Our Wellness Rx for 2012

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 changes you made. Think of your life as a book, move forward, close one chapterContinue reading “Our Wellness Rx for 2012”

The Energy of Weight – Managing Obesity, Part II

Understanding How It Works It would require an entire manual to catalog all the possible ways to work on weight, so let’s use a case study to act as a template of understanding for a step-by-step energetic approach. The Facts Suzy is a busy, 45-year-old executive. She has recently been gaining weight and seems unableContinue reading “The Energy of Weight – Managing Obesity, Part II”

Cultivating Diversity – Spreading The Bodywork Message To Minorities

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 class, and overwhelmingly white. “We’re at a time in the world where there needs toContinue reading “Cultivating Diversity – Spreading The Bodywork Message To Minorities”

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

Fitness is an important part of our lives and of our well-being, both physical and mental, and many Westerners are reconsidering spiritual fitness. In most Eastern approaches to health, spiritual well-being is intimately connected to one’s overall health at every level and to the world around us. As bodyworkers, we touch this truth daily–in ourContinue reading “Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being, Part I”

Dimensions of Holistic Massage – Beyond the Nuts and Bolts of Swedish, Part II

Before The Massage Remember that the session really begins at the moment the client walks through the door, at the first contact with you and your environment. Do you welcome the client warmly? Do you call him by name as he enters your space? Are you glad to see him? Does the client experience yourContinue reading “Dimensions of Holistic Massage – Beyond the Nuts and Bolts of Swedish, Part II”

Bodywork and Emotional Release

It started as a typical visit. Jennifer was seeking help for chronic low back and hip pain and over the course of several bodywork sessions, we worked to clear areas of tightness throughout her legs, hips, and lower back. But on this day, as I gently freed the side of her hip, her facial expressionContinue reading “Bodywork and Emotional Release”

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

Fitness is an important part of our lives and of our well-being, both physical and mental, and many Westerners are reconsidering spiritual fitness. In most Eastern approaches to health, spiritual well-being is intimately connected to one’s overall health at every level and to the world around us. As bodyworkers, we touch this truth daily–in ourContinue reading “Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being, Part I”

Freedom for Feelings – Bodywork and Emotional Release

It started as a typical visit. Jennifer was seeking help for chronic low back and hip pain and over the course of several bodywork sessions, we worked to clear areas of tightness throughout her legs, hips, and lower back. But on this day, as I gently freed the side of her hip, her facial expressionContinue reading “Freedom for Feelings – Bodywork and Emotional Release”