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Presenting a Three-Part Series on Understanding Domestic Violence – Part 2

October 4, 2014 Health & WellnessSonia AlexandraWhat's New  No comments

Presenting a Three-Part Series on Understanding Domestic Violence
Part 2


Domestic Violence Awareness



Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15 to 44, a fact that is startling. Domestic violence is more frequent than ever imagined and affects everyone in the family.

Studies estimate that 10 to 20 percent of children are at risk for exposure to domestic violence. In other words, between 3.3 and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence, which leaves emotional scars that last a lifetime. These children are twice as likely to become abusers themselves, so the cycle of abuse continues from

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Presenting a Three-Part Series on Understanding Domestic Violence – Part 1

September 28, 2014 Uncategorized  No comments

Presenting a Three-Part Series on Understanding Domestic Violence
Part 1



A Massage Professional Can Be a Refuge, Offering a Safe Place


It’s Personal for the victim to let someone they trust see the bruises on their body and soul.

Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury for women worldwide. 1 in every 3 women has been physically abused or beaten, often by a member of her own family.

Why Do Women Stay? Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

These are usually the first two questions asked by the outside world when they hear that a woman is in an

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Stone Massage Can Greatly Help a Person’s Grieving Process

September 7, 2014 Energy HealingHealth & WellnessSonia AlexandraStone Massage  No comments

 

Stone Massage can greatly help a person's grieving process through the power of release. The stones facilitate the removal of negative energy from the body.

Stone Massage Therapy for the Grieving Client


 

The grieving client, having experienced a personal tragedy, is in emotional pain due to their loss. The healing path is different for each individual. As therapists, we can all relate and remember the first time one of our clients had an emotional release during the massage treatment.

My first experience in this regard was with Mrs. Jones, who had recently lost her husband. 20 minutes into the massage, I began to feel the tremendous grief coming from her body and soul. Then, the sobbing began. I placed my hands on

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The Power of Human Touch

August 1, 2014 Energy HealingHealth & Wellness  No comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Mother's hand
a Father's hand
a Sibling's hand
a Teacher's hand
a First Love's hand

These have all left us with indelible images and feelings of positive nurturing touch. We are indeed wired to interpret human touch as the most direct form of communication and conduit for the healing power of love.

We need need more human contact than we normally receive on a daily basis in order to reap the corresponding health benefits. Touch is truly a fundamental human need and research strongly indicates touch can help prevent both physical and emotional trauma. Like laughter, human touch can lengthen and improve the

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Learn Stone Massage From the Pioneer – Sonia Alexandra, LMT: Massage Industry Leader and Developer of the Stone Massage Technique

July 12, 2014 Health & WellnessSonia AlexandraStone MassageWhat's New  No comments

 

Did You Know? Insurance companies now require Stone Massage Practitioners to be certified. Professionals should also be proficient in the application of specific aspects of the modality, such as the Fitzpatrick Scale.

Sonia Alexandra, L.M.T., is a trusted voice for thousands in the wellness industry, and is an internationally recognized expert in this field. She has created the leading Stone Massage manufacturing and educational company, a globally recognized firm with a worldwide distribution and education network. As the leading developer of and authority on the world-renowned Stone Massage Therapy concept, she has presented in countless countries and venues, including the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa.
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Self-Worth or Shelf-Worth: What Do We Value?

June 28, 2014 Health & WellnessSonia AlexandraUncategorized  No comments

It’s difficult to argue against the fact that money, appearances, and fashion pervade and greatly influence the society we live in. Anyone with a set of eyes understands that one’s physical appearance greatly affects how that person is treated. As humans, we often consciously or unconsciously judge people based on how physically attractive they are and/or how much money we think that they may have.

Those of us in the health and beauty industries provide services that make people feel good about themselves. Whether it’s through a facial, a haircut or a massage, we want our customers to go out the door feeling better and more confident or relaxed then when they came to see us. The current social situation, highlighted above, where instantaneous judgments of a person’s self-worth based on

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Mandatory Massage Certification for License Renewal

June 15, 2014 Stone MassageWhat's New  2 comments

 

ATTENTION: Licensed Massage Therapists of Florida (Special Offer)


LIMITED-TIME OFFER  - 24 Continuing Education (CE) Hours -  $125.00!!!
(Click Here to view this special offer)


NEW RULES REGARDING LICENSE RENEWAL


License Renewal Requirements have changed. By January of 2015 (only 6 months away), licensed massage therapists will no longer be able to renew their massage therapy licenses without completing continuing education.


Our industry is ever-evolving and it seems that recent trends have changed the marketplace, perhaps cutting into your profits. Continuing Education will

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Places to Meditate

June 8, 2014 Health & Wellness  No comments

As a massage a massage therapist, I recognize the healing properties of massage, and therefore receive massages myself on a regular basis. Like many of you, I practice meditation, as well, for physical, mental and spiritual well being. I often enjoy reading articles on websites or periodicals about how to improve my meditation technique. I think it’s important to always try and improve our meditation practice by applying new techniques, or by increasing the quantity and quality of our meditations. Today, I want to have some fun and discuss some of the best, and worst, places to meditate.

My Top 5 Best Places to Meditate are:

The park – Be at one with nature. A park with fresh air, birds and a lake or stream can be the perfect place to center yourself through meditation.
A parked

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The History of Massage Therapy

May 31, 2014 Health & Wellness  No comments

            The healing art of massage is known, through inscriptions, sculpture and writing, to have been employed at least 5,000 years ago, in locations such as China and India, and has probably existed much longer. Inscriptions inside Egyptian tombs dating back to this era also verify that massage is as ancient as recorded history itself.  Massage began as a healing art aimed at curing ailments of the body. However, as humans began to master their environment, massage began to be used as a preventative medical treatment and as a form of indulgence for the wealthy. Because massage was often a privilege of the elite during classical times, it lost its popularity among much of the general public for centuries. However, it has endured the test of time and reemerged to become more

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Origin of the Word “Massage”

May 27, 2014 Energy HealingHealth & WellnessPet Stone MassageSonia AlexandraStone MassageWhat's New  No comments

Greetings Fellow Massage Therapists and Healing Enthusiasts,

The words we speak carry tremendous meaning, often more significant than we may even be aware of. Let us delve into the origin and meaning of the word “massage.”

 According to one Etymology dictionary, the English word massage is derived from the French word massage, meaning “friction or kneading.” The French may have borrowed the word massage from colonial India, where the Portuguese used the word amasser, or “to knead” from the Latin word massa, meaning “mass, dough.”  It also may derive from the Arabic word massa, meaning "to touch, feel, handle;"

Remember that you are a member of a select group of healers, who have been touching lives across the world since the

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