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WHERE SHOULD YOU GO TO GET A MASSAGE?

By |2019-10-24T06:17:53+00:00April 30th, 2019|Massage|

When people are looking to go get a massage with a therapist they have never been to before, they oftentimes default to going to one who is the closest, cheapest or most convenient with their schedule. In some instances, that's your only option. I mean, some massage is better than none. Right? I imagine this is likely to happen when the person has never had a professional massage before. When they don’t really know [...]

WHICH MASSAGE SETTING DO YOU PREFER?

By |2019-10-16T04:01:39+00:00April 30th, 2019|Wellness|

Where is the best place to get a massage? There is certainly a time and place for a certain environment, and thinking about what suits you best and what elements you need to truly relax, will help you make a more informed choice. Below is a list of settings in which you will most likely receive massage. There are more than what I listed, but I picked the Top 5 places where you would [...]

The “No Pain, No Gain” Mindset Won’t Serve You in Bodywork

By |2019-09-07T17:16:25+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Every now and then, I come across a client, who wants a really deep massage during their bodywork treatment. They want it as deep as I can give it. Some tell me, I can’t go hard enough. Let me preface that manual therapist work with a wide spectrum of pain thresholds. Some clients can handle only a very light gentle touch, while other's are on the other extreme and have a much higher tolerance. Often [...]

HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD GET A MASSAGE

By |2019-03-23T13:26:04+00:00March 7th, 2019|Massage|

After their treatments, many clients ask me how often I think they should (ideally) come to receive massage. It really all depends on where this unique individual stands. My answer will vary as there are many factors to consider. Do they have an active injury? Is it in an acute or chronic state? Are they in a healing crisis or do they just need a tune-up? Are they receiving massage to reduce stress, manage symptoms, [...]

THE 2-DAY RULE IN BODYWORK

By |2019-02-11T23:09:55+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Massage|

I often tell my clients to give any type of bodywork treatment, a couple of days to “land.” For 2-3 days after a session, your body will continue to release and repair. As a massage therapist, I don’t like to plant seeds in my client’s mind, that indeed the pain WILL get worse before it gets better. Because most of the time, it doesn’t play out that way. But in some cases, it does, and [...]

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM RECEIVING BODYWORK

By |2019-04-12T00:49:21+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

When we start receiving bodywork and initiate the release of tensions held within our body, that we've probably been building up for quite some time; we  cannot always be certain of what will come up for you. To be felt, both during and after your treatment.  I never could predict what you will find and what will result. It's an adventure.  The ONE thing you CAN be certain of on this journey is CHANGE. A [...]

WHAT IS BODYWORK?

By |2019-02-01T03:51:14+00:00January 5th, 2019|Massage|

Bodywork is body-centered therapies performed by a qualified practitioner to help improve health and well-being. It includes therapies such as massage, acupuncture, chiropractic-osteopathic care, craniosacral therapy, and such.  Bodyworkers are licensed professionals who understand the structure and functions of the human body and can employ therapeutic techniques intended to benefit the receiver. Bodyworkers are trained to access the posture (or feel pulses), formulate treatment plans, and apply their specialized knowledge to address physical symptoms based [...]

WHY PEOPLE GET BODYWORK

By |2019-03-17T21:01:28+00:00January 5th, 2019|Head Pain, Massage, Mind-Body, Neck Pain, Wellness|

People schedule themselves for bodywork because they want to improve the way they feel in their body. They (me included) want to feel better. We want to be less tense, restricted and uncomfortable in our own skin. We want to be able to move about more easily. More times than not, people put themselves in therapy because they had a recent misadventure – a physical injury of some sort or something super stressful. Surgery even. [...]

Spa Vs. Private Practice

By |2018-11-27T22:53:19+00:00September 4th, 2018|Massage|

One day, not too long ago, I was chatting with a relative. While we were talking, she confessed to me that she had made the decision to sign up for a year-long membership at her neighborhood corporate massage franchise – and was regretting it! She had experienced my therapies before, so she was coming to me knowing that I would appreciate this industry feedback. She went on to say her experiences so far had [...]

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