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EMAIL us by midnight on Saturday November 29th for this special offer. We will call you Monday to schedule your 1 hour massage for $85 and you will receive a gift card for another 1 hour massage.
Please Include your name and telephone number where we can reach you at for scheduling.
*Offer does not apply to Raindrop or FEM massages. We will not be able to honor requests for specific massage therapists.
My 8 year old son keeps telling me “no one cares about Thanksgiving.” He’s referring to the Christmas lights and Black Friday ads dominating the airwaves. What he has observed is that giving thanks gets lost in the shuffle of sales, parties and wish lists.
Now is the time to practice gratitude. But, sometimes it is hard to find what we could possibly be thankful for. Finding the “bless in the mess” isn’t easy business.
Instead of getting lost in the frenzy, use this Thanksgiving as a time to start a holiday practice of gratitude. Let this practice take you through the season. Who knows, maybe it will continue past the New Year. Either way, it’s one of the best mindfulness tools you can use to be present and enjoy the season.
Here are some simple steps for giving thanks:
1. Keep a gratitude journal in which you record what you are grateful for each day. Dedicate a few moments at the beginning or end of each day to identify what you are thankful for at that moment. These could be simple things like your favorite cereal or the fresh air or they could be larger such as family and friends, a successful professional year or a new member of the family.
2. Practice lovingkindness meditation when you are feeling over taxed. Managing family during the holidays can be stressful. While thinking of a person you love or even a person you are having difficulty with repeat silently to yourself:
May this person be filled with lovingkindness.
May this person feel safe from harm.
May this person be peaceful and at ease.
May this person be happy.
3. Take care of you. Bring loving kindness and gratitude towards yourself. Pema Chodron offers a beautiful explanation on loving kindness or maitri in this Youtube video.
For more information about mindfulness or managing this holiday season with gratitude check out our our integrative services.
Tantric Dance offers us an authentic experience of our Shakti, or life force, energy. Join Sherry Helmke for an afternoon of Tantric Dance and explore a powerful practice that connects you to the vibration of your authentic pleasure and power — and honors your Shakti, also known as your Kundalini energy, whether she is at rest or in movement.
This women’s dance experience will be Saturday December 20th from 2 – 5 p.m. at Omaha Integrative Care. The cost is $30, or $25 if you attend with a friend. You will be introduced to several keys of the dance that together allow your creative and sexual fire to flow into and through you.
No previous dance or yoga experience is needed.
Sherry has found greater presence, authenticity and pleasure in her life through Tantric Dance. A Reiki Master, she completed Tantric Dance Teacher Training with Kathy Kali, Tantric Dance facilitator, hypnotherapist and founder of Lotus Moon Temple in southern Oregon. www.tantricdance.org.
For information or to register, contact email@example.com or (253) 534-5051.
Your holiday guide to finding your center. As we move into the holiday season we know it can feel overwhelming and down right daunting. Whether you are a caregiver, a busy professional or just wanting to hold on to that giving spirit; the practitioners at OIC want to offer you some tools for getting ready for the holidays. Read more for some suggestions and offerings on finding your center!
And voila! Winter is here. Going from mild fall weather to chilling winds and snow has caught us off guard. I think Mother Nature is reminding us to shift our habits and prepare for the colder months. Here are some tips for winterizing your body, mind and spirit:
- Tired? Get more sleep. According to yoga’s sister science ayurveda, getting enough sleep this time of year is crucial for a healthy balance.
- Move. With that said, it’s important to keep moving. We may not be as inclined toward outdoor activities but yoga is a valuable exercise for moving during the cold months.
- Eat warming foods. It sounds like common sense, so follow your gut. Warm foods like soups and teas help support good gut health. Many spices are also helpful for warding off illness during winter months.
- Get a massage. If you need an excuse to get a massage here it is. Massage is not just a treat, but therapeutic. Massages in the winter can help with circulation and immune functioning as well as those cold and achy muscles and joints. Reiki is a great way to move winter energy.
- Acupuncture for winterizing. Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine is a wonderful way to balance body, mind and spirit during any season. When we move from mild weather to cold it can be especially helpful in preventing winter colds and flus.
- Address SAD. According to OIC’s therapist Rachel Wolfe, SAD can strike anytime during the fall and winter months and usually ends during the spring months. What can you do if you recognize these symptoms in you or someone in your family?Increase your exposure to sunlight by going for a walk or sitting next to windows when possible. Therapy is also very helpful in managing symptoms, like irritability and low energy and motivation. Some people find that taking an antidepressant medication during the fall and winter months is also helpful.
So, get ready! Winter is here. If you’re needing more support connect with our practitioners for massage, acupuncture, counseling, nutritional support and yoga. We’re here to help you find your center this winter.