Massage

Oct

Self Massage – Abhyanga

Fall is a most excellent time to employ the Ayervedic self care treatment called Abhyanga.  This daily self-massage is best done in a warm bathroom, prior to a shower or bath. The benefits include : Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology Calming for the nerves Lubrication of the joints Increased mental alertness Improved ...

Jan

We've all heard the familiar airline safety spiel about securing your own mask before assisting others. We've also heard the old adage about knowing how to love yourself first before attempting to know how to give love to others, or expect to know how to receive love from others. Both ...

Jan

Integrative and Therapeutic, Defined

I am often asked what 'integrative' and 'therapeutic' mean, especially in terms of bodywork and massage, but also related to nutrition and overall health. Integrative refers to a full spectrum of modalities I employ in my sessions, that address both the energetic and structural aspects ...

Dec

Stress is largely caused by external factors, such as work duties or environment, relationships, finances, and others that produce and contribute to internal stress indicators [which are reviewed below].  Our bodies have not been able to keep up with the exponential 'progress' that is happening around us through industry and  modernization . We work longer hours, have more responsibilities, are ...

Dec

If you are coming in for your first massage, or it has been awhile [over a year], you may want to know how to best prepare for and enjoy your session, not to mention how to make it last. Prior to your session, please consider the following. If you have had a long day, just worked out, or are otherwise covered ...

Dec

Re-Membering and Becoming Whole!

Coming back to a self care practice can bring up a lot of emotions.   After a hiatus, for whatever reasons, it is really important to bring self love and compassion to your experience. Often, after my clients have been too busy, distracted, or have slipped back into 'people pleasing' [care-giving for others, but not themselves] they find themselves saying 'how ...

Dec

Pain Management Tools

Pain is debilitating. It keeps us from doing what we want to do, and what we need to do for ourselves. One client, in rehabilitation from knee replacement, avoids much needed daily stretching because it is so uncomfortable and painful.  After stategizing that she could do some more active stretching after her daily dog-walk, when she is warmed up already, ...

Dec

Body Sense Magazine : Fall 2011

Jul

So, why would anyone need to learn to 'receive'? Simply, we live in a very extroverted, yang, work oriented culture, and we don't know how to be at rest.  There is a range of holding in the body that persists despite the fact that you are lying on a massage table and don't have to lift a finger. We engage ...

Jul

BodySense Magazine Summer 2011 Please enjoy this free resource!

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