Jasper business helps shift livesFebruary 3, 2020
By ALLEN LAMAN
JASPER — Denise Schnell believes in the power of her craft. And she believes it can help you.
“In my opinion, I think all of us need each other to help each other,” said Schnell, who owns of LIFEshift discover JOY in Jasper. “And for those who are looking for a natural way to make positive changes in their life, this is the place to come. Because you have several different choices and again, I cannot promote enough the holistic aspect of it.”
Since August, LIFEshift has operated at 205 Main St. in a space shared with Total Body Thermography & Wellness, another local, holistic health service. Prior to that, Schnell set up in other spaces across the city.
A former preschool teacher, the Jasper native has always carried a desire to help and educate others. Like other holistic practitioners, her approach is unique.
“Everyone’s unique,” Schnell said. “Even those who have taken the same training pick up on different things.”
LIFEshift offers a variety of services and products, including a personalized coaching session, reflexology, an oil- and reiki-infused relaxation experience on a massage table, and dōTERRA essential oil education.
During the coaching sessions, guests are guided through the development of their own unique road map to a joy-filled life. In a business questionnaire, Schnell wrote that throughout the session, energy shifts are made in the subconscious and cellular levels of the body.
“With the help of specialized muscle testing, I’ll help you release the unwanted and infuse the positive, high vibrational energy to your core being,” she wrote. “With permission, we’ll age-recess to discover past trauma so it can be healed and released at the root.”
This, Schnell said, helps break old cycles and lead her clients forward.
Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body, Schnell wrote in the questionnaire. It relieves stress and tension, improves nerve and blood supply and promotes the unblocking of nerve impulses, and helps nature to normalize.
Schnell has been a holistic practitioner for more than 15 years. Her uncle was a chiropractor and she grew up around a natural philosophy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education; is a consultant, facilitator and trainer versed in 3 in 1 Concepts; is a Reiki Master; and has studied with the International Institute of Reflexology, Louise Hay, Eckert Tolle, the Teaching of Abraham, and Hopi Native American Teachings.
Schnell considers herself a lifelong learner and is always open to discovering new holistic practices.
She sees the importance of Western medicine, but she sees her practice as a way of helping people in other ways. She does not diagnose, prescribe or treat any specific condition.
“Holistic is natural,” she said. “That’s the best way to put it. What are the natural things that we can do to help make this world a better place? That’s what holistic is about. And people are seeking it because they want more options, I think.”
Her dream is for Western medicine and holistic practitioners to become allies and work together.
Schnell is a lifelong resident of Dubois County and lives in Jasper with her husband, Larry, and their family.
They have three children, Natasha of Los Angeles; Emily, who is a student studying social work at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville; and Amanda, who is a Junior at Jasper High School.
LIFEshift appointments can be scheduled online at www.lifeshift.online and by phone at 639-8356.
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