Bodywork that's more than skin deep

Massage therapy is just one part of a healing regimen. Yoga or daily stretching and breathing exercises are key elements in preventing injury, reducing stress and maintaining overall health. They extend the benefits of massage treatments! A balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and laughter are also important aspects in a healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stretch The Body, Mind and Spirit with Thai

Happy, happiest Summer! It's warm and you're on vacation going hiking, biking and moving more! It's a great time to get your muscles stretched out and limber for all your summer activities. Imagine a massage where someone stretches you out from head to toe. All you have to do is lay there and receive. Well welcome to the wonderful world of Traditional Thai massage!! The healing art of Traditional Thai Yoga massage is an ancient system with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and Buddhism. It is a powerful system of therapy that combines Yoga stretches, rhythmic massage, acupressure, energy work and meditation. Thai massage stretches and balances the entire body. Listed are the many benefits of Thai massage:

The Physical Benefits:

* Increases flexibility and mobility
* Increases relaxation in the body
* Helps to detox the body
* Helps to boost the immune system
* Increases the circulation of blood and lymph
* Reduces blood pressure
* Facilitates proper breathing
* Improves posture and body alignment
* Relieves pain and muscle tension
* Diminishes foot and leg cramping
* Dissolves energy blockages
* Supports joint health
* Invigorates internal organs and the nervous system
* Helpful in relieving headaches, migraines and back pain

The Mental Benefits:
* Improves mental clarity
* Heightens awareness
* Helps to relieve stress and anxiety
* Boosts energy and stamina
* Promotes a feeling of well-being balancing the mind, body and spirit.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Root Chakra Meditation

This is a lovely two minute Root Chakra meditation video by 360content on Youtube.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is the first Chakra that is located at the base of the spine, more precisely located in the perineum. It's Sanskrit name is Muladhara, meaning "root support". Muladhara's main role is in survival and grounding. It's inner role is stillness, security and stability.
The element is Earth, the color is red and it's sense is smell.

The body parts associated with Muladhara are the Adrenal glands, legs, feet, teeth, bones and large intestine. Imbalances include weight problems, constipation, sciatica degenerative arthritis, hemorrhoids, and knee complications.

The animal associated with the Root Chakra is the elephant. The Hindu deities connected with this Chakra are Ganesha, the elephant-headed god who eliminates obstacles and Lakshmi, the beautiful goddess of prosperity whether you need the opportunity, knowledge, money or time. Ganesha and Lakshmi work together to release fear and bring in abundance!

Since this Chakra is all about grounding a great way to balance this Chakra is to rest deeply by lying down or just simply sitting in a chair. Massage is also a wonderful way to balance Muladhara! Foot massage is especially beneficial for grounding.