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A Simple, Daily Breathing Practice

The positive benefits that you receive from a massage can be prolonged with a very simple, daily breathing practice.  The following practice is so easy, yet so powerful.  Bringing together the power of breath, presence, and therapeutic touch can and will induce a state of health and well-being, and restore vital physiological functions.  You may Read More…

A Breath of Fresh Air

Ever notice after a stressful circumstance that the body’s innate response is to take a deep breath?  As soon as it’s over, you might say “Now, I can breathe a sigh of relief”?  Or, perhaps, you meet someone who is uplifting and enjoyable to be around; you might describe that person as “a breath of Read More…

Movement Therapies: Strengthen Your Body and Accentuate Your Healing

  How long did the healing effects of your most recent massage last? A few days? A week? Longer? For many recipients of commonly known forms of massage therapy, unless you receive frequent sessions, or your massage therapist follows you around pointing out when you regress to old compensation patterns, it is likely the healing Read More…

Three Secrets to Getting a Better Massage

I used to be one of those clients.  Yep, me.  The one who didn’t speak up.  It’s only been in recent years that this has changed.  One would think that after many years of practicing massage therapy, I would not have a problem with this.  But I did.  It was this unique, and frankly embarrassing, Read More…

Massage Therapy: The Perfect Career

The list of reasons why massage therapy is a perfect career is long.  To name a few:   You choose your schedule to be flexible or structured You make enough money to be comfortable without working 40 hours a week You can be self-employed or an employee You get to make people feel healthier and Read More…

How to Choose the Right Massage Therapy School for YOU

Congratulations on deciding to become a massage therapist!  You’ve made an excellent choice in careers.  Massage therapy is rewarding, challenging, inspiring, and guaranteed to keep you learning and growing for years to come. The hard part can be choosing a school that fits your personality, the way you learn, the type of learning environment you Read More…

Support Your Body in the Wintertime

If you are one of the many people who have found themselves saying “I’m so over this weather!”, I have a solution for you.  Use one of these massage and bodywork approaches to help you feel your vitality again. Use These to Warm Up If you have joint problems or a previous injury, you have Read More…

Pay Attention to This!

In a recent article in Time Magazine, the Institutes of Medicine estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and an alarming number are on prescription pain killers.  While all of us have something that ails us, what’s curious is how we respond to the pain.  It’s far too common that a suffering individual Read More…