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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week: Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is a specialty which was started by Massage Therapist Claire Marie Miller with the Nurturing the Mother, Fertility Massage Specialist Certification.  Nikki Remic, Founder of the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing was trained in this method in 2008, becoming Pittsburgh’s first and only Certified Fertility Massage Specialist.

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Could Your Family History be Limiting Your Joy?

Family Constellation Sessions with Cindy Petrakis-Mason at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing!
Saturday October 16th  9:30-3:00
& Sunday October 17th 10:00-1:00

Would you like to take a look at how your family history may be affecting your life?
Are you living the life you want?

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You are already complete!

     As my conversations wander from friends, colleagues, and clients, it seems that a lot of people I know are going through some big transitions right now. I know I sure am. I am taking a year long intensive yoga teacher training, packing for a big move this summer, going through an audit, and expecting a baby in the fall. All of this on top of life's regular chores and curve balls. Most of these things are positive transitions so when I feel stressed, I will stop and breathe and change that word "stressed" to "overwhelmed".

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Brahmavihara- Four Steps to Happiness

We all go through our lives continually dealing with conflict, misunderstanding, and disappointment. Although, these things are unavoidably part of life, we can learn techniques or practices that may help us deal with these situations more gracefully. It can be very hard to let go of our feelings of righteousness. Most of us will defend our point of view to the end…even if we know it is wrong! I will lay out some ancient wisdoms regarding these issues.

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An Ancient Look at the Importance of Breath

As some of you may know, I am studying throughout this year to become a yoga teacher. Already I have come across some great resources. Among my required studies of movement, pedagogy and anatomy, is the study of yogic philosophy. I would like to share with you a story from the Brhad-Aranyaka Upanishad, one of India’s oldest sacred texts from the time of Vedanta. I am always going on about the breath and how important it is. Here is a story that illustrates this with charm and poetry. Enjoy!
    

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