Tag Archives: Psychotherapy

Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques

This gallery contains 2 photos.

The use of somatic treatments to address grief is both the unique factor and the integral part of the success of the Degriefing process. Treating the physical body is what differentiates Degriefing from other therapies that rely solely on talk … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To the Heart of the Matter – A Massage Experience

This gallery contains 1 photo.

All beings want to be happy and secure. All beings want to be free of pain and suffering. But how do we attain this ideal, earthly goal? Massage goes right to the heart of the matter. It can elevate us … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

This gallery contains 1 photo.

“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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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 … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Your Body Remembers – Childhood Issues Affect Adult Bodies

This gallery contains 2 photos.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Getting the Most from Your Massage – And Making the Most of Your Time

Initially, a stiff neck or an even stiffer schedule may have sent you to a massage therapist. But chances are your repeated returns will be a result of the overall sense of well-being you experience from this healing bodywork. At … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Missing Piece – Bodywork for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

It has only been within the past few decades that victims of childhood sexual abuse have gained recognition, validation, and appropriate treatment, but the process has been somewhat of a roller-coaster ride. From the mid-1970s into the 1980s, there was … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What am I Feeling? – The Healing Benefits of Massage

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Breath Within the Stone – Understanding the Healing Power of Rock, Part 1

Some of the most progressive healers in the world have begun using stones in their massage work — not to replace healing hands, but as an adjunct to traditional massage, facials and healing treatments of all kinds. Stone massage is … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments