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Self Care and Body Mechanics

The purpose of this group is to connect, inform and inspire. The focus is self care and body mechanics for massage therapists.

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Ariana Institute's Self Care Online CE Course

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB Jun 7, 2016.

Self Care Manual for Massage Therapists

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB Jan 23, 2014.

Which Body Part Do You Use MOST to Perform a Massage? 1 Reply

Started by Lauriann Greene, CEAS. Last reply by Chris Reynolds Feb 23, 2013.

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Comment by Karina Braun on July 9, 2012 at 1:24pm

Self Care tip I wrote for Massage Magazine on Restoring Your Body with Guided Imagery. Stay Healthy! Karina Braun

Check it out:

Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on January 5, 2012 at 6:40am
Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on November 3, 2011 at 6:35am
Unique and Exciting Exploration of your chakras and aura

            EXPLORING CHAKRAS-Nov.12 & 13 9AM-4PM, Lafayette, La.

                     $225 includes 2 aura photos and lunch-12 CE hours

When our chakras (energy centers) are in balance, we function at a much higher rate of health and well being.  An exploration of the energy field will assist in learning about any imbalances that may contribute to problems in our lives and how we can return to a state of balance.

This knowledge is valuable in understanding the mind, body connection with our families, our clients and our selves. An energetic technique using light touch will be learned during this 2day class.

Aura photos will be taken before the class starts and after having energy work done the second day.  Amazing transformations!

This class will give you a toolkit of suggestions, techniques and practices that will give you a deeper, and richer, relationship to life. 

                           Personal transformations are possible!


Comment by Karina Braun on October 23, 2011 at 2:29pm

t shperes aromatherapy massage balls help to prevent RSI. Use them in your massage session and for self-care. Check out my website and youtube channel to see how you can utilize these great tools.

Karina Braun, LMT, RYT, t spheres educator

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Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on September 27, 2011 at 1:22pm
As a Therapist, consider the "Advantages of the Side-Lying Client Position" to help maintain proper body mechanics.
Comment by Lauriann Greene, CEAS on August 30, 2011 at 1:49pm



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Comment by Karina Braun on August 30, 2011 at 1:02pm

I just released a Yoga DVD for Bodyworkers called Create Peace Yoga. It gives a Strength routine, a Renew routine, and a bonus Yoga 4 the Hands.

Stay Healthy!


Comment by Mihael Mamychshvili on April 3, 2011 at 2:42pm
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on February 11, 2011 at 12:13am

Check out Ariana Institute's new Podcast - Self Care for Massage Therapists - on YouTube


Comment by Diedre Seeley on January 21, 2011 at 9:21am

Rachel -- I found most of what was in this article to be completely wrong.  Natural breathing, or Buddha breathing, is breathing "into the stomach."  Stomach needs to expand when inhaling so the diaphragm can descend into the stomach so you get a full breath.  The stomach should deflate when exhaling.  Most people today breath into the upper chest, creating a whole host of problems.  I actually teach natural breathing in a workshop at a hiking spa every week and people are amazed at how much more relaxed they are, and how they are more powerful via "proper" breathing.


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