For when you just don’t have time to go to a pro By Sherrin Bernstein, LMT, CA Slower, Smoother, Softer – It’s easier to both to receive and deliver slower, smoother, softer applications of pressure. It’s easy to hurt yourself, miss a
I have a lot of time while I am massaging human beings to think about what the perfect massage is and how can I create one every time I work. What is the perfect massage after all? The quick answer is, there’s
The Running Doc (Lewis G Maharam M.D. FACSM) makes an assertion that Post-Marathon Massage Therapy is worthwhile only after two hours post event. I offer that a study such as this, is only as good as it’s premise. It is true that two studies have shown
Ritual 1, Intention-Based Aromatherapy is available for purchase at the Educating Hands School of Massage Bookstore at their new location at 260 NE 17 Terrace, (corner at 1730 Biscayne Blvd, 2nd floor- entrance through 17 Terrace) Miami, FL! Info: Call (305)285-0651 and
I’ve burned a variety of candles over the years. I’ve bought them, received them and enjoyed them. I’m a big fan. I cut the wicks down when they get too long, I remove any paper labeling before I light them, I fold the
Post Date 3.20.10 Robert Tisserand says: “Aromatherapy can be defined as the diligent use of essential oils to promote or improve human health, hygiene and wellbeing. The term is applied to personal care products containing essential oils that impart skin-active and/or “feel
Original Post Date 4.26.11 Last Updated 6.15.13 These are some of the ingredients I try to avoid in my personal and household products and in the products I make. My deliciously fragrant all natural and therapeutic Touch Fitness Massage Oils, my Ritual
Does the perfume of a flower or the scent of an herb put a picture in one’s mind? Chemists and aromatherapists have long known that scent can bring about feelings as varied as anticipation, relaxation and even a profound sense of wellbeing.
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1. Go in with a supportive mindset! If you worry that you’re not going to get a “good” massage, you probably won’t. If you go in “knowing” you’re going to have a great massage, you are training your brain to your purpose and you
One question I hear over and over again is: “how often should I get a massage?” It’s a very interesting question for a couple of reasons. One, the language that people use when asking this question gives me the impression that people
Spring may be a time of renewal, but it is also the time for ticks and other biting creatures! Massage Therapists are often the first people to see things that are going on with you that really need the attention of an
The biggest obstacles to stretching on an airplane is that we are required to sit in our seats all the time and we have an idea of what stretching “looks like” that, in actuality, we can expand upon, or in this case,
Massage Therapy is quite literally a contact sport and contact is the name of the game. When a massage therapist performs a stroke on a muscle, he or she is literally (manually) giving your body information you need to win the game.
What the heck is Intention-Based Aromatherapy you ask? Read all about it on my blog here at http://attractessentials.com.
Hi All, I’ve added a very special new service to my list on Touchfitness.com! Clients are loving it and you will too! Hawaii 5 Oh! The Touch Fitness Hawaii Experience. Let me bring you to Sunset Point, on the North Shore of
SILVER CITIZENS TouchFitness, Informative Bodywork’s signature treatment for ages 65+ offers relaxing, soothing and restorative strokes, infused with restorative imagery, gentle stretches and doable rehabilitative exercise. Relieve pain and stiffness and replenish energy, youthful vitality and functionality. Appointments are limited to The
Post Date 5.22.11 What to wear at Relax Max! today, loose comfortable clothes and socks. Jeans not recommended. Class is today from 4-5:30pm at: Pure Yoga East 203 E 86th @ 3rd Ave 212-360-1888 See my promotional mini video at http://bit.ly/RelaxMaxAEVideo Sign
I’m very excited about teaching Relax Max this Sunday at Pure Yoga East! It’s especially nice because I was invited in to teach there by someone I hold in very high esteem and it’s a beautiful yoga studio. This one time class
Ok, so when I did my candle research and found out that I prefer 100% Beeswax candles, I decided to re-use the glass holders and tops from my old candles. But how to get the wax out? This is what I came
Do you want to learn how to Relax to the Max? Join me for my new upcoming class at Pure Yoga East, May 22, 2011 from 4-5:30pm. In this 90 minute class you will learn how to relax to the max using
Touch Fitness Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet. One underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.
“…And a very special thanks to Ms. Fabulosity aka my newest fabu “friend in the head”. It was a pleasure meeting you. You have an impeccable sense of style and a great personality. It was very refreshing to find someone that genuinely
http://www.talkingalternative.com/?page_id=311 I had a terrific time being interviewed on Joshua Margolis’ program Mind Over Matter on TalkingAlternative Broadcasting. We chatted about Personal Training, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, obstacles to working out and tools, specifically Ritual 1, that can assist people in overcoming those
I’m going to be on the Radio! Join me on Monday December 13, 2010 on www.TalkingAlternative.com. The show starts at 12 noon, I should be on between 12:20-12:40. Join me and call 877-480-4120. Topic: massage therapy & aromatherapy. We will be discussing
“Sunny beaches, surfers and sea turtles in equal numbers…”
“The other day I had one of my runners come in from a recent physical therapy appointment with a bruise on her leg where this professional applied a massage technique called friction…”
I was speaking to a woman last night who said she gets regular massages from one of those unlicensed Asian places and he digs really deep and hurts her, (her words), and she literally gets sick the next day before feeling better.
