online sessions

Online Sessions Can Help❣️

“Hi Karen,

I slept easily and well😊

Woke up refreshed.

Did a lot of work!”💃🏻

If you feel stress, can’t sleep well and would like to learn a new way to deal with it,

Movement exercises following by the Grinberg Method is brilliant way

to shift your attention to your body, quiet your mind, release stress, gain more energy and be fully in the present.

“…When I stop movement and I’m aware of it’s begging and stopping, my brain gets the new connections because I’m doing a non-repetitive movement, very alive movement that involves parts of myself I never get to know and this keeps me young, strong, energetic and happy!” A.Grinberg

My hope is that you’ll benefit from the sessions a greater sense of resilience and some relief from the stressful feelings you might be having, and that you’ll know you are not alone🌺

Online sessions

Now days, our lives are unclear and we wonder what should we do and who can we trust, it is very important to pause from time to time.

Stand quietly on your your feet.

Feel the weight of your body on the ground.

Feel the stability of your feet.

Pay attention to your muscles and bones.

Look taught ahead.

Spread your eyes wide and sides.

Take a deep breath.

Be alert to what is around you.

Take another deep breath.

Open your heart. Smile.

Focus on the good things and appreciate what you already have.

In time of uncertainty, the best thing for us is to trust ourselves and our healthy instincts. Trust and believe that whatever happens, we will know to do the right thing, at the right moment.

Online sessions are available.

Movement exercises with music

The connection between Body and Soul

People are taking about the connection between body and soul. Many people know that there is such a connection but didn’t really experience it. People know it’s important to have this connection but don’t really know what it means.
How can we reach this kind of connection? What is the benefit from having it and why is there a disconnection from the beginning?

Last week, I met a new client. She was very clear with her aim: To reduce the tension in her neck, shoulders and jaw. She could say clearly how it bothers her and disturbs her during work and she could point to the triggers that increase the tension in these specific areas.

At the beginning of the session I touched her shoulders and asked her to breath deeply to her chest. Then I’ve started to touch her neck. I could see a lot of sadness came up and how she’s trying to control this sadness by holding her face and neck and breathing very shallowly.

I told her to relax her neck and jaw and to breath into the chest. She felt a great sadness in her heart which was connected to a separation and a complex relationship with a beloved relative. As she agreed more and more to feel this pain, the neck and the jaw became softer, her breath became deeper and the body relaxed. The sadness was still there, but without the stiffness in her body, and with a big hope for a change.

The body and the soul are not really disconnected, that’s why the point is not to connect between them. When we feel pain, fear, anger or any kind of feeling, we feel it in our body as well.

We create the disconnection when we try to hide and control (not to feel and face) these emotions and to go on with our daily life. It requires a lot of effort from the muscles. They become stiff and dull and our breathing becomes shallow.

Over time this effort creates symptoms like stiff neck, tight shoulders, lower back pain and more. When we stop this effort we can experience a big relief. Most of the time the sensation is much like “we finally stopped fighting against ourselves” and it’s ok to let go and simply be who we are with the pain, the fear, with our wishes, our eagerness and our dreams.

Movement Lessons

“How can I stop worrying?”

“How can I stop thinking dark thoughts that rush through my head?”

“How can I gain peace of mind?”

My answer to those questions is breathing and movement.

Your movement will increase the energy flow in your body, quiet your mind and restore the vitality that exists in each one of us.

Through different kinds of exercises, I teach how to make the body lighter and flexible, how to shift stress and anger into creative productivity, and how to release stress and gain more energy.

Feedbacks after movement lesson:

✨Hi Karen,

I really enjoyed the lesson today.

In the final movement activity, towards the end, I felt

a freedom and flow without thinking about anything. That was a nice moment.

✨Karen, Thx for today- a wonder lesson!

✨Hi Karen, I felt very good after the lesson. I didn’t realize that I don’t pay attention at all to my middle back…. Also, I was very surprised to discover the power of pelvis….I liked it and I wanna try it again.

