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Massage and Energy work united.


Massage and Energy work united.

This group is for therapists that unite the above in a unique way.

Members: 145
Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2019

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Can "Pre-Existing Attitudes" Affect Research? 3 Replies

When research results from those in favor of specific modalities are positive and results being presented by those in opposition state just the opposite, who are therapists going to believe?How do…Continue

Started by Mike Hinkle. Last reply by Karl Dean Aug 15, 2018.

I feel something, but don't know what it is. Help? 10 Replies

What I thought was a "normal" sensation for massage therapists is turning out to be not-so-normal.  Right after school, I began working at a spa.  The more I practiced, the more I found myself…Continue

Tags: to, the, body, listening, shiatsu

Started by Natalee Tate. Last reply by Karl Dean Aug 15, 2018.

Energetic Trauma Release and MInd Body Self care Strategies CE workshops, Mr,9 & 10, 2013, Lafayette, La.

Energetic Trauma Release- March 1, 2014This class is designed to increase your knowledge regarding the effects of trauma/chronic stress in your practice, with your family or as a self care model.…Continue

Tags: self, body, care, stress, anxiety

Started by Sue Heldenbrand Feb 15, 2013.

I'd love to hear ways in which many of you clear your own energy & keep it flowing! 9 Replies

Personally I do Jin Shin Jyutsu self help on a daily basis, take morning walks with our family dog & do my best to squeeze in a morning meditation, once everyone is gone for the day.

Started by Deborah E-Platt. Last reply by Deborah E-Platt Oct 5, 2010.

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Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on October 7, 2011 at 7:35am

Page 62 An interesting article in M+B by David Laurterstein.

"This leading educator writes about the rich synergies possible when practitioner and client blend art and sceince, energy and structure and health and care.:) "


Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on June 19, 2011 at 7:16pm

I'd like to extend an invitation to join my massage and/or energy directory.  The basic listing is free.

Synergistic Center Massage Directory

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on May 19, 2011 at 8:35pm

EXPLORING CHAKRAS-July 23 & 24 2011, Lafayette, La.

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 ourselves, our families and our clients. Aura photos will be taken during the workshop and information about what the colors mean for you will be available. An energetic technique using light touch will be learned during this class.

Synergistic Healing

Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on January 13, 2011 at 6:58am

Hi Daniel

it might be fair to say the west has been a bit slow in understanding/acknowledging

the 2 are nearly always least we are moving in the right direction:)

Comment by Daniel Cohen on January 12, 2011 at 9:43am
I do traditional Asian Bodywork. While in Asia there are energy forms such as Qi Gong that are only energywork, bodywork is never without energywork. In Asian systems it just is not considered that the body can be worked without Qi. Unless bodywork is done very mechanically it is also energywork. In Asian Bodywork positions and applied pressure are used to aid the flow of Qi and unblock congestion.
Comment by Jeff Sims on October 5, 2010 at 11:41pm
The Hatha Yoga posture Trikanasana, or triangle is helpful for limbo-pelvic issues, including short tight iliopsoas and quadratus lumborum. The posture has several variations, so try them. Or, try side-lying with a bolster/pillow helping to support the space between the ribs and pelvis stretching the other side.
Comment by Ellie Smith on October 5, 2010 at 5:26pm
You could also try stretching your psoas. if you are by yourself it is easiest to do this on your massage table. Make sure it is wide enough that it won't easily tip to the side. You can also do this on the bed where you sleep. Move way over to the side of the bed so your hip is just on the edge. Angle your body slightly onto the bed or table. Then let your leg dangle off the edge of the table, you can even pull your heel towards the floor if it feels okay. I suggest looping a belt or rope around your dangling food so that when you are ready to bring your foot back up to the surface you can use the rope to assist rather than activating that muscle you have just stretched out.

good luck
Comment by Ken Elwood on October 5, 2010 at 4:33pm
Hi Laura,
Lying on the floor with tennis balls on both sides of the spine will help to loosen the muscles. Work them up and down the back. Lying on your side you can position ballsjust above the pelvis to help loosen. They can even be used to work the subscapularis. Smaller balls work better for the ribs. Good luck.
Comment by Robin Streit on June 30, 2010 at 7:35pm
Astrology & Energy Healing - Presentation Posted (paper on the way)! See my website at it's new URL:
Comment by Robin Streit on May 27, 2010 at 9:34am
Hi Everyone! I'm so excited about my new research paper on the link between zodiac signs and energy work! I was hoping to conduct a survey to see if I can find statistical evidence to support my theory! Please help me by taking 5 minutes to complete the survey! The explanation of the study is on the first page. I REALLY REALLY appreciate it and it would be SO helpful to me! :) Thanks a lot!

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