Integrating the Treatment
Tai Yi integrates over the course of 5-7 days depending on the techniques used.
During the Day of Treatment
Take time to integrate the treatment.
It is important to take time during the day you receive the treatment.
It is helpful to be in nature or take a bath or deep breathing. Do something that is gently and receiving. This allows for integration.
Avoid jumping back into everything.
It is best to avoid getting a treatment done for the sake of getting it done and then returning back to the ‘grind’. If you don’t allow integration then don’t expect a great degree of effect.
Whether it is integrating the day you receive it or the week after – be with it.
The Week after the Treatment
Tai Yi operates off a 1 lb grid pressure on the body.
What this means is it is best to avoid hard pressure and other work on the body 5-7 days after the treatment. Most importantly to avoid it during the first few days.
This includes avoiding
- Hard pressure
- Body Work
- Pedicures, Manicures
- Hot tub jets or Water Jets
- Physical exertion*
- Strong Intimate contact
- Hard Sports*
- Hard Exercise*
*Physical activity is fine a day after the treatment. Yoga and movement are fine but hard contact sports or hard contact exercise should be avoided.
Areas of the body that receive a lot physical contact already such as the hands and feet are fine to continue putting pressure on as long as there is not a grid on that part of the body.
If you give body work or other activities with direct pressure – ask the practitioner about the treatment ahead of time.
Journal and Reflecting
Some treatments can feel like getting smacked with a log while others can be subtly but profoundly powerful over time. Take time to journal or reflect on what comes up and make new choices that align with what is coming up or what you are wanting to receiving from the treatment.
Try to Maintain Homeostasis
Treatments integrate better when you maintain homeostasis. Meaning if you normally drink coffee or bike or do yoga every day feel free to keep doing so. However if you don’t and you get the sudden urge for coffee it may be best to avoid it for the week after.
The point being if your body is accustom to certain things, as long as they are not harmful and don’t conflict with the treatment – such as the previous items, you can keep doing them. But if you decide to take up some new thing that takes a lot of exertion you may want to avoid it for the week after if it doesn’t relate to the treatment.
The main reason is about focusing your energy on what the treatment does and not on some other activity that would detract from it.
Consuming healthy amounts of water is great for integration, assisting the body in moving toxins out – whether physical, mental, emotional – and is great for the emotional body. Healthy amounts means not inundating the body with more water than it needs or is used to but instead by consuming an increase in clean water throughout the day.
Keeping the body hydrated and increasing water intake is generally helpful during a treatment (but also just in general). Don’t overdo it and don’t consume it all at the same time but instead throughout the day is best.
Avoid Overdoing Alcohol
Use common sense with alcohol. Don’t over do it or use it as an escape. A drink might be fine but be honest with yourself about it.
Sugar – especially common white refined sugar – is often negative energy meaning it literally pulls and depletes energy and is highly addictive. It is best avoided during a treatment (but also just in general).
Celebrate and Enjoy Your Work
Remember why you would want to heal and celebrate every step along the way.
Celebration integrates the activities of life. Why even get somewhere for the sake of doing so? Instead enjoy when you’ve climbed the mountain and have reached the summit, enjoy the feeling better or learning about yourself, enjoy the process even if it isn’t always pleasant – for if you don’t learn something from the process you have nothing but repeat it to get the lesson.
Therefore celebrate – allow the new to manifest in your reality and enjoy what you’ve created.