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Experience Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese energy work technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing. This therapy is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy", or universal life force, flows through all things.  The energy flows through each of us and it is this energy that keeps us alive.  With a low "life force energy" , one is more likely to get sick or feel stress.  With a high "life force energy", we are more capable of being healthy and get more enjoyment out of life.  Usui Reiki includes working with the aura surrounding the receiver.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". The word "Reiki" translates to a "spiritually guided life force energy."  Reiki is not a religion.
Usui reiki experienced a rebirth in the mid 1800s through a Japanese born Buddhist monk, Dr. Mikao Usui, who sought the path to secret healing so he could help himself and others.  Dr. Usui was motivated by a student's question about how Jesus facilitated the healing miracles bestowed upon others.

A treatment is designed to draw this "life force energy" through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a natural, safe and simple method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that can benefit everyone. It has been effective in helping in creating a beneficial effect. Reiki is not intended to replace  medical and conventional therapy treatments.  It works in conjunction with all other medical, therapeutic, or alternative therapy techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.  Though there are no conclusive scientific studies on the results of reiki treatment, many who receive reiki report the following areas receive benefits:

  • Chronic pain
  • Stress
  • Surgery recovery
  • Side effects of chemotherapy or radiation
  • Improvements in immunity and responses to illness
  • Enhancing the sense of peace
  • Sense of spirituality and/or physical and emotional wellbeing

Many individuals leave Reiki sessions feeling relaxed and energized.  Why wait?  Contact me for your complimentary consultation at (804) 774-8363 or by using the contact page of this website.  For more information about Reiki Services, go here.

Become a Certified Reiki Master &/or Practitioner

Reiki Certification Workshops & Mentorship Programs

I am a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher trained in Usui Reiki through the healing arts center and Balanced Moments Transformation, both located in in Atlanta, Georgia.  I am Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practioners.  I am a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, the 

Each Reiki Master can trace through the lineage of his or her Reiki Master to visualize the branch of the beautiful tree of life that our reiki family and community rests upon.  Reiki classes are a great way to take care of oneself or to help others to absorb the energizing benefits of reiki therapy.  Usui Reiki Certificate Workshops through Villa Lake Holistic Wellness LLC are an investment in yourself and your future.  Reiki is based on a promise and many whole and healthy principles that keep us grounded and connected with reiki every minute of every day.  You may wish to take these workshops to give yourself and loved ones mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aid or balance.  Or, your goal may be to set up your own practice as a Reiki Professional.  This is the perfect way to begin the journey.

For more information and the fees for Villa Lake Holistic Wellnss LLC Reiki Certification Workshops, go here.

If you are looking to enhance your personal holistic healing
and strengthen your mind, body and spirit,
the Reiki Level One Workshop is perfect for you!

Aromatherapy Techniques
The practice of aromatherapy includes the use of essential oils for physical and emotional health and well being. It is often called Essential Oil Therapy.  Essential oils are applied in a skilled and controlled way as part of a hands-on, caring therapy that is used to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and spirit.

The Aromatherapy Touch technique is a powerful technique using essential oils. It combines several modalities to bring balance and transformation, and to support body systems on a physical and emotionally level.

What is an Aromatherapy Touch session?

This technique uses a clinical approach to applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the body, specifically the spine, neck and feet. It combines several holistic techniques, creating for the body a synergistic effect.  Essential oils applied along energy lines and on reflexology points stimulate homeostasis and balance in the body.  Aromatherapy Touch improves wellbeing by reducing physical and emotional stressors and supports healthy autonomic function. 

Specific essential oils and blends are used to promote relaxation and stress relief, offer immune support, decrease pain and inflammation and elevate mood.  Additional oil(s) may be used for an individual's personal needs to create balance. The Aromatherapy Touch technique is designed  to balance body systems and function and stimulate the body and it's energy centers.  The stimulation of the feet, for example, is akin to reflexology, as each vita flex point of the foot is gently massaged.  These points are presumed to correlate to specific areas of the body.  `

What Are The Benefits of an Aromatherapy Touch session?

Aromatherapy Touch Technique is a gentle massage-like technique that will maximizes the benefits of each essential oil or oil blend used. The aromatic compounds in essential oils are so small in molecular size that, when applied, they work very quickly on your autonomic nervous system. This technique is beneficial to all, but those with chronic issues may gain benefit through the application of this technique.  This technique is very gently stimulating and therefore is very suitable for those that experience chronic pain.

Do You Offer Aromatherapy Touch Specifically on Hands and/or Feet?

Yes.  The Aromatherapy Hand Technique uses five specific and different movements to effectively improve absorbtion of the essential oils while encouraging relaxation.  The oils I choose are targeted to the specific individual receiving the hand therapy.  The technique takes about 20 minutes and is great for clients that are short on time but would still like the impactful benefits of a therapeutic essential oil experience.  Hand therapy can be combined with a full Aromatherapy Touch session. 

