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 [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body – #4 Be Your Body’s Advocate

By |2018-04-07T20:32:35+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Having a small grasp on how your body functions and what nourishes us (#3 Understand Basic Human Physiology and Nutrition) is just the beginning of loving and protecting your body. You must also be able to walk into any health care practitioner’s office and make informed decisions. While navigating the healthcare system, you will at times need to ask some serious questions and take the necessary time to research. You may have to defend yourself against the [...]

Phoenix Not Failure

By |2017-10-16T16:42:47+00:00April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 coming together with a group of holistic health-care providers to form a one-stop-shop wellness community. I envisioned a single location where a person could experience high-quality, personalized, alternative care. Not only would a client be able to have a team of people [...]

Afraid of Doing Something Embarrassing During a Massage?

By |2018-01-08T20:30:40+00:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist Have you ever had any fears about doing something embarrassing during a massage? Or feel insecure about the state of your body? If you harbor any of these fears, I invite you to to surrender them. Being that bodyworkers have a body themselves, I assure you, we experience all of these vulnerabilities too. It’s one thing to be concerned, if you have an infectious skin disease, or really don’t enjoy touch, [...]

Ever Had a Massage That Was Too Deep?

By |2018-01-08T20:31:12+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 in conversations, and from clients on my table. People telling me their massage stories (and their medical ones too). During my initial intake with new clients, I ask them on their form, if they have had professional massage before? Whether their experiences [...]

Massage @ Corporate Businesses vs. Private Practices

By |2018-01-08T20:32:58+00:00June 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist I was at a graduation party recently, where I ran into an old client of mine. She hadn’t been in for a session since she had moved across town over a year ago. During our discussion, she admitted that she missed her massages with me, and confessed that she had made the decision to sign up for a yearlong membership at her neighborhood corporate massage franchise – and really regretted it! [...]

38 Reasons Why People Get Massages

By |2018-01-08T20:33:40+00:00May 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 coming together with a group of holistic health-care providers to form a one-stop-shop wellness community. I envisioned a single location where a person could experience high-quality, personalized, alternative care. Not only would a client be able to have a team of people [...]

7 Reasons Why People Don’t Get Massages

By |2018-01-08T20:35:09+00:00May 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 coming together with a group of holistic health-care providers to form a one-stop-shop wellness community. I envisioned a single location where a person could experience high-quality, personalized, alternative care. Not only would a client be able to have a team of people [...]

Why the “No Pain, No Gain” Mindset Does Not Serve You in Bodywork

By |2018-01-08T20:36:30+00:00March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Confessions of a Massage Therapist Every now and then, I come across a certain kind of client, who wants a really deep massage. They want it as deep as I can give it. They tell me, I can’t go to hard enough.   This is rare and is certainly not most people. I work with a wide range of extremes on the tenderness scales. Some clients can hardly stand any pressure; and in that case I do cranio-sacral based [...]

Trusting My Body Over My Doctors Biased Advice

By |2018-01-08T20:39:28+00:00March 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 always the case. I found myself continuously discouraged in my encounters with doctors, starting with the birth of my first child. My questions never felt answered. Or perhaps the answers seemed biased and scripted. My impression was that though doctors have a [...]

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