What is Better Than a Guitar? – The Art of Massage #2

For the first thirty years of my life, I was a musician and composer.  Among my first loves was the guitar and its music made through the wonderful composition of metal strings, wood, and open space.  I am still thrilled with the sight and sound of the guitar and all the variants that have been made over time – the lute, lyre, harp, mandolin. Imagine a beautiful guitar that ...
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WHAT THE HANDS TELL ME – The Art of Massage #1

touching the lyre
 “A Symphony must be like the world - it must contain everything”. – Gustav Mahler Mahler, the great composer, in his Symphony #3 gave titles to the various movements: ·  "What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me" ·  "What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me" ·  "What Man Tells Me" ·  "What the Angels Tell Me" ·  "What Love Tells Me" When we perform our science-b...
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Working with the Sacro-Iliac Joint.

What a fascinating world that of the sacro-iliac is! The ligaments that run from the sacrum to the ilium – like the guywires of a suspension bridge – need appropriate span and tautness to be healthy. Sitting down all day compresses the SI joint and results in overly lax ligaments. Then any stray force – just leaning over and twisting a little – can sprain some of the ligamentou...
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao-Tzu How many steps, how many thousands of miles did you travel last year? How many thousands of steps and miles we will take in the next year? How can you make this journey more full of life, goodness, beauty, and excitement? The single step we begin with is the MOST important one because without it the jour...
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I See Magic Happen Everyday

By Mark Dauenhauer As the Education Director for The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School I meet and interact with between 200-300 students per year. I’m with them for their very first class and periodically teach certain classes as they move through our program, so I get to see the maturation of the students as a group and for most on a one on one level as well. One of the thi...
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Helping Veterans and Wounded Warriors

This nation's military veterans and wounded warriors continue to fight, long after they come off the battlefields. They fight to be whole again and to reclaim their physical and psychological health. Many forms of massage and bodywork can help them do just that.Therapeutic MassageWith its ability to meld body and mind, massage is an excellent way for veterans to reintegrate. No...
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(Video) Kate Jordan: Manual Therapy Treatment for Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

by Kate Jordan, Developer of Bodywork for the Childbearing Year www.katejordanseminars.com/Def... .Kate talks about lower back pain in pregnancy and demonstrates some techniques to use to minimize or eliminate back pain. Kate is using massage equipment created by Oakworks www.massagetables.com https://youtu.be/FMS4A_Ckmu8 Kate Jordan is a pioneer in the field of massa...
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Pregnancy Massage – Touch for the Mom-To-Be

Pregnancy is nine transformative months full of excitement, planning, and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects. But you don't have to suffer in silence. The gentle, noninvasive approach of pregnancy massage can ease your discomfort, help you prepare for labor, give you the emotional support of a caring practitione...
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Ease Growing Pains with Infant Massage

by Gina Michelle I'm writing this after a night when I was awakened by my 2-year-old at 4:00 a.m. He was pointing to his legs and saying, "Ow! Ow!" His first growing pains were here. The childhood leg aches we call "growing pains" are normal, though nobody knows exactly why they happen. The massage therapist in me feels it may be a little inflammation cycle that kids exp...
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Holding Headaches at Bay

Bodywork Eases Migraines and Tension Headaches By Cathy Ulrich "Do you get headaches?" I asked Cindy. She had come to see me for massage to address her neck and shoulder pain but hadn't mentioned headaches."Well, yes," she said. "I've always had headaches and, now that you mention it, they seem to be worse when my neck hurts." Cindy went on to say she suffered from them as ...
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