Shelagh moved to Kaslo, BC in May 2016 from Whitehorse, Yukon where she lived for 26 years. She worked in administration for many years before teaching business courses for Community Futures. She became a holistic health practitioner after seeking out complimentary therapies to heal from injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Shelagh studied various modalities to further her recovery so that she could return to backpacking and skiing. She is certified in Visionary Craniosacral Work® and Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™. Shelagh is certified in Resonance Modulation and is a teacher assistant for this program. She has been in professional practice since 2007 and specializes in realigning the body and body awareness. Her study of Integral Yoga and the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais inform her practice.
Shelagh has been accepted to Akamai University’s Master of Science in Complementary Medicine with a concentration in Energy Medicine. Shelagh began her studies in the summer of 2018.
I came into Shelagh’s office with no idea of what to expect or what this healing modality was all about. I just knew that all other forms of medical support had been exhausted. I presented with lower back issues and my pain was so severe that my body was contorted. I had difficulty breathing and moving, with physical symptoms of burning, tingling and throbbing muscles. The medical profession recommendations were daily pain meds and attendance at a pain management group.
Shelagh’s integrative treatment included improving the flow of energy, and releasing patterns in the connective tissue and muscle memory that contributed to my pain. After a 2-hour session, my recovery surpassed my wildest expectations. In my logical mind, I could not make sense of what had transpired. I was pain-free, my body felt lighter, relaxed and free of any muscle stiffness. My body had a buzz to it. Hours later I realized that I felt energized.
I realize my journey from health to debilitating pain did not happen overnight. I have had many sessions with Shelagh. Each continuing treatment builds upon the previous sessions to reduce/eliminate pain, muscle spasms and tightness.
You don’t have to understand the ins and outs, nor believe in Shelagh’s methods of treatment, because the body just responds. It works!
With gratitude, Phyllis White
A week prior to Christmas I slipped on an icy road and landed hard on my back. For lack of a better word I then “bounced” and hit the road again, hitting my head both times. I went to Emergency and, while no bones were broken, I was given instructions for treatment of a minor concussion and was told that it could take up to six weeks for my muscles to relax and the pain to be gone. Five weeks later I was still in excruciating pain. I slept in the living room in a semi-reclining position for those five weeks, couldn’t shoulder check which limited my driving, and had difficulty lifting anything; even a regular frying pan took both hands to distribute the weight and lessen the pain. I saw Shelagh at that point and after one session I was amazed that I was no longer in pain. I also realized that for the previous five weeks I had not been taking proper full breaths so as not to expand my lower rib cage because it hurt too much. After that one treatment I was able to get on with normal activities and sleep in my own bed ! I highly recommend Shelagh’s work.
I have been privileged to witness Shelagh Smith as an energy healing practitioner. She demonstrates a professional approach as she brings focused presence to the client carefully attending to detail. An authentic caring essence transpires as she gently supports the client. The client experiences a felt sense of being empowered as they learn to self regulate and resource themselves. Shelagh holds the client capable as they explore the mind – body connection towards the client’s wellness.
I would highly recommend Shelagh who follows a professional protocol in integrating complex modalities as we meet the new future in healing, based on ancient principles.