A similar technique is performed on the feet in a condensed fashion during a full Aromatherapy Touch session; however, a full foot session can be performed on the feet in as little as 20 minutes.  A wonderful combination is the Aromatherapy Touch Hand and Foot Session.  

The Aromatherapy Touch Technique can be especially beneficial for those with chronic issues such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Gout
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neurological Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Auto-immune system disease.
To learn more about my Aromatherapy Touch sessions, go here.  Please contact me to receive fee information or to schedule an appointment.
Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual's innate healing process. As a holistic practice, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or 'dis'-ease.
It is a natural, non-invasive modality designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease and to assist the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.
                                                                                       ~  Jade Shutes
Essential Oils
"Essential Oils can change (our) lives, and together, we can help change the way the world approaches health." 
                                                                                                                                                          ~  Dr. Josh Axe

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils contain the natural elements that give plants their "essence".  When these essences are
extracted from a plant, they become an essential oil with a unique composition that affects how it smells,
how it is absorbed and how it is used by the body.  For an article on Essential Oils 101 or to shop for the
highest quality essential oils, go here.

Essential Oils are obtained from plants including flowers, leaves, roots, barks and peels.  They are very aromatic and each different oil has therapeutic values specific to the particular plant or plant part used.  The oils are extracted in one of three processes - steam distillation, cold pressing or CO2 extraction. 

Essential oils are not "oily"!  They evaporate quickly, with the rest being absorbed into the body.  Though some companies sell plant extracts that are labeled "essential oils", a true essential oil is extracted without the use of any chemical solvents.  I mention this only because when we discuss therapeutic value, those oils that are not truly essential oils may have no therapeutic value at all.  Remember that these oils pass deeply into the cells, tissues, organs and bloodstream, so purity is a must.  I am a proponent of the belief that what we absorb through our skin can be as potent as what we ingest, in either a positive or negative manner. 

Essential oils can be used topically, through inhalation, or by ingestion. 

Please do not ingest ANY essential oils without ensuring that they are made for consumption.  See "More Info - About Essential Oils" here.    I trust the oils I use enough to use them on my closest family.  We put lemon essential oil in our water (a great antioxidant) and we cook with cilantro and lime essential oils, just as a few examples.  We use peppermint essential oil to eliminate hiccups, and ginger essential oil for a family member's acid reflux.  But I wouldn't allow my family to ingest any essential oils if I am not 100% confident in the purity. 

Regarding inhalation, I don't use any aerosols because of the man-made chemical content; nor would I use a "pure therapeutic grade essential oil" that I am not 100% sure of.  Once you have a pure therapeutic grade essential oil that you fully trust, diffusing is wonderful aromatically and can provide many benefits for mood and other issues.  

Some essential oils are not safe for pets, including use in diffusion.  Please be careful when using essential oils around pets, babies, children, or if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.

Essential oils are comprised of the plant's "essence".  These essences are made up of beneficial compounds that can support health in a great number of ways.

If you would like to use the highest quality of 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils, you can shop here (there is also a wealth of essential oil information) or contact me for more essential oil information.

How are essential oils used by Villa Lake Holistic Wellness LLC?

I use essential oils in Aromatherapy Touch sessions for adults, children, babies and pets.  I also use essential oils in Villa Lake Naturals products.  Essential oils can also be combined with Reiki and Holistic Life Coaching.  In Aromatherapy Touch, there are eight specific essential oils that I use to simulate various systems, and then I choose one or two additional essential oils based on my client's specific needs.  For example, a client may feel a great deal of stress or anxiety, or may have a stomach issue or a headache.  I would choose essential oils to reduce the effects of those specific issues based on their therapeutic values. 

Let's look at Cardamom Essential Oil as an example:  It is considered an anti-spasmodic, and it can neutralize the adverse effects of chemotherapy and reduce nausea. It is used as an antiseptic, anti-microbial, aphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, stomachic, stimulant, and diuretic agent.  Regarding health benefits, it has been known to cure spasms, fight nausea, protect wounds and incisions, curb microbial growth, increase libido, contract gums, promote digestion, and maintain stomach health. It stimulates secretions and other functions, increases urination and thereby removes extra salt, bile, water, toxins and fat from the body.

When I use essential oils in my natural products, I am not concocting a perfume or a perfumed product.  I do not use fragrance oils in my products.  I choose the essential oils based on the intent of the product and the therapeutic values of the oils on the skin.  Fortunately, most essential oils have a fabulous scent.  I also base my essential oil and ingredient choices on safety for the group for which the product is made.  Some particular essential oils are not to be used in products for babies, children, pets, pregnant or nursing mothers, etc.  I also take these factors into consideration.  The percentage of oil to other ingredients in a product also depends on who is going to use it.  For example, the percentage of essential oil in a product for a baby, such as Natural Baby Massage Oil, will be lower than the percentage of essential oil in a product for an adult or older child, such as Natural Massage Oil.

