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Unique Talents for Your Health

Neck Back & Beyond Healing Arts is excited to have the unique talents of Nathalie Depastas, MS, MMQG, LMT, Lic.AC on their wellness team. Depastas is a licensed acupuncturist, shiatsu, massage therapist and medical qigong practitioner with more than 30 years of experience. Qigong is a mind-body practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating postures, movement, breathing ... Read More »

Resolve Neck and Back Pain with Rolfing Structural Integration

The human body was not designed to be hunched for hours in the same position, whether at a computer at work or watching TV at home. This static position develops poor posture that can cause as much trouble as repetitive motions that strain muscles. When we sit for long periods, the resulting shape gets locked in the body’s fascia, the ... Read More »

Why Massage Therapy is One of the Fastest Growing Professions

Massage therapy, as a profession, is growing three times faster than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In part, this is due to the peer-reviewed journals and healthcare professionals that are discovering the amazing medical benefits of therapeutic massage. Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), noted as one of the top schools in the country, is now ... Read More »

A Taste of Tai Chi

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST We are sorry to say that this event on October 8  has been postponed because of the impending rain. Please check back next week for a NEW DATE! Join your neighbors and friends for a free class (or two) in Tai Chi with well-known local teacher, Joanne Chang, at Fairview Park, in Silver Spring. The ... Read More »

Workplace Wellness as a Career

Workplace wellness is a growing area of health promotion that fosters healthy behavior change within the workplace. Maryland University of Integrative Health is hosting a free, online webinar, Workplace Wellness: Developing a Culture of Health, from 7 to 8 p.m. on October 17. All who are interested in learning more about working as a health promotion specialist in the workplace ... Read More »

The Future of Personalized Health Care Has Arrived

There is an exciting shift in medicine toward individualized health care. More people than ever before are taking a proactive interest in their health because they want to have the energy to do everything they want in life. Dr. Anne Berkeley will be opening her new practice to address this demand for individualized health care this month at 915 I ... Read More »

Learn Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage (Nuad Pan Boran) is an ancient form of therapeutic healing. Born in the temples of Thailand, it has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and combines acupressure, energy/meridian balancing, stretching and gentle yoga asanas (postures) in order to align the energies of the body for optimal health and wellness. Training to learn this ancient healing art ... Read More »

Join the Posture Workshop in Ivy City

Reggie Meneses will hold a posture workshop from 12 to 4 p.m. on October 8, at Bikram Yoga Ivy City. In this workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of the bikram yoga series, including body mechanics, the benefits of each posture as well as discuss the mind-body-breath connection of yoga practice that helps improve our quality of living. Meneses is ... Read More »

Dance and Become Part of the Climate Solution for Montgomery County

All are invited to 350MoCo’s fall kickoff fundraiser, DANCE2DIVEST starting at 8 p.m. on October 15, in Silver Spring. Admission includes appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks, awesome music and, of course, dancing. 350MoCo ‘s goal is clear and simple: get Montgomery County’s public pension dollars out of fossil fuel companies that continue to work against action needed to stop ... Read More »

Harried Washingtonians Now Have a Place to Power Nap

Type A White House staffers and lobbyists now have a new place to drop-in for a power nap or to meditate just steps away from the White House, called recharj. The DC studio will offer a variety of meditation traditions in class format for all levels, as well as 20-minute power nap sessions. In addition to classes, recharj will offer ... Read More »