Why I Don’t Like Working with Someone Only Once

By |2023-09-06T15:30:08+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. I took my time, paid attention to details, investigated, and geeked out on anatomy and physiology. During my advanced training, I had to do case studies in my practical work, witnessing and documenting the effects of consecutive bodywork sessions. After starting my private [...]

Why the 1st Massage with a New Client is My Least Favorite

By |2023-08-18T14:51:21+00:00July 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

It's not that I have an aversion to the first session with a new client. I do enjoy getting to know new people. It's just that, of all the bodywork we will do together, it's my least favorite. I'll explain... During the first session, I am getting familiarized with a person's body, tuning in to their nervous systems for the first time, barely beginning to assess the situation. I am learning about their health history, [...]

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

By |2023-08-09T16:45:51+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 preface that manual therapists work with a wide spectrum of pain thresholds. Some clients can only handle a very light, gentle touch. While others are on the other extreme - with a much higher tolerance for pain, often accompanied by a strong desire for a [...]


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 [...]

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

By |2022-09-14T12:29:58+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Having even the slightest understanding of how the human body functions, as we discussed in #3 - Understand Basic Human Physiology and Nutrition) is super helpful in loving and protecting your body.  However, a person must also be able to walk into any health care practitioner’s office or pharmacy (heck, everywhere you go down to the gas station market) and make informed decisions. You will have to protect your body and protect your health. We must [...]

Phoenix Not Failure

By |2019-05-05T05:15:23+00:00April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 supporting them on every level [...]

Alleviating Headaches Naturally with Bodywork

By |2020-03-09T20:48:31+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Head Pain, Headaches, Health, Massage, Natural Health, Neck Pain, TMJ, TMJ Massage, Uncategorized, Wellness|

There is certainly a time and place for consuming pain-relieving drugs to alleviate headaches quickly and easily. And then there are times when the pains calls for a wiser more involved choice. When the pain is demanding you look deeper than the loudest symptoms and when more support is needed. Not just band-aid fixes or chemical blocks to mask pain.  The more chronic tension and stress have been in our body, the more outside intervention we [...]

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