Chakra Massage – fingertips for the client

Yoga and its sister science ayurveda are based on keeping the body’s energy balanced and flowing. They value massage as an integral part of supporting that energy and maintaining overall well-being. Chakras (pronounced shah-cruhz, translates as wheels in Sanskrit, due to their spinning form) are a system of seven energy centers aligned along the spineContinue reading “Chakra Massage – fingertips for the client”

Massage as a Wellness Strategy – Partnering with Your Therapist Key to Best Results

Every now and then we all need a special treat. Here are some of my favorite indulgences, and I’ll go out on a limb to suggest that I’m probably not alone on some of these: – A big piece of cake (dark chocolate, with raspberry preserves oozing between the layers). – An evening with aContinue reading “Massage as a Wellness Strategy – Partnering with Your Therapist Key to Best Results”

Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil is a one-stop medicine chest. Numerous studies indicate that when combined with massage, lavender’s familiar scent reduces anxiety, fatigue, and stress and balances hormones, increases the immune response, lowers blood pressure, and relieves pain. Home Remedies To utilize lavender’s healing benefits at home, mix five to 10 drops of lavenderContinue reading “Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest”

Herbs & Aromatherapy as Anti-Inflammatories – Easing Aches and Pains

For soreness, aches and pains associated with exercise, some people use muscle rubs (often medicinal-smelling), aspirin or other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, while others just tough it out. These remedies can be quite costly, as well as having unpleasant side effects. Fortunately, these are not the only options. Herbs and their volatile aromatic oils —Continue reading “Herbs & Aromatherapy as Anti-Inflammatories – Easing Aches and Pains”

To the Heart of the Matter – A Massage Experience

All beings want to be happy and secure. All beings want to be free of pain and suffering. But how do we attain this ideal, earthly goal? Massage goes right to the heart of the matter. It can elevate us without alienating us from reality. Through massage, we can reach beyond the affliction of ourContinue reading “To the Heart of the Matter – A Massage Experience”

95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness

At the cusp of a new day, week, month or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.  We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.  This process of self-reflection helps usContinue reading “95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness”

Distant Healing and Research – A Mismatch or a New View?

Research into distant healing requires us to have new eyes. Furthermore, it may require a leap into the collective consciousness. And therein lies only one of many challenges facing researchers in their quest. Even the term “distant healing” reflects a response to the obstacles and objections within this field, for what we’re really referring toContinue reading “Distant Healing and Research – A Mismatch or a New View?”

Back, Neck and Shoulders: Under Pressure – Quick Massage Pick-Me-Ups while Sitting at a Desk

  When you sit at a desk, hunched over papers or a computer, your body tends to form a C shape. This slumped posture creates pressure on your back, neck and shoulders and can cause pinched muscles, fatigue and, if you’ve been reading a lot, eye strain. The following pick-me-ups will help break this tensionContinue reading “Back, Neck and Shoulders: Under Pressure – Quick Massage Pick-Me-Ups while Sitting at a Desk”

Ocean Essences – Energy Medicine from the Deep Blue Sea

“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” — Genesis 1:2 In the Beginning Spirit. God. Water. God’s spirit — moving through and on water. How powerful. We are familiar with the power of light — the power of the sun and its lesser lights, the moon and stars. Man isContinue reading “Ocean Essences – Energy Medicine from the Deep Blue Sea”

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 of Western medicine, called the body’s natural capacity to heal itself vis medicatrix naturae —Continue reading “Energy Work – Energy Healing”