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For years, the common misperception that massage wasn’t safe for cancer patients persisted within the traditional medical community . Not so anymore. Today more and more hospitals and mainstream clinics have embraced massage therapy as an integral part of their cancer rehabilitation programs. Still, there are some important things for practitioners and patients to consider when it comes to massage for those living with cancer. Leading oncology massage therapist and educator Eeris Kallil addresses some common questions about giving and receiving bodywork during treatment and recovery.
Acupuncture is an ancient art and science of gently placing very thin needles into the skin and muscles of a patient to try to stimulate nerve fibers to reregulate themselves and send correct messages. When these thin needles are placed in precise points along the body, they can help tight muscle fibers (trigger points) relax.
Alignment is an inward felt sense of being balanced, grounded and centered (body mind and spirit) amidst the chaos and instability of the outer world – a state of Being Aligned with your true authentic Self and Life Purpose. It's being in balance with the heavens above and ground with the Earth below. And it's easier than you think, if you just begin with these seven simple steps.
Living consciously is a sensual endeavor. We receive information through the five senses of sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. These sense memories that we gather throughout our lives inform our attitudes, emotions and actions. Beyond our core senses, we have other, more sensitive, ways of engaging the world around us.