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Open-Heart Meditation

By Sandy Levy Many people come to us with pain they believe is caused by stress, for which massage therapy can be very helpful. Meditation is also well known to reduce stress, and has the added benefit of requiring no more than a quiet place and a few moments. I have found that the so-called

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Another Look at an Old Remedy

by Sandy Levy Note: The following is offered as a report of my research and experience, and not as medical advice. Please check with your physician before using this product. Castor oil packs should not be used by pregnant women or where there is a malignant tumor. You may know of castor oil as an old-fashioned, awful-tasting

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Kids Need Massage Therapy, Too

By Sandy Levy Kids need massage for all the reasons that adults do and more, because they cannot even survive and  grow without loving touch.  Like adults, some children suffer from injuries and from general muscular tightness and pain—think heavy backpacks, and too much computer time! When a young child needs massage therapy, the best provider

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Massage Therapy’s Effect on Stress and the Immune System

By Sandy Levy We doubt that our clients will be surprised to learn that massage therapy relieves stress and enhances the immune system, but it is good that we are beginning to understand the underlying biology.  Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., of Emory University, reports that in the healthy people he studied, even one session of Swedish

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Magnesium Oil: A Supplement with Obvious Effects

By Sandy Levy Deciding whether a given supplement is effective, or doing anything at all, is often impossible without expensive tests, and even then one might wonder. This is not so much the case with magnesium oil, which is not an oil but a slippery brine made of magnesium chloride and water, and which is

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Do I Need Vitamin D Every Day?

By Sandy Levy Almost everyone now seems to know that Vitamin D levels are low in industrialized populations, and especially as one moves away from the equator. In recent years we have noticed that more and more of our clients report having had their D levels tested, which is the only way to know whether one

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

By Sandy Levy When you praise one of our massage therapists for her miraculous healing powers,  in addition to feeling gratified, she is probably also thinking, “if you only knew that it’s not me, it’s you!” Clients tend to be somewhat incredulous if we tell them that in the healing equation, they are much more important than

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