Krista L Hall, RN
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Reiki Master Teacher
My first career goal in life was to be an artist. My second was to be a nurse. I am a nurse and a healing arts practitioner of Energy medicine. This has been a continuing journey on the path of health and wellness. Healing Touch and Reiki are integrative health practices that blend with traditional healthcare. Healing Touch and Reiki use light gentle touch or near body touch to clear, balance, energize and support the human energy system to facilitate our innate tendency for balance and self-healing for the whole person: mind, body and spirit, and emotion. Through intention and unconditional love the healing space becomes sacred and allows movement towards balance, harmony and healing. Energy medicine and Healing Touch are vehicles with which I create an optimal environment. Education and self-care homework are part of this experience for you.
With my nursing background and relationship with Frederick’s medical community I have had the opportunity to work with the Wellness Center at FMH to co-coordinate an energy therapy healing program with their director at that time. Working together, the Reiki program at the FMH Cancer OutPT Center was started and still is in existence today, as well as providing volunteer Healing Touch and Reiki support to inpatients at FMH working with Cancer patients and providing support for patients and nursing staff.
I was responsible with my fellow practitioner to work with the Susan B Komen Foundation of Maryland to write a $5.000.00 grant and we were awarded the grant to the Wellness Center where 16 patients were offered Healing Touch or Reiki interventions to help support mind, body, spirit during cancer treatments and those completing post treatment phase. I was very proud and grateful that we were able to serve these patients at such a vulnerable time in their lives. Our time spent inpatient was very gratifying also knowing we were helping to reduce pain and anxiety, promote healing and allow for better rest and mobility when able. I am a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor with the Healing Touch program. The Healing Touch Program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association, and provides continuing education and is the only energy medicine program credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Council and the Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) credential has become the first Energy Medicine profession to achieve accreditation through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), to promote excellence in the field.
I have over 15 years of energy medicine experience working with many who have had cancer diagnosis, suffering with grief and loss, and major life transitions of any kind, such as new babies, new spouses, employment and stressful environments at work and home. I very much look forward to meeting you soon.
Debra Parsons, CA, CRM
My father, who is my friend and mentor, was an international airplane pilot. I grew up exploring the world with him. I immersed myself in new places, trying new foods, learning about the customs of many world cultures and exploring their holistic medical practices and various healing modalities. I was first exposed to essential oils in Egypt where the smell of Jasmine Sambac essential oil was in the beautiful fresh flower necklaces I wore around my neck. I fell in love with Sandalwood in India, Lavender in France, Bergamot and Neroli in Italy and Chamomile in Germany.
My essential oil journey took me down another path as an adult when, after having children, we battled a plethora of allergies, asthma, hay fever and various respiratory and immune symptomology. I furthered my education by taking certification courses for Clinical Aromatherapy. I began researching the effects of therapeutic/chemical grade Essential Oils on the human body and its immune system and exploring less toxic household remedies and disinfectants. I learned the absolute importance of using the purest medicinal grade essential oils as well as their proper application and use.
Essential oils have replaced most medicines and chemicals that were in my home and are now in my soaps, cleaners, detergents, and personal care items. Through my experience and professional education I began to see how much this information helped family, friends, clients and patients. I started a company named My Pure Harmony, an all-natural organic company that’s goal has been met; to make products that eliminate that use of toxins and bring health and wellness to our bodies and homes.
As a certified clinical aromatherapist, I sought ways to enhance the healing properties of essential oils. Aroma Touch works to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response and autonomic imbalance. Aroma-Reiki is gentle and nurturing, yet powerful in its ability to replace difficult emotional energy with a sense of abiding peace. Combining these practices with essential oils created for therapeutic applications, can create a profound healing experience. They promote the release of emotions, accelerate wound healing and produce a feeling of mental clarity and calmness. In their practice, I see a beautiful example of God’s healing and love.