- January 1st, 2014
Hot herbal compresses have a long history of use in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. The earliest written records in Thailand are from the 14th century, when Siamese soldiers returning from battle were treated with compresses to ease their mental states and relax their bodies.The healing power of Thai herbal compressesBy Bob Haddad, RTT
- September 1st, 2012
Many people associate massages with vacations or spas, and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—it may actually improve your health.
- April 1st, 2012
Everybody has them— backaches from sitting at an office desk too long, a stiff neck from sleeping in an awkward position, or an overuse injury from years of athletic competition.Learning the art and science of body tuning.By Cara Lucas
- February 1st, 2011
When busy woman Lisa Ratner wants a luxurious spa treatment, she looks no further than her own bathroom. Here, she lights a candle, pours some bath salts in the tub, and soaks away her stress.Give yourself the royal treatment with at-home spa treatments any day of the week.By Nora Isaacs
- November 1st, 2010
We all love a good rubdown. But beyond easing muscle tension and relieving sore spots, massage—even a single session—triggers beneficial biological changes, finds new research from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.by Melaina Juntti
- December 1st, 2009
A good friend of mine summed up back pain accurately and concisely: “I had it once and prayed to the heavens that it would never happen to me again.”
On my couch, flat on my back, ice pack covering my lower back, barely able to move without torment, I could relate.
One woman's mission to cure her aching back - without surgery or drugs.By Meghan Rabbitt
- December 1st, 2008
Ever wonder what your body would feel like without tightness, pain, or stiffness? Or how it might be to sail—rather than stoop—your way through the day? Bodywork might hold the key to regaining your body’s natural elasticity, bringing you back into balance—and grace—in ways you never believed possible, at least not since you kissed your 30s good-bye.Find the bodywork technique that works best for you.By Charmian Christie
- October 1st, 2008
Adding complementary therapies to your treatment plan can both improve your prognosis and help you feel better. Integrative oncologists agree that when it comes to breast cancer, conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation may be unavoidable. But the following holistic strategies offer healing benefits.
Acupuncture5 holistic approaches to help beat breast cancerBy Meghan Rabbitt
- October 1st, 2008
For two years, Michelle Marcon suffered from constant pain because of a herniated disk in her lower back, arthritis in both hips, and bone spurs in her heels. After walking for only a couple of minutes, pain would shoot down the back of her legs, and her left foot would go numb. “My pain got so bad that I had to quit my job,” says the Chicago-area dog walker.By Nicole Duncan
- August 1st, 2008
If you’re anything like me, you might fantasize occasionally about having someone do your yoga for you. You would reap all the delight and benefit of the stretch, but with none of the awkwardness of having to heave yourself into a backbend. Just the thought of outsourcing yoga can send me swooning into Savasana.
Pair yoga and massage for a deep release.By Rana Lee Araneta