This page is a collection of thoughts, contemplative music suggestions and other odds and ends. Enjoy!
Kathy enjoys interacting with nature and wild life by feeding 13 wild turkeys twice daily their ration of cracked corn. She has wild turkey tales that surprise the uninitiated!
Paulette is presently working on a Certificate Program at Rhode Island School of Design in Painting and Drawing, having great fun realizing a lifelong dream. One project she is working on, as well, is a welding project of (who would have guessed it) a human form, done at the Steel Yard in Providence.
Great music for massage.
Do you love the music we play while you enjoy your massage? Here are some of Ray's all time "favorite hits".
Roots and Branches by David Lauterstein
A unique recording by a gifted musician, teacher and massage therapist, David Lauterstein, a founder of the Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in Austin, Texas. David improvised on solo guitar in the studio while people were receiving massage. It is particularly effective in allowing people to be consciously "present" during a massage. More clients ask about or comment on this music than any other piece in my experience.
Music for Zen Meditation and Other Joys by Tony Scott
Recorded in 1964 by jazz clarinetist Tony Scott with master Japanese sakuhachi and koto players in an beautiful and unusual (for musicians of classical Japanese music) improvisational recording. I have been listening to this piece and using it in massage for over 30 years and never tire of it. Peaceful and sparse in a good way.
Seascapes by Michael Jones
Beautiful solo piano that is slightly more active. It can be especially good for those with a more active mind or schedule for whom other pieces might feel "too" slow.