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Walking Meditation

  To perform meditation, you do not necessarily need to be seated in the lotus position. You can be cycling, running, walking etc. Walking meditation instructions: 1.  Take a few long, slow and deep breaths. As you exhale, let go of all tension I’ll let your attention flow deep into your belly, legs and feet.…

In a world of disconnection ….

  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Twitter Instagram, and Google+, etc.  Yes, there is some value to these social media platforms for business, but do we need them so much for our personal lives? I fear we are living in a world where real connections are a thing of the past.  Whatever happened to talking to people face…

Corporate Massage v. Independent Massage

  I have worked and have had massages in many different massage environments.  With few exceptions, and not just because I happen to be an independent massage therapist, I would choose an independent massage therapist over a corporate chain/spa environment. Here are just a few reasons why I choose and promote seeking an independent massage therapist.…

Thailand 2014

This year my vacation began with Asia, specifically Thailand: Bangkok and ChangMai.  Below is a snippet of some of the vacation. Bangkok was like any other big city in that it was crowded and the traffic congestion was terrible. What else can you expect in a country of nine million people?  Most of the time…

Bali 2014

We spent the last 2 weeks of our vacation in Ubud, Bali.  We chose Ubud because it is the cultural center of Bali and is famous as an arts and crafts area.  To our delight, much of Ubud and nearby villages seem to consist of artist’s workshops and galleries.  Some artist compounds were quite large,…

Toxins?

Toxin Release Most people that get massage or some other kind of bodywork hear that they need to drink lots of water afterward to help flush out the released “toxins.”  Well as a curious consumer, you want to know what those toxins are, and what the reasoning behind the extra water intake is.  If you…

Recommended HEALTHY Reading!

  8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Remember When It Didn’t Hurt – by Esther Gokhale, L.Ac.:  A book about improving posture and treating pain. The Alexander Technique: How to Use Your Body Without Stress – by Wilfred Barlow and Nikolaas Timbergren:  An updated edition of the classic F.M. Alexander’s technique for successful body mechanics…

Self Help Massage Tools!

In between massage sessions, here a few tools you can use: Here is a partial list of body tools – (self help devices that allow you to do body work (massage, acupressure) without the need of assistance). TheraCane – An acupressure tool that loosens tight, painful muscular areas.  You use leverage and slight downward pull…