It could be the water running in the ditches, or the flowers blooming on the south sides of the buildings, or the trees starting to bud out, but it definitely feels like spring. More than washing windows and walls, according to many modalities spring is the time to cleanse and detoxify your body as well.
Professionally, my tastes run to western medical model massage therapy – orthopaedic testing, range of motion assessment, etc. Personally, I see value in many modalities, and went on a search this season to see what Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine had to say about spring.
Eating locally and in season is touted by many as vital for adjusting to seasonal changes. In Canada, that brings to mind asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, dandelion greens, and wild spring onions. Ayurvedic philosophy explains why this works. Find out MORE HERE
Traditional Chinese medicine has always fascinated me. TCM’s spring seasonal suggestions include cutting out alcohol, eating a little lighter and gentle exercises such as walking. For those interested in learning more, I was happy to find much information HERE .
I completed a basic acupressure course while in massage therapy school, learning enough to know that I really didn’t know anything about Chinese medicine. I have therefore always referred anyone who was looking for acupressure to the experts, and I was happy to find my three local acupuncturists listed in their professional association directory.
Cleaning or cleansing, getting rid of the cobwebs prepares us for a busy summer ahead. Whether you’re dry body-brushing, juicing, or washing windows, putting a little work in now will make the coming months easier and more enjoyable.
In health, MTSO staff
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