Monthly Archives: June 2011

Energy Work – Energy Healing

Energy healing is often discussed as a new, somewhat unexplainable therapy. Truth is, energy work is an effective bodywork that is as ancient as healing itself. The body is, after all, bioenergetic and seeks to maintain balance. Hippocrates, the father … Continue reading

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Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork

These are uncertain and unsettling times. It’s not just what is played out in the theater of world politics but the very nature of modern life with its ever-present shadow of uncertainty and threat that has produced a continuous low-grade … Continue reading

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Knee Deep in Pain – Promising Results for Treating Osteoarthritis

One of the most disabling chronic conditions for Americans is osteoarthritis. This slowly progressive degenerative disease is said to cause more physical limitation in adults than the diabetes and heart and lung diseases we see topping the health news these … Continue reading

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Embrace the Moment – Finding Peace in the Here and Now

The American Dream. This phrase draws people to our country by the thousands. The idea that greatness can be achieved, even when starting with nothing, is the touchstone of our Western culture. We live in a society where great value … Continue reading

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Your Body Remembers – Past Physical and Emotional Trauma

When your massage therapist sees you for the first time, it is likely that he or she may take a medical history. Over time, as you become more familiar with your massage therapist, there may be issues affecting your body … Continue reading

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Massage and Body Image

How much time do you spend thinking about your body? Are the thoughts positive or negative? Body image can be affected by tangible physical factors. In her book, Transforming Body Image (The Crossing Press, 1985), Dr. Marcia Hutchinson suggests body … Continue reading

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Weekend Warriors – Enhancing Performance with Massage and Bodywork

In June of this year, a medical team traded in their lab jackets for bicycle shorts to embark on the grueling Race Across America, a 2,922-mile course from San Diego, Calif., to Atlantic City, N.J. The goal of the team, … Continue reading

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Hands of Medicine – Oncology Patients Find Relief in Bodywork

It’s a typical day at the oncology clinic. Several patients distractedly thumb through magazines in the waiting room, not really interested in reading the pages. They wait anxiously for consultations and treatments. In one exam room, Susan, a 43-year-old artist … Continue reading

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The Body-Mind Connection: Part Two

Heal the mind, heal the body. Heal the body, heal the mind. The first step toward healing your body and your mind is literally at your fingertips: your fork and spoon. These are the most powerful tools you have to … Continue reading

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The Body-Mind Connection: Part One

Heal the mind, heal the body. Heal the body, heal the mind. We have all heard of the mind-body connection and how our thoughts affect the health of our body. It is true that our thoughts and beliefs are extremely … Continue reading

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