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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 Darcy Neibaur on April 13, 2010 at 9:54pm
AARP Bulletin has a great article in the April issue about fighting Cancer with Energy work.
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on March 11, 2010 at 10:27am
Hi Rev, Terry, Wendy and Steven great to have you in the group :)
Comment by Steven W. Rhodes on March 10, 2010 at 10:01pm
Looking foreward to interacting with this group. I've been caring for patients since 1971 as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, Registered Nurse, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Reiki 2. I also am advanced trained in EFT/MTT (Emotional Freedom Techniques/Meridian Tapping Techniques & Biofeedback.
Comment by Wendy Smith,LMT,MTI, on March 10, 2010 at 6:23pm
I use lymphatic, visceral, reiki, and swedish. Sometimes I will add PROM, stretching, or myofascial The kids I work with are usually sound asleep at the end of that!
Comment by Mike Hinkle on February 20, 2010 at 5:52pm
Hi Rev,

Thanks! I look forward to our discussions! There is much to learn and I live to learn!
Comment by The Rev on February 20, 2010 at 5:38pm
Dawn (and then Mike),

This is the Rubber meeting the road. For years, too many folk, I have been known as Rev Rob the Russian Rubber.

I think your remark misses the mark by only a tiny bit, Dawn. I think we more than move energy, I think we are massaging the energy, stimulating the kinetic and electric energy that moves and stimulates the body. Chemical energy is troublesome to our work, so far as I am concerned.

I came to my conclusion after volunteering for a year working with late stage Alzheimer folk. Alzheimer folk leave their physical and mental bodies behind and essentially remain kinetic/electric, out of touch both inside and outside their bodies, coming back only on occasion, stimulated by an outside energy field. It is amazing to be looked at as a brother, father, son, friend, colleague or neighbor within a very short period of time as an Alzheimer folk caregiver. Worse case is when they even lose the capacity to know anyone is there, gazing out with no juice in their eyes;

An all day gross anatomy workshop pushed me the rest of the way into believing all massage work is energy work rather than some massage being energy work. We did no dissecting. We had four specimens in different levels of dissection. Red dead meat, much like what you find in the refrigerator section of a market is what I was dealing with. Whatever ever propelled the cadaver under my hands was just not there. That experience working with cadavers took me off the agnostic list regarding spirit.

I know there is spirit. What that spirit is composed of and where it goes, I don't know, nor do I feel a need to know. I think something leaves the body. I thnk that something is trapped in the physical body. One of my favorite chants I learned when reading materials from Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF is,

Make me the Sea
From a Bengali Song

So may it be, my Lord—
Thou and I, never apart;
Wave of the sea,
Dissolve in the sea!
I am the bubble;
Make me the sea!

I like the concept of cosmic consciousness or a cosmic sea rather than a corporeal "Lord". In any event I want to stay in my bubble riding on the wave of the sea for a bit longer. At 60, I feel like I am just getting started.


Now I will owe you two things. I promised to share a few photos and the interview I did with Auntie Margaret and now I will promise to share the results of my research relating to energy work.

Researching is what I have been going through of late. I've been researching where The Flammia Touch mostly comes from. I know what I know but have forgotten where much of it comes from. I am resurrecting and rereading my favorite dead gurus. It was their work that led me to working with Alzheimer's folk.

Incoming client... I need to get my energy running and my thinking brain shut off. Does anyone set themselves up in such a way the work is a working meditation with the person at their fingertips the object of their meditation?

Rev Rob the Russian Rubber
Comment by Mike Hinkle on February 13, 2010 at 3:59pm
I hope anyone doing research on energy work will submit abstracts and present posters or/and presentations
Comment by Dustin Fox on February 13, 2010 at 1:04pm
You are so right Dawn! I have found that there is a whole new level of creative energy that comes from the realization of the freedom.
Comment by Dawn Marie Jordan on February 13, 2010 at 10:20am
This where the rubber meets the road. We are always moving energy when we massage, whether we choose to be conscious about it or not. Consciousness brings greater freedom, in my experience.
Comment by Stephen Jeffrey on January 25, 2010 at 4:26pm
Thanks Dustin

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