Online sessions 🎧

During the current challenging times, working online might be a new situation for some of us, causing feelings of stress or even being annoyed.

The online sessions that I teach, can be very helpful to stay calm, grounded and focused in order to help us adapt to the new lifestyle.

Through different kinds of exercises, I teach how to make the body lighter and flexible, how to shift anger and frustration into creative productivity, and how to release stress and gain more energy. 

A Feedback after an online session:

“Hi Karen, 

I slept really well last night !

Thank you!

Today went well, even though 5 min. before class my internet crashed

I managed to deal with it relatively calmly!!

And I got the connection back.

Lots of obstacles today. But I made it:)

Thank you!”

🧚🏻‍♂️Especially for parents

The power of positivity

Positive reinforcement isn’t a cliché, it’s a valuable childrearing approach that can steer your child toward the kinds of behavior you want with a minimum of raised voices or defiance. It can take a while to get the hang of reframing your words to emphasize the positive, but once you have the habit, you’re apt to see results in the form of a more cooperative and eager-to-please child.

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What is Holistic Therapeutic Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Treatment?

🌺Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Lomi Lomi is traditional Hawaiian Treatment 
✨quiets your mind✨warms your body✨releases stiff muscles ✨increases the flow in your body✨balances hormones releases and empowers your spirit

🌺In specific cases, like chronic pain, mental fatigue and emotional pain Lomi Lomi will empower your spirit and motivate yourself to confidently move on with your own wishes and gals.

🌺The early Polynesian settlers brought their own form of massage and it evolved to become something uniquely Hawaiian. It was practiced by everyone, from child to chief. 
🌺As an indigenous practice that evolved over hundreds of years in isolated valleys throughout the island chain, there are many different “schools” of Lomi Lomi with different approaches and techniques.
🌺In the Hawaiian language, the word used traditionally, called Lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe. to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.”
🌺Lomi Lomi as part of medical practice went underground. But Lomi-Lomi as restorative massage remained popular not only among the Hawaiians, but among foreign residents and visitors as well.
🌺Soldiers use to have Lomi-Lomi oil treatment before going into battle to increase the flow in the body and to strengthen the spirit.and after, to calm down and heal pain and muscles’s tension. 
🌺Lomi-Lomi massage treats the mind and bodyTraditionally Lomi Lomi is a deep, therapeutic type of massage designed to release muscle tension and consequently physical stress. 
🌺The ancient Hawaiian shaman believed in a strong mind-body connection and believed that muscle tension and mental stress were highly related.  By using the techniques of the Lomi Lomi the shaman or kahuna would release tense muscles and provide an overall healing treatment to the recipient.
🌺At the core of the Hawaiian Shamanic beliefs are seven sacred principles and those principles are at the core of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage. Below are the seven principles and their meaning. 
✨IKE : The world is what you think it is
✨KALA: There are no limits
✨MAKIA: Energy flows where attention goes
✨MANAWA: Now is the moment of power
✨ALOHA: To love is to be happy with
✨MANA: All power comes from within
✨PONO: Effectiveness is the measure of truth 

🌺The Holistic Therapy – The Grinberg Method developed from roots in reflexology in the early 1970’s by Avi Grinberg, a former paramedic, is a holistic method of teaching using movement, physical pressure and breathing exercises to increase awareness and create change in the mind and the body. 
🌺There are practitioners all over the world, but Karen is the only practitioner of The Grinberg Method in Japan.
🌺The Grinberg Method is a process of awareness. It’s  a new way to learn how stop chronic pain and to handle stress situations.

Most people express themselves in habitual ways. They talk in a certain way, stand, sit, or sleep in a fixed position. These habits are expected and predictable.
In addition, certain feelings and emotions tend to repeat themselves. For some it’s a lack of concentration, for others boredom, or tension. The constancy of these feelings can lead to depression.
These habits are usually first acquired during stressful situations, only to be repeated again and again. They become fixed as an integral part of one’s personality and body, and can result in exhaustion and pain. 
Prolonged shoulder pain for example, will restrict your body’s movement, making other areas more stiff, and creating fixed modes of constant discomfort. Someone who has always held themselves straight to appear strong and confident, could suffer after years from back pain and shoulder tension. These pains are the body’s way of saying something needs to change.

