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

“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 to science, is not demonstrable. But we know, both as givers and receivers of bodywork,Continue reading “Touching Heaven – Bodywork and the Realm of the Incredible: A Therapist’s Viewpoint”

Innate Health – A New Way to Look at Life and Avoid Burnout

Massage therapy and prevention research are both professions assisting others to higher health. Fortunately for us, insights from prevention research–a field that attempts to identify the best ways to prevent negative outcomes related to social, physical, mental health, and safety issues–may also prove extremely beneficial to massage therapy. Its approach to innate health provides aContinue reading “Innate Health – A New Way to Look at Life and Avoid Burnout”

The Mind-Body Link – A Discussion with Chopra Center’s Dr. David Simon

Journalist Loolwa Khazzoom traveled recently to San Diego to speak with David Simon, MD–co-founder, CEO, and medical director of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing–about the concepts in his book, Free to Love, Free to Heal (Chopra Center Press, 2009). In it, Simon addresses the connection between emotions and physical health. In this conversation, Simon sharesContinue reading “The Mind-Body Link – A Discussion with Chopra Center’s Dr. David Simon”