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Is Reiki and energy work just “woo woo”?

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What comes to mind when you hear “energy work” or “Reiki”? Reiki as a modality is sometimes met with skepticism. Labeled as “woo woo” or “not real.” Though I’m a Reiki Master myself and have always been sensitive to the energies around me, I initially had no idea what...
What is the massage equivalent of community acupuncture?

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It’s a hard problem to solve. Trying to figure out a way to serve clients in a group setting. Is this even possible? It’s such an individual practice. Therapists spend 60-80 minutes on average with each client. Clients aren't typically clothed when therapists are working on them. Massage...

I Tracked the Amount of Touch I Received in a Week and the Results were Shocking

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After tracking the amount of touch I received over a week, there was one major takeaway -- dogs need more touch than any of us. The amount of cuddles and kisses I receive from my dog, Gunner, in a week surpasses human touch received by a landslide. Not only...
Healing in Rwanda

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For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of traveling to Kigali, Rwanda to lead a Multi-Cultural Trauma Treatment Training sponsored by the Global Engagement Institute and the Integrative Trauma Treatment Center. This experience has been transformative.