WHO’S WHO: Janet Rendell, Let Me Hear Your Body Talk!
By Mike Butler
Does your body talk? What does it say if it does?
Have you every looked at someone and been able to know how they’re feeling based on their body language? Of course you have because anyone with a visible injury, someone who might be grieving, exercising etc., all display how their body is feeling. Your body has a language and yes your body talks and there are people out there who specialize in listening to how bodies talk.
Janet Rendell, The Bodytalker, recently contacted me and invited me to a Body Talk session to get the ins and outs of this rather fascinating practice.
Janet grew up in Halifax, moved to the Annapolis Valley in 2006, and her career has been in the retail sector for 38 years. One day Janet was pondering life and asked a question, “Is this it? Is this what life’s all about? I get up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, eat supper, look after family, go to bed, get up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, eat supper, look after family, go to bed, get up… There must be more! But what?” Janet soon found her calling in the art of BodyTalk and Aromatouch therapy. She states, “Two years ago, I landed at Namaste Esperanza in Newport, Nova Scotia. Kelley Burry took me under her wing and introduced me to the BodyTalk System. Since then I have become a Certified BodyTalk and Aromatouch Therapy Practitioner, and have Reiki Level 1 & 2 and 1st level EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) certification.”
Energy Healing has changed Janet’s life and those lives of her clients. She facilitates the process of bringing out your body’s awareness of where there are energy blocks in your body (which she believes cause disease and discomfort) and how to release these blocks, aiming to aid in bringing health, wellness, and balance to your life.
BodyTalk aims to restore the balance and communication of your body, allowing for a natural element of healing. According to the BodyTalk philosophy, physical, emotional, and environmental stress can cause communication breakdowns within our bodies and BodyTalk asks your body which parts and which systems need better communication, using a tapping technique to restore that communication. The BodyTalker does a tapping with their fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through the emotions created from past memories and experiences. While focusing on an emotion like fear or anxiety, or a bad memory, or an unresolved problem, or anything else that’s bothering you, by tapping on these meridian points she aims to access your body’s energy, restoring it to a balanced state.
Besides my BodyTalk session, Janet also performed an Aromatherapy session that was like a little piece of heaven right here on earth! The dōTERRA ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. We live in such stressful times with too many things to do, not enough time, not enough rest, too much debt, disease, discomfort, work, anxiety, depression, expectations, just to name a few and the Aromatherapy was a beautiful, relaxing experience wherein I just relaxed and floated away from it all. If the BodyTalk didn’t speak to you, then please take on the Aromatherapy!
On living in the Valley, Janet says, “What I absolutely love about living in the Valley is that there are so many peaceful places to walk and connect with nature. I love horses and drive by farms to see them. Wolfville is such a dog-friendly town, I don’t spend enough time there. The farm markets are fantastic and in all honesty with the hard-working farmers and farmland, we could be a totally self-sufficient community. Then there’re the people! Let’s just say there is no better place to live.”