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Depression affects the immune system

Research has shown that depression can lead to reduced immune functioning. A recent article in Massage Magazine describes how depressed people are more prone to premature ageing of immune cells, “which could in turn open the door to serious illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and dementia.” A challenged immune system does not … Continue reading »

Massage eases depression

Image by darijus via Flickr Massage Magazine has published several articles about how massage can help dealing with depression. Lots of research is being done in the field. Researchers prove many things we as massage therapists intuitively have known for a long while. Now it is backed up by scientific studies and research. This week … Continue reading »

More thermo-therapy at home

Using alternating temperatures can create amazing results to your health and well-being. It can help with aches and pains, strengthen the heart and circulation, support the lymphatic and immune systems, as well as increase your energy levels and ability to deal with stress. In short, daily thermo-therapy is good for you. Last week I wrote … Continue reading »

Thermo-therapy in your shower

Image by hegtor via Flickr A hot sauna visit followed by a cold winter dip is effective thermo-therapy. Using alternating temperatures can create amazing results to your health and well-being. It can help with aches and pains, strengthen the heart and circulation, support the lymphatic and immune systems, as well as increase your energy levels … Continue reading »

Emotional benefits of massage

When we read about what massage is good for, the majority of focus is placed on physical benefits. This is easy to study and research scientifically, as it can be weighted and measured. There is another aspect to massage which is rarely mentioned. The emotional benefits. How massage affects our feelings, our mood and emotional … Continue reading »

Repetitive Strain Injuries

I came across an article on Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) written by Paul Ingraham which addresses some rather interesting facts and fictions. I highly recommend you read the entire article if you wish to understand the topic in depth and the science behind it. Here I will just give a brief summary. 1) RSIs are … Continue reading »

Workshops at Lamennais

At Lamennais I have the opportunity to offer you workshops. Both as an individual and in small groups (2-5 people). I can teach the following Workshops and Ceremonies: Healing Hands Practitioner – a Native American Wellness Practice. Learn how to serve as a channel for the Energies of Creator.¬†Healing Hands can enhance any bodywork, coaching … Continue reading »

Smudging rituals

Image by phantasos via Flickr Smudging is an ancient practice found across multiple cultures. Shamanic practices use smoke to cleanse and heal, churches and temples burn incense and smoke is offered as prayer by Native Americans. I use smudging both as a spiritual cleansing, and as a form of focus, meditation and prayer. Depending on … Continue reading »

Love Massage

Image by mozzercork via Flickr This is my last post in the “Eat, Love, Pray” massage series I have written over the last few weeks. Massage and love go hand in hand. I am not talking about physical or familial love, the type of love you have for a spouse or child, but rather about … Continue reading »

Pray Massage

Image via Wikipedia The last two weeks I’ve been writing about massage from an “Eat, Pray, Love” point of view. Today I want to cover the spiritual and mental aspect. By spiritual I don’t mean religious, but rather a way of thinking that searches for awareness, personal growth and development, becoming a better person and … Continue reading »

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