Lymphatic Drainage Therapy: When Hiring a Housekeeping Manager Really Pays Off

By |2018-08-04T14:40:31+00:00July 30th, 2018|Adults, Health, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Massage, Mind-Body, Natural Health, Pregnancy, Seniors, Uncategorized|

Some of the most relaxing and profound bodywork I’ve experienced is Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT).  When I first entered the intro class, I went into it skeptical, but I left it with a very different take. After receiving several sessions in class, I felt lighter, refreshed and definitely curious to know more.   For those of you who may not be anatomy enthusiasts, or are otherwise unfamiliar with the lymphatic system, allow me to give you [...]

A Deeper Look at the Mind-Body Connection to Our Head and Upper Chakras

By |2018-08-04T15:26:25+00:00June 30th, 2018|Chakras, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Head Pain, Headaches, Health, Massage, Mind-Body, Neck Pain, TMJ, TMJ Massage, Wellness|

Have you ever curiously explored the anatomy of a human skull? Such as examining an anatomy model skull, pouring over an anatomy book, or going as far as curiously palpating another person’s head. I suppose, given my particular line of work, it goes without saying that I have an affinity for heads. It isn’t just the amazing design that fascinates me, it’s also the psycho-somatic (the body-mind) relationship and the energetic aspects of the head, that peak [...]

A Larger Perspective of Whats Involved in Bodywork

By |2018-05-23T04:34:49+00:00May 5th, 2018|Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Health, Massage, Natural Health, Wellness|

Do you ever think about where your food comes from - what all went into growing it, or preparing it, and how it got to your plate? Let's take organic strawberries. A person or group owns and maintains a plot of land. Tending a healthy field is no small operation. They nourish and protect its soil (from contaminants, weather damage, and pests). Someone plants the seeds and helps make sure they are watered the right amount. [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #5 – Have Your Medicine Cabinet Prepared

By |2018-04-22T15:14:01+00:00April 8th, 2018|Health, Massage, Natural Health, Wellness|

“By failing to plan, you are planning to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin Wouldn’t you agree that having everything you need to mend a new injury immediately after the traumatic event occurs, will lead to a better outcome? Or that having medicine on hand will help you avoid getting the worst of the symptoms. It’s not the wisest of choices to wait until you are sick or injured to go the store to pick up your basic healing [...]

Massage and Cranio-Sacral Therapy Can Help Alleviate Headache and Neck Pain Naturally

By |2018-08-04T16:09:05+00:00March 4th, 2018|Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Health, Massage, Neck Pain, TMJ, TMJ Massage, Wellness|

It is no wonder that pain in the head, neck, and jaw can be so nerve-wracking. The pain doesn't have far to travel to inform the brain. It impinges on our ability to think clearly and otherwise feel like ourselves.  Without proper function, everyday activities like eating, sleeping, talking, yawning, sitting peacefully, listening, or seeing without sunglasses - become challenging. Are you finished with having tension headaches and stress zapping the joy from your body and interfering with [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #3 – Understand Basic Human Physiology & Nutrition

By |2018-01-18T23:46:45+00:00December 12th, 2017|Health, Massage, Wellness|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist In an ideal world,  we would all carry knowledge about how to care for our body. Healthfulness would be emphasized more comprehensively during our formative years. We would learn human physiology (how the body functions) and nutrition to the same degree we do math and reading. This knowledge would be passed along to us from our tribe - our parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, and caretakers. It would be a cultural thing.  [...]

A Brave Woman’s Choice to Get Off Opioids for a More Holistic Approach in Healing

By |2017-12-23T17:45:12+00:00November 20th, 2017|Health, Massage, Wellness|

 Almost three years ago, a client was referred to me by an acupuncturist who knew that I specialized in neck and jaw work. When Megg first started coming to me, she experienced weekly migraines, that would sometimes knock her horizontal for days…blinds down, all noise silenced, blankets over-head. She hadn’t experienced life without headaches for almost a decade. She also hadn't been able to open her jaw more than a finger width wide before it got [...]