In 2016 Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps brought the public’s attention to cupping as he performed the race with cupping marks on his back and shoulders.
Los Angeles has a large Thai population with Thai restaurants, grocery stores, and spas. When I tell angelinos that I practice Thai massage people usually think about that one experience they had at a Thai spa. I believe the Thai spa experience is more of a cultural experience than a therapeutic one.
When you come in for a Thai massage session you may feel like the room is a little more humid and you may notice the soothing sound of boiling water during the session. That’s the herbal compresses letting you know they’re getting ready to be used. So, what are Thai herbal compresses and how do they work?
Restorative Yoga is a selection of yoga postures, many include props to help students explore deep relaxation, stillness, inner peace as well as many physical benefits of the yoga practice. When we use progressive restorative yoga postures the body, mind, and spirit are given the message to let go deeply held tension.
Yoga nidra trains us to remain connected with our true Self even when stress arises. Practicing yoga nidra helps has helped me stay centered and not be swept away by the turbulence and chaos of stress. Practicing yoga nidra, I have learned to identify stress instead of identifying with stress, resulting in being less reactionary and attached and more observant and transparent.
I am grateful to be one of the five interviewed by VoyageLA Magazine featuring East LA inspiring stories. It was a pleasure to read what other entrepreneurs are doing in the neighborhood and to introduce myself to Los Angeles.
Rachel talks touch. Join her conversation and learn how touch can enrich your life and how cultivating an awareness to the healing and therapeutic qualities touch can change your life. She discusses the true cycle of giving and receiving, the need and know for touch, what Thai and Yoga traditions have to say about touch, and how experiencing touch can fortify your relationship with your body, families, and communities.
This is the first of many articles Rachel will be publishing here for the benefit of those seeking alternative ways of thinking and inhabiting their bodies. It begins with certain intentions and intuition that help open limitless potentials and possibilities. The body, the mind, the essence of who we are demands our attention to learn the art of stability, clarity and vitality - a life long pursuit of consciousness, abundance and creativity. Learn more about Rachel as she explains her role as a holistic practitioner and how you could benefit from receiving her work.