What is Holistic Health?

What is Holistic Health and is it for me?

A lot of people have been asking me lately what exactly is Holistic Health and how does it apply to the average person?

Holistic Health is healing from the inside out. More than reacting to symptoms, it’s about seeking preventative measures. It is for anyone who’s tired of feeling down or sick or who wants to keep themselves healthy by taking their health into their own hands.

It is you taking responsibility for your own health, not justing sitting back and relying on a doctor or other person to make it all better.

It involves looking at the larger picture, including all aspects of your life that may have an impact on your health: emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

By being sensitive to your body and listening to your own patterns of emotions and behaviors you can begin to understand the effect they have on your body and organ systems.

By seeing how these emotional triggers are directly linked to physical and chemical reactions throughout your body’s systems, you can see how patterns of disharmony and disease begin to emerge.


Why Work with a Holistic Practitioner?

Different than a doctor who plays an important role in diagnosing, repairing and treating symptoms and chronic and acute conditions, a Holistic Practitioner encourages you to take charge of your own health and helps you dig a little deeper to find out exactly why that problem is happening in the first place.

Holistic Practitioners believe that patterns of emotions, as well as nutrition and environment, amongst other things, are what cause most physical conditions. We believe there is no disease, but only imbalance. Our job is to get to the root of your imbalance and correct it from there.

While a doctor will use probing, scans and some general questions to get an accurate picture of the problem, a Holistic Practitioner will use a number of techniques to find out not just what is happening, but why it is happening and how long it has been going on.

Holistic practitioners will help you take a look at your lifestyle including nutrition, exercise, toxic relationships or environments, stress, pain, etc.

What Happens in a session?

Right away you will feel welcome and cared about. Your visit will be relaxed and un-rushed. Your practitioner will sit down with you face-to-face and provide a nurturing atmosphere where you can feel safe and take your time answering questions or going over your history. As a Holistic Practitioner our job is to piece together past and present events, noticing patterns which may be linked to present imbalances.

Once the intake has been completed, you can move to the massage table where a physical exam and energy testing can be used to confirm the area and body systems involved with the imbalance.

A varying range of treatments can be used to correct imbalances, to sedate and disperse excessive energy, and to strengthen and revitalize organ systems in the body.

Treatments can focus on the physical only, including stress and pain relief; but more than likely, as well as physical, treatments will focus on emotional, behavioral and spiritual (the sense of belonging) balancing, bringing them together through Massage, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology (the release of emotional related blockages held in the body).


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Right now, throughout Canada it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is a disease that will affect 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. In BC, the statistics may be even higher, between 1 in 8 and 1 in 7.

According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Association http://www.cbcf.org/bc/ it is estimated that 22,700 Canadian women and 200 Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, in 2012.

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no single cause. Breast cancer researchers believe that a combination of inherited and environmental causes must be present for breast cancer to develop.
But whether it is genetic or not, your body provides the conditions in which cancers can thrive and the best way to handle this is to make sure your immune system is strong, your body’s PH level balanced and your energies are flowing.
At Inner Energy Wellness that is the first thing we look at… Are your energies flowing properly? How balanced are your body’s systems? How is your nutritional or lack of nutrional intake affecting your digestion, which ultimately affects your immune system? And most importantly, we look at how any blocks in your body, mind and spirit synergy may have potentially played a role in the oncoming of the disease.
The good news is that there’s so much you can do! You can take back being in charge of your body and strengthen all three body, mind and spirit with intention and a little guidance.
The integration of Mind, Body and Spirit is the key to a healthy recovery where as quoted by Albert Einstein himself:  “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

Because our life can be affected by breast cancer in so many different ways, Inner Energy Wellness is there to help women through:

  • Emotional responses to being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer
  • Helping with your body image
  • Strengthening your female organ systems
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Support for your wellbeing during and after treatment
  • Balancing your whole body energetically

If nothing else, it’s a way to feel supported and nurtured by a professional Certified Holistic Health Practitioner who cares about you as a whole person.

For more information about either the Wellness Program or Individualized Programs please see info provided on this website or call Sara: 250-923-9249 or email sara@innerenergy.ca


Campbell River – Best place for a massage!

Summer vacation is over and unfortunately for many it’s time to get back to work, back to work-outs, back to routine. Get a healthy start with the Wellness Program below, or if you prefer the health maintenance and pampering aspect, keep your body in shape with a series of one hour Massage and Energy Work sessions. Deep relaxation massage may help with circulation, tension release, sore and aching muscles and most importantly to ward off stress, especially in this new season. It’s also been known to help with many chronic conditions such as MS; Fibromyalgia; Diabetes or Pre-diabetes; Arthritis; and Weight Problems, etc. Energy medicine also helps by balancing your body energetically, realigning your body, mind and spirit and is known to help boost your immune system as well as bring renewed energy and peace of mind. Come and see me for all your needs including massage, hot stone therapy, acupressure, shiatsu, energy work, hot and cold stone facials and more. I’m open 5 days a week from Monday to Friday, and you can call or email for an appointment any time: call: 250-923-9249 or email: sara@innerenergy.ca

Fall Wellness and Weight loss Program – Be Healthier, Feel Better

Inner Energy Health & Wellness NEW Fall Program – Starts Soon on November 7th, 2012:

Wellness and Weight loss Program for a healthier and more well-balanced you.

This program is for anyone who would like support and encouragement getting started with a healthier lifestyle: either to lose weight; to help reduce symptoms or eliminate chronic conditions (such as arthritis or pre-diabetes for example) or to strengthen the immune system and boost calm and energy (for example during and after treatment for cancer); to cleanse the body of toxins and replenish it with nutrition and energy; or simply to regain a sense of balance and well-being.

The program includes a series of weekly workshops, one-on-one consultations and individual massage sessions for energy and detoxifying. In this supportive, friendly group atmosphere, and through individual private consults, your needs will be listened to and addressed. Old habits can be erased and new, healthier ones implemented. You will learn how to achieve health and wellness in a practical, easily obtainable way so that you can carry it on and make it your new lifestyle.

The first step is to set your intention. Do you really want to make a change? Once committed, you will embark upon a journey with other like-minded people to rediscover yourself through walk-to-be-fit in nature, active listening, raising your awareness through guided meditation, whole foods nutrition, personalized detoxification massage & energy work sessions, and so much more.

Coming out of this, you will feel better, healthier, and more well-balanced. Program is limited to a small group so reserving a place early is recommended.

Workshops are every Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm (tentatively) or stay until 7pm to share a potluck. The course also includes: two x 1 hour private wellness consultations and three x 1 hour massage and energy sessions.

Cost for this six weeks Lose Weight, Feel Great! Wellness Program is $339 plus HST.

Call me at 250 923 9249 or email at sara@innerenergy.ca ! 🙂


Hello Campbell-River!

Welcome to my website! I’m your local, certified holistic health practitioner from Campbell River providing a vast range of services: relaxation oil massage; deep-tissue massage; shiatsu massage; mind-body acupressure; hot and cold stone therapy and facials; chakra balancing; vibrational energy tuning forks; guided meditation with crystals; emotional balancing with flower and sea essences; and health and nutrition consultations.