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By |2019-12-08T20:37:14+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. 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 the difference between [...]

8 Ways to Get the Best Results with Bodywork

By |2020-11-09T22:55:05+00:00April 30th, 2019|Massage|

Whether your goal for receiving bodywork is to reduce stress, release tension, alleviate pain, restore balance, or you are rehabilitating an injury - - there is so much you can do to MAXIMIZE your experience. Here are 8 TIPS to LEVEL UP YOUR BODYWORK (massage, acupuncture, chiro, yoga, or other body-centered therapies). 1. Staying well hydrated. Benefits of hydration while participating in bodywork include: Tension melts more readily, with less resistance Minimized tenderness, making [...]


By |2019-12-08T23:31:40+00:00April 30th, 2019|Wellness|

Where is the best place to get a massage? There is certainly a time and place for a specific kind of environment/experience. Thinking about what suits you best and what elements you need to towards your goals 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 [...]

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

By |2020-02-27T19:22:11+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Every now and then, a new client will come in and request a really deep massage for their session.  Some of them tell me, I can’t go hard enough. Let me first preface that manual therapists work with a wide spectrum of pain thresholds. Some clients can handle only a very light, gentle touch. While others are on the other extreme, with a much higher tolerance for pain, often accompanied with a strong desire for a [...]


By |2019-12-08T21:48:09+00:00March 7th, 2019|Massage|

After their treatments, many clients ask me how often I think they should come to receive massage (ideally). My answer will vary for each individua, las there are many factors to consider. It really all depends on where this unique individual stands at this moment in time. 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 [...]


By |2019-11-20T17:53:10+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 [...]


By |2020-08-06T03:50:53+00:00February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

What most people who receive bodywork are wanting to achieve is therapeutic beneficial change. What they expect in exchange for their resources and time invested is to feel less stress, less tense, more relaxed and have less pain. With the primary intention being to feel noticeably better (to heal); how they achieve it might look different for each person. The aim remains the same. So what really can one expect from the therapies they participate [...]


By |2019-12-08T20:11:58+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 [...]


By |2019-12-08T20:38:43+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 trauma of some sort or something super stressful. Surgery even. Oftentimes, they [...]

Spa Vs. Private Practice

By |2019-11-26T16:06:56+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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