Category: Mind & Body

Connecting to the Goddess Within

Changes.  They start off small, the long lasting one’s at least. Change can come suddenly, without warning or possibly slowly overtime and anywhere in between. Little did I know that 2017 would be a year of change for me.  Change that is starting off small. Let me share with you…. Last year was a year

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Help you help yourself.

At this moment I invite you to join me.  Join me and take a moment to step away from your busy life. It won’t take long, just a few moments. Okay, now come with me and take this time to imagine what it would be like to feel good in your body. No aches and no

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Thoughts on healing – I’m not here to heal you.

Do you believe you’re a broken machine who needs fixing? I’m here to tell you that you are not broken, dear one. You don’t need to be fixed.  Even if you literally have a broken bone in your body, you, a human being, are not broken.  Most of us are so stuck in our heads,

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Colds & Flu: When in doubt, don’t…

Whether we Chicagoans like it or not, it’s starting to get cold outside! And what happens when the weather turns? You guessed it, colds and the flu! “What do I do when I’m starting to not feel well?” “What do I do about my session if I’m sick?” These two questions are usually at the

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Is Your Neck a ‘Text Neck?’

Do you walk around noticing how many of us are on our cell phones these days? Instead of looking at each other or the world around us, the vast majority of us have our heads down looking at our cellular or wireless devices in front of us. While the convenience of wireless devices makes life

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The Root of the Matter

The Root of the Matter This past May, I found myself traveling to Madison, WI for a weekend long seminar on myofascial release through the, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars (http://www.myofascialrelease.com), series called ‘Fascial-Pelvis’. We spent the weekend learning that when you help to correct imbalances in the pelvic girdle and surrounding structures, such

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Uncovering the Mysteries of the Illiopsoas Muscle

Illustration by Heather Fraelick Uncovering the Mysteries of the Illiopsoas Muscle The illiopsoas muscle is making a name for itself in many sessions as of late and I am writing this article to share some more information on it in an effort to shed light on what it is, where it is located in the

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Massage…More Than A Luxury?

Photo by Andrew Stamm Massage…More Than A Luxury? Modern thought is that massage therapy is a luxury and only good for pampering. However, if one considers recent studies that are showing 90% of disease in the body is stress related and massage therapy is a tool to help manage stress, it may be beneficial to

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Thoughts on Deep Tissue Massage

Photo by Andrew Stamm On July 21, 2011, results from a Consumer Reports survey showed that hands on treatments, such as deep tissue massage therapy, were more effective than prescription drugs for ailments such as neck pain. The survey even shows that deep tissue massage was found to be as effective as drugs for fibromyalgia.

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What is Craniosacral Work and How Can It Help Me?

Photo by Andrew Stamm Over the past few months I’ve been dedicating time to learning a form of bodywork called Craniosacral Work or commonly known as Craniosacral Therapy. Some of you may have already experienced this work in your sessions while others have not. Regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced this form of healing,

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