Karrie Osborn

Aromatherapy and Massage

A Partnership Born of the Senses

Easing the Menopausal Journey

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After months of hot flashes, fatigue, and irritability, oftentimes the last thing a woman in the throes of menopause wants is to be touched. Yet, this is exactly when a woman needs to experience touch, especially massage and bodywork. When she most needs to be nurtured, comforted, and reminded of her beauty and inner spirit, is often when a woman’s body rebels and begins fighting against her.

Liquid Therapy

Pouring Water on Your Routine

In utero, the unborn child lives in a floating state, breathing the nurturing fluid that surrounds him. He tumbles and rolls, all the while being suspended weightlessly and without strain. It’s this “small” biological miracle that protects human life during its most fragile of times.


From Ida Rolf’s Legacy to a New Paradigm for Structural Integration

When Bill Williams was working on a 10-session bodywork protocol with his mentor Ida Rolf in the 1970s, he knew he wanted to take it further than the physiology that was being explored. His training in psychology and his interest in energy afforded him insight into the integration that could happen when body, mind, and spirit met. While Rolf, with whom he was teaching and researching at the time, didn’t want to take the work in that direction, she gave Williams her blessing to seek out his own truths. And so was born Soma Neuromuscular Integration.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Soma Brings Peace of Mind to Families

Drawing 1 — Before any Soma work. This drawing was created by an 8-year-old boy before experiencing any Soma work. He was told to create a picture of himself as he felt in his body at that moment. Through drawing analysis, this picture depicts a desperate-looking person, says Karen Bolesky, co-director of the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration. The black lines indicate internal organs, their presence here often a sign of paranoia. Black is usually a color of grief or pain.

Small Doses: Aromatherapy for Children

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For both parent and practitioner, there’s often no greater frustration than being unable to soothe a child’s pain, especially an infant. A 1-year-old child’s cries tell us so much, and yet so little. Body language is often the biggest clue as to what ails him. And while Tiffany Field, a researcher at Miami’s Touch Research Institute, and others have scientifically proven that massage can provide great comfort to a young child, touch can be an even stronger therapeutic tool when combined with aromatherapy.

Scent’imental Journey

For some, it’s the smell of bedlinens dried on a clothesline. For others, it’s the whispery scent of fresh rain. For me, it’s the delicate fragrance of rose. There’s no scent that evokes emotional memories for me like the sweet petaled rose.

Energy Work for Children

From Colic To Calm

You already know about the power of massage and may even have exposed your children to its gentle ways. Maybe you’ve been educated in infant massage yourself so as to offer touch to your child when it can be most effective — after baths, before bedtime, or when cradling your colicky baby in the middle of the night. Or maybe you take your pre-teen to the spa with you for a day of rejuvenating bodywork. So you know massage has incredible soothing power, but have you ever considered energy medicine for your child?

Touching the Unborn

How Energy Therapy Can Be Applied In Utero

Most mothers will tell you that as a child begins to develop within the womb, he feels the effects of her life decisions. Live a stressful life, and the unborn child is sure to fight back. Indulge in food or drink, and that baby will play havoc with your body throughout the night. Be filled with anger, and feel that baby do belly flops in protest. And just as the unborn can be affected by their mothers’ negative states, they also can be affected by positive energies.