Posts in Holistic Health
On Medical Marijuana & Mental Health: Understanding Costs & Benefits

As a holistic practitioner, I feel that it’s my responsibility to be open to various forms of treatment and acknowledge the many different ways in which we can cope with distress.  For some of us, this may mean going to therapy, exercising regularly, or testing out “alternative” methods like acupuncture, Reiki, or massage. Here in Rhode Island, where the state approves the use of medical marijuana, that may also mean visiting Compassion Centers to utilize this substance.

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Thai Yoga Massage as Self-care & Supplement to Positive Mental Health

Recently, I treated myself to a Thai Yoga Massage at Santosha Yoga & Holistic Health Center in Cranston.  My reasons for exploring this modality were two-fold:

  1. As self-care, I’d heard through word-of-mouth that Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) was relaxing , increased mobility, and provided relief from chronic tension.
  2. As a holistic health practitioner, I am always looking for practices that improve mental health and well-being.  I believe that before anyone can recommend anything, however, one must try it firsthand.  This allows us as providers to share concrete and authentic feedback about experiences and expectations.
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