chi is a movement meditation, designed to activate and enlighten all parts of being—body, mind, emotions and even soul. It stimulates and aligns the energy from the base of the body to the crown of the head. When the Chakras are activated and aligned, they provide access to the full range of human consciousness and stabilize this consciousness in the body.

The purpose of Chakra Tai Chi is to bring more consciousness into all the chakras and all aspects of their influence on our lives as well as to bring awareness to integration of the whole person. It is a powerful tool for self-care. Practiced consistently, you can gain deeper understanding and connection with yourself and others.

Although it uses simple traditional Tai Chi movements its purpose is not technical refinement, although that may happen as you continue to practice. Like traditional tai chi, it activates the energy systems so that chi can flow more fully and smoothly. And as chi flows, more consciousness can open up, from within your own awareness, not as a result of following an outer teacher, but from contacting your own inner teacher.

The emphasis of this meditation is on expanding consciousness, at all levels. For example, as you practice you will become more aware of your body, in different and exact parts, you will attune naturally to the thoughts that flow through your mind and the emotions that arise. Then, even beyond these specific awarenesses, sometimes all of it will come together in a grand gestalt of insight, which perme ates you completely. An “aha” moment will occur and suddenly something that was a mystery before will become clear to you.

There are several advantages of keying the meditation to body movement

• the body’s wisdom becomes more available

• we can learn where and how emotions and thoughts arise in the body • we can instantly learn the effect of thought(s) and emotions on all parts of our being

• insight is immediately a whole-being phenomenon, not restricted to head and thinking

• as awareness of the body, thinking and feeling continue to open up as we go deeper with each session until we are finally accessing the very core of our being, our true nature, the soul.

• the more we move the body in harmony with the body’s energy systems (meridians, chakras and nadis) the more chi opens up in a cumulative fashion which in turn, enhances our health, awareness and well being.

At first the practice may seem too simple, especially if you compare it to traditional tai chi. But as you keep opening to inner awareness of all that is going on with you, the exploration becomes unexpected and fascinating. As you have a feeling in the body an image may arise, or a word, or song. Then a recent dream or a long lost memory may surface. As you keep moving up through the chakras all of these impressions may come together in a completely new perspective. You will experience consciousness of each chakra directly. And as you continue to practice you will come to know yourself at levels that you have not penetrated before.

You will also become more aware of your own auric field and, beyond it, to the field around you. You will experience how your field is connected to the greater field, for example how your movement may affect the environment around you, including plants, animals or humans. Then you may attune to the universal field and even tap into its wisdom, just as some indigenous people are able to anticipate weather changes. These awarenesses are not intellectual understandings but direct, body-felt realities.

The practice can be done in as few as 8 minutes, when you need to clear your field between clients or prepare for a presentation, or it can be extended to an hour, as a complete meditation. It is classic to do the movements in groups of three, that is 3, or 6, or 9, or 12, times for each movement. Experiment with different times of day and with your own rhythm and pace.

As you do the practice you will discover untold treasures within yourself and the world around you. With continued practice you will discover flowing with the Tao, within yourself and the cosmos. The New Millennium Chakra Tai Chi

Root & 2nd Chakra: Rocking with the Earth: Stand with feet flat, shoulder width apart. Swing arms up (as if lifting energy), rising on toes slightly. Then swing them back, coming back onto balls of feet and lifting toes slightly off floor. Exhale when lifting up; inhale when coming back toward body. Focus attention on root chakra for 3, 6 or 9 swings.Then bring attention to focus on second chakra for another 3, 6 or 9 swings. End with graceful conclusion.

Third Chakra: Clearing the Path: Place left heel out in front of body, while rocking forward on the left foot, swipe to the left with both hands (as if scraping around a platter). Then coming back with weight onto the right foot, swipe back around toward the body, making a full circle. Throw away whatever is no longer useful as you swipe away from the body. 3, 6 or 9 times. Repeat the same full motion on the right side but start with the right foot out in front. Focus attention on the third chakra 3, 6 or 9 times. End with graceful conclusion.

Heart Chakra: Giving and Receiving: Place left heel out in front of the body. Place both hands, palms facing forward, at the heart level, close in to the heart. While rocking forward on the left foot push hands away from heart, giving. Then coming back with weight onto the right foot, turn hands so they are facing your heart and bring them back into your chest, receiving. Give and receive the love you need as you keep attention focused in the heart. Repeat the same full motion on the right side but start with the right foot forward. Do 3, 6 or 9 times on each side. End with graceful conclusion.

Higher Heart Chakra: Gathering in to Serve: Foot motions same as beginning with left heel out. Begin with hands at higher heart, then reach arms out to gather energy from outside and draw it back into the body, at root chakra level. Then gather energy up, from inside your body, starting at the root chakra, coming up to the Higher Heart . Distribute this energy out to serve, each time you rock forward on the foot. 3, 6 or 9 times each foot. End with graceful conclusion.

