Friday, June 23, 2017

Meditation, Massage and Me



Monterey CA, Massage Therapy, www.counterbalancebodywork.com, Photo Credentials: McKinley Law

Massage is one of my moving meditation. Many times, I find it is a chance in my day to reconnect with breath, body and movement. Often my clients, whether aware or not, are not only receiving body work, but relaxing much deeper than just in their muscles. At times our breath syncs, or my breath guides theirs. We work together, sometimes in silence, to give their body and mind a chance to balance, and in return, I reap the benefits as well. The very powerful part is I was largely unaware of this happening till a few month ago.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello Gratitude. Goodbye Fear.




Hello Gratitude. 

This year I have been spending time with you more and more. Each morning and evening I think about you and how I can apply you to my day. After six weeks, you are starting to bleed into my daily moments. I am seeing things that I am grateful for, or can learn from in the moment. I don’t wait till my journal to acknowledge you; I am on the spot, in the moment expressing gratitude. So much so I started a two week challenge to spread gratitude through my social media.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Why get a massage?: Re post from Fleet Feet's Ton of Fun


I am honored to be a part of this year's Ton of Fun training group hosted at Fleet Feet in Monterey. For 8 weeks a dedicated group of people learn healthy life habits to set them up to be more active, eat healthy and build a community of like minded people. I am joining them along the way as a resource and community partner. This week's topic is call Relax and Release: Stress Management. The presentation will focus on what throws us off balance, and what we can do to counterbalance those stresses. One thing I think works very well is massage! I wanted to keep the scope of the presentation broad and all inclusive, and use this space to dive into the benefits and reasons why massage should be a part of your life routine. If you would like to see the other week's topics, check them out here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

3 Easy Random Acts of Kindness

3 Easy Random Acts of Kindness




February 12 starts International Random Acts of Kindness Week. Their website is packed with great ideas on how to celebrate, including 19 different categories to help you focus on an area in your life. I especially love the approach of committing a random act of kindness in these three areas:
  • Ideas you can do for strangers
  • Ideas for donating
  • Ideas just for you

Friday, January 6, 2017

What to Expect During a Massage



What to expect during a massage


Interested in getting a massage? 
Curious about the nuts and bolts of what actually happens when you walk in the door?
Let me explain how I go about a typical massage session.