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 onRead More
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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 willRead More
June 8, 2014 Health & Wellness
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.Read More
May 31, 2014 Health & Wellness
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 moreRead More
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 theRead More
March 28, 2014 Stone Massage
“Chakra is an old Sanskrit term meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘circle’ and is generally used to reference specific energy centers along the body’s meridian. Generally there are seven chakra points, although some systems include one or two extra points.” (http://projectinnerpeace.org/what-is-a-chakra/)
7 Chakra's Chakra 1: Base (or Root)Open: Feel safe, secure and welcome.Under-Active: Nervous or fearful.Over-Active: Resist change and are materialistic.
Chakra 2: SacralOpen: Feelings flow freely.Under-Active: Unemotional.Over-Active: Emotional all the time.
Chakra 3: SolarOpen: Feel in control and assertive.Under-Active: Passive and Indecisive.Over-Active: Aggressive.
Chakra 4: HeartOpen: Compassionate andRead More
January 29, 2014 Uncategorized
Have you ever seen someone walking their dog during the day, perhaps early morning or evening, and the owner looks so tired and the dog is so happy and alive I have, and it is at these times, in particular when our dog is walking us. Add a healing stone to your companions collar or your key chain to help guide to a brighter day. " THOUGHT OF THE DAY " Do pet's have souls ? I believe they do.
Comment with your thoughts.Read More
August 19, 2013 Sonia Alexandra
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August 19, 2013 Energy Healing
"Chakra is an old Sanskrit term meaning 'wheel' or 'circle' and is generally used to reference specific energy centers along the body's meridian. Generally there are seven chakra points, although some systems include one or two extra points." (http://projectinnerpeace.org/what-is-a-chakra/)
Chakra 1: Base (or Root)
Open: Feel safe, secure and welcome.
Under-Active: Nervous or fearful.
Over-Active: Resist change and are materialistic.
Chakra 2: Sacral
Open: Feelings flow freely.
Over-Active: Emotional all the time.
Chakra 3: Solar
Open: Feel in control and assertive.
Under-Active: Passive and Indecisive.
Chakra 4: Heart
Open: Compassionate and friendly.
Under-Active: Cold andRead More
Back in March, 2013, The Huffington Post reported that the 2013 allergy season could be the worst yet due to climate changes. Allergens effect 55% of the U.S. population according to webmd.com, so what is a person to do to keep a clean bill of health? The answer varies from holistic approaches, home remedies, over-the-counter medications or prescribed medication. Which method do you prefer? Here's our favorites:
At-Home Sinus Remedies
Use a humidifier or vaporizer: Keeping your nasal cavities moist will allow them to drain. If you dry out the membranes, they become more irritated!Read More
Drink lots of fluids: Not only is this a good idea for the health of your skin and organs, but fluids thin the mucus and may help prevent your sinuses from blocking up.
Massage your sinus pressure