Tag Archives: Emotion

Soothing the Season – Natural Remedies to Ease Holiday Stress

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As the holiday season approaches, your task list may begin to overwhelm you. There are office parties, social engagements, gift buying, children’s recitals, holiday meals, travel, and financial decisions — all tapping on your shoulder and demanding attention. Where do … 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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Intuition 101 – Polishing your Intuition

We’ve all heard stories about people whose “bad feeling” led them to cancel a flight, only to discover later that the plane crashed. That’s intuition. Your experiences with intuition might not be so dramatic, but they’re no less valid. Maybe … 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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Our Wellness Rx for 2012

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This brand New Year gives us the opportunity to begin anew in many ways.  From a holistic perspective we like to take the opportunity to renew our mind, body and spirit. “Don’t live in the past, thinking about mistakes or … Continue reading

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Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being, Part II

Continued from Friday . . . “In both Buddhist psychology and Western experiential therapy, this process of experiencing and accepting the changing stream of sensations is central to the alchemy of transformation,” writes Tara Brach, PhD, a clinical psychologist and … 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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Breathe Into Your Massage – As You Tune Into Your Breath, Notice Your Body

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Elaine was having trouble relaxing. And while I don’t command my clients to relax, I found her constant talking distracting. As the session continued, her body grew more tense, not because she was in pain, but because she was talking … Continue reading

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Massage and Bodywork – Seasonal Self-Care

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If you look at the natural world around you, you’ll be surprised by what it can teach you about your own self-care. We can attune to the cycle of the seasons, letting that awareness bring a healthy balance of self-care … Continue reading

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