Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin needles that are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. Stimulating these points corrects imbalances in the flow of 'qi' (life energy) through energy channels known as meridians. Acupuncture can be combined with Shiatsu or Swedish massage and generally includes a dietary consultation and herbal remedies to correct imbalances.
Reiki is an energetic and spiritual form of body work developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. This treatment method has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary therapy and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners transfer universal energy (reiki) through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
Our head Yogini, CJ Ananda, has studied with Shamanic Masters in Central and South America. She brings her knowledge back to Present Moment to be shared with our guests. The ceremony uses Cocoa beans in the form of hot chocolate, to bridge the connection between our visible, material world and the invisible, spiritual world that we unknowingly live in. CJ Ananda then uses various techniques, including massage, sound therapy, energetic stone work, and various incenses, to clean the recipient's energetic blockages.
Shamanic Herbal Bath
CJ Ananda also offers a very special herbal bath made with dozens of medicinal herbs found in the Troncones area. The bath is complimented with smoke from Palo Santo wood, a shamanic tool used for smudging in Incan ceremonies, and also incorporates local organic coconut oil to seal in the bath's healing properties. The bath can either be used as the perfect welcome to Present Moment, washing away the concerns and worries of everyday life or at the end of your stay to fortify the energy you've acquired while here. The bath is also an amazing compliment to any cleanse and comes included in our Be Light cleansing package. This service costs $45 for one person or $60 for a couple. If you are interested in the Shamanic Herbal Bath at the beginning of your stay, please email CJ Ananda (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of your arrival because it requires a few days of preparation time.