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 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 [...]

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: #5 – Have Your Medicine Cabinet Stocked Before Illness Strikes

By |2018-12-04T18:08:02+00:00April 8th, 2018|Health, Massage, Natural Health, Wellness|

You have the best chances at nipping illness in the bud if you start taking medicine right at the onset of symptoms. You can help prevent getting sick by boosting up your immune system before or at the time of exposure. But at the latest you want to start attacking it the second your head starts feeling funny, your throat gets scratchy, or you become lethargic and achy. It is NOT wise to wait until after [...]

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.  [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body: #2 Build a Holistic Health Team

By |2018-02-24T16:14:12+00:00November 10th, 2017|Massage, Wellness|

There is no single ONE thing, no magic bullet approach, that will deliver you to everlasting pristine health. Maintaining good health and healing requires an integrative holistic approach AND it takes a team of allies to support us on our journey. Building a holistic health team is the greatest way to ensure graceful aging because no one escapes injury, time, wear-n-tear, disease, or pain. We are all exposed to and harbor viruses. We all encounter trauma. [...]

14 Ways to Love and Protect Your Body #1: Bodywork

By |2018-02-24T17:22:50+00:00September 12th, 2017|Massage, Wellness|

There is no denying that we are bombarded with a plenitude of poor influences on our health every single day. Go to any gas station, corner store, movie theater, or entertainment establishment and you are left with hardly any choice but to offend your body. It benefits us to counterbalance the impact the toxins we are exposed every day has on us.  Especially if you are someone who doesn’t want to take their health for granted. Then finding [...]