Shifting from the Head to the Heart with Compassionate Touch

Compassionate touch is a way to show I care when I cannot find the words. That can be especially true when massaging family members. Sometimes it might be massaging someone I’m angry with or who is frustrated with me, or with whom I feel blocked in knowing what to say in difficult or tender moments. […]

The Gift of Compassionate Touch

What makes giving massage that missing link on the spiritual path? How does compassionate touch help bring us closer to God, spirit, one another, or however else you identify with Love? The answer—as I see it—lies in the fact that we are already experts in touch and we have a relationship with that sense as […]

The Power of Giving Compassionate Touch

When I was 33 years old, I got dumped after a five-year relationship where we were engaged to be married. I was blindsided by it. It hurt about as badly as anything else I had experienced up till then, except for the day my dad died. Read more…

The Greatest Yoga Secret is Not From India

It is almost as though we are one source focused toward the same goal—releasing deep, inner tension—as we work to the rhythm of our own loving-kindness. Read more…

I’m Shai Plonski and This is My Dharma

Shai Plonski was born and raised in Montreal Canada. He’s the author of Compassionate Touch, the #1 bestselling book on Amazon in three categories, Massage, Spiritual Health, and Self-Help. Shai has taught Thai Massage to more than 3300 people on three continents for the past 15 years, first as the dean of the Lotus Palm […]