What an amazing experience! John is so easy to talk to and makes sure to have a good chat with you first about what your needs are, what's happening with your life at the moment that would affect you physically and makes sure that he knows your comfort level and is perfectly happy to work within those limits. He has a wonderful touch (and lovely warm hands!) and clearly knows what he is doing be it the physical part of the massage or the energy work he does while he kneads out your kinks. I can't say enough about what an amazing experience it was and I am certainly placing myself on his list of regulars! I'm already planning on booking him when he comes back down to Dublin again!Paige Keating, Dublin
John came to my home to give me a massage. He prepared the room with music candles and incense. We had a chat about where I was in my life and what my needs were before the massage. The whole experience was a delight. While John massaged my body, I felt he knew exactly what I needed, and where was tense and needed loosening. I felt so safe and held and nurtured. By the end , I was in a state of bliss and gratitude.
Ahlmeirah Ariel Hallaire
The treatment of Cancer is a very controversial issue. In my position as a doctor known for being open to alternative approaches I hear of all sorts of stories about how narrow the approach of standard medicine is (did you know that it is a very rare specialist doctor who asks the patients some basic questions like 'why did you get it in the first place? What was the reason for you? What was the imbalance?"
Here is a recent teleseminar I listened to which I found inspiring. Pass it on if you know anybody who is suffering and wants some orientation.
Since the death of his wife to cancer Retired Col. Bill Henderson knew "there must be a better way" to handle cancer and its effects. He has dedicated his life to helping people find its underlying cause and how to handle it. It is now his mission to spread this information to as many people as possible. Find out what you can do to make sure you don't receive this diagnosis and even how to deal with cancer naturally. Dr Anthony Sharkey, Naas, Ireland.
Wave your cares goodbye at Ache Busters
Clients will feel immediately at home on entering the tranquil Ache Busters massage clinic in the quiet Caisleán Riada estate in Coosan. I was greeted on arrival by Gyongyi Karasz, who set up Ache Busters in June last year, and masssage therapist John Picard, with whom she teamed up as her business expanded. The unique idea behind Ache Busters is ‘Five Senses Therapy’, where massage, sounds, colour, aromatherapy, and little treats such as a nice cup of tea combine to treat the person in their entirety. A native of Hungary who moved to Ireland in 2004, Gyongi specialises in holistic massage and Brandon Raynor’s bodywork, and is also studying orthapedic and sports massage. John is a former Army officer and Irish Red Cross aid worker, who first became interested in healing in the early 90s, studying Shiatsu and later going on to specialise in aromatherapy massage, sports massage, and reiki.One of the most remarkable things about Ache Busters is that there is absolutely no hurry - clients are alloted a two-hour session, so there is plenty of time for Gyongyi or John to take case histories, get to know their clients, and determine what they most need from the massage. John began my full-body massage with an informal chat to see what I was hoping to get out of the treatment. “I always ask people: how would you like to feel when you leave here?” he explained. He then took a case history to find out a little about my lifestyle and to highlight any concerns I had. As someone who spends a large chunk of my days sitting in front of a computer, it was no surprise that my back, neck, and shoulders were most in need of some TLC. John began with a relaxing back massage, which combined with the soft relaxing music and fragrant essential oils really helped me to unwind. He continued by working on easing the tension out of problem areas, very attentively checking in with me every so often to make sure he wasn’t hurting my poor tense muscles. I could feel the knots in my neck and shoulders in particular loosen and relax, including ones I didn’t know I had; as John explained, sometimes people don’t know just how much tension they are carrying around until it is gone. As he worked on my legs, arms, and feet, John also pointed out any areas I might need to keep an eye on, such as a muscle tightness in one of my legs which may have been caused by sports or prolonged periods of driving.The massage was completed with some more work on my neck and shoulders to make sure the knots were well and truly gone, and a head massage which almost put me to sleep. With plenty of time to relax before I had to leave, I could really see the benefit of the extra time alloted to each client. I left feeling a whole lot lighter and about ten times more serene and relaxed than when I arrived. Ache Busters takes the art of massage to a new level, incorporating different massage techniques and engaging the senses, while tailoring the treatment to the individual’s needs. As Gyongi explained, in her native Hungary, massage is much more commonplace.“Our mission is to reintroduce the magic and power of human touch, which can be missing. Massage should not be a luxury, it should be part of everyday life.”With this in mind, she is running massge workshops to encourage people to use massage at home. The first part of the course takes place on Saturday March 10 from 10am-6pm, with the second module .on Saturday March 17. Ache Busters is located at 20 Crystal Village,Bonavalley, Athlone. Tel (089)4133884,(Gyongyi) 0868255206(John) or visit www.achebusters.ie for further information or to book your appointment.
Extract from article written by Triona ODoherty, Athlone Advertiser, Athlone.
John is a highly experienced and professional masseur. I recently booked in for a series of Lymphatic Drainage massages with John. I can really feel the difference, I feel healthy,happy,and relaxed. I firmly believe regular massages are extremely beneficial not just for relaxation purposes but for overall health and well being. I recommend them to my clients all the time.
Nutritional Consultant and Chef.
Athlone Nutrition Clinic,
2 Garden Vale, Athlone
Sulfur in Broccoli May Hold Key to Healing Genetic DiseasesThe sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases, says Donna Earnest Pravel.
Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, the big free radical scavenger vitamins. However, a brand new clinical study was just released in January 2012 which is getting scientists excited about broccoli - and other cruciferous vegetables - again. Broccoli, and similar vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower may be able to manipulate human genes. The secret ingredient is sulfur.
Reiki healing has been a growing practice for many years now. It is recognized as a great tool that is aimed at personal treatment and growth. Reiki energy is channeled from a spiritual source which never fails to come up with the best results. The healing applies for the spirit, the mind, and the body which has to serve as the guide in an individual's journey called life. Reiki likewise aids in the enhancement of personal talents. Of course, all of these can only materialize if you decide to get attuned to this sacred practice. There exists a sacred covenant that has to be maintained and nurtured for always
Some readers of this blog have assumed that, since I write about Tantra, I must also teach. Because I don't, I've decided to write a post about how to find a Tantra teacher for those readers who've asked me for help. I'll also include some suggestions if you decide that personal instruction is too inconvenient or expensive at the present time.
Many contemporary Tantra teachers were trained by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho) or his disciples.Bodhi Avinasha and Margot Anand are two of the best known of these teachers. Sunyata Saraswati, co-author with Bodhi Avinasha of Jewel In The Lotus (still the best self-teaching book in my opinion), also trained many teachers, as have Charles and Caroline Muir. These are some of the names you will probably come across when evaluating the credentials of prospective teachers.
The single best source for listings of Tantra teachers is the Teachers Directory at Suzie Heumann's website Tantra.com. Teachers are listed both alphabetically and geographically. Tantrika International, founded by Bodhi Avinasha, also has a geographically organized teachers directory, as does Charles and Caroline Muir's Source School of Tantra. My own Tantra teacher since 2001 is John Hawken, a student of Margot Anand, who teaches at Skydancing Tantra UK, and in the Chzeck republic.
When personal Tantra instruction is either inconvenient or too expensive, Al Link and Pala Copeland'sSexual Mastery Course and Kerry and Diane Riley's Ultimate Home Tantra Course are two excellent self-teaching courses. I highly recommend either of these courses for those who can't find a local Tantra teacher, attend a Tantra workshop, or just want to explore Tantra in the privacy of their own home.
If you're interested in finding out more about Tantra, the books, courses, and teachers are there for anyone who wants to learn. You can even use my blog and other websites to get started. The most important thing is to get started, and "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
Some of you may be familiar with the work of Dr. Wilheim Reich, a brilliant protégé of Sigmund Freud and major architect of the Sexual Revolution, whose work is the basis for most mind/body therapies in use today. Most people have forgotten that Reich's theories and practices for enhancing orgasmic potency and sexual freedom were PART of a larger vision for returning humankind to a more natural state. While Reich's theories have not yet been the subject of scientific research, if Reich is correct, those of you who've been working on your own sexual liberation for years now, should be prime candidates for leading the next wave of change. If this is a conversation that interests you, please join me in continuing it here.
Many people have asked me to explain Tantra. OSHO explains it perfectly.
Massage is something that you can start learning but you never finish. It goes on and on, and the experience becomes continuously deeper and deeper, and higher and higher. Massage is one of the most subtle arts – and it is not only a question of expertise. It is more a question of love.
First learn the technique, learn the technique – then forget it. Then just feel, and move by feeling. When you learn deeply, ninety percent of the work is done by love, ten percent by the technique. By just the very touch, a loving touch, something relaxes in the body.
If you love and feel compassion for the other person, and feel the ultimate value of him; if you don’t treat him as if he is a mechanism to be put right, but an energy of tremendous value; if you are grateful that he trusts you and allows you to play with his energy – then by and by you will feel as if you are playing on an organ. The whole body becomes the keys of the organ and you can feel that a harmony is created inside the body. Not only will the person be helped, but you also.
Massage is needed in the world because love has disappeared. Once the very touch of lovers was enough. A mother touched the child, played with his body, and it was massage. The husband played with the body of his woman and it was massage; it was enough, more than enough. It was deep relaxation and part of love.
But that has disappeared from the world. By and by we have forgotten where to touch, how to touch, how deep to touch. In fact touch is one of the most forgotten languages. We have become almost awkward in touching, because the very word has been corrupted by so-called religious peo ple. They have given it a sexual colour.
The word has become sexual and people have become afraid. Everybody is on guard not to be touched unless he allows it. Now in the West the other extreme has come. Touch and massage have become sexual. Now massage is just a cover, a blanket, for sexuality. In fact neither touch nor massage are sexual. They are functions of love. When love falls from its height it becomes sex, and then it becomes ugly.
So be prayerful. When you touch the body of a person be prayerful – as if God Himself is there, and you are just serving Him. Flow with total energy. And whenever you see the body flowing and the energy creating a new pattern of harmony, you will feel a delight that you have never felt before. You will fall into deep meditation.
While massaging, just massage. Don’t think of other things because those are distractions. Be in your fingers and your hands as if your whole being, your whole soul is there. Don’t let it be just a touch of the body. Your whole soul enters into the body of the other, penetrates it, relaxes the deepest complexes. And make it a play. Don’t do it as a job; make it a game and take it as fun. Laugh and let the other laugh too. Soon you will be helping many people..
Source: from Osho's Book “Hammer on the Rock”
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