The Purification Lodge is a Native American Indian tradition that for centuries has been an important part of the Indigenous People’s culture and Earth-connected spirituality.
In the Native American tradition, the Inipi Sweat Lodge is a sacred space for cleansing, healing, intent, gratitude, and interrelation.
The purification ceremony takes place through four sweating rounds with each their specific focus. Inside the Lodge we use traditional herbs and pour water onto the hot stones. In-between rounds we exit the Lodge.
The essence of the Lodge is to honor and bring into focus the interrelated, interdependent, interconnected nature of Life.
During the winter months November through to March we conduct Purification Lodges on full moon days. We may conduct more Lodges.
Open Purification Lodges are announced on JOIN and on our Facebook page SUIKIDO DOJO
Gua Sha is a tissue therapeutic technique that is performed by sliding and rubbing an instrument with smooth edges on the surface of the skin.
The technique is applied to stimulate various parts and systems of the body; the skin, the lymphatic system, the connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, muscle fascia, blood flow, etc.
Gua Sha originates from the Classical Chinese Healing Arts and can be translated as meaning: “scraping out wind” or “scraping out impurities”. In Taoist Medicine “Wind” refers to one of the six pernicious influences.
During Suikido Spring Retreat we use Gua Sha tissue therapy in conjunction with sauna and skin cleaning protocols.