Throat Chakra: Freeing Expression: Left heel out, left hand extended. Right hand at throat. Push right hand away from throat, clearing it, while left hand brings fresh energy back into it, as you go forward on left foot. Then right hand extends, as you come forward on left foot. As it comes back toward the body rock back with full weight onto right foot. 3, 6 or 9 times. Repeat the same full motion on the right side, starting with right side forward. 3, 6 or 9 times. Focus attention on throat. End with graceful conclusion.

Brow Chakra: Clearing the Vision: Scoop up fresh energy with hands and ground it. Using same footwork as before with left heel out in front of the body, swing your hands behind you to gather up fresh energy. While rocking forward on the left foot raise the energy with your hands forward. Then coming back with weight onto the right foot, raise the energy to your brow and comb it back through your brow chakra, clearing it 3, 6 or 9 times. Repeat the same full motion on the right side 3, 6 or 9 times. Focus attention on brow chakra. End with graceful conclusion. At the end, take whatever time you need at the brow for seeing beyond ordinary sight into clairvoyance.

Crown Chakra: Bringing down Heavenly Chi: Scoop up fresh energy and ground it. Lift the energy up to the crown over the top of your head. Clear the crown by blowing out while you come up on toes slightly and then take hands away from the head. Repeat three times. Then “stir” the energy. Repeat twice. Take time to connect to your soul and the Universe.

Finishing in the present moment

End with Chakra Balancing: Reach high above your head into Heaven. Sweep Heavenly energy down through all the chakras, all the way to Earth. Say the mantra aloud or to yourself, “I align with my Soul Now.”

Left hand over crown while right hand attunes all remaining chakras to crown with a downward motion.

©Aminah Raheem, 2007

Crown: cosmic consciousness, union with universal mind

Brow: intuition, objective knowledge, clairvoyance

Throat: manifested creativity, clairaudience, expression of truth

Higher Heart: manifested values and dreams of the heart, “walking one’s talk” Heart: unconditional love and compassion, ability to love and forgive all things

Solar Plexus: personal power, ego

Pelvis: sexuality, sensuality, fundamental creativity, physical energy

Root: physical survival, procreation, grounding, sense of security

CENTRAL ALIGNMENT AND THE CHAKRAS

Chakra development progresses as we age: it begins at birth with the root chakra and continues, chakra by chakra in stages up through later life (about 60 on) when the crown chakra can be predominant. As we grow and develop each of the chakras activates its corresponding abilities. In simplest terms: root activates survival instincts; second activates sexual and creative potentials; third activates personal identity and power; heart activates empathy and love; throat activates truth telling and higher creative expression; brow activates higher intuition, intelligence and witness consciousness and crown activates our conscious connection with the greater Cosmos.

LOCATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS OF THE CHAKRAS

All eight major chakras penetrate the midline of the body. They bulge out from the front of the body in energy centers which have been described as spinning wheels. They penetrate the body in a cone shape, extending through and beyond the spine in the back. They can be located with touch in either the front or back of the body but are easier to feel at first on the front. Location and position may vary from body to body.

Crown, or Seventh Chakra: Located directly above the crown point of the head, extending upward. Sometimes named the “thousand petaled lotus” to indicate the extensive consciousness potential an open crown provides. Associated with cosmic consciousness, union with universal mind.

Brow, or Sixth Chakra: Located at the middle of the forehead. Sometimes called the “third eye” because it can provide paranormal vision and knowing beyond thinking when activated. Associated with intuition, objective knowledge, clairvoyance.

Throat, or Fifth Chakra: Located in the middle of the throat. Associated with manifested creativity, paranormal healing abilities, clairaudience, expression of truth from the self. Higher Heart chakra: Located over the manubrium and thymus gland. Associated with manifesting the values and dreams of the heart. “Walking one’s talk.” Only recently recognized as important.

Heart, or Fourth Chakra: Located in the middle of the chest, in the heart region. Associated with unconditional love and compassion, the ability to forgive and accept all beings. Both Jesus and Buddha exhibited fully open heart chakras.

Solar plexus, or Third Chakra: Usually located at the navel, this chakra is the one most likely to have a variable position, all the way from the bottom of the sternum to the navel. Associated with personal power and ego. Sometimes termed the emotional center because most ordinary emotions are thought to center here. Also identified with ordinary thinking (analysis, logic, etc.). This is the center most likely involved when a person either over-identifies with others (feels others’ feelings in his/her body), or cannot connect with others.

Second Chakra: Located about 2 to 3 inches below the navel. Associated with sexuality, sensuality, fundamental creativity in general and physical energy.

Root, or First Chakra: Located at the base of the spine.It is the first chakra activated in early life. Pertains to physical survival, procreation at the most basic level, grounding and a sense of security in life.

