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Let massage therapy turn your pond into a river

March 27, 2015

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Let massage therapy turn your pond into a river by Shannon Tinder — Come walk along the river with me. The birds are diving down to feed on fish as we brush past the vibrant shrubs and grasses growing along the banks, drinking of the fresh river water. Sounds of the gentle currents soothe our minds. […]

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Why Thai massage?

January 4, 2015

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Why Thai massage? by Loren Evans —  In our world is a country where massage is core to the culture, society and family, and that country is Thailand. At birth, children are often given massages by their mother and father, and massage treatments continue as they grow. Then something magical happens — the children start […]

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The power of balance — Rolfing®

September 24, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  There is no escaping that we live in a gravitational field. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., understood that poor postural alignment was the major cause of gravitational stress in the body. She believed gravity could promote balance and ease stress if a person’s body was in proper relationship with it. Over 50 […]

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The ins and outs of your neck

August 14, 2013

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by Roxann Christensen —  Before taking a single class in bodywork, I offered to gently massage the neck of a woman who was in obvious pain. A few minutes later, she spoke excitedly about the sudden improvement in her vision. Without the knowledge to understand her response at the time, I was surprised by her […]

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Reflexology — healthy feet, healthy body

July 27, 2013

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by Fatina Hijab —  The art of reflexology has a definite place in our modern world. Human feet are equipped with curves, nerves, muscles and bones of many shapes and sizes. Although our ancestors walked the earth with bare feet, we have embraced paved streets that cause our arches to collapse and tortuous, tight-fitting shoes […]

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Rolfing® — The touch that invokes health

July 19, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Dr. Ida P. Rolf, the founder of rolfing/structural integration said, “So many therapies are striking at the pattern of disease, instead of supporting the pattern of health. One of the things that you [as rolfers] must always emphasize is that you are not practitioners curing disease; you are practitioners invoking health.” […]

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Real superheroes: massage therapists

July 1, 2013

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by Dannette Hunnel —  Imagine, if you will, a culture of loose-limbed and limp-wristed inhabitants, pleasant and carefree without the need for drugs or alcohol. A euphoric society completely decaffeinated and stress free, where the only snap, crackle and pop you hear comes from your cereal. Car exhaust and factory output are replaced with the […]

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Reflexology reduces migraines

May 7, 2013

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by Donna Vogel —  Reflexology is the science of dealing with reflex points on the feet, hands, ears and body that mirror all the organs and glands of the body. By stimulating these points, reflexology opens blocked energetic pathways, enabling the body to begin healing itself. As a student of reflexology, I am thrilled to […]

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Rolfing® creates powerful, far-reaching changes

May 5, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk — Rosemary Feitis writes in the forword of Dr. Ida P. Rolf’s book, Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being (1989), “The technique [of rolfing] is powerful, and the resultant changes are far-reaching. Rolfing enters into the body’s process and changes its course. […]

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Gentle and effective Bowen Technique: Revolutionizing healing

May 5, 2013

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by Valerie Corbin —  Developed in Australia in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen, The Bowen Technique is a concept in healing that results in profound and lasting results. It does not come from, nor is it similar to, any other massage, bodywork or healing techniques. With this revolutionary technique, misalignments in the body find structural […]

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New program for returning war veterans

April 25, 2013

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by Betty Merritt —  They were on constant vigil, checking each quadrant of the landscape. Emerging from armored vehicles, they inspected each window and door for enemies and braced themselves for combat. At night, they half-slept; the sounds of exploding IEDs (improvised explosive devices) infiltrated their dreams. Now that they are back home, where everyone […]

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Foot reflexology: The window into your health

April 15, 2013

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by Fatina Hijab —  As winter approaches, it is necessary to pay closer attention to our feet. Colder weather not only contracts the concrete blocks and electrical wires throughout our cities, but the muscles in our bodies contract as well. Cold weather means having cold feet, craving rich fatty foods and working out less. Without […]

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BodyTalk: the medicine of the future

April 10, 2013

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by Michael Davis and Jeff Goodman —  If you could contact the innate, inborn wisdom of your body, what would you ask it? Would you listen? BodyTalk provides just such an opportunity. Utilizing a neuromuscular biofeedback technique, the BodyTalk practitioner literally talks to the body, accessing its health priorities directly through the mind/body complex. Since […]

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