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June 21, 2010

What is Swedish Massage?

What comes to mind when you hear the word relaxation? A sunny afternoon by the pool with a glass of iced tea? A cozy fireside chat with good friends? Deep stretching and breathing in a yoga class?

For many people, massage is synonymous with relaxation. Experienced hands soothe aching muscles and the stress of everyday life melts away. A study conducted jointly by a massage therapy organization and a university medical school found that regular massage lowers levels of anxiety, depression, stress hormones and even blood pressure!

Swedish massage is a combination of different techniques that soften tight muscles, increase blood flow to sore areas and calm the nervous system. Swedish massage can be done with gentle or firm pressure depending on your needs and preferences. Gentler pressure may be used around superficial veins or if you are looking for pure relaxation. Firmer pressure may be used to work out the kinks after a day full of hiking and exercise classes. You and your massage technician talk about what would be best before the massage begins, and adjust as you go if necessary. Try one today!

Neural Resonance class

Workshop One and Two:

Over four evenings, this twelve-hour workshop will reveal a singularity of purpose between muscles, nerves and meridians, kundalini, chakras and more.

Viewing the nervous system as a kaleidoscope of frequencies and perfect geometry, we can access deeper levels of healing - and understanding - by going to the source of power inherent in our bodies.

For bodywork therapists and Philosophers of the Body of all kinds ;)

Where: The Ojai School of Massage
When: Monday June 28th - Thursday July 1st; 6-9 p.m
Contact: Meredith Sands Keator
Phone: 323.229.9573
email: meredith@templebody.com

June 08, 2010

AMMA in LA June 14 and 15

AMMA, known to many as the hugging saint and spiritual ambassador from India, will be in town on June 14th and 15th. One heartfelt embrace at a time, AMMA (http://amma.org) promotes compassion in its most basic form. Born Sudhamani in a Southern district of Kerala, the spiritual leader has been globally recognized for humanitarian contributions by the United Nations and awarded such prestigious awards as the Gandhi-King Award for Non-Violence.

WHAT: Amma Spiritual Tour
WHEN: June 14-June 15
WHERE: Hilton (at Los Angeles International Airport
5711 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 410- 6055
For further information please contact Robyn Berkley at robyn.berkley@peoples revolution.com or 323-651-3500.

“She stands here in front of us. God’s love in a human body.”

-Dr. Jane Goodall

Through the simple teachings of selflessness and guidance in leading by example, AMMA teaching centers now reside in six continents across 33 countries. Additionally, AMMA’s response to natural disaster has brought about food, clothing, medicine and more to Hurricane Katrina victims, where AMMA was one of the first to respond to aide relief efforts, and those left homeless by both the 2001 Gujarat Earthquake and 2008 Bihar Flood.

“Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, for at least one night”

Whether seeking solace, direction, or human interaction, over the past 35 years AMMA has embraced more than 25 million people worldwide. Her philanthropy extends to an international collection of non-profit charities- Embracing the World (http://embracingtheworld.org). Providing the five basic needs (food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood) drives the movement.
“In today’s world, people experience two types of poverty; the poverty caused by lack of food, clothing, and shelter and the poverty caused by lack of love and compassion.”