“…Lavender has a fresh, clean scent and is used most commonly to provide relief from bites, stings, lice and burns, persistent infections due to immune deficiency, migraines, asthma, insomnia, and nervous tension.”
We had such a great time at the last Meet & Greet we are doing it again! Come celebrate the launch of my blog site www.touchfitness.com/blog artfully designed by Rodd Marcus, Creative Director of Carpe VM, Seize Your Market, Say it with
Save the Date for my next Touch Fitness Meet & Greet Sept. 29, 2010 Wednesday from 7-9pm for my next Touch Fitness Meet & Greet at Lily’s Bar in the Roger Smith Hotel. Meet great people, create opportunities & have fun. You
For my inspiration I have only to go to the beach and smell the salty briny yummy moist fresh air to be reminded how we often modify or shut down our senses to survive, especially in the city where my clients battle
I think discount club companies like Rue La La, Gilt and many others popping up all the time now sport a double edged sword. They may be keeping businesses in business right now, but I feel they are eroding the perceived intrinsic
“…and they told two friends, and they told two friends… and then the price of sushi, oysters and clams went down, commonly thought of as extinct species of sea dwellers re-appeared which increased monies in city coffers from tourism, which caused taxes to go down, coastal oil drilling disappeared, coral and seaweed and crazy ass looking ocean creatures I’ve seen on tv thronged the waters, cancer rates from tainted food and water dropped to zero…”
“Bodyrub” • “Backrub” • “Footrub”… are legally questionable red flag terms for unlicensed massage…
I created this poll that I wanted to get your input on. What is your favorite type of massage therapy? Take poll here : http://polls.linkedin.com/p/83681/tvsum
“Truffles wouldn’t get off the massage table…”
“aromatherapy can mask some of the unpleasant smells associated with chemotherapy and can help cancer patients handle side effects like nausea without taking another drug…”
“My age is none of my business.”
“Thank the Universe we have people such as Robert Tisserand…”
It is with great sadness that I found out that Margaret Ann Case passed away. Besides being my Reiki and Polarity Therapy Practitioner, she was a personal friend, a teacher in life and communications, my colleague, a part of my support system,
Consumer Reports states that “ideally, indoor humidity should be 30 to 50 percent. But without humidification, that level can drop to 10 percent in winter…” To many New Yorkers that means nose bleeds, dry irritated sniffly nasal congestion and susceptibility to infections entering via micro cracks inside the mucous membranes.
“When I got up, I noticed when I spoke and smiled, my face literally felt different, softer, supple, and more flexible. When I looked in the mirror, my face looked different, softer, fuller, and younger.
But this was not what was most impressive. What was most impressive was the Comtesse Suzanne de Paris’ smile when I told her what good energy there was in her office (and I know, I’ve been around). She said: “you can feel it?” I said: “yes”. But you go and have an appointment with her and see for yourself. This is a beautiful, talented, educated, successful and happy woman, and so, from the top down, from mother to daughter to granddaughter they are filled with joy and ease. So, it is with joy and great respect that I write about her. This woman of title, stature and an incredible history, who does not rest on her laurels, nor her title, is an inspiration for all of us. May she continue to pass her joy on and bless us all with her and her fabulous treatments for many years to come.”
“Flip Flop Foot feels a bit like shin splints, the foot and lower leg muscles get unexpected amounts of workout from preventing the flip flops from going flying…”
“…one of the benefits of massage therapy is improved sleep…”
You put your starry feelers out into the universe and see what darkness can be faced, explored and brightened.
“You get to prioritize your wellness without having to think…”
I took ‘The Complete Neck Series’ with Michael Alicia, teacher extraordinaire, from The Swedish Institute. I recommend it highly to all licensed massage therapists.
Aromatherapy with massage therapy is like ice cream on your apple pie; they go so perfectly well together. The same is true with massage and aromatherapy. The naturally occurring chemicals in essential oils are what make aromatherapy massage oil blends fragrant as well as therapeutic. Essential oils are so luscious and good for you that having a massage with them makes perfect sense. They go together so well, that I will continue to refer to them together in this article as aromatic massage therapy or AMT. As a matter of course, I offer unscented options for those who may have specific reasons to avoid them, but for those who don’t, for those who ponder whether to use essential oils or not, here are five great reasons to choose to have ice cream on your apple pie.
Whenever I feel anything negative, I close my eyes, visualize myself filling with healing energy from the universe, inhale a quick spritz of my Ritual 1 (ready in my bag) and I feel better instantly, seriously, my whole body changes!