I use essential oils of the highest degree of potency and purity.  Again, they are the oils I choose for my very own family.  I am highly skilled at matching a client's needs with the appropriate essential oils to be used in the appropriate manner.  I am a Certified Essential Oils Coach - more on that below.

Check Out Our Oil Profiles  here
I add one or more oil profiles a month...watch for new profiles
Essential Oils Coaching
What do you see in your remedy cabinet?  What do you see when you look under a sink or in a cabinet
and around your home?  You may want to take an inventory.  Now, look at the ingredients.  Many of the
ingredients in our modern health, beauty and cleaning products contain chemical mysteries that can
bring toxicity into our homes and into our bodies.  I can help you to open up the doors of possibility. 
I can empower you to fill your own remedy cabinet with the remedies of nature - including essential
oils.  In conjunction with modern healthcare, you can also opt for natural remedies.  There is a rapidly
growing body of research that supports the benefits of natural healing.  Rather than using the common
household cleaners and personal care products that contain toxic ingredients, you can choose to use
the alternative solutions that Mother Nature offers to us.

So What Exactly is an Essential Oils Coach?

As a Certified Essential Oils Coach, I teach my clients to improve their physical, mental and emotional health using essential oils and other natural solutions for addressing health concerns.  I can share with you the history, benefits and uses of essential oils as well as the present research surrounding the many benefits esssential oils can provide.  I understand the safe and therapeutic uses of essential oils and I have the knowledge available to help you to enhance your overall health.

I can help you to address the root cause of an issue instead of simply focusing on symptoms.  Many times root causes are associated with poor dietary and lifestyle choices, and these can often be altered with the therapeutic properties of essential oils.  Essential oils play a vital role in natural and alternative medicine.  These oils are amazing "health" tools. 

Let me help you to take charge of your health and health issues by offering solutions in a natural, safer way.  Initial consultations are complementary.  Please call me at (804) 774-8363 or visit my Facebook page to schedule an appointment. 

Holistic Life Coaching
In general, a life coach is a partner who is committed to helping people to develop and implement their goals.

A life coach works with you personally, helping you tap into your greatest strengths, become the person you are meant to be, and live the life you are meant to be living.  Holistic coaching is a powerful form of life coaching that approaches every aspect of a person’s life – body, mind, and spirit – in relation to the whole. It can help you access your full potential and make transformational changes.

Holistic Life Coaching is effective for addressing a variety of areas in your life, including career, business, fulfillment, performance, wellness, and relationships by looking at the sum of the whole, at root issues, to make positive change.  Lasting changes are changes made from the inside out.

My services include a broad range of focuses such as:

  • Personal and spiritual growth
  • Pain management
  • Weight loss
  • Relationships
  • Stress reduction
  • Life purpose
  • Success
  • Performance in areas like focus and concentration
  • Wellness and vitality
  • Emotional freedom
  • Spirituality
  • and more... 

You'll be amazed at how quickly, and how powerfully, you, and your life, will transform.  Holistic Life Coaching is for people that want to live life at another level. 

Let me help you to transform your life - mind, body and spirit. Initial consultations are complementary.  Please call me at (804) 774-8363 or visit my Facebook page to schedule an appointment. 

Natural Products

At Villa Lake Holistic Wellness LLC we use the highest quality organic and natural ingredients to include 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils.  Each Villa Lake Naturals item is made to order so you receive the freshest product possible.  I trust my natural products and the ingredients I choose so much so that my products are "tested" by my family.  I also have testing volunteers that test new products before they become available for sale, and other products periodically for review and improvement.  My products are not tested on animals, other than that after I test them on myself I do use them for my pets so I suppose you could say they are testers too!  I have three dogs and a hedgehog and they all use Villa Lake Naturals products. 

Choose from over 250 natural products to include those for babies and children to adults. We even have products for pets!  I am always open to suggestions and I am happy to make a product for you that I don't already have in my line.  Just contact me and we can come up with a plan.  

I can also omit, add or change essential oils.  If you see a product made with lavender essential oil, for example, and you would like for it to be made with rosemary essential oil, I will happily do so, and most of the time at no additional charge.  There may be a slight upcharge for the change in essential oil if the essential oil you choose is significantly higher in cost than the one in my original recipe, and for any significant changes in labeling. 

We offer a Men's Shoppe where you can find natural everyday needs as well as wonderful gifts and gift sets.  We have a Mama's Shoppe for expectant and new moms, where you can find safe and effective natural products for before and after giving birth to that wonderful little bundle of joy!  We also offer natural  products for your home, such as green cleaning products, laundry detergent, linen sprays, bathroom fresheners and more.

We have a vast array of aromatherapy, diffuser and chakra jewelry!  I also offer personalized labels, gift cards, and e-gift cards.  Click for links to more information!

We can work together to design the perfect gift basket, mama/baby basket, or incredible baby or wedding shower favors, gifts for wedding parties, etc.  All can be personalized.  You can choose the items for the baskets or favors, or you can give me a price range and theme (with a few more details) and I can come up with something special for you.

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