Monthly Archives: September 2011

Do it Yourself Trigger Point (a/k/a Muscle Knot) Therapy

If you’ve ever received professional trigger point therapy, you may be baffled at how it works. A therapist explores painful areas on the body with fingertips, searching for sore, tender trigger points. Once the trigger point is found, the therapist … Continue reading

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Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Session

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Most massage aficionados remember the trepidation that came with their first massage. What should I expect? Will I have to take off my clothes? How much do I tip? For relative newcomers to massage, the prospect of those first visits … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Breathe Out – The Sensation of Breathing

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Breathing is the first action we take as an autonomous being, and we continue to do so until we give up this body. From the first breath to the last, we exist dependent upon an energetic exchange between inner and … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging

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“The aging of the U.S. population is one of the major public health challenges of the 21st century. With more than 70 million baby boomers in the United States poised to join the ranks of those aged 65 or older, … Continue reading

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Baby Your Back Pain with Massage!

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Anyone with recurring, unyielding back problems knows the beast that is called back pain. While most of us have experienced back pain that comes from overexertion or muscle pulls, the effects of back pain for many can be debilitating, excruciating, … Continue reading

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No Sweat! – The Many Benefits of Sauna Bathing

When you’re exercising or working diligently, you probably give little thought to the perspiration your body is emitting (except for acknowledging the need for a shower afterward). But behind that odor and sticky shirt are immeasurable benefits for body, mind, … Continue reading

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The Breath Within the Stone – Understanding the Healing Power of Rock, Part II

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Textural Distinction Some stones have a slightly more velvet surface with some non-abrasive edges, while others are silky smooth and perfectly round. It’s like the distinction between velvet and silk. The textured, velvet surfaces are perfect for deep massage as … Continue reading

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The Breath Within the Stone – Understanding the Healing Power of Rock, Part 1

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Some of the most progressive healers in the world have begun using stones in their massage work — not to replace healing hands, but as an adjunct to traditional massage, facials and healing treatments of all kinds. Stone massage is … Continue reading

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Listening to Your Body – Movement Is Medicine

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” — Carol Welch, movement educator If we listen, our bodies have a great deal of valuable information to share with us. Our bodies can teach … Continue reading

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HOF’s BLOG . . . Massage Medicine: Healing Mind, Body & Spirit

Welcome to the Hands-of-Faith Blog entitled, MASSAGE MEDICINE: Healing, Mind, Body & Spirit where you will find articles that may challenge your current ideas about healthy thinking, living and being; where you will be the first to learn about upcoming … Continue reading

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