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Real healing!

These days there is a booming healing business. You can’t name it, you’ll find it. I know that I’m part of it, although I don’t consider myself a healer. People come to me to help me heal their ailments whatever they may be. They heard stories from their friends, they read about it on internet or they talked with me personally. So now they think Medical Qi Gong will get rid of their disease. And it does, don’t get me wrong. But in a very different way than we might think.

Real healing is not about trying to get rid of things. It’s not about “Oh I will do some exercises and I’ll finally be free of this pain, headache, depression, anxiety, … Fill in the blank for yourself. It’s not about fighting against it, getting rid of it or doing something about it.

Real healing starts when we become aware of all the ways we are fighting against our pain, our disease, our condition. Real healing starts when we dare to let go of the suppressing, the numbing of our feelings and sensations. Real healing starts when we start to open up. And that’s exactly what Medical Qi Gong aims for. By become aware of your body, by centering yourself. There will be discomfort, there will be wanting to get rid of that, there will be fear, there wil be frustration, there will be sadness. But there also will be happiness, joy, wonderment, a sense of accomplishment. One not better than the other but all to be allowed in the space that is you. That’s real healing! Allowing all that is there at any given moment.

Allowing the pain, at the same time allowing the part of you that wants to get rid of it, allowing the fear that you’re not able to handle this, allowing all the sensations you feel in your body. Being with it. All of it.

That’s what is meant by “finding your center”. That physical and mental state where allowing happens and real healing takes place. By you, not by me! You are the real healer here, I’m only a guide on your way.



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From now on Qi-Massage available!

I’m happy to announce that from now on QiFlow will also be offering Qi-Massages. Our massage table has been delivered and is ready to receive its first clients.

Qi-Massage is a gentle massage that is designed to help the body find its center. It uses soft pressure on certain points along the meridians to realign your body and to let your energy flow again. Like Thai Massage, Qi-Massage doesn’t use oil but contrary to Thai Massage it doesn’t use stretches or twists. Pain, stagnation and weakness are adressed in a soft, non-painful way adapted to the physical condition of the receiver.

Qi-massage is a very powerful healing tool especially when combined with QiGong practice.

Interested? Contact Ils for your appointment!

When? Only on appointment
Where? In the QiFlow Studio, Dianysadon 14, Sitia
Price? 60€ for 1h
50€ for QiFlow class pass holders

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Your Body like a Mosaic?

While I was going through the pictures I took during my travels in Turkey, the picture of the mosaic you see on top of the post got me thinking. Don’t you think it’s amazing how all those little pieces, perfectly placed, give rise to the most amazing forms and images? At the same time, you can’t look at one piece only, without losing the whole.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this concept is deeply understood. Contrary to Western Medicine, they don’t look at the body one piece at the time. The body is considered a whole and to treat one piece you have to treat the whole.

In our Medical Qigong practice we do the same. We practice to bring back balance to the mosaic of our body. We learn to look at that amazing form in its entirety. We begin to understand where certain habits, in posture, motion or thinking, distort the image and lead to discomfort or disease. Change the habits, adjust the whole and the pieces will fall into their natural place. Qi flows and you are that radiant, beautiful form you were meant to be.


PS: Get to know your own mosaic during our open classes every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday or contact Ils for private classes.