Soother of the month

Biofeedback

April 6, 2017

Often referred to as “Zen technology,” the practice of consciously controlling one’s heart rate, oxygen intake and body temperature as a technique to soothe anxiety has been around for thousands of years. Now known as biofeedback (it received this name in the 1960s), its roots are in the eastern techniques of yoga and meditation whose […]

Lavender

March 2, 2017

Indigenous to Russia, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula, the lavender flower has long been used medicinally—most often either as a dried herb or as an essential oil. Aside from its signature soothing aroma, lavender has other qualities that make it ideal for treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, joint pain and migraines...

Music

February 2, 2017

From the time human beings learned to make music, they understood its power to soothe and heal. For example, African cultures have used drumming in healing ceremonies, South American Shamans and Native American tribes have used chanting in the same way, and Egyptians have used music to increase fertility. Around the world, music therapy has […]

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