One of the biggest questions I get about Tai Yi, aside from ‘is it like Tai Chi’ or ‘is it like reiki’, is ‘What is Tai Yi’?
(And to answer those first two: No and kind of, but they are dramatically different).
Simply put Tai Yi is a hands on healing method.
A healing method that works with the meridians of the body. For those who do not know what meridians are they are channels of energy that convey life and consciousness. Tai Yi works at balancing and clearing these meridian pathways when they are stagnant or blocked and this in turn creates healing.
Another way I often describe Tai Yi is ‘its like acupuncture but without the needles’ which is true to a degree but the biggest difference between acupuncture and Tai Yi is that acupuncture primarily works with the physical whereas Tai Yi works with the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This means that there is almost no issue or disease that Tai Yi cannot assist or heal.
What is the Experience of Receiving Tai Yi?
The first part of receiving a Tai Yi treatment is determining which treatment is right for you at the right time. This involves assessing what issues you may want to address and then exploring the many different options available. If you would like more information please feel free to book a consultation call and I can help guide you to the best treatment plan.
This is an important step since Tai Yi consists of over 4000 unique treatments – each working to assist in healing specific issues (to learn more about each of them explore the list of treatments here).
Most treatments in Tai Yi integrate on average for a week after they are received. During this time period the treatment will begin creating the deepest effect. This is also the time it is most important to work with what comes up and to make more critical choices in healing based on whatever the treatment is working towards. Ideally a treatment will shift your energy during this time frame and your own internal energy will begin to take on this new pattern and sustain that shit. This is why its important to create movement with the treatment.
Although the majority of treatments can be done in a single session some treatment require more than one session at specific time intervals. Therefore some treatments are in 2, 3 or sometimes 4 parts and should be done within specific time intervals. This information can be found under the Parts and Timing section of each treatment description page in the treatment list.
Each treatment has a specific name that reflects the unique quality of what it does (and is also a reflection of the poetic nature of the ancient Chinese culture where Tai Yi originated). Therefore treatments will often be referred to by their name when describing them. A few examples of common treatments are Fire of the Brain, Sea Wave, Cord Removal and Missing Father – to give you an idea of a few of them. Again all of these treatment can be found in the treatment list page.
During the Session
Once an appropriate treatment is determined I will have you on the table, usually face down and then face up, for around 45 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment.
There is no need to remove any clothes however I do ask clients to remove all metallic objects – such as jewelry, belts, keys – during the session. Direct but gentle pressure is placed on your body at specific points with either the pads of the fingers or palms.
During the session I will create a grid, or call it a set pathway, for energy to travel throughout your system. Once set in motion the treatment will begin to create an effect, this effect can be experienced while still on the table or sometimes up to a few days later depending on the type of treatment your receive and how you integrate it.
After a Treatment
Since the treatment is set in place using a very small amount of pressure it is advised to not effect the grid for up to 5 or 7 days. This is why during this integration period you are asked to avoid massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and to maintain a balanced energy. Also during this time period is often when the greatest amount of integration occurs. To learn more about what to do after a treatment click here.
If you are interested in learning more please setup a consultation call and we can go over what options are best for you.
If you know what treatment you might want from the treatment list and you’d like jump right in.