from March/April 2014Massage and Bodywork Magazine. . Some common conditions that are related to stress include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Colds and flu
High blood pressure
Postraumatic stress disorder
Teeth grinding (burxism)
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Urinary retention or incontinence
Disease that results from stress is the consequence of a very complex interaction of phycological, constitutional, genetic, and environmental factors. The body is capable of adaptation and a return to homeostasis if the stressor is removed or lessened. If the stressor continues to be active, however, adaptation and resistance lead to a state of exhaustion and the body becomes highly vulneratble to disease. " quote from March/April 2014 Massage and Bodywork Magazine
It has been reported that bi-weekly
can allieviate many, if not most of these problems.
"Ultimately when one feels good, our whole being follows suit on
all other levels--i.e., decision-making is better, processing life events
is better, and being happy is easier when you are not in pain or feeling
'heavy' or 'tight.'"
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent (90%!) of disease is stress-related.
And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Quote from October 8, 2010 issue of "THE WEEK" magazine:
A new study suggests that massage not only relaxes the body, but also
boosts the immune system and prompts beneficial hormonal changes.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles subjected volunteers to what was perhaps the most pleasant experiment ever devised: Half received 45 minutes of deep-tissue Swedish massage, while the rest received light-touch massage for the same period. Just a single massage session induced marked physiological changes. Blood and saliva samples from the Swedish group registered lower levels of cortisol, a hormone elevated by stress, and arginine vasopression, a hormone that can elevate cortisol; they also showed a rise in lymphocytes, white blood cells that aid the immune response. The light-massage recipients showed a greater increase in the "love hormone" oxytocin and greater drop in a different hormone that prompts the release of cortisol. Despite the popularity of massage, psychiatrist and study author Mark Hymman Rapaort tells the New York Times, "there hasn't been much physiological proof of the body's heightened immune response following massage until now." Italics ours.
"The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage -Discover How To Boost Energy and Immunity "
Aromatherapy - "Clinical trials for aromatherapy have shown that essential oils may be a supplemental treatment to reduce pain, nausea, anxiety, stress and depression. Some people have reported that inhaling ginger, peppermint and cardamom oil vapors help to relieve the nausea that is caused by radiation andchemotherapy. Lavender oil has been known to help relieve anxiety, insomnia and muscle tension. In one clinical trial, black pepper extract was successfully used to reduce the craving for tobacco while improving the overall mood of the participant. Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, or other cancers and illnesses, might consider an alternative therapy such as aromatherapy in accordance with theirstandard treatments."
The added benefit of subtle earth energy resonance and the naturally gentle stress and pain relief comfort of the artful application of Warm and Cool, Gem and Mineral Stones in Massage (Geo-Thermal Therapy) used along with Aromatherapy while employing the principles and practice of Myo-Fascial Release has proven to be a most powerful treatment reported by some to:
- Improve Circulation and oxygenation of blood and lymphatic systems
- Improve Respiration
- Soothe the Nervous System
and Increase sensations of
- Ease Muscular Aches, Sprains and Strains
- Relieve Inflammation
- Enhance Deep Relaxation
- Stone "energy" work has also been
reported to be a sublime Stress Reducer that enhances natural
intuitive feelings creating a sense of
With more than 20 years of massage experience, Bunny Sings Wolf, with heart, hands, and a lifetime of personally collected wind and water smoothed treatment stones "walks" this ancient modality practiced by more than 7 generations of Dakota-Lakota (Sioux) "medicine" practitioners to benefit today's health conscious generations who visit the sacred Black Hills.
The wellness nurturing benefits of gem and mineral Stone Nation is enhanced by warming them to create gently penetrating heat that invites the fascia to untangle and smooth and muscles relax with ease while the stones seem to have a unique way of drawing tension, stress or pain from the body.
Application of well positioned refreshing cool stones reduces inflammation, swelling, especially beneficial for stress, injury. Without need of obtrusive (and potentially damaging) manipulation, the thoughtful, intuitive combination of pressure, warmth, weight and/or coolness, along with the resident energies from selected gem stones creates a subtle yet very powerful treatment.
The stress relief, nurturing and healing properties provided through Geo-Thermal Therapy treatments are now sought after, and embraced by clients and health professionals at exclusive spas, treatment centers and resorts around the globe, but nowhere is it more powerfully experienced than here in its home place as practiced for generations in Paha Sapa (the Black Hills).
With the resurgence of this now highly respected professional practice of Geo-Thermal Therapy by those who humbly "walk" the stones (the St8neWalkers), Inyan Oyate (Stone Nation) has reclaimed its rightful honorable place to again benefit humankind.
So that you may rest at ease and relax into your
Geo-Thermal Therapy treatment with complete confidence and
read a few pointers
Balance ~ Harmony ~ Abundance ~ Peace
The information on
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purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from a
modern professional health care provider. Bodywork should not be
construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or
treatment, and it is understood that a Geo-Thermal Therapy
practitioner is not qualified by modern "medical" standards to
perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or
treat any physical or mental illness, and that no information
offered on forms, website, or in person shall be construed as
such. It is also understood that body work should not be
performed under certain conditions and that each individual
seeking such therapy does so of their own free will and as an
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for their own health and education and/or for their own active
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