“You have a broken wrist” is not what a massage therapist wants to hear! But the good news - time & rest bring healing! Nine weeks and my wrist healed nicely. The orthopedic MD confirmed it’s as good as new. Having use of my right hand again and being back to work feels so good!
Happy Summer Everybody!
Hope you’re staying COOL wherever you are!
We’re having a HEATWAVE here at the Jersey Shore and elsewhere around the world it’s even hotter. Is it just me or doesn’t everything seem a little hotter & harder these days? It seems more challenging and harder than ever to keep an even keel.
The above vintage photo of exercise class in Wildwood, NJ (circa 1940’s) inspires me! Lots has changed since then (fashion for sure) but lots has stayed the same- our need to move, be outside in nature, stay active, be in community, and to keep stretching our minds and bodies is still #1.
Exciting news 🧘♂️ We’re celebrating 20 years of beach yoga in Bay Head. It was a lucky day back in 2002 while visiting the Hamptons to see a flyer for beach yoga. I instantly knew YOGA ON THE BEACH was a marriage made in HEAVEN! It didn’t take long to envision bringing this back to the Jersey shore and it’s been a delight to promote and share YOGA in such a beautiful environment. ☀️We show up with the ocean as our backdrop. Each day is different as the temperatures and winds fluctuate. In community, we embrace this ancient practice which rewards our minds and bodies with balance, strength, flexibility, alertness and calm. It’s hard to put into words all that yoga has given and taught me.
It's my favorite way to start the day - I ❤️ Beach Yoga!
We begin with eyes closed as the instructor invites us to set an intention for our practice. My go-to intention is often PEACE or CALM but lately I’m reaching for EQUANIMITY. If you look it up in the dictionary or google it, you’ll find:
YES please. MORE please. I want and need my daily dose of vitamin E!
In the words of the Dalai Lama… “With equanimity you can deal with situations with calm and reason while keeping your inner happiness.”
And isn’t that what we all want and need more of?
🙏 I invite you to discover a ritual for yourself - your very own ritual that helps you reconnect and find equanimity.
One final wish - Sunshine Kate ends class every Sunday sharing the following words…
PEACE TO YOU
PEACE TO ME
PEACE TO THE WORLD
PEACE TO ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER
Stay cool, keep calm and carry on!
“Don’t fight the darkness - Bring the light and darkness will disappear!” 🌟💫🌟💫🌟
I’ve adopted this mantra by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to be my guidepost and inspiration for 2022.
It's my reminder - when I catch myself daily being pulled into that downward spiral so pervasive in our world today….negativity, confusion, anxiety and fear that only rob us of our energy & vitality and dim our light. Personally, that’s not what I want and imagine you don’t either. Its always good to occasionally clean out and dump the stuff that drags us down and prioritize or add more good stuff that lifts us up.
What inspired you to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist?
I originally thought about going to go to school for physical therapy and I had a friend who encouraged me to give massage therapy a try. She told me it was a great way to learn the body with a more hands on approach, and would be a great stepping stone. Never truly saw myself doing it but I gave it a shot, interviewed at a few schools and fell in love with this one school and its approach to massage therapy.
Haven’t looked back since!
Our Therapeutic Touch Team sends you the happiest of HOLIDAY GREETINGS!