At War with Your Body?

The body – as miraculous as it is, continues to be our miracle and yet, our greatest enemy. It remains “the principle danger that threatens the mind”. In response to a series of events, the body can react in ways that is cruel and usual! The same laws and elements that regulate our body can sicken and destroy it. Scary, right? The very cells and structures that comprise us can destroy us without any sympathy or compassion whatsoever. This is […]

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When We Think About Muscle…

Bodywork is often directly associated with muscle. It’s typically the first thing we think about! One associates a healthily fed and well-exercised body with muscle and healthy tissues. As massage therapists, this is one of the first things that we feel when we start working with the body. We prod, stretch, apply pressure, strokes and other movements including stretching into the bodywork that we do. Muscle is obviously a large component of the body beneath the skin. It’s the local […]

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About Stress…

The way in which each of us deals with stress relates to how we have learned to react to potential problems. Ask yourself the following questions: Have I learned to minimize my losses and recuperate efficiently? Do I ignore unpleasant symptoms until the damage is so extensive that I’m forced to react? Have I learned to react to symptoms through creating other discomforts? Am I masking the original problem, but develop a vicious circle that create consequences that are far […]

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The body – as miraculous as it is, continues to be our miracle and yet, our greatest enemy. It remains “the principle danger that threatens the mind”. In response to a series of events, the body can react in ways that is cruel and usual! The same laws and elements that regulate our body can sicken and destroy it. Scary, right? The very cells and structures that comprise us can destroy us without any sympathy or compassion whatsoever. This is […]

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Bodywork is often directly associated with muscle. It’s typically the first thing we think about! One associates a healthily fed and well-exercised body with muscle and healthy tissues. As massage therapists, this is one of the first things that we feel when we start working with the body. We prod, stretch, apply pressure, strokes and other movements including stretching into the bodywork that we do. Muscle is obviously a large component of the body beneath the skin. It’s the local […]

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The way in which each of us deals with stress relates to how we have learned to react to potential problems. Ask yourself the following questions: Have I learned to minimize my losses and recuperate efficiently? Do I ignore unpleasant symptoms until the damage is so extensive that I’m forced to react? Have I learned to react to symptoms through creating other discomforts? Am I masking the original problem, but develop a vicious circle that create consequences that are far […]

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What exactly is connective tissue? You’ll hear massage therapists discuss connective tissue from time to time. Here’s what it is and what it does for your body. Really, connective tissue is a large, complex, sophisticated system that is so important that it is sometimes regarded as a vital organ. In fact, very few vital organs fulfill as many necessary functions as the entire connective tissue system is. Connective tissue binds bone to bone, attaches bone to tendon, and ties tendon […]

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