BODYWORK FOR NECK AND TMJ PAIN

By |2024-03-11T16:30:38+00:00February 7th, 2024|Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Craniosacral Practitioner, Craniosacral therapy, Head Pain, Headaches, Health, Holistic Health, Massage, Neck Pain, TMJ, TMJ Massage, Uncategorized, Wellness|

Pain in the neck, head, or jaw can be nerve-wracking, making simple activities challenging. Activities like chewing, talking, turning your head, sleeping, concentrating, listening, being vertical without pain, or going out in daylight without sunglasses.  I've met so many people who have confessed to me that they aren't fond of the idea of taking pain meds every day because of the side effects of long-term use. Not feeling certain that a night guard while sleeping [...]

HEALTH IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

By |2023-12-07T16:39:39+00:00December 6th, 2023|Health, Massage, Mind-Body, Natural Health, Wellness|

We are blessed with one body for our entire lifetime. Only ONE. That’s it! Our body is a blessing, to say the least. And, if you think about it, in a physical sense, our bodies are one of the most loyal and dutiful companions we will ever have.By divine design, the human body is built to be simultaneously sensitive and resilient, and capable of incredible healing abilities. We need a sturdy healthy vehicle to do our [...]

WHY I PREFER WORKING WITH SOMEONE MORE THAN ONCE

By |2023-12-06T14:57:15+00:00September 1st, 2023|Health, Massage, Uncategorized, Wellness|

When I first started massage school, I initially thought I’d be entering into the spa industry. However, before I was even finished with my training, I discovered that I had a therapeutic bent in my style. And then during my advanced training, I had to do case studies in my practical work, witnessing and documenting the effects of consecutive bodywork sessions. This provided context for how massage works as a therapy. After starting my private [...]

WHERE SHOULD YOU GO TO GET A MASSAGE?

By |2023-08-09T14:22:50+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, especially when the person has never had a professional massage before. When they don't really know the difference [...]

8 WAYS TO GET THE BEST RESULTS WITH BODYWORK

By |2023-12-06T14:59:12+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 [...]

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU GET A MASSAGE

By |2023-11-07T15:07:50+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 individual, as 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 [...]

THE 2-DAY RULE IN BODYWORK

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 [...]

WHAT IS BODYWORK?

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 [...]

WHY PEOPLE GET BODYWORK

By |2023-09-01T22:08:15+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 |2023-12-06T14:59:54+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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