Tue. Touch: Natural Pain Killers in Lieu of Pharmacy Drugs (shared by one with chronic pain) 

This great article was shared with me recently. Learn more about great foods that help alleviate pain - and reduce pharmaceutical drug dependency.  FYI: Marijuana for medicinal purposes is  extremely helpful!  It has a host of healing benefits... I've experienced reduced muscle spasticity, improved sleep quality (due to less pain interruptions), and increased relaxation while … Continue reading Tue. Touch: Natural Pain Killers in Lieu of Pharmacy Drugs (shared by one with chronic pain) 

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Tue. Touch: Hydro – It Gives a Different Kind of Boost (1-min read)

So, I bet a few folks thought this post was about hydroponic growth of herbs. GOTCHA!! Although that topic is very interesting [and may be covered another time], this post is about hydro-, the Greek root word for water, and all of its supreme benefits for our bodies. See below.   Water is used: To … Continue reading Tue. Touch: Hydro – It Gives a Different Kind of Boost (1-min read)

Wed. Word: Resilient – spring back; rebounding.

Are you resilient or did you get stuck?  Resilient also means "returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched" according to Dictionary.com. We are all bent, compressed, or stretched every day.  Relationships exist at every level (social, familial, corporate, environmental, biological, etc.), and each relationship must be managed with flexibility.  That … Continue reading Wed. Word: Resilient – spring back; rebounding.

Bodywork – Aromatherpy

Sharing my love of the body and all things wellness! Enjoy this Spring 2017 issue of "Body Sense." (Courtesy of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) #ABMP #aromatherapy #trauma #stretching

Disabilities are like Gift Boxes

People come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ability levels.  However, abilities and disabilities may be seen or unseen.  Think of it like gift boxes: some are small, large, heavy, or light.  The package can be wrapped with beautiful paper or it can be drab and messy.  Do you know what's inside the gift box?  Sometimes … Continue reading Disabilities are like Gift Boxes

Energy Work & Healing

As a massage therapist, I practice various modalities for bodywork.  Energy work is one of those modalities.  It is a great way to offer service to those who cannot receive traditional massages due to health conditions like uncontrolled high blood pressure, severe fibromyalgia, or a discomfort with touch.Energy work serves to stimulate and/or channel the … Continue reading Energy Work & Healing