In booking Reiki, Therapeutic and Oncology Massage appointments I am following the guidelines from the Maine and United States Centers for Disease Control.
In my massage and Reiki practice, I am committed to finding the best integrated approach to health and healing for my clients. In a typical session, I always allow for extra time to hear about the physical symptoms and emotional stressors that affect their well-being. I find these conversations with my clients invaluable as they give me a more complete understanding of their concerns, a stronger connection to them and additional insight in how to proceed with the session. My ability to converse in Italian, French and Spanish allows for a more meaningful dialogue with clients who are not as comfortable communicating in English.
Listening to my clients’ stories is particularly important in working with people who are living with cancer or any other long-term illness. Cancer not only exacts a physical and emotional toll, but also disrupts day-to-day life. In taking time to listen to and to understand all the challenges that my clients face, I’m able to offer body and energy work that provides comfort, support, and enhances the quality of their care. It is an honor to bring ease to people at a difficult time in their lives. Michael Gelsanliter
“I was lucky enough to find Michael through a friend over five years ago, initially for Reiki and now for Oncology Massage. He is my go to healer - his sessions have been transformational. Through his intuitive energy and bodywork, Michael has helped me through some serious health issues, including chemotherapy and surgery, to feel like a whole person again. He is also incredibly respectful and communicative, with a healer’s touch. He knows intuitively just what you need. When I was weak from post surgery, I trusted Michael. His gentle approach allowed me to still get the touch I needed. When I get a massage from Michael, the results last for days and days. I can’t recommend him enough!”
“I've seen Michael for several years for both Reiki and Therapeutic Massage. In each session, Michael takes time to check in with me first before actually moving into the massage or Reiki work. I realize how crucial the initial conversation is to allow me to let go and to let in his healing work. Indeed this is the work of integrative therapy - taking time to know the whole person and to understand how stress - whether it's the repetitive physical strain of typing at a keyboard all day or the emotional tension of caring for an elderly parent - affects the body. He adapts his body work to what we decide together might be most helpful that day. Michael is truly a healer. He is kind, caring and attentive. I leave his massages feeling lighter and rejuvenated.”