Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress

reduce your stress

Stress and anxiety are some of the worst illnesses afflicting our modern times. Not only do they reduce our happiness and ability to enjoy our lives, but they also contribute to many types of afflictions of the body as well as the mind. So it is of paramount importance that we are all familiar with ways to reduce our overall and momentary stress.

Breathing. Simple and easy, deep breathing…

On Relationships

Life is relationships;
the rest is just details.
~ Dave Smiley

When we have relationships that feel safe, nurturing, and we receive caring touch, our brain produces oxytocin, which acts like a hormone to regulate our nervous system. It helps us feel calm, relaxed, alert, engaged, and more open and trusting with those we’re close to. The oxytocin response is key to maintaining healthy…

Esalen Massage

relaxation massage

Founded at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, Esalen Massage supports the whole person rather than disjointed parts. It is a nurturing, flowing massage that incorporates long strokes, gentle rocking, passive joint mobilization stretches, and the flow of the breath. Lightly-oiled, flowing strokes are intrinsic, and therapists switch between using hands and elbows for deeper work and…

The Amazing Human Brain

The human brain is the most complex part of the human anatomy. Here are a few interesting facts!

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 270 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing…

Be Kind To Your Body

Be thankful.

Be grateful.

If you are kind to your body,

it will respond in an incredible way.

~ Vanda…

Connectedness Through Therapeutic Attention

Things don’t exist in isolation, especially living beings. Being aware of our own anatomy comes alive as relationships of the parts of the body to each other are revealed. Weaving these parts into an appreciation of the whole happens when attention and touch animate the body. Our relationship to breath is also paramount in our embodiment of living. Something seemingly as simple as t…

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