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Tantric yoga
Secrets of Tantra

Secrets of Tantra from the Ice Age to the New Millennium

This book contains a treasure trove of information and interesting insights. It also contains astonishing pictures of archaic Tantra paintings and sculptures, unique quotes from Tantra scri…

Traditional Chinese Massage
History and Techniques of Traditional Chinese Massage

What is Chinese Massage Therapy?

In terms of massage therapy techniques, the Chinese have historically been ahead of their time by applying age-old methodology to the human body. Massage – known in Chinese as ‘an mo’ or ‘tui na’ – has been proven…

Cognitive Psychology
What is 'Neuro-Lock' and how do I 'Get Unstuck'

Good Moon's Day fellow Practitioners,


Today, I'd like to conjure a thought about the concept of "Neurolocking" and potential strategies for 'getting unstuck'.

Now - I would love to tell you where I first heard of the concep…

Bowen Technique
Bowen Breaks - Why leaving the room is important


Fundamental to the Bowen Technique are the breaks and for me there is no Bowen without the breaks; they are the thing that makes the difference to the client, the therapis and the therapy. But why?


First and foremost the br…

Skin Removal Surgery
What is this thing called love?

 

What IS this thing called Fascia?  I’ve often looked at my relationship and association with the world of fascia and questioned where it’s going and whether it’s the right direction.  The move towards a website called Functional …

Ayurvedic Massage
What is Ayurveda?

Ay-ur-WHO?

Ayurveda is the science of living in harmony with the natural world, handed down through the oral tradition in East India, Tibet, Sri Lanka and eventually written down in ancient Sanskrit. Later, it was: codified, tested, commented upo…

Philosophy of the Ancient World
Massage in Ancient Egypt

Massage in Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians were the first to codify and study essential oils and their therapeutic benefits. As well as concocting beautiful perfumes and fragrant incense for personal and ritual use they applied this knowledge…

Nishi Shiki
What is the Nishi System

The Nishi System is a methodology for the maintenance and recovery of good health that was first introduced in 1927 by Katsuzo Nishi, who at the time was the chief technical engineer for Japan’s first subway project, the Tokyo subway.

From childh…

Medical Massage
Here is how Medical Massage can help you

What is a medical massage?

It’s getting more and more widespread for the medical profession to include massage therapy into a patient’s treatment strategy, and is typically prescribed by a doctor. This prescribed massage, known as a medical mas…

Ancestral Healing
Massage Lomi Lomi: Traditional & Modern

Lomi lomi is considered to be a Hawaiian healing massage that gives nurturing and loving touch.

Some people find out abo…

Visceral Massage
Visceral Manipulation – General Overview

When you hear about massage, you automatically feel your body slowly relaxing. Being rubbed down - even if it's by your your cat that is …

Emotional Freedom Technique
TOP-5 CORE SPIRIT BEST practitioners, September 2020

We score our practitioners according to their activity: including published articles, added services and provided videos for #coresp…

Ayurveda (Ayurvedic Medicine)
TOP-5 CORE SPIRIT BEST practitioners, August 2020

We score our practitioners according to their activity: including published articles, added services and provided videos for Сore Sp…

Massage
The Swedish body massage is the combination of many different...

Swedish Massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first time or you don't get massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start. The Swedish body mas…

Massage
21 Step Third Eye Meditation Technique

The third eye is a spiritual concept that refers to a person being able to achieve perception beyond ordinary sight.

Also known as the ‘inner eye', it is the gateway to inner realms and states of higher consciousness, beyond the physical world.

Therapeutic touch
No sense of smell? Can aromatherapy still work?

What happens if you can't smell anything, does aromatherapy still work? What an amazing question!

Yesterday I taught two aromatherapy classes at a local college and one of the pupils asked me that question which left me contemplating.

Aroma…

Reiki
Differences and Similarities Between Reiki and the Metamorphi...

On reflection I feel that the greatest similarity is that at the moment of contact practitioners work at a level of unity, a state of oneness with their clients, while still functioning in the relative universe or realm of duality at the moment of givi…

Traditional Medicine
Traditional Balinese massage style and techniques

One of the largest attractions when vacationing on the island of Bali is to try one of the ‘Island of the Gods’ natural spa treatments. The most common of these is the traditional Balinese massage.

So, what makes traditional Balinese massage so u…

Massage
What's so special about Balinese bells?

Balinese bells are in a class of their own and the best in the world to use for space clearing. This article explains what makes them so unique and special.

When I first began space clearing in 1978, the only piece of equipment I had was an Engli…

Massage
How to Become a Mindful Massage Therapist

You already know about “mindfulness,” that buzz word that often appears in conversations about meditation and other strategies for fighting stress.

It may seem that given the kind of our job as massage therapists, we would have mindfulness all fi…

Essential Oils
How To Make Thieves Oil and Why You Should Be Using It Every Day

Most of you perhaps know what Thieves Oil is, but if not I have a story for you! The name and recipe for Thieves Oil have an interesting backstory and describes why this blend of oils is so great for you.

The recipe differs and dates back to the …

Meditation
What is Body Scan Practice

Finally, a good excuse to simply lie down and do nothing! Although, it would be misleading to say that the body scan practice is simply about relaxation. Rather, the aim is to be aware of the different regions of your body, and allow yourself to experi…

Physiotherapy
Massage Therapists Reach Out After Hurricane Harvey

The response after Hurricane Harvey--that made landfall Aug. 25 in Rockport, Texas, before blowing the country's southeast over a few days--is just another sobering example how people in the massage profession help alleviate stress and pain in early re…

Ashiatsu
Ashiatsu massage puts your foot down

Two parallel bars hang securely from the ceiling. A body lies prone on a massage table with the cervical spine neutrally aligned in a face cradle. Meticulously prepared, soft and hygienic feet glide slowly along a tension filled muscle, sinking into th…