COMPILED BY DARREN BUFORD
Think of the Kids
Have you heard about Tinybop Explorer's Library? This series of games is
designed to help children "develop a foundational understanding of the world.
The goal is fun, interaction-driven play that leads to deep immersion and
understanding." Their first app is titled The Human Body and allows children to
"poke, probe, and examine" circulatory, digestive, muscular, nervous, respiratory,
and skeletal systems. The app is available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store
for $2.99, or visit www.tinybop.com for more information.
of people who
received a massage
in 2012 have given
the gift of bodywork
to a friend, family
member, or colleague
through gift cards
and certificates. So,
what's stopping you?
The only thing better
than receiving blissful
is passing on that
"ahhhh" feeling to
those closest to you.
Statistic courtesy of
by Harstad Strategic
Research, January 2013.
Massagetherapy.com defines qigong as a "Chinese treatment that
combines hands-on and hands-off techniques to balance the flow
of qi (energy) through the body, move and relieve qi blockages, and
improve circulation." This bodywork technique uses breath, gentle
movement, meditation, and visualization to balance qi, or life force.
Among its many benefits—which include increased energy,
more restorative sleep, and more efficient metabolism—qigong has
recently been shown to reduce the anxiety, cravings, and depression
associated with cocaine addiction. Read the full University of
Massachusetts Medical School study here: