Category Archives: Personal Growth

Marijuana Prohibition and Law Enforcement Officers: Effective Medicine & Alternative to Alcohol As Stress Reliever, Denied.

There’s a raucous row in New York City right now about a police sergeant assigned to Gracie Mansion failing a drug test for pot and claiming that the sample was accidentally snipped from her weave and not her own locks. … Continue reading

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Drug Injection Sites: Communities Cry “NIMBY” While People OD and DIE on MY Block

Recently, the idea of state-approved injection centers where people addicted to heroin may “shoot up” in a safe environment was proposed for further review in New York City. While heroin use is not in any way a social good, such … Continue reading

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Postpartum Massage, Progesterone, and Oxytocin, the “Cuddle Hormone”: Hugs, The Missing Link to Rapid and Comfortable Recovery After Delivery

Pregnancy is truly a special time in a woman’s life, and any woman who’s been pregnant will tell you that the experience, subjectively, feels different somehow. If you thought that this was, perhaps, just romanticizing your past in retrospect, or … Continue reading

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The ’80s Era “Just-Say-No-To-Drugs” Philosophy and Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Education: Two Divergent Approaches, Only One Success

The 1980s approach to drug addiction could easily be summed up in three epic  words: Just. Say. No.  Our then-First Lady, Mrs. Nancy Reagan, along with D.A.R.E. (Drug Addiction Resistance Education), took a hard line on drug addiction. The approach … Continue reading

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Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch, and Confusion: Why Children May Be Receiving The Wrong Signals

Pediatric Massage Therapists must be  more aware of personal boundaries than  LMTs practicing on most other client populations.  Of course, working on babies, kids, and adolescents, is challenging.     Compound that with the real specter of child abuse, and you can … Continue reading

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Couples Massage At Home Before Hosting a Dinner Party: The Well-Kept Secret To Social Success Of NJ Socialites

Of course, Couples Massage At Home is always a great choice, but here’s a new thought: A relaxing side-by-side Couples Massage only hours prior to hosting a gala dinner event, one when you bring out the ‘good silver’, not just … Continue reading

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Girls Spa Parties and Bullying: Changing Negative Patterns Among Kids’ Interactions

Most of us have some connection to the topic of bullying.  Some of us were bullied, others have had family members or friends who suffered the same sad fate.  I certainly was not a bully (actually, I was bullied in … Continue reading

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Couples Massage as a Unique Bonding Experience: Relaxing and Healing Together Breaks Boring Routines

Couples have held hands throughout the entire session.  That is really cute.  Do couples tend to do so more in wintertime?  I’m not really sure, but I think it may be so!  So many of our clients have told us … Continue reading

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