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Reiki Master



For over a decade now (2006), I have been practicing Usui Reiki Level I & II on myself and my clients. After a huge shift and expansion in consciousness, an-out-of-body experience of sorts during a Healing the Pelvic Floor Class in Asheville, NC with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, I decided to finish my Reiki training through Level III and master. The master certification recognizes the commitment, experience and application of the Reiki symbols in the master's daily life. The Reiki master certification also allows the Reiki practitioner to teach classes and hand on Reiki symbols to others in the form of attunements for their own advancement and expansion of consciousness and being. Congratulations to PBTs for attaining level of Reiki Master. The commitment is real.

Crushed Amethyst BioMat - Far Infrared Therapy

I am so excited that PBTs Biomat will be arriving on Tuesday 5/22. This is a crushed amethyst biomat that uses far infrared heat to release toxins, improve circulation and melt away pains, amoung any other benefits. The mat can be combined with a massage or any other bodywork service or as a stand alone treatment. Come visit the biomat at PBTs !!!

Biomat Benefits include:

1. Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function

Far Infrared Rays raise body temperature, warming the blood and expanding the blood vessels. There is an increase in peripheral blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart function.

2. Improves Immune Functions

Far Infrared Ray's (FIR) deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial and healthy fever. As the body works to combat the fever, your immune system is activated and strengthened, which in turn produces a detoxification of harmful toxins and waste products. With the continual use of the Amethyst Bio mat, your overall health and resistance to disease can be improved greatly.

3. Relieves Pain

The deep heat of Far Infrared helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles, so they may recover faster.

4. Burns Calories

As you relax in the gentle heat of the Far Infrared, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to the 8/7/81 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association report, a single 30 minute far infrared session burns as many calories as rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. This can be helpful for disabled persons who are unable to move, as well as those looking to increase metabolism and burn calories via alternative means.

5. Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness

Far Infrared heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many kinds of arthritis and musculo-skeletal diss. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, and many other musculo-skeletal ailments. Stiffness, aches, and soreness that come with aging can be reduced or eliminated by using Far Infrared heat therapy (FIR).

6. Reduces Stress and Fatigue

The gentle warmth of the Far Infrared Rays help to soothe nerves and relax tight or knotted muscles. The end result is reduced stress and improved energy. Receiving massages while on the Biomat can be especially beneficial, as the far infrared heat warms and relaxes the muscles to better receive the healing touch of your practitioner.

7. Improves Skin

Far Infrared and Negative Ions penetrate the skin deeply, helping to cleanse impurities from the skin and lymph. In addition, exfoliation is greatly enhanced by the far infrared, rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws your skin?s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating its health and appearance.

8. Assists in elimination

Far Infrared rays helps to cleanse the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands and lymph system, releasing built up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help cleanse your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to sweating, far infrared is capable of mobilizing toxins and acidic waste, allowing for their removal via several other bodily systems.

Health Benefits of Direct Conduction Negative Ions

1. The Truth about “Negative Ions”

Negative ions have a positive effect on people. Positive ions have a negative effect on people. An atom that has one of it's normal, orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. An atom with an extra electron added is called a negative ion. A bit confusing, no? It’s a misnomer that we can thank Benjamin Franklin for. Back in his time, electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms were not understood correctly. So we're stuck with the 18th century terminology, and that is why the good ions are called "Negative Ions."

2. Blood Alkalization and Blood Purification

When negative ions are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium circulating in the blood are ionized. This changes the blood pH into an alkaline state and has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. The normal pH of human arterial blood is approximately 7.40 (normal range is 7.35 – 7.45), a weak alkaline solution.

Blood that has a pH below 7.35 is considered acidic, while blood pH above 7.45 is alkaline. Proper blood pH is essential for optimal health. It has been noted that the negative ions applied to the body are helpful in regulating pH.

3. Reviving the Cell

When the amount of negative ions in the blood increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication. This occurs as the cell membranes are opened, and cellular metabolism is facilitated. As a result, there is an increase in cellular nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In addition, cellular waste materials are more efficiently excreted. With the increase in cellular metabolism, optimal cell function is rapidly revived. For more information, research the Nobel Prize in Physiology (1991) for the discovery of the ionic channel.

4. Diseases Associated with Ion Deficiencies

Indoor environment, city living, auto exhaust, exposure to electronic devices, EMF’s (electro-magnetic fields), and environmental pollution all result in your body's increased exposure to unhealthy "positive" ions. This results in a physiological imbalance, which may have detrimental health consequences. Too few negative ions in our body can cause a number of diseases. Some of the health problems associated with an imbalance of ions in the body include: anemia, allergies, shoulder pain, lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, kidney problems, imbalanced autonomic nervous system function, insomnia, and fatigue. By using the Amethyst Bio mat, your exposure to streams of "negative" ions can aid in creating balance for your body to counteract the unhealthy "positive" ions in your environment.

Certified Arvigo® Practitioner







I went on an adventure into the jungle of Belize to Dr. Rosita Arvigo's home. I was there to learn the advanced techniques of Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy®. I stayed just 15 minutes away from the main area and on the property of a wonderful resort called Chaa Creek, in one of their casitas Chaa Creek is in the Cayo District of San Ignacio, Belize, which is about 30 minutes from the Guatemalan border. 

