In the 1980’s, Sylvester Stallone became famous for Rambo, a movie character who was the ultimate warrior. Many men and young boys, including myself at the time, idolized Rambo.  I even had his posters on my wall as a kid thinking that’s who I want to be one day. But even Rambo has a…

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The Makko Ho Stretches – Mihael Mamychshvili Invented by a Shiatsu Grand Master , Shizuto Masunaga from Japan in the early 60’s to help therapists and patients achieve balance and good health. Unlike many stretching exercises, the Makko Ho Movements were designed to stimulate the organs and the associated meridians (energy channels/nerves). This is part…

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Adrenal Burnout Healed Through Shiatsu The kidneys are considered to be the energy force of the body in Shiatsu and traditional Chinese Medicine. It is also “the furnace” that keeps us warm and distributes heat and energy throughout. Together with the bladder they are an important part in detoxifying the body of waste and impurities….

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Acupressure significantly reduced heart rate among subjects who suffered a stroke, whereas placebo acupressure did not, according to recent research. The study, “Cardiovascular benefits of acupressure (Jin Shin) following stroke,” involved 13 subjects who experienced a stroke at least 19 months earlier. Inclusion criteria were a unilateral stroke resulting in persistent deficits, as well as…

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Injuries can be devastating to a dance career, but you can reduce their occurrence or avoid them—if you know what to look for. Find out why certain injuries happen, what can be done to prevent them, and which treatment to seek if prevention fails. 1. Neck Strain: Choreography that calls for excessive head movement can easily…

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“Press Harder”

 By Mihael Mamychshvili, Reg. Master Shiatsu Therapist   I have been working with patients with chronic pain for 15 years and it never ceases to amaze me how people get used to their pain. Their pain becomes their proverbial security blanket because without, they feel like something essential is missing. Many patients come to me…

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What is Cupping Therapy?

By Mihael Mamychshvili, Registered Shiatsu Therapist     Cupping originated many thousands of years ago primarily for the treatment of disease and pain. This has not changed right up to today but, with modern science and understanding, it has confirmed its rightful place in both beauty therapy and well-being medicine. Cupping therapy was originally used…

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By Angel Hands Trauma Team What is trauma? Some people associate trauma straight to war veterans and firefighters. However, the word trauma refers to situations that are emotionally painful, and that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, leaving them feeling powerless. Any situation that leaves someone feeling overpowered and alone can be traumatic. A…

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