Wellness Center Blog

June , 2020

Remote Reiki

How does remote or long distance Reiki work or how is it even possible?  Like cell phones, which use electromagnetic radio waves, reiki is very similar.  We connect with our clients, who can sit, lie comfortably or be asleep and still reap the same benefits of an in-house, “laying on hands” session.

Each recipient’s experience is different, depending on their sensitivity.  Usually after a session, the client feels more relaxed, calmer, balanced and has a sense of going forward.  Life is more purposeful, “I can handle this now attitude”.  When the body is balanced and “de-stressed/less anxious”, people are more apt to have a stronger immune system/ward off disease or healing is accelerated.  Hospitals are now using this healing modality!

Reiki is not limited by time/distance etc. and the results are amazing with reports, such as; my relationships are stronger, such and such is not showing on my xrays, I am calmer or I feel I am being directed towards a new job/venture?  The possibilities are individual and always for the highest and best of the recipient.

What does Reiki mean?  Rei in Japanese means God/Universe/Higher Self.  A higher consciousness that knows all things.  Ki means energy (Ti Chi; White light; Qigong)  Have you ever asked for prayer? While reiki is not “religious” it is spiritual and comes from the heart and is thought of out of love.  All reiki practitioners connect with a higher source – whether they say it is of “God” “Jesus” “Spirit” “The Universe”.  Use what semantics you like, we are all calling upon the same “source”- God. Also, some practitioners, as I, call upon the angels of pure white light also to assist in the client’s healing.

Practitioners at the Center have clients in Florida, New York, Romania, Alaska, Springfield, Greenfield, Suffield, CT…yes literally all over the world!

Are you still skeptical?  Well if so, I have a little homework… to prove reiki works long distance and we all have reiki. We all have healing energy flowing through us – all the time.  Next time a friend or loved one is asking for “good thoughts” or prayer, I ask you to do the following.  Go to a quiet place, close your eyes, breathe deep a few times and lay your hands on your heart.  Think on that “loved one”.  Extend your hands as if you were extending them towards that loved one that is sick or in distress.  Ask God/Spirit to let the healing flow through you and to your loved one.  Do this for just 5 minutes.  Send them healing, calming, good thoughts, surrounding them with light, blessings and healing.  Then call your friend/family and just ask them how they are feeling?  I bet much better. 

So with that I send you healing loving thoughts…With love, Christine


Fall in Love with life again!

Holisitic Wellness

It was the Spring of 2014 and I was determined to go to one of our local wellness fairs, even though all my friends bailed on me.   Which is another story, as I knew deep down I was really looking forward to this particular weekend.  Since today, I had “no friends”, I decided, “I was not going” or was it the fact that I had some deep seated emotional blocks and fear of going by myself to new places?

As I was now determined to bail, my mind now in a battle, with every excuse screaming in my mind, i.e.:  I’m tired;  well I really don’t need anything, it’s a ways to travel, I really shouldn’t go, maybe I should bake something wholesome and natural – be a couch potato?….but everything inside of me screamed NO!   My husband was working, the house was clean, and I had the day off…..but no one to go with.   How could I go alone? Excuses excuses, excuses!   I said, screw it, I am going!  I felt that familiar peace, the calm and knew I made the correct decision.  So I showered, dressed and left for my “alone” field trip!

My first booth I stumbled across did a modality called Integrated Energy Therapy (IET).   The lady started talking to me about the modality and said it was energy healing and was like Reiki, but on steroids…this got my attention!    I felt and explained to her that I was a seasoned Reiki Master/Teacher.   She continued to talk and me still being cordial on the cautious side, I listened intently.   I picked up a very beautiful spirit from her as she offered me a 5 minute “empowerment” session.  As I sat in the chair, still a little skeptical, I closed my eyes and felt her touch me in a few areas around my head, spine, etc.  The next thing I remember she was gently shaking me asking if I was alright.   Woah!   Something just happening, I did not know what but something was different.  I got up, once I could and thanked her.  I then proceeded my journey around to the other booths while I felt mentally and physically in another dimension.  What just happened?  I know I have been searching for something “more”.  Could this be it?

