388 Kenwood Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054
530 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
Raindrop Essential Oil Massage is now offered at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. This is a powerful healing tool utilizing the layering of 8 to 10 pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils on the feet and the spine to encourage deep cellular healing.
I just returned from an inspiring seminar on Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Conditions. It was sponsored by The New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, of which I’m a member, and held on Long Island. The presenter was the world- class massage therapist, author, and instructor James Waslaski, LMT, who is known for his cutting edge work in orthopedic massage and pain management.
I love learning new things that can be of help to my patients. I took a new craniosacral seminar two weeks ago. This was part refresher class and part new techniques and skills.
I just read a research study on Craniosacral Therapy’s beneficial effects on people suffering from fibromyalgia. The results of this study were very clear and significant. Craniosacral Therapy definitely and significantly reduced the body pain, anxiety and depression experienced by the participants of the study, all of whom had fibromyalgia. It improved their overall quality of life – there were clear improvements in physical function, general health and vitality, and therefore the ability to take part in social activities. Craniosacral Therapy also improved the quality of their sleep in the participants.
I found a wonderful article about Reiki in the May 2010 issue of Body and Soul Magazine (Relief Through Reiki: Alternative Healing by Lynn Darling). It very poignantly describes the anger that a woman experiences as she undergoes radiation treatment for her breast cancer.
This has been a bumper year for ticks and that has resulted in as big a year for Lyme disease here in the Northeast. While craniosacral therapy can’t treat or cure Lyme disease, it can definitely make a big difference in the amount of pain and discomfort you find yourself in and helps speed the healing process.
Something that I find disappointing in my practice is how seldom doctors recommend therapeutic massage to their patients for the alleviation of pain.
Spring is here and we’re all out cleaning up our lawns and planting gardens and brushing up on our summer activities. Often we over-do it and get sore. My patients often ask what causes those knots that they feel in their muscles. They often wonder what trigger points are.