The Story of The Women’s Health Protocol                               Soul Lightening International Acupressure

The Story of The Women’s Health Protocol Soul Lightening International Acupressure

 There are several versions of The Women’s Health Protocol Story depending on where you were at the time of its development.  There are many perspectives…

How It Started…

A Request in Class

     While Missy Grace Oleaga and I were co-teaching a Clinical Acupressure 2: Meridians Class with Susan Grant in Wilmington, North Carolina, in a hospital, which sponsored the program for its nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and massage therapists, a student came to Missy Grace asking for acupoints applicable for women’s breast health as she had to teach a segment on breast health the next evening at a hospital.  The student showed up for her class on women’s breast health and discovered that it was really on Women’s Health.  Missy Grace got an intuitive hit that we needed to pursue this request and need.

We all started to make suggestions, “the Spleen points for blood”…and such. I opened the question to the greater  to the Soul Lightening Community for input.  Alvina wrote to Dr. Aminah Raheem (the originator of Soul Lightening Acupressure) ,  Leah Matalon, Angelique Priscilla and Betsey Baker, senior teachers, and others who gave their ides of which areas would be beneficial to woman’s health.  

     So, we started with a question.  Gathered some data.  Arrived with books.  A lot of books!!!  Yet we didn’t need a one.  Not a one.  As you will hear. 

Travel Ensued

     Several months later, Alvina Quatrano, Missy Grace Oleaga and Cathy Miller met one weekend at St. Micheals, MD, a sleepy fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Shore of Maryland near to where Cathy Miller lived.  We arrived to a quiet motel situated by the Bay at the turn of spring.  The back of the car was piled with texts. Each woman carried her sworn texts on the subject — there were piles of books — no two alike.  We thought we’d be hunkered down all weekend delving through those books, pouring through, discovering secrets of the ultimate healing potion for women’s health.  

     That’s not what happened.

Books!!!

     Alvina had left her Ocean Grove, N.J. home to pick up Grace in PA on the way to meet Cathy. Grace and Alvina met Cathy and they all trundled their books into the motel room.  After the long trip in the car Alvina used the bathroom (“the loo” British friends say, “the head” the sailors say) and when she came out of the bathroom Cathy was on the massage table set up between the beds, surrounded by piles of books and Missy Grace was moving around her.  “Are you guys???”… and they never stopped.  

     I (Alvina) grabbed a pad and pen and started writing but Missy Grace said, “We remember it.”  They moved easily from one set of points to another as though spiritually guided.  They were spiritually guided.  We all tapped into the spiritual guidance checking in to our experience of how the points felt and adding suggestions along the way.  And, before we knew it it was done.

Ta-Dah!!

     Forty minutes after arriving to St. Michaels, MD for a studious weekend we had finished the protocol.  We were annoyed, elated, shocked, a little confused, grateful and happy. We now had vacation time in this beautiful location, not indoor study time as we had anticipated.  

     We practiced the protocol to be sure and we were sure.

And Then…

     After the weekend, we brought the protocol to our teachers Dr. Aminah Raheem, the originator or Soul Lightening Acupressure and Susan Grant.  They tested The Women’s Health Protocol and made decisions about what we gave them.  

     It was/is a very powerful protocol.  Aminah wasn’t ready to let us teach it yet, for a long time.  She wasn’t ready to grant the whole community to teach it but we developers could teach it if we wanted.  And so we taught The Women’s Health Protocol for many years on our own as a one-day class (8 hours). 

     Finally, 20 years later Cathy Miller who was by now the President of Soul Lightening Int’l and also the Graphics Designer, was redesigning the Clinical Acupressure Manual, which has 75 protocols in it,  asked Dr. Raheem is she could add the Women’s Health Protocol to it.  And she said yes!

Currently

In 2021 there are several versions of the WHP.  Alvina and Grace like to use the original. Since that original time, Cathy Miller has developed Clinical Acupressure 3: Extraordinary Vessels — Lineage Material (which many say should actually have been CA 1 because it’s what the work is based upon — what goes around comes around) and she realized that the Master Points for the Chong Mai Meridian work well to support the original WHP, and so, that sequence was added as an option to the beginning of the protocol. Subsequently, the manual size and style changed, so, several versions of the Women’s Health Protocol exist as it has been explored over the years.

Process Acupressure

Process Acupressure

Process Acupressure is a light-touch centered therapy that is designed to work with the various pressure points in the body to stimulate self-healing and spiritual growth through the alignment of the chakras and meridians.

This work is done clothed or integrated into a massage. Consider extending your 60 minute session to 90 minutes for even greater healing and restoration.

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Reflexology

Reflexology

Your Reflexology session starts with a relaxing aromatherapy & salt foot bath. Then we relieve illnesses, stress, and other ailments throughout your body by stimulating your body’s own healing mechanisms through the use of pressure points on your hands and feet.

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