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Crystal and Stone Massage: Energy Healing for the Vital and Subtle Bodies

April 28, 2015

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Crystal and Stone Massage: Energy Healing for the Vital and Subtle Bodies by Michael Gienger — In this full-color illustrated guide, Gienger details the energetics and healing properties of more than 50 crystals and gemstones for use in massage. The book explains how to select the proper crystal or stone to aid healing of specific […]

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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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Help for handling stress

August 21, 2013

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by Ada Porat — Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours — or six hours 59 minutes to be precise — is the minimum we need for a perfect work/life balance. The reality, of course, is a different matter. On average, […]

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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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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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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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A new angle on relieving old muscle tension and pain

January 3, 2013

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by Roxann Christensen —  Amy could not turn her head without stirring up pain from an old gymnastic injury. Steve’s leg muscles had atrophied from his many foot injuries. Sally’s hands cramped so badly at night that the pain would wake her up. Ted was headed for carpal tunnel surgery, but wondered if there was […]

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Five simple steps to a happy body

September 8, 2012

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by Anna Filipski —  A happy body is one that is energetic and rested, rather than stressed and tense. These are definitely optimal states of being, and following are some tips on creating a happy body condition. It all begins with the nervous system. The autonomic nervous system can be split into two parts, sympathetic […]

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Es-“scent”-ials for pregnancy

August 13, 2012

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by Marci Cagen —  Aromatherapy is a safe, nurturing way to promote happiness and a sense of well-being, while also easing some of the discomforts of pregnancy. Although some precautions must be taken when choosing which scents to use, a number of essential oils are safe during pregnancy. Aromatherapy is a great way to bring […]

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Energy healing for the heart

July 19, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  When the heart needs healing, love and joy are the best medicine. Who can dispute the loving touch of a mother’s hand as the original healing modality? What brings us back to wholeness in body, mind and spirit is that which heals the heart. Beyond high cholesterol and blood pressure levels, […]

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AMMA Therapy® for constipation

April 12, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Moving the bowels on a regular basis is an important key to good health. When we are constipated, in addition to feeling bloated and uncomfortable, our health is compromised because the elimination of toxic waste products has slowed down. AMMA Therapy, a 5,000-year-old healing art from Korea that involves a specialized […]

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Relieve stress with massage in the workplace

March 5, 2012

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by Nina Laveson —  “Stress in the workplace has been labeled the number one health problem in the United States, with costs to American industry estimated at billions of dollars,” said Dr. Paul J. Rosch, a clinical professor of medicine and psychiatry at New York Medical College and president of The American Institute of Stress […]

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