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Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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With its simplicity and gentleness, reiki is capturing the attention of the traditional medical field as a practical, effective component of integrative care. Not all complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches are without contraindications, and some not so easily adapted … Continue reading

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Researching Reiki – Moving Energy Forward in the Scientific Realm

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With its simplicity and gentleness, Reiki is capturing the attention of the traditional medical field as a practical, effective component of integrative care. Not all complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches are without contraindications, and some not so easily adapted … Continue reading

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Creating Spirit Through Structure and Energy – Is It Part of Our Future?

Looking at the evolution of modern massage therapy over the last 40 years shows both an exponential growth and subsequent factioning of modalities within the larger parent field. We need only look at the internally divided camps of certain bodywork … Continue reading

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Flower Essences – Bouquets of Emotional and Life Path Support

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The harmonizing and healing properties of flowers have been acknowledged and utilized throughout history. The ancient Egyptians as well as the Australian Aboriginals made use of flowers to heal the emotions. In the 16th century, Paracelsus described collecting dew from … Continue reading

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Journaling – Words from the Heart

  The attic of the mind is full of clutter, bits and pieces of to-do lists, fragments of conversations gone wrong, fears of the future and regrets from the past, cherished memories and hopeful dreams. What do you do with … Continue reading

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Revisiting Our Trauma

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Grief is the most available, untapped, emotional resource for personal transformation. –Lyn Prashant One of my favorite professional endeavors is teaching a class on the somatic aspects of grief. I present my Degriefing work at the University of California Berkeley, … Continue reading

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A Pilgrim in Your Body – Energy Healing and the Spiritual Process

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Whether you use energy work as part of your personal practice or as a healing modality in your work with others, it can evoke changes in consciousness and perspective that are best understood in the context of the human spiritual … Continue reading

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Remedies from the Earth – Medicinal Muds and Healing Clays

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Mud is one of the oldest beauty treatments in the world. Not the kind washed into the street after a rainstorm, but the medicinal mud and healing clay varieties found in estuaries or harvested from underground veins. In fact, healing … Continue reading

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Why is the Science of Psychology important for Spas │ The Science of Wellbeing

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My colleagues in the spa industry sometimes ask me why I focus so much on the science of psychology.  In fact, people often assume that if I am studying psychology I must be preparing myself to leave the world of … Continue reading

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The Lactic Acid Debate – somatic research

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True or false: massage after exercise assists in the removal of lactic acid. Answer: false. The research overwhelming refutes this commonly held and frequently exclaimed belief. The lactic acid debate has raged for a century, and for the past two … Continue reading

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