• Body and mind connections

    Happy December to each and every one of you. For most people, this is a hectic and busy time. I hope you take the time for yourself to do something to help ground yourself. Take the time to breath. Notice your mind and body. Notice what your emotions may be telling you. Sometimes our minds and bodies may be giving us information that may help us, slow us down or sometimes even give us the information we are looking for to a problem we have been trying to solve. 

    I would also recommend reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s book, The body keeps the score to learn more about the  mind-body connection. It also has good information on the types of therapies that people may respond well to in processing trauma and difficult experiences.

    As you may remember, I also recommended several articles regarding the benefits of massage therapy for mental health.  Dr. Katherine King, Psy.D,’s Massage Therapy for Mental Health (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/lifespan-perspectives/202201/massage-therapy-mental-health), Dr. James Lake, MD’s Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Stress (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/integrative-mental-health-care/201810/massage-therapy-anxiety-and-stress), and Kari Rusnak, MA, LPC, CMHC’s How Massage Therapy can Improve Your Sex Life (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happy-healthy-relationships/202309/how-a-massage-can-improve-your-sex-life) are just some of the articles to inform people of the immediate and lasting benefits of massage therapy on both mental health and the body. Check them out. 

    As always, enjoy the articles and videos on the website. Please note that these videos/articles are for you to enjoy, ignore if non-relevant to you, and to be shared with others who you believe may enjoy reading them. It is not to replace any medication, therapy or treatment. Always consult your provider before trying anything from these articles or videos. From time to time, I usually send a similar message to my clients just to provide them extra support and to check if they would like to continue to receive these articles or videos. This is my way to communicate the importance of mental health and to support others. Good mental health to you all until next time.