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Reiki Massage: An Integrative Approach to Bodywork

Reiki Massage: An Integrative Approach to Bodywork
Reiki practice teaches us that the body knows what it needs to heal, whether that be on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level. We send healing energy with the intention that it be used for the recipient’s greatest good, placing ourselves in the role of conduit, simply listening and resp...

Did you know…?

Did you know…?
In last month’s newsletter, I asked you to consider the question: “What is YOUR body telling you?” The basic idea is that when you tune in to your body...

How fit are your chakras?

How fit are your chakras?
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What Is Pain?

What Is Pain?
People seek out massage services for various reasons, but as you might guess, pain is generally a key factor. So needless to say, a big focus of my work is to address, mitigate, and – ideally - relieve pain. We have all felt pain, and unfortunately many of you are likely experiencing some form of...

How Does Reiki Work? (Part 2)

How Does Reiki Work? (Part 2)
In last month’s Reiki Report I began to address the question of how

How Much Massage Is Right for You?

How Much Massage Is Right for You?
Every once in awhile I hear someone say, “Massage doesn’t work for me. I go, I feel soooo much better, and then a few days/weeks/months later my pain comes back.” So here's my question.... If it’s working for you, what’s keeping you from continuing? Think about it like this. If you start ...

How Does Reiki Work? (Part 1)

How Does Reiki Work? (Part 1)
When people ask what Reiki is, the follow-up question is usually “How does Reiki work?” One of the best answers I've seen to this question is an article that explains ma...

Research Recap: Cyclists, Rabbits, and Inflammation

Research Recap: Cyclists, Rabbits, and Inflammation
Okay, I admit it; until recently, I didn’t really know how or why massage works; I just knew from experience – both as a practitioner and a recipient – that it relieves a variety of symptoms and reduces stress. However, having just recently left the world of research after almost a decade in ...

Sometimes Less Is More

Sometimes Less Is More
A few months ago, I was working with a regular client who was experiencing an acute flare-up of chronic low back pain, among a number of other long-term physical and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and fibromyalgia. Indeed, her sympathetic nervous system was spending more than its fair sha...

Myofascial Release: Trauma, Posture & Pain

Myofascial Release: Trauma, Posture & Pain
Myofascial release, also known as MFR, is a clinical massage therapy technique that can be used to release fascial restrictions that contribute to chronic pain.
How does fascia become restricted?
Myofascial tissue is primarily made up of collagen ...