Music is the core of my being. My earliest memories involve singing for strangers and my family, singing in choirs, enticing my uncle to teach me whatever he knew on the piano and finally enticing my parents to keep my allowance so that it could pay for my piano lessons. From that moment forth, music became a part of how I defined myself – without music, I didn’t know who I was. I don’t think I’ve ever had a day where I did not have a song in my head or listen to music being played or perform myself: though the latter parts of playing and performing have gone through periods of wax and wane. Rather than have to force me to practice, as many parents do, mine had to encourage me to stop practicing – I think more for them, hitting the saturation point of hearing the same piece over and over, than for myself.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle energy-based bodywork based on tapping into the nervous system and promotes deep states of relaxation and body release. “Cranio” comes from cranium and “Sacral” from Sacrum, the top and bottom of the nervous system and where all sensation in the body is housed. Effective with pain management, anxiety, stress and other illness, generally people leave feeling very deeply relaxed and peaceful.
The session in Los Angeles begins with a brief intake with the client and time to set an intention. This is an important part of the therapy as it sets up the session to unfold for the highest good of the client and brings focus to why the client is there. Once the client moves to the table, the session can vary from very outward physical release to very subtle internal muscle release and some talking is usually part of the experience. It is normal to either enter a dreamlike state of consciousness or to stay present and become more aware of body patterns that begin to unwind. Often a part of the body will twitch or move on its own which simply indicates an energetic release.
Helane has worked with people who have had Parkinson’s disease, stem-cell transplants, cancer, in hospice, newborn babies and mothers, people who have experienced various traumas, and many people seeking simple relief from every stresses and anxiety, spiritual connection and guidance. CranioSacral Therapy is a wonderful modality that can provide relief as a general part of health maintenance and stress relief. Often people come once a month just to relax and describe leaving a session as if they are “floating”.
These sessions are done while clothed in yoga/workout clothes.
WHAT IS SOUND HEALING?
Sound Healing and Therapy is a healing modality that uses various instruments and tools such as crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, rattles and shakers, singing/voice and tuning forks to activate, move blockages and create deep relaxation in the mind and body. Sound waves are matter so the vibration creates physical movement in the body allowing the nervous system to flow more freely.
The specific sounds of the tuning forks and bowls, as well as the gongs, create overtones and sound waves that relax the mind. Often people experience a journey into a dream state during a sound session or sound bath, old memories or current emotional feelings may come to the surface and as in meditation, release and let go. The sound waves create a blanket for the listener to go deep into oneself and experience whatever that person chooses to receive in the present moment.
Helane is certified in Sound Healing & Sound Therapy through the Globe Sound & Consciousness Institute in San Francisco, CA and has taken further sound healing classes with Dr. John Beaulieu, creator of Biosonics Tuning Forks, and Jamie Bechtold in Los Angeles, CA. She is also a classically trained singer and pianist and has been creating music since she can remember. For Helane, Sound Healing brings in her musical nature and combines it with her intention to bring more love, light and joy to people through healing.
Helane also offers sound baths and workshops at yoga studios, homes and other locations for special events. Please contact her directly for further details and rates for planning a special event. For current events, please visit visit EVENTS. She also gives private sound & energy healing sessions at the Oasis Healing Center in Mar Vista.