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Indigenous Rituals

Native Revival
With its wind-swept coastline and world-class fairway, the Pebble Beach resort in Monterey, California, is a natural draw for golfers, celebrities, and others accustomed ...

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Head Case
You never forget your first scalp treatment. Mine took place on a wintry, East Coast day. Months in heated apartments had left me with an itchy head and bone-dry ...

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I tried it: Shaman Healing
By the second day of my vacation at the luxurious Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, I was still experiencing the chronic anxiety and irritability I had gone ...

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Kohdo: Listening to Incense
The World of Jo Malone recently unveiled the Kohdo Wood Collection; two limited edition fragrances created as modern interpretations of Kohdo, the ancient Japanese ...

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Healing from your Center
When we think of the natural rhythms of the human body, the heartbeat and the breath quickly come to mind. But these are not the only regular 'pulses' we share. ...

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Ancient Energy Massage
I didn't have a name for it back then. I just knew it felt good. When the stress of New York City got to be too much, I'd head to the Lower East Side, to Chinatown, ...

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Native Immersion
Around the world, diverse cultures have embraced physical and spiritual cleansing through the practice of sweat lodge ceremonies. In Alberta, outfitters are offering ...

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Global Healing Traditions
Vancouver-based Sherina Jamal draws upon her Indian and East African heritage plus local and global natural ingredients for her Ancient Secrets spa products. "My ...

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The Sacred & Sweaty Hammam
Inside a hot, but not too steamy, hammam room in the Moroccan countryside, three naked Berber women are sitting on the heated stone floor, talking to each other. ...

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Native American Pampering
Not one to tolerate water streaming into my eyes, I first balked at the sight of the Vichy shower hovering over the padded table in the softly-lit treatment room. ...

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Mexico Healing Traditions
The first blast of wet heat shrouded my lungs until I felt like I was suffocating from the thick air. As a Bikram yoga instructor, I spend most of my time in closed ...

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