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Staying open in a changing / healing world.

When it comes to our bodies, we tend to think of symptoms and illnesses that show up as bad. We may assign hierarchy to the many things that can happen in a physical body and think, “This is good,” or, “this is going on, but it’s not so bad,” and “Oh that is really bad.” During times of stress

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The secret to living with Vitality.

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“Where Qi flows, there is no pain”  (Chinese adage)

Last week I worked with a client who got me thinking about Vitality and it’s relationship to Qi. She is smart, creative, loving, focused, goal-oriented, interested in life, yet she just can’t get out of her rut. “I’m just tired,” she said. I could see it in her face, and after tuning in and allowing

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Spring, Magic, and the Element of WOOD.

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Spring is the WOOD season in Chinese Medicine. Wood is the unfettered GREEN growth of life when energy RISES. Generally during this time we HAVE a lot of energy and feel the drive to get our projects going. When already going, we feel the pressure to solidify the fruits of our labor. But fruiting comes

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Therapeutic Massage: The Myth of Deep Tissue

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When people seek out massage therapy they often want deep tissue. “The deeper the better.”  “You can’t go too deep on me.” “I need someone who can really get in there.” The body IS a very heavy, dense part of our existence. As is the physical earth. So it makes sense

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The Healing Power of your Organs

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As a shiatsu practitioner, I have been studying the energetics of healing for many years. I study and work with Qi, the life force energy of the universe that moves throughout our bodies via meridians. Meridians are like highways

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