Soother of the month

Music

February 2, 2017

From the time human beings learned to make music, they understood its power to soothe and heal. For example, African cultures have used drumming in healing ceremonies, South American Shamans and Native American tribes have used chanting in the same way, and Egyptians have used music to increase fertility. Around the world, music therapy has […]

Reflexology

January 2, 2017

Originally practiced by the ancient Egyptians, reflexology is a touch/massage practice based on the idea that the reflexes in the foot are mirror images of all of the organs, tissues, muscles and glands in the body (see the above diagram for a map). Although reflexology was considered an alternative or unconventional therapy when it was […]

Worry Stones

December 2, 2016

Worry stones, sometimes called “pocket tranquilizers,” have been used since the beginning of humankind (yes, anxiety is that old). Ancient Greeks used Palm Stones, smoothed by the sea and Komboloi, which are worry beads, similar to rosary beads used in Catholicism or Mala beads used in Buddhism. Many Native American cultures considered stones sacred—especially quartz—which […]

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