🌺Once the reasons for a particular physical situation are identified, it can be controlled, and then eventually stopped.

🌺Through  the combination I do between The the Lomi Lomi Hawaiian oil massage and The Holistic Therapy (The Grinberg Method) You will learn how to pay better attention to your body and your reactions to discomfort and pain will stop being automatic.You’ll be able to self-heal, and enhance your quality of life.
🌺You will learn How to increase your attention to better understand what’s going on inside your body and soul, what cause you the chronic pain and how to control it and stop it. 
🌺Through the touch-technic on painful muscles, you will learn how to develop the awareness, recognize and stop repetitive behavior, minimize the muscles’s tension and emotional stress as well. 
🌺You will learn how to allow the body’s energy to heal itself and be able to use this knowledge on your own and live with a greater freedom of movement & expression. 

About me

🌺Karen Carmeli  from Tel Aviv (Israel).

Qualified Practitioner of the Holistic Therapy Grinberg Method (Israel).

Recovery Process from physical injury (Spain).

recovery Process from trauma and emotional wonds (Spain).

In 2007 I moved to Tokyo and studied Shiatsu and other Japanese massage technics (もみほぐし、骨盤調整).

In 2013 I studied Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Oil Treatment (Tokyo)

In Israel I worked in a privet clinic and Hilton Hotel Hotel – Tel Aviv. 

In Tokyo I’ve worked at ShiatsuRoom – Shibuya.

Wakaba Seitai – Hongo 3-chome.

Hiyashi No Kourakuen - Kourakuen.

Since 2014 I’m working at Tokyo Paramedi - Yoyogi 

My philosophy

🌺My philosophy 
Our body is our home. Once we feel comfortable inside our skin, we feel calm, strong and safe. We can move confidently and follow our path in order to reach our aims and goals. 
Each of us has a different body, different history and different personality. We were all born with natural curiosity to learn and discover new things around us all the time and we learn and experience it mainly through the body.

Bad experience impact our body, mind and heart and the body remembers it. I believe that’s we all deserve to create our own lives as we wish and choose the best for ourselves.

Naturally the body has the power to protect and heal itself by itself. I believe that we can grow stronger from our experiences in the past and bring back the trust and the flexibility to our body, mind and heart.

Emotional stress impacts our body and creates different symptoms like Migraines, stiff neck and shoulders, back pain, constipation, Insomnia, bad body image, low self esteem.
The pain is not our enemy.

The pain is a sign, it’s the “Body’s voice” to announce us that the muscles are tired and the body as a whole needs a change.
Once we listen to the “body’s voice” and understand the connection between the specific pain and the habit that leads the pain, we’ll be able to learn how to pay better attention to it and to change it. 

I treat each person individually and teach through the touch technic and simple instruction how to shift the attention to the body, to breath, to release the tension in the muscles and feel the change that it brings. 

The circle of Pain is something that concerns to all of us.

Pain is the body’s way to focus our attention at one point that must be treated. 

If you ignore it, it accumulates and grows.

Therefore, I recommend to not ignore pain. 

Because it won’t disappear. it will grow and grow stronger, until you learn to listen to it. 

What happens during the session?

✨We talk about the reasons for the visit. We talk about the painful areas in the body, medical history, life style, worries, wishes and the change that you are willing to achieve.

✨I’m observing and checking the body’s position while standing and laying on the table. 

✨I’m pointing the painful spots and instruct you to breath and let go from holding the muscles. Usually I’m using oil to increase the flow and muscles flexibility.

✨I’m giving 5min to rest and notice new sensations in your body following the session.

✨I’m waking you up and we talk a bit about how you feel and what you noticed/learned from the session.