Grounding meditation

In this age of Coronavirus, here’s a gentle meditation to help you find calm. Feel the movement and expansion that comes with your breath. Root yourself down into the earth, and feel nurtured. Let your breath and a sense of grounding cradle you in the present moment, and release your stress and anxiety.

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ayurvedic tips for a healthy spring!

Ayurveda teaches us that Spring is the season of Kapha – the dosha that favors cold, damp, and congestion. Kapha is associated with earth and water, giving us stability and strength. During springtime it can become aggravated, causing sleepiness, excess phlegm, water retention, weight gain, lethargy, and even depression. We often find ourselves feeling heavy […]

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upper body stretches (video)

Jamye Richardson leads you through some great stretches for your rotator cuff muscles, upper arms, upper chest, neck, and forearms!

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new essential oil healing protocols

oh, how we love utilizing essential oils to enhance the effects of your massage experience.  Jamye and Shannon have been playing with new healing protocols called “Symphony of the Cells” which use specific oils in a precise order along the spine and feet to offer support to our clients who experience chronic discomfort or illness, and we’re […]

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connection

In our modern world, it’s so easy to get caught up in technology. Between texts, emails, and social media, it seems like we’re on our phones more often than not. But is that constant connection really helping us? By staying so connected, in many ways we’re more disconnected than ever. Look around the next time […]

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finding space

 A few days ago I took inventory of my life. With a cup of tea, my journal, and a blanket crocheted by my husband’s grandmother, I sat.  I thought about joys and sadness; I focused on what I cherish, and acknowledged what I don’t. I made a list of the things I love to do and wondered […]

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what’s the source of your arm, wrist, or hand pain?

Do you experience hand, wrist, or arm pain? Tingling or numbness? Whether we spend our days typing at a computer, or (if we’re lucky) playing golf or tennis, this is a fairly common complaint on my massage table. Many people think that pain in any of these areas is caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). In my 12+ […]

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what is “mbsr”?

“MINDFULNESS TEACHES YOU TO BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR MIND SO THAT YOUR MIND DOESN’T CONTROL YOU.”~ WebMD (click here for the full article) Mindfulness is all the rage these days. This can be both good and bad – classes have become more mainstream and available, but the increased hype also causes some people to look at […]

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what is contemplative yoga?

in western society, yoga has become synonymous with exercise. The rise of hot yoga, power yoga, and the new Buti yoga has moved the practice further from its therapeutic roots and more into the realm of the gym. There’s nothing wrong with this – everyone has their own way of exercising and relieving stress. I’m […]

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4 easy ways to be more mindful

In the late 1800s, a scholar named Thomas William Rhys Davids translated the Buddhist concept of satias “mindfulness”. A more direct translation of sati is said to be “memory of the present moment”; nevertheless, the concept of mindfulness was born. In the 1970s, John Kabat-Zinn saw an opportunity to separate meditation from its religious connotations, and defined mindfulness […]

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