I was there for 10 days. I flew in and stayed my first night in Belize City at a historic lodging along the sea called, The Great House. The next day, I took a two hour ride West through central Belize toward the Belize/Guatemalan border. I was informed by a teaching assistant that we were going to be staying in the jungle and 'oh boy, was she right'!! Our casitas was surrounded by towering green plants with gigantic leaves, lofty jungle trees, big big spiders (tarantulas and wolf) , birds (toucans and many more), Howler Monkeys ( crazy dinosaur-loud calls every morning at 5:30AM) and last but not least, jaguars. I’m know that there were many more jungle animals, birds and reptiles that were unobserved and even some of the others that I did observe during the nightly creepy-crawly tour, I am unsure of their titles—like a combination sloth/monkey. The jungle is truly alive…


We were in class from 9:00AM -6:00PM each day for six days.  Daily, we went on an adventurous-centering-vitalizing-sense-invoking 15-minute hike to Rosita’s home on the medicine trail. The Ixchel Medicine Trail was started by Rosita (along with a traiditional Maya healer and shaman, Don Elijio Panti) 25+ years ago with all natïve medicinal plants: the medicines of Belize. There are lots of labeled plants and herbs on the trail at this point and the trail runs alongside the Macal River…watch out for the North American crocodile!! The Ixchel medicine trail draws thousands of people from all over the world each year. 

I learned a lot of –for me— “new” amazing Arvigo Maya techniques and most of these techniques were handed down by the brilliant-genius-shaman-healer-physician, Don Elijio Panti and the just-as-skilled-midwife-healer, Hortence Robinson and added to by the amazingly gifted Dr. Arvigo herself. Some of these newly learned techniques are so powerful that when preformed, can actually put both practitioner and client into an altered state of consciousness. 

One day, in the middle of the week, we went on a field trip to break up the six days of class. We, 16 women from all across the world, and the U.S., along with a few teaching assistants and teachers, took a two hour canoe ride down the Macal River toward San Ignacio to visit and speak with a 95-year-old healer, Ms. Wana. She is a local healer “neighborhood physician” treating a community on the outskirts of San Ignacio, treating all aliments with herbs. This is the practice of ancient ancestral healers: treating their patients with wisdom, herbal remedies, effective bodywork and such therapies that have been passed on for thousands of years and these treatments work because their patients get better.

We also went to an ancient Mayan site called Xunantunich. It was there that I learned from our tour guide about two other ancient Mayan sites, Caracol: a two hour drive south in Belize (the largest Mayan city uncovered to date) and Tikal, a two hour ride west into the jungles of Guatemala (the most architecturally elaborate and majestic Mayan site uncovered to date and is considered a world wonder). 

On the last day of class, and after I passed my certification exam, I decided to stay one more day to relax by the Chaa Creek pool, but an opportunity landed at my feet that night to go into Tikal the next morning and I took it! It was so worth the 4:00 am wake up call to go on this beautiful adventure. Tikal will leave you speechless …beautiful, enormous temples rising out from the thick of the jungle and up into the sky. 

My consciousness was expanded by way of stories shared by the locals, tales of mystical shamanic powers, capabilities and folklore, and I also was able to experience some mind-blowing spiritual experiences of my own, two of them. 

Most importantly in this GREAT adventure, I passed an exam with Rosita herself to become a certified Arvigo® Practitioner. 

Arvigo® therapy is a set of  massage techniques that encourage women’s reproductive organs back into proper position among many other benefits. As Don Elijio has said, “The uterus is the woman’s center. If her uterus is not in proper position and good health, nothing in her life will be right. She will be as out of balance as her uterus.”  

This is the new work that I have been incorporating into my practice for the last year. When I was working with the lower abdomen and women’s pelvises with craniosacral therapy and chakra balancing, I just knew that this was such a powerful, mystic, fertile and divine center and most women hold so much “stuff” there dulling its beauty, radiance and power that I wanted to be part of its liberation. I would love to speak with you sometime about all the profound benefits of this amazing work.  and

With Love, Kim

Dr. Rosita Arvigo explains the benefits of vaginal steaming in Fertility Audio Clip

Dr. Rosita Arvigo explains the benefits of vaginal steaming in this audio clip from Fertility Friday. Dr. Arvigo is a teacher and shaman of Maya Medicine, a naprapathic physician and an herbalist that truly holds a thousand secrets and the wisdom of the ages. Thank you Dr. Arvigo, Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.

New PBT Banner for SH's 3rd Fridays

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to throw up my new information banner which will be displayed at local area events as well as at Safety Harbor's 3rd Fridays. Come out and see me the 3rd Friday of every month on Safety Harbor's Downtown, Main St. I'll be out there with our new addition to SH's Wellness Clinic, De'Nicea Hilton of Hilton Holistic Health. De'Nicea is an acupuncturist, herbalist and DOM. She specializes in pediatrics and women's health. I hope to see some fimiliar faces out at local area events and SH's 3rd Fridays too. And, I'm also really excited to meet some new faces as well. -Kim







Healing in the Harbor turned out to be a HUGE success yesterday.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Healing-in-the-Harborweb.jpgI spoke with so many people today. Forty people entered my drawing for a free craniosacral session and many, many more took my business cards and brochures. I talked nonstop about craniosacral therapy from 10 am - 4 pm and maybe even found some future places to practice where a craniosacral therapist is wanted as part of a team. In the space right next to me was a woman named Suzanne who lives in the West Chase area. She is originally from Chicago and was professionally trained in Brazil as a Soul Memory Integration specialist.  We were positioned under two huge oak trees.  She was amazingly gifted and gave non-stop readings pretty much the whole day. Suzanne said my table looked "moi" professional. Another blessing is that she asked me if I wanted to go out sometime. So, I think I might have met a new friend and we are also going to trade talents. In addition to Suzanne, I set up another trade with a local refIexologist who's orginally from Connecticut --yeah my home state.  Lots of other great things happened too: I was asked to join a networking group and be part of another natural health event at the end of May in Clearwater. Thank you to my brother, Fred Rabideau, his girlfriend, Jen Condran for coming out and having some fun with me. Love, Kim

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