Category Archives: Integrative Shiatsu

Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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With its simplicity and gentleness, reiki is capturing the attention of the traditional medical field as a practical, effective component of integrative care. Not all complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches are without contraindications, and some not so easily adapted … Continue reading

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Reiki, Simple and Profound – A Balancing Practice for Client and Therapist

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What is reiki, how does it work, and how can it benefit bodywork practitioners, both personally and professionally? The concept for this article began with a newly published book, written by reiki master Pamela Miles, simply titled Reiki: A Comprehensive … Continue reading

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Easing the Menopausal Journey – Life Span

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After months of hot flashes, fatigue, and irritability, oftentimes the last thing a woman in the throes of menopause wants is to be touched. Yet, this is exactly when a woman needs to experience touch, especially massage and bodywork. When … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Look at Energy Work

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Like a first kiss, I will never forget my first experience with energy work. I had only been exposed to the massage and bodywork profession for one month before attending a polarity conference, in Colorado. I had done my homework, … Continue reading

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Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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With its simplicity and gentleness, Reiki is capturing the attention of the traditional medical field as a practical, effective component of integrative care. Not all complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches are without contraindications, and some not so easily adapted … Continue reading

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40 Quotes to Help You Follow Your Passion

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No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it.  Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long … Continue reading

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Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques

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The use of somatic treatments to address grief is both the unique factor and the integral part of the success of the Degriefing process. Treating the physical body is what differentiates Degriefing from other therapies that rely solely on talk … Continue reading

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Grief and Degrief, Part 2 – Degriefing the Body & Mind with Psychosomatic Semantics

The language of our culture is full of sentiments acknowledging how we feel after a loss. The term “heartache” and the phrase “I’m so sad, it hurts” immediately come to mind. Grief is the body’s response to loss, and we … Continue reading

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Free the Body of Sadness – Putting the Pieces Back Together After a Life-Changing Event

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Job loss, death, divorce, break-ups, financial strain, and the many challenges life presents are painful and tramautic. Sadness is stored within our bodies, sometime long after we think we’ve moved on. Addressing the issues in the tissues can in fact … Continue reading

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A Pilgrim in Your Body – Energy Healing and the Spiritual Process

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Whether you use energy work as part of your personal practice or as a healing modality in your work with others, it can evoke changes in consciousness and perspective that are best understood in the context of the human spiritual … Continue reading

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