Shiatsu School of Tokyo

Feldenkrais:  Body Works and Psychotherapy:  How One Thing May Lead to Another:  by Kathy Vance I was asked to return and to teach a Spring time 2011 series of Feldenkrais workshops for the Shiatsu School of Tokyo.  This prompted me to think of beginnings and where they may lead. I warm to the body work…

Runners’ High

Another mind/body revelation- Researchers have been looking for reasons to explain the high that runners get after strenuous exercise.  Neuroscientists have found that endorphins have a playmate—the endocannabinoid system is also responsible for these feelings of:  “pure happiness, elation, a feeling of unity with one’s self and/or nature, endless peacefulness”, and “inner harmony”.  The endocannabinoid…

Dupuytren’s Contracture

The following is an excerpt from a letter sent from my brother-in-law, Tom, to family members and friends.  It might be interesting for others who have the same problem with their hands.   It was all news to me, and in the case of my brother-in-law, good news indeed: “For the last 5 years I’ve had a…