Karen Menehan, Editor
A growing number of people are turning to energy work for their health-care
needs. Popular techniques are increasingly being incorporated into
hospitals across North America, based in large part on patient request;
and research is validating claims about the work's results. Energy
work still faces an uphill battle in some areas where fear and skepticism
are the norm - but the future definitely looks bright.
Nursing: Transforming Health Care From the Inside Out
Brandi Schlossberg, Associate Editor
Nurses are deeply embedded in America's health-care system, and
a growing group of them - holistic nurses - are working every day
to integrate complementary therapy as a standard of care.
Great Exchange: Bartering for Massage Therapists
COMTA's New Face
Carolina Focuses on Ethics
Law Falls Short in Virginia
Massage: A Flower from Bali
This Asian-influenced, traditional therapy, is relatively new to the
West. It incorporates the graceful Balinese heart with a healing philosophy
that considers tending to the spirit as important a goal as treating
Touch Augments Radiation Therapy
Acupressure for Fatigue and Depression
in End-Stage Renal Disease
Massage and Exercise Improve Bone Mineralization
in Premature Infants
Medical Practice & Massage, Part One
Robert Noah Calvert
the Gap: Spa Directors Take Steps to Create Massage Standards
by Karen Kefauver
In an effort to help massage students better meet the needs of the
spa industry and to assist spa directors in filling their requirements
of practitioners, in June Edie Moll, director of operations at East
West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon hosted an inaugural
gathering of spa directors in Portland.
the more common causes of anterior knee pain is a patellar tracking
disorder, often referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).
This condition may be painful on its own, or lead to toerh painful
problems such as chondromalacia patellae or osteoarthritis in the
Well: Therapist Self-Care
Life, You Are the Best Gift of All
The Fountain of Life
Your Turn: Irving Dunham
Journey Through Love
Trends of the Future
SpaTrade.com: All Things Spa
Agreement with Statements
Real Men Go to Spas
Spa-Goers' Agreement with General Statements About Lifestyles
Why and How We Hurt Part Two: Acute Pain
not just intense sensation. It is an elaborate system of warnings
and responses that has evolved in our bodies over millions of years.
Though pain is not much appreciated when we are held in its grip,
without acute pain we would not long survive.
Work in the Womb Touching the Children of the Future
Stephanie Mines, Ph.D.
Education about embryological and fetal development combined with
the use of touch and energy work can empower the services of bodyworkers,
parents and all birthing care-providers, including nurses, doctors,
doulas and midwives.
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