The latest article, "Team Effort", in my column, The Whole Perspective, in A&U Magazine.
When we approach wellness from a whole perspective, we look not only at the physiological aspect of health, but we endeavor to care for the mind and spirit as well. Meditation, cognitive healing, visual and positive imaging, empowerment coaching and varied forms of therapy and counseling are all considered complementary and alternative options that can nurture the mind, lift the spirit and support mental health. This is an important task when we consider the depression and anxiety that can accompany living with HIV. What precisely do we wish to accomplish by engaging in treatments that focus on the mind and spirit? Certainly, the answer to that question will be personally driven and different for each of us. For me, the one word that often comes to mind, and that I often hear from clients, is “empowerment.” Continue reading...
Rob Zukowski is a New York State LMT, certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and holds a degree in Occupational Studies, with a focus on massage therapy, from the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He has advanced training in sports massage, various relaxation therapies, and training in multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology.
In addition to private practice, his experience includes being a massage therapist, lead therapist and member relationships manager in assorted fitness centers, spas, clinics and holistic healing settings and working in corporate wellness environments. Rob also works as a client services manager at a healing center, authors his own column on the subject of complementary and alternative medicine in a national HIV/AIDS magazine, works in student outreach and lectures on therapeutic massage for various pathologies.