Moving Through Life Toward Health

We’re busier than ever with longer workdays, less leisure time, shorter lunch hours, longer commutes, and more demands than ever before. We may even be in a job that doesn’t fulfill us, yet we spend most of our time there. When the day ends, we have almost no energy left to do what we enjoy.Continue reading “Moving Through Life Toward Health”

Healing Touch for Animals – Energy Work for Our Companions

For my friend, Amber, a Gifted Animal Healer — I didn’t know other people couldn’t see energy until I was 30 years old,” says Carol Komitor, creator of Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) and the Komitor Healing Method. This extraordinary ability to see energy fields has allowed her to help many people and pets, includingContinue reading “Healing Touch for Animals – Energy Work for Our Companions”

The Transformative Power of Trauma – From Damaged Goods to an Empowered Life

Phyllis “I call it my shark bite,” Phyllis says, whose entire left side from breast to lower abdomen has scars from five operations, all of which occurred within one year as the result of migrating cancer and other complications. One-quarter of her lung, four ribs, part of her breast and its surrounding tissue, her uterus,Continue reading “The Transformative Power of Trauma – From Damaged Goods to an Empowered Life”

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey of CAM use by Americans, showed that approximately 38 percent of adults use CAM. This fact sheet presents an overview of CAM, types of CAM, summary information on safety andContinue reading “What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?”

Chakra Balancing Massage – A Blend of Bodywork, Reflexology, and Energy Work

The Chakra Balancing Massage includes deep-tissue massage, foot reflexology, and subtle energy work. This ritual connects clients with something familiar like massage, while also introducing them to the less well-known aspects of energy work. As a result, clients come away with a greater appreciation for the interwoven aspects of their mind, body, and spirit, andContinue reading “Chakra Balancing Massage – A Blend of Bodywork, Reflexology, and Energy Work”

Awakening the Senses, Awakening to Who We Are – How to Focus in the Moment

Awareness is about focusing our attention — specifically, it is about focusing in the moment. Awareness is a commitment to being present both to our external and internal environment, to our bodies and to our lives. We are used to defining ourselves through our senses, by what and who we pay attention to and withContinue reading “Awakening the Senses, Awakening to Who We Are – How to Focus in the Moment”

Wheels of Light – Clearing, Balancing & Connecting Chakras

If you’ve never felt energy before, this is a good place to start. Rub your hands vigorously and firmly together until some heat is generated. Then, as if you were washing your hands, spread the warmth of this hot qi (energy) over the backs of the hands and the fingers. Close your eyes and allowContinue reading “Wheels of Light – Clearing, Balancing & Connecting Chakras”

Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork

These are uncertain and unsettling times. It’s not just what is played out in the theater of world politics but the very nature of modern life with its ever-present shadow of uncertainty and threat that has produced a continuous low-grade “fight-or-flight” anxiety as the basal pulse of our normal human condition. Psychologist Miriam Greenspan describesContinue reading “Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork”

The Power of Self-Healing – A Client’s Journey to Wellness

Following a hit-and-run, head-on car collision in 1997, I joined the ranks of millions of Americans living with chronic pain. Turning to both the conventional and complementary healthcare system, I soon found myself spinning through a nightmare common to those seeking chronic pain relief. I was misdiagnosed, refused tests, dismissed as a hypochondriac, physically injured,Continue reading “The Power of Self-Healing – A Client’s Journey to Wellness”

Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork

These are uncertain and unsettling times. It’s not just what is played out in the theater of world politics but the very nature of modern life with its ever-present shadow of uncertainty and threat that has produced a continuous low-grade “fight-or-flight” anxiety as the basal pulse of our normal human condition. Psychologist Miriam Greenspan describesContinue reading “Living in Difficult Times – Sanctuary in Bodywork”