Tag Archives: Bodywork

Element Energy Tune-Up – Quick Tips to Balance the Body and Mind

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Unseen energy flows throughout our bodies. These energy flows are the basis for China‘s acupuncture and India‘s ayurvedic medical systems. Randolph Stone, an osteopathic physician, explored these energy systems in the early 20th century, ultimately developing his own understanding of … Continue reading

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Touching Heaven – Bodywork and the Realm of the Incredible: A Therapist’s Viewpoint

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“There is but one temple in the Universe and that is the human body. Nothing is holier than that high form. We touch heaven, when we lay our hand upon the human body.” — Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher Heaven, according … Continue reading

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Heal Grief Mindfully – Free Yourself From The Emotion

My friend Ellie and I were driving to the beach when she asked me to pull over. She was experiencing sharp pain in her chest. We stayed quiet as she put her hand to her heart and focused on her … Continue reading

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Your Body Remembers – Childhood Issues Affect Adult Bodies

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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. What’s in it for You? Everything!

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It could be that ache in your back, or that pain in your hip. It could be what the doctor prescribes for your postsurgical recovery. It could be because your 10 work deadlines, five appointments, and three kids’ soccer games … Continue reading

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Making Resolutions Last – News Note

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In the New Year, 40 percent of Americans will resolve to exercise more, 13 percent will vow to eat better, and 7 percent will resolve to cut back on tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, or other drugs, according to a survey conducted … Continue reading

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More Than A Luxury – The Lifelong Value of Massage Therapy

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One of the most frequently asked questions regarding massage therapy is if it’s worth the expense? Massage is not just a simple back rub, nor is it just a “luxury” or occasional “treat.” Research tells us that massage therapy is … Continue reading

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Body Inventory – Tips to De-stress

The ability to recognize how your body reacts to stressors in your life can be a powerful skill. However, most people are more aware of the weather, the time of day, or their bank balance than they are of their … Continue reading

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Cultivating Diversity – Spreading The Bodywork Message To Minorities

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Victoria Robertson, a Boulder, Colorado, based certified massage therapist and until recently head of a massage school in nearby Broomfield, took a look at her students and noticed how very much they resembled her massage clients: mostly female, mostly middle … Continue reading

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What am I Feeling? – The Healing Benefits of Massage

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Touch. We come into this world being touched, and we hopefully can leave being touched. Whatever our experiences in this life, touch is usually involved in some form. Each time we are touched, the emotions related to that touch are … Continue reading

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