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The Value of Sharing Feedback

Confessions of a Massage Therapist As massage therapists, our main job is to listen. We must listen to the verbal communication provided by our clients and we must be able to attune to subtle [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body #1: Bodywork

Confessions of a Massage Therapist There is no denying that we are bombarded with a plenitude of poor influences on our health every single day. Go to any gas station, corner store, movie theater, or [...]

From Stuck to Unstuck

Confessions of a Massage Therapist As a professional and an adult, I feel on top of my game most of the time. But can I let you in on a little secret? I’m only [...]

Where Should You Go To Get a Massage?

Confessions of a Massage Therapist If you find yourself asking "where should I go for a massage?" Here is a basic list of options. The question is - what kind of environment do you [...]

Getting Massages – Where to Begin?

Confessions of a Massage Therapist: by Shalene Zarate, LMT, NMT, CST People don't always realize that there are so many important elements to consider before deciding where to get a massage. One would hope [...]

Phoenix Not Failure

Confessions of a Massage Therapist After six years of practicing massage, and two failed attempts before, my dream of creating a wellness center finally manifested. For years, I had entertained the idea of a [...]

Ever Had a Massage That Was Too Deep?

Confessions of a Massage Therapist One of the most recurring negative experiences I hear about from people, about massages they have received in the past, is that of too much pressure. I’ve heard it [...]

38 Reasons Why People Get Massages

Confessions of a Massage Therapist After six years of practicing massage, and two failed attempts before, my dream of creating a wellness center finally manifested. For years, I had entertained the idea of a [...]

7 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Massages

Confessions of a Massage Therapist After six years of practicing massage, and two failed attempts before, my dream of creating a wellness center finally manifested. For years, I had entertained the idea of a [...]

Trusting My Body Over My Doctors Biased Advice

Confessions of a Massage Therapist… I’m not anti-medical establishment. Not quite. I do believe there is a time and place for western medicine. It’s just that - I trust my body more. That wasn’t [...]

How to Have Your Expectations Met During Your Massage Treatments

Confessions of a Massage Therapist: Expectations - Part II  How to Have Your Expectations Met During Your Massage Treatments In part I, we looked at what results you can expect, from receiving massage and bodywork. Let us also consider what each [...]

What to Expect from Bodiwork

Confessions of a Massage Therapist: Expectations - Part I  What to Expect From Bodywork On most occasions, I think we schedule ourselves for bodywork because we want to change the way we feel in our body. [...]

The Head and the Mind-Body Connection

Have you ever explored the anatomy of a human skull? Such as examining a model skeleton, visiting an exhibit at the museum, viewing an anatomy book/poster, or curiously palpating someone’s head. The skull is [...]

Alleviating Headaches Naturally with Bodywork

There is a certainly a time and place for consuming pain-relieving drugs to alleviate headaches quickly and easily. And then there are times when it is wiser to allow for a different, more involved [...]

8 Tips for Maximizing Your Results Of Bodywork

When it is your desire is to the take the utmost care of your body – say for wanting to age gracefully, or achieving great health; than bodywork is a necessity. When utilized as [...]