I wandered back to my original booth, as I wanted to find out more about this IET.  You see, I was contemplating on opening a wellness center and have been searching for the last 3 months for something more, something different, something that I knew was more than what I had.  At the booth, Lisa, as I learned her name to be, was sitting doing readings with some angel cards.   She knew little about me other than the fact that previously that morning, I could not get out of my chair, so I paid her for a reading.    As she unfolded my reading, I could see that this was not happenstance of me being at this fair and alone at that!   Could this be another tool in my tool box?  Could I also add angel card readings?  What about this IET?  Could this be a tool also?  I was determined to find out.  My reading, as always, was just what I needed and I felt some direction becoming clearing for me.  Before I floated home that day, I made a couple of IET appointments with Lisa, as I desperately needed to find out more about this modality!  Well my appointments were history and good history as I signed up to learn and eventually become a master/instructor of IET!

I loved this modality!  I could not get enough of it.   I witnessed not only in myself immense healing but also within my clients.  I was witnessing releases of physical pain, emotional trauma, mental blockages and spiritual/karmic “afflictions”, all instantly GONE!

I learned and practiced as much as I could.  Clients came for Reiki but I could not stop myself from asking and combining IET, as I could see blockages I just knew needed releasing!  I began practicing long distance IET sessions via phone and skype calls.   My clients became word of mouth due to the healing they were receiving.

Integrated Energy Therapy is an energy therapy, working with the angels in releasing blockages in the aura field.  As Stevan Thayer, founder and developer of IET, explains a block in the energy field is much like a beaver dam.  The energy within and around you still flows but it is more like a trickle.  Once the “beaver dam” or the block is removed, the energy/flow of the water can greatly increase.  As with all teaching about energy, the more that is flowing unrestricted the healthier the person is.  The more blocks a person has in their life the more the flow is diminished, contributing to illness and then disease.

An IET session last about an hour and 15 minutes.  The practitioner works close with the healing angels, working in the different meridians on the body.  Releasing blocks, such as; fear, anxiety, hatred, low-self-confidence, mistrust, and anger and replacing negative emotions and “wrong” thinking with love, forgiveness, safety, and support.   The angels know where the blocks are and like Reiki, it is all for the client’s highest and best.

We all know people that have, maybe a lot of anger.  They are not a happy person.  They don’t like themselves and it doesn’t take them long to be set off on a tangent or anything to appease or hide that negative behavior.  Did you every follow people like that through there life time?  Usually a disease sets in.  Some people are quietly brewing with anger and they don’t say much but they harbor this anger or self-hatred and next you know they are being diagnosed with some disease such as, arthritis, cancer, MS, IBS and the list goes on.

They carry these negative emotions and thinking for their lifetime, never really happy!  They wonder and ask, is there more to life?  Could there be more?  How come I always want to do right but then sabotage my self?   I know there are a lot of other modalities out there but one I do know that can instantly work and release the negative thinking and emotions.


Reflexology and Massage

March 21, 2017

What is Integrated Energy Therapy®?


CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Integrated Energy Therapy aims to release energy blockages that can cause imbalances in the body. Christine Bailey and Lisa Burke from Feeding Hills Wellness Center visited the show to talk about the benefits of Integrated Energy Therapy. -By Lauren Zenzie for WWLP-22News, March 21, 2017

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February 6, 2016

Trust Your Gut - Part 1

By Brandi Noyes, LMT

I guess the best way to start anything is with an introduction...

Hello my name is Brandi, I am 30, to look at me I appear to be healthy and fit... but not internally, not for a long time, I would like to discuss some health issues I've had. Why? There are a number of reasons.... I like to learn (because it could save my life) I'm finally becoming comfortable enough to open up about it after years of confusion, self expression is therapeutic especially for the gut (We'll get more into that later) and lastly I'm sure there are people  suffering just like I was (too proud to admit) and scared just like I was, maybe they will stumble upon my writings and findings and begin to find some answers or hope.
    I would also like to mention I am a holistic healthcare practitioner, I am not a.... digestive specialist, I didn't go to school for nutrition and I am not a doctor. The things that I am going to discuss are discoveries that I've made with my body during my journey at times and cases that I've discovered working with multiple people in my practice. That being said every individual is different and as most regimens will recommend discussing any and everything you do with your primary care physician.

      Moving forward... These are all of the symptoms I've experienced since birth that were all viewed as individual "problems" by different specialists, all treating that specific condition, which is okay that is what they were trained to do. For me however I wanted to know why and will always have that wonder.  All of these signs (I prefer to call it rather than symptoms) have rotated throughout my life, I did however try and list them from birth to present as they arose to the best of my memory.

  • Eczema
  • Allergies/ Congestion/ Sinus Problems
  • Swollen Glands
  • Stomach Pain
  • Nausea 
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas/ Bloating
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Increased Heart Rate After Eating
  • Mood Swings
  • Acne
  • Painful/Heavy Menstrual Cycle
  • Styes
  • Heartburn/LPR
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Hoarse/ Raspy Voice
  • Cystic Acne
  • Lots of Hair Loss
  • Dry Mouth
  • Coughing (without production)
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Arthritis  
  • Tingle in Arms 
  • Losing Feeling in Legs
  • Sciatica Shooting Pain Down Legs
  • Over Eating/ Food Cravings
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Loss of Muscle Coordination
  • Bad Memory
  • Poor Speech
  • Confusion
  • Slow Mental Function 
  • Fibromyalgia feeling (feels like bruised skin)
  • Panic Attack/ Feelings of Doom/ Death

    So as I mentioned before these are listed mostly chronologically but many have entered in and out of my life at different times. As you can see things became progressively worse as I got older and it became extremely imperative that I take action.  To read the full article, visit Brandi's Blog by clicking here>>>


November 2015

The Benefits of Reiki

By Christine Bailey, RMT & Integrated Energy Master/Instructor

Reiki – pronounced “Ray Key” is a well-known Eastern modality for stress reduction.   It helps the client to relax, which assists and encourages the body to heal.  It is a very gentle technique used for stress reduction and relaxation, tapping into an unlimited supply of "life force energy”.   In a reiki session, the practitioner gently places their hands on the client or above the client on different meridians or chakras, guiding the life force energy for the clients highest good.  This technique helps the client to become relaxed and balanced, assisting in letting go of emotional and mental blocks of stress and tension, therefore, improving one’s health.

Energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of health.  All livings things have this flow of energy.  If they did not there would be no life. The existence of this "life force energy" has been verified by scientific experiments.  Medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning and strengthening of the immune system and the healing process.   If your life force “energy” is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more susceptible to illness and “dis-ease”. When it is high and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick.  Life force energy plays an important role in everything we do.

Many hospitals, including Hartford Hospital and BayState Medical Center, now recommend Reiki for their cancer patients, which assist in pain management and the healing process.  A study conducted at the Hartford Hospital showed that patients receiving Reiki have an 86 percent improvement in sleep, a 78 percent reduction in pain, reduced nausea by 80 percent and a 94 percent reduction in anxiety.  When death is inevitable, Reiki gently prepares the patient for the next phase.  Reiki also can assist the grieving loved one through and during the bereavement process.  Reiki is widely used for Arthritis patients, headache and migraine sufferers, back and neck injuries and fibromyalgia.  It assists in alleviating pain and works in conjunction with medication.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you.  Reiki treats the whole person.  This includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  When all four of these elements remain free of “blocks” the person remains in a healthy state, therefore reducing illness.  Numerous beneficial effects are reported including relaxation, feelings of peace, security, and well-being.  Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can Reiki supports and assists the body in the following areas:

  • Reduces stress and increases relaxation – promoting healing as your body is designed
  • Replenishes and balances the body’s vital energy – strengthening the immune system
  • Empowers the body in its process of healing - working in conjunction with medications
  • Reduces depression & fears, decreasing the chance of illness before it can formulate
  • Relaxes muscles and relieves tension – assisting in the healing of backaches, neck aches, sciatica, 
    tension-related headaches and migraines
  • Assists in grief and the grieving process