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More Music, Meditation and Me – Carole Chandler

More Music, Meditation and Me
Carole Chandler
reiki master and relaxation massage specialist

So as promised in my previous article, here are a few words about how certain music came to be in my life and why I incorporate some of it to support my work with clients in the therapy room.

Before I launch into the relaxation, meditation specific recordings in my collection, it may be worth mentioning that I have a broad taste in music and I listen to a variety of styles for the fun and sheer enjoyment of it. Naturally, my choice mostly depends on where I am and what I happen to be doing.

I have been known to pass the time hula hooping to the sounds of Lighthouse Family or Madonna, perhaps sewing to Frankie Valli or Rossini’s petite messe solennelle, perhaps cleaning to Bizet’s Carmen or Michael Jackson, or perhaps washing up to Cecilia Bartolli or Luther Vandross. These are just a few examples, however for the purposes of this article I shall devote my attention to my array of sacred, spiritual and meditation music.

The piece of music (a) which inspired my previous article, first came into my awareness at a Friday morning meditation group which I attended regularly for a couple of years in London’s vibrant and exciting Covent Garden. One track was specifically used for the visualisation section of the session and I grew to love it. The lovely lady who was the group organiser, kindly shared the name of the track and the artist with me and I treated myself to the album, only to find that every track is just as glorious.  

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Relaxation massage – a treat or maintenance?

Relaxation massage – a treat or maintenance?
Carole Chandler
reiki master and relaxation massage specialist

Recently, a client paused at the end of her session and while still lying on the massage couch in a state of deep relaxation she said, “I should do this more often”.

That in and of itself is not news, I have heard it before and I am always happy to hear it. I enjoy what I do and I take pleasure from hearing that people enjoy receiving what I have to offer.

If that was all that was said, then there would be no discussion to be had, however this particular client continued with, “but I feel guilty”.

How sad is that? To feel guilty for doing something that feels good to her, for doing something that is of benefit to her, for doing something that she enjoys. 

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Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.

Is winter getting you down?  By the time February rolls around, this long, grey winter can seem never-ending.  The winter blues can get even the chirpiest of spirits down from time to time, and these dark winter days can gradually take their toll on our mood and energy levels. 

Hang in there, spring is just around the corner!  But until then, here are a few tips to keep you going strong through the last of the season: Continue reading ‘Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.’ »