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Lomi Lomi: Traditional vs. Contemporary

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

Some p...

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What is Medical Massage?

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, know...

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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 appl...

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Ay-ur-WHO?

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, tes...

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Questions and Answers on a Tantra Lifestyle

I receive so many questions on how to live a Tantra Lifestyle that I decided to devote this month’s newsletter to the subject. As we are all human, the question that one person will ask will be relevant to many people. Perhaps you wil...

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The Akashic Records and How Tantra Can Help Us Access Them

This article is written by Agapi Apostolopoulou

Agapi is a Tantra Teacher, Dance Teacher and Healer in the Tantra Essence Team. Here, we highlight her Akashic Records sessions.

There is a tendency in our world to try to st...

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Emotional Stress Release Points

Emotional Stress Release

One of the most interesting aspects of Energy Kinesiology is the Emotional Stress Release(ESR) technique. On our forheads, on the prominences above the eyes (Glabela) are two points which can have a prof...

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Traditions of Chinese Massage Healing

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’...

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Tantra Essence with Ma Ananda Sarita & her kaula team

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 quote...

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The Endorphin Effect and How to Induce It

Endorphins are the hormones of pleasure, which elevate your mood, enhance physical health and help to lower stress. When you exercise or experience something nice, endorphins are released. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates – o...

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The Swedish body massage is the combination of many different techniques rolled into one session.

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. Th...

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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...

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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 contempl...

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Differences and Similarities Between Reiki and the Metamorphic Technique

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 ...

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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 Bal...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 an...

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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 muscl...

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How to Treat 5 Most Common Health Issues With Acupressure

Not feeling great? There are a lot of little things you can do—get up and take a walk, chug some water, close your eyes for a second and take some deep breaths. Or—and go with us here— you could try acupressure , a technique from trad...

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Combining Water Therapy and Shiatsu to Combat Fibromyalgia

There are a variety of different techniques available to help you combat fibromyalgia in today’s world. No longer do you have to suffer if traditional medications and therapies are not working for you, instead you can look to the worl...

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Shiatsu to Balance Your Internal Fire Energy

Is your summer long, happy, days lazing in the sun… or do the stresses of life leave you feeling burnt out?

Think of those summer months… a time when you can raise your face and get that delicious, tingling sensation of the sun ...

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