We all have a sense called interoception. It's the perception of the internal state of the body. Our bodies send information to the brain and our brains process that information and sense what’s going on in the body. It’s how we can tell our bladder is full or we’re hungry. When you feel your heartbeat … Continue reading How to Start Listening to Your Body
Have you ever found yourself holding your breath when you are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? When we are stressed, our breathing becomes short and shallow, and we may hold our breath. This reinforces our “fight or flight” stress response. When we come back to our breath and take slow, steady breaths, we trigger our body's … Continue reading Are you holding your breath?
My massage clients tell me over and over again that they would take better care of themselves, but they don't have the time or the energy. Last week, we talked about how to find time to do that thing you really want to do. So, you've found 10 minutes, but you're exhausted. Might as well just … Continue reading No-Energy-Required Self-Care
There's something you really wanna do. Spend more quality time with your family. Meditate everyday. Write your first book. But you just don't have time. You would do all these amazing things to improve your life, but you're just too busy doing other things. I'm gonna share with you the secret to finding time to do that … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Time
You're constantly stressed. Crunched for time. Your to-do list is never-ending. Always thinking ‘when my kids are older, when this big project at work is over, or when they hire more help at the office, then I can actually take care of myself.’ You know there's got to be more to life than feeling exhausted … Continue reading Always Busy?
You are constantly stressed. Crunched for time. Feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. And sure, sometimes you do something nice for yourself, like get a massage! And you feel amazing afterwards. Fully present in your body. But soon after, that dull ache between your shoulder blades comes back, and … Continue reading What is BodyMind Coaching?
These are not your typical massage sessions.Integrative Massage Sessions are designed to leave you feeling more at ease and bring relief from the physical discomforts that come from living with chronic stress. Personalized for you At Restoring Balance, you receive so much more from your session beyond your time on the massage table. These sessions … Continue reading What You Get With Your Integrative Massage Session
Photo by Roy Claflin. Do you remember a time when the internet wasn't a thing and no one had a cell phone? I have to think back a ways, but when I was growing up it wasn't common to have access to the internet at home. And when we did get internet at home, it … Continue reading Unplug to Recharge
Many in our society feel we're under constant stress. We often complain about our stressful job, boss, or family obligations. It seems life is just plain stressful. And all this stress leads to health problems, some seemingly minor (like your sore neck), some life threatening (like heart attacks and stroke). Stress is a serious problem. … Continue reading Is anything really stressful?
I was talking to another Massage Therapist the other day, and she mentioned the problem of à la carte self care and why it doesn't work. It really struck a nerve with me. She was talking about how you'll take this yoga class over here, you'll drink a green smoothie today, or you'll go for … Continue reading The Real Reason Your Self Care is Failing You