Posts Tagged ‘relaxation’

Family Time – Reduce Stress and Enjoy Your Time With Family

By Ellen R. Norman

Family time can be defined in many ways, depending on your lifestyle, and who or what you consider as family. Most people define family as spouse and/or children. But for some it could be the cherished pets. And still for others their closest friends.

We are generally social ‘animals’ with a ‘herd-tribe’ mentality. We need the ‘herd’ to survive. This togetherness is very important and gives us a sense of completeness and security. When we are unable to prioritize our time, energy, or thoughts towards these important entity’s, we get stressed, worried and anxious.

Of course the first priority on your list is for yourself, yes, you. Your health and wellbeing must be maintained, before you can give to others. Remember you ‘ must have your cup of energy filled before you can give to others’. When you are wasted, tired, depressed and otherwise stressed out, you are a hindrance rather then a help to your family.

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Massage Primer

The practice of various massage techniques can be traced though human history and nearly every culture. Artwork and literature from many civilizations show that nearly all ancient cultures practiced massage in some form. This is shown in cave drawings by out prehistoric ancestors, ancient Chinese books dating back as far as 3000 B.C., medical textbooks by Greek and Roman physicians written in the millennia preceding Christ, Indian and Hindu tradition and literature dating back over three thousand years.

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Healing Mind and Body With Massage and Stretching

By Mark Bromson, M.D.

When patients ask me about natural medicine, they often expect me to talk about herbs, folk remedies or exotic Chinese healing techniques. So, when the first thing I recommend for patients is stretching and massage, they are often surprised. Though most people view massage as a pleasurable indulgence and stretching as an athletic activity, both of these practices can also be part of an effective medical treatment. Read the rest of this entry »


The Art of Doing Nothing – Relaxing on Purpose

By Dan Johnston, Phd

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sidney J. Harris

Are you a hard worker who likes to get things done? Are you always too busy to slow down? If so, you might have a Type A personality? People with Type A personalities are achievement and success oriented. They always push themselves to get the job done. They are competitive and constantly feel rushed. Type A people are often frustrated or irritated because they never seem to have enough hours in the day. Hard working Type A people also have trouble relaxing, and this can create big problems for them. Could this be you or perhaps, some one you know? Read the rest of this entry »


The Benefits of Sports Massage

By Brandon J. Thomas

It is well known that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, pain and tension and generally feels good. However massage can be more than just relaxing. For athletes massage therapy can be a key contributor to their training regime and considerably enhance their performance. More commonly known as “Sports Massage” massage for athletes utilizes deep muscle working techniques that eliminate toxins in muscle fiber as well as remove adhesions. Read the rest of this entry »