The Wellness Room Miami

With Fernando Aria, Founder of Reiki Connection Miami and Wellness Room Miami, Reiki Master with over 23 years of experience, Certified Akashic Readings Consultant, Certified Hypnotherapist, meditation practitioner and facilitator, and active member of The International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

Can you provide a little background about yourself and how you entered the wellness space?

I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to Miami in 1989. I worked most of my life in management positions within the international transportation and logistics business which led me to have the opportunity to live in many different countries throughout Latin America and to travel extensively around the world. While in corporate, I always knew there was something more in store for me than the corporate world, and Wellness Room Miami was the answer.

In January 2018, I founded and opened Wellness Room Miami with the support of my family, as a space where clients could find proficient and certified holistic practitioners in a safe and professional environment and for it to become a place to build community. Almost four years ago and a pandemic in between, Wellness Room Miami has adapted and changed to accommodate the challenges the pandemic presented but keeping the same principles at our core.

What does wellness mean to you?

For me, wellness is an all-encompassing concept that includes looking after your physical, emotional, and spiritual self as a whole, not just your physical body which has been the overall emphasis of health in the past few hundred years. To no one is a secret that unchecked emotions can turn into disease, physical issues can turn into emotional issues. I often work and cooperate with other specialists to ensure my client receives an all-encompassing wellness portfolio to address all their needs.

For me, wellness should be more a preventive practice rather than an after-the-fact solution which is what seems many people tend to perceive it is: I am feeling overwhelmed, let me do some “wellness stuff” to get over it. That is certainly better than doing nothing, but what if you looked at the practices as something that will keep you well and balanced throughout, before the surface of the issues?

How did Wellness Room Miami come to be?

Wellness Room Miami came to be after I experienced a situation that made me re-look at my priorities and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. For a while I had said: When I retire it would be great to open a space for holistic practices, (which I had been involved and practicing for many years, but not for the public), and that day, what hit me was: Who says you will retire? Do it now, and that’s how it started.

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What services do you offer, and can you describe the healing benefits of each?

The services offered at Wellness Room Miami are:

Private Reiki Sessions and Reiki Certifications: In-Person and Online
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that helps clients physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Usui Reiki, the most prominent form of Reiki available around the world was created by Mikao Usui in 1922. Reiki is considered a form of complementary health. In other words, it works as an adjunct to conventional medical practices to improve overall wellbeing. Our clients report that the first effect of a Reiki session is usually deep relaxation, which helps you heal mind, body, and soul, and it has been found to help with:

  • Overall Wellbeing
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Reducing Pain
  • Reducing anxiety and providing relaxation
  • Eliminating toxins and reducing side effects of conventional treatments like radiation or chemotherapy.

Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regressions. Private sessions in person and online, and certifications for licensed professionals, (50 CE hours), and non-licensed professionals (IMDHA).

As a fully certified Hypnotherapist and Instructor, I will gently guide you through the process, assisting you to reach the hypnotic state so you can find a new perspective or make the necessary changes to move forward and live your best life. Through hypnotherapy, you can often identify or resolve issues that take a long time in traditional therapy in one or a few sessions. Bypassing the critical faculty of the conscious mind through guided relaxation and working with the subconscious makes it a much faster process. Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of hypnosis, and it is not intended to replace medical diagnoses or treatments. It works as an adjunct form of therapy to conventional medicine.

I had the opportunity to train and obtain my certification in past-life therapy directly with Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives Many Masters and many other books on the subject, and have firsthand seen the benefits of the practice to identify and resolve issues that might be there.

Past life regression is a therapeutic technique that utilizes hypnosis so you might directly remember or relive experiences from past lives. Through hypnosis and deep relaxation, we will access the subconscious mind allowing it to activate and take a more predominant role. While under hypnosis, you can remember everything at any time. You can be an active participant feeling the emotions, fully reliving the experience in all detail, or be there as an observer, as if watching a movie. While in trance you can also visit the in-between estate, where you might see yourself as what you are: a Soul learning different lessons through different incarnations.

Corporate Wellness Programs: In-Person and Online

My years in corporate allowed me to experience firsthand the issues affecting corporate leadership and employees: Stress, Anxiety, communication issues and that experience added to my certifications and experience in Wellness, meditation, and other holistic practices, allow me to comfortably and efficiently navigate both worlds: the business world and the wellness practices to provide fact-based and no-nonsense seminars and programs to corporations of all sizes, its employees and leadership teams.

Our corporate wellness programs are designed to help individuals work at their highest capacity, helping them manage and cope with the inherent stress of work, providing tools to reduce stress, remember the joy of being part of a team, and increase the emotional flexibility needed to be successful.

Our program’s main goal is to help companies reduce stress among their employees and leadership team. Less absenteeism, better teamwork, and a less stressed team positively affect productivity and attendance, directly contributing to the company’s bottom line and results.

Holistic Wellness Coaching: In-Person and Online

For those who might not be ready to experience the benefits of hypnosis or Reiki, I offer an extremely thorough nine weeks coaching program where we look at the issue or issues presented by the client in a holistic way and assist them in setting and achieving their desired goals. As a Holistic Wellness Coach, I will assist you to assess your current physical, emotional, and spiritual present state and help you set goals and specific actions to reach them at any one of these levels. I will help you with the development of sustainable strategies to bring overall wellness into your life.

As there are no two persons that are the same, my coaching sessions are personalized to you, but amongst some of the more frequent reasons that bring clients to my office are:

  •  Building a positive self-image
  •  Creating healthy eating habits
  •  Acceptance and self-love
  •  Stress management
  •  Relationship issues