What is the DreamWeaver?
The DreamWeaver is a unique sound environment that, in the hands of a trained facilitator, brings relaxation and healing to the body, mind and spirit. The instrument is comprised of a 5-foot copper dodecahedron built above and around a specialized mat on which the client lies. Speakers project music in a "surround sound" way while the mat sends vibration through the body.
The DreamWeaver was created by enginer, student of sacred geometry and healer, Benedick Howard. DreamWeavers are found world-wide. Linda Stalvey at Symphony of Healing is the only certified DreamWeaver Facilitator in Ohio.
A Facilitated DreamWeaver Session takes approximately 2 hours, therefore wear comfortable clothing. You will complete a history form to ensure safety, and select a variety of color cards. These actions will provide your facilitator with information to craft your session. You will also rate how you feel about eight body indicators, such as stress level and physical and emotional pain. During each session you will experience three or four selections of music based on your intent. Aromatherapy will augment each musical segment. Bodywork, guided meditation, tuning forks or other modalities may be included within the musical interlude. You will process each interlude allowing for a refinement or change in intent for subsequent musical segments. At the conclusion of each session, color cards and assessment questions will be repeated allowing the client a subjective evaluation of work accomplished in the DreamWeaver.
During DreamWeaver Sessions, clients may experience:
Reduced physical pain
Reduced emotional pain
Increased life manageability
Symphony of Healing Experience With the DreamWeaver
Linda Stalvey started working with the DreamWeaver in 1998, after a profound healing experience from childhood surgical trauma. She completed Level I training (individual sessions) by the end of the year, and completed Level II training (group facilitation) shortly thereafter. She has performed hundreds of facilitated DreamWeaver Sessions, worked with numerous groups, and exhibited at a variety of healing fairs, New Thougth churches, metaphysical stores and yoga studios and has teamed with her Craniosacral teacher and mentor, Suzanne Scurlock-Durana to bring the powerful healing environment and facilitation to Suzanne's From Trauma to Ecstacy healing intensive in Charles Town, WV.
Work with a small group of expectant mothers led to the publication of DreamWeaving With the Unborn Child, in the International Journal of Childbirth Education, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2001. This issue of the journal was devoted to alternative medicine.
Linda offers full facilitated DreamWeaver sessions; mini-sessions appropriate to exhibit settings; a variety of workshops based on interest and venue, and performs Reiki attunements in the DreamWeaver.
Linda travels with the DreamWeaver and routinely offers workshops in the Washington, D.C. area, and her home state of Ohio.
In October 2012, Symphony of Healing will be an exhibitor at the Universal Light Expoo in Columbus, Ohio, the Midwest's largest metaphysical event.
Contact Linda at 330-697-2449 or Linda@symphony-of-healing.com for current pricing, to book a session or discuss a workshop.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy, or CST, is a gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system--comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician Dr. John E. Upledger.
Using soft touch, generally no greated the the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, thus complementing the body's natural healing process.
Somato Emotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that uses and expands on the principles of Craniosacral Therapy to help rid the mind and body of the residual effects of trauma, and may be used in a CST session as appropriate.
For additional information on Craniosacral Therapy, please visit: www.upledger.com.
Craniosacral Therapy Session
During a craniosacral therapy session, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table. The CST practitioner places hands on the body in specific locations, dictated by the energy flow and energy blocks of the body. Dialogue may or may not be included in the CST session. Sessions generally last 60 minutes.
Craniosacral Therapy Benefits
CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Stress and tension-related problems
Fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders
Tempormandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
Neurovascular or immune disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Symphony of Healing Craniosacral Therapy Experience
Linda took her first CST class in 1993; her most recent, August 2012. Linda is a passionate promoter and practitioner of CST, and considers it her therapy of choice. For a full list of training in CST and other modalities Linda has taken under the umbrella of the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, please refer to www.iahp.com and click on Search Practitioners and enter Linda Stalvey.
Craniosacral Therapy Offerings
Linda offers 60-minute CST sessions. CST may also be combined with the DreamWeaver. Session starts when client is on the table. For current pricing, questions or to book an appointment, please contact Linda at 330-697-2449 or Linda@symphony-of-healing.com.
What is therapeutic massage?
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or moveable pressure, holding and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Massage is known to affect the circulation of the blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing.
There are many types of massage. Symphony of Healing offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy massage.
What to expect during a massage session
In a typical massage session of 30 to 60 minutes, the client disrobes to their level of comfort. Draping ensures that all parts of the body are covered except the area to be worked. Massage is also available to those who choose to remain fully dressed.
Relaxing music enhances the effects of massage as does aromatherapy lotions and oils. Unscented lotions and oils are also available.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Massage provides a number of benefits:
Reduces stress and aids relaxation
Reduces anxiety levels
Promotes a relaxed state of mental awareness
Reduces muscle tension and stiffness
Relieves muscle spasm
Increases flexibility and range of motion
Increases ease and efficiency of movement
Promotes deeper and easier breathing
Improves circulation of blood and lymph
Relieves tension-related conditions, such as headaches and eyestrain
Promotes faster healing of soft tissue injuries
Enhances the health of and nourishes the skin
Increases awareness of the mind-body connection
Creates a feeling of well-being
Symphony of Healing Massage Experience
Linda graduated from Applied Kinesiology Studies in Herndon, Va., in May 1995. She passed the National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) certification test that June. She has maintained her national certification, which demands high ethical standards and continuing professional education. The majority of her continuing education credits have focused on Craniosacral Therapy and Healing From the Core (grounding, healthy boundaries, and body energetics). Other courses of interest include acupuncture meridians as they apply to massage and Zero Balancing.
Massage is available in 30, 60 and 90-minute sessions. Session starts when client is on the massage table, and does not include the completion of forms. Each session is tailored to the needs of the client and may include various modalities and aromatherapy oils, lotions or essences as requested. For current pricing, questions or to book an appointment, please contact Linda at 330-697-2449 or Linda@symphony-of-healing.com.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of natural hands-on, energy-based healing.
Reiki originated in Japan in the early 1900s and is widely used in many settings, including medical facilities. The word "Reiki" comes from the Japanese words "rei" which means universal, and "ki" which means vital energy that flows through all living things.
Reiki assists in balancing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being to promote a deep sense of relaxation. Reiki energy may be experienced as heat, tingling, or pulsing where a practitioner places hands on the body. Some people feel the sensation move through the body to other locations; some people feel no change at all. Most individuals feel very relaxed and peaceful; many clients even fall asleep while receiving Reiki treatment.
What to expect during a Reiki Session
During a Reiki session, you usually lie on a massage table or sit in a chair, fully clothed. The Reiki practitioner places hands gently on or slightly above the body in specific energy locations during the session. The length of time the practitioner leaves hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy to the client at each location. There is no pressure, massage or manipulation.
A Reiki treatment may:
Initiate a feeling of secuity, peace and wellness
Bring a peaceful, deep relaxation
Dissolve energy blocks and tension, thereby reducing stress
Support the well-being of a client who is receiving medical treatment
Stimulate the body's immune system
Help to releive pain
Stimulate the tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery
Help meditative states
Promote natural self-healing
Symphony of Healing Reiki Experience
Linda was attuned and certified in Reiki levels I & II in 1993. She became a Reiki Master a few years later when she was drawn to teach Reiki. Currently, Linda serves as a volunteer Reiki practitioner at her church and at Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. She was the first practitioner to offer Reiki at the hospital on a trial basis prior to the establishment of a Healing Services Team.
Symphony of Healing offers Reiki mini-sessions in public settings by arrangement. Individual 30 and 60-minute sessions are available individually or in concert with other bodywork modalities.
Reiki Level I & II classes are taught concurrently. Reiki Master classes are also available for those called to further their Reiki experience.
For current pricing, class schedule or to schedule an appointment, contact Linda at 330-697-2449 or Linda@symphony-of-healing.com.
Weddings and Ceremonies
Linda is a recognized marriage officiant in the states of Ohio and Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Other locations by arrangement. Your wedding ceremony will be uniquely yours...created with as much or as little involvment as you care to offer. Linda is adept at transforming your love and commitment into a beautiful, moving public statement.
Other ceremonies marking life events such as births, deaths, commitment, houseblessings or gratitude ceremonies also available with consultation.
To discuss your ceremonial needs, contact Linda at 330-697-2449 or Linda@symphony-of-healing.com.
Speaker, Workshops & Classes
With a professional background in public speaking, Linda enjoys serving as guest speaker at New Thought churches. She has served as guest speaker at Unity of Medina and Unity of the Shenandoah. She is available to offer workshops in addition to her talks.
In addition to her speaking engagements, Linda also has offered short-term classes on various aspects of the healing arts at community educational institutions in both Ohio and Northern Virginia: Medina County Career Center and Northern Virginia Community College.
Watch this site for a list of her latest classes and workshops.
Sunday, November 18th noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sound, Sacred Geometry and DreamWeaver Healing