Welcome to the Big Tree Blog

5 Elements of Self-care

By Cindy Black / December 14, 2017 /

Self-care redefined The 5 Elements of Chinese medicine express themselves in our body-mind-emotion-spirit. Imbalances within ourselves are eased by taking a little time to care for ourselves. Using the wisdom of the 5 Elements, we have access to innovative possibilities for self-care. Below is a short list to get you started: Earth -Nourishing, giving and receiving…

Read More
Self-care is worth the effort.

Self-care for the over-extended

By Cindy Black / June 30, 2016 /

Too busy to care for yourself? Many years ago, I had no self-care practice. I knew that I was not caring for myself. I knew the things that would support my health. I knew that I was not doing them because of my responsibilities to family, friends, and career got in the way. I kept wondering if…

Read More

Recover from burnout

By Cindy Black / April 14, 2016 /

Self-cultivation is a cure for burnout Are you great at giving advice to others but not so great at putting this wisdom into action for yourself? You might find that over time, a lack of consistent self-care can lead to “professional burnout.” I have experienced this myself and it’s not fun! Here is an excerpt from…

Read More

Thumb and wrist pain from over use in massage and acupressure

By Cindy Black / July 17, 2014 /

I received this email asking for help with a common issue for massage therapists and acupressure practitioners.   Hi there,  I’m Alex and I’ve been a massage therapist for 13 yrs now, and my question is this – 
I tend to use my thumbs a lot for pressure it’s a bad habit